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JEFF LABAR – “One For The Road” Debut Album Is A MUST Buy! Commendable First Week Billboard Chart Positions!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Jeff LaBar’s solo debut album, One For The Road, was released back on August 26th, via Rat Pak Records. This is one Hard Rock CD I picked up on its release date and I cannot get enough of it in my system! One For The Road demonstrates the vocal, musical and songwriting talents of Jeff LaBar; from heavy hitting songs as No Strings, Asking For A Beating, One For The Road and Nightmare On My Street to the mellow acoustic instrumentals of Muse and Ode To Page. Hello Or Goodbye is a mid-tempo track, one that is musically and lyrically one of my favorite of favorites on this terrific album. Whoa!

This debut from Jeff LaBar is chock-full of Hard Rock relevance and loaded with juicy slices of how admirable Classic Rock sounds when recorded in present day! The guitar tones of Jeff LaBar are clear as day and darn fun to absorb! Jeff LaBar plays all guitars and bass, with an all-star cast of guest drummers. Cinderella fans rejoice! Classic Rock, 80’s Arena and Hard Rock fans of any generation should dig what Jeff LaBar has created on his debut. I sure have!

I declare this Jeff LaBar debut as A MUST BUY! Jeff LaBar has done good… real good… so good that his debut album landed in the Billboard charts on September 4th! Metal be thy name! Here is the Rockin’ roll-call:

* #130 Billboard Top 200

* #1 Heatseekers

* #38 Top Rock Albums

* #21 Top Indie Releases

* #14 Top Hard Rock Albums

* #110 Top Current Releases


On iTunes here:

Or on Amazon:

And you can also grab a cool T-Shirt & CD bundle at:


ROCK OUT to the video for “No Strings” below… Whoa!


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VOODOO SIX – Euro Tour Dates / Sept. And Oct. 2014

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on September 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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VOODOO SIX – London England’s VOODOO SIX will be embarking on a 6 date Euro Tour, beginning on September 29th, in Munich, Germany. Check out the dates, venues and cities on the tour flyer, above! Metal be thy name!

Ticket Info:

Tickets for the German shows can be purchased here:

Tickets for the other shows can be purchased online at the venue websites.

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Luke Purdie – Vocals, Matt Pearce – Guitar, Chris Jones – Guitar, Tony Newton - Bass, Joe Lazarus – Drums


* For more info on VOODOO SIX:

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STRYPER “Live At The Whisky” (CD/DVD) – Releases September 23rd In The USA, Via Frontiers Records

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As posted on the STRYPER Facebook:

We started this band/ministry back in 1983 and our goal was to shine a bright light on a dark music world. We’ve had our share of trials and tribulations, ups and downs but miraculously (and by Gods grace), we’ve survived against many odds and are still shining that bright light where ever we can and however we can. Our faith has been questioned many times because of our unorthodox presentation but let us be “Loud N” Clear” – we are as determined, passionate and serious about our message and faith as ever before. We’re four guys writing, recording, performing and doing whatever we can do to get the word out but the reality is we need you to take it to new levels and reach even more people. Can we surpass what was accomplished three decades ago? Absolutely! Help us get the music and the message out to the masses. Share the pages, share the videos, share the music – preorder the new live album and order one for a friend, an old fan, a new fan, family, a neighbor, a co-worker, an employee or whoever else you can think of! This is a crucial time to spread God’s love through the power of music and we can’t do it without you. Thank you for 30+ years of support, God Bless ~ Stryper


Pre-order Stryper – Live At The Whisky



USA Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Europe Release Date: September 19th, 2014


Disc: 1

  1. Legacy
  2. Marching Into Battle
  3. You Know What To Do
  4. Loud N’ Clear
  5. Reach Out
  6. Calling On You
  7. Free
  8. More Than A Man
  9. The Rock That Makes Me Roll
  10. No More Hell To Pay
  11. Jesus Is Just Alright
  12. Always There For You
  13. All For One
  14. The Way
  15. To Hell With The Devil
  16. Soldiers Under Command

Disc: 2

  1. Legacy (DVD)
  2. Marching Into Battle (DVD)
  3. You Know What To Do (DVD)
  4. Loud N’ Clear (DVD)
  5. Reach Out (DVD)
  6. Calling On You (DVD)
  7. Free (DVD)
  8. More Than A Man (DVD)
  9. The Rock That Makes Me Roll (DVD)
  10. No More Hell To Pay (DVD)
  11. Jesus Is Just Alright (DVD)
  12. Always There For You (DVD)
  13. All For One (DVD)
  14. The Way (DVD)
  15. To Hell With The Devil (DVD)
  16. Soldiers Under Command (DVD)
  17. No More Hell To Pay (Videoclip)
  18. Sympathy (Videoclip)
  19. Nashville All Access (Interview)

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Michael Sweet – Lead Vocals / Lead Guitar
Robert Sweet – Drums
Oz Fox – Guitar / Vocals
Timothy Gaines – Bass/Vocals


(Sources: STRYPER Facebook, iTunes, Frontiers Records)

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MR. BIG “…The Stories We Could Tell” – Releases On September 30th In U.S.; Band News And New Album Details

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Eric Martin – Lead Vocals, Pat Torpey – Drums & Percussion, Billy Sheehan – Bass, Paul Gilbert – Guitar


Los Angeles, CA – The rock band MR. BIG announced today that Drummer Pat Torpey’s fill-in for the band’s upcoming World Tour will be Matt Starr. Matt is currently Ace Frehley’s drummer and will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease) throughout MR BIG’s tour in support of its latest album, …The Stories We Could Tell.


Check out the trailer for Mr. Big’s upcoming 8th studio album, “…THE STORIES WE COULD TELL” (see link below) which will be released on September 26th in Europe and September 30th in the U.S.!…08579845864742&type=2&theater

Pre-order the new album on these links:

iTunes -

Amazon -

Frontiers Records will be premiering two more tracks prior to the album’s release and those tracks will also automatically download for all customers who have pre-ordered the album on iTunes.

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…The Stories We Could Tell – Track Listing:

Gotta Love The Ride

I Forget To Breathe



The Man Who Has Everything

The Monster In Me

What If We Were New?


The Light Of Day

Just Let Your Heart Decide

It’s Always About That Girl

Cinderella Smile

The Stories We Could Tell

Addicted To That Rush (Live) (Bonus Track)


Sources: Mr. Big (band) Facebook & iTunes

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


Formed over a decade ago in Seattle, Washington, “Soulbender” is comprised of Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton, vocalist Nick Pollock (My Sister’s Machine), guitarist Dave Groves (ex-Tin Pan/Fallen Angel) and drummer Wes Hallam (ex-Assault/Fallen Angel).

SOULBENDER II contains four all new songs (Turn Anger Up, Shoal, Slave To Reality, Seraphim) as well as the ten original tracks (remastered) from the first album (Fix Me, Clockwork and Compass, Rabbit Hole, The American Dream, Samsara, Prime Time, Shoot Poem, This Ocean, Hunger, Three Towers). Michael Wilton describes Soulbender as “a very progressive, hard rock band with very intense musicians and a couple of the members are prodigies”. Official release date for Soulbender is September 30, 2014.


SOULBENDER [NEW!] “Turn Anger Up” (Album Track) featuring Michael Wilton of Queensryche



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PINK VELVET KRUSH – New Track Now Streaming!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Long Island, New York: “Ball and Chain” – a pilot track from Pink Velvet Krush, the new band comprised of guitarist Sean Quidgeon (ex Dust N’ Bones), guitarist Greg Polcari (ex Britny Fox, Steelheart), drummer Ryche Green (ex Bulletboys), bassist Steve Rivera (ex Surrender), and vocalist Doug ‘Savage’ Ramey (ex Vaudeville), is now streaming online via their Reverb Nation.

The track is also available for a FREE download from Reverb Nation just for joining the Pink Velvet Krush mailing list.

Pink Velvet Krush also signed with HighVolMusic to a multi-release deal starting with their debut E.P. due this fall.

The band returned from a weekend warrior run of successful shows. “We’ve written about 15 songs and wanted to test the product, see how the set went over in front of people. These shows were a great way to accomplish that. It was also a great way to work out any kinks for the upcoming all original Danger Danger show this Saturday August 30th at Revolution in Amityville, NY. The label still has few tickets left for anyone that may need one.” says bassist Steve Rivera.

Pink Velvet Krush will enter Tropic Digital Studios on Tuesday the 26th to begin recording their debut E.P.

PVK has launched their official website at More information to follow.


Stone Says: If Ball and Chain is a taste of what’s to come from the debut E.P. from Pink Velvet Krush, then I am one Hard Rock lovin’, psyched-out son-of-a-bitch! Metal be thy name.



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Century Media Records Founder Launches New Label: Another Century

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

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From Century Media Records:

Century Media Records founder, Robert Kampf, has announced the formation of a new record label, Another Century. The label will focus on hard rock and has already signed 3 bands to the roster: Los Angeles rock veterans, Rev Theory, New Zealand’s rising stars, Like A Storm, and Chicago based, The Bloodline. Kampf comments:

Twenty five years after starting Century Media the excitement to do another version of the label could not be any larger. My undying love for rock has driven the formation of this label ANOTHER CENTURY. Over the years great bands like Otherwise and In This Moment have been released on Century Media but sometimes got lost or felt ill mixed among some of the heavier CM bands. Another Century now has a clear path and mission statement: To develop and break the best bands in rock to come!!!

Otherwise is gearing up to release their sophomore album, Peace At All Costs, on September 16 and currently is having massive success with their single, Darker Side of the Moon,, which is currently #29 on the US Active Rock charts. The album was produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Muse) and mixed by Jay Ruston (Steel Panther). The band is set to hit the road with Like A Storm next month and will be appearing at Sacramento’s Aftershock festival as well as Louisville’s Louder Than Life fest.

Rev Theory, formed in 2002, have sold over half a million albums and are currently wrapping up the recording for their next album. The first single, Born 2 Destroy, is making its way to radio soon. A teaser for the song as well as the single’s artwork can be seen here:

New Zealand’s Like A Storm are the rock world’s 2014 Cinderella story. The band self-released the EP, Chaos Theory: Part I and made their way over to the States touring with the likes of Sick Puppies, Shinedown, Alter Bridge and Creed as well as hit several festivals. The band sent their single, Love The Way You Hate Me, to radio and personally called stations to play the track. The song became a hit, soaring up the charts, where it currently is sitting at number 22, making them the US’s highest charting rock band ever from New Zealand. The band will have a new full length out on Another Century on October 28th and are currently on tour now, meeting up with Otherwise next month.

The Bloodline was formed by Shaun Glass (Soil) and feature vocalist Travis Neal (Divine Heresy), guitarist Chuck Wepfer and Frankie Harchut on drums. The Bloodline is currently in the studio recording their debut album and deliver a huge fresh sound in Rock/Metal with massive hooks, soaring melodies and pummeling grooves that will ignite any listeners ears.


* For more info on ANOTHER CENTURY:







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