Archive for hard rock albums 2014

STRIKEFORCE “Elegant Steel” – Release Date Set!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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‘Elegant Steel’ was recorded at Saw Horse Studios in St. Louis, MO, produced by Jason McEntire, and mastered by Michael Voss at Kidd Room Studios in Munich, Germany.

Track listing:

  1. All About The Money
  2. Falling Down
  3. Live Action
  4. Doomsday
  5. Let Me Rock U

A sample of the track ‘All About the Money’ is streaming here.

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STRIKEFORCE will hit the road to support ‘Elegant Steel’ and has a series of dates to wrap up 2014:

SEPTEMBER 27TH , ROGERS THEATER, POPLAR BLUFF, MO. – STRIKEFORCE AND SHOOTING STAR

OCTOBER 5TH, THE HOGPIT BARN, GRAFTON, IL – RAT RUN

OCTOBER 25TH, STOCK CAR CONCERT – HIGHLAND, IL

NOVEMBER 1ST, THE KEYS – CARLYLE, IL

NOVEMBER 28TH, EDDIES – GRANITE CITY, IL

NOVEMBER 29TH, COBETTOS TAP – TAYLOR, IL

DECEMBER 20TH, THE KEYS – CARLYLE, IL

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Source:

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Additional information can be found at www.highvolmusic.com and www.sweetsounds.us.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STRIKEFORCE.

STRIKEFORCE KICKS HARD ROCK ASS.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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AC/DC “Rock or Bust” – Highly Anticipated New Studio Album Releasing On December 2nd, 2014; “Play Ball” Preview Music Video Posted!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on The Official AC/DC Website:

Rock or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album from AC/DC, will be released December 2, 2014. Featuring 11 new tracks and recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC, ‘Rock or Bust’ finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

“Rock or Bust” is the first AC/DC album in the band’s 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will not be returning to the band. AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of ‘Rock or Bust’ in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on ‘Rock or Bust’ and will accompany the band on tour.

Starting September 27, Turner Sports will provide fans a sneak peek of the new track ‘Play Ball’ as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AC/DC.

GET WELL & STAY STRONG, MALCOLM YOUNG.

Stone.

JEFF LABAR – “One For The Road” Debut Album Is A MUST Buy! Commendable First Week Billboard Chart Positions!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Jeff LaBar’s solo debut album, One For The Road, was released back on August 26th, via Rat Pak Records. This is one Hard Rock CD I picked up on its release date and I cannot get enough of it in my system! One For The Road demonstrates the vocal, musical and songwriting talents of Jeff LaBar; from heavy hitting songs as No Strings, Asking For A Beating, One For The Road and Nightmare On My Street to the mellow acoustic instrumentals of Muse and Ode To Page. Hello Or Goodbye is a mid-tempo track, one that is musically and lyrically one of my favorite of favorites on this terrific album. Whoa!

This debut from Jeff LaBar is chock-full of Hard Rock relevance and loaded with juicy slices of how admirable Classic Rock sounds when recorded in present day! The guitar tones of Jeff LaBar are clear as day and darn fun to absorb! Jeff LaBar plays all guitars and bass, with an all-star cast of guest drummers. Cinderella fans rejoice! Classic Rock, 80’s Arena and Hard Rock fans of any generation should dig what Jeff LaBar has created on his debut. I sure have!

I declare this Jeff LaBar debut as A MUST BUY! Jeff LaBar has done good… real good… so good that his debut album landed in the Billboard charts on September 4th! Metal be thy name! Here is the Rockin’ roll-call:

* #130 Billboard Top 200

* #1 Heatseekers

* #38 Top Rock Albums

* #21 Top Indie Releases

* #14 Top Hard Rock Albums

* #110 Top Current Releases

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On iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id900525848

Or on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LVFH6Y6

And you can also grab a cool T-Shirt & CD bundle at: http://www.RatPakRecords.com/JeffLaBar

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ROCK OUT to the video for “No Strings” below… Whoa!

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* For more info on JEFF LABAR:

Facebook: Jeff Labar

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LONG LIVE JEFF LABAR.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

KREYSKULL – The Sophomore Album “Tower Witch” By Kreyskull Out October 3rd!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Kreyskull is a ”Heavy Rock`n Doom” band from the south-east parts of Finland; they blend their riff-heavy doom grooviness with influences from the classic era 70´s Heavy Metal and Prog Rock, even flirting with occasional jazz and psychedelia. With a strong vocal performance, screaming lead guitars and a bombastic rhythm section, they create their own unique style of Heavy Rock.

The sophomore album “Tower Witch” will be released October 3rd by Inverse Records.

Featuring ex-members from Demonic Death Judge, Kaihoro and Total Devastation.

“Man Who Lived Before” video: 

Track List:

  1. Night Of The Waking Octopus
  2. Abomination Jungle
  3. The Man Who Lived Before
  4. Tower Witch
  5. Forest Of The Great Unknown (intro)
  6. Soulway Station
  7. Evil Absolute Blues
  8. El Chupacabra
  9. Kingdom Falling

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Line-up:

Pasi Hakuli – Bass

Kari A. Killgast – Vocals

Saku Hakuli – Guitars

Timo Karvonen – Drums

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(Source: Inverse Music Group)

For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/kreyskull

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www.inverse.fi

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LONG LIVE KREYSKULL.

KREYSKULL KICKS 200% HEAVY ROCKIN’ ASS.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK & METAL.

Stone.

FAITHSEDGE – “Saving Anything” Lyric Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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After their debut album, Faithsedge return with their new album The Answer Of Insanity, featuring singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, former Dokken lead guitarist Alex De Rosso, drummer Tony Morra (Van Zant) and two of the best keyboard players in melodic rock, Eric Ragno (Trixter /Fergie Frederiksen) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline).

The Answer Of Insanity is simply a perfect mix of hard rock, heavy metal and progressive, with plenty of melodic old school hooks, concept songwriting and stripped-down edgy in-your-face production, to rebel back at current trends and fads in the music business.

Produced by Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai/Steve Lukather) and mastered by Peter Doell (David Lee Roth/Richard Marx) at Universal Mastering in Los Angeles, the album is now available worldwide.

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Stone Says: Yes, my Heavy Rock brethren, Giancarlo and his band Faithsedge have really delivered a Hard Rockin’ blow to my cranium with their new song Saving Anything and I’m better off for it! Faithsedge have returned… Metal be thy name!!

Saving Anything (Lyric Video) Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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Giancarlo Floridia – Founding member, lead vocalist, songwriter & guitarist

The Answer Of Insanity – Track Listing:

“Now I Know The Truth”

“Revolve My World”

“The Way I Have To Let You Go”

“Are We Gonna Stand?”

“Comes Crashing Down”

“Saving Anything”

“Pray For This”

“Until Your Home”

“When I Lost You”

“Destroy You”

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* For more info on FAITHSEDGE:

Facebook: Faithsedge

Website: http://www.faithsedgemusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITHSEDGE.

FAITHSEDGE KICKS HEAVY ROCK ASS.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCKIN’ GREAT MUSIC.

Stone.

MR. BIG “…The Stories We Could Tell” – Releases On September 30th In U.S.; Band News And New Album Details

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Eric Martin – Lead Vocals, Pat Torpey – Drums & Percussion, Billy Sheehan – Bass, Paul Gilbert – Guitar

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Los Angeles, CA – The rock band MR. BIG announced today that Drummer Pat Torpey’s fill-in for the band’s upcoming World Tour will be Matt Starr. Matt is currently Ace Frehley’s drummer and will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease) throughout MR BIG’s tour in support of its latest album, …The Stories We Could Tell.

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Check out the trailer for Mr. Big’s upcoming 8th studio album, “…THE STORIES WE COULD TELL” (see link below) which will be released on September 26th in Europe and September 30th in the U.S.!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=748319395224114&set=vb.1…08579845864742&type=2&theater

Pre-order the new album on these links:

iTunes - http://geni.us/TheStoriesWeCouldTell

Amazon - http://geni.us/MrBigStoriesAMZ

Frontiers Records will be premiering two more tracks prior to the album’s release and those tracks will also automatically download for all customers who have pre-ordered the album on iTunes.

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…The Stories We Could Tell – Track Listing:

Gotta Love The Ride

I Forget To Breathe

Fragile

Satisfied

The Man Who Has Everything

The Monster In Me

What If We Were New?

East/West

The Light Of Day

Just Let Your Heart Decide

It’s Always About That Girl

Cinderella Smile

The Stories We Could Tell

Addicted To That Rush (Live) (Bonus Track)

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Sources: Mr. Big (band) Facebook & iTunes

* For more info on MR. BIG:

Facebook: Mr Big (band)

Website: http://www.mrbigsite.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MR. BIG.

STAY STRONG, PAT TORPEY.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC HARD ROCK.

Stone.

RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE “SOULBENDER II” FEATURING MICHAEL WILTON OF QUEENSRYCHE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Formed over a decade ago in Seattle, Washington, “Soulbender” is comprised of Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton, vocalist Nick Pollock (My Sister’s Machine), guitarist Dave Groves (ex-Tin Pan/Fallen Angel) and drummer Wes Hallam (ex-Assault/Fallen Angel).

SOULBENDER II contains four all new songs (Turn Anger Up, Shoal, Slave To Reality, Seraphim) as well as the ten original tracks (remastered) from the first album (Fix Me, Clockwork and Compass, Rabbit Hole, The American Dream, Samsara, Prime Time, Shoot Poem, This Ocean, Hunger, Three Towers). Michael Wilton describes Soulbender as “a very progressive, hard rock band with very intense musicians and a couple of the members are prodigies”. Official release date for Soulbender is September 30, 2014.

PRE-ORDER NOW AT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM/MICHAELWILTON

SOULBENDER [NEW!] “Turn Anger Up” (Album Track) featuring Michael Wilton of Queensryche

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Source:

Rat Pak Records - logo - 2013

Website: http://www.ratpakrecords.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SOULBENDER.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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