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On This Day In METAL History – October 8th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin II - promo cover pic - original cover - #LZ4

On October 8th, 1971 – Led Zeppelin II was enjoying its 100th week on the UK album charts. It was Led Zeppelin’s first album to hit #1 in the United States. Led Zeppelin II is certified 12 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for United States sales of 12 million copies.

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On this day in 1987 – All three members of ZZ Top made advance bookings for seats on the first passenger flight to the Moon. That flight is still pending… and pending…

Metallica - And Justice For All - promo cover pic - #M89

On October 8th, 1988 – Metallica peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with …And Justice for All. This was their first album to reach the top ten in the United States. …And Justice For All goes on to sell eight million copies in the United States.

Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel - single cover promo pic

On October 8th, 1988 – Cheap Trick peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of Don’t Be Cruel. This was the first Elvis Presley cover song to enter the Top 10 in the United States since Elvis Presley’s death. Pictured above is the 12″ vinyl single cover art for Don’t Be Cruel.

Def Leppard - Love Bites - CD promo cover pic

On this day in 1988 – Def Leppard hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Love Bites. This marked the band’s fifth single from their multi-million selling Hysteria album. Pictured above is the CD single cover art for Love Bites.

Poison - "Open Up and Say... Ahh! x-large album pic!

Above: the second studio album from Poison.

Below: the 7″ vinyl cover art sleeve for Poison’s Fallen Angel.

Poison - Fallen Angel - single cover art - 1988

On October 8th, 1988 – Poison hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Fallen Angel. This single is featured on the band’s Open Up and Say… Ahh! studio album from 1988.

Aerosmith "Get A Grip" x-large album pic!

On this day in 1993 - Aerosmith hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Cryin’. This single is featured on the band’s 1993 studio album: Get A Grip.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS AND FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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KISS “Reason To Live” – 1987 Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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What has inspired me to choose this 1987 music video from the iconic KISS for Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day, are the lyrics. If you can get past the cheese and sugar-free cola imagery of the video itself, the message is simple: Everybody’s got a reason to live. Too many innocent people are dying in our world today due to wars, gang violence, unrest and hostility. Crippled, sickly children and adults are struggling everyday to live; while their waking up the next day is a personal victory. Homeless people have tales to tell; if only anyone would listen. Ebola is on the loose in Western Africa, with no validated medical cure at hand.

Too much (irrational) emphasis is put on a person’s value to society or their family; based on how high their salary is. Skin color or one’s religious loyalty (or lack thereof) can ignite unspeakable hate crimes and racism. Immigrant has become a four-letter word? Heroine is taking the lives of people around-the-clock. Community food pantries struggle to stay stocked.

Plus, if you factor in the Oregon wife and mother of two toddlers, Jennifer Huston, who went missing on July 24th (later to be found yesterday) twenty-five miles from her home, deceased and outside of her vehicle on a remote dirt road, the meaning and value of life becomes more profound. No one has all the answers to the suffering, still, as a global community, humanity needs to obliterate insanity.

I am not preaching, just stating the facts and venting about what is reality in our world today. Please don’t get depressed from all of this; instead LIVE each day and tell those you love… that you love them. Help a stranger; that same stranger may help you someday. Don’t think about donating to or volunteering for a reputable cause… DO IT!!

What is grand about this video is we can all witness the late and great Eric Carr playing the drums. Now that’s NOT cheese or sugar-free cola at all. I hope you can take in the lyrics and enjoy this music video. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Reason To Live was written by Paul Stanley and Desmond Child.

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LONG LIVE KISS.

CHERISH LIFE.

Stone.

KILLER DWARFS “START @ ONE” – A Classic Hard Rock Album Is Resurrected!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Killer Dwarfs - Start @ One - promo cover pic

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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KILLER DWARFSWhat once was old is new again. What once was forgotten is rediscovered and glistens like a full and welcomed beer keg under a moonlit sky. This beer keg being referenced is the “lost” studio album, Start @ One, from one of Canada’s greatest of Heavy Rock bands ever: KILLER DWARFS. With KILLER DWARFS new studio album Start @ One, the bright lights of Arena Rock and party like you’re 18 again magic of this 1980’s/early 90’s Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band has returned!

This album was meant to be released years ago; only the timing and circumstances surrounding it would not allow this darling batch of nine songs to see its delivery upon the Dwarf Nation. Now it’s here! Unlaced Nike high-top sneakers as my witness, this KILLER DWARFS album is as fun, entertaining and Hard Rockin’ today, as it would have been back in the day. This is an album and a band that is brimming with so much appeal. Many, many from the Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Hair Metal and Melodic Heavy Metal crowds should be stoked by the gallant return of KILLER DWARFS!

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Quality Melodic Hard Rock of yesteryear will never lose it’s luster, flavor or psyche-you-out impact on me. Start @ One is proof positive of this. It’s the colorful and booming sound of KILLER DWARFS, with major league songs that have always made them so memorable and this album is once again confirmation of just that; with the band’s chemistry of good times and Rock ’till you drop attitude spilling over each song!

Russ Dwarf should now be considered in every conversation of celebrated vocalists of 80’s Hard Rock up to present day. Solid Ground, Sky Is Falling and seven other songs are my choice favorites on Start @ One… and I’m not messing around! If you’re to take my Metal advice and run with it, then, go and buy Start @ One and be reminded that KILLER DWARFS have reunited and returned to conquer the villages, rural centers and all urban dwellings, while raising the Dwarf Nation flag to more grandiose heights! Metal be thy name.

Now… get your very own copy of Start @ One by clicking this link right here: http://russdwarf.bandcamp.com/

START @ ONE – Track Listing:

Lonely Road

Solid Ground

Sky Is Falling

Adalina

Psycho Circus

Start @ One

Down In Hollywood

Walk On By

The Crowd

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Russ “Dwarf” Graham – vocals

Darrell “Dwarf” Millar – drums & vocals

Gerry “Cod Dwarf” Finn – guitars & vocals

Ronald “Bad Ronbo Dwarf” Mayer – bass & vocals

Additional Players:

John “Skully” Macintosh – keyboards

Fred Duvall – vocals

Cosimo Crupi – keyboards & vocals

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* Album Art & Design: Chris Hale

* For More Info On KILLER DWARFS:

Facebook: Killer Dwarfs

Website: http://killerdwarfsband.com

Russ Dwarf: http://russdwarf.com

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LONG LIVE KILLER DWARFS.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

LOVERBOY – HEARTBREAKER (Official Video); Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Available Now!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HEARTBREAKER (Official Video) Is Here!

Taken from “Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival”: LOVERBOY’s return with 3 brand new tracks (2 of them produced by Bob Rock of AC/DC and Metallica fame) and fabulous live versions of such classics as Working For The Weekend; Lovin’ Every Minute of It; Turn Me Loose and more !

 Available now !

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

For more related LOVERBOY info, click the link below!

LOVERBOY – Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival EPK (Official); Album Releases August 24th On Frontiers Records

For more info on this LOVERBOY album, click on the link below!

http://www.frontiers.it

LONG LIVE LOVERBOY.

Stone.

TRIXTER “New Audio Machine” – 100% ROCKS! TRIXTER IS BACK!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on April 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TRIXTER – After reuniting back in 2007, the original lineup of TRIXTER have performed at Rocklahoma (2008) and the 2010 M3 Rock Festival, (to name a couple), therefore they have stayed relevant and in the scene in recent years. The last studio album from New Jersey’s TRIXTER was Hear!, released back in 1992 on MCA Records. It’s been a long time for patient fans of TRIXTER to finally sink their Hard Rockin’ ears into a new studio album from this band… the  wait is over!

New Audio Machine will be released on April 20th (Europe) and April 24th (North America) on Frontiers Records. For longtime fans of TRIXTER, this new album has been well worth the wait! This is the second time this week I will state: Sound the Hard Rock bells of glory, tell your children this story and open the flood gates to AOR & Melodic Hard Rock euphoria! With both the new TYKETTO and TRIXTER albums crossing my path this week, I feel like I’ve hit the Melodic Hard Rock lottery.

(One of) my favorite tracks on New Audio Machine is Physical Attraction. The Arena Rock vibes overflow from this entire album, only Physical Attraction just turns up the psyche-out meter to a combustion level for me. With songs like Get On It and Ride, I fully realize that TRIXTER has tapped into their gold selling past and made certain to make a song that resonates both relevancy and old school Hard Rockin’ glory.

I’m very impressed by each and every song on New Audio Machine. Forget about any “instantly memorable song” here. This entire album is instantly memorable. This new album from TRIXTER should be marketed as a Hard Rock & Good Times Companion. Lead vocalist Peter Loran sounds reborn. The entire band plays like a Hard Rock mission statement that reads: “We shall ROCK your faces off and you shall beg for more!”

Yes, I am begging for more. The all-inclusive Melodic Hard Rock vibes and power that is generated from this album comes across very real to me. Big guitar riffs, leads and solos ablaze throughout this album. Psche-you-out chorus abounds from every turn. A booming rhythm section. An all-encompassing blanket of super-charged Hard Rock bliss is thrown upon me from New Audio Machine.

If you’re a TRIXTER fan, get ready to celebrate or keep that celebration going for this superb comeback album. For other fans of Melodic Hard Rock, Classic Rock and AOR… don’t make the foolish mistake of passing over New Audio Machine. As TRIXTER puts it best: “Rock ‘N Roll will save your soul.” My mission is done here now. The rest is up to you… just remember… TRIXTER IS BACK!!

Metal be thy name.

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TRIXTER:

Peter  Loran– lead vocals, rhythm guitar

Steve Brown– lead guitar, harmonica, backing vocals

P. J. Farley– bass guitar, backing vocals

Mark “Gus” Scott– drums, percussion, backing vocals

New Audio Machine – Track Listing:

Drag Me Down

Get On It

Dirty Love

Machine

Live For The Day

Ride

Physical Attraction

Tattoos & Misery

The Coolest Thing

Save Your Soul

Walk With A Stranger

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For more info on TRIXTER, click on the links below:

http://WWW.TRIXTERROCKS.COM

FRONTIERS RECORDS

LONG LIVE TRIXTER.

Stone.

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