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SPIDER ROCKETS “Going Down” Official Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SPIDER ROCKETS – If you’ve been searching for that one Hard Rock band that isn’t trying to duplicate their peers sound and are actually (gasp) sounding like themselves, look no further and let me introduce you to New Jersey’s SPIDER ROCKETS. This clever band is all about now colliding with the classic rhythm and hardness of yesteryear; while blending together a distinctive Hard Rock noize that is nothing short of new and exciting!

If you’re like me and have become fatigued by the Modern Hard Rock status quo, you MUST get your senses into SPIDER ROCKETS and allow their brand of ear candy to electrify your mood in more merry ways imaginable! It’s time to get bitten… crank up SPIDER ROCKETS new music video for Going Down and get tangled up in their web of Hard Rockin’ grooves! Metal be thy name!

SPIDER ROCKETS GOING DOWN (OFFICIAL) MUSIC VIDEO IS:

STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!

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SPIDER ROCKETS:

Helena Cos – vocals

Johnny Nap – guitar

Dan Prestup – drums

Greg Manning – bass

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Check out the Metal Odyssey review for SPIDER ROCKET’s BITTEN, with link below:

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

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, from June 18, 2012.

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For More Info On SPIDER ROCKETS:

Facebook: Spider Rockets

http://www.spiderrockets.com

https://twitter.com/SpiderRockets

http://www.youtube.com/SpiderRockets

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LONG LIVE SPIDER ROCKETS.

Stone.

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SPIDER ROCKETS – Tour With SALIVA Begins October 2nd, In Austintown, Ohio

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

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SPIDER ROCKETS Announce New Tour Dates With SALIVA:

Oct 02 – Harley Davidson Biketown (Austintown, OH)

Oct 03 – Jonny’s Roadhouse (Aurora, IN)

Oct 04 – Beale Street Live (Indianapolis, IN)

Oct 05 – Diesel Concert Lounge (Chesterfield, MI)

Oct 06 – Centerstage Bar & Grill (Kokomo, IN)

Oct 08 – Blackstock (Knoxville, TN)

Oct 09 – Limelight (Nashville, TN)

Oct 10 – Club Inferno (Scottsboro, AL)

Oct 11 – Longbranch (Raleigh, NC)

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* For More Info On SPIDER ROCKETS:

Facebook: Spider Rockets

http://www.spiderrockets.com

https://twitter.com/SpiderRockets

SALIVA:

http://www.saliva.com

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LONG LIVE SPIDER ROCKETS.

LONG LIVE SALIVA.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

THE KISS ARENABOWL SWEEPS

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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KISS At The Amway Center In Orlando On August 16th

To commemorate this special event, you can enter for a chance to win one of five prize packs that includes:

- an official Arena Football signed by all four members of KISS
- an authentic KISS Tour Hockey Jersey
- a 2013 North American Tour Tee
- a KISS Road Crew shirt
- a KISS Hoodie

Enter the contest at:

https://www.facebook.com/KISS/app_559018304144336

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KISS MONSTER – Is Out NOW!!

* For More Info On KISS: 

Facebook: KISS

http://www.kissonline.com

(Source: KISS Facebook)

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LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

KISS – “Monster – International Tour Edition” CD Is Available Now In UK

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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MONSTER – International Tour Edition contains Right Here Right Now (Bonus Track) And Exclusive Tour Poster

Right Here Right Now - Available On KISS MONSTER CD For The Very First Time

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As reported on the KISS Facebook page:

As KISS take over Europe for the Monster tour, the band launch a special CD version of the Monster album—Monster: Tour Edition—featuring an exclusive tour poster and bonus track Right Here Right Now, available on CD for the very first time. Monster: Tour Edition is unique mini-LP-style package that is strictly limited edition, available only in this pressing. OUT NOW!

The link below is for the UK Amazon website:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Monster-Ltd-Tour-Edition-Kiss/dp/B00CMO0GNI/?tag=smarturl-gb-21

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Stone Says: Apparently, this Monster – International Tour Edition contains the 1 bonus track: Right Here Right Now; along with an exclusive tour poster. Hmm. I checked the U.S. Amazon website for this tour edition CD and it was not found. I checked the Best Buy website and they have it! It will be available on June 18, 2013 in the U.S. on Best Buy! The price is $24.99 (U.S.). The list price is a whopping $27.98 (U.S.)!! Whoa!!

One confusing thing about the Best Buy U.S. website: They list “2″ release dates for this Monster – International Tour Edition. Yup. June 10, 2013 is the other release date. Go figure. I’m guessing June 18th is the real release date?

However, I won’t be buying it for just that 1 song. No way. I already bought this bonus track (as a single) on the U.S. iTunes; after already owning the (regular) Monster CD version. iTunes in the U.S. has Right Here Right Now available for sale on their version of the Monster album. I definitely can live without the exclusive tour poster; especially when it’s gonna cost that much money!

Are y’all confused yet? I sure am. This bonus track should have just been released on the Monster CD, from the get-go. Them bonus tracks always seem to cause confusion anyways. Metal be thy name.

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For more info on KISS, click on the links below! Whoa!

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LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

GREAT WHITE “Shotgun Willie’s” – Fan Filmed Music Video From 2013 Monsters Of Rock Cruise Is Online!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock news, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on Great White [Band]:

GREAT WHITE took a different approach for this video Shotgun Willie’s. They let their audience helm the director’s chair. Filmed over the course of March’s 2013 Monsters of Rock Cruise, where GREAT WHITE headlined the floating Rock festival, the video encapsulates the high energy of everyone there and the five-piece band’s bond.

“We discovered after looking at the footage that not only do we look like we are having a blast,” guitarist Michael Lardie said. “But that our fans connected to our music in ways that we can’t always see from the stage under the lights. Some of the video is very much a party atmosphere, but this is also a video scrapbook of people who have never stopped loving our music and continue to be a part of the GREAT WHITE family.”

GREAT WHITE gives special thanks to all the fans that participated and contributed.

Shotgun Willie’s is the fourth single off of Elation (Frontiers Records).

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GREAT WHITE:

Terry Illous – vocals

Mark Kendall – guitar

Michael Lardie – keyboards & guitar

Scott Snyder – bass

Audie Desbrow – drums

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(SourceGreat White [Band])

For more info on GREAT WHITE, click on the links below! Whoa!

http://GREATWHITEROCKS.COM

http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE GREAT WHITE.

GREAT WHITE ROCKS!!

Stone.

GREAT WHITE NOW #8 ON CLASSIC ROCK RADIO CHART – MTV.COM ADDS VIDEO TO PLAYLIST

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on February 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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GREAT WHITE’s Hard to Say Goodbye is now No. 8 on the Classic Rock radio Mediabase chart. The third single from Elation last charted at No. 10 and is expected to continue its climb, with news that the video has just been picked up by MTV.com.

GREAT WHITE released Elation (the band’s 12th studio record) from Frontiers Records in May 2012. Elation thrives on GREAT WHITE’s signature grit and blues-hued sound, only marked with a new synergy.

“The validation from our fans and the radio community has been phenomenal,” said GREAT WHITE founder Mark Kendall. “The energy on this record has been building higher and higher. This is the GREAT WHITE sound and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this amazing experience.”

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GREAT WHITE – 2013 TOUR DATES:

GREAT WHITE’s robust touring schedule keeps growing with two additional dates just added, August 15’s UP State Fair (Escanaba, Mich.) and October 26 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).

March 16 – 20, Monsters of Rock Cruise (various)

March 30, Sierra Ballroom at Boomtown Casino (Reno, Nev.)

April 5, Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion (Mesa, Ariz.)

May 4, Yucaipa Festival (Yucaipa, Calif.)

May 10, The Railhead at Boulder Station Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.)

June 1, Ride for a Cure (Salt Lake City, Utah)

June 8, Thunder on the Lot at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (Lancaster, Calif.)

June 27, Chumash Casino (Santa Ynez, Calif.)

July 6, Concerts on the Green (Hollister, Calif.)

July 11, Gettysburg Bike Week (Gettysburg, Pa.)

July 12, BBQ Festival (Kankakee, Ill.)

July 20, Waukesha County Fair (Waukesha, Wis.)

July 26, Braun’s Concert Cove (Akron, N.Y.)

July 27, Mattawa Voyageur Days (Mattawa, Ontario, Canada)

August 2, Rocking the River (Detroit, Mich.)

August 3, Yamhill County Fair (McMinnville, Ore.)

August 15, UP State Fair (Escanaba, Mich.)

October 26, Deerfoot Inn & Casino (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

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Featuring Kendall (guitar), and 28-year-veterans Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Audie Desbrow (drums), lead singer Terry Ilous and bassist Scott Snyder join them. GREAT WHITE emerged unscathed from late 2011 band member changes. Best known for the 1989 smash “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” GREAT WHITE’s worldwide sales are approaching 10 million. Their song arsenal also includes  “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” “The Angel Song,” “Mistabone,” “I’ve Got Something For You” and “Feeling So Much Better” (recent Top 20 on the classic rock chart.) Visit http://GREATWHITEROCKS.COM for additional information.

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(Source: GREAT WHITE)

For more info on GREAT WHITE, click on the link below!

facebook: Great White [Band]

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LONG LIVE GREAT WHITE.

Stone.

GREAT WHITE ENTERS TOP 10 CLASSIC ROCK RADIO CHART

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

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GREAT WHITE – Multi-platinum recording artists, GREAT WHITE announced today that the band’s third single off of Elation, Hard to Say Goodbye, has reached No. 10 on the classic rock radio Mediabase chart. The heartfelt single has tugged the heartstrings of audiences, especially the military.

GREAT WHITE released Elation (the band’s 12th studio record) from Frontiers Records in May 2012. Elation thrives on GREAT WHITE’s signature grit and blues-hued sound, only marked with a new synergy.

“’Hard To Say Goodbye’ and ‘Promised Land’ should be staples on Nashville radio this summer,” wrote Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles’ Mitch Lafon.

“Great to see them back and rockin’ better than ever,” said ‘Hitman’, program director for KQXX FM (McAllen/Brownsville, Texas).

“’Hard to Say Goodbye’ from GREAT WHITE brings a great band back to radio, it’s a huge phone request with our ladies,” said Max Volume of KOZZ FM (Reno, Nev.).

Catch GREAT WHITE live on KUSI TV’s Good Morning San Diego, Thursday, January 31, 9 a.m. pacific time. Tune in to KGB FM (San Diego) at 6:45 a.m. pacific time on Friday, February 1, and watch XETV TV (San Diego) at 8:20 a.m. pacific time for more coverage.

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GREAT WHITE’s robust touring schedule just added a direct support slot for WHITESNAKE on July 27 at the Mattawa Voyageur Days in Mattawa, Ontario. With more dates to be announced soon, the current 2013 concert dates:

February 1, Sycuan Casino (El Cajon, Calif.)

March 16 – 20, Monsters of Rock Cruise (various)

March 30, Sierra Ballroom at Boomtown Casino (Reno, Nev.)

April 5, Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion (Mesa, Ariz.)

May 10, The Railhead at Boulder Station Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.)

June 1, Ride for a Cure (Salt Lake City, Utah)

June 27, Chumash Casino (Santa Ynez, Calif.)

July 6, Concerts on the Green (Hollister, Calif.)

July 11, Gettysburg Bike Week (Gettysburg, Pa.)

July 12, BBQ Festival (Kankakee, Ill.)

July 20, Waukesha County Fair (Waukesha, Wis.)

July 26, Braun’s Concert Cove (Akron, N.J.)

July 27, Mattawa Voyageur Days (Mattawa, Ontario, Canada)

August 2, Rocking the River (Detroit, Mich.)

August 3, Yamhill County Fair (McMinnville, Ore.)

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Featuring founder Mark Kendall (guitar), and 28-year-veterans Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Audie Desbrow (drums), lead singer Terry Ilous and bassist Scott Snyder join them. GREAT WHITE emerged unscathed from late 2011 band member changes. Best known for the 1989 smash “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” GREAT WHITE’s worldwide sales are approaching 10 million. Their song arsenal also includes  “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” “The Angel Song,” “Mistabone,” “I’ve Got Something For You” and “Feeling So Much Better” (recent Top 20 on the classic rock chart.) Visit GreatWhiteRocks.com for additional information.

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For more info on GREAT WHITE, click on the links below!

http://GREATWHITEROCKS.COM

facebook: Great White [Band]

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LONG LIVE GREAT WHITE.

Stone.

BARONESS’ “MARCH TO THE SEA” VIDEO MONTAGE AVAILABLE VIA SPIN

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard

Philadelphia — Baroness have released a live montage for the song  March to the Sea via Spin (http://www.spin.com/articles/baroness-video-march-to-the-sea-yellow-and-green-tour). The clip, filmed by Jimmy Hubbard, also features candid backstage footage filmed during the band’s 2012 tour.

“So here is another video for everyone out there!” shared guitarist Pete Adams. “This was filmed while we were on tour with Meshuggah in the Spring of 2012.  Some of you may recognize the footage from several of those shows and the ‘Take My Bones Away’ video as well.  We were excited to be back out as it had been since December of 2010 when we had our last tour before taking time off to write Yellow & Green.  You can see from the video we were happy to be back on the road. We’re happy now to have this video to share with you all. Enjoy.”

Yellow & Green was released in July via Relapse Records and debuted at #30 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart.  The double-album was dubbed a “thrilling hard-rock epic” by Rolling Stone, the New York Times said the 18-track release included “a grand sprawl of riffs and ruminations” and Artist Direct, after awarding the band “Rock Band of the Year” honors said “they epitomize the spirit of the greats like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, while remaining wholly unique.  It’s something we need more of.  Baroness are everything that a rock band should be — and more.”

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As the year came to a close, Baroness dominated year-end lists with Entertainment Weekly and Spin both naming Yellow & Green their #1 Metal release of 2012 and iTunes awarding “Take My Bones Away” the distinction of best Metal song of the year.  Decibel (#2), Guitar World (#15), Loudwire (#4), Magnet (#12), Pitchfork (#3 on Metal Albums, #25 Best Albums of 2012), Revolver (#4), Stereogum (#18) and the Village Voice (#6) also gave the album top honors.

Internationally, the album fared similarly, receiving top honors from Terrorizer (#2), BBC Music (#13), Metal Hammer Germany (#4), Metal Hammer Norway (#4), Metal Hammer UK (#14), Close Up Sweden (#4) and Visions Germany (#4).

Stay tuned for more Baroness news.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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

www.facebook.com/yourbaroness

www.baronessmusic.com

www.relapse.com

www.facebook.com/relapserecords

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LONG LIVE BARONESS.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey – Stone Picks His Top 10 Hard Rock Albums Of 2012!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Odyssey – Stone Picks His Top 10 Hard Rock Albums Of 2012!

After I banged my METAL brains to a pulp in compiling a Top 30 Metal Albums Of 2012 list, I decided to keep the Hard Rock side of the street to a cool and tidy Top 10 Of 2012. Okay, there’s really 11 Top Hard Rock Albums Of 2012; cause there’s a tie. Couldn’t help it. My favorite METAL troll who lives deep in the Pennsylvania woods told me a couple of days ago: “No one ever said it would be easy, Stone”.

Below you will find the 10 Hard Rock Albums (all released in 2012) that I turned to most often to get psyched-out of my Hard Rockin’ mind. I truly thought this list over long and hard, while making certain the overall quality of the albums stand tall on their own respective musical merits.

In my heart, KISS will always be #1; only SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators found their way to my Rockin’ soul in 2012. That counts big time. The ultra-fabulous return of Van Halen, Trixter and Soundgarden are just 3 stories among many Hard Rock comebacks during 2012. What sensational comeback albums these 3 bands created and they’re included in my Top 10! Spider Rockets appear in my Top Ten for good reason; their Hard Rockin’ bite is infectious!

Switzerland’s The Order and N. Ireland’s Million Dollar Reload are 2 bands that released unbelievable albums this past year! Both of these bands took me by incredible Hard Rockin’ surprise! The word elite comes to my mind, whenever I listen to the new albums from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Country Communion. As for Georgia’s very own Jackyl… their new album Best Of Show is a combination of Hard Rockin’ fun and whoop-ass that I am so very thankful for.

Thank you for supporting Hard Rock and any/all bands seen or heard on Metal Odyssey this past year. I greatly appreciate your every visit and loyalty. I also want to thank each band listed below for existing. Metal be thy name.

You’ll find a link for my album review (or feature) below each respective title.

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#10

THE ORDER – 1986

BUY this new album from THE ORDER and your ears will be thanking you forever.

THE ORDER – 1986 Is An Album Bursting At The Seams With Hard Rockin’ & Heavy Metallin’ Old School Glory!

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#9

MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD - A SINNER’S SAINT

This album is like a stick of Hard Rockin’ dynamite!

Below is my album review I wrote for the (very cool) Hard Rock Nights:

MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD – A SINNER’S SAINT = CLASSIC HARD ROCKIN’ INTOXICATION!

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#8

VAN HALEN – A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH

Without VAN HALEN, where would Hard Rock be today? I shudder at the thought.

VAN HALEN ‘A Different Kind Of Truth’ – The Truth Is… This Album ROCKS!

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#7 (Tie)

TRIXTER – NEW AUDIO MACHINE

Yes, TRIXTER came back with all their Hard Rockin’ cylinders blazing! Whoa!

TRIXTER “New Audio Machine” – 100% ROCKS! TRIXTER IS BACK!

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#7 (Tie)

SPIDER ROCKETS – BITTEN

New Jersey ROCKS and SPIDER ROCKETS are a HUGE reason why The Garden State is its own Rocktopia. I absolutely LOVE the approach that SPIDER ROCKETS has towards Hard Rock and there’s really no other band like them out there. BUY this whiz-bang album and you’ll be BITTEN by the sensation of Hard Rockin’ sound that is SPIDER ROCKETS. I got bitten. Yup, I did.

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

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KISS – MONSTER

A KISS album that has tapped into Classic Hard Rock, like this iconic band’s life depended on it. A KISS album that is not resting on any laurels. A KISS album that I’m proud to own and recommend to the world! If MONSTER is too loud and too much fun, then… you’re probably too damn constipated and uptight to begin with.

KISS “MONSTER” (Some Fun & Rockin’ Thoughts From Stone, Part 1) – My Favorite Song Revealed!

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#5

JACKYL BEST IN SHOW

Warning: This album is (gulp) FUN. PUH POW!

JACKYL “Best In Show” – FUN Has Returned To Hard Rock Once Again, Courtesy Of JACKYL!

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#4

SOUNDGARDENKING ANIMAL

More than just a “new” or “comeback” Soundgarden album. This is an accomplishment from Soundgarden, with lyrical brilliance and songs that are executed with unique and memorable musicianship and vocals. I can easily place King Animal atop the back catalog of Soundgarden albums and preach to the world that this band has returned in (what feels like to me) mystical fashion.

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

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#3

LYNYRD SKYNYRD – LAST OF A DYIN’ BREED

An inspirational album both lyrically and musically. By the way, LYNYRD SKYNYRD is still kicking Southern Hard Rockin’ ass in 2012! Each LYNYRD SKYNYRD lineup is legendary, Last Of A Dyin’ Breed is proof once again.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD – ‘Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’ Got Me Through The Week

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#2

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – AFTERGLOW

AFTERGLOW is easily one of the best Hard Rock albums I’ve heard in many years. As a supergroup, Black Country Communion doesn’t portray a single ego in their music. All I hear is greatness.

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION “AFTERGLOW” – Majestic, Classic Hard Rock Still Exists… And It’s Right Here

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#1

SLASH – Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators 

APOCALYPTIC LOVE

As I see and hear it, once an album can move you, lifting your Rockin’ soul to new heights as Apocalyptic Love has done for me, then it’s a #1 album for certain. The combination of SLASH’s guitar and Myles Kennedy’s vocals were destined to unite. It had to be! At least that’s how I feel and hear it.

The chemistry of this entire band just seems to be right on the bullseye, overflowing from every song on this exceptional album. Maybe it’s just me. Regardless, I couldn’t be more confident and psyched-out by my choice of Apocalyptic Love being my #1 Hard Rock album of 2012. Metal be thy name!

SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators “Apocalyptic Love” – #1 For My Rock ‘N Roll Soul

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Wanna read about my Top 30 METAL Albums Of 2012? Just click on that cool link below! Whoa!

Metal Odyssey – Stone Picks His Top 30 METAL Albums Of 2012!

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LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

“whiz-bang” was used once in this feature post.

Stone.

VANDERBUYST – Hard Rock Trio Pillage Dutch Alternative Charts With #1 Position

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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Flying Dutchmen, the third full-length from Classic/Hard Rock trio VANDERBUYST, this week entered the Dutch Alternative Top 30 at the #1 position in its first week! Additionally, the band raided the regular Dutch Album Top 100 at #33 and was the third highest new entry in the official Album chart. (behind Green Day and Bruno Mars). This marks the first time since Sleeze Beez back in 1990 that a Dutch hard rock band entered the Dutch Album Charts!

Stream Flying Dutchmen in its entirety, view the official video for “Flying Dutchman” from the LP and tons more at the Ván Records YouTube channel.

European audiences can check out VANDERBUYST on an extensive tour to promote Flying Dutchmen this month and into 2013, with additional tour dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks. The official Dutch release party will take place on December 20th in Mezz-Breda. This concert will be recorded in its entirety by leading Benelux music e-zine 3voor12.nl and broadcast January 3rd on 3FM National Radio and viewed on 101tv.nl January 4th! Stay tuned.

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VANDERBUYST Confirmed Live Schedule:

12/20/2012 Mezz – Breda, Netherlands [record release show]

12/21/2012 Jonosh – Asten-Heusden, Netherlands

12/22/2012 Braindead Fest @ De Buze – Steenwijk, Netherlands

12/23/2012 K17 – Berlin, Germany

12/27/2012 Ekko – Utrecht, Netherlands

12/28/2012 Sounds – Tilburg, Netherlands (in-store, acoustic show, 17:00)

12/28/2012 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands

12/29/2012 Elektra – Sliedrecht, Netherlands

12/30/2012 The RockTemple – Kerkrade, Netherlands

1/05/2013 Hedon – Zwolle, Netherlands

1/12/2013 De Pul – Uden, Netherlands

1/18/2013 ‘t paard van Troje – Den haag Netherlands

1/25/2013 Romein – Leeuwarden, Netherlands

1/26/2013 t Beest – Goes, Netherlands

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Recently released on December 7th by German cult label Ván Records (Soulfood Distribution), Flying Dutchmen was recorded, mixed and mastered by Pieter “Pidah” Kloos at The Void Studio in Eindhoven (The Devil’s Blood, Motorpsycho). The record has reaped critical acclaim since its release, elevating the VANDERBUYST name to new levels worldwide.

Vanderbuyst has played over two hundred forty shows in sixteen countries over the the last three-and-a-half years. They provided main support for bands like Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Michael Schenker and more in 2012, including an extensive European tour with Saxon, and even shared e.g. the main stage of Hellfest 2012 with Mötley Crüe, Blue Öyster Cult and Ozzy Osbourne.

With the release of Flying Dutchmen, VANDERBUYST continue their tireless quest to save the world from flaccid riffs, restoring the heart and soul to hard rock without any gimmicks or ironic hipster attitude.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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

http://www.vanderbuyst.com

facebook: Vanderbuyst

http://www.van-records.de

http://www.facebook.com/vanrecs

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LONG LIVE VANDERBUYST.

Stone.

KISS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2013 > Dates, Venues & Ticket Info!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - Monster Tour 2013 - promo poster pic!!

KISS MONSTER 2013 TOUR – Here you go KISSaholics and members of the KISS Army worldwide! Check out below the countries and cities that the iconic KISS will be playing on their KISS MONSTER 2013 TOUR! There’s a very cool KISS link below too… that will give you venue, ticket and meet & greet information! Metal be thy name!

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KISS MONSTER 2013 TOUR DATES:

Feb 28 – Perth, Australia

March 3 – Adelaide, Australia

March 5 – Melbourne, Australia

March 9 – Sydney, Australia

March 10 – Sydney, Australia

March 12 – Brisbane, Australia

March 16 – Mackay, Australia

June 1 – Stockholm, Sweden

June 3 – Helsinki, Finland

June 6 – Solvesborg, Sweden

June 8 – Stavanger, Norway

June 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark

June 12 – Berlin, Germany

June 14 – Prague, Czech Republic

June 15 – Vienna, Austria

June 17 – Udine, Italy

June 18 – Milan, Italy

June 20 – Zurich, Switzerland

June 22 – Clisson, France

Visit the KISS Tour page for venue information, links to tickets and Meet & Greet packages – http://www.kissonline.com/tour

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(Source: facebook: KISS)

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LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

GOLD – Debut Album From Dutch Rock Outfit Streaming At PureGrainAudio

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

GOLD - Interbellum - large promo cover pic!

Today popular Rock/Metal website PureGrainAudio is hosting a stream of the Dutch rock act GOLD’s entire debut LP Interbellum, in preparation of the album’s worldwide release this Friday, December 7th via Germany’s Ván Records.

Listen to the album PureGrainAudio dubbed “a collection of nine, rocking songs that will be sure to catch fire in today’s musical landscape with its catchy riffs, fresh-sounding vocals and original songwriting” now AT THIS LOCATION.

Mainstream German news site Spiegel this week posted a colossal feature on Ván Records’ new December releases — including GOLD, alongside labelmates Year of the Goat, Vanderbuyst, Attic and more — where European readers can stream the album(s) as well AT THIS LOCATION.

Previously, GOLD released a video from the album, for the track “One Of Us,” followed by a lyric video for “North,” both of which can be viewed HERE.

GOLD - Group Promo Pic - #1 - 2012

GOLD’s debut album will see the light of day via cult label Ván Records on the edge of the Mayan calendar. Each song on the record is a well-crafted piece of music and a story on its own, and overall is a monument to our time and to a civilization in decline. It deals with instability and the fear of things to come, yet offers a spark of love and hope in an attempt to give meaning to life in modern times. The album’s authentic tone and warmth completes the richness of GOLD’s sound, produced by Igor Wouters and Vanderbuyst main man Willem Verbuyst.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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

http://www.facebook.com/thebandGOLD

http://www.thebandGOLD.com

http://www.facebook.com/vanrecs

http://www.van-records.de

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LONG LIVE GOLD.

Stone.

TOMAHAWK’S “Stone Letter” Video Premieres On PITCHFORK; New Tour Dates Announced

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Tomahawk - group pic - Tim Moss - 2012 - #1

ODDFELLOWS OUT JANUARY 29th

San Francisco – Tomahawk’s video for Stone Letter, the first single from their forthcoming album Oddfellows, is viewable via Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/tv/youtube/13-music-videos/592-tomahawk-stone-letter-official-music-video/).

The clip, directed by Vincent Forcier, was shot during the band’s late October tour and features a studio performance from the quartet that includes Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard, Unsemble), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mondo Cane), John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) and Trevor Dunn (Melvins Lite, Mr. Bungle).

Tomahawk have also added a brief February tour that kicks off on Feb. 12 in Seattle at The Showbox with Retox opening all dates. Retox, the San Diego outfit helmed by The Locust’s Justin Pearson, are currently in the studio recording a follow-up to their 2011 debut, Ugly Animals. Tomahawk will also perform at Lollapalooza Brazil and Australia’s Soundwave Festival.

Stone Letter was released as a limited edition single for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event and will be available on Tuesday as a digital single. A stream of the song, the band’s first new music in six years, is available via Spin (http://www.spin.com/articles/tomahawk-first-lp-in-six-years-stone-letter).

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Tomahawk tour dates (Retox opens Feb. 12 to 19):

February 12    Seattle, WA    The Showbox

February 13    Portland, OR    Wonder Ballroom

February 15    San Francisco, CA    Great American Music Hall

February 16    San Francisco, CA    Great American Music Hall

February 17    Santa Ana, CA    The Observatory

February 19    Los Angeles, CA    The Mayan Theater

February 23    Brisbane, Australia    RNA Showgrounds

February 24    Sydney, Australia    Olympic Park

March 1    Melbourne, Australia    Flemington Racecourse

March 2    Adelaide, Australia    Bonython Park

March 4    Perth, Australia    Claremont Showground

March 30    Sao Paulo, Brazil    Lollapalooza Brazil

Tomahawk - Promo Logo Block!! - 2012______________________________________________________________

(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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

www.facebook.com/tomahawkband

www.facebook.com/ipecac

www.ipecac.com

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LONG LIVE TOMAHAWK.

Stone.

PAPA ROACH ‘The Connection’ Limited Edition Double Vinyl Available NOW!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PAPA ROACH – Just in time for the holiday season, the limited edition double vinyl is now available for Papa Roach’s newest release, The Connection. Check out the Official Papa Roach US Merch Store to order today!

The vinyl includes:

180g double vinyl with download card

Side splits are as follows:

Side A – Disc 1

ENGAGE

STILL SWINGIN

WHERE DID THE ANGELS GO

SILENCE IS THE ENEMY

Side B – Disc 1

BEFORE I DIE

WISH YOU NEVER MET ME

GIVE ME BACK MY LIFE

Side A – Disc 2

BREATHE YOU IN

LEADER OF THE BROKEN HEARTS

NOT THAT BEAUTIFUL

Side B – Disc 2

WALKING DEAD

WON’T LET UP

We look forward to seeing you ALL out on the road and grab this new vinyl before it’s gone!

- Papa Roach

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(Source: Papa Roach)

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

http://www.paparoach.com

facebook: Papa Roach

http://www.youtube.com/paparoach

http://www.twitter.com/paparoach

LONG LIVE PAPA ROACH.

Stone.

CHIP DIMONICK “The Sign Of A New Generation” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in glam rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

CHIP DIMONICK – Party Rock is here to stay and Chip DiMonick has made this very loud and clear on their fourth album: The Sign Of A New Generation. This fun-fabulous and rifftastic 5 song offering from Chip DiMonick is downright Rockin’ Righteous and should be on any Rockaholic’s list of good-times-must-have albums from 2012. You just gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta let Chip DiMonick Rockify your brain! I have. It feels F’n cool.

Chip DiMonick became famous on the Pittsburgh music scene back in 2005, with the debut release Bat An Eyelash causing a formidable stir upon the East Coast. Opening for such kick-ass national acts as Wednesday 13, Lynch MobLA Guns, Adelita’s Way and Art Of Dying, Chip DiMonick shouldn’t be an underground Heavy Rock band for too much longer. Then again, the underground scene wouldn’t want to see Chip DiMonick go anyways!

There’s something to be said about real FUN Party Rock that Chip DiMonick serves up and that is: IT KICKS FUN ROCKIN’ ASS! When a song such as When The Drunkest Girls Wear The Shortest Skirts gets me all fired-up and singing along… then Chip DiMonick have accomplished their Rockin’ deed they’ve aimed for and I’m grateful for it. Ring that Party Rock bell and tell your lame-ass neighbors to go to hell. Metal be thy name.


My favorite song on The Sign Of A New Generation is She Won’t Let Me Play. Holy shit I love this song. This song should be played on every (supposedly cool) FM and satellite radio station in the entire F’n universe. Big drums, big bass and big guitars are abundant on all 5 songs, coupled with the stylish vocals of Chip DiMonick himself.

From Pump (the anthem inspired by the pride of Pittsburgh sports scene) to its anthemic counterpart (and party-crazed igniter) title song, Chip DiMonick doesn’t hold back on raising the mercury on the psyche-your-adrenaline meter! If you’re uptight and/or constipated, get lost. Cool people, all-night party maniacs, Rockaholics, fun Rock chicks (who can stay out late) and fans of 80′s Arena Rock, Hard Rock and Glam will appreciate what Chip DiMonick have accomplished with their new album. Metal be thy name.

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Track list: 1. Pump, 2. Too Young For Tattoos, 3. The Sign Of A New Generation, 4. When The Drunkest Girls Wear The Shortest Skirts, 5. She Won’t Let Me Play.

CHIP DIMONICK:

Chip DiMonick – lead vocals & guitar

Carmen “CC” Capozzi – drums, background vocals, tambourine

Joe P. – bass & background vocals

Tony Leone – lead guitar & background vocals

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For more info on CHIP DIMONICK, click on the links below!

http://www.chipdimonick.com

facebook: Chip DiMonick (Band Page)

LONG LIVE CHIP DIMONICK.

Stone.

KYLESA’S “FROM THE VAULTS, VOL. 1” Streaming In Its Entirety Via LOUDWIRE

Posted in doom metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

COLLECTION OF RARITIES AVAILABLE TOMORROW

Nov. 19, 2012, Philadelphia – From The Vaults, Vol. 1 (Nov. 20, Season of Mist), Kylesa’s twelve-song collection which features unreleased, new and alternate versions of songs spanning the Savannah-based band’s catalogue, is now streaming in its entirety via Loudwire (http://loudwire.com/kylesa-from-the-vaults-vol-1-exclusive-album-stream/).

“This project has been a labor of love,” explained guitarist/singer/producer Phillip Cope. “We have spent over a year going through old songs, covers, etc. and collected those we felt went well together; remixing and finishing them up.  We didn’t want to release something just thrown together so we put a lot of thought and time into it.  I am really happy about how this came together.  I think it is a good representation of Kylesa’s different styles from early on to present day.”

Singer/guitar player Laura Pleasants recently gave Decibel Magazine an in-depth look at the songs included on From The Vaults, Vol. 1 with a track-by-track rundown:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/kylesas-laura-pleasants-track-by-track-preview-of-from-the-vaults-vol-1/.

The band is currently recording a new album at The Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina with Cope once again producing the album. He has previously produced releases from Baroness, Withered and Black Tusk.

From The Vaults, Vol. 1 pre-order bundles can be found here: www.indiemerch.com/kylesa/pre-orders.  A full list of retailers carrying the album can be found below.

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From The Vaults, Vol. 1 - Track Listing:

01.  Intro  **

02.  Inverse  **

03.  111 Degree Heat Index ***

04.  Between Silence and Sound II ***

05.  Paranoid Tempo  **

06.  End Truth *

07.  Bottom Line II ***

08.  Wavering **

09.  Bass Salts **

10.  Drained **

11.  Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun **

12.  Drum Jam **

* New

** Previously unreleased/limited availability

*** Alternate Version

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Retailers carrying From The Vaults, Vol. 1:

National:

Best Buy

FYE

Hastings

HMV (Canada)

Sunrise (Canada)

Regional Chains:

Bull Moose

Dimple

Everyday Music

Exclusive Company

Gallery of Sound

Gray Whale

Independent

Newbury

Rasputin

Reckless Records

Zia

And available at hundreds of independent stores everywhere!

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To read the Metal Odyssey album review for Kylesa’s  From The Vaults, Vol. 1, click on the link below! Whoa!

KYLESA “From The Vaults, Vol. 1″ – Unveiling An Exceptional Bounty Of Sonic Heaviness!

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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

www.facebook.com/kylesamusic

http://www.kylesa.com

LONG LIVE KYLESA.

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.

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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.

THE ROLLING STONES “GRRR!” – I Bought This Super Cool 2CD And I’ll Tell You Much More About It…

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

THE ROLLING STONES – On its release date of November 13th, I happily purchased the brand new 2CD of greatest hits from The Rolling Stones titled: GRRR! at my local Target store. Here’s a funny blunder I am guilty of while making this GRRR! purchase:

Upon seeing GRRR! stocked upon the CD display at Target, the excitement overcame me; so much so that I read the sale price (incorrectly) as $9.99 (U.S.). After buying this 2CD and a few other items, I thought to myself: “gee whiz, Stone, that amount I paid was higher than I calculated in my brain.” I paused, then came to a complete stop before exiting the store. I needed to check my sales receipt and make sure I didn’t get screwed on the price of an item (which happens more often than not).

The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Logo designed by: Shepard Fairey

The Rolling Stones tongue logo was originally created by John Pashe, back in 1971.

Sure enough, I read the price sticker wrong on the GRRR! 2CD. Instead of the price being $9.99 (like I thought I read it) it was $19.99 instead! Whoa! I had not a clue. I guess the good news is that I didn’t pay $19.99 for GRRR! after all. Nope. I instead paid the sale price for GRRR! which was: $16.99. That’s very, very cool. Heck, this is a “2″ CD after all and it boasts 40 classics from The Rolling Stones! Not too shabby of a Rockin’ buy and   YOLO! 

The 2 NEW songs on GRRR! are: One More Shot and Doom And Gloom. Both of these songs ROCK!!! WHOA!!! Think: Hard Rock Rolling Stones, (not) Start Me Up or Harlem Shuffle. Seriously, I am very psyched-out about these 2 new songs; they signify that The Rolling Stones can certainly dig-in-deep and continue to put out some kick-ass Classic Hard Rockin’ material!

I highly recommend GRRR! to all Rolling Stones fans and anyone that digs Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Rock and the history of Rock and Roll! Metal be thy name.

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THE ROLLING STONES GRRR! – Track Listing:

(Stone Notes: This is the 40 song track listing. There are 50 and 80 track versions of GRRR! as well).

Disc one:

Come On

Not Fade Away

It’s All Over Now

Little Red Rooster

The Last Time

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Get Off Of My Cloud

As Tears Go By

19th Nervous Breakdown

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?

Paint It, Black

Let’s Spend the Night Together

Ruby Tuesday

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Street Fighting Man

Sympathy For the Devil

Honkey Tonk Woman

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Gimme Shelter

Wild Horses

Disc two:

Brown Sugar

Tumbling Dice

It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll

Angie

Fool To Cry

Beast Of Burden

Miss You

Respectable

Emotional Rescue

Start Me Up

Waiting On A Friend

Happy

Undercover of the Night

Harlem Shuffle

Mixed Emotions

Love Is Strong

Anybody Seen My Baby?

Don’t Stop

Doom And Gloom

One More Shot

Photo Credit: The Rolling Stones Facebook

THE ROLLING STONES:

Mick Jagger

Keith Richards

Charlie Watts

Ronnie Wood

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For more info on THE ROLLING STONES, click on the links below!

facebook: The Rolling Stones

http://www.rollingstones.com/

LONG LIVE THE ROLLING STONES.

YOLO = YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.

Stone.

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION “AFTERGLOW” – Majestic, Classic Hard Rock Still Exists… And It’s Right Here

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Black Country Communion – Afterglow is the third studio album from the supergroup that should really be named: Classic Rock Champions. All kidding aside, this Kevin “The Caveman” Shirley produced album is so much more than I expected. With super legendary musicians joining forces with such a prominent producer, the first two BCC albums were magnificent in their own right; only Afterglow is by far the very best out of the three albums from this band, in my Rock infested opinion.

Glenn Hughes wrote the lyrics to every song, with Jason Bonham lending a pen on This Is Your Time and Common Man. With the writing of the music for Afterglow, it’s a collective effort from the entire band, which is broken down so nicely in the liner notes. These four musicians are undoubtedly legends and they have written and recorded a wonderful album of eleven songs.

Afterglow stands out from the first two BCC albums with its unbelievably memorable songs. These are songs that just instantly stick inside my head with their melodies, rhythm, beats and (of course) vocals. Whereas the first two albums had a song or two that may sound like (just above) average offerings, Afterglow is a listening sensation of Classic Hard Rock from beginning to end. My God, I’m tickled to death by Afterglow and I’m strongly considering it to be my top Hard Rock album of 2012… and quite possibly my favorite album across the board from this year!

Watch & listen to below: The Making Of Afterglow – Black Country Communion Episode 1

The sunny skies of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple certainly shine over this album, with Big Train, Afterglow and Confessor (respectively); giving every musical indication that even legends such as BCC will give a nod to other Classic Rock sounds other than their own. Let there be no misunderstanding however, that BCC is a band as original as the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Jason Bonham doesn’t over extend on drums (and never has in his career), while Derek Sherinian follows suit on keyboards. I applaud them both for I’m so convinced that the less is more plan of attack always comes out victorious in Rock and Roll. Joe Bonamassa is such a talented guitarist it’s spooky. His lead vocals on Cry Freedom are superb and makes for an added bonus on an album filled with pure Rockin’ magic.

Lead vocals and bass are brought to you by none other than Glenn Hughes. What can I possibly write that has never been written before about this legend of Rock? Glenn Hughes is one of those vocalists walking the planet today with a captivating voice. I listen to Glenn’s vocals and lyrics on The Circle and have to pick my jaw up off the floor each time this song ends. Overall, BCC has whisked my memories back to the slower days when FM radio actually meant something to all of us; while (thankfully) reminding me that majestic Hard Rock can still be created. Metal be thy name.

Black Country Communion Afterglow was released on October 30th, 2012, via J&R Adventures.

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION:

Glenn Hughes – lead vocals and bass guitar, (acoustic guitar on The Giver)

Joe Bonamassa – lead and acoustic guitars, (lead vocals on Cry Freedom)

Jason Bonham – drums and percussion, (backing vocals on This Is Your Time)

Derek Sherinian – keyboards

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AFTERGLOW – Tracklisting:

Big Train

This Is Your Time

Midnight Sun

Confessor

Cry Freedom

Afterglow

Dandelion

The Circle

Common Man

The Giver 

Crawl

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For more info on Black Country Communion, click on the links below!

http://WWW.BCCOMMUNION.COM

facebook: BC COMMUNION

LONG LIVE BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION.

Stone.

KYLESA “From The Vaults, Vol. 1″ – Unveiling An Exceptional Bounty Of Sonic Heaviness!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KYLESA – Fans of Kylesa know that this Savannah Georgia band can play heavy as molasses, sludgy, doomy and hard as railroad spikes, while (obviously) keeping an open mind approach to atmosphere of sound, feel, mood and vibes within each and every song they’ve ever recorded. Kylesa has never carbon copied their own creations. Kylesa is not a band built on slamming down the Metal hammer of sound and acting out the parts. No way.

With From The Vaults, Vol. 1, (releasing on November 20th, via Season Of Mist), Kylesa takes their multi-heavy genre approach to momentous heights, by offering up a combination of new, unreleased and alternate versions of songs, spanning their notable catalog of albums. New fans of Kylesa shall be born from listening to this excellent collection of songs on From The Vaults, Vol. 1.

Drained (previously unreleased Buzzov-en cover) showcases the thundering doom persona that Kylesa can unleash musically upon the senses, with an air of remarkable ease. Kylesa has taken a gilded pillar of a Pink Floyd song (Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun) and without question, have made said song their very own. The Psychedelic, Progressive and Stoner elements seem to marry into one another in (dare I say) miraculous heavy ways, while my ears inhale this Pink Floyd cover. At 6:58, this cover song is epic; the flow of musical sounds makes for a mind journey that I thank Kylesa for taking me on.

The new song on From The Vaults, Vol. 1 is End Truth. This song is dreamy, with a strong hint of melancholy and swirls of early 70′s Sabbath-like atmosphere. With that said, there is an amazing charge of relevance spilling from End Truth; so much so, that it’s a profoundly wonderful listen for me.

When one asks why a band would record alternate versions of their songs, the answer I’ll always give is: “whereas they can.” On Bottom Line II, Kylesa doesn’t hold back on a Punk spontaneity that’s built on speed, combined with a sudden and not so subtle lapse of Sludge. Another grand moment on this album.

Heavy Rock genius isn’t learned from a text-book, it’s earned from both experience and mastering one’s musical  skills. Kylesa has exemplified their genius impressively well with From The Vaults, Vol. 1. There’s no “I” in this band, just a whole lot of unique heavy that’s always a welcomed sound experience. Metal be thy name.

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KYLESA:

Laura Pleasants - guitar & vocals

Phillip Cope - guitar & vocals

Carl McGinley - drums & percussion

Eric Hernandez - bass

Tyler Newberry - drums & percussion

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From The Vaults, Vol. 1 - Track Listing:

01.  Intro  **

02.  Inverse  **

03.  111 Degree Heat Index ***

04.  Between Silence and Sound II ***

05.  Paranoid Tempo  **

06.  End Truth *

07.  Bottom Line II ***

08.  Wavering **

09.  Bass Salts **

10.  Drained **

11.  Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun **

12.  Drum Jam **

* New

** Previously unreleased/limited availability

*** Alternate Version

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

http://www.kylesa.com

facebook: KYLESA

http://www.season-of-mist.com

LONG LIVE KYLESA.

Stone.

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