On This Day In METAL History – October 2nd… From KISS To QUEENSRŸCHE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On October 2nd, 1978Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss’ solo studio albums were each certified Gold & Platinum by the RIAA. Whoa! By the way, my favorite KISS solo album has always been Paul Stanley. Then again, it’s Ace Frehley. Gene Simmons has a very cool 1978 solo album too. Okay, I can’t make up my Metal mind, after all these Metal years. Metal be thy name!

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On October 2nd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, CONDITION HÜMAN, from the great QUEENSRŸCHE is ranked at #5, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hip, hip Metal hooray! By the way, I am a RŸCHER. Dig it.

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On October 2nd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, GOLGOTHA, from the wonderful W.A.S.P. is ranked at #46, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Leaping Metal lizards! Um… Blackie Lawless for U.S. President.

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On October 2nd, 2015 – The Metal supergroup DENNER / SHERMANN have their newly released EP, SATAN’S TOMB, ranked at #47 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This incredible Metal lineup features: Michael Denner on guitar, Hank Shermann on guitar, Sean Peck as lead vocalist, Snowy Shaw on drums and Marc Grabowski on bass. Holy shit, that’s a freaking legendary lineup of Metal musicians.

Watch the trailer below for SATAN’S TOMB:

DID YOU KNOW: I am going to buy this DENNER / SHERMANN CD and play it a billion times and maybe more. I will also put this CD under my pillow at night and thank the MIGHTY METAL GODS from Center Earth for having this band assemble. Holy Metal shit and hallelujah.


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RADIO EXILE – Joins HighVolMusic

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on October 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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HighVolMusic is pleased to announce that RADIO EXILE has signed on with the label for release of their self titled debut.

In the post era of the FM dominated airwaves comes a new generation of classic rock, RADIO EXILE.

On rare occasions, some magical-artistic vibe goes out calling up a unique set of musicians to create groundbreaking music. When truly great musicians come together, the resulting brotherhood/sisterhood embraces their diversity, enabling them to collaborate so as to push through otherwise insurmountable boundaries. Collaboratively, they each pour the very best of what makes them cutting edge individually, into one dynamic presentation. For the rest of us, we are compelled to listen over and over.

RADIO EXILE features Chandler Mogel / Lead and Backing VocalsCharlie Calv / Piano, Keyboards, Jimmy Leahey / Guitars, Backing Vocals, Kenny Aaronson / Bass, and Dave Anthony / Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals. Individually, these musicians that come together to form RADIO EXILE have perform on stage or in the studio with the greatest artists of our time. This list includes Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Hall and Oates, Allison Krauss, Billy Idol, John Waite, members of Pink Floyd, Styx, Journey, Van Halen, the Rolling Stones, and Black Sabbath. This talent pool has been tapped, used, and appreciated over the years. Now, together as one, five brilliantly successful, creative worlds collide in a panoramic musical explosion.

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Enlisting Grammy-nominated engineer/producer Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Cyndi Lauper, Corey Glover) and veteran producer/A&R man Steve Lunt (Britney Spears, ‘NSync , Joan Jett), the guys checked into the SPA (Sound Spa Recording) and an immediate synergy took hold. The finishing touches were then added by top mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Train, Pete Townsend) at his West West Side Music facility.

The RADIO EXILE debut is set for a November release via HighVolMusic and will be available as a special-limited edition E.P. combo package. Additionally, HVM is putting a deal together with a Japanese partner to make the full length release available as an import. A European version will also be available via AOR Heaven/Cargo.

“Charlie Calv and I go back a ways to the old Chavis Records days. We had not seen each other for years and wouldn’t you know it, we run into each other at last years Rock N’ Skull festival. Naturally we stayed in touch and when he presented the RE project to me I was blown away! It’s fresh, new, not outdated and I am a big fan of Chandler Mogul’s work. Every musician in this project is magnificent! Of course I said let’s make it happen! I am honored to have been asked and to be part of the Radio Exile team. We’ve added another component of real rock music to continue the diverse portfolio of artists we have at HighVolMusic.”Bill Chavis, CEO, HighVolMusic

RADIO EXILE is working on a new video for ‘No Pity On The Highway’ to coincide with the release with details to be announced. More info available at http://www.highvolmusic.com or www.radioexile.net.



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“Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, And Beyond” By Phil Collen With Chris Epting – SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING EVENT TO TAKE PLACE IN HUNTINGTON BEACH

Posted in books, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on October 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Who: PHIL COLLEN – Lead guitarist for the Legendary band DEF LEPPARD with
OC-Based writer, Chris Epting

What: Exclusive Book Signing and Q&A Event with Phil Collen

When: Monday October 19, 2015 7:00 PM

Where: Barnes & Noble – Huntington Beach
Bella Terra
7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Details: Phil Collen, lead guitarist of the legendary band Def Leppard, will discuss and sign his new memoir, Adrenalized: Life. Def Leppard, and Beyond. He’ll be joined by his co-author Chris Epting for a Q&A session. Chris Epting is an award-winning journalist and the author of 25 books.

In the mid-1980s, Def Leppard catapulted to rock n’ roll superstardom with their blockbuster album Pyromania – until tragedy threatened to put a quick end to their rocket ascent. Now, surviving lead guitarist Phil Collen reveals the truth behind the mythology of the band with his memoir ADRENALIZED: MY LIFE IN DEF LEPPARD AND BEYOND (Atria Books; October 27, 2015/ ISBN 9781476751658/ $26.00), setting the record straight in a rags-to-riches story populated with biggest names in music history.

A voyeuristic peek into the inner-sanctum of rock stardom, ADRENALIZED is more than the usual cautionary tale; Phil Collen – an unlikely rock star from the start — offers an inspirational portrait of self-discipline and human resilience.

Special Instructions:
This is a wristband event. Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 9:00AM on October 19 with the purchase of Adrenalized. Please call 714.897.8781 for more details.



Source: MAD Ink PR






Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , on September 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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FURIA To Headline ‘Asymmetry on the Road’ Tour

The godfathers of Nekrofolk and the most popular act from the Let The World Burn collective, Furia, will perform this October in Ukraine and Moldova as a headliner during the Asymmetry on the Road tour. The Silesian act will be joined by Entropia and Thaw.

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Photo by Rafal Kotylak. http://www.kotylak.pl/

Furia who have led Polish black metal into entirely new regions, are influenced by the astounding and brutal beauty of their home province of Silesia. The band’s heartfelt music is spiced up with lyrics written by Nihil, who is one of the most gifted Polish artists of the decade. Furia’s latest full-length, Nocel, was released in October 2014 via Pagan Records and dominated the Polish metal charts. The band also represented Poland at prestigious festivals such as Off Festival or Primavera Sound Festival.

The band members of Furia also take part in other bands of the Let The World Burn collective such as Morowe, MasseMord, FDS and Duszę Wypuścił.

Asymmetry on the Road tour dates:

21.10.2015 – Tarnopol (Ukraine): Klub Koza, Bulvar Shevchenka 23

22.10.2015 – Iwano–Frankowsk (Ukraine): Bar Duck, Sichovykh Striltsiv 24A

23.10.2015 – Kiszyniów (Moldova): Albion Club, Puskin Avenue 22

24.10.2015 – Odessa (Ukraine): Underpub, Zhukovskogo 23

More information regarding the concerts can be found at the promoter’s website. Furia is currently working on new material for the upcoming full-length which will be recorded this Autumn. Stay tuned for updates.

Follow Furia via the Let The World Burn website. Watch a music video to “Zamawianie Drugie” filmed at Dark Fest 2015 here.


SACRILEGIUM Finished Recording New Material for New Album

Pagan Records is honoured to announce that legendary Pagan Black Metal act Sacrilegium have finished recording material for their upcoming new album. This will be the band’s second full-length and follow-up to the cult release, Wicher (1996, Pagan Records). The first mix already sounds impressive and the band members are greatly excited. It is official, Sacrilegium are back!

Follow Sacrilegium on Facebook and check out their Bandcamp page.

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Source: Dewar PR





IRON MAIDEN – “The Book Of Souls World Tour” Update

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on September 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Iron Maiden Facebook:

The Book Of Souls World Tour will open in the U.S.A in late February with Ed Force One flying in for three shows before, in early March, heading into Central America visiting MEXICO, followed by a much-anticipated first ever concert in EL SALVADOR and a return to COSTA RICA. Ed Force One then proceeds into South America for concerts in ARGENTINA, CHILE and a number of shows in BRAZIL before flying back to the USA at the end of March for ten more cities covering the USA and, of course, CANADA in the first two weeks of April.

A long-awaited return to JAPAN follows later in April, and then the band are delighted to be playing their first ever shows in CHINA before heading to NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIA for a comprehensive tour during the first half of May. Shows in SOUTH AFRICA, Maiden’s first visit there with Bruce, will be the last port of call before Ed Force One heads to EUROPE for a very extensive tour starting in late May and finishing in early August.

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IRON MAIDEN – Bruce Dickinson Is Cover Feature For Decibel Magazine’s November 2015 Issue

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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I guess I’m going to my local Barnes & Noble to buy this issue of Decibel! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

This Decibel issue (#133) also features:

Deafheaven, Autopsy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Kylesa, W.A.S.P., Pentagram, plus the Decibel Hall of Fame: The making of Napalm Death’s From Enslavement to Obliteration. Also: With the Dead, Ramming Speed, Die Choking, Vhöl, Christian Mistress and Horrendous.

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On This Day In METAL History, September 27th… From HALFORD To ATREYU

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , on September 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 27th, 2010The Metal God and his band HALFORD had their studio album Halford IV: Made Of Metal released. One of my favorite Metal songs of all-time is on this fabulous album: Thunder And Lightning.

If that HALFORD song above doesn’t psyche-you-out, there is evidently a serious constipation issue that must be addressed.

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On September 27th, 2013 – The untouchable IRON MAIDEN performed at Estadio River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This was a concert on the Maiden England Tour. IRON MAIDEN Forever!

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On September 27th, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Long Live, from California’s ATREYU is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. ATREYU is BACK and WHOA!

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On September 27th, 2015 – Seattle’s BLACK BREATH have their newly released studio album, Slaves Beyond Death, ranked at #18 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Jumping juju beans!

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On September 27th, 2015 – The sensational HUNTRESS have their newly released studio album, Static, ranked at #21, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy freaking hell and yeah!







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