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On This Day In METAL History – October 11th… From W.A.S.P. To More W.A.S.P

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on October 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On October 11th, 2012W.A.S.P. performed at Arena Älvhögsborg in Trollhättan, Sweden. Hail W.A.S.P.!

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On October 11th, 2015 – The newly released studio album from W.A.S.P., Golgotha, is climbing on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart, sitting at #3. Whoa.

WASP - Dominator - promo cover pic - 2007 - #MONMSS334E

On October 11th, 2015 – The thirteenth studio album from W.A.S.P., Dominator, is ranked at #75, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Dominator was released back in 2007, via Demolition Records.

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On October 11th, 2015W.A.S.P. are to perform at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland.

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On October 11th, 2015W.A.S.P. Golgotha is ranked at #3, on the Amazon Best Sellers In Metal Chart. This Amazon chart is updated hourly, based on sales. This #3 ranking was taken at 2:30 A.M. EST.


For more info on W.A.S.P.:

Facebook: W.A.S.P. Nation (Official)

Stone - 2011 Photo #1




DEF LEPPARD – Brand New Single “Let’s Go” Cracks Top 10 On U.S. Classic Rock Radio Chart And Is Streaming Now! New Album Releases October 30th!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the DEF LEPPARD Facebook:

Great news! DEF LEPPARD’s brand new single “Let’s Go” has cracked the Top 10 on the U.S. Classic Rock Radio chart and currently #9, after just releasing the single last week.

Listen to “Let’s Go” now ->

PledgeMusic is offering special album pre-order and new merchandise bundles exclusively. Order any package & receive an instant download of “Let’s Go”. Shop here:

DEF LEPPARD releases on October 30th!

Def Leppard - Classic Band Logo - 2013

DEF LEPPARD – Track List:

Let s Go


Man Enough

We Belong


Sea of Love


All Time High

Battle of My Own

Broke N Brokenhearted

Forever Young

Last Dance

Wings of an Angel

Blind Faith

Def Leppard - Classic Band Logo - 2013

Joe Elliott (Vocals)

Phil Collen (Guitar & Vocals)

Vivian Campbell (Guitars & Vocals)

Rick “Sav” Savage (Bass & Vocals)

Rick Allen (Drums & Vocals)


Special thanks to Metal Researcher Scott Coverdale for this article.


* For more info on DEF LEPPARD:



KILLER DWARFS – “Rock Against Hunger” Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament To Be Held September 24th, 2015! Here’s ALL The Details!

Posted in classic rock, golf, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The first annual Killer Dwarfs charity golf tournament “Rock Against Hunger” is happening September 24th, 2015 at Lakeridge Links Golf Club! (1355 Brawley Rd. P.O. Box 609 Brooklin, Ontario Canada, just north of Toronto). and Facebook: Lakeridge Links & Whispering Ridge Golf Courses

All proceeds are going to Feed The Need in Durham

Feed the Need in Durham is the regional food distribution warehouse serving the Durham Ontario Region. They provide food to emergency food providers such as food banks, soup kitchens, community service centres, shelters, drop-in centres, breakfast feeding programs, etc. They operate a 10,000² ft. warehouse located in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

Feed the Need in Durham are a proud member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks and an Affiliate member of Food Banks Canada. Killer Dwarfs want to make this a day to remember and give back to those less fortunate in the community where the band began. Metal Be Thy Name!

**Famed author and DJ Luc Carl is hosting the event! Whoa!

Best Ball Format!

Foursomes and single golfers are welcome. Spots are filling up fast so get yours booked very soon! They are Looking for more sponsors and hole sponsors as well; so please consider being a sponsor for this truly important cause!

Contact to get your registration forms and sponsorship information! Go Dunk!

Here’s the event page:


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





5 METAL Albums I Can’t Live Without: The 80’s Edition, Part 1

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

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Since we all love to revisit our favorite Metal albums from yesteryear, here are my Five Metal Albums I Cannot Live Without: The 80’s Edition, Part 1. This list is in no particular order and I do include EP’s for this Metal discussion. If you cannot live without any of the following Metal albums as well, feel free to blab about it with a comment. Metal be thy name!

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Ozzy Osbourne – The Ultimate Sin

Released in 1986, this is the fourth studio album from the Godfather Of Heavy Metal. With Jake E. Lee on guitar and a powerful lineup of songs, The Ultimate Sin is an album that screams good-times 80’s for me. Never Know Why, Fool Like You and Shot In The Dark are my favorite three songs on this LP. Rest in peace, Randy Castillo.

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METALLICA – Ride The Lightning

Before there was a Master Of Puppets, there was Ride The Lightning from 1984. I can remember holding this LP jacket in my hands and staring at both the front and back covers, wondering how a band could play such unbelievable Heavy Metal. It did not take me very long to realize what Thrash Metal was about, once I took ownership of this album. Rest in peace, Cliff Burton.

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ANTHRAX – Armed And Dangerous

Released in 1985, this was the first EP from the great Anthrax. I bought it at a (now defunct) chain store named Strawberries Records & Tapes. I bought this EP without hearing a single song from it and it did not disappoint! The cover song of Sex Pistol’s God Save The Queen is whiz-bang, baby!

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Queensrÿche – (self-titled)

Released back in 1983, this self-titled Queensrÿche EP is as necessary to my Metal world as bottled water is. I remember first hearing the song Queen Of The Reich on a syndicated FM radio show called: Metal Shop. When I heard this song, my life changed for the better, I swear it. My other favorite song from this EP is The Lady Wore Black and it’s a Metal gem!!

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT – Handle With Care

From 1989, this was the third studio album from Nuclear Assault and I still have it on cassette! Metal be thy name! It rages from start to finish and now I am pumped-up to slap this cassette into my car stereo! With such songs as Critical Mass, Surgery and a load of others, this album is a keeper! Nuclear Assault are a Thrash Metal band that (without a doubt) helped shape their genre into the Metal force it is today. ‘Nuff said.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1



QUIET RIOT – Bang Your Head Tour, Summer 2015 – Announcement Made And Supporting Bands Listed

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bang Your Head Tour - Quiet Riot - Summer Tour 2015 - promo flyer pic - #33QRMO

As stated on the QUIET RIOT and Frankie Banali Twitter accounts:

ATTENTION HEADBANGERS! Coming SOON Summer Tour 2015 Stay tuned…‪ 







JON STER – Guitarist Formerly With Lillian Axe And Brand New Machine Has Passed Away

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Lillian Axe Facebook

As reported on the Brand New Machine Facebook page, via vocalist Brantly Thompson:

With a heavy heart and a lot of tears we say goodbye to our friend, our brother and co-founder of Brand New Machine, Jon Ster. He was the wittiest, tender hearted and one of the most talented guys I have ever met. His laugh was infectious and he would light up a room just by walking in. The world was a much better place with Jon in it and he left us a legacy of great music, a beautiful daughter and tons of amazing memories. I’m going to miss you and your famous one liners my friend. Thank you for being a part of my life. Rest well, I love you brother.


Jon Ster




As reported on the Lillian Axe Facebook page:

Today is a sad day. Former Lillian Axe guitarist Jon Ster passed away this morning. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Jon you will be missed.

Rest in peace our brother.


The Metal Odyssey family extends condolences to the family, friends, bandmates and fans of Jon Ster. May Jon Ster rest in peace.




TNT – Long-Running Norwegian Heavy Metal Troupe Releases “30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra” Stateside Via Indie Recordings

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Long-running Norwegian Heavy Metal troupe, TNT, is pleased to unleash their 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra release, stateside via Indie Recordings.

This unique document of the band’s astounding three-decade career was captured on June 2nd, 2012 at the Clarion Hotel in Trondheim, Norway. The group performed a special set list while accompanied by the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Trondheim Symfoniorkester). The performance also includes special appearances by Hank Von Helvete (Turbonegro), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), original TNT’s singer, Dag Ingebrigtsen, and vocalist Tony Harnell, who has since rejoined the group following the departure of Tony Mills. Throughout this amazing recording, one gets a taste of what has been, what is, and also what might be.


30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Track Listing: 

01. Fanfare For The Common Man.
02. Invisible Noise
03. Substitute
04. Refugee
05. As Far As The Eye Can See
06. Downhill Racer
07. Intuition
08. Northern Lights
09. Tekrø solo
10. Magica Lanterna
11. Sabre Dance
12. Harley Davidson
13. USA
14. Eddie
15. June
16. My Religion
17. Everyone’s A Star
18. 10.000 Lovers (In One)
19. Seven Seas

TNT’s 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra is out on CD, DVD with an accompanying documentary and digitally in North America via Indie Recordings. For digital orders scroll to THIS LOCATION. For CD/DVD orders go HERE.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on TNT:

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