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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 And OSAKA POPSTAR Holiday Tees And Ornaments Are Available NOW! Whoa!

Posted in christmas, holidays, Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Osaka Popstar - xmas shirts and ornaments - promo flyer - 2013

Check this out, all of you Fiends and Rock ‘N Roll addicts:

The cover art of the Misfits forthcoming “Horror Xmas” EP features a Grinchy-Green ‘Fiend’ available in your choice of Long Sleeve Pullover Sweatshirt, Short Sleeve T-shirt and Ltd Ed. Xmas Ornament…

PLUS a super-special, holiday themed variant of the femme fatale cover art of Osaka Popstar‘s latest release “Super Hero” is available now on a gorgeous full-color Long Sleeve T-shirt AND Ltd Ed. Ornament showcasing incredible new art by Josh Howard (of “Dead @ 17″ comics & “Monster High”).

Pick up either individually, or get both ornaments bundled as a set at the Misfits Records Online Shop (while supplies last), and save $5.00!

Order yours at: http://misfitsrecords.cinderblock.com/

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(Source: Misfits and Osaka Popstar Facebooks)

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LONG LIVE:

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Osaka Popstar - promo logo banner - #100 - 2013

Stone.

Christmas 2012 Special Feature – A Couple Of Childhood Memories Of My Christmas Past

Posted in christmas, christmas holiday, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, people, rock music with tags , , , , on December 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Van Halen - 1984 - promo cover pic!

I received this (now classic) Van Halen 1984 album as a Christmas present from my sister, back in… 1984. I was very psyched-out to receive this album as a gift back then. I can vividly recall playing this Van Halen vinyl on my old turntable and trying to do spinning back kicks (like David Lee Roth) to the hit-song Jump. Whoa.

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CHRISTMAS 2012 – With Christmas only being days away, It seems like yesterday was the start of Labor Day weekend. Time keeps on moving, like greased lightning! Is it just me or does time move along slower when you’re a kid? When I was a kid, it seemed as if the first 24 days of December went by like an entire year!

A couple of childhood Christmas memories of mine, I’d like to share:

I remember going to The Warner Theatre in downtown Torrington, Connecticut for the annual UAW Local 1645 Christmas party. This Christmas party was a spectacle to experience as a little kid! My Father was a member of this union; therefore I was lucky enough to attend this fun Christmas event at The Warner. Santa gave a toy to each child (and it was a decent/large toy too). There was a movie (G rated, of course) and cartoons to watch on the theater screen, while munching down popcorn and drinking soda to my heart’s delight.

Here’s what The Warner Theatre looks like today: notice the Art-Deco style to this theatre’s exterior. The restoration that has been done to The Warner Theatre is nothing short of amazing. Whoa.

The Warner Theater - Torrington - CT - promo pic

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I remember going to Torrington’s Christmas Village. This Christmas Village is world-known, (just like The Warner Theatre is). When I was a very young lad, the lines of people who waited to get inside our hometown’s Christmas Village seemed endless to me! The hot chocolate sold on the sidewalk (leading to Christmas Village) was and always shall be: The World’s Greatest Hot Chocolate Ever Served.

Yes, Santa and his merry elves were waiting inside this magnificent Christmas Village for all the visitors to see. Santa sat by a very large, wood burning fireplace. Man, I can still feel the warmth of that fireplace on my face, as I write this Christmas memory down. My body would shake and my words would tremble, as I sat on Santa’s lap. Never would I request more than two toys; it’s how I was taught by my parents, back in the day.

Santa’s reindeer were there at Christmas Village too! Each and every one of them. Crap, I can’t remember if Rudolph was there, after all these years. Regardless, my wife and I were fortunate enough to take our daughters  to this same Christmas Village when they were just tots as well. Good Christmas times.

Here’s what the front entrance to Torrington’s Christmas Village looks like:

Christmas Village - Torrington - front entrance - promo pic!

I wish everyone a Very, Merry and Rockin’ Christmas! Happy holidays, Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year too!

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God Bless the children and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School. God Bless all of their families and the community of Newtown, Connecticut as well. Heaven welcomed in a heroic group of angels from Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 14th, 2012. I know for certain my sister Christine took part of their welcoming them into Heaven; for my late sister was the greatest (teaching) paraprofessional I ever had the honor to know and work alongside with.

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Stone.

Christmas Album Covers That Are FUNNY! 2012 Edition From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in album covers, christmas, christmas albums, funk, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Crazy Christmas Time - promo cover pic!

Welcome aboard to Metal Odyssey’s 2012 edition of: Christmas Album Covers That Are FUNNY! Take a look around here at these 8 funny Christmas albums; all are currently for sale on the World Wide Web. Each Christmas album cover below has made the staff here at Metal Odyssey… F’n laugh! Laughter is good Metal medicine too. The album cover (above) pretty much says it all: Crazy Christmas Time. That’s funny and true combined!

Hopefully you’ll get a chuckle from these Christmas album covers as well. Enjoy and thank you for stopping by for some (hopefully) good holiday laughter!

Boobs For Christmas - promo cover pic!

Boobs For Christmas – richard d. curtin

This album title sounds very, very good to me! Does the gal on this cover look like a dude… who looks like a lady?

Funny Cat - Christmas Songs - promo cover pic!

Funny Cat - Christmas Songs

That cat (if it’s real) looks… FUNNY! Since I’m a cat owner, this Christmas album cover is all the more FUNNY.

Motor Booty Affair - A Mothership Christmas - promo cover pic!

Motor Booty Affair – A Mothership Christmas

Now this is FUNNY! Motor Booty Affair spreads some Christmas funky cheer across the galaxy! Remember what Motor Booty Affair says:

It is your duty…to SHAKE YOUR BOOTY!

Motor Booty Affair is also having a Funky Christmas fundraiser on December 21st, in Portland Maine. For more Funkalicious details, click on the link here: Motor Booty Affair

Sexy Christmas House Tunes Vol. 2 - promo cover pic!

Sexy Christmas House Tunes Vol 2

Um… this “sexy” gal on this album cover appears to have only 1 arm and 1 leg. I feel so bad for her. I guess I shouldn’t have put this one on the “Funny List” huh?

The Hot Dogs - Holy Shit, It's Christmas - promo cover pic!

THE HOT DOGS – Holy Shit, It’s Christmas!

This Christmas CD cover needs NO images to be funny! Just the name of this band and the title to their CD is F’n funny stuff! HOLY SHIT THIS IS FUNNY!

Holiday Classics - The Bob & Tom Show - promo cover pic!

Holiday Classics – The Bob & Tom Show

I can’t help it. This Christmas album cover just comes across as FUNNY to me. Metal be thy name.

Funny Christmas Songs! - promo cover pic!

FUNNY CHRISTMAS SONGS!

We started this feature with Santa on an album cover… now we’re ending this feature with who else? Santa! The  funny thing is… this Santa is not quite “right” looking. Add the fact that the word “FUNNY” is in this album’s title; then you have a FUNNY Christmas album cover!

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Here’s hoping you had a laugh or two… or a semi-chuckle!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, FELIZ NAVIDAD AND…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Stone.

MASS – Donating All Of This Years Download Proceeds Of “A Very Merry X-Mass” To Hurricane Sandy Victims

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MASS - A Very Merry X-MASS promo album pic!

MASS - It’s that time of year again and Boston Rockers “MASS” will be donating all of this years download proceeds of “A Very Merry X-MASS” to the victims of hurricane Sandy!

Click the link below to purchase your download of “A Very Merry X-MASS”!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-very-merry-x-mass-single/id447840454

For More Info on MASS please visit www.massrocks.com or “Like” us on facebook @  www.facebook.com/masstheband

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Stone Says: This is a very, very cool act of kindness, on the part of MASS. As they say around the globe… MASS ROCKS!

MASS - Curren Group Promo pic - 2011

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LONG LIVE MASS.

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.

Jingle All The Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – A Christmas CD Recommendation

Posted in christmas, christmas rock albums, christmas songs, holidays, movie soundtracks, movies, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Jingle All The Way – Last Friday I patrolled the CD aisles at my local Super Walmart and found: Jingle All The Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). I bought it for a very decent price of $5 (U.S.). Super Walmart seems to have hundreds of very cool CD’s for sale at the $5 price point. There may even be more than hundreds, there’s that many at this particular location.

I never knew this soundtrack existed. Heck, I’m not a Christmas motion picture soundtrack expert! I am an expert at eating Lay’s potato chips lately though and that has to stop. Um, yeah. The front cover to this CD shows the two stars of Jingle All The Way: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. Both the movie and CD was released back in November of 1996.

This CD was released on TVT Soundtrax. This movie, (in case you haven’t seen it), is an action-comedy, released by 20th Century Fox. I’ve always enjoyed catching this movie when it airs on one of the 150,777 cable networks out there. I’ve always appreciated the funny side of “The Governator” too. The dude just makes me laugh when he does comedy. Sinbad is a comedy legend, hands down.

The Brian Seitzer Orchestra is featured with 4 songs. The Brian Seitzer Orchestra is very cool in Stone’s world, by the way. Brian Seitzer should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame too, only we all know how that “institution” goes. Um, yeah. My favorite all-time Christmas song is featured on Jingle All The Way as well: Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run. Chuck Berry is an ultra Rock ‘N Roll icon. ‘Nuff said.

The ever popular Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms and The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Johnny Mathis are among the 12 songs. If I had to count the number of times I’ve heard this Johnny Mathis Christmas classic, while I’ve been shopping during the holiday season, my guesstimate would be: 1,650,444 times. Give or take about 55,000. I still kinda dig the song too. Metal be thy name.

If you dig Christmas movie soundtracks, love Christmas songs or need to have every CD that features Sinbad on its front cover, then Jingle All The Way is a semi-mandatory recommendation from Stone.

Alright. Since some of you are already asking, here is the complete track list for Jingle All The Way:

Jingle Bells – The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

So They Say It’s Christmas – Lou Rawls with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

Sleigh Ride – Darlene Love with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Johnny Mathis

Merry Christmas Baby – Charles Brown

Back Door Santa – Clarence Carter

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

* Father and Son – David Newman

* Finale – David Newman

** Deep In The Heart Of Xmas – Darlene Love with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

* Original Motion Picture Score Composed and Produced by David Newman

** Bonus Track

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year.

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.

Holiday Rock & Metal Gift Suggestions For The Rockaholic On Your 2011 List!

Posted in christmas, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, holidays, Music, rock music, rock music news, southern rock with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Christmas Time Again (2000/Sanctuary Records)

Holiday Rock & Metal Gift Suggestions – We are smack dab in the middle of the 2011 holiday shopping season and it can be a living nightmare out there folks. So, what do you buy the Rockaholic on your holiday shopping list? A tee-shirt and/or bandana of their favorite band is cool. Tickets to see their favorite band in concert (if possible) is very cool. Live concerts on Blu-ray or DVD are a Rockin’ idea.

Looking to buy an autographed cymbal, CD, photo or poster? Perhaps a coffee mug, key chain or necktie of your Rockaholic’s favorite band or musician is the ideal gift. This is where a band or musician’s website/merch store comes in handy. Read on…

Going online to their favorite bands websites is always extremely helpful. Why? It is quite commonplace for bands and musicians to have their very own merch store on their websites. There you can find items for sale that are not sold anywhere else! We are talking about merchandise that is guaranteed to make your Rockaholic very, very, happy.

If you’ve never been to a band’s website to peruse their merch store, it is a MUST for Rock & Metal holiday shopping. Whoa and Metal be thy name.

If you are incredibly new at shopping at a band or musicians online merch store, here are two fantastic examples below. Both MASS and Kev Moore are selling their very own cool stuff, tailor-made for their fans and Rockaholics worldwide:

MASS – MASS ROCKS.COM

Moore: Music - (Click on ShopKEV at upper right-hand corner of his home page)

Then there is the CD or mp3 download. Be careful. Know which CD’s your Rockaholic needs… just ask and any Rockaholic shall answer!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Stone.

Christmas Album Covers – Let’s Have Some Fun Looking At ‘Em!

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Christmas Album Covers – I love the Christmas holiday. I dig giving more than receiving too. Really, I do. That is why I am giving you this list of Christmas album covers to laugh at, talk about and at times… gaze at. Maybe this list will encourage you to buy one of these Christmas albums? I dunno. The main Metal objective I have here is to have fun. So, without any further ado, let’s get the Christmas album cover party started!

Rockin’ Little Christmas

Since when is pile-driving your wife or girlfriend a “thing to do” at Christmas? Whoa.

MAYBE THIS CHRISTMAS

Maybe what? Maybe the power goes out on Christmas day? Maybe Bigfoot finally gets his beef jerky? At least this is a funny Christmas album cover. Okay, semi-funny.

Michael Buble’ – Christmas

I find this cover for Michael Buble’ Christmas to be rather, well, uncomfortable. You see, if I saw a dude in my neighborhood acting like this, I’d call the cops. A “stalking vibe” just screams out at me here. It looks like Michael is trying to squeeze out a last second fart, before he enters wherever he is going.

A VERY SHE & HIM CHRISTMAS

What was She & Him thinking here? They didn’t need to over-cool a cool look like that, to the point where it is not even cool at all. At least I think this cover is funny, in a non-cool way.

Classic Rockin’ Christmas

Whoa. I don’t trust that face on this Santa. A mean looking Santa. To me, it looks like this Santa had a bad day with the elves and now he’s looking for revenge. I’m just glad I don’t have anyone living nearing me who looks like this dude. By the way, I wouldn’t trust any egg nog he may be offering either.

Classic Rockin’ Christmas

Now this is the Classic Rockin’ Christmas I’m talkin’ about.

BOWLING FOR SOUP! MERRY FLIPPIN’ CHRISTMAS VOLUME I

Ha, ha, ha, ha! That’s so righteous man! Ahem. Whatever.

WE WISH YOU A HAIRY CHRISTMAS

Um, We Wish You A Hairy Christmas. Metal Odyssey is NOT supposed to be XXX here. I’m just the messenger, so please excuse me as I bust out in laughter from this Christmas album title. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. This is a compilation album of Christmas songs from a bunch of famous Hair Metal bands. Still, give me a Metal break.

WE WISH YOU A HAIRY CHRISTMAS

Now, this is a much more classier “look” than the previous We Wish You A Hairy Christmas album cover. The weird, plastic reindeer and huge candy cane are what makes this cover so damn memorable.

HEAVY METAL CHRISTMAS

Yes! This Christmas album cover is my favorite! Why? Cause it has “Heavy Metal” in it’s title and those Iron Maiden “like” fonts are the best! Plus, I can’t tell a Metal lie here… I’ve always been a HUGE admirer of Christmas decorative bows. Metal be thy name.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A METAL NIGHT.

Stone.

DORO – TALKS “MERRY METAL X-MAS” IN NEW VIDEO TRAILER!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

On December 9, 2011 the Queen of Metal, DORO Pesch, will release THE X-Mas Metal anthem, “Merry Metal X-Mas” (featuring Onkel Tom Angelripper)!

Check out the official video trailer for “Merry Metal X-Mas” in which DORO talks the song and Christmas itself:

“Merry Metal X-Mas” will be released as digital download (available via iTunes) and limited coloured 7″ vinyl (christmas tree green – exclusively available at the Nuclear Blast Mailorder: http://bit.ly/sItTDv).

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

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

DORO – myspace music

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.

DORO – Releases Official Metal X-Mas Anthem Feat. Onkel Tom Angelripper! Plus DORO Wintertour 2011 Dates!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, holiday songs, holidays, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary Metal Queen DORO just announced the release of the official X-Mas anthem for all Metalheads!

“I had the feeling, the time was right to record a song for X-Mas.“, says Doro. “I am at recording my new album right now, which should be out by next summer. While doing this, I suddenly came up with a fitting melody and lyrics.“

The song’s called “Merry Metal X-Mas”, performed by DORO and showcases a guest appearance by SODOM’s very own Onkel Tom Angelripper.

“I definitely wanted something loud and funny”, she explains.

“Merry Metal X-Mas” will be released December 9, 2011 and will be available as digital download and limited 7” vinyl single (Christmas tree green).

Also don’t miss DORO live:

DORO Wintertour 2011

08.12.2011 GER – Saarbrücken @ Garage

09.12.2011 GER – Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal

10.12.2011 GER – München @ Backstage Werk

11.12.2011 GER – Hannover @ Capitol

13.12.2011 GER – Fulda @ Kreuz

14.12.2011 GER – Nürnberg @ Hirsch

16.12.2011 GER – Osnabrück @ Rosenhof

17.12.2011 GER – Herxheim @ Festhalle

18.12.2011 GER – Hamburg @ Docks

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

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

DORO – myspace music

LONG LIVE DORO, THE METAL QUEEN.

LONG LIVE ONKEL TOM ANGELRIPPER & SODOM.

Stone.

NIGHTQUEEN – X-Mas Wonderland (Official Video)

Posted in christmas, christmas songs, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news, traditional heavy metal with tags , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

NIGHTQUEEN – Since everyone and their cousin’s uncle’s, best friend’s neighbors are starting to celebrate Christmas earlier with each passing year, Metal Odyssey has decided to do the same. Metal be thy name. I couldn’t find or think of any better way than to have NIGHTQUEEN usher in the Christmas season on Metal Odyssey, than with their X-Mas Wonderland (official video). I hope you enjoy NIGHTQUEEN and X-Mas Wonderland as much as I do. Merry Christmas to all… and to all Metalheads worldwide!

* Check out more NIGHTQUEEN music videos at: Nightfairyful’s Channel – YouTube

NIGHTQUEEN:

Keely Larreina - vocals

Rex Zeco - guitar

Alan Rawson - guitar

Daniel Kells - keyboards

Steven Steele - bass

William Blodyn - drums

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

NIGHTQUEEN – myspace

MASSACRE RECORDS

LONG LIVE NIGHTQUEEN.

Happy Thanksgiving Week America.

Let’s Get This Christmas Season Started…

Stone.

Heavy Metal 101: What To Buy/Not Buy A Metalhead For Christmas

Posted in bad christmas gifts, christmas, christmas gift list, christmas holiday, christmas shopping, hard rock music, heavy metal christmas gifts, heavy metal fashions, heavy metal music, lists, Metal, metal odyssey, Music, old school heavy metal, rock music, shopping for heavy metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

It is that time of year again for those who celebrate Christmas and/or the spirit of giving gifts to friends and family. What do you buy your favorite Metalhead in your life? Maybe you have more than one Metalhead to buy for? Consider yourself fortunate for having a Metalhead(s) in your life if you do. We Metalheads are strong in perseverance and are a loyal breed. O.k., here is a list of items, that you may consider helpful, in your quest to make the Metalhead you are buying for this holiday season… psyched.

* Gift Cards – yes, there may not be much thought process about this gift, however, it makes life easy for both the giver and receiver. Too often this great gift is overlooked, due to the simplicity of the idea. Gift cards to stores that sell CD’s, musical instruments, blue jeans and Rock t-shirts are preferred.

* i-tunes Gift Card - again, a gift card, sounds too easy doesn’t it? A truly wonderful gift for any Metalhead that wants to browse for Heavy Metal songs, online, at 3:30 in the morning.

* Blue Jeans – this is a staple piece of clothing for us, going on decades now. Please, don’t ever consider buying dress slacks for a Metalhead, thinking that they need to “dress up” once in awhile. That is pure bull crap.

* Rock T-Shirt – c’mon, these are everywhere. All you need to do is look for them! For Metal sakes, just go to a Hot Topic and you are in a Rock & Heavy Metal t-shirt paradise. For those of you unfamiliar with Hot Topic, it is a store… every reputable mall has one. Don’t be afraid to go in this store… the people working there and we fellow Metalheads are not going to hurt you.

* Beer - do I really need to explain this one? Just grab (and pay for) a case of beer and slap a bow on it. Please, do not buy just a six pack as a gift, even if it is an expensive import… that is very tacky.

* CD’s – please, please, please, do not just buy a CD for the Metalhead in your life without knowing what they actually want! Make certain the Metalhead has given you a list of choices to look for! God almighty, there are going to be Metalheads out there getting the (gasp), new Daughtry CD for Christmas if people do not heed this warning! Ouch.

* CD Carrying Case – only if it is BLACK or has the Metalhead’s favorite band logo on it.

* Concert DVD’s – any major mass retailer has ‘em… just look online as well. Again, get some titles from the Metalhead as to what he/she wants. Re-read the above hint on CD’s to refresh your memory.

* Heavy Metal Autographs – you betcha, they are out there. Oh, God forbid if you have to actually take time to look for them too. Just go on the world wide web and explore… there are autographed CD’s, posters, books and expensive stuff like autographed guitars to buy too. You don’t have to spend a fortune here to make a Metalhead happy… an autographed CD of a cool Heavy Metal band, can be had for less than 20 bucks… more often than not.

* Sweater – sure, if you are gonna go this route, just keep in mind that BLACK is the color to buy. Gee whiz, it is not rocket science to remember this standard color of fashion for Metalheads. If you are going to be troublesome about this color, at least buy a dark shade of blue or brown then.

* Concert Tickets – beware… these concert tickets better be for a Heavy Metal concert or at least a Hard Rock concert of a band that the Metalhead likes. DO NOT try to be a “hero” and “just purchase on a whim” Daughtry tickets, thinking you are going to make your Metalhead jump for joy. Remember, you are buying the equivalent of The Wiggles if you were to do this.

* Shot Glasses/Beer Mugs – man, that is the gift that keeps on giving. Especially look for shot glasses and beer mugs that have the logo’s of Heavy Metal bands on them! They serve a two-fold purpose when they are adorned with a band’s logo on them… for drinking and displaying.

* ipod/stereo system/DVD player – look, just give cash if you are willing to buy a higher end gift like this. Why? You are going to buy the wrong thing anyways… giving cash in this situation makes life much easier for both parties involved. There are way too many “geek” & “low quality” products out there when it comes to this stuff… you do not want to embarrass a Metalhead and thus, yourself.

* Game System – if you are going this route, you are a very giving person and think highly of your Metalhead. Be careful, it can be tricky, you do not want to buy the wrong thing here. Don’t be bashful about getting all the facts about what this respective Metalhead already owns and/or really wants – when it comes to a game system. Plus, if you are going to be this damn nice, why not take the Metalhead with you when you purchase the game system?

DO NOT EVER EVEN CONSIDER BUYING A METALHEAD THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

* Turtleneck Shirts - you are basically telling the Metalhead you bought this for – “I hate you”

* Dress Socks - (see turtlenecks)

* Tie - (see turtlenecks)

* Dress Shirt - (see turtlenecks)

* Dress Shoes – a very inconsiderate gift, very shameful too

* Tiger Woods Golf Tips DVD - the ultimate insult gift

* Jon & Kate Plus Eight DVD – another ultimate insult gift

* Subscription to the PMRC newsletter – you now have crossed the line with any Metalhead

* Money Belt – only if the Metalhead is over the age of 75

* Flashlight – gee, how thoughtful

* Travel First Aid Kit – (see flashlight)

* Two Pound Chocolate Santa – extremely embarrassing gift

* Bananarama Greatest Hits CD – go ahead… and see what happens

* Ceramic “Worlds Greatest Metalhead” Ornament – very wrong to even imagine about

* Dan Rather Bobble Head Doll - you are essentially being spiteful and mean by giving this as a gift

Well, that is my list of helpful hints, when shopping for the Metalhead in your life this Christmas/Holiday Season. Believe me, this list could be longer, yet an Old School Metalhead doesn’t ask for much in life… just go with your instinct and really use my advice to your full advantage. I would never steer someone in the wrong direction, especially when it comes to Heavy Metal gift shopping.

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