Archive for hard rock albums 2014

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

Jeff Labar - One For The Road - Billboard Charts - promo flyer-2014

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.

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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

Kreyskull - Tower Witch - promo album cover pic

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.

Mr. Big - The Stories We Could Tell - promo cover pic - 2014

…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.

SIXX:A.M. – LONG-AWAITED THIRD ALBUM, “MODERN VINTAGE”, RELEASES ON OCTOBER 7TH!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Eleven Seven Music:

Los Angeles, CA – The long-awaited third release from SIXX:A.M., the band comprised of James Michael (vocals), DJ Ashba (guitar) and Nikki Sixx (bass) is entitled MODERN VINTAGE. Produced by James Michael, the album will be available on October 7, 2014 with the first single “Gotta Get It Right” hitting iTunes and radio back on August 5, 2014.

Says bassist Nikki Sixx: “Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, Sixx:A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics – three core elements that helped to define that era. Sixx:A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on “Gotta Get It Right” and the rest of Modern Vintage, having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again.”

The video for “Gotta Get It Right” – directed by Paul Brown – premiered on Vevo, back on August 6, 2014.

Shares vocalist James Michael: “On the first two albums, Sixx:AM established a musical freedom that few bands get to enjoy. “Gotta Get It Right” is clearly a birth child of that creative freedom and an exciting next step for us as our goal was to create something which confounds both expectation and categorization”.

Adds guitarist DJ Ashba: “Gotta Get it Right” is a great example of how Sixx:AM has set out to celebrate the music that has influenced us over the years and we truly feel we’ve made a genre defying album with Modern Vintage ”

MODERN VINTAGE – Tracklisting: 
1. Stars, 
2. Gotta Get It Right, 
3. Relief
, 4. Get Ya Some, 
5. Let’s Go, 
6. Drive
, 7. Give Me A Love, 
8. Hyperventilate, 
9. High On The Music
, 10. Miracle, 
11. Before It’s Over

SIXX:A.M.’s previous two albums, THE HEROIN DIARIES and THIS IS GONNA HURT – both of which were accompanied by books of the same name – have sold over 600,000 copies and spawned 2 number one radio singles, “Life Is Beautiful” and “This Is Gonna Hurt”.

Sixx AM - Modern Vintage - promo cover banner pic

Website: www.sixxammusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sixxammusic

Twitter: @SixxAM

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SIXX:A.M.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCKIN’ MUSIC.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday July 27th, 2014

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

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It is Sunday, July 27th, 2014 and after 11:00 pm EST as I write this post. Other than wishing the team members on the Animal Planet reality series Finding Bigfoot would at last find this damn creature, wishing for world peace is probably just as moot. What isn’t uncertain are two forthcoming Hard Rock albums that I’m gonna scrape up some spare change to purchase: KIX – Rock Your Face Off and SKID ROW – Rise Of The Damnation Army/United World Rebellion Chapter Two.

Rock ‘N Roll was, is and will forever be a perfect antidote for dispelling the crappy feelings I get when reading the world AND local news! Metal be thy name, isn’t it true for you!? I truly feel it is GRAND that SKID ROW and KIX are both releasing new studio material on the same day in the USA: August 5th! This will be the second in a series of EP studio releases from SKID ROW, with KIX releasing their first studio album since 1995’s Show Business. However, KIX has been a staple and favorite on the live Hard Rock scene for many a year; their 2012 Live In Baltimore release via Frontiers Records is proof positive of this!

Both bands are legendary for sure. I am just psyched-out that SKID ROW and KIX exist in 2014, while giving their fans and the Hard Rock scene something to really look forward to once again. SKID ROW. KIX. Real Deal Hard Rock. Metal be thy name. – Stone.

Skid Row - Rise Of The Damnation Army - promo flyer - 2014

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* For more info on KIX and SKID ROW:

http://skidrow.com

http://www.twitter.com/Officialskidrow

http://www.kixband.com

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LONG LIVE KIX.

LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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