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EKTOMORF – US Tour With Section 6 Begins This Week

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Ektomorf - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #33099EMODH

Above: Ektomorf Retribution (2014 – AFM Records)

Ektomorf – US Tour With Section 6

Day Date City State Venue:

Thursday 4/23/2015 – San Diego CA – Brick By Brick
Friday 4/24/2015 – Las Vegas NV – Dive Bar
Saturday 4/25/2015 – LA CA
Sunday 4/26/2015 – Modesto CA – The Other Place
Tuesday 4/28/2015 – Sacramento CA – Blue Lamp
Wednesday 4/29/2015 – Chico CA – The Maltese
Thursday 4/30/2015 – Bend OR – 3rd Street Pub
Friday 5/1/2015 – Salem OR – Duffys Hangar
Saturday 5/2/2015 – Fife WA – Louie G’s
Sunday 5/3/2015 – Spokane WA – The Hop
Tuesday 5/5/2015 – Missoula MT – The Dark Horse
Wednesday 5/6/2015 – Great Falls MT – Machinery Row
Thursday 5/7/2015 – Billings MT – The Railyard
Friday 5/8/2015 – Rock Springs WY – Killpeppers
Saturday 5/9/2015 – Idaho Falls ID – Shilo Inn Convention Center
Sunday 5/10/2015 – Boise ID – The Bouquet

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Source:

AFM Records - Logo - Large!

Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE EKTOMORF.

Stone.

Gene Simmons Will Be Featured At First Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp In Canada, This May 14th – 17th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Gene Simmons - Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp - May - 2015 - #KMO78

The legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp that has been making dreams come true in the U.S. for the past 18 years is now launching in Canada. The first-ever Canadian camp will take place in Calgary, Alberta from May 14th – 17th, 2015, and features the Rock Legend, singer-songwriter, businessman, arena football co-owner of the LA KISS and media icon – Gene Simmons.

Simmons will be visiting Calgary to excite the Rockers of Canada and bring awareness to this life-changing experience. The Rock Legend has been involved with previous Rock Camps, and is excited to pass on his knowledge and Rock out with Canadian Rockers like you!

“Mentoring adult and young rockers at the fantasy camp has always been an amazingly rewarding experience for me,” says Simmons. “I enjoy teaching and handing over lessons I’ve learned from the business to musicians and upcoming talent”.

CLICK HERE for full details on Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Calgary

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: www.kissonline.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GENE SIMMONS.

LONG LIVE GEORGE LYNCH.

Stone.

BEAUVOIR FREE “American Trash” – Studio Album Releasing First Week Of June, Via Frontiers Music Srl

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Frontiers Music Srl:

BEAUVOIR FREE recreate the magic of Crown of Thorns debut on AMERICAN TRASH – out on Frontiers in June.

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of AMERICAN TRASH, the hotly anticipated new album featuring Rock & Roll veterans Jean BEAUVOIR and Micki FREE, on June 3rd in Europe and June 7th in North America.

Best known as the driving force behind the legendary Crown of Thorns self-titled debut album in 1994, Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free’s collective credits read like a “who’s-who” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a list of collaborations that includes the likes of the Ramones, KISS, Debbie Harry, Pretenders, John Waite, Lionel Richie, *NSYNC, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Bill Wyman, Carlos Santana and Prince to name but a few.

The duo both coincidentally moved back to LA in 2003 and re-connected. They discussed joining forces again for a new project and after a few shows in Europe in 2013, a deal with Frontiers was inked for a brand new album to be recorded in 2014.

The result is American Trash, an album that shaped up as “the continuation of the BEAUVOIR FREE sound as the writing team for the Crown of Thorns debut,” explains Jean Beauvoir. “When we write together there really is this magic. We know we want killer guitar riffs and major melodic chorus… and this is what turns out in our songs, in Beauvoir Free style.”

All the new songs came out like “rocking-babies” in the BEAUVOIR FREE fold. “…And all represent the sound only Jean and I create together. The “inimitable” sound of BEAUVOIR FREE,” tells Micki Free. Joining forces once again, Jean and Micki can truly unleash the magic that they can only create when they write together, of that there is no doubt!

“We both feel this CD is some of the best work we have done, right up their next to the Crown of Thorns debut” concludes Jean. “We want to get out on the road and bring it to the fans. We receive a lot of enquires of when are you guys coming back out on tour and people telling us they can’t wait to hear the new material. Frankly we can’t wait for our fans to hear American Trash as well!”

Enjoy an EPK trailer of the album below:

BEAUVOIR FREE:

Jean Beauvoir – Lead Vocals and Background Vocals, Bass, Rhythm Guitars, Drums, Keyboards and Orchestration

Micki Free – Lead Guitars, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars

Produced by Jean Beauvoir

Web links:

http://beauvoirfree.com/

http://jeanbeauvoir.com/

http://mickifree.com/

www.facebook.com/JeanBeauvoirOFFICIAL

The American Trash track list includes: Angels Cry; Morning After; American Trash; Whiplash; Just Breathe; Shotgun To The Heart; Never Give Up; Cold Dark December; It’s Never Too Late; She’s A K.O.; There’s No Starting Over.

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Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM

http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BEAUVOIR FREE.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

FAITH NO MORE – SHARE “SUPERHERO” REMIX; ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL UK DATES

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Dustin Rabin

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2015 – On the eve of their sold out North American tour, Faith No More is sharing a remix of the single “Superhero,” crafted by Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke:

The music arrives as the band announces two additional UK dates: June 14 at O2 Academy (Glasgow) and June 17 at The Roundhouse (London). Faith No More plays the Download Festival on June 13.

Sol Invictus physical pre-order bundles, including limited edition vinyl, are available now via http://solinvictus.kungfustore.com in North America and http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com in Europe. Digital pre-orders, featuring instant downloads of “Motherf***er” and “Superhero” available here: http://geni.us/2L7x.

Faith No More tour dates:
April 15 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum #
April 16 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater #
April 17 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium #
April 19 San Francisco, CA Warfield ##
April 20 San Francisco, CA Warfield ###
April 22 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern *
April 23 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern **
April 24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern * * *
April 25 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall +
May 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore +
May 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts +
May 11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre +
May 13 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 14 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory +
May 29 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Revier
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 10 Bratislava, Slovakia Aegon Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 17 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

July 26 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
July 27 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom

July 28 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park ++
July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater ++
August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts ++
August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion ++
August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
August 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden ++
August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum ++
August 7 – 9 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

Sept. 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio

North American support:
# – Christeene
## – La Plebe
### – Frightwig
* HO99O9
** – The Urinals
*** – Flatbush
+ – Le Butcherettes
++ – Refused

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* Souce: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

http://www.fnm.com
http://www.facebook.com/faithnomore
http://www.twitter.com/faithnomore

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

Stone.

SKID ROW And Johnny Solinger Split – Tony Harnell Announced As New Lead Singer

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Skid Row - large logo - red & black

As reported on the SKID ROW Facebook timeline:

New York, NY – After 14 years of touring and 4 releases, SKID ROW has released singer Johnny Solinger.

Founding member Snake Sabo said, “We had a lot of great times together and created a lot of great music. We wish him nothing but the best.”

“Sometimes things just end. People go in different directions and grow apart and you have to make a decision. He will always be our brother” adds co-founder Rachel Bolan.

The vacancy for a new front man has been filled by powerhouse vocalist Tony Harnell. This news comes hot of the heels of his departure from Norway based band, TNT. “Tony’s experience, power and undeniable range made our decision an easy one” commented guitarist Scotti Hill. Drummer Rob Hammersmith added, “I believe this will be a great year for SKID ROW. I’m looking forward for things to come.”

When asked about joining forces with SKID ROW Harnell said, “I’m so excited and honored to be a part of such a great band with an amazing legacy and legions of faithful fans! The guys and I have known each other for many years and this is such a natural fit. I look forward to getting out there and playing live together and being a part of making new music and creating our future together. It’s time to rock!”

The band will head into the studio to record the third chapter of the United World Rebellion trilogy this summer. They will also hit the road for another world tour in support.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

LONG LIVE JOHNNY SOLINGER.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – March 28th… From RUSH To KISS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy - promo album cover pic - 1973 - #0328LZMO01

On March 28th, 1973 – The super-duper legendary Led Zeppelin released their fifth studio album: Houses Of The Holy. This studio album features such song classics as: The Ocean, No Quarter, The Rain Song, Dancing Days and The Song Remains The Same.

Rush - Moving Pictures - promo ablum cvr - #1977GLNP

On this day in 1981RUSH peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, with their eighth studio album Moving Pictures. This album spent three consecutive weeks at #3. Moving Pictures has since become a multi-platinum selling album for RUSH, in the United States alone. Yeah!

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

On March 28th, 1982 – The mighty SCORPIONS performed at Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Bolzano, Italy. This was one of numerous dates on their Blackout tour. Blackout, the eighth studio album from SCORPIONS, was released the very next day, on March 29th, 1982. Whoa, man!

Skid Row - Subhuman Race - promo album cover pic - 1995 - #0328SRMO003

On this day in 1995SKID ROW releases their third studio album: Subhuman Race.

Queen - Classic Band Logo - #339770328MOQ

On March 28th, 2005 – At London’s Brixton Academy, Queen began their first tour with vocalist Paul Rodgers of Free, Bad Company and The Firm fame. Rest in peace, Freddie Mercury.

RUSH - publicity pic - #1 - 2011

On this day in 2010RUSH was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame, at the Toronto Centre For The Arts. Whoa!

Eric Singer - Tommy Thayer - Monster Mini Golf - Las Vegas - 3rd Anniversary Celebration - 03282015

On March 28th, 2015 – Monster Mini Golf Presents KISS, Las Vegas 3rd Anniversary Celebration takes place today!

RUSH - 2112 - promo album cover pic - #2112MORHLP

On this day in 2015 – The iconic studio album, 2112, from the legendary RUSH, returns to the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart!! 2112 takes #149 on this chart! Originally released back on April 1st of 1976, 2112 has spent 36 non-consecutive weeks on this chart, while peaking at #61. Right on, RUSH! Whoa!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

STARZ – Signs To Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Frontiers Music Srl:

Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to announce the signing of US Hard Rock legends STARZ who will release a new album in the second half of 2015!

Although not as commercial successful and well-known as a lot of their peers, STARZ has proven to be a hugely influential band for those musicians who were aware of them. Several massively successful U.S. artists, like Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Poison, Twisted Sister and Motley Crue cite STARZ as a primary influence. Magazines like Kerrang! and Hit Parader have included STARZ albums on lists of the most important heavy metal albums of all-time!

All together STARZ recorded four studio albums in the second half of the 70’s: “Starz”, “Violation”, “Attention Shoppers” and “Coliseum Rock” and gathered critical acclaim with their ability to mesh the smooth with the hard. “We loved pop melodies,” admits guitarist Richie Ranno, “and we also loved heavy guitars. We liked to combine hooks with a harder edge. Our singer Michael Lee Smith had a great sense of melody. In the course of four albums, we only used orchestrations or keyboards once, preferring to mix heavy rock productions with melodic overtones.”

Starz - classic band logo - 2015 - 0322SMO

STARZ are now returning with a lineup featuring original members Richie Ranno on guitars, Michael Lee Smith on vocals, Joe X Dube on drums and new faces George DiAna on bass and Alex Kane on guitar.

“We are absolutely psyched to be writing and recording an album of new STARZ songs for the Frontiers Label. We’re really excited about the new songs we’ve come up with – SUBWAY TERROR 2015 – here we come! Our sincere thanks go out to the staff of Frontiers Records for giving us this opportunity,” says Ranno.

STARZ appeared live in Europe at the HRH Festival in Wales, on March 13th.

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Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM

Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STARZ.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL.

Stone.

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