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“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

Adrenalized - Phil Collen - autobiograpy - promo cover pic - 2015 -#0515MODL

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

Baroness - publicity pic band - 2015 - #2416MMS

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

Baroness - Purple - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #092416MMSWL

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

For more info on BARONESS:




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

Outlaws & Moonshine - 1919 - promo EP cover pic - #3030MMMSS88

‘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

Raveneye - promo band photo - 2015 - #MOMMNSWAF


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






Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , on July 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Joe Satriani - publicity pic - 2015 - Shockwave Supernova - #33MOSLLMMSOT

Joe Satriani - Shockwave Supernova - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #9733JSMO

“Behind The Songs” – Web Series Premieres

REDDIT “AMA” Session Confirmed for July 24th

AOL’s “BACKSTORY” Event in NYC on July 24th


(Los Angeles) Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, is gearing up for the release of his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on Friday, July 24th. The weeks leading up to the album release continue to be filled with exciting activity from the renowned guitarist.

Recently, SATRIANI began debuting a web series he’s dubbed, “Behind The Album,” which gives fans a rare glimpse behind the scenes while making “Shockwave Supernova”. The album was co- produced with John Cuniberti and recorded at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, with keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, drummer Marco Minnemann and bassist Bryan Beller. The band are featured, with SATRIANI, in the “Behind the Album” series discussing the album recording process, the songs and the themes behind the album.


On release day, Joe will participate in a Reddit “AMA” event where his fans will be able to ‘Ask Joe Anything’ during the online press conference event at 1pm ET. That same evening, Joe will be the special guest on the new AOL original series, “BackStory” involving a live, feature-length interview with the guitar virtuoso to air from the AOL Studios in New York City. The event will allow guests to enjoy a seat at an exclusive, career-spanning live interview, a meet-and-greet with Satriani, an autographed copy of Shockwave Supernova, plus complimentary beverages. Satriani will be interviewed one-on-one by respected journalist, Brad Tolinski as they discuss the new album and much more.

Joe Satriani - Shockwave Supernova - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #9733JSMO

Leading up to the album’s release, exclusive song premieres have taken place on various music websites and accompanying “story videos” have followed on Satriani’s website and through his social media. This week, Rolling Stone premiered an exclusive video of the iconic guitarist as he interprets various pop culture and art references, off the cuff interpretations left the magazine staff in awe.
Check out the video here:

Fans are able to pre-order the new album with an exclusive signed poster only at Joe selected the art for the poster from fans who submitted it. The album is available for pre-order on: Amazon ( and iTunes ( and will also be available to order as 2 LP 120 gram vinyl.


Source: MAD Ink PR




On This Day In METAL History – July 13th… From LED ZEPPELIN To FOR ALL ETERNITY

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - classic band logo - #071385MOSLMNMS33

On July 13th, 1985 – The legendary Led Zeppelin re-forms (with the talented Phil Collins replacing the late John Bonham on drums) for the Live Aid benefit concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. * Tony Thompson of Chic also played drums during this Rock historic set for Led Zeppelin; this is usually never mentioned, due to reasons I cannot explain.

Geddy Lee - Bass Guitar Magazine - cover promo - 2003 - #moslnams777

On July 13th, 1993 – Legendary RUSH singer and bassist Geddy Lee sang “O Canada” at the 64th Major League Baseball All Star Game, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Cool stuff! Shown above is the cover feature for Bass Guitar Magazine – January, 2003.

Classic Kiss Logo - Kiss Alive II - #33033MNLSMS33

On July 13th, 1994 – KISS performed with legendary Country Star Garth Brooks on The Tonight Show, for a performance of Hard Luck Woman. Whoa, man! Garth Brooks had recorded Hard Luck Woman, with KISS, for the (1994) KISS tribute album (which featured multiple artists of all genres): KISS My Ass: Classic KISS Regrooved.

Scorpions - Classic Band Logo - B&W - #03282015MOS

On July 13th, 2006 – The sensational SCORPIONS performed an acoustical set at Vassilyevskiy Spusk in Moscow, Russia. How about that!?

Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic - promo album banner - band pic - 2015 - #MNMSSAF

On July 13th, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Coma Ecliptic, from Between The Buried And Me is ranked #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Send it in!

For All Eternity - Metanoia - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #330713GNILAMAS

On July 13th, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Metanoia, from Australia’s For All Eternity is ranked at #11, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!


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