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JONNY HETHERINGTON Of ART OF DYING – Reveals What Album He Cannot Live Without!

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Jonny Hetherington, shown above in center.

I recently asked the very talented  Jonny Hetherington (vocalist, lyricist, songwriter) of Canada’s (amazing) Hard Rock band Art Of Dying: what is the one album you cannot live without? Excluding his own music (as a requirement), this is what Jonny Hetherington had to say:

“Cool man. Pearl Jam Ten is the album I could not live without, It changed my life and influenced my musical path! The flow, the rawness, the trip that Eddie and the boys take you on never gets old for me.”

Visit Jonny’s Blog: www.JonnyHetherington.com

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PEARL JAM – TEN (1991 – Epic)

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ART OF DYING:

Jonny Hetherington – Vocals

Greg Bradley – Guitar

Jeff Brown – Drums

Cale Gontier – Bass/Vocals

Tavis Stanley – Guitar/Vocals

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ART OF DYING – VICES AND VIRTUES

(2011 – Intoxication Records / Reprise)

Stone Says: Vices And Virtues is an incredible album of songs! Songs that inspire the soul and touch on the human spirit. These songs speak in ways that have gotten me through some difficult moments. I cannot be more honest than that. Metal be thy name.

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* For more info on ART OF DYING:

Facebook: Art Of Dying

http://www.artofdyingmusic.com

http://www.youtube.com/artofdyingmusic

http://www.twitter.com/artofdying

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LONG LIVE JONNY HETHERINGTON.

LONG LIVE ART OF DYING.

LONG LIVE PEARL JAM.

Stone.

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PUSCIFER SET AUGUST 27th RELEASE DATE FOR “ALL RE-MIXED UP”

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CONDITIONS OF MY PAROLE REMIXERS INCLUDE SIR MIX –A-LOT AND THIS MORTAL COIL’S JOHN FRYER

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June 3, 2013, Jerome, Ariz. – Puscifer have set an Aug. 27th release date for All Re-Mixed Up, a track-for-track remix album of the band’s sophomore release Conditions of My Parole.

All Re-Mixed Up is the continuation of the Puscifer tradition to release alternate versions, reworks, and remixes of what we consider initial thoughts,” explained Maynard James Keenan.  “For instance, Carina Round was nervous about how to approach her version of ‘Telling Ghosts.’ Mat Mitchell put her at ease by asking her to think of it as a song half written, advising her to ‘now write the other half.’ It’s extremely liberating in the digital age to approach composing and creating in this manner. Infinite paths to explore, reinterpret, and re-present.”

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All Re-Mixed Up Track Listing and Remixers:

1. Monsters (Deconstruct) remixed by Mat Mitchell

2. The Green Valley (Verde River Maestro 507 mix) remixed by Rani Sharone   (Stolen Babies)

3. Monsoons (JLE Motorik mix) remixed by Josh Eustis

4. Telling Ghosts (Giorgia O’Queef mix) remixed by Carina Round

5. Horizons (Dream of a Lie remix) by John Fryer (This Mortal Coil)

6. Man Overboard (11AD remix) by Alain Johannes

7. Toma (Burn Out remix) by Five Knives

8. The Rapture (JLE Needs Service mix) by Josh Eustis

9. Conditions of My Parole (F.U.B.A.R. remix) by Sir Mix-A-Lot

10. The Weaver (Virtual Vacuum remix) by Aaron Harris (PALMS)

11. Oceans (Green Mussel Mix) by Zac Rae

12. Tumbleweed (Delusions of Grandeur mix) by The Beta Machine

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All Re-Mixed Up comes on the heels of an incredibly busy period for the electro-rock outfit.  The band recently released the seven-song EP Donkey Punch The Night, which features covers of Queen’sBohemian Rhapsody” (see the video here: http://youtu.be/LjCu0UwDMNM) and Accept’sBalls To The Wall” as well as new songs “Breathe” and “Dear Brother.”

Puscifer, who are known for their all-encompassing live performances that integrate a variety of on-stage props and pre-recorded video pieces, performed at Coachella 2013, and made their first international outings at Australia’s Soundwave Festival and enthralled South American crowds at Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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

facebook: Puscifer

http://www.puscifer.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

FAREWELL MY LOVE – CURRENT NEWS ALL RIGHT HERE!

Posted in Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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FAREWELL MY LOVE

The fast rise to the top is currently on high for Arizona’s FAREWELL MY LOVE and there is BIG news in their Theatrical Rock camp! Check it all out below! Whoa!

NEW EP “Mirror, Mirror” is out NOW! Buy it HERE:

http://merchnow.com/products/153948/mirror-mirror-cdep

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FAREWELL MY LOVE – WILL BE FEATURED ON THE BAD BLOOD TOUR THIS FALL! CHECK OUT THE TOUR FLYER BELOW! WHOA!

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FAREWELL MY LOVE:

Ryan Howell – Vocals
http://Twitter.com/_RyanHowell

Röbby Creasey – Guitar/Piano
http://Twitter.com/RobbyCreasey

Chad Kowal – Drums/Vocals
http://Twitter.com/_ChadKowal

Charlee Conley – Bass
http://Twitter.com/CharleeConley

Logan Thayer – Guitar
http://Twitter.com/LoganThayer

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For more info on FAREWELL MY LOVE, click on link below!

facebook: Farewell, My Love

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For more info on STANDBY RECORDS, click on link below!

www.standbyrecords.net

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LONG LIVE FAREWELL MY LOVE.

Stone.

The Pretty Goodbyes – Illuminates Alternative Indie Rock On Their Debut Demo EP “Now We Run”

Posted in alternative rock, alternative rock bands, indie rock, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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THE PRETTY GOODBYES – The 3 song debut demo EP, Now We Run, from the Loughborough based 4-piece band The Pretty Goodbyes was released back on August 6th, 2012. When very, very cool Alternative/Indie Rock crosses my Rockin’ path, I’m gonna bellow about it; right here on Metal Odyssey. This unsigned UK band would be signed by me in a micro second, if I had the (prestigious) ability to do so for a (knowledgeable) record label.

This Now We Run EP has unveiled 3 songs to my senses and ALL 3 are remarkably memorable, well written and downright (gulp) fun! I always appreciate the way a talented band like The Pretty Goodbyes can coalesce the beauty of 80’s New Wave, late 80’s College Radio and Early 90’s Alternative while still maintaining a balance of Post-Punk and Modern Indie Rock/Alternative sound and vibes; all the while keeping the flames of Indie Pop to a tolerable minimum (if any). Phew! I got that off my chest!

I’m digging this band and the vocals of George Evans are nothing short of terrific. Any serious fan of Alternative and Indie Rock will embrace the music from The Pretty Goodbyes. The Pretty Goodbyes have obviously learned at a very early stage, quality songs are their ticket to success; and I see nothing less happening for this band in the future. Check out The Pretty Goodbyes right now, right here: theprettygoodbyes.bandcamp.com

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NOW WE RUN – Track Listing:

Dirty Hands, Dirty Minds

Green Light District

It’s Not Cheating If You Don’t Get Caught

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George Evans – lead vocals

Jacob Leeson – lead guitar

 Spike Wright – bass

 Sam O’Neill – drums

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For more info on THE PRETTY GOODBYES:

facebook: The Pretty Goodbyes

http://www.theprettygoodbyes.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE THE PRETTY GOODBYES.

Stone.

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS “OCEANIA” – Some Thoughts On This Significant Album

Posted in alternative rock, alternative rock albums, alternative rock bands, Music, Rock, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS – I didn’t include Oceania from The Smashing Pumpkins on my 2012 Best Of Lists for Metal or Hard Rock for good reason. This 9th studio album from The Smashing Pumpkins accentuates the genius musical mind of Billy Corgan and it isn’t Metal; nor is it Hard Rock. Rock and Alternative Rock is The Smashing Pumpkins and I just didn’t compile a list of Top 10 Rock Albums for 2012… yet. I might still. Who knows?

While being in the heat of relocating my life from one state to another, writing original posts (album reviews, random blab and lists) is not entirely easy. I just had to get my thoughts out to the universe that I thoroughly enjoy Oceania; so much so, that I can easily sum up this important album by The Smashing Pumpkins in one simple word: beautiful.

If I did or was to compile a Top 10 list for Rock Albums released in 2012, Oceania would be #1.

Oceania is an album that must be heard and appreciated all the more, with the earphones on. Oceania is an album that must be heard to understand why I tag it as beautiful. The unique richness of sound and vibrant instrumentation is absolutely breathtaking. Lyrically thought-provoking is Oceania, regardless if that sounds cliché or not. Yes, Oceania does Rock like there’s no tomorrow; only this album Rocks in such a majestic way that it feels too damn special for me to overlook in writing about or acknowledging.

Sample, borrow and/or buy Oceania. Stone would never steer you wrong. Metal be thy name.

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For more info on THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, click on the links below!

http://www.smashingpumpkins.com

facebook: The Smashing Pumpkins

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LONG LIVE THE SMASHING PUMPKINS.

Stone.

PUSCIFER – TO RELEASE DONKEY PUNCH THE NIGHT ON FEB. 19, 2012

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Tim Cadiente; Left to right: Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Maynard James Keenan, Carina Round, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis

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RELEASE FEATURES TWO NEW SONGS, QUEEN AND ACCEPT COVERS AND REMIXES

Nov. 19, 2012, Jerome, Ariz. – Puscifer, the Northern Arizona-based band helmed by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle), will release an eight-song EP titled Donkey Punch The Night on Feb. 19 via Puscifer Entertainment.

“While continuing our tradition of releasing a few new songs at a time,” explained Keenan. “I also had an itch that needed scratching, and that itch was ‘Balls To The Wall.’ Which was followed by an even harder to reach itch known as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’  And scratch them we did.”

The collection features two new songs written by Keenan and Puscifer cohorts Mat Mitchell, Carina Round and Josh Eustis: “Breathe” and “Dear Brother” as well as two covers: Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Accept’s “Balls To The Wall.” Donkey Punch The Night was recorded in Jerome, Ariz. in Keenan’s Caduceus Cellars (www.caduceus.org) with the same roster from 2011’s Conditions of My Parole (Keenan, Mitchell, Round, Eustis, Matt McJunkins and  Jeff Friedl) and guests Zac Rae (piano), Juliette Commagere (vocals), Josh Morreau (bass) and Claire Acey (vocals).

Remixes of the four songs round-out the release with contributions from Los Angeles techno wizard Drumcell, Big Black Delta (aka Jonathan Bates, formerly of Mellowdrone and touring guitarist for M83), Sonoio (Italian multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini of Modwheelmood and touring keyboard player for Muse and NIN) and Central American DJ, Silent Servant, who is well known for his mash-up of post-punk and techno.

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Donkey Punch The Night – Track List:

1.  Bohemian Rhapsody “O.G. Mix”

2.  Breathe

3.  Dear Brother

4.  Balls To The Wall “PIllow Fight Mix”

5.  Breathe “Drumcell rework”

6.  Dear Brother “Denton rework” (Big Black Delta)

7.  Balls To The Wall “Silent Servant El Guapo Mix”

8.  Bohemian Rhapsody “Sonoio rework”

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Puscifer recently announced their first tour dates outside of North America with the band performing three shows in Australia as well as performances at Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chile.

February 22     Brisbane, Australia     The Tivoli

February 26     Sydney, Australia     Enmore Theatre

February 28     Melbourne, Australia     The Palais Theatre

March 31     Sao Paulo, Brazil     Lollapalooza Brazil

April 6 & 7     Santiago, Chile     Lollapalooza Chile *

*Puscifer performance date TBA

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Conditions of My Parole was released in October of 2011 and was quickly followed by a storied Halloween performance on The Late Show with David Letterman complete with Keenan in costume and a keyboard solo by Paul Shaffer. The band returned to late night television in February with a Jimmy Kimmel Live performance that was equally unique, featuring Keenan and Round singing behind video monitors a la human bobbleheads.  Puscifer has completed two North American tours behind the sophomore release including a stop at this summer’s Bonnaroo Festival.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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

www.puscifer.com

www.facebook.com/puscifermusic

www.twitter.com/puscifer

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

New TOMAHAWK Single “Stone Letter”, Streaming Via SPIN.COM

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

BAND’S FIRST LIVE DATES IN NEARLY A DECADE THIS MONTH

Oct. 4, 2012, San Francisco — Tomahawk, the alt-rock super group featuring Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard, Unsemble), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas), John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) and Trevor Dunn (Melvins Lite, Mr. Bungle), give fans an early listen to Stone Letter, the first single from Oddfellows (Jan. 29, Ipecac), via Spin’s website (http://www.spin.com/articles/tomahawk-first-lp-in-six-years-stone-letter).

The band’s first live dates in nearly a decade kick off later this month with a half-dozen performances including stops at the Voodoo Music Experience and Fun Fun Fun Fest.  Tour dates are:

October 27    Nashville, TN     Exit/In
October 28    New Orleans, LA     Voodoo Music Experience
October 29    Memphis, TN     New Daisy Theatre
October 31    Dallas, TX     Granada Theatre
November 1    Houston, TX     Fitzgerald’s
November 2    Austin, TX     Fun Fun Fun Fest

Stone Letter” will be released as a limited edition 7″ on Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on Nov. 23.  The digital release is set for Dec. 4.  The b-side will be an original etching by famed cartoonist and comics scholar Ivan Brunetti.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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

www.facebook.com/tomahawkband

www.facebook.com/ipecac

LONG LIVE TOMAHAWK.

Stone.

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