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Metal Odyssey’s Stone Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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I truly enjoyed trying to stay on top of many, many Hard Rock releases that 2014 had to offer. From the dozens or more Hard Rock albums I listened to this past year, this Top 10 represents the titles that psyched me out the most; these are my choice albums that excel from start to finish.

Music creates vibrations that are unique, mystical and timeless. Music is a universal communication that brings us all together, from all walks of life, unlike anything else. Hopefully you’ll appreciate one or many from my personal Top 10 list. Metal be thy name.

Michael Sweet - I'm Not Your Suicide - promo cover pic - 2014

#1

MICHAEL SWEET

I’M NOT YOUR SUICIDE

Michael Sweet has, for me, delivered what I consider to be one of the most inspiring Hard Rock albums I’ve ever listened to. If last year’s Stryper album, No More Hell To Pay, wasn’t enough to lift me into the Milky Way of hope and positive reinforcement, then Michael Sweet’s new solo album has put triple asterisks on my will to overcome my personal fears and mistakes. I’m Not Your Suicide is a powerful and sincere album from a musician, songwriter, lyricist and singer that I believe to be an American music treasure.

Chevelle - La Gargola - promo album cover pic - #2015CMO

#2

CHEVELLE – LA GÁRGOLA

Kyng - Burn The Serum - promo cover pic - 2014

#3

KYNG – BURN THE SERUM

Ace Frehley - Space Invader - Promo cover pic - #2014AFMO

#4

ACE FREHLEY – SPACE INVADER

KXM - Promo Cover pic - #2015KXMMO

#5 

KXM – (Self-Titled)

Fuel - Puppet Strings - promo cover pic - #2015FMO

#6

FUEL – PUPPET STRINGS

TESLA - Simplicity - promo album cover pic - #2014TMO

#7

TESLA – SIMPLICITY

Helix - Bastard Of The Blues - promo cover pic - #2015HBMO

#8

HELIX – BASTARD OF THE BLUES

J.Rad - Sick Fantasy - promo album cover pic - 2014

#9

J.RAD – SICK FANTASY

JEFF LABAR - One For The Road - promo cover pic - #2015JLMO

#10

JEFF LABAR – One For The Road

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Check out Metal Odyssey’s other TOP TEN lists for 2014 below! Whoa!

Metal Odyssey’s Scott Coverdale Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock/Metal Albums Of 2014

METAL ODYSSEY’S TOP TEN METAL ALBUMS OF 2014

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LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey’s Scott Coverdale Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock/Metal Albums Of 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Scott Coverdales - 2014 Top Ten Hard Rock - Metal Albums - Metal Odyssey Banner Box - #01MO

For me, 2014 came in like a bear and went out like a lamb. Each year time seems to go by faster and faster, while finding the time to put together my 2014 Top 10 list, once again, seemed like an impossible task for me. Finally, I hunkered down in my bunker and got’er done. Here is my 2014 Hard Rock/Metal Top 10 Albums Of The Year!! – Scott Coverdale

Billy Idol - Kings & Queens Of The Underground - promo cover pic - #2014BIMO

#1

BILLY IDOL

“KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND”

Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls - promo cover pic - #2014JPMO

#2

JUDAS PRIEST

“REDEEMER OF SOULS” DELUXE EDITION

Shaman Harvest - Smokin Hearts & Broken Guns - promo cover pic - #2014SCMO

#3

SHAMAN HARVEST

“SMOKIN’ HEARTS & BROKEN GUNS”

Ace Frehley - Space Invader - Promo cover pic - #2014AFMO

#4

ACE FREHLEY 

“SPACE INVADER”

Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steel - promo cover pic - 2014

#5

STORMWARRIOR

“THUNDER & STEELE”

Rubicon Cross - Deluxe Edition Cover pic - #2014RCMO1

#6

RUBICON CROSS

“RUBICON CROSS” DELUXE EDITION

Helix - Bastard Of The Blues - promo cover pic - #2015HBMO

#7

HELIX

“BASTARD OF THE BLUES”

Starset - Transmission - promo cover pic - #2014SSMO

#8

STARSET

“TRANSMISSION”

sixx am - modern vintage promo cover

#9

SIXX A.M.

“MODERN VINTAGE”

Richie Kotzen - The Essential - promo cover pic - #2014RKMO

#10

RICHIE KOTZEN

“THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN”

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Scott Coverdale.

URIAH HEEP – Australia Tour Dates Announced For March 2015

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Uriah Heep - Australia March Tour Promo Flyer - #2015

The legendary URIAH HEEP will be touring Australia, this coming March! Check out the tour flyer above for dates, cities and venues.

Uriah Heep - Outsider - promo album cover pic - #2014MB

URIAH HEEP released their 24th studio album, Outsider, via Frontiers Records, in mid 2014. Check it out, cause it ROCKS like hell!

For more info on URIAH HEEP:

http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/index.php

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Cover art for the Outsider album by Igor Morski.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE URIAH HEEP.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

AC/DC “ROCK OR BUST” – Releasing December 3rd; Title Track Streaming Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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AC/DCRock Or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album from Australia’s legendary band, will be released on December 3rd, 2014, via Columbia Records. It will be the band’s fifteenth internationally released studio album and the seventeenth to be released in Australia. This is the first studio album of new AC/DC magic, since the multi-platinum Black Ice, which was released back in 2008.

AC:DC - publicity band photo - October 16 - 2014 - #1006

Rock Or Bust was recorded in the Spring of 2014, at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and has AC/DC once again teaming up with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser. Founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young did not play on Rock Or Bust, due to his heartbreaking struggle with dementia. The nephew of brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Stevie Young, played rhythm guitar on the new album.

Crank UP The Volume For Rock Or Bust!

ROCK OR BUST – Track Listing:

  1. Rock or Bust
  2. Play Ball
  3. Rock The Blues Away
  4. Miss Adventure
  5. Dogs of War
  6. Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
  7. Hard Times
  8. Baptism By Fire
  9. Rock the House
  10. Sweet Candy
  11. Emission Control

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Pre-order “Rock Or Bust” digitally and get downloads of “Rock Or Bust” and “Play Ball” instantly: http://smarturl.it/RockOrBustMP3

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AC/DC on Rock Or Bust:

Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Stevie Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums, percussion

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* For more info on AC/DC:

Facebook: AC/DC

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AC/DC.

STAY STRONG, MALCOLM YOUNG.

Stone.

SOUNDGARDEN – “Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path” Releases November 24th, Via UMe

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Soundgarden - Echo Of Miles - Scattered Tracks Across The Path - promo CD package pic - 2014

Includes Seven Unreleased Tracks

Recognized as one of the world’s most influential bands in Rock music, Grammy-winning multi-platinum selling band Soundgarden started a musical transformation that inspired a generation in its record-breaking career, leaving an indelible mark by helping redefine Alternative and Hard Rock. Hard on the heels of the 20th anniversary deluxe re-release of its chart-topping, five-times-platinum 1994 album, Superunknown, earlier this year, Soundgarden’s latest release is a 3-CD rarities collection, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path.

Among the seven unreleased tracks is a brand-new recording, “Storm,” recorded in May with producer Jack Endino in Seattle. The new collection was curated and hand-selected by guitarist Kim Thayil. Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path is the first time an official Soundgarden release has included more than 26 years of rarities that have appeared as B-sides, album bonus tracks, EPs, soundtracks, compilations and live recordings, a must for any fan of the band. The package features three separate thematic discs in a clear plastic slipcase with three separate mini-jackets, each sporting its own unique art, a booklet and inserts, allowing fans to mix and match, personalizing their own album graphic layout.

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Source:

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* For more info on SOUNDGARDEN:

Facebook: Soundgarden

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SOUNDGARDEN.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

PINK VELVET KRUSH – Issue Album Release Details

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on November 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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F.S.O.A. (Fifty Shades of Anything) the new E.P. by Long Island rockers PINK VELVET KRUSH is set for release later this month on November 25th. The project was recorded last month at Red V Studios in New York with producer Vic Rivera (Adrian Gale, Poley/Rivera). Rivera also engineered, mixed and contributed backing vocals on the project. Bill Leverty (Firehouse) will handle the mastering at Leverty Sound in Virginia.

 F.S.O.A. contains five tracks of which the track F.S.O.A. was released as an advanced single last month. The track can be heard at this location.

F.S.O.A. contains five tracks of which the track F.S.O.A. was released as an advanced single last month. The track can be heard at this location.

Track listing:

  1. Nothin’ to Lose
  2. F.S.O.A. (Fifty Shades of Anything)
  3. Take My Life
  4. Obsession
  5. These Chains

PINK VELVET KRUSH will be out this month in support of F.S.O.A. at the dates below:

11/11     Ichabod’s – Effingham, IL

11/12     Treehouse Lounge – Bloomington, IL

11/13     Boondocks – Springfield, IL

11/14     The Backstage – Covington, KY

11/15     Rock N’ Skull – Pekin, IL

11/16     Rock N’ Skull – Pekin, IL

11/21     O’Sheckys LIVE – Columbus, OH

11/22     Courtyard Lounge – Englewood, OH

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Website: http://www.highvolmusic.com

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For more information visit: www.pvkrush.com

LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

J.RAD “SICK FANTASY” – New Album Of Hard Rock Splendor Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

J.Rad - Sick Fantasy - promo album cover pic - 2014

J.RAD – This seasoned and accomplished Hard Rock band originates from North Babylon, New York and what a hell of a band! The Hard Rock identity of sound that J.RAD plays I’ve found to be contagious and it’s my Metal duty to spread the Metal word! The new J.RAD studio album, Sick Fantasy, has elevated my love for guitar driven, heavy hittin’ and memorable American made Hard Rock! This album is so good that it’s one of the best Hard Rock albums I’ve listened to this year; with no pretentious bullshit to be heard, just pure 100% quality songs! Hard Rock hallelujah!

Lead vocalist Gino Rudolph has a tremendous voice, in my Metal opinion; he sings each song with such powerful conviction and emotion that I find it irresistible to applaud. In my Metal opinion, Gino can stand aside the best of vocalists in the Modern Hard Rock scene today, seriously, I find him that talented and fun to listen to. Drummer Mo Sticky is an obvious talent and flawlessly lays down the beats that send each song into their respective Hard Rock grandeur.

J.RAD - band logo - Sick Fantasy album - 2014 - #113JR

Guitarist Jared Cannata is so damn impressive with his fret work, this guy can freaking shred! Jared lays down so many crunchy,  fun-tastic riffs and solos that It’s easy to lose count of them all. My ears have informed me loud and clear that Jared Cannata can sonically dazzle with his axe. Whoa! With this level of musical talent impactful songs, Sick Fantasy is a non-stop ride through Hard Rock la-la land and I couldn’t be more honest than that judgement! This may all sound too good to be true, only it’s TRUE. Stone would never pump up an album unless it’s psyche-out city and this is exactly that, man!

The bassist keeping the rhythmic thunder rolling on this Sick Fantasy album you’ll hear is Russ Zutto and he’s since left the band on amicable terms. Therefore, it looks like J.RAD is searching for a new bassist to join their powerful band. The softest number on this album is Push and even this song Rocks. Overall, there is a sinister and bleak theme to this album lyrically; yet the up-tempo rhythm and melodies of the songs are what elevates my mood!

This album is for fans of SevendustAdelitas Way, CAVO, ColdPop Evil to FFDP and all in-between! Hard Rock and Metal fans alike can surely find something sonically cool about J.RAD. Man, this Sick Fantasy album has me elated and that’s what great albums and bands are supposed to do for me… or anyone else for that matter. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Sick Fantasy was released worldwide and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and pretty much every other download/streaming service!

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sick-fantasy/id926322449?uo=4

Over the years J.Rad has had the opportunity to share the stage with many prominent artists such as: Scott Stapp (Creed), Saliva, Filter, Gemini Syndrome, Living Colour, Twisted Sister, Vince Neil (Motlley Crue), Bret Michaels (Poison), Mountain, Eye Empire, Saving Abel, Zach Myers (Shinedown), Styper, LA Guns, Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Bonamassa, Johnny Winter and many others.

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SICK FANTASY – Track Listing:

Breaking The Silence

Bombs Away

Is Anyone Listening?

Rather Die

Into The Water

Hold On

Poison

Comatose

Hotbox

Hate To Love You

Push

Scrape

I Don’t

King Of The Castle

Suicide

Who’s Laughing Now

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J.RAD:

Jared Cannata – Guitar/Vocals

Mo Sticky – Drums/Vocals

Gino Rudolph – Lead Vocals

J. Rad - Sick Fantasy - promo album banner pic - 2014 - #JRAD31

Art Direction, Cover Art, Layout, and Design by Jordan Cannata.

* For more info on J. RAD:

Facebook: J.Rad

Website: http://www.jradrocks.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jradrocks

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/jrad

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE J.RAD.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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