BEAUVOIR FREE “American Trash” – Studio Album Releasing First Week Of June, Via Frontiers Music Srl

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Frontiers Music Srl:

BEAUVOIR FREE recreate the magic of Crown of Thorns debut on AMERICAN TRASH – out on Frontiers in June.

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of AMERICAN TRASH, the hotly anticipated new album featuring Rock & Roll veterans Jean BEAUVOIR and Micki FREE, on June 3rd in Europe and June 7th in North America.

Best known as the driving force behind the legendary Crown of Thorns self-titled debut album in 1994, Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free’s collective credits read like a “who’s-who” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a list of collaborations that includes the likes of the Ramones, KISS, Debbie Harry, Pretenders, John Waite, Lionel Richie, *NSYNC, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Bill Wyman, Carlos Santana and Prince to name but a few.

The duo both coincidentally moved back to LA in 2003 and re-connected. They discussed joining forces again for a new project and after a few shows in Europe in 2013, a deal with Frontiers was inked for a brand new album to be recorded in 2014.

The result is American Trash, an album that shaped up as “the continuation of the BEAUVOIR FREE sound as the writing team for the Crown of Thorns debut,” explains Jean Beauvoir. “When we write together there really is this magic. We know we want killer guitar riffs and major melodic chorus… and this is what turns out in our songs, in Beauvoir Free style.”

All the new songs came out like “rocking-babies” in the BEAUVOIR FREE fold. “…And all represent the sound only Jean and I create together. The “inimitable” sound of BEAUVOIR FREE,” tells Micki Free. Joining forces once again, Jean and Micki can truly unleash the magic that they can only create when they write together, of that there is no doubt!

“We both feel this CD is some of the best work we have done, right up their next to the Crown of Thorns debut” concludes Jean. “We want to get out on the road and bring it to the fans. We receive a lot of enquires of when are you guys coming back out on tour and people telling us they can’t wait to hear the new material. Frankly we can’t wait for our fans to hear American Trash as well!”

Enjoy an EPK trailer of the album below:


Jean Beauvoir – Lead Vocals and Background Vocals, Bass, Rhythm Guitars, Drums, Keyboards and Orchestration

Micki Free – Lead Guitars, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars

Produced by Jean Beauvoir

Web links:

The American Trash track list includes: Angels Cry; Morning After; American Trash; Whiplash; Just Breathe; Shotgun To The Heart; Never Give Up; Cold Dark December; It’s Never Too Late; She’s A K.O.; There’s No Starting Over.


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On This Day In METAL History – April 15th… The Tax Day Edition!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Poison - Your Mama Dont Dance - promo single cover pic - 1988 - #14PMO1

On April 15th, 1989Poison reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover song: Your Mama Don’t Dance. This song is featured on Poison’s second studio album from 1988: Open Up and Say… Ahh!.This song was originally written by Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, while being featured on their self-titled album from 1972: Loggins And Messina.

Veil Of Maya - Matriarch - promo album cover pic - 2015

On April 15th, 2015Veil Of Maya’s forthcoming studio album, Matriarch, is ranked at #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album will be released on May 12th, 2015.

Korn - Greatest Hits Volume 1 - #3300983KMO

On April 15th, 2015KORN’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is ranked at #6, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This 19 song KORN compilation was originally released back in Autumn of 2004.

The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun - promo single cover sleeve - 1964 - TAMO

On April 15th, 2015The Animals cover version of House Of The Rising Sun is ranked at #18, on the iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs Chart. The Animals originally released their version of this song back in 1964. This iconic version from The Animals eventually reached #1 in the United States and several other countries. Whoa!






BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH – Entering The Studio To Record New Album

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, metal bands with tags , , , on April 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo courtesy of Ides Bergen

Los Angeles Stoner Metal band BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH will be entering the studio May 8th with legendary producer Billy Anderson to record the follow-up to acclaimed 2012 release Defender, RedeemistThe as-yet untitled album is tentatively scheduled for a Summer 2015 release

The new album will mark the debut of vocalist Jordan Nalley who took the reigns following the tragic 2013 death of Kevin McDade in a car accident. The album will also be the first for new bassist Jason “Cas” Casanova (SASQUATCH).

The band has posted a video of its March 18th performance at Los Globos in L.A. Check it out at this location.


Source: ClawHammer PR






On This Day In METAL History – IRON MAIDEN Edition!

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, metal music with tags , , , , on April 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On April 14th, 1980 – The great IRON MAIDEN performed at The Ruskin Arms in London. The IRON MAIDEN lineup was Paul Di’Anno (vocals), Clive Burr (drums), Steve Harris (bass), Dave Murray (guitars), and Dennis Stratton (guitars).

Iron Maiden - debut album - promo cover pic - large!

On this day in 1980 – The debut and self-titled studio album from IRON MAIDEN was released. These titans of NWOBHM never looked back and the rest is absolute and incredible Metal history! Whoa! I’ll always love the vocals of Paul Di’Anno. Remember Tomorrow is my favorite song on this iconic album, regardless it not being the heaviest track.

Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier World Tour - promo flyer - 2011 - #3366IMMO11

On April 14th, 2011IRON MAIDEN performed at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, USA. This was one of numerous dates on IRON MAIDEN’s The Final Frontier World Tour.

Iron Maiden - "Live After Death" large album pic!!

On this day in 2015 – IRON MAIDEN’s double live album, Live After Death, is ranked at #33 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This amazing live album was originally released back in 1985.

Iron Maiden "From Fear To Eternity" large promo album pic!

On April 14th, 2015 – From Fear to Eternity: The Best of 1990 – 2010 is ranked at #35, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This IRON MAIDEN compilation spans from the No Prayer For The Dying (1990) to The Final Frontier (2010) studio albums.

IRON MAIDEN - Brave New World - promo album cover pic - 2000 - #33303IMMO

On this day in 2015Brave New World is ranked at #37, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The twelfth studio album from IRON MAIDEN, Brave New World was released back in 2000.







CRYPTIC HYMN – “Revel In Disgust” (Single) – A Metal Odyssey Review

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


Newly formed Blackened Death Metal troupe, CRYPTIC HYMN, have released their debut single, Revel In Disgust, this past January and you can listen to it below… plus it is available as a name your price download! CRYPTIC HYMN are also to release a debut album sometime in 2015; therefore this debut single is their sonic launching pad to Metal fans everywhere.

Founded back in 2014, CRYPTIC HYMN originate from Paducah, Kentucky and do deliver a quality aural Metal assault with Revel In Disgust. Featuring ex-Voyage of Slaves members Dave Palenske, Jon Grace, and Nathaniel Vowell as well as Josh Mumford of Anagnorisis, this Metal band exhibits their well executed talent and chemistry on their debut song; like seasoned Metal veterans ready to seek, conquer and destroy all the non-believers that stray into their Metal path.

Brutality is what your eardrums are to expect from this Blackened Death Metal song; with welcomed shades of Thrash for good Metal measure. I really dig this song Revel In Disgust and I cannot wait to hear the finished debut album from CRYPTIC HYMN. Click below and support CRYPTIC HYMN while your brain absorbs their intense brand of Metal! Metal be thy name. – Stone

Cryptic Hymn - promo band pic - #2015CHMO1


* For more info on CRYPTIC HYMN:

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Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Dustin Rabin

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2015 – On the eve of their sold out North American tour, Faith No More is sharing a remix of the single “Superhero,” crafted by Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke:

The music arrives as the band announces two additional UK dates: June 14 at O2 Academy (Glasgow) and June 17 at The Roundhouse (London). Faith No More plays the Download Festival on June 13.

Sol Invictus physical pre-order bundles, including limited edition vinyl, are available now via in North America and in Europe. Digital pre-orders, featuring instant downloads of “Motherf***er” and “Superhero” available here:

Faith No More tour dates:
April 15 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum #
April 16 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater #
April 17 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium #
April 19 San Francisco, CA Warfield ##
April 20 San Francisco, CA Warfield ###
April 22 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern *
April 23 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern **
April 24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern * * *
April 25 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall +
May 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore +
May 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts +
May 11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre +
May 13 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 14 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory +
May 29 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Revier
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 10 Bratislava, Slovakia Aegon Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 17 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

July 26 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
July 27 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom

July 28 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park ++
July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater ++
August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts ++
August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion ++
August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
August 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden ++
August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum ++
August 7 – 9 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

Sept. 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio

North American support:
# – Christeene
## – La Plebe
### – Frightwig
* HO99O9
** – The Urinals
*** – Flatbush
+ – Le Butcherettes
++ – Refused


* Souce: Speakeasy PR & Marketing




On This Day In METAL History – April 13th… A Brief PANTERA Edition

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, metal bands with tags , , , , on April 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Pantera - Classic Band Logo - #1991DDABV1FMO1

On April 13th, 1991 – The mighty PANTERA performed at The Ritz in Roseville, Michigan, USA.

Pantera - The Best Of - Promo Album Cover pic - #333777PDDMO04

On April 13th, 2015 – The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboy’s Vulgar Hits! is ranked at #17 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Honestly, if you do not own any PANTERA CDs, start off with this gem; it will get you hooked into buying everything else in their discography. Plus, this release also contains a DVD with a dozen of PANTERA’s music video’s. Freaking amazing stuff it is.

Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power - Promo Cover Pic!

2015PANTERA’s sixth studio album, Vulgar Display Of Power, is ranked at #50 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yes, this album features the timeless Metal songs: Walk, Hollow and Fucking Hostile. This incredible album was released back in February of 1992. This PANTERA album is such an essential album to own that it’s beyond mandatory. Really.








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