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LITA FORD & CHERIE CURRIE “Rock This Christmas Down” – New Holiday Single Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Lita Ford - Cherie Currie - Rock This Christmas Down - cover promo pic - 2013

Former (and legendary) Runaways bandmates Lita Ford and Cherie Currie are together once again! This time around, it’s a new Christmas single that these two Rockin’ gals have released, back on December 3rd: Rock This Christmas Down (Steamhammer).

Who can’t resist Lita Ford and Cherie Currie in their cuddly Christmas pajamas? Me! Who can’t resist listening to their new Christmas single? Me again! Now, get ready for some holiday cheer and grab a cold beer! Or two. Metal be thy name!

Take a listen below to the very slick Rock This Christmas Down… and don’t forget to spike the egg nog!

Lita Ford - CD Releases - Promo Banner - 2013

The 3 latest LITA FORD releases are all available on iTunes and Amazon.com:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lita-ford/id31253

Rock This Christmas Down on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-This-Christmas-Down/dp/B00GNUG1EA/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1385881815&sr=8-17&keywords=lita+ford+mp3

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* For more info on LITA FORD:

Facebook: Lita Ford

Website: http://litafordonline.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/litaford

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LONG LIVE LITA FORD.

LONG LIVE CHERIE CURRIE.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Stone.

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MISFITS “HORROR XMAS” LTD ED. 7″ VINYL – A MISFITS RECORDS ONLINE EXCLUSIVE! NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES! PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW!

Posted in christmas, horror punk, Music, Punk rock, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo flyer - Big - 2013

The legendary Misfits first holiday release (outside of Halloween of course), creeps down your chimney in the form of the “Horror Xmas” EP! Side one unwraps a fiendish cover of the Dr. Seuss classic, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”. True to the original, yet fueled by the band’s signature sound, Jerry Only’s ominously melodic baritone lead vocals, and guest backing vox by John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar), the ‘fits slap devilocks on every Who down in Whoville…

An infectious all-new original Misfits Xmas themed song (written by founding member Jerry Only) entitled “Island of Misfit Toys” debuts, and the band’s long anticipated rendition of “Blue Christmas” surfaces in a full studio version that would even make “the King” himself snarl with holiday cheer. The Misfits serve up a nightmare before Xmas destined to become an annual tradition.

Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo pic - colored vinyl - 2013

The Ltd Ed. “Horror Xmas” color vinyl 7-inch (with instant MP3 download) is available exclusively through Misfits Records Online—not sold in stores!

Pressed in “Grinchy-Green” vinyl (w/ B-Side “Island of Misfit Toys”), and “Blue Xmas” vinyl, (with B-Side “Blue Christmas”), each is limited to only 777 pcs worldwide. Both editions also offer a 1-in-7 random chance at finding a rare splatter variant inside! Only 100 of each variant available worldwide. Red vinyl copies are also available limited to just 333 sets worldwide! The red vinyl set includes two records, one with each of the two different B-sides.

Visit the Misfits Records Online Store to order your copy nowwhile supplies last!

All pre-orders will receive their instant MP3 downloads starting Tues. December 3rd, and all orders placed by 12/25 will automatically be entered to win a rare black vinyl test press copy signed by the entire band, (Jerry Only: Bass Vocals, Dez Cadena: Guitar, and Eric “Chupacabra” Arce: Drums), plus guest John Cafiero.

All three tracks will also be available in digital download format starting December 3rd at iTunes, Amazon, and wherever digital music is sold.

The Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo cover pic - 2013

(Source: Misfits Records)

* For more info on MISFITS:

Facebook: Misfits

Website: http://misfits.com/

Misfits Records: http://misfitsrecords.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/themisfits

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE JOHN CAFIERO.

Stone.

SKID ROW “Jingle Bells” – Christmas Cover Song Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock albums, christmas rock songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

skid row promo group pic/logo 2011

SKID ROW – JINGLE BELLS  is a Christmas cover song taken from the Monster Ballads X-Mas album. This album was released in 2007 via Razor & Tie. Take a look and listen below to this Hard Rockin’ cover of Jingle Bells! ! Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Happy Holidays! Metal be thy name.

Animation created by Serge Volsky.

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Monster Ballads - XMAS - cover promo pic!

Wanna read about this Monster Ballads X-Mas album? Metal Odyssey has it covered! Just click on that cool link below! Whoa!

MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS (2007) – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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For more info on SKID ROW, click on the links below! Hey! Whoa!

http://skidrow.com

facebook: SKID ROW

http://www.twitter.com/Officialskidrow

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LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

Stone.

MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS (2007) – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, classic rock, glam metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Monster Ballads - XMAS - cover promo pic!

MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS – Back in 2007, Monster Ballads X-Mas was released via Razor & Tie. There are 15 Christmas Hard Rock/Heavy Metal songs on this cool compilation; with many 80′s Heavy Rockin’ legends being represented. 80′s Hair Metal fans take notice! From Twisted Sister to Billy Idol and from Stryper to Dokken, these easily likable and timeless songs on Monster Ballads X-Mas are both festive and fun for me. I’ll have to admit, I get a holiday spirit energy boost once my ears connect to Christmas Rock (and cover) songs.

My favorite songs on Monster Ballads X-Mas are many; here’s a few: I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Twisted Sister with Lita Ford), Jingle Bells (Skid Row), Jingle Bell Rock (Nelson) and Winter Wonderland (Stryper). A combination of live and studio recordings, this is a compilation of Christmas classics that I highly recommend to all who want to celebrate the holiday season in Rock-tastic style!

I now hereby declare: Monster Ballads X-Mas is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! 

What’s your favorite Christmas Rock song? I truthfully have a ton of favorites!

One last Metal thought: I (finally) bought this CD about a week ago at my local Super Walmart. It came with a $5 (U.S.) sticker price too. Metal be thy name.

Here’s the CD back cover with the track listing:

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LONG LIVE CHRISTMAS ROCK SONGS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

FELIZ NAVIDAD.

Stone.

STRYPER “Reason For The Season (Rehearsal Sessions 1984)”: Is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas rock songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Stryper - Reason For The Season - promo cover pic!

Check out below: STRYPER Reason For The Season (Rehearsal Sessions 1984) and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that other cool stuff. Oh one more thing… this is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Metal be thy name.

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STRYPER:

Michael Sweet: lead vocals & guitar

Robert Sweet: drums

Oz Fox: guitar & vocals

Timothy Gaines: bass & vocals

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

http://www.stryper.com

http://www.facebook.com/stryper

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LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Stone.

STRYPER ‘Rockin Around The Christmas Tree 2011′ – Music Video

Posted in christian rock, christmas, christmas rock songs, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

I just couldn’t resist sharing this Rockin’ STRYPER music video. Click that magic box below so you can listen to and view STRYPER as they perform: Rockin Around The Christmas Tree.

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Merry Christmas To All And To All A Metal Night.

Stone.

Scythia – Folk Metal Band Releases Xmas Song: “…Of Santa”

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 20, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Folk Metal clan Scythia have released a holiday tune for fans called “…Of Santa”, which is now streaming on youtube at the following link here and can also be purchased at bandcamp here.

“Christmas has all the right elements of Folk Metal: it’s dark and wintry, it involves magic, and there’s plenty of ale and mead. This year, we figured it was time to pay homage to the season by creating our very own Scythian Christmas tale.” commented vocalist / guitarist Dave Khan.

In addition the 2011 year coming to an end, Scythia have been mentioned on a few Top 2011 lists for this year’s sophomore release “…Of Exile”.

Decibel Magazine named Scythia’s “Oboe of Death” the #2 of Top 5 Non-Metal Instruments on a 2011 Album. Check it out on pg #54 of Issue #87 Jan 2012.

So what is Scythia?

Taking its name from vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan’s infatuation with a painting of Nordic/Russian warriors riding bears while brandishing swords, Scythia not only “gives the painting musical significance,” but it is also “the name of an ancient empire spanning from the Caucasus through Russia, and even into eastern Scandinavia. The melodies used in our music have a very ancient, sometimes medieval sound, so I wanted to attribute them to an ancient civilization,” says Khan.

In 2010, Scythia released its debut, “…Of War” (originally with violin) which was produced by Shaun Thingvold who has engineered on projects with SYL, Fear Factory, Darkest Hour and many more. Now, following some line-up changes, Scythia have released their second album “…Of Exile”, again produced by Shaun Thingvold September 23, 2011.

Free Download – For The King - http://scythia.bandcamp.com/track/for-the-king-free-download

Free Download – Voice of The Sword - http://scythia.bandcamp.com/track/voice-of-the-sword-free-download

“… Of Exile Teaser Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yKgWHAv4E8

…Of Exile - Track Listing:

Prelude
Spirit of the Quest
Sleeping Village
Forgotten Forest
Fallen King 
Voice of the Sword
For the King [Free Download]
Fortress
Dies Irae II
Hobarth’s Inn

(Source: Asher Media Relations)

LONG LIVE SCYTHIA.

Stone.

Malice In Wonderland – Release New Christmas Song!

Posted in alternative rock, christmas, christmas songs, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, holidays, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Malice In Wonderland have released a brand new Christmas song!

The band’s front man Chris Wicked comments on the song. “While the world doesn’t exactly scream for another Christmas song, in my mind there is not a lot of  high quality Christmas songs out there. We thought it would be fun to write something original, not just record a classic, so we rigged up a studio in Tracy’s (guitarist) living room and recorded everything in two days. It was fun and we’re just putting it up on our youtube site. It’s not a typical Christmas song, but the tune has a great atmosphere that I think a lot of people can find appealing”.

About Malice In Wonderland:

The Norwegian Rock band entered the Scandinavian rock scene with their self titled debut album in 2005. Led by hit single “Lucifer’s Town” the band was quickly labeled as one of the most promising underground rock acts and their fan base grew quickly with fan clubs and supporters in every corner of the world.

The quartet, toured in Norway and Europe several times and even played some very successful shows in China. In 2008 and 2009 the band lived partly in Finland where lots of concerts and TV performances were held. In 2010 the band withdraw from the spotlight, built their own recording studio and concentrated on writing and recording their sophomore album. Malice In Wonderland in November finished recording their album entitled The Royal Brigade. The band is currently seeking a suitable record label to release the CD in 2012.

LONG LIVE MALICE IN WONDERLAND.

* For more info click on the links below:

www.malice-in-wonderland.com

www.reverbnation.com/maliceinwonderland

www.youtube.com/maliceinwonderlandof

Stone.

MASS “A VERY MERRY X-MASS” – IS OUT NOW!

Posted in christian rock, christmas, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MASS – For all of you fans who can’t get enough of Christmas songs that Rock, the 2 song EP A Very Merry X-Mass from MASS is out now!

Track List:

Grown Up Christmas List

Jingle Bell Rock

A Very Merry X-Mass is available at: MASS – MASS ROCKS.COM and iTunes

* Portion of sales will be donated to the “Toys For Tots” organization!

LONG LIVE MASS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Stone.

BILLY SQUIER – “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You” Video Is Worth Revisiting Again!

Posted in 1980's hard rock vocalists, 1980's rock vocalists, 1980's hard rock guitarists, christmas rock songs, classic hard rock, classic rock, classic rock christmas songs, classic rock christmas videos, classic rock music, classic rock songs, hard rock vocalists, holiday songs, rock & roll, rock and roll, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music christmas songs, rock vocalists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Ahhh… those good ol’ ’80′s. Billy Squier has always been a staple in my Hard Rock Music collection, since I can remember. This song and video does bring back some good time Holiday memories for me. Seeing some of those MTV VJ’s of yesteryear is a real hoot too. Enjoy this Christmas song and video! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a very Metal New Year to all!

TWISTED SISTER – “A TWISTED CHRISTMAS” IS A HEAVY METAL HOLIDAY MUST LISTEN!

Posted in 1980's heavy metal bands, 1980's heavy metal music, Album Review, christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, cool album covers, essential heavy metal albums, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal album review, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal christmas albums, heavy metal christmas songs, heavy metal music, heavy metal vocalists, holiday songs, holidays, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, old school heavy metal bands, rock music, rock vocalists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

This is by far, my favorite Christmas album ever. Twisted Sister A Twisted Christmas is not just a standard, run of the mill Heavy Metal Christmas album. These are 10 Christmas songs that are truly played with spirited enthusiasm and high energy by Twisted Sister. Dee Snider really sings his heart out, honestly giving a tremendous effort especially on O Come All Ye Faithful and I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Dee Snider sings every verse, of each song, in eloquent fashion, accentuating the lyrics when the song dictates. (Hey, I’m not saying that Dee Snider is Frank Sinatra here, just that he really sings great on this album). The music is what you would come to expect, in Twisted Sister/Heavy Metal fashion. Lita Ford appears on vocals alongside Dee Snider on I’ll Be Home For Christmas, this song is played and sung so well that it is an instant natural high for me. My twin daughters, (they are ten years old), told me the other day, that this Twisted Sister album really gets them in the Christmas spirit too… and that is without my prodding or asking them their opinion on it. To have a Christmas tradition with my daughters, that involves Twisted Sister, well, quite frankly it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Twisted Sister puts their original sound and Heavy Metal flavor to these songs, yet they do this with the upmost class. These classic Christmas songs are treated here with respect by Twisted Sister and in my Metal opinion, have made a Heavy Metal Christmas classic. I can honestly say that this album puts me in the Christmas spirit, it has now become an annual listen starting at the beginning of November! You absolutely, positively, cannot serve yourself wrong by purchasing or giving a listen to A Twisted Christmas. You most certainly will be missing out on a good time, Heavy Metal, Twisted Christmas celebration – if you don’t check this album out.

A quick Metal Odyssey note: Dee Snider is a true American Heavy Metal Hero.

A second quick Metal Odyssey note: A Twisted Christmas was released on October 17, 2006.

Oops, one more quick Metal Odyssey note: Merry Heavy Metal Christmas to the PMRC!

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