Archive for grunge

DIRTY CAKES BAND – “I’d Luv To See You Nakid” – 3 Song EP Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Dirty Cakes - I'd Luv To See You Nakid - promo cover pic - 2013

DIRTY CAKES BAND – Back on October 1st, 2013, I’d Luv To See You Nakid, the debut (3 song) EP from Dirty Cakes Band was self-released. It is available as a name your price at the (fabulous) music media platform known as Bandcamp (see below). This Psychedelic Desert Grunge band, in my Metal opinion, have 3 outstanding songs to launch their career from, therefore:

DIRTY CAKES BAND – I’D LUV TO SEE YOU NAKID IS STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!

I really dig Dirty Cakes Band and there appears to be many others that do as well; especially of the female variety and one visit to their twitter page will explain what I mean. Dirty Cakes Band call Los Angeles, California, home. Their overall sound is a bounty of what I want to hear from an up and coming Hard Rock band. Dirty Cakes Band are (just enough) raw, while dabbling in a few Rock genres and molding it all together to make their own unique and refreshing musical statement.

Dirty Cakes Band have taken their brand of sound and united it with the relevancy of Classic Rock in a wonderful and memorable way. The future should surely be successful for Dirty Cakes Band, as long as they continue to make more great songs, tour and market themselves on social media with Rockin’ legit drive, hunger and passion. They’re certainly off to a tremendous start already. Metal be thy name. – Stone

CRANK UP, LISTEN TO, SHARE AND PURCHASE THE ROCK AND ROLL FROM DIRTY CAKES BAND! WHOA!

_____________________________________

Produced by: Dirty Cakes and Alana Downey

Recorded by: Robert Heft and Dirty Cakes

Recorded at: Songwriters Studio Services in Northridge and
The Cottage in Laurel Canyon

Dirty Cakes Band - band block logo - 2013

* For more info on DIRTY CAKES BAND:

https://twitter.com/DirtyCakesBand

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE DIRTY CAKES BAND.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

About these ads

ALICE IN CHAINS – Premiering 2 NEW Music Videos On Their Facebook Tomorrow!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here - promo cover

Tomorrow, September 5th, ALICE IN CHAINS will be premiering not one, but two official music videos from their latest album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Check back on the ALICE IN CHAINS Facebook here: Alice in Chains to watch the official videos for Voices and The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

Below, check out the teaser for the upcoming video for The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here:

________________________________________________

Below, check out the album sampler for The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here:

_______________________________________________

ALICE IN CHAINS:

Jerry Cantrell – Guitar & Vocals

Sean Kinney – Drums

Mike Inez – Bass

William DuVall – Vocals

_______________________________________________

(Source: Facebook Alice in Chains)

* For More Info On ALICE IN CHAINS:

Facebook: Alice in Chains

http://www.aliceinchains.com

http://www.twitter.com/aliceinchains

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE ALICE IN CHAINS.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

SOUNDGARDEN – To Release Limited Edition Vinyl Of “King Animal” Demos For Record Store Day, On April 20th

Posted in grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock news, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Soundgarden - King Animal - Demos - vinyl - promo cover

On Record Store Day, April 20, Soundgarden will be releasing a limited edition vinyl of the King Animal demos worldwide. This is the first time these recordings have been available together.

The songs will be pressed on 10″ PINK vinyl and the 6-song package will also include a free digital download card.

The demos were recorded by Chris Cornell & Soundgarden at TNC Studios in Los Angeles, CA and Deke River Studio in Seattle, WA.

_________________________________________________

(Source: facebook: Soundgarden)

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

http://www.soundgardenworld.com

facebook: Soundgarden

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE SOUNDGARDEN.

Stone.

SOUNDGARDEN – Creation Of “King Animal” Mural At Easy Street Records (Time Lapse Video)

Posted in grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SOUNDGARDEN- Below is the time-lapse of the creation of the King Animal mural at Easy Street Records in Seattle Washington. King Animal is the new studio album in over 15 years from Soundgarden. The sixth studio album overall, King Animal was released on November 13th, via Universal Republic.

The song you’ll be listening to is By Crooked Steps, as it’s featured on King Animal. I dig this song, it grooves and flows along quite excellent. Chris Cornell’s vocals are once again stellar and this band is legendary. Metal be thy name.

______________________________________________________________

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

http://www.soundgardenworld.com

facebook: Soundgarden

Easy Street Records:

http://www.easystreetonline.com

LONG LIVE SOUNDGARDEN.

Stone.

SOUNDGARDEN ‘Down On The Upside’ – This Album Stood By Me, During A Lonely Print Sales Career

Posted in classic rock, grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SOUNDGARDEN – The fifth studio album and platinum selling Down On The Upside was released back in November of 1996, via A&M Records. Already super fond of Soundgarden, I bought this album (on cassette) back in 1996 and still own it to this day. Last weekend I finally upgraded my ownership of Down On The Upside to CD. I bought it at Super Walmart for $5 (U.S.). Whoa! What took me so long to upgrade this Soundgarden classic? I can’t even answer that question myself. File that question in Stone’s mystery folder and carry on my wayward son.

Back in 1996 I was a traveling printing salesman. Yes, you read that correctly. I need to correct that, I was a traveling printing salesman whore. Why use the word whore? Well, my customers treated me like shit regardless of my stellar customer service; while the various owners I worked for only gave a shit about my contacts and how much money they were worth. As a printing salesman, my self-image was at an all-time low; existing for the sole purpose to make someone else a ton of money, while making corporate print buyers look like winners of the week.

Why have I brought up this part of my past, in the middle of a very cool Soundgarden post? The reason is simple. Down On The Upside got me through (at least) three years of a profession that drained my spirit, while driving around all of New England. I’m serious about that. That Soundgarden cassette was my best friend on many, many lonely drives while being a white-collar punching bag.

I remember once, a jack-ass V.P. of my biggest client bellowing aloud, as I entered the room: “here come’s just another slimy salesman.” What an asshole that guy was. A genuine narcistic scum bag. Nice greeting to start my day, with a customer I essentially sacrificed my soul for. That dumb ass had  an “I’m an ABBA fan” written all over his face every time I saw him as well.

I remember leaving the building of that customer, on that God forsaken day, shaking my head in disgust. Once I started up my Ford Contour, I slapped in my Down On The Upside cassette and cranked up Pretty Noose… then Rhinosaur… then Zero Chance… and Soundgarden had me snickering all the way down the overstuffed highway to hell… or next disloyal customer, if you will.

Believe me, there were many other cassettes in my Contour while I served time as a printing salesman. Too many bands and titles to mention. It’s just that this Soundgarden album kept me afloat and had me realizing that it was Rock ‘N Roll that poured through my veins and soul… and not some stupid ass print-sales career. Whatever Soundgarden did with tweaking their musical nuances on Down On The Upside, they did it with a mystical wand.

From the very first time I heard Soundgarden, I recognized an attitude in their sound that beckoned me to become a fan. Is it Chris Cornell’s vocals? Can it be Kim Thayil’s guitar tones? The totality of Soundgarden’s sound is so unique, I never could even classify them as a “Grunge only” band. Hell no. There’s no question that Soundgarden did originate from the birth place of Grunge and pioneered an entirely new Rock movement. At the end of my Metal day, this band has and always will kick my ass with their hard and heavy Rock style and that’s all that matters to me.

It feels F’n grand to get this (silly) part of my life off of my chest today. No matter how I slice it, I can relate segments and experiences of my life to Rock ‘N Roll… and how it has and will forever save my Rockin’ soul. Thank you Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron. Metal be thy name.

_______________________________________________________________

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

http://www.soundgardenworld.com

LONG LIVE SOUNDGARDEN.

Stone.

DISASTROID – Upcoming Live Gig Info For August 29th In Oakland!

Posted in grunge, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DISASTROID – Hey! If you haven’t heard by now, DISASTROID is a very, very cool Rock band from San Francisco, California. DISASTROID has a gig coming up on August 29th, at 6:30 pm, at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland, California. If you live anywhere near Oakland, get on out there and catch some live DISASTROID!

These guys can play some Heavy Rock ‘N Roll and will most likely be world-famous someday too. How does Stone know all this? Cause I listen to their stuff and believe in this band. Call ‘em Stoner, Psychedelic, Grunge and/or Hard Rock… I just call ‘em one hell of a Rock band and ’nuff said about that.

You’ll become a believer of DISASTROID too by checking ‘em out and clicking on those cool links below! Metal be thy name.

DISASTROID – Links To Click:

DISASTROID – facebook

http://disastroid-music.blogspot.com/

DISASTROID – Bay Area Band To Check Out; Cause They Flat-Out ROCK!

Listen to Money And Guilt below! HEY… play it LOUD!

____________________________________________________________

LONG LIVE DISASTROID.

Stone.

DER HUNDS “HOME” – 4 Song EP Packs An Impressive Hard Rockin’ Wallop! Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in alternative rock, garage rock, grunge, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DER HUNDS – They’re based in Bulgaria / Eastern Europe and they ROCK. They’re second release, Home (a 4 song EP), was released on June 12th, 2012… and it… ROCKS. They’re… DER HUNDS and they sound fabulous! If you’re into Hard Rock, Grunge, Alternative Hard Rock and/or Garage Rock, you won’t want to miss out on what DER HUNDS is playing here on Home.

A huge influence that I hear from their music is Soundgarden. No, DER HUNDS is not a Soundgarden sound-alike band, they certainly blend their own originality with any influences they may bestow. Vocalist Bobi does sound like Chris Cornell though; yet it doesn’t come across like he’s trying to. That’s just how I interpret what I hear and I really, really dig listening to DER HUNDS.

DER HUNDS is a DIY band and what a remarkable job they’ve done with Home. Excellent musicians, excellent songs. Record labels both independent and major should take my advice and check out the Heavy Rock sound of DER HUNDS. Metal as my witness, if I was a record label executive I would have this band signed today to at least a 3 album record deal. Yes, DER HUNDS is that legit, refreshing and relevant. Metal be thy name.

All four songs on Home are Rockin’ slam dunks. I can’t choose a favorite song here, therefore, the entire Home EP is my favorite! How’s that for Rock ‘N Roll democracy? Metal be thy name are these four songs exceptionally worthy of your time to check out. Home is available to stream and/or purchase at the DER HUNDS Bandcamp page by clicking the link below:

http://derhunds.bandcamp.com/

DER HUNDS:

Bobi – vocals & guitars

Marto – bass

Pifa – drums

Vili – guitars

HOME – Track Listing:

Homesick

Too Much

Silver Sun

Waterfall

________________________________________________________

For more info on DER HUNDS, click on the links below!

http://derhunds.bandcamp.com/

http://derhunds.com/

 https://twitter.com/DerHunds

http://www.myspace.com/derhunds

LONG LIVE DER HUNDS.

Stone.

DISASTROID – Bay Area Band To Check Out; Cause They Flat-Out ROCK!

Posted in grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DISASTROID – Recently, Studio SQ shared an independent band with me and their called: DISASTROID. Whoa. Very, very cool name for a band of any Rock genre. To make the situation even better, the music of DISASTROID is very, very cool too. Very cool. Damn cool. Cool as hell. In other Metal words, Stone digs the two songs I’ve been listening to from DISASTROID.

DISASTROID are from The Bay Area (California) and can easily be tagged as Stoner and Hard Rock Rock meets Grunge. However, there are many musical influences happening within the sound from this band; Even a hint of Punk vibe seem to weave its way about in both songs: Low and Money and Guilt. At the end of the day, it’s Rock ‘N Roll, it’s heavy and damn fun to hear.

I really appreciate the “free spirit” style that DISASTROID exhibits musically. This band plays loose while still coming across as a tight unit. Both songs are obviously produced quite well, while still maintaining a fun “garage-style” atmosphere; which seems to be missing too often in the world of Rock today. The vocals of Enver Koneya remind me of the super legendary Chris Cornell. Regardless, Enver still comes across as original to my ears.

Fans of Queens of the Stone Age to fans of Army Of Anyone, with all other fans in-between and on the side, should get a Rockin’ kick from the memorable Rock ‘N Roll DISASTROID has created.

Below the live group shot, there are 2 links for 2 songs; which will give you a taste for what the Heavy Rock ‘N Roll of  DISASTROID sounds like. Don’t hesitate! Click them cool links, listen to some DISASTROID and leave a comment about what you’ve heard! Your Metal voice counts, here at Metal Odyssey!

“Low” - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14759375/Virb/artists/Disastroid/Low.mp3

“Money and Guilt” - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14759375/Virb/artists/Disastroid/MoneyAndGuilt.mp3

DISASTROID – Official Press Release:

DISASTROID – From time to time one stumbles on a record that simply kicks ass. Disastroid’s upcoming LP “Money and Guilt” is no exception. This rock epic takes the listener on a ride through a minefield of tempo changes, metric modulation, and other surprises that turn your guts. By and large it employs the best that rock has to offer while showcasing refined musicianship and purpose.

Huge guitar tone, heavy riffs, driving rhythms, and melodic vocals are the salient components of Disastroid’s music. While their sound can be reminiscent to some of the heroes of 90′s rock (Melvins, Rollins Band, Jesus Lizard, Soundgarden, etc.), the band has a hard time labeling their work. As frontman Enver Koneya points out “We have no real formula… we just make music that pleases ourselves. It just so happens that others like the sound as well.”

Enver assembled Disastroid in San Francisco from spare parts he found on Craigslist. After recording an EP on his own, Travis Williams jumped on board taking over the bass chair. Travis has had great influence on the direction of the group and over the past three years he and Enver have prolifically written and recorded three albums, most recently with Braden McGaw on drums.

Since their inception Disatroid has been busy. In addition to recording the group has been gaining fans steadily as they perform along the west coast. They’ve also managed to amass a devoted following in their home base of San Francisco, a city which tends to be oriented toward the clinically critical and the cynically hipster.

They were recently featured in Thrasher Magazine and have accumulated tons of local and national attention. On Disastroid’s horizon is a tour to the Pacific Northwest to support their release of “Money and Guilt”.

______________________________________________________

(Source: Studio SQ)

For more info & tour dates for DISASTROID, click on the link below!

http://disastroid-music.blogspot.com/

LONG LIVE DISASTROID.

Stone.

SOUNDGARDEN WITH COHEED AND CAMBRIA – July 2011 Concert Dates Listed

Posted in alternative rock, concerts, grunge, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

SOUNDGARDEN With Special Guest: COHEED AND CAMBRIA – July 2011:

02 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheater – On Sale Now

03 – London, ON – John Labatt Center – On sale 5/14 


06 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena – On sale 5/13 


08 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center – On sale 5/13 


09 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – On sale 5/13


10 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center for the Performing Arts – On sale 5/14

* For more info, click on the links below:

SOUNDGARDEN WORLD

www.coheedandcambria.com

LONG LIVE SOUNDGARDEN.

LONG LIVE COHEED AND CAMBRIA.

Stone.

FAITH NO MORE – “THE REAL THING” 1989 ALBUM HELPED ME EMBRACE HEAVY MUSIC DIVERSITY

Posted in 1980's alternative metal music, 1980's alternative music, 1980's hard rock albums, 1980's heavy metal albums, 1980's heavy metal hits, 1980's rock albums, 1980's rock music, 1980's hard rock, 1980's hard rock bands, 1980's hard rock songs, 1980's heavy metal bands, 1980's heavy metal music, 1980's heavy metal songs, 1989 heavy metal music, Album Review, cool album covers, grunge, grunge bands, hard rock bands, hard rock music, hard rock songs, heavy metal albums, heavy metal albums 1989, heavy metal bands, heavy metal history, heavy metal music, heavy metal music 1989, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music history with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

Back in 1989, when I first heard the song Epic by Faith No More, I thought to myself… this is different. Here is a song that seemed to spark my interest, while also psyching me out in a way similar to, (yet not equal to), the way my beloved Metal, Thrash or Death Metal does. I was worried, was this song spelling doom for Metal Music? Was Faith No More conspiring along with the Grunge invasion from Washington State, to take over the world? I liked Epic a great deal, the loyalty for my Metal genres would never be in jeopardy… despite turning onto an Alternative (semi-Heavy Metal) Hard Rock band like Faith No More. How ridiculous it all seems now, the thoughts that went through my head, as I look back upon my first listens to The Real Thing, (Slash Records/Reprise), back in 1989. The self questioning of my Metal loyalty? Whatever. I should have known better then… Metal Music wasn’t going away – ever. Grunge was not going to take over the world either. In fact, since the abrupt and tragic end of Nirvana, I have kept up with the music career of Dave GrohlAlice In Chains has become a core favorite of mine over the years, with Stone Temple Pilots not being too far behind. As for Faith No More, this is a band that mixed things up for me in ’89 and beyond… in a very good way.

The questioning of my self Metal loyalty back in ’89 and into the early ’90′s was due in part to the Metal is done “misinformation” that the mass media was playing around with. The commercial media just was not covering the Metal Music and Metal Bands during these supposed dark times. Therefore, being a devout Metalhead, listening to anything remotely considered to be Alternative, meant that I was part of this out in the open and massive conspiracy, designed to thwart and defeat Metal Music from planet Earth altogether. Nonsense! The real conspiracy were the ridiculous and self imposed thoughts that permeated through my brain back in those days!

The Grunge and Alternative Metal movements have taught me a valuable Metal lesson, one that I have become empowered by and carry out to this very day in 2010: I listen to what I like, what moves and inspires me, regardless of it’s respective genre.

The Real Thing album includes the cover of a legendary and ultra historic Heavy Metal song – War Pigs by Black Sabbath. REDEMPTION!! Buying The Real Thing by Faith No More back in 1989 was Metal worthy after all!! In my Metal opinion, while listening to the Faith No More cover of War Pigs, I get the impression Michael Patton on vocals, Jim Martin on guitar, Bill Gould on bass and Mike Bordin on drums sound very much like a Heavy Metal Band to me. Besides, Mike Bordin transitioned his Alternative Heavy Music style to full-on Heavy Metal, flawlessly, while being the drummer for Ozzy Osbourne too.

Woodpecker From Mars isn’t just a far-out and cool song title, this instrumental is Metal, Arabian atmospherics and all. Woodpecker From Mars has become my Alternative Metal soundtrack to my Alternative Rock and Metal embracing, Metalhead life. Each time I listen to Surprise! You’re Dead!, it justifies my liking Faith No More and The Real Thing as much as I do, this is just an incredibly heavy song, real heavy. Since 1989, I have listened to and enjoyed this Faith No More album, it really is The Real Thing for me.

Stone.

HEAVY METAL HISTORY: LOLLAPALOOZA – 1996 CONCERT POSTER!

Posted in 1980's thrash metal bands, 1980's thrash metal music, 1990's rock bands, 1990's rock music, 1990's thrash metal bands, concerts, country rock legends, country rock musicians, grunge, grunge bands, metal odyssey, Music, rock festivals, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

A concert or festival that exhibits a diverse lineup of bands and/or solo musicians is always going to make some noise. The 1996 Lollapalooza concert, held on July 23, 1996, at the Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana takes the Metal prize here for diversity! Just take a look at the concert poster below, listing some of the acts that took to the stages of Lollapalooza in ’96: METALLICA, SOUNDGARDEN, WAYLON JENNINGS, RAMONES, RANCID and SCREAMING TREES. I revere the Ramones, listen to Rancid on a regular basis and could never be more proud of it… Tim Armstrong just amazes me with his song writing, vocals and musical multi-talents. Soundgarden I took a liking to from the start, definitely my favorite Grunge Band ever… Black Hole Sun… ’nuff said. Screaming Trees, (quiet pioneers of the Grunge style in their own right), I will give an open ear to from time to time still. Waylon Jennings, a country legend… he passed away too damn young at age 64, back in 2002. Metallica, a core band of mine. Thrash Metal giants, icons, regardless if Load from ’96, ReLoad from ’97 and St. Anger from 2003 were not up to my Metallica standards. (Hey, any Metalhead or fan of any music genre has their unique personal standards). I never gave up on Metallica… Death Magnetic proves Metallica never gave up on their fans either.

Looking back on this Lallapalooza concert in ’96 is Heavy Metal history. No, not everyone on the bill was/is Heavy Metal, nonetheless… this event was Heavy Metal history. The same can be said that Lallapalooza ’96 was Punk Rock history too. Country and Grunge history at that. If I had attended this Lallapalooza Concert back then, I have a funny feeling, I would have had a tremendous time. Musical diversity was found at this concert and that is not a bad thing at all… in my Metal opinion. (Throw in the fact that Lollapalooza did not have any televised talent show contestants/winners on stage… and you have instant credibility).

This is a very plain and unexciting looking concert poster. Still, these posters were hung up on telephone poles, handed off to passers by and maybe hung inside convenience store windows as well? I cringe at the thought of just how many of these historical posters were ripped down, torn up and thrown away, once this concert came to pass. The bottom Metal line is that this poster represents a moment in time, a moment in Rock history, Heavy Metal history.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,153 other followers

%d bloggers like this: