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HELLGATE – Hard Rock / Metal Trio Release Debut S/T EP

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, music reviews, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Stone Notes: This is HELLGATE. They have earned a ton of support out in the Northwest and in their home base of Montana; and are now looking to brand themselves nationwide. HELLGATE’s debut S/T EP is available for free or name your price on their Bandcamp page (see below).

HELLGATE’s talent and credibility do all the talking on this bragworthy EP, with an impressive mix of many Heavy Rock genres that flows into one original sound. Joel Floyd West has vocals that you’ll remember, cause he’s not trying to sound like someone else. This is a standout underground band and debut EP that I’m giving you all a Metal heads-up on. I’m very pleased, to have this opportunity to feature HELLGATE on Metal Odyssey for the first time. Don’t miss out on HELLGATE. Metal be thy name.



HELLGATE – Since the bands’ formation in March of 2014, HELLGATE has accomplished a great deal, including an appearance on NBC-TV as well as write ups in a number of local and regional papers including The Lively Times and The Independent.

HELLGATE has already received some national radio airplay and has created a strong web presence in such a very short time as well.

Now, with the release of their Self-Titled Debut EP, the band is ready to go national. The KillHate Tour kicks off July 3rd, and will take the band through MT, WA, OR, CA, and NV. Proceeds from this tour will be donated to NPAP against police brutality.

Haunting grooves, aggressive hooks, and seductive textures describe the organic yet formulaic delivery that HELLGATE has to offer on this 6 song, 24 minute release.

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Joel Floyd West – Guitar, Vocals
Brandon Eden – Bass
Jordan Sean – Drums


Listen to and support HELLGATE by clicking on the Bandcamp player below! Metal Be Thy Name!

The newly released HELLGATE EP (May 31st) is available for free streaming and download on these top sites:

*Band Camp:


Sound Cloud:



Vampire Freaks:


TV appearance on NBC Missoula, Montana:


Source for HELLGATE info & photos: HELLGATE

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Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit Tim Moss; left to right: Duane Denison, John Stanier, Mike Patton and Trevor Dunn



May 30, 2013, San Francisco – Tomahawk, who kick off a brief East Coast tour on Saturday in Boston, perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Monday, June 3.

The upcoming live performances are the first East Coast dates from the alt-rock super group (Duane Denison, Mike Patton, John Stanier and Trevor Dunn) in a decade. Tomahawk recently toured throughout Australia via the Soundwave Festival and performed at Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile.

Tomahawk Dates:

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Tomahawk released Oddfellows, their first album in six years, in late January with the album landing in the Billboard Top 100 and reaching #2 on the trade magazine’s Hard Music chart as well as #9 on the Indie chart.

Two videos have been released, one for “Stone Letter” ( and another for the title track (

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on TOMAHAWK, click on the links below!

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TOOL – Mark 21st Anniversary Of “OPIATE” With Commemorative Limited Edition Package

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Feb. 25, 2013, Los Angeles – TOOL will release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited edition package of their original debut EP, Opiate, on Mar. 26 to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release.

The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.

The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics and included bonus items which include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from  the 10,000 Days packaging.

The packages will only be available via TOOL’s website ( on Mar. 26 and there will be no pre-orders. A limit of three packages from each of the 5 x 1,000 versions will be in place.  More details to be announced soon.


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on TOOL, click on the links below!

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Swimming In Fire – Featuring: Greg Hampton, Danny Saber, Eric Dover & Chris Collier

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, experimental music, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SWIMMING IN FIRE – The dynamically Rockin’ duo of Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, 9 Chambers, Lita Ford, The New Czars) and Danny Saber (U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Marilyn Manson) have founded and are currently collaborating/producing a new project they’ve called: Swimming In Fire.

With Eric Dover (Slash’s Snakepit, Alice Cooper) and Chris Collier joining on, Swimming In Fire is a potent supergroup of seasoned songwriters and multi-instrumentalists to keep your ears and eyes on today and tomorrow!

Two words to know: Alternative. Experimental. Yes, Swimming In Fire are playing cutting-edge music and it’s still radiating some hard and heavy persona that Heavy Metal and Hard Rock diehards scream for. Expect the electronic gates of sound to open up and introduce you to what Greg Hampton and Danny Saber have created here with their project.

Incorporating driving guitars and melodic vocals into their songs is only just the beginning, with this creative band. There’s plenty of Alternative and Experimental nuances happening musically; this all makes the music from Swimming In Fire a true Rock ‘N Roll delicacy in the making.

I’m looking forward to hearing the eventual debut album from Swimming In Fire, these guys are onto capturing a sound that is both highly relevant and contagious. Metal be thy name.

Take a listen to three songs that are already streaming on Swimming In Fire’s facebook and Reverbnation sites, by clicking on the links below!


For more info on SWIMMING IN FIRE, click on the links below!

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FAIR TO MIDLAND – On Tour Now With 10 YEARS and KYNG

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As taken from the Official Newsletter from Fair To Midland:

That’s right. We are headed out with our ole tour buddies 10 Years starting today. Check out all of the dates below and we expect to see you all there. Also tagging along will be KYNG.

Sat, June 30 @ Warehouse Live in Houston, TX

Sun, July 01 @ Brewster Street Ice House in Corpus Christi, TX

Tues, July 03 @ Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL

Thur, July 05 @ The Coliseum Tallahassee in Tallahassee, FL

Fri, July 06 @ The Valarium in Knoxville, TN

Sat, July 07 @ Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN

Sun, July 08 @ Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN

Tues, July 10 @ Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD

Wed, July 11 @ Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ

Thur, July 12 @ The Rock Junction in West Greenwich, RI (Headline Show)

Fri, July 13 @ Asylum in Portland, ME

Sat, July 14 @ Wally’s Pub in Hampton Beach, NH

Sun, July 15 @ Club International in New Britain, CT – NEW VENUE

Wed, July 18 @ The Machine Shop in Flint, MI

Thur, July 19 @ Piere’s in Ft. Wayne, IN

Sat, July 21 @ Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL

Sun, July 22 @ Pop’s in Sauget, IL

Tue, July 24 @ George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, AR


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For more info on FAIR TO MIDLAND, click on the link below!



SPIDER ROCKETS “BITTEN” – Strap Yourself In… For One Hell Of A Hard Rockin’ Ride With Plenty Of Bite!

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SPIDER ROCKETS – The new studio album, Bitten, from New Jersey’s Spider Rockets was released on June 5th, 2012, via P-Dog Records. Better strap yourself in for this bevy of Hard Rockin’ songs that shoot out from Bitten! Spider Rockets have raised their own bar of musical accomplishment with their new album and it undeniably Rocks from A to Z! Admittedly, I was expecting a great Spider Rockets album with Bitten; only I wasn’t expecting a standout album of this magnitude.

After my initial listen-through of Bitten, I realized these 10 songs kicked my ass. After reality settled in and several more listens, I also realized that Bitten is one of the BEST albums I’ve listened to across ALL Rock genres thus far in 2012. Crisscrossing Heavy Metal, Alternative Rock/Metal and Hard Rock, Spider Rockets take their sound to a level of fun and excitement that I’ve always yearned for from a band. Any band. You know, like Anthrax and Misfits fun.

If your unfamiliar with Spider Rockets you absolutely must take Stone’s word here: Spider Rockets are the missing F’n link in today’s American Heavy Music. Spider Rockets sound LOUD even when the volume is down. Spider Rockets spread an infectious energy into my senses upon the opening note of Better When It’s Loud. Yes, as vocalist Helena Cos sings, it’s “better when it’s loud, it’s better when it’s fast” and I’ll confidently state: this Spider Rockets band is built-to-last!

Helena Cos illuminates the song, she has a vocal identity unlike no other female front woman I’ve heard in my 100 years of living. I state this due to the similarity factor that too often seems to come into play within the world of Rock. Helena accentuates the lyrics and sings with the confidence and attitude that any aspiring singer should emulate. Did I mention this band can play? With Bitten as proof, this band is as solid as a newly forged set of railroad spikes.

The cover of Golden Earring’s 1982 #1 hit, Twilight Zone, makes the news here. Spider Rockets spray paints more Rockin’ relevance on this (decades long) over played song… that I actually like it again! The tempo is turned up a notch and the curled-lip vibe from Helena’s vocals makes Twilight Zone a brand new and welcomed listen to my ears. If you have already heard and dug the lead single Scream (which was aired all over the internet months ago), you’re in for an enormous treat: there are songs on Bitten equal to and even better than that single!

Spider Rockets will make you move… and if you don’t move to the fist-pumping, headbanging, carefree, riff-infested, melodic, rhythm saturated, bass thumping, Alternative Hard Rock inspired style of songs on Bitten, then forget about it cause you obviously have no pulse. Album opener Going Down sets the party mood and who-gives-a-shit vibrations afire; while album closer Bring Me Around has me wishing there were 2, 3, 4 or 5 more songs to flow through my Rock ‘N Roll hungry eardrums and veins.

Seriously, Spider Rockets have declared the status quo of Hard Rock as public enemy #1 with Bitten. Collectively these songs play-out so fabulously that Bitten is an album that ends way, way, way too soon. Ring that Spider Rockets bell and tell all the people in the streets… Stone has been Bitten. And I want to get bitten again… and again. It’s now your turn to get bitten by Spider Rockets. Metal be thy name.


Helena Cos - vocals

Johnny Nap - guitar

Dan Prestup - drums

Timmy Tobin – bass


BITTEN – Track Listing:

Going Down

So High


Don’t Need You



Twilight Zone

Better When It’s Loud

Nothing Left

Bring Me Around


For more info on SPIDER ROCKETS, click on the links below!



PAPA ROACH – Summer 2012 U.S. Tour Dates & Venues Listed

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PAPA ROACH – California’s Alt/Rock and Hard Rockin’ PAPA ROACH will be on tour once again this Summer! Check out the tour dates and venues listed below for a location nearest you!


June 23rd – Green River, WY @ Evers Park (Flaming Gorge Days)

June 25th – Minot, ND @ City Auditorium

June 26th – Aberdeen, SD @ Ramkota Exhibit Hall

June 28th – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

June 30th – Rock Island, IL @ Daiquiri Factory (Rock The District)

July 3rd – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theater

July 5th – Bangor , ME @ Bangor Waterfront Pavilion

July 6th – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena

July 7th  – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues

July 9th – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

July 12th – Oshkosh, WI @ For Festival Park (Rock USA Festival)

July 13th – N. Lawrence, OH @ Clay’s Park Resort (Rock The Resort)

July 15th – Sarnia, ON @ Centennial Park (Bayfest 2012)

July 20th – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

July 21st – Cadott, WI @ Cadott Festival Grounds (Chippewa Valley Rock Fest 2012)

Time For Annihilation – On The Road & On The Record - Released in August, 2010 on Eleven Seven Music


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For more info on PAPA ROACH, click on the links below!



SANGUINE – Debut / ST: Alternative Metal That Leaps Over Cutting Edge

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on March 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SANGUINE – When I first heard the opening track For Love (not too long ago) I immediately realized that Sanguine is a band that will, without question, make some serious F’n noize within the Metal and Alternative Metal world. Tarin Kerrey can scream her lungs out and her vocals are power-packed with emotion that comes across as 100% sincere. For Love is an amazing track of Metal to open up this debut from Sanguine, both for its riveting vibes and heightened heaviness.

Sanguine originates from the UK and they’re Metal comes with a fresh dose of sound that is unique and not part of any “same-old” crowd. One amazing song on this debut is Bangkok Nights. Try to imagine New Wave going full-throttle on the Metal pedal. Add a sliver of Funky guitar, screaming vocals, some Rap, thunderous Metal rhythm and Bangkok Nights is as diverse a Metal song I’ve ever had scorch my eardrums.

In The Sky is melodic and flows along like a top twenty hit single. More Hard Rock than Metal, In The Sky maintains  an edgy feel and vibe that is constant and contagious. Given Up is fortified with Alternative Metal muscle, speed, grooves, soaring vocals and a slice of growl. A song that is ultra energy fortified for certain. No two songs sound alike on this debut from Sanguine, a quality that I find alluring.

Live Consume Drive has so many delectable varieties of heaviness happening that it’s flat-out sensational. With a Punk snarl for its backbone, this song is driven by its aggressive speed and attitude. A potent moshing candidate of a song, one that’s guaranteed to turn fans at a live Sanguine show into a slammin’ frenzy. Contagious and Contagious Remix (Tim Baker Version) are examples of what happens, when a band wants to make Alternative Metal that will make you stomp about wether you are willing to or not.

The more I’ve listened to Sanguine, the more I want to get up off my ass and slam my body around the house, while my out of control movements destroy’s every material good I own into remnants of what once was. Sanguine is a band that isn’t looking for a party, they are the F’n party. Sanguine has created Metal, Alternative Metal, that accelerates at a non-stop level of psyche-you-out fever. This is Alternative Metal that has been turned up a dozen notches and very well may be ahead of its time. Hell yes.

Sanguine has proven to me, they’re a band that can’t be given a proper do with words alone. Sanguine has a debut album that needs to be digested by your senses to fully understand just how talented and commanding they sound. Sanguine will Rock your face off. I’ve warned you. If I could pick that one band I need to see live, it’s Sanguine. I can only imagine their songs coming to life in a small club/venue where all I can do is experience this band’s Alternative Metal and heightened energy. Metal be thy name.

Take a look and listen below to Given Up and (hopefully) you’ll see what I’m trying to blab about!


Tarin Kerrey – Vocals

Nick Magee – Guitar/Vocals

Tom Sherwood – Bass

Matt Feld – Drums

SANGUINE – Current Rockin’ News of Note:

Singer Tarin Kerrey has performed guest vocals on 4 songs of the Primal Rock Rebellion album ‘Awoken Broken’ by Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden.

The band is currently writing album two with Jesper Stromblad from In Flames.


Track Listing:

For Love

Anger Song


Don’t Change

Bangkok Nights

In the Sky

Given Up

A place that you call home

Live Consume Drive



Contagious REMIX


Listen to SANGUINE on Soundcloud:

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MELVINS LITE – Debuts With ‘Freak Puke’ On June 5th, 2012

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, experimental rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2012 – The Melvins unveil the latest twist in their 29-year history with Melvins Lite, an additional incarnation of the band that finds founders Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover partnering with Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk) for a 10-song released titled Freak Puke (June 5, Ipecac Recordings).

“The Melvins have a long history of mixing up our line-ups and I think that’s what has kept us relevant for so long,” explains Osborne. “Consider the Freak Puke record the fifth side of the four-sided Melvins’ triangle.”

Dunn is known as one of Rock and Jazz’s top bass players, performing on both a traditional and upright bass in a wide range of bands and as a freelance musician.  He is currently recording the new Tomahawk album, is a member of Fantômas and was the bassist for Mr. Bungle.

The Melvins will be taping an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly at their Apr. 13 show in Los Angeles. Osborne will join Greg Gutfeld for another chat on June 28 on Fox News’ Red Eye.

Freak Puke was recorded by Toshi Kasai and the Melvins in Los Angeles.


Freak Puke – Track Listing:

01.  Mr. Rip Off
02.  Inner Ear Rupture
03.  Baby, Won’t You Weird Me Out
04.  Worm Farm Walt
05.  A Growing Disgust
06.  Leon vs. The Revolution
07.  Holy Barbarians
08.  Freak Puke
09.  Let Me Roll It
10.  Tommy Goes Berserk

As previously announced the Melvins (as their “traditional,” four piece line-up with Crover, Osborne and Big Businesses’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis) will be touring the U.S. this Spring in support of the free EP release: Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, available Mar. 13 at   Dates are listed below. A Melvins Lite tour is forthcoming.

April    11       San Jose, CA              The Blank Club

April    12       San Francisco, CA      Great American Music Hall

April    13       Los Angeles, CA        The Troubadour

April    14       San Diego, CA            The Casbah

April    17       El Paso, TX                 House of Rock

April    19       Austin, TX                  Mohawk

April    20       Houston, TX               Warehouse Live

April    21       New Orleans, LA        One Eyed Jack’s

April    23       Orlando, FL                 The Social

April    24       Gainesville, FL            Double Down Live

April    25       Atlanta, GA                 The Loft at Center Stage

April    26       Charlotte, NC              Amos Southend

April    28       West Chester, PA        The Note

April    29       New York, NY            Webster Hall

May    1          Milwaukee, WI            Turner Hall Ballroom

May    2          DeKalb, IL                   Otto’s Nightclub

May    3          St. Louis, MO              The Firebird

May    4          Nashville, TN               Exit Inn

May    7          Dallas, TX                    Trees

May    9          Santa Fe, NM               Santa Fe Brewing Company

May    11        Santa Ana, CA             Galaxy Concert Theatre


(Source: Speakeasy PR)

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VOLBEAT – “Live From Beyond Hell / Above Heaven” Releases December 6th, 2011 (North America)

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, rockabilly with tags , , , , , , , on November 20, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

VOLBEAT – The first live album from VOLBEAT will be released on December 6th, 2011, (North America), via Universal Republic. Live From Beyond Hell / Above Heaven is this live album’s title, consisting of 18 songs spanning the already remarkable Rockin’ career of VOLBEAT. The popularity of VOLBEAT is growing stronger by the second. VOLBEAT is one diverse and heavy band to catch onto, if you already haven’t. This Danish band is power-packed with talent; blending Rockabilly, Hard Rock, Blues, Heavy Metal and countless grooves!

CD Track Listing:


The Mirror and The Ripper

MaybellEne i Hofteholder

16 Dollars

Heaven Nor Hell

Who They Are


Sad Man’s Tongue

7 Shots

Pool of Booze, booze, booze/BOA

A Warrior’s Call

The Garden’s Tale



The Human Instrument


Still Counting

I Only Wanna Be With You

* Release date sources: & Best

* For more info on VOLBEAT, click on the link below:

VOLBEAT – Official Website



RAMMSTEIN – Confirms North American Tour 2012

Posted in alternative metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey


Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 – RAMMSTEIN, the Berlin-based band known for their incendiary live performances, will bring their brand new live production to North America this spring for 21 dates kicking off April 20 in Ft. Lauderdale.  Tickets for the tour, presented by Live Nation, will go on sale beginning Friday, Nov. 18 and will be available at: and

Demand for Rammstein’s pyrotechnic-laden performances has been so great in Europe, where they regularly play capacity level soccer stadiums, the band spent nearly a full decade without setting foot on North American shores. In December 2010, the sextet returned to North America for two sold out shows including a performance at Madison Square Garden. Rammstein followed with a 9-day trek of major North American cities in Spring 2011.

The Los Angeles Times described the live experience as “…epic stagecraft on a Wagnerian scale, several notches up from most Arena Rock.”

The  tour announcement comes on the heels of news of the band’s first retrospective release, Made In Germany 1995 – 2011, which will be available in North America (through a distribution deal between Universal Germany and Vagrant Records) on Dec. 13.  Rammstein recently released “Mein Land,” a new four-track digital single that features two new songs: the title track and “Vergiss uns Nicht” as well as remixes from BossHoss and Mogwai.  A video directed by Jonas Akerlund for “Mein Land” is also currently featured  Rammstein’s most recent full-length album, Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 in October 2009.

Rammstein first stormed America in 1998, touring with a set based on their Grammy-nominated breakthrough second release, Sehnsucht, featuring Du hast, the song that brought the world’s attention to the band. During their 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: band members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to the highly provocative live show.


04/20/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center – Pre Sale 11/18/11

04/21/12 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum – Pre Sale 11/18/11

04/23/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena – Pre Sale 11/19/11

04/25/12 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena – Pre Sale 11/18/11

04/26/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center – Pre Sale 11/18/11

04/28/12 – Uniondale, NY @Nassau Coliseum – Pre Sale 11/18/11

04/29/12 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center – Pre Sale 11/19/11

05/01/12 – Montreal, QC, CAN @ Bell Centre – Pre Sale 11/26/11

05/03/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena – Pre Sale 12/03/11

05/04/12 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena – Pre Sale 11/19/11

05/06/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills – Pre Sale 11/18/11

05/08/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center – Pre Sale 12/05/11

05/10/12 – Winnipeg, MB, CAN @ MTS Centre – Pre Sale 11/25/11

05/13/12 – Vancouver, BC. CAN @ Rogers Arena – Pre Sale 11/25/11

05/14/12 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome – Pre Sale 12/03/11

05/17/12 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center – Pre Sale 11/19/11

05/18/12 – Glendale, AZ @ Arena – Pre Sale 12/03/11

05/20/12 – Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum – Pre Sale 11/19/11

05/22/12 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center – Pre Sale 11/18/11

05/24/12 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center – Pre Sale 12/03/11

05/25/12 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center – Pre Sale 11/19/11

Itinerary subject to change.

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

* For more info on RAMMSTEIN & ticket info, click the links below:



SANGUINE – “For Love” Song & Music Video: You MUST Check Out!

Posted in alternative metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

SANGUINE – Recently a Metal band from the UK has crossed my Metal path and given my ears some hefty whoop-ass they hunger for. SANGUINE. This Metal foursome, fronted by Tarin Kerrey, have a Modern/Alt sound and vibe to stand-out from the Metal crowd. Tarin’s vocals are the stuff to rip your Metal lovin’ soul apart and then again… her vocal harmony can also stop you in your tracks, leaving you begging for more.

SANGUINE is all about DIY and they are impressing some of the biggest named Rock and Metal magazines out there, with Rocksound and the mighty Metal Hammer extending their praise. Solidly tight musicianship and creative song writing comes right at me, as I listen to For Love. Check out the music video of For Love below and brace yourself for a damn good song, from a band that is aiming for the top of the Heavy Music world.

Directed by Carl Shanahan


Tarin Kerrey – vocals/songwriter

Nick Magee – guitar/vocals/songwriter

Tom Sherwood – bass

Matt Feld – drums

* For more info on SANGUINE, click on the link below:

SANGUINE – Official Website



COLD – 2011 U.S. Summer Tour With VOLBEAT: Dates, Cities and Venues Listed!

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, modern metal, Music, rock music, rock music news, rockabilly with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

COLD is currently on tour with VOLBEAT, trekking across the U.S. and supporting their newly released studio album: Superfiction (Eleven Seven Music). Superfiction is the fifth studio album from COLD and fans have waited six years for it! Stone will say this much: It was well worth the wait! Superfiction is a comeback album with a dozen exclamation points after it. COLD is now solidifying their legendary status as an Alt/Modern Metal & Hard Rock leader. Metal be thy name.

VOLBEAT is touring in support of their fourth studio album: Beyond Hell/Above Heaven. VOLBEAT has been gaining Rockin’ momentum as each and every day passes… this is one hell of a band! Their combination of Metal, Hard Rock and Rockabilly is so damn good it’s scary. To have COLD and VOLBEAT on tour together = ultra unreal. Check out the dates and cities below to see if these two amazing bands are gonna be Rockin’ in your area!

COLD With VOLBEAT – 2011 U.S. Tour:

07/28/11 – @ McGuffy’s House of Rock – Dayton, OH

07/29/11 – @ Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN

07/30/11 – @ WJJO Bandcamp – Madison, WI

07/31/11 – @ The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

08/02/11 – @ Emo’s – Austin, TX

08/03/11 – @ House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA

08/05/11 – @ The Filmore – Miami, FL

08/06/11 – @ House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL

08/07/11 – @ The Filmore – Charlotte, NC

08/10/11 – @ 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.

08/11/11 – @ Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, N.J.

08/12/11 – @ Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA

08/13/11 – @ The Dome at Oakdale – Wallingford, CT

08/15/11 – @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI

08/16/11 – @ Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI

08/17/11 – @ House Of Blues – Chicago, IL

08/19/11 – @ First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

08/20/11 – @ The Grove – Lincoln, NE

08/26/11 – @ Rock Hard @ The Park – Spokane, WA

08/27/11 – @ Big Sky Brewery – Missoula, MT

08/28/11 – @ Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

09/01/11 – @ Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

09/02/11 – @ House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

09/03/11 – @ House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA

09/04/11 – @ House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA


* For more info on COLD, click on the links below:


COLD – myspace music

* For more info on VOLBEAT, click on the link below:

VOLBEAT – Official Website




Fools For Rowan – To Share And Rock Hometown Stage With Evanescence

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, gothic metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

LOS ANGELES, CA – On August 17th the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee will host local rockers, Fools For Rowan, and worldwide superstars Evanescence. The 1661 maximum capacity sign will surely be put in jeopardy, at the historic auditorium, as this is Evanescence’s only U.S tour date this year. Fools For Rowan are more than an adequate opening act and are sure to prove to everyone in attendance that they are very capable of being headliners.

Fools For Rowan have most recently been in rotation on Nashville’s independent radio station, Lightning 100, and played the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest earlier this month. Their debut album, Twisted. Tied Up. Tangled as well as their energetic live sets have launched Fools For Rowan on the road to Rock and Roll stardom and has allowed for them to open for artists such as Sick Puppies, Halestorm, Gin Blossoms, Trapt, Adelitas Way and many more.

While Fools For Rowan are teetering with mass U.S appeal, Evanescence are a full fledge musical phenomenon. With over 20 million records sold worldwide and two Grammys to their name; Evanescence is characterized by singer Amy Lee’s masterful melodies and pristine piano.

Fools For Rowan are lead by Erin Mullins‘ soaring vocals, Ryan Harrison Nanney and Rachel Brandsness guitar riffs and the tight battery of Aaron Elliot (bass) and Jordan Cullen (drums). The kinetic quintet continues to tour relentlessly throughout the U.S, winning over audiences and continuing to spread the power of Rock and Roll.

“We’ve been rocking out to Evanescence for years,” the band has said, “So to share the stage with rock heavyweights like them is an honor. It’s better than Christmas!”

(Source: LAFAMOS PR & Branding)

Tickets to the show can be purchased HERE.

Buy Fools For Rowan’s new album oniTunes!

For more information on Fools For Rowan please visit their website at




Vans Warped Tour ’11 – 2011 Tour Compilation CD: 50 Songs! 50 Bands! = A Rockin’ Bargain To Jump All Over!

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, alternative rock albums, Hard Rock, hardcore metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Vans Warped Tour ’11 Compilation CD – The annual compilation CD of Vans Warped Tour was released on June 7th, 2011, on SideOneDummy Records. This 2011 Tour Compilation edition is a double CD Digipak that contains 50 songs from 50 bands! The record label world known for it’s stable of Punk Rock bands along with Vans Warped Tour has released what quite possibly may be the greatest bargain in the Rock Music industry once again. For fans of Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Hardcore, Metalcore and Punk Rock, this 2 CD compilation is like a double jolt of Rockin’ lightning, caught in an F’n empty bottle of Guiness.

From PARAMORE  to ELWAY, with A DAY TO REMEMBER in-between, this compilation covers the bands that have recently kept this Vans Warped Tour as a legit leader in the touring Rock festival industry. With the presence of The Devil Wears Prada (Anatomy) and Asking Alexandria (Closure), this compilation is represented fiercely by two young and Extremely Heavy bands that are on the F’n rise.

Rock fans not familiar with the bands affiliated with the ongoing Vans Warped Tour, should benefit immensely from picking up this 2 CD compilation. I picked up my copy new for $5.99 (U.S.) and couldn’t be more satisfied with the overall package of bands and songs. With more Heavy and Extreme bands being added to the bill for Vans Warped Tour in recent years, coupled with the diversity of Alternative, Hardcore and mainstay Punk Rock representation, this is a touring Rock festival that truly knows how to unite Rock genres with one goal in mind: To spread the word of Rock by playing loud, proud and with F’n attitude!

* Pictured on the front CD cover at top of post: PARAMORE performing at the 2008 Vans Warped Tour.

* For more info on the Vans Warped Tour 2011, click the link below:


* For more info on this Vans Warped Tour ’11 Compilation 2 CD:




HYPNO5E – Release Live Video From Recent Australian Tour

Posted in alternative metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

French Extreme Metal / Art Rockers HYPNO5E have unveiled a video of live extracts from their recent Australian Tour with Truth Corroded, and The Amenta (Listenable Records) and Ruins on select dates.  The video shows a heavier side of the band, as well as a snippet from a new song.

Check out the band tear up Adelaide, AU:,7-99:digest

The band has a Cuban Tour coming up this August with Mumakil (Relapse Records).  Be on the lookout for more HYPNO5E dates to surface in the near future…

(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity)

* For more info on HYPNO5E, click on the links below:

HYPNO5E on Facebook



Fair To Midland – “Arrows & Anchors”: In Stores Now! Tour Dates and More Info…

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, modern rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

IT’S HERE. Our new record Arrows & Anchors is available now. We are so excited that after 3 years of writing, recording, wrecking our van, touring the country with Karnivool and Flyleaf, then finding a new label that we are finally reaping the fruits of all of our hard work. But know this… we could not done it without you. You spend your hard earned money on our concert tickets and merch. You tell your friends about us. You call radio stations and request our songs. You are the reason that we keep fighting this hard to keep this train a rolling. So… THANK YOU!

Not heard Arrows & Anchors yet? Try it before you buy it at our AOL SPINNER LISTENING EVENT

THEN go purchase a copy (or four) at:

Band’s Official Merch Page

iTunes ($9.99 w/ 2 bonus tracks)

Best Buy ($9.99)

Hastings (only $8.99)

Amazon – CD  /  MP3


We are also taking off tonight for a whole slew of US tour dates. Do not miss it. We will be playing lots of new songs plus some old favorites. It’s going to be a blast. After a week of headline CD release shows we head out west with one of our favorite bands ever… DREDG. Then we will be hitting the road for a full US tour with The Damned Things and Maylene & The Sons of Disaster for the Inked Magazine Music Tour. Then we finish it off with another week of headline dates.

Here’s where the album is charting at iTunes today:

Rock Albums: #4
Overall Albums: #19


July 12 @ Curtain Club in Dallas, TX

July 13 @ The Marquee in Tulsa, OK

July 15 @ The Machine Shop in Flint, MI

July 16 @ Station 4 in St Paul, MN

July 17 @ Segredo in Madison, WI ***NEW VENUE***

July 18 @ The Wheelhouse in Cedar Falls, IA


July 22 @ Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR

July 23 @ El Corazon in Seattle, WA

July 24 @ The Venue in Boise, ID

July 26 @ Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO

July 27 @ Launch Pad in Albuquerque, NM

July 28 @ The Rock in Tucson, AZ ***This is a headline show. Dredg and Trophy Fire will not be playing.***

July 29 @ Nile Theatre in Mesa, AZ

July 30 @ The Lounge at Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

July 31 @ Soma Sidestage in San Diego, CA

August 3 @ SLO Brewing Co. in San Luis Obispo, CA

August 5 @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA

INKED MAGAZINE MUSIC TOUR w/ The Damned Things and Maylene & the Sons of Disaster

August 12 @ The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA

August 13 @ House of Blues in San Diego, CA

August 14 @ House of Blues in Anaheim, CA

August 16 @ House of Blues in Dallas, TX

August 17 @ House of Blues in Houston, TX

August 19 @ House of Blues in Chicago, IL

August 20 @ Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH

August 21 @ St Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI

August 23 @ House of Blues in Cleveland, OH

August 24 @ The Stone Pone in Asbury Park, NY

August 25 @ Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY

August 26 @ Gramercy in New York City, NY

August 27 @ TLA in Philadelphia, PA

August 29 @ The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC

August 30 @ Revolution in Ft Lauderdale, FL


August 31 @ Firestone Live in Orlando, FL

September 1 @ Handlebar in Pensacola, FL

September 2 @ Zydeco in Birmingham, AL

September 4 @ The Parish at HOB in New Orleans, LA

More shows to be announced soon.


Check out “Musical Chairs” here:


(Source: fair to midland – arrows & anchors official newsletter and eOne Music)

* For more info on Fair To Midland, click on the links below:

eOne Metal

eOne Music – facebook



COLD – A Tour Of The American Dream: Live Photos and Overview From The Crocodile Rock Cafe, Allentown, Pennsylvania, March 19th, 2011

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(All Live Photo Credits: Tom Coderre)

COLD – Back on March 19th, 2011, Alt/Modern Metal Legends COLD brought A Tour Of The American Dream to The Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Myself and Metal Odyssey’s staff photographer Tom Coderre were there to take in this night of Hard and Heavy hittin’ bliss, which featured four fabulous supporting bands that are on the rise: KOPEK, Oceans Divide and Egypt Central. Eastern Pennsylvania’s very own Maddam Ink. closed out the night after the headliners COLD.

COLD presented themselves onstage like the tried and true Rock legends they are, playing a tight set of songs that spanned their career. Wherever I turned, fans were in a psyched-out mode, realizing they were watching the continued comeback of a band that has been highly influential to a generation of Hard Rock, Modern Metal and Alternative Heavy Music bands. Speaking of which, the members of KOPEK and Oceans Divide spoke reverently of COLD. This all added further proof, that COLD has without question left its mark on Rock Music history and an impressionable influence on many young, current and successful bands.

With COLD, it is not the amount of albums that is important, it is the quality of these albums in their discography that impresses me. COLD has sold well over a million albums for good reason. Their music’s originality blended with plenty of heaviness and fortified with an alternative vibe, feel and personality, have all been key with their successful bridge to strengthening the Alternative and Modern Metal genres over their career. From their newest single Wicked World to The Day Seattle Died, COLD performed their songs at The Crocodile Rock Cafe with a conviction of a band that has been around the block and Rocked it to kingdom come as well… many times over.

For a band of any stature to take a short or long hiatus from the scene, then only come back to Rock out the brains of a throng of adoring fans says quite a lot. The age group of these fans at The Crocodile Rock to see COLD on this evening, in late March, told another astounding story, with young and middle-aged Heavy Music fans alike seeming to be there for one purpose: COLD solidarity. With their forthcoming studio album Superfiction (Eleven Seven Music) being released on July 19th, 2011, the feeling in the air is that COLD is no longer on a comeback… COLD is back.

All the live photos you see here were taken by Tom Coderre. I’ll speak for Tom… he was quite psyched-out to be documenting this live set from COLD with his camera lens, documenting A Tour Of The American Dream… a tour and band that shall forever be an important part of Rock Music history. I know I was psyched-out to be there.

Scooter Ward – vocalist

Scooter Ward – vocalist

Sam McCandless – drums

Jeremy Marshall – bass

Jeremy Marshall – bass

Zach Gilbert – guitar

Drew Molleur – guitar

* For more information on COLD, click on the links below:


COLD – myspace music



FAIR TO MIDLAND – Explain Record Cover In New Video, Also: Dates Listed For INKED MAGAZINE MUSIC TOUR!

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

FAIR TO MIDLAND have released a behind the scenes video breaking down what it took to create the cover of their upcoming record“Arrows & Anchors.” Artist Isaac “Eye-Sack” Flores takes you behind the scenes on the long and grueling process he put into creating the band’s logo over such a large piece of land.

Watch it HERE

FAIR TO MIDLAND will be supporting THE DAMNED THINGS andMAYLENE & THE SONS OF DISASTER on the INKED MAGAZINE MUSIC TOUR this summer. “We’re very excited about being a part of this tour, says bassist Jon Dicken. “We’re fans of all the bands involved and are looking forward to hitting the road with them for what looks like should be a fun summer. It’s a great way to kick off the release of our new record. Also, since it’s called the Inked Magazine Music Tour we may need to make a few tattoo shop stops before the tour starts!”

The band has also been confirmed to support DREDG in July along side THE TROPHY FIRE. Those dates in addition to the cluster of CD Release shows they announced earlier last month officially makes this one of the busiest summers in their career.

FAIR TO MIDLAND will release their brand new full length entitled Arrows and Anchors on July 12th, 2011. This is the band’s follow-up to the highly acclaimed record “Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True” released in 2007. One of their new tracks,“Amarillo Sleeps on My Pillow” is still being given away for FREEdownload HERE. The iTunes pre-order is also available HERE

The band recently shot a video for the lead single “Musical Chairs, heard HERE and purchased HERE.

FAIR TO MIDLAND is Darroh Sudderth (vocals), Cliff Campbell (guitar), Brett Stowers (drums), Matt Langley (keyboards) and Jon Dicken (Bass).

Headline CD Release Shows:

7/12 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
7/13 – Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
7/15 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
7/16 – St Paul, MN – Station 4
7/17 – Madison, WI – TBA
7/18 – Cedar Falls, IA – The Wheelhouse

Supporting DREDG:

7/22 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
7/23 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
7/24 – Boise, ID – The Venue
7/26 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
7/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
7/28 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock (FTM only)
7/29 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
7/30 – Las Vegas, NV – Palms Hotel
7/31 – San Diego, CA – Soma Side Stage
8/3 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Co
8/5 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

Opening the INKED Magazine Music Tour:

8/13 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
8/14 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
8/14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
8/16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
8/17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
8/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
8/20 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
8/21 – Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall
8/23 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
8/24 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
8/25 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
8/26 – New York, NY – Grammercy
8/27 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
8/29 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
8/30 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

(Source: eOne Music)

* For more info on FAIR TO MIDLAND, click on the links below:

Fair To Midland – myspace music

eOne Metal




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