DEEP IN HATE Added To Hellfest 2015

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Kaotoxin Records recording artists DEEP IN HATE have been added to the bill at HellFest 2015, the famed French festival’s 10th anniversary. The second Kaotoxin band to play Hellfest (after AD PATRES in 2011), DEEP IN HATE will share the stage with Ace Frehley, Airbourne, Alice Cooper, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Billy Idol, Biohazard, Bloodbath, Body Count, Cannibal Corpse, Children Of Bodom, Cradle Of Filth, Dead Kennedys, DRI, Envy, Exploited, Faith No More, Five Finger Death Punch, In Extremo, In Flames, Judas Priest, Killing Joke, Korn, Lamb Of God, Limp Bizkit, Madball, Marilyn Manson, Mayhem, Meshuggah, Motörhead, Nightwish, No FX, Red Fang, Rise Against, Satyricon, Scorpions, Slash, Slipknot, St Vitus, Terror, Triptykon, Wampas, Wovenhand, ZZ Top and SO many more!

Deep In Hate - Chronicles Of Oblivion - promo cover pic - 2014 - #1122

Called a “bloody good album” by, DEEP IN HATE’s Chronicles of Oblivion is out now and available in digital and limited-edition digisleeve CD formats.


CD and merch:


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on DEEP IN HATE:

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On This Day In METAL History – November 19th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize - promo single cover - #80KDFBCC

On November 19th, 1983Quiet Riot hits #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, with their hit cover version of Cum On Feel the Noise. This song was originally released in 1973 by the legendary Slade and their version hit #1 in the United Kingdom. This song is featured on Quiet Riot’s third studio album from 1983: Metal Health. This multi-platinum selling album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and is regarded as the first Heavy Metal album to reach #1 on the Billboard Chart.

Cinderella - Dont Know What You Got (Till Its Gone) - promo single cover sleeve - 7 inch

On this day in 1988Cinderella hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, with their hit Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone). This song is featured on Cinderella’s second studio album from 1986: Long Cold Winter.

Vixen - limited edition - cut to shape - picture disc - edge of a broken heart - promo pic

On November 19th, 1988Vixen hits #26 on the Billboard Hot 100, with their hit Edge of a Broken Heart. This song is featured on Vixen’s 1988 self-titled debut album. This cool song was written by Richard Marx and Fee Waybill.

Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine - promo cover pic - #8800BJ

On this day in 1988Bon Jovi hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their hit Bad Medicine. This song is featured on Bon Jovi’s fourth studio album, 1988′s New Jersey.

Nirvana - MTV unplugged in New York - promo cover pic - #1994DGN

On November 19th, 1994Nirvana entered the Billboard 200 Albums Chart at #1 with MTV Unplugged In New York. This album went on to sell five million copies in the United States, alone.

Motley Crue - band promo pic - band logo - 2014 - #771984

On this day in 1998Mötley Crüe opened their retail store S’crue in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue. Vocalist Vince Neil helped open the front door during the grand-opening, making three huge cuts with a chainsaw. The store would eventually close two months later.

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Matt Sorum - Modern Drummer - cover feature - February 2005 - #001MS

Matt Sorum - Fierce Joy - Statosphere - solo album promo flyer - 2014 - #33MSBB


Born on November 19th, 1960, in California was Matt Sorum. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Matt! Man, whoa! Matt Sorum is a world-class drummer and famously known as drumming and/or recording for such prominent acts: Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult, Slash’s Snakepit and Johnny Crash among others.

Matt’s current projects are Kings Of Chaos and Fierce Joy. Kings Of Chaos are a touring all-star band of rotating musicians, playing cover songs and songs from their respective bands. Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy – Stratosphere was released on March 11th, 2014, in the United States, to widespread critical acclaim.

Above photo top: Modern Drummer cover feature, (USA), February 2005 issue. Above photo bottom: Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy – Stratosphere promo album flyer.


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PRONG – Begins Australia Tour On November 19th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Prong - Ruining Lives In Australia - 2014 Tour promo flyer - November

The legendary Tommy Victor will be leading his band PRONG, through a 4 date tour of Australia: Ruining Lives In Australia Tour 2014. Beginning on November 19th in Sydney at the Metro Theatre and culminating on November 22nd at The Basement, in the capital city of Canberra, as headliners for Metal Fiesta #6, PRONG will be supporting their new and very addicting studio album: Ruining Lives.

Prong - Tommy Victor - Ruining Lives - promo cover pic - 2014 - #77TV

PRONG Ruining Lives was released on May 13th, 2014 in the U.S., via Steamhammer / SPV.



Tommy Victor – Vocals & Guitars

Jason Christopher – Bass, Backing Vocals

Art Cruz – Drums


* For more info on PRONG:

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On This Day In METAL History – November 18th – It’s A Rockin’ Birthday Bash For Herman Rarebell, Rudy Sarzo And Kirk Hammett!

Posted in Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, rock music news, music news with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Herman Rarebell & Friends - Hermans Scorpions Songs - promo cover pic - 2014



On November 18th, 1949, Herman Rarebell was born. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Herman! Whoa, yeah! Herman “Ze German” Rarebell is a world-class drummer and most famously known as the drummer for the legendary Scorpions. From 1977 to 1996, Herman recorded, toured, wrote and co-wrote songs for the Scorpions, helping the band to achieve dozens of Gold and Platinum records, along with wide-spread sold-out shows in both arenas and stadiums.

Herman Rarebell has remained active in the music scene, since his departure from the Scorpions. His newest album, Herman Rarebell & Friends – Herman’s Scorpions Songs, will be released in the U.S. on this coming December 16th. This new album from Herman features vocalists: Tony Martin, Don Dokken, Doogie White, Bobby Kimball and more! Herman has also written an autobiography: And Speaking Of Scorpions….

Rudy Sarzo - US Rockstar - magazine - promo cover pic - December 2013

Quiet Riot - circa 1983 - publicity band card - #1984KD

QUIET RIOT – Classic lineup (circa 1983) L to R: Rudy Sarzo, Frankie Banali, Kevin DuBrow and Carlos Cavazo.


On November 18th, 1950, Rudy Sarzo was born in Havana, Cuba. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Rudy! Whoa! Rudy Sarzo is famously known as the former bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot and Whitesnake. Rudy Sarzo has also played bass and/or recorded for the legendary DIO, WhiteSnakeYngwie MalmsteenBlue Öyster Cult, Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche and Animetal USA. If you follow Rudy Sarzo on Twitter, you will be easily convinced he is a champion of animals and their well-being.

Above top photo: Rudy Sarzo cover feature for U.S. Rockstar Magazine (December 2013).

Kirk Hammett - Terrorizer - cover feature - promo pic - #2014KHMH


On November 18th, 1962, Kirk Hammett was born in California. Happy Metal Birthday, Kirk! Hell, yeah! Kirk Hammett is famously known as the lead guitarist for the super-legendary Metallica. Besides being a classic member of (probably) the greatest Metal band that ever existed, Kirk also was a founding member of the ravenous Exodus.

In short, Kirk Hammett is a pioneer and legend of Thrash Metal and helped give The Bay Area its real fame. Kirk is also a very successful entrepreneur, putting his name and creativity on items from guitar straps to horror collectables. Besides being recognized as one of music history’s greatest guitarists, Kirk Hammett along with his Metallica bandmates, were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for the class of 2009.


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On This Day In METAL History – November 17th…

Posted in Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, rock music news, music news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Who - classic band logo - British Flag - #1967 - PTKM66

On November 17th, 1967The Who began their second tour of North America at the Shawnee Mission South, high school, in Overland Park, Kansas. The Who were on tour opening for The Buckinghams. Are you ready for this… the ticket admission was: $2 (U.S. funds). Whoa!

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery - promo cover pic - #1979JL

On this day in 1979The Electric Light Orchestra, aka, ELO reaches #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, with Shine a Little Love. ELO’s Bev Bevan later went on to tour as drummer for Black Sabbath, on their Born Again ’83-’84 World Tour.

Dark Angle - Darkness Descends - promo cover pic - #1985GH

On November 17th, 1986 – The second studio album from Dark Angel was released: Darkness Descends. This marked the first Dark Angel album to feature Gene Hoglan on drums. This album was also the last to feature vocalist Don Doty.

ZZ Top - Recycler - promo album cover pic - 1990 - #10BG

On this day in 1990ZZ Top peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with their tenth studio album Recycler. This was their fifth top ten album in the United States. Recycler became certified Platinum in the United States by the RIAA.

Slayer - Exodus - Suicidal Tendencies - November 2014 - promo tour flyer - #66711

On November 17th, 2014Slayer, with Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies perform at the Bricktown Event Center, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Metal be thy name!


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AC/DC “ROCK OR BUST” – Releasing December 3rd; Title Track Streaming Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

AC/DCRock Or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album from Australia’s legendary band, will be released on December 3rd, 2014, via Columbia Records. It will be the band’s fifteenth internationally released studio album and the seventeenth to be released in Australia. This is the first studio album of new AC/DC magic, since the multi-platinum Black Ice, which was released back in 2008.

AC:DC - publicity band photo - October 16 - 2014 - #1006

Rock Or Bust was recorded in the Spring of 2014, at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and has AC/DC once again teaming up with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser. Founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young did not play on Rock Or Bust, due to his heartbreaking struggle with dementia. The nephew of brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Stevie Young, played rhythm guitar on the new album.

Crank UP The Volume For Rock Or Bust!

ROCK OR BUST – Track Listing:

  1. Rock or Bust
  2. Play Ball
  3. Rock The Blues Away
  4. Miss Adventure
  5. Dogs of War
  6. Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
  7. Hard Times
  8. Baptism By Fire
  9. Rock the House
  10. Sweet Candy
  11. Emission Control


Pre-order “Rock Or Bust” digitally and get downloads of “Rock Or Bust” and “Play Ball” instantly:


AC/DC on Rock Or Bust:

Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Stevie Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums, percussion


* For more info on AC/DC:

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Top Trumps – “Rock Gods” Themed Card Game Releases On December 8th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Planet Rock - Top Trumps - Rock Gods - trading cards - promo pic - 2014 - #1116

Here’s a very cool Christmas stocking stuffer or flat-out surprise holiday gift, for the Metalhead and/or Rockaholic in your life! Whoa! Read on…

30 classic bands and artists battle it out across 6 categories in the traditional Top Trumps themed card game, including the likes of: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, KISS, Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith, Free and many more.

Here is the definitive list of all artists and bands in the inaugural “Rock Gods” Top Trumps:

Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Metallica, The Who, Queen, David Bowie, KISS, Motörhead, Thin Lizzy, Genesis, Bruce Springsteen, Yes, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Free, Status Quo, Rory Gallagher, Cream, Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, Heart and Nirvana.

Top Trumps - Rock Gods - Iron Maiden - December - 2014 - promo pic

Will the Rolling Stones have had more UK No.1 albums than Led Zeppelin?

Have Nirvana had a higher placed UK single than Def Leppard?

Over the years have Whitesnake had more members than Heart?

Have Metallica sold more worldwide albums than Iron Maiden?

Who have been going longer Judas Priest or Kiss?

You will find the answer to these and many more match ups when the classic card game is released in December.

The perfect Christmas present stocking filler for everyone you ever met is released on Monday December 8th, with a reduced pre-sale price (including free delivery) of £5 available now.

On general release Monday December 8th and available here to pre-order now:


* For Top Trumps USA info:








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