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A MESSAGE FROM SERAFINO PERUGINO, President of Frontiers Music srl

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on October 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on Frontiers Music srl | Record Label website:

I have seen that some people are commenting with their disappointment that a few of the “so called” supergroups are not playing live and that this somehow diminishes the relevance or quality of these releases. A lot of negative vibes and preconceived notions are made before a note of music has even been released. This is not a new issue to us and we of course respect people’s opinions, but in these times of social media where direct communication to the fans is available, I thought I’d make a direct statement to explain how we, Frontiers see things.

Since the moment I put the label together, I saw this as one of the most exciting jobs that I could ever have imagined in my life. It was something that for years I was only able to dream of. The idea of working with the artists that for years and years I had been listening to on record was truly exciting. And after almost 20 years (yes, next year Frontiers will turn 20!), I think I have not lost one ounce of that initial enthusiasm! I was, and still am primarily a MUSIC fan and I have always interpreted my role as A&R director of Frontiers in a creative way. I have always been relentless in trying to find and expose GOOD MUSIC to the fans. And considering that when I started the label a lot of the classic bands that I grew up with were disbanded or not active, I think that I have really helped in creating some interesting pieces of music to fill the void left by those legends.

Since the days where – together with artists like Kevin Chalfant, Mark Mangold, Jim Peterik, Billy Greer or Tony Harnell to name a few – we created the concepts of Two Fires, The Sign, Seventh Key, Pride of Lions and Starbreaker, Frontiers has been the “brain” behind these new band projects which were greeted warmly by the public and the media. Now as to WHY those bands have never played live? Well to begin with it is not completely true that none of these projects have ever played live. In fact, The Sign, Two Fires, Seventh Key, The Magnificent, W.E.T, Angelica, ISSA, and I am certainly forgetting others, have all played live shows. And also, it needs to be said that there is nothing in principle that prevents these bands from playing live. In most cases, unfortunately this has to do with a lack of interest from tour promoters and/or with scheduling conflicts among the members or even certain contractual obligations that the artists might have to their main band. However, I am pleased to say that there will be more and more efforts from our side to bring these projects to life on the stage moving forward – and you will soon see what I mean.

So, yes, I think I am creative and again, what still preoccupies me the most, after all these years, is to keep releasing GREAT records that keep Classic Rock, Melodic Rock, and Hard Rock alive and well with a constant flow of quality releases. This – I think – allows everyone to keep ENJOYING new and exciting music while allowing me to keep building on my personal dreams thanks to the art, talent and skill of all these amazing musicians we are so fortunate to work with. Just think about all the amazing records from the likes of ALLEN LANDE, FROM THE INSIDE, ISSA, KHYMERA, KISKE SOMERVILLE, PLACE VENDOME, FIRST SIGNAL, SUNSTORM, VERTIGO and all the others…

I really hope that people can welcome with open arms the music we release and give it a fair chance, regardless of who is involved, if the artist is touring, etc. Moreover I wish to say one final thing: If it wasn’t for some of those projects, we would have had a lot more difficulties in launching new talents. The most shining example is probably W.E.T, whose success immensely helped the exposure for two of the most EXCITING new bands we have on the roster, Eclipse (Sweden) and Work of Art. But, I could obviously mention Revolution Saints for Alessandro Del Vecchio, Allen Lande for Magnus Karlsson, Starbreaker for Fabrizio Grossi, Find Me for Daniel Flores, and of course all the work we did during the years with Dennis Ward and so on. These groups are also a really important tool to expose new songwriters, producers and real musical talents to the world.

Talking about new bands, you may have noticed some “young blood” coming in. I am very proud of these new guys and I hope you will follow and give them a chance, exactly in the same way you would do with a new Whitesnake or Journey record.

Long Live Rock n’ Roll!!



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Robert Trujillo Of Metallica To Appear At Bass Player LIVE! 2015

Posted in bass guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The artist list keeps growing for Bass Player LIVE! in Los Angeles on November 7 & 8, with newly added performers, presenters and clinicians including Robert Trujillo, Mike Watt, Mike Inez, Rex Brown, Steve Bailey and more!

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo will be presenting a Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award to Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister at the Bass Player LIVE! Concert at Musicians Institute on the evening of November 7.

Don’t miss the bass event of the year!

Click here to check out this year’s line-up and get tickets now!





“Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, And Beyond” By Phil Collen With Chris Epting – SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING EVENT TO TAKE PLACE IN HUNTINGTON BEACH

Posted in books, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on October 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Who: PHIL COLLEN – Lead guitarist for the Legendary band DEF LEPPARD with
OC-Based writer, Chris Epting

What: Exclusive Book Signing and Q&A Event with Phil Collen

When: Monday October 19, 2015 7:00 PM

Where: Barnes & Noble – Huntington Beach
Bella Terra
7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Details: Phil Collen, lead guitarist of the legendary band Def Leppard, will discuss and sign his new memoir, Adrenalized: Life. Def Leppard, and Beyond. He’ll be joined by his co-author Chris Epting for a Q&A session. Chris Epting is an award-winning journalist and the author of 25 books.

In the mid-1980s, Def Leppard catapulted to rock n’ roll superstardom with their blockbuster album Pyromania – until tragedy threatened to put a quick end to their rocket ascent. Now, surviving lead guitarist Phil Collen reveals the truth behind the mythology of the band with his memoir ADRENALIZED: MY LIFE IN DEF LEPPARD AND BEYOND (Atria Books; October 27, 2015/ ISBN 9781476751658/ $26.00), setting the record straight in a rags-to-riches story populated with biggest names in music history.

A voyeuristic peek into the inner-sanctum of rock stardom, ADRENALIZED is more than the usual cautionary tale; Phil Collen – an unlikely rock star from the start — offers an inspirational portrait of self-discipline and human resilience.

Special Instructions:
This is a wristband event. Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 9:00AM on October 19 with the purchase of Adrenalized. Please call 714.897.8781 for more details.


Source: MAD Ink PR






Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard



PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24, 2015 – Baroness, who recently announced the release of their fourth album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), launch their first U.S. tour in support of the ten-song album with a round of intimate performances beginning Nov. 27 at the Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio.

“We’ve been off tour for too long,” said John Baizley. “It’s time for Baroness to start playing shows in the U.S. again. We’re doing a short run through the eastern half of the States, in small clubs, getting our new songs stage ready for 2016. Who knows, maybe we’ll even throw in a few songs from the very early EPs and albums. See you soon…”

In conjunction with the tour announcement, the band have unveiled the official music video for “Chlorine & Wine” via their website ( The clip, which was directed by Jimmy Hubbard, gives fans a raw, behind-the-scenes peek into the making of the song, including footage of Baroness writing and rehearsing the track as well as recording at producer Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios.

Click the link to view the official video for Chlorine & Wine or watch below:

A European outing kicked off the band’s live dates in support of Purple, with slots at both the Reading and Leeds Festivals, saw the first live performance of “Chlorine & Wine.” Baroness also joined Metallica for the Sept. 16 opening at the Centre Videotron in Quebec.

Dates for the band’s forthcoming U.S. tour are listed below, tickets are on-sale now via

November 27 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
November 28 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
November 29 Madison, WI Frequency
December 1 St. Louis, MO The Demo
December 2 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
December 4 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
December 5 Dallas, TX Double Wide
December 6 Austin, TX Mohawk
December 8 Houston, TX Rudyard’s
December 9 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
December 11 Gainesville, FL 8-BIT Bar
December 12 Savannah, GA The Jinx
December 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl
December 15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
December 16 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
December 18 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
December 19 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
December 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

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Pre-order packages for Purple, which feature an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine” as well as a limited edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items are available now via this link:

Digital pre-orders, which also include an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine,” are available via iTunes (, Amazon ( and Google Play (

Yellow & Green landed atop most 2012 year-end lists with Entertainment Weekly awarding the release the #1 spot on their best Metal albums round-up and saying “’Take My Bones Away’ hit harder and popped sharper than anything on rock radio in a decade. The double album was similarly lauded by Decibel (#2), Pitchfork (#3), Revolver (#4), Village Voice (#6), Spin (#6) and the BBC (#13).

Baroness is John Baizley (guitar, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Nick Jost (bass, keyboards) and Sebastian Thomson (drums).


Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

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OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE – EP Teaser Revealed

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, rock music, southern rock with tags , , , on August 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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‘Southern Rock’ newcomer Outlaws & Moonshine are set to release their debut EP 1919 on October 16, 2015 via HighVolMusic. 1919 features five full tracks of hooks, lines and memorable melodies as penned and sung by front-man Beau Van. Below is a 3-minute montage of those songs.

As previously announced, the 1919 track listing is as follows:

  1. Cootie Brown
  2. Whiskey
  3. Hey Y’All
  4. Redneck Me
  5. Different Kind of Man

Outlaws & Moonshine were completing their video shoot this past weekend for the next single Hey Y’All. The video will feature the new 4 piece band consisting of Beau and Chris Van, Eric Piper, and Mike Back. The video will lead the release just in time for their performance at Rock ‘N Skull 2015. The band has also recently released their new and updated website at



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21OCTAYNE – To Release Sophomore Album “2.0” In September!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music with tags , , , on July 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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German rockers 21OCTAYNE (featuring members of The Joe Perry Project and Rhapsody) will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, 2.0, on September 25th (EU) and October 2nd (US), via AFM Records.

Following the successful debut “Into The Open” from 2014, the band has crafted 10 diverse, powerful rock songs for the new record (3 additional tracks are featured on the ltd. Digipak).

Track List:

  1. Devil In Disguise
  2. Take Me Back
  3. When You Go
  4. Love’s Just A Heartbreak Away
  5. Take Me Away
  6. Lost
  7. The Circle
  8. Date With Myself
  9. Fly Away
  10. Tale Of A Broken Child



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Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Stream “Breaking Out” (Single)

“Breaking Out is a filthy monster of a song, and we’d claim to have discovered them were it not for the fact that the track has had nearly 100,000 Soundcloud plays since it was uploaded last month” 
- Classic Rock Magazine -


After a hugely successful Europe run with SLASH, RAVENEYE are thrilled to announce the legendary rocker has extended his invitation for the UK band to rejoin him on his US tour, starting October 7th in Minneapolis before hitting Canada for several dates, and then onto U.S. cities including Seattle, Denver and Los Angeles.

Before the Slash dates begin, RAVENEYE will make their US debut at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville on October 3rd. At the conclusion of the SLASH dates, the UK trio will hit the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on October 24th.

RAVENEYE are celebrating the release of their new single, “Breaking Out” while their self-titled debut EP has been riding high in the Amazon best sellers list. The UK rock trio has had a busy summer doing what they do best, touring relentlessly. They hit the road throughout June and July with the Blues Pills and as special guests of Slash – on an amazing run of dates across Europe. In addition, they have topped the rock chart for 3 weeks running at influential radio station RockFile Radio.

Even though he’s still only 25 year sold, Oli Brown, singer and multi award-winning guitarist, has already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani.  Mojo Magazine hailed Oli as; ‘the hottest young pistol in British blues’ – Classic Rock Magazine described him as “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today”. He recorded the 5 tracks on “Breaking Out” late last year, before teaming up with drummer Kev Hickman and bassist Aaron Spiers and to take the songs out live – et voilà – RavenEye was born.

Filled with deep, bluesy grooves which invoke giants such as Zeppelin and Soundgarden the band (who only formed a year ago) are winning fans around the world with their huge sound and killer live shows.


Listen to the Breaking Out EP here: Stream Breaking Out (EP)

”Fuzz-tacular Garage Rock”  Kerrang!

“A filthy monster of a song” Classic Rock

“…the title track of the EP has a riff so big it could protect the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros” Total Guitar


3rd October LOUISVILLE, KY Louder Than Loud Festival
7th October MINNEAPOLIS MN Mill City Nights with Slash
9th October CALGARY Grey Eagle Event Centre with Slash
10th October EDMONTON Northern Alberta Jubilee with Slash
12th October VANCOUVER Queen Elizabeth Centre with Slash
13th October SEATTLE Moore Theatre with Slash
15th October SALT LAKE CITY The Depot with Slash
16th October DENVER Fillmore Auditorium with Slash
18th October SAN FRANCISCO CA Warfield with Slash
20th October CHANDLER AZ Wild Horse Pass Hotel Casino with Slash
21st October ANAHEIM CA House of Blues with Slash
23rd October LOS ANGELES CA Hollywood Palladium with Slash
24th October SACRAMENTO CA Aftershock Festival with Slash

Check out the bands intense pre-gig warm up: Warm Up

Guitarist International interview with Oli: Guitar International| @ItsRavenEye


Source: MAD Ink PR






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