SLIPKNOT – Featured As Guitar World Cover Story For December; “.5 The Gray Chapter” Releases October 21st!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Slipknot - Guitar World - Magazine Cover promo - 2014 - December

Read an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of Guitar World, featuring legendary Slipknot guitarists Jim Root and Mick Thompson being interviewed by Alan Di Perna, by clicking the link below! Whoa!

Listen to Slipknot’s new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ before its worldwide release on October 21st here:

Below, crank up and watch Slipknot’s music video for ‘The Devil In I’ from the upcoming album, .5: The Gray Chapter 

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SLIPKNOT – .5: THE GRAY CHAPTER Releases On October 21st, 2014, Via RoadRunner Records! Metal Be Thy Name!


* For more info on SLIPKNOT:







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On This Day In METAL History – October 18th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music reviews, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced - promo poster - 1967 - #67JH

On October 18th, 1966The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed their first concert as a band, supporting French pop star Johnny Hallyday, at the Paris Olympia in France. The original lineup was: Jimi Hendrix on guitar & vocals, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell. All three of these legendary pioneers of Metal are no longer with us, still, their music and influence will carry on forever.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower - single cover sleeve promo - 1968JHE

On this day in 1968 – A Jimi Hendrix cover version of Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower is released. This song is featured on the 1968 iconic double-album: The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland.

Sweet - The Ballroom Blitz - promo single cover sleeve - 1975BC

On October 18th, 1975Sweet hits #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the United States, with The Ballroom Blitz. This song is featured on the third studio album from Sweet, released in 1974: Desolation Boulevard.

Star Wars - Classic Logo - Yellow & Black - #1977GL

On this day in 1977 Star Wars, George Lucas‘ record breaking and iconic Science Fiction adventure, is released in theaters. Metal Odyssey’s very own Stone claims: Star Wars is so freaking cool that it’s Metal. Metal be thy name!

Guns N Roses - Classic Logo - #551966GNR

On October 18th, 1989 – During a Guns N’ Roses set supporting The Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Axl Rose announced he was quitting from the band. On the following night, Axl Rose apologized for saying that he would quit and proceeded to deliver a five-minute anti-drug speech.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Chuck Berry - The Ultimate Collection - promo cover pic

Chuck Berry - Greatest Hits - promo cover pic - #20145CB


On October 18th, 1926 – Charles (“Chuck”) Edward Anderson Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Happy Birthday Chuck Berry! Whoa! The super-duper legendary Chuck Berry is aka: The Father Of Rock & Roll. Chuck Berry is famously known for his 1950’s hits: Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock and Roll Music and Johnny B. Goode. A true Rock & Roll pioneer is Chuck Berry and his influence has touched many generations of musicians, across the globe!

Reo Speedwagon -  Playlist - The Very Best Of - promo cover pic - #2003REO


On October 18th, 1949 – Gary Richrath was born in Illinois. Happy Birthday, Gary! Yeah! Gary Richrath is most famously known for being a founding member, guitarist and backing vocalist of REO Speedwagon, from 1970 to 1990. Gary Richrath was also a songwriter and producer for REO Speedwagon. Gary has sung on several REO songs, including Find My Fortune from 1973 and (Only A) Summer Love from 1976. Gary is shown in top photo, (circa early 80’s), in the left top corner.

Richrath - Only The Strong Survive - Gary Richrath - 1992 solo album promo cover

 In 1992, Gary released a solo album: RichrathOnly The Strong Survive.


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Female-Fronted Israeli Duo SHIRAN Release “The Child” Lyric Video

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

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Shiran Avayou

Female-fronted Israeli Metal project SHIRAN have released a new lyric video for The Child, a track from the Warmer Winter Day EP. Check it below:

SHIRAN will self-release Warm Winter Day on November 15. Created by siren songstress Shiran Avayou and FERIUM guitarist Elram Boxer in 2012, SHIRAN delivers a mixture of hard edged riffs and clean melodic vocals in a Djent Metal style that also culls from Jazz and Blues.

With the help of the other FERIUM members, SHIRAN will be hitting the stage to perform these magnificent songs. Stay tuned! A teaser/rehearsal video for Warm Winter Day track “The Child” can be viewed below:

Shiran - Warm Winter Day - promo EP cover pic

Track List:


Warm Winter Day

The Child

Glint of Light

Burden’s Off



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On This Day In METAL History – October 17th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Free - Fire And Water - promo album cover pic - 1970PR

On October 17th, 1970Free peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with All Right Now. This song was to be their only single to reach the U.S. top 40. The Free band lineup included: Paul Rodgers on vocals, Paul Kossoff on guitar, Andy Fraser on bass/piano and Simon Kirke on drums.

KISS - Hot In The Shade - promo cover pic - 1989K

Above: KISS – Hot In The Shade album cover

On this day in KISSTORY – October 17th, 1989KISS released their Gold album, Hot In The Shade. This spectacular KISS album spawned 3 major hit songs: Rise To It, Hide Your Heart and the power ballad Forever, with each respective song having its own hit music video on the MTV rotation. Hot In The Shade is the 15th studio album release, within the KISS discography.

Sadly, this was the last KISS studio album to feature the great Eric Carr on drums. Eric Carr passed away from cancer in 1991, at the very young age of 41. On Hot In The Shade, Eric Carr sang lead vocals on the song Little Caesar. The only other song Eric Carr sang lead vocals for, while with KISS, was the remake of the classic: Beth, which is featured on 1988’s Thrashes, Smashes & HitsBruce Kulick was the lead guitarist, with legends Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons rounding out the band lineup.

Firehouse - When I Look Into Your Eyes - single promo cover pic - 1992

Above: Firehouse When I Look Into Your Eyes – single cover

Firehouse - Hold Your Fire - promo album pic - 1992CJ

Above: Firehouse – Hold Your Fire album cover

On this day in 1992Firehouse hits #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with When I Look Into Your Eyes. This hit single is featured on the second studio album from Firehouse, released in 1992: Hold Your Fire. Regardless that Grunge was the fashion genre of this era, Firehouse proved that a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band could still sell millions of albums in the early 90’s.

Aerosmith - band publicity card - #ST88

On October 17th, 1998 – An Aerosmith concert in Holmdel, New Jersey, was webcast with the band members acting as their own camera men. Steven Tyler used a microwave camera on his mic stand, while guitarist Joe Perry had one attached to the neck of his guitar. Whoa!

Iommi - Tony Iommi - debut solo album promo pic - 2000TI

Above: IOMMI – debut solo album cover

On this day in 2000 – Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi released his debut solo album Iommi. This album featured many guest appearances with the famed likes of: Henry Rollins of Black Flag and Rollins BandQueen guitarist Brian May, Billy Idol, Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters singer & guitarist Dave Grohl, Phil Anselmo of Pantera and DownThe Cult’s lead vocalist Ian Astbury and Tony Iommi’s Black Sabbath bandmates Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward, to name a many few! Not a shabby roll-call of heavy-hittin’ legends!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Motionless In White - promo band pic - album release flyer - reincarnate - 2014


On October 17th, 1986 – Born Chris Cerulli, in the great state of Pennsylvania, Chris Motionless is a founding member, songwriter and lead vocalist for Motionless In White. Happy Birthday, Chris! Hell and yeah!!

Motionless In White originates from Scranton, Pennsylvania and can be described in musical terms as a combination of Metalcore, Goth and Horror. Motionless In White have recently released (on September 16th) their 3rd studio album: Reincarnate. Chris Motionless is pictured above, in the center of his band.

Mike Judge - photo owned by Gage Skidmore - 2011


Photo courtesy of/owned by Gage Skidmore.

Mike Judge was born on October 17th, 1962Mike Judge rose to world-fame as an American filmmaker, comedian, actor and cartoonist. Mike Judge created and starred in the animated television series Beavis and Butt-head (1993–1997, 2011) and King of the Hill (1997–2010), along with a very long line of other artistic achievements. Happy Birthday, Mike! Whoa!

Beavis and Butt-Head aired on MTV, following Headbangers Ball on Saturday nights. As a major feature of the animated series, Beavis and Butt-Head were/still are famously known as animated characters that made non-stop satirical comments about numerous Heavy Metal music videos of the day. Shown in photo above: Mike Judge at the 2011 Comic Con in San Diego.

Beavis and Butt-Head - title card - promo - Mike Judge - #33


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




IRON MAIDEN – 2015 Wall Calendar Is Available Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - 2015 Calendar - promo cover pic - #7737

The IRON MAIDEN 2015 wall calendar is available now! Click the links below to buy your copy! Metal be thy name!


 Order direct from:

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - promo pic - February

Above: February – Adrian Smith (pictured above) was born on February 27th, 1957.

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - Back Cover promo - 2015

Above: back cover of 2015 Iron Maiden wall calendar; depicting each month’s page layout.







Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

SLAYER - Scion VIP Giveaway - October 16 - 2014 promo flyer



LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2014 – Scion, who previously announced its partnership with Slayer and is sponsoring the iconic, Grammy-award winning band’s upcoming U.S. tour, are offering fans a chance to meet the Thrash Metal band at private meet and greets in Oakland (Nov. 12 only), Los Angeles, Austin and Montclair, N.J.

A total of 10 existing ticket holders will each win spots for themselves and a ticket-holding guest at the meet and greet as well as receive an autographed, limited edition poster.  To enter, please visit  The contest period kicks off today and ends approximately forty-eight hours in advance of each of the four concerts.

Scion Presents Slayer with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus:


11   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

12   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

14   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

15   Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

17   Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK

18   ACL Live, Austin, TX

19   Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX

21   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

22   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

23   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

25   The Armory, Albany, NY

26   Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA

28   The Palladium, Worcester, MA

29   Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ

30   Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA


2   Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH

4   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN

5   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

6   The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN

About Slayer:

The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.”  Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including RevolverSPIN, and Metal Hammer.  With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream.  Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.  The band is currently in the studio recording a new album set for an early 2015 release.

About Scion Audio Visual:

Scion Audio Visual (AV for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion AV executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates seven broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit

About Scion:

Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd.  With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions and aspirations.  Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways.  For more information, visit


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)






TWINGIANT – To Release New Album

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

Twingiant - promo band pic - 2014 - #7716

Devil Down To Be Released This Winter


Phoenix Sludge masters TWINGIANT are set to release their new album Devil Down this winter. Devil Down is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album Mass Driver and was engineered and mastered by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon) at Arcane Digital Recording.

The band had the following to say about the new album:

“We’ll be releasing our 2nd, full-length album entitled, Devil Down, by the end of the year. We’re really happy with how it’s coming along and it’s been nothing short of awesome working with Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon) of Arcane Digital Recording. Since Tony (guitars) joined the band last summer, our sound evolved as you would expect. We have more of a 70s/Southern Rock feel now and it’s really evident on Devil Down, more so than when we were flirting with that sound on the Sin Nombre EP. The vocals are probably the most noticeable change from the prior two releases. You can actually understand 75% of what Jarrod is saying and there are more of them now. Devil Down still has all the elements that you would expect from Twingiant, but you can definitely tell that we’ve matured and found our stride. We can’t wait to release it.”

Further details about the album, including track listing will be announced shortly.

twingiant - devil down - promo album flyer - 2014 - #16

(Source: Dewar PR)









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