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KHAØS – “After The Silence” New Single And Official Music Video Are: Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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After their critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Rising’ appeared in late 2012, Khaøs have released a brand new single entitled ‘After The Silence’. This new single from Khaøs lyrically mirrors the despair of our world today, with some of the catchiest and memorable Hard Rock that I yearn for. ‘After The Silence’ has instantly glued itself to my brain tissue. Seriously, it did. Vocalist Chandler Mogel is a star, while this entire band should take several bows and realize they have the musical skills to go very, very far with their music. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Hard Rock, 80’s Arena and Classic Rock fans should enjoy Khaøs and their sound. Metal fans that dig Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Schenker Group and Hardline are in for a treat. Take a look and listen below! Whoa!

Above music video was directed by the talented Swiss director Can Isik (Beauty of Gemina). The video was shot in a burnt down factory area in Arbon Switzerland.

KHAØS – Studio Lineup:

Chandler Mogel – vocals

Mark Rossi – guitar

Nic Angileri – bass

Trevor Franklin – drums

States the band:

“’After The Silence’ is the anthemic track that kicks off the album. It’s about finding one’s self in a war-torn world and bonding together with like-minded people in order to start a peaceful revolution. We face a lot of difficulties throughout our daily lives and in a world where that seems to be the norm, sometimes the only thing we seem to have is ourselves and what we know.”

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‘After The Silence’ was released on July 14th, 2014 and is the first single from the forthcoming full-length album ‘Risen’. The single is digitally available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and on all other digital platforms.

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* For more info on KHAØS:

Facebook: Khaøs

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KHAØS.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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SAINTS OF REBELLION – Names New Drummer

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD: Saints of Rebellion names Anthony Hitaffer new Drummer.

Saints of Rebellion is excited to introduce the newest member to the band, Anthony Hitaffer. Hitaffer will replace original Saints of Rebellion drummer Ryche Green, who announced his departure from the band in July.

Anthony Hitaffer has performed across the Mid-Atlantic region as the drummer of Baltimore based power-trio Wasabi. Hitaffer cut his teeth as direct support for touring national acts such as The Misfits, Faster Pussycat, Adler’s Appetite, Sponge and Charm City Devils. Wasabi has also performed in several Maryland area festivals, including the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Rock Review Festival, the American Legion Armed Forces Day, Rock Harvest, the Baltimore Art Festival and Phoenix Festival. In December 2012, Wasabi played to a completely sold-out house opening for KIX at their annual Kix-Mas concert at Rams Head Live.

Anthony Hitaffer will be joining his brother, Saints of Rebellion bassist/keyboardist Jay Hitaffer. Together they form a synergetic rhythm section that will serve as the powerful driving force behind the band. “I am thrilled by this decision,” says Jay. “I’ve been playing on stage with Anthony for almost his entire life. Having Anthony on board as SOR’s drummer is a dream come true for me! He’s one of the best drummers I’ve ever worked with. His style and ability will make a huge impact on the colossal bottom end we need to complete our rhythm section. I mean, he’s my brother! You can’t get much tighter than that!”

“I am honored to be playing with SOR,” says Anthony. “I love these songs. I was in the rehearsal space when these songs were coming together, so I’ve been a huge SOR fan since the very beginning. I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the band and HighVolMusic for this opportunity. Music is my passion, and I am eager to be on tour playing music for audiences all over the country!”

Saints of Rebellion will be on tour promoting their recent album release, “New American Dream” this summer and fall.

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* For more info on SAINTS OF REBELLION:

http://www.saintsofrebellion.com

Source:

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http://www.highvolmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

Motörhead’s MotörBoat – Win A Trip For 2! Sailing September 22nd – 26th!

Posted in classic rock, cruises, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Per the Official Motörhead Facebook:

Motörhead Fans!! We’re sailing the high seas alongside ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and MORE! JOIN US for #TheLoudestBoatInTheWorld. It’ll be the experience of a lifetime.

Sailing September 22-26, 2014, on the spectacular Carnival Cruise Lines Ecstasy from Miami to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico, we’ll have dozens of amazing concerts, artist meet and greets, Q&A sessions, wet and wild parties, crazy theme nights and a ship-ton of other fun stuff!

Enter to win a trip for two, courtesy of THE AV CLUB and Motörhead’s MotörBoat

For contest rules and entry: http://avc.lu/UJJAge

If you’re not feeling so lucky: http://bit.ly/mb14booknow

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* For more info:

http://www.motorheadcruise.com

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Long Live Motörhead.

Long Live Rock ‘N Roll.

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.

TED NUGENT – Hard Rock Legend Pauses To Thank God, Family, Country And Work

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

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As posted on the timeline of the Ted Nugent Facebook, this July 27th:

THE ENERGY is truly miraculous but it is not a mystery where it all comes from. Clean & sober for 66 years fueling the sacred temple with pure American venison forever helps immensely, but it is the spiritual rocketfuel of God, family, country and work that fans the fiery flames of my American Dream. Those that hate me hate all those perfect things. Truly phenomenal. SHUTUP&JAM! 2014 tour is another dream come true because of the unbridled positive spirit, goodwill & overall decency of the good people who support my self-evident truth crusade to take back America from the evil obamagang hellbent on our destruction. ROCKON America! ROCKON!! I SMELL FALL!!!

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* For more info on TED NUGENT:

Facebook: Ted Nugent

Website: http://www.TedNugent.com

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LONG LIVE TED NUGENT.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

TED NUGENT MUST BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME… IT’S BEEN FAR TOO LONG.

Stone.

PINK VELVET KRUSH To Support DANGER DANGER

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Pink Velvet Krush is pleased to announce that they will be supporting Danger Danger on Saturday August 30th at Revolution in Amityville, NY. Danger Danger will be performing a 25th Anniversary Reunion Show featuring Ted Poley, Andy Timmons, Steve West, Bruno Ravel, and Kasey Smith. This show is the only U.S. show to feature the original band. Tickets are $20 and available at this location.

August 30th will mark the debut performance for Pink Velvet Krush who recently announced their formation featuring former Bulletboys, Britny Fox, Steelheart and Vaudeville members.

 

Danger Danger - Pink Velvet Krush - promo concert flyer - 2014

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* For more info on Pink Velvet Krush:

Facebook: Pink Velvet Krush

Source:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE DANGER DANGER.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

THE KOUNCIL – Offering A FREE MP3 Download Now! Metal/Hard Rock From Pennsylvania!

Posted in Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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THE KOUNCIL are a Metal/Hard Rock band originating from Allentown (Eastern) Pennsylvania. Fronted by Alex Kristof on vocals (Sinister Realm), these talented musicians make up a supergroup that are currently writing original songs and have captured some potent Heavy Rockin’ chemistry! The Kouncil are currently offering a free download now, on their Facebook page:

Go grab yourself The Gold Room Free Download by clicking the link below! Take Stone’s advice, it ROCKS! Whoa! 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-KOUNCIL/292657554218653?sk=app_6452028673

Alex Kristof ~ Vocals (SINISTER REALM)

Vern Parsons ~ Bass (HOWE II)

John Lamana ~ Guitar (ATOM WEST)

Matt Verderosa ~ Drums (THIS WAY TO EGRESS, VOLTAIRE)

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Listen to other songs from The Kouncil by using this link:

https://soundcloud.com/the-council-usa

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The Kouncil’s first show is on August 23rd, 2014! 

The Kouncil - Promo Concert Banner - August 8 - 2014

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* For more info on THE KOUNCIL:

Facebook: THE KOUNCIL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/THEFmracket

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LONG LIVE THE KOUNCIL.

LONG LIVE PENNSYLVANIA.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK.

Stone.

HighVolMusic Announces Pink Velvet Krush

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD: Pink Velvet Krush, the new group formed by musicians with a notable past. The band is made up of drummer Ryche Green (x-Bulletboys, x-Saints of Rebellion), guitarist Greg Polcari (x-Britny Fox, x-Steelheart), vocalist Doug Savage (x-Vaudeville), guitarist Sean Quidgeon (x-Dust N’ Bones) and bassist Steve Rivera (x-Surrender).

Pink Velvet Krush is currently writing new material and will begin recording the yet to be titled debut in August at Tropic Digital in Long Island, NY. Pink Velvet Krush is set to begin rehearsals for a string of dates also scheduled in August which will mark their inaugural performance. The band will perform their new originals as well as pepper in a few songs from their respective past.

Pink Velvet Krush recently launched their Facebook page at this location.

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Source:

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE “ONE FOR THE ROAD” THE DEBUT CD FROM CINDERELLA GUITARIST JEFF LABAR!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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

Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar’s “One For The Road” was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with long-time friend and noted engineer Ronnie Honeycutt, and mixed & mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (KXM/Lynch Mob/Lita Ford). Jeff’s first solo release entitled “One For The Road” highlights both his songwriting and guitar playing abilities. It is also the first of two, seven song offerings of classic, Hard Rock style material that will be released via Rat Pak Records.

About the album Jeff states: “This record is written about parts of my life since the hay-days of Cinderella… and there is a lot more where that came from!” The song “No Strings” features Tesla’s Troy Luccketta on drums and was mixed by Cinderella drummer Fred Coury. The song “Ode To Page” is Jeff’s acoustic tribute to Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. Featured tracks include: “No Strings”, “Asking For A Beating”, “Muse”, “Hello Or Goodbye”, “Ode To Page”, “Nightmare on My Street” and “One For The Road”.

Tracks on the CD range from classic, early Cinderella-style Hard Rock, to groove-laden blues rock and really captures the magic and spirit of the genre that Jeff helped create! Official release date is set for August 26,2014.

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

JEFF LABAR “NO STRINGS” OFFICIAL VIDEO

Jeff Labar - Ultimate Fan Bundle - promo ad flyer - 2014

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Source:

Rat Pak Records - logo - 2013

http://www.ratpakrecords.com

Facebook: Rat Pak Records

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LONG LIVE JEFF LABAR.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE RAT PAK RECORDS.

Stone.

THE CULT “Sonic Temple” – 1989 Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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THE CULT – I was first introduced to the music of The Cult from Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale, back in our college days. The first album (actually cassette) that Coverdale had me listen to from The Cult was 1987’s Electric. That album’s title pretty much sums up how The Cult always came across to me with their Heavy Rock: Electric.

1989 seemed to be the transition year for every Heavy Metal band out there. Grunge was coming in like a stampede and the rest was history. However, The Cult made a HUGE statement with their fourth album Sonic Temple. Two hit songs, Fire Woman and Sweet Soul Sister made it to Headbangers Ball on MTV, with a damn good rotation at that. It definitely was solidified, through Sonic Temple, that Electric was no fluke and The Cult were no longer a Gothic Rock band; even though Gothic Rock was still swirling about the underground with pride and bushels of fans, in 1989.

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I believe Sonic Temple was the breakthrough album for The Cult. The one-two punch of Electric and Sonic Temple took The Cult to an Arena level; there’s just no disputing that. For my ears, the vocals of Ian Astbury have always been powerful and on Sonic Temple there’s no exception. When great guitarists names are mentioned or written about, I seldom hear or see Billy Duffy’s name. I’ll be honest with you, Billy Duffy has always been a top contender and he’s a thrill to listen to on Sonic Temple! Plus… that’s Billy Duffy pictured on the Sonic Temple album cover (above). Ian Astbury is also pictured on the album cover’s foreground.

As a songwriting team, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy are nothing short of remarkable, in my Metal opinion. Sonic Temple was (and still is) heavy enough to magnetically lure fans of (as examples) Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Scorpions; trust me, I witnessed it with my own eyes. If you’ve never listened to The Cult, I suggest you do. Anyone new to Sonic Temple should be left in awe of the album opener Sun King; while pondering how The Cult can possibly top this song on the remainder of the album. Sonic Temple is nothing short of a true Heavy Rock classic. – Stone

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Metal Side Notes:

* Jamie Stewart (bass) and Mickey Curry (drums) were the rhythm section on Sonic Temple. Yes, they nailed it on this album.

* Sonic Temple peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200.

* My idea to revisit Sonic Temple came about from my Metal Buddy Dave; he guessed the song very easily that I played on the jukebox, recently, at our favorite watering hole. Dave being a true fan of The Cult was super pumped to hear Fire Woman blaring loud; it made me very proud.

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* For more info on THE CULT:

Website: http://www.thecult.us

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialcult

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LONG LIVE THE CULT.

Stone.

Drummer Leaves Saints of Rebellion

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore: Saints of Rebellion drummer Ryche Green (pictured) has issued the following update:

“I have decided to leave Saints of Rebellion to pursue other musical opportunities. I would like to wish the guys all the best. See everyone soon!”

Saints of Rebellion will announce a replacement drummer soon.

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(Source: HighVolMusic)

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Website: http://www.highvolmusic.com

* For more info on SAINTS OF REBELLION:

Website: http://www.saintsofrebellion.com

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LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE RYCHE GREEN.

Stone.

STRIKEFORCE – Land New Deal With HighVolMusic

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD: Midwest Hard Rock band STRIKEFORCE has signed a deal with Maryland based independent music company HighVolMusic. The new project titled “All About The Money” will be released this fall and distributed via MRi/Sony. Tapped to produce the new project was Jason McEntire (The Urge, Uriah Heep, Ken Hensley, Eddie Money) with mastering completed in Germany by Michael Voss (Michael Schenker, UFO, Doro Pesch, Mad Max). STRIKEFORCE is currently playing the Midwest with plans to expand their reach with the release of “All About The Money”.

STRIKEFORCE lineup includes Duke Jackson – guitar, James Murphy – bass, Daryn Underbrink – vocals, and Jimmy Burdette – drums. STRIKEFORCE is currently managed by Sweet Sounds owner and Grammy panel member Ron Berman.

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LIVE DATES:

JUL 5TH @ THE BRETZ WILDLIFE & WINERY – CARLYLE, IL

JUL 26TH @ MADISON COUNTY FAIR – HIGHLAND, IL

AUG 24TH @ THE HOGPIT BARN, GRAFTON, IL

AUG 30TH @ THE KEYS – CARLYLE, IL

SEPT 13TH @ ISLE CASINO – CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.

SEPT 20TH @ ROGERS THEATER, POPLAR BLUFF, MO.

OCT 5TH @ THE HOGPIT BARN, GRAFTON, IL – RAT RUN

NOV 1ST @ THE KEYS – CARLYLE, IL

DEC 20TH @ THE KEYS – CARLYLE, IL

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Source: 

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Release details are forthcoming and for more information checkout www.highvolmusic.com   www.sweetsounds.us and www.facebook.com/strikeforcerocks

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LONG LIVE STRIKEFORCE.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD – LEAD GUITARIST PHIL COLLEN KICKS OFF SUMMER TOUR WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND JACKSON® CUSTOM “X-STROYER” GUITAR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Phil Collen with new signature model Jackson PC XSTROYER (2)

New Model Celebrates Collen’s Classic Guitars Made Popular 30 Years Ago

LOS ANGELES – When the Def Leppard summer tour kicked off a week ago on Monday, in West Valley City, Utah, Def Leppard fans in attendance were among some of the first to see the brand new Jackson “X-STROYER” guitar, custom-built for Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen. Collen decided to showcase the new guitar during the band’s 2014 summer co-headlining tour with KISS.

Collen’s original guitar was popularized by the iconic Def Leppard music videos for the hit singles, “Rock of Ages,” “Foolin’” and “Photograph.” Collen plans on playing his new, custom Jackson during those songs while on tour.

When asked about his new Jackson X-STROYER Collen stated, “This guitar isn’t an exact carbon copy of my Ibanez Destroyer; it’s aesthetically based on the one I played in Def Leppard’s classic videos ‘Photograph,’ ‘Rock of Ages,’ and ‘Foolin’’ in the 1980’s. Somehow that guitar seemed to take on a life of its own with the fans when they saw it in the videos. However, my new Jackson PC X-STROYER is the exact opposite with regards to the body outline/perimeter. The X-STROYER has a mahogany body with a maple top that looks solid black from a distance. But then when you get up close you can see the beautiful wood grain of the Trans Black finish. It has DiMarzio pickups, a Floyd Rose tremolo with FU Tone titanium block and saddles and a Jackson Sustainer/Driver pickup same as I have in my Jackson PC1s. My X-STROYER has a very thick neck, which also helps the tone. This guitar feels and sounds expensive. The intent while building the new instrument was to have a body shape that invokes the ‘spirit/enthusiasm’ of my classic model, but with a twist. Mike Shannon, Jackson senior master builder, really went overboard for me on this one and I think it’s the best Jackson guitar I’ve ever played.”

Jackson has announced plans to release another Phil Collen signature model that will be available to the public in August. The Jackson PC1 Stealth, a limited edition model from the prolific guitarist’s PC line with Jackson, will have two versions of this limited edition model manufactured with only 25 of each currently being built in Corona, Calif.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

www.madinkpr.com

* For more info on DEF LEPPARD:

Website: http://www.DefLeppard.com

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LONG LIVE PHIL COLLEN.

LONG LIVE DEF LEPPARD.

Stone.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – WELCOME NEW BASS PLAYER ROBBIE CRANE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Robbie Crane – photo credit: Nuclear Blast

Marco Mendoza, a founding member of BLACK STAR RIDERS, has decided to pursue other projects after potential conflicts in schedules.

His replacement will be Robbie Crane (formerly of RATT, VICNE NEIL and LYNCH MOB).

Scott Gorham: “I am very sad to see Marco go. We have been together in a band now for almost 20 years and Marco is my brother and we wish him well for the future. It’s an amicable parting of ways and we all respect that Marco wants to do other projects outside of BLACK STAR RIDERS and there just isn’t time to do both.”

Ricky Warwick: “Marco will always be part of the BSR family and a true friend of ours. We are very happy to introduce Robbie Crane to everyone as the new BSR bass player. The guy killed the audition and we can’t wait to get on stage with him on our Euro run starting mid July and then of course, in the studio in the autumn for the recording of the second BLACK STAR RIDERS record.”

Marco Mendoza: “I loved my time in Black Star Riders and want to thank all the fans for making the last year on road so successful. I am sorry to be leaving the band but I feel it’s time for me to pursue other avenues, some of which I have already been working with, all of which I am very excited about. I wish the guys all success in the future and I am very happy that my friend Robbie Crane will continue to blaze with BSR.”

But exciting things are ahead with the addition of veteran bassist Robbie Crane: “I am very excited to be a part of the BLACK STAR RIDERS family. As a long time fan of their music, I am thrilled to be a part of the band”.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – featuring Ricky Warwick – Vocals, Scott Gorham & Damon Johnson, Guitars, Jimmy DeGrasso – Drums and Robbie Crane – Bass) – play the following dates in July and August:

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18.07. UK Holmfirth – Picturedome
19.07. UK Steelhouse Festival – Ebbw Vale
20.07. UK Brighton – Concorde 2
22.07. UK Northampton – Roadmenders
23.07. UK Leicester – Academy
24.07. UK Guildford – G Live
25.07. D Bochum – Zeche
26.07. S Falkenberg – Falkenberg RockFest
27.07. D Berlin – C-Club
29.07. D Munich – Free & Easy / Backstage Werk
30.07. D Saarbrücken – Garage
31.07. D Geiselwind – Bike & Music Weekend
01.08 D Wacken – WOA Festival
02.08. S Rejmyre – Skogsrojet Festival
03.08. S Helsingborg – Tivoli
05.08. UK Preston – 53 Degrees
06.08. UK Buckley – Tivoli
07.08. UK Birmingham – The Asylum
08.08. S Gavle – Getaway Rock Festival
09.08. NO Alesund – Back in the Fields Festival

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The Band then head into the studio to record the follow-up to the 2013 release All Hell Breaks Loose for Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The album, as yet untitled, will be scheduled for release in February 2015, with European and US tours to follow with other territories the band has not played as yet the first time around.

BLACK STAR RIDERS purchase links for All Hell Breaks Loose can be found here: http://bit.ly/BSR-AHBL

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on BLACK STAR RIDERS:

Facebook: Black Star Riders

Website: http://www.blackstarriders.com

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE MARCO MENDOZA.

LONG LIVE ROBBIE CRANE.

LONG LIVE BLACK STAR RIDERS.

Stone.

HPGD Productions To Release “Top To Bottom” On June 3rd, From Philly Rockers ON TOP

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Philadelphia’s hard-hitting power trio ON TOP back are back with a brand new EP entitled Top To Bottom, set for release June 3 on HPGD Productions.

This release marks the return of Jaron Gulino (MACH22) on lead vocals/bass guitar and Danny Piselli (FISTHAMMER) on drums, with skilled newcomer Brian Davis on lead guitar. Following up on their killer debut album Top Heavy, ON TOP have continued their style of rockin’ metal with edgy vocals, powering drums, dominating riffs and white-hot leads. Top To Bottom raises the bar and showcases the band’s evolution, presenting their finest efforts to date.

Top To Bottom was recorded at Tribe Sound Studios in West Chester, PA, engineered/mixed by Brian Davis and mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (KXM, LYNCH MOB).

Crank Up No Shame From ON TOP below! 

Critical Praise:

“Top Heavy is complete with heavy riffs, blazing guitar solos, and a singer that stands out from what is going on in today’s music scene.” – Rock Nightmare

“Old school metal bravado for new generation; it’s refreshing and contrary to modern trends. Very recommended!” – Dangerdog Music Reviews

“On Top are purveyors of old school metal; that stinks of beer and stale perfume from a rough night before.” – Hellbound.ca

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Pre-order the CD for only $8 with free shipping at: 

http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd087.html

Pre-order the Digital Download for only $4.44 at 

http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/top-to-bottom

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ON TOP:

 www.ontoprocks.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/ONTOPROCK

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http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/

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LONG LIVE ON TOP.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

KISS “40” – 2CD Career Spanning Compilation Releasing On May 27th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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KISS40 is two CD’s of 40 songs that span the 40 year history of KISS. This KISS bounty will be releasing on May 27th, via UMe. The iconic KISS are celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2014, along with being inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. A greatest hits package that is spot-on perfect for the newest KISS fan and a whiz-bang addition to any seasoned KISS collector’s stash! Metal be thy name.

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TRACK LISTING – Disc 1: Nothin’ To Lose, Let Me Go, Rock ‘n’ Roll, C’mon And Love Me, Rock And Roll All Nite (Live), God Of Thunder (demo), Beth, Hard Luck Woman, Reputation (demo), Christine Sixteen, Shout It Out Loud (Live), Strutter ’78, You Matter To Me, Radioactive, New York Groove, Hold Me, Touch Me, I Was Made For Lovin’ You (single edit), Shandi, A World Without Heroes, I Love It Loud, Down On Your Knees, Lick It Up, Heaven’s On Fire

TRACK LISTING – Disc 2: Tears Are Falling, Reason To Live, Let’s Put The X In Sex, Forever, God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You II, Unholy (Live), Do You Love Me? (Live MTV Unplugged), Room Service (Live), Jungle (Radio Edit), Psycho Circus, Nothing Can Keep Me From You, Detroit Rock City (Live), Deuce (Live), Firehouse (Live), Modern Day Delilah, Cold Gin (Live), Crazy Crazy Nights (Live), Hell Or Hallelujah

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

Saints Of Rebellion Announce Tour Dates

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

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Baltimore, MD: Saints of Rebellion has announced the first round of confirmed tour dates for their upcoming New American Dream U.S. Tour.

HighVolMusic in conjunction with The Dek and Rock Rage Radio are sponsoring this summer’s tour as the band will be crisscrossing the U.S. in support of their debut release New American Dream due out June 3rd on HighVolMusic.

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The Dates:

5/30 Raleigh, NC  LOCKED & LOADED

5/31 Raleigh, NC  WHISKEY ROOM W/ CHEAP THRILL

6/4 Jackson, TN  EMPORIUM

6/7 Cedar Rapids, IA TBA

6/8 Pekin, IL TBA

6/13 St. Joseph, MI  MICKEY’S PUB

6/20 Janesville, WI  THE BACKBAR

6/21 Springfield, IL  BOONDOCKS W/ TOM KEIFER

6/25 Westland, MI  TOKEN LOUNGE

6/27 Columbus, OH  CHARLIE BEAR BAR

6/28 Dayton, OH  JACKASS FLATT’S

7/1 Nashville, TN  THE END BAR

7/2 Jackson, TN  EMPORIUM

7/4 Cape Coral, FL  THE DEK SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

7/5 Cape Coral, FL  THE DEK SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

7/11 Jefferson, WI  THE ROX

7/12 Bloomington, IL  TREEHOUSE

7/13 Springfield, IL  BOONDOCKS

7/15 Milwaukee, WI  THE METAL GRILL

7/17 Chicago, IL  BADA BREW

7/18 Pekin, IL  THE TWISTED SPOKE SALOON

7/19 Pekin, IL  GOODFELLA’S SUMMER ROCK PARTY

More dates are confirming.

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For more information visit www.saintsofrebellion.com

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LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

KADAVAR – ANNOUNCE FURTHER US-DATES AND EUROPEAN FESTIVAL SHOWS!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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KADAVAR – With the release of their first ever live record Live In Antwerp coming up on June 6 (Europe) and June 9 (UK & France) 2014 via Nuclear Blast, German Classic Rock trio KADAVAR currently proves to be one of the most relentlessly touring acts around, as they will kick off additional US dates supporting Australian Psychedelic Rock outlet WOLFMOTHER.

Check out KADAVAR and WOLFMOTHER at these remaining shows:

17.05. USA Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
20.05. USA Washington, D.C. – The Lincoln Theatre
22.05. MEX Mexico City – José Cuervo Salón

Furthermore KADAVAR have also announced additional European Festivalshows for summer and autumn 2014.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy KADAVAR live at any of the following dates:

31.05. D Netphen-Deuz – Freak Valley Festival
09.06. D Essen Werden – Pfingstopenair
20.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest
24.06. FR Lyon – Boat Show
29.06. D Finowfurt – Roadrunner’s Paradise
05.07. D Münster – Vainstream Rockfest
24.07. SLO Tolmin – Metal Days
25.07. LUX Luxemburg – Food For Your Senses
26.07. IT Pesaro – Sunride
02.08. D Horb, Neckar – Mini Rock Festival
07.08. S Gasklockorna – Getaway
08.08. D Haldern – Haldern Pop
09.08. D Eschwege – Open Flair
14.08. AT St. Pölten – Frequency Festival
15.08. BE Hasselt – Pukkelpop
06.09. D Pinneberg – Ackerfestival
17.09. D Hamburg – Reeperbahn Festival
18.09. NL Tilburg – Incubate Festival
03.10. D Erfurt – Teenitus Festival
04.10. CH Pratteln – Up In Smoke
10.10. BE Antwerp – Desert Fest
18.10. D München – Keep It Low
14.11. D Würzburg – Hammer Of Doom

Live In Antwerp comes as a 2LP set and also features a full live set recorded in Antwerp in 2013.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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* For more info on KADAVAR:

http://facebook.com/KadavarOfficial

http://youtube.com/KadavarOfficial

http://twitter.com/KadavarOfficial

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LONG LIVE KADAVAR.

LONG LIVE WOLFMOTHER.

Stone.

CINDERELLA “Stripped” – Live Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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CINDERELLA – Any 80’s headbanger and/or Classic Rock aficionado who has seen Cinderella live during any decade knows just how fantastic a live band they are! Collectors Dream Records has released Stripped, a collection of 16 live hits from Philadelphia’s treasured Heavy Rock ‘N Roll band. The songs were recorded over the course of two nights at the Key Club, in Hollywood, during Cinderella’s “Unfinished Business” tour.

The shows took place on October 2nd and 3rd, of 1998, featuring the original Cinderella line-up, with vocalist Tom Keifer out front, along with guitarist Jeff LaBar, drummer Fred Coury and bassist Eric Brittingham. Two bonus tracks (Sick For The Cure & Make Your Own Way) were recorded live in 1991.

Tom Keifer’s sandpapered vocals sound (per usual) fabulous and the band charges out their killer hard and heavy, bluesy Rock ‘N Roll; Cinderella Rock ‘N Roll that is now considered timeless, in my Metal opinion. Even though I’ve wished and waited for a new studio album to come from Cinderella, twenty years to be exact, their back catalog celebrated live on this Stripped album, still sounds more relevant than ever, to me.

This revisit to enjoying live Cinderella from 1998 and ’91 certainly takes me on a feel-good memory trip. Just listening to these guys jam on this album only solidifies my appreciation for the music they’ve created. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Track Listing: More Things Change, Push Push, Gypsy Road, Fallin’ Apart At The Seams, Heartbreak Station, The Last Mile, Shelter Me, Coming Home, Hot And Bothered, Nightsongs, Nobody’s Fool, Somebody Save Me, Shake Me, Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone), Sick For The Cure (bonus track), Make Your Own Way (bonus track)

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* For more info on CINDERELLA:

Website: http://www.cinderella.net/

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LONG LIVE CINDERELLA.

LONG LIVE COLLECTORS DREAM RECORDS.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

Stone.

HighVolMusic Sign Distribution Deal With Megaforce Records

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

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Baltimore, MD: HighVolMusic has announced an exclusive distribution deal with Megaforce Records in which they will service physical, digital and mobile products released by the label.

With immediate effect, the enhanced distribution agreement will allow HighVolMusic artists to benefit from MRI’s market leadership and in-house services throughout North America. This partnership provides HighVolMusic the ability for placement of their artists into Sony / RED distribution network.

“In an effort to elevate the company to a higher level it is imperative that we secure solid distribution through reputable channels and we have done that with Megaforce Records / Sony Red.” says HighVolMusic CEO Bill Chavis

Saints of Rebellion will be the first artist to take advantage of the new distribution deal with their debut New American Dream set to release in a few weeks.

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(Source: HighVolMusic)

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LONG LIVE HIGHVOLMUSIC.

LONG LIVE MEGAFORCE RECORDS.

Stone.

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