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SNAKES And METAL = Some Very Intense And Memorable Album Covers!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Whitesnake - Lovehunter - promo cover pic - #77077

Snakes And Metal - What makes snakes so attractive to Metal? It must be the biblical reference/story of Satan taking the form of a serpent in the Garden Of Eden. No? Maybe it’s the snake being profiled throughout history as simply… evil? No? What about many, many snakes being downright intimidating and venomous? Yes? Regardless the reasoning, snakes are undoubtedly badass; and Metal is badass.

I chose to pick some of my favorite Metal album covers that depict, in various grand forms, the almighty, evil and often times misunderstood snake. I surely hope y’all like the album covers I’ve chosen. For certain, there are probably one million other album covers out there with a snake or two on them, I just cannot list them all! However, feel free to share which snake themed album cover you dig and which did not show up here, via comment.

Whitesnake - classic logo!

The Whitesnake Lovehunter album cover (at top of post) is my all-time favorite snake themed album cover. No, no, no… it’s not because of the gal’s naked butt either; although I’ve never complained about it. I first fell in love with this album cover as a graphic design student, many light years ago, back in college. I absolutely cherish the artwork of Lovehunter and countless other works of world-renowned painter/illustrator Chris Achilleos.

WARNING: If you suffer from Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia, which is the abnormal fear of snakes, feel free to leave and visit an ABBA or U2 website.

Satyricon - Volcano - promo cover pic - #77590

SATYRICON – VOLCANO

Released back in 2002, this fifth album from the powerful Satyricon depicts a snake that looks 100% evil. Pure evil. A perfect Satyricon album cover! It’s as if this snake will leap from the cover and bite my face off. I love that! Plus, I love this album and band.

Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill - promo cover pic - #660805

PANTERA – THE GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL

Released back in 1996, The Great Southern Trendkill is another album I infinitely love. PANTERA is personified to perfection with this snake, cause it looks extremely pissed-off and ready to strike! This snake doesn’t seem like it wants to f*$K around; it looks like it wants to kill and eat anything in its path. Neat.

Fight Or Flight - A Life By Design? - promo cover pic - #22892

FIGHT OR FLIGHT – A LIFE BY DESIGN?

Released in 2013, A Life By Design by the Metal/Hard Rock supergroup Fight Or Flight is a tremendous album! I wish I had room to put it on my best of list, from last year. The album cover depicts a creepy, creepy snake that has syringes for fangs! Ouch!! Plus, that melancholy driven corn field as a back-drop, only worsens the nightmare for me. Excellent!

Alice Cooper "Constrictor" X-Large Album Pic!!

ALICE COOPER – CONSTRICTOR

Compare this snake on Alice Cooper’s Constrictor cover and it doesn’t look to be as mean-spirited as the others on this list. However, this snake is wrapping itself around Alice Cooper’s neck and face rather well. A very commercial Alice Cooper album from 1986, I do enjoy listening to it for its over-the-top mid-80’s MTV and Arena charm.

Escape The Fate - This War Is Ours - promo cover pic - #660303

ESCAPE THE FATE – THIS WAR IS OURS

This sophomore album from Escape The Fate I don’t own. I do own their last two releases. With that out-of-the-way, This War Is Ours, from 2008, has snakes bookending their band logo in a subtle, yet very cool way. Sometimes, less snake is more. The overall artwork is solid as hell too.

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That concludes this Snakes and Metal list! Thanks for taking part! Perhaps y’all dug it? If not, please feel free to pull out your Barbara Streisand CD’s and crank ‘em up to the point of constipation. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE SNAKES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, DIMEBAG DARRELL.

Stone.

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Audio Fidelity To Release Classic Alice Cooper Album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ On Hybrid SACD, On February 4, 2014!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Alice Cooper Billion Dollar SACD - promo cover pic - 2014

Camarillo, CA – Alice Cooper fans worldwide rejoice! Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is releasing Alice Cooper’s classic album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ on Hybrid SACD on February 4, 2014! As a bonus, along with the meticulously reproduced artwork, enclosed in every CD is the very collectible replicated ‘Billion Dollar Bill’.

With ‘Billion Dollar Babies’, Alice Cooper refined the raw grit of their earlier work in favor of a slightly more polished sound resulting in a mega-hit album that reached the top of the US and UK album charts. It’s impossible to overstate how popular the band had become by the time their sixth album was released. The album, is brilliant, decadent and encapsulated all the celebrity trashiness of the 70’s only three years into the decade.

Song for song, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ is probably the original Alice Cooper group’s finest and strongest. The album’s singles “Elected”, “Hello Hooray”, “Billion Dollar Babies”,and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” all became hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Also included are a pair of perennial concert standards – the disturbing necrophilia ditty “I Love the Dead” and the chilling macabre of “Sick Things”.

Alice Cooper Billion Bill - promo - 2014

After the album was released, the band embarked on a tour which broke the US box office records previously held by the Rolling Stones. The show climaxed with a guillotine execution of Alice. The album and the tour made the band into the world’s preeminent pied pipers of teenage trash culture and the most successful rock band ever to be loathed by American parents.

“Other than the original ‘Alice Cooper Band’ being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011, our second biggest achievement was when our album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ went to Number #1 in all three music trade magazines at the same time in April of 1973. Number #1 in Billboard, Number #1 in Record World and Number #1 in Cash Box. We had hoped it would sell Gold or Platinum as a follow-up to the success of our album ‘School’s Out’, but a Number #1 album was something that was totally unexpected. Over the years the title track “Billion Dollar Babies” has become my signature song because of the recognizable drum intro.” – Neal Smith, Alice Cooper drummer and founding member

“I remember we were out on the road when the album finally came out in February 1973. I listened to it in my hotel room and just got this really big smile. I was thinking, ‘It’s amazing, we’re really pulling this off’. The album was very, very unique and very, very different. I was really proud of the songs, especially ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Generation Landslide’.” – Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper guitarist/keyboardist and founding member

Alice Cooper Billion Dollar SACD - promo cover pic - 2014

To purchase: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/alice-cooper-billion-dollar-babies

TRACKS:

1. Hello Hooray

2. Raped and Freezin’

3. Elected

4. Billion Dollar Babies

5. Unfinished Sweet

6. No More Mr. Nice Guy

7. Generation Landslide

8. Sick Things

9. Mary-Ann

10. I Love the Dead

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Produced by Bob Ezrin

Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering

“…it remains one of rock’s quintessential classic albums!”

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER BAND.

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

Stone.

ALICE COOPER – New November Tour Dates Announced! “Hey Stoopid” Reissue Releasing September 23rd!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Alice Cooper - Raise The Dead Tour - 2012 - 2013 - promo flyer

ALICE COOPER – OFFICIAL from http://www.alicecooper.com/! New November Raise The Dead tour dates announced! Tickets and VIP Packages available at:

http://alicecooper.com/tour-terror

11/22/2013 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

11/23/2013 – Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium

11/25/2013 – Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

11/26/2013 – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts

MORE ALICE COOPER NEWS:

ALICE COOPER’s 1991 album “Hey Stoopid” will be reissued this month and will include new bonus tracks!

http://alicecooper.com/latest/news/hey-stoopid-revisited-44122

Alice Cooper - Hey Stoopid - promo cover pic - 2013

* For More Info On ALICE COOPER:

Facebook: Alice Cooper

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LONG LIVE THE ICONIC ALICE COOPER.

Stone.

ALICE COOPER – To Headline: BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 – 4 days, 4 stages and over 100 + bands! With ALICE COOPER headlining! Metal be thy name! DIMMU BORGIR, HATEBREED, ANVIL, WATAIN, BEHEMOTH, SANCTUARY, NILE and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY! Now that’s a Metal cross-section of bands! BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR looks to be one hellishly potent Metal extravaganza in 2012!

ICED EARTH, SEPULTURA, EASTERN FRONT, ORANGE GOBLIN, TESTAMENT and the Metal list goes on! Click on the BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR link at bottom of post for a complete list of bands performing!

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 will take place on August 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. This mammoth Metal event will take place at Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, UK.

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For more info on BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, click on the link below:

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

For more info on ALICE COOPER, click on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/AliceCooper

ALICE COOPER – myspace music

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

LONG LIVE BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR.

Stone.

ALICE COOPER – Happy Rockin’ Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, horror metal, horror rock, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music birthdays, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Alice Cooper – You And Me (1977/Single/Warner Bros.)

ALICE COOPER – Back on February 4th, 1948, Alice Cooper was born. Today, the ultra influential and legendary Alice Cooper turns a young, Rockin’ and Metallin’ 64! So, without further Metal ado…

HAPPY

ROCKIN’

BIRTHDAY

ALICE

COOPER!

Alice Cooper – Constrictor (1986/MCA)

THANK YOU ALICE COOPER FOR YOUR PIONEERING BRAND OF HEAVY METAL, HORROR ROCK AND PERSONA!

Wanna read about that really cool You And Me 45 rpm single you see at the top of this post? Just click on the big header link below! I wrote and posted up this article back on June 20th, 2010. Metal be thy name!

ROCK MUSIC VINYL FLASHBACK: ALICE COOPER – “YOU AND ME” 45 RPM FROM 1977

WE’RE NOT WORTHY! WE’RE NOT WORTHY!

Alice Cooper – Along Came A Spider ( 2008/Steamhammer SPV)

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

Stone.

Alice Cooper – Welcome 2 My Nightmare: Releases September 13th, 2011! Some Metal Thoughts…

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

ALICE COOPER – As with the new Anthrax studio album (Worship Music),  the new Alice Cooper album Welcome 2 My Nightmare releases on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011. Call this “Super Heavy Metal Tuesday” or what! I never was offered any free promos of the new Anthrax or Alice Cooper, so I’ll be buying them both on Tuesday. (Apparently Metal Odyssey isn’t that famous and cool yet). Quite frankly I am more than willing to shell out the money for brand new Anthrax and Alice Cooper albums. It’s all about “supporting your bands” anyhow and I’ve strived to show strong support over the course of time for both Anthrax and Alice Cooper.

Will I do an album review for the new Alice Cooper album? I guess if I feel like it. Will I do an album review for the new Anthrax? Again, If I feel like it. Since the record companies and/or PR people for both Anthrax and Alice Cooper don’t want to get in touch with Stone, I’m in no hurry to review ‘em. We’ll see what happens. I’m predicting I’ll be pleased with both though… I hope. For now, the FREE publicity is right here for both the record companies and bands… yippeee! Isn’t Stone such a swell guy?

* Alice Cooper – Welcome 2 My Nightmare is being released on Universal Music Group, um, Enterprises or something like that. Take your pick. Whatever. This Universal label has gotten in touch with me in the past, I did a cool album review for them and then they disappeared. Plus, this Universal label owes Stone an interview with Get Scared. I submitted questions to the label per their nagging request and then they never got back to me. Real UNPROFESSIONAL on their part. Do I sound like I’m bitching? Hell yes I am. Stone doesn’t like being taken advantage of by NO ONE. Especially when all the writing and publicity I do is for F’n FREE.

Welcome 2 My Nightmare – Track Listing:

I Am Made Of You

Caffeine

The Nightmare Returns

A Runaway Train

Last Man On Earth

The Congregation

I’ll Bite Your Face Off

Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever

Ghouls Gone Wild

Something To Remember Me By

When Hell Comes Home

What Baby Wants

I Gotta Get Outta Here

The Underture

Flatline

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

LONG LIVE ANTHRAX.

Stone.

Alice Cooper (The Band) – A Metal Congratulations!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

ALICE COOPER – Metal Odyssey gives a Metal Congratulations to Alice Cooper and each original member of Alice Cooper (The Band) for their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, class of 2011. Metal accolades go out to the original lineup of Alice Cooper (The Band): Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Dennis DunawayNeal Smith and the late Glen Buxton.

Regardless of the bonehead maneuvers and clique driven approach that the “Rock scholars” at this institution have bestowed over the years, it is a fine feeling to have such an iconic band and powerful figure as Alice Cooper as a member there. Alice Cooper represents Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Just exactly where Shock/Horror Rock would be today, without Alice Cooper leading the way, is a scary Metal thought to ponder. Influential, groundbreaking, legendary… how many more ways can I explain the impact that Alice Cooper has had upon Rock Music across the genres?

At the end of my Metal day, it’s not about Rock genres… it’s about music. Alice Cooper has created music that will live on for untold generations, long after my stay on Earth is over.

Metal Odyssey’s Metal Gripes:

* Alice Cooper belongs inducted as a solo artist as well. Alice Cooper’s solo career began in 1975 with the studio album Welcome To My Nightmare and continues to the present day. Alas, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Rock scholars probably don’t know that.

Let’s just hope the trend of inducting the musicians and bands that belong in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame continues. My criticism of The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame shall continue, until there are real knowledgeable and non-political Rock minds in place at the helm. Without the likes of KISS, Cheap Trick, The Moody Blues, Heart, Motorhead, Slayer, The Doobie Brothers, The Electric Light Orchestra and Mott The Hoople, to name a many few, (there are many more), it shall remain one big Hall Of Shame. Remember: ABBA is already inducted (?)… the bands previously mentioned, sadly, are overlooked. Bizarre.

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

LONG LIVE THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL OF ALICE COOPER (THE BAND)

Stone.

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