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On This Day In METAL History – August 31st… From SCORPIONS To MOTÖRHEAD And IRON MAIDEN

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Scorpions - Wind Of Change - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #MOMMGSS33

On August 31st, 1991 – The sensational SCORPIONS had their hit single Wind Of Change ranked at #4, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the eleventh studio album from the SCORPIONS, released in 1990: Crazy World.

Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark - promo album cover pic - #1992IMBDMOS

On August 31st, 1992 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. IRON MAIDEN were touring in support of their ninth studio album from 1992: Fear Of The Dark. Whoa! Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Motorhead - Bad Magic - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #082815LMPCMDSF

On August 31st, 2015 – The newly released MOTÖRHEAD studio album, Bad Magic, is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hail MOTÖRHEAD and Lemmy for president!

Iron Maiden - Killers - promo cover pic - large!

On August 31st, 2015 – The second studio album, Killers, from the great IRON MAIDEN is ranked at #78, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Killers was released back in 1981. I love this timeless Metal album and long live Paul Di’Anno. Whoa.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Crash - magazine cover promo - Rudolf Schenker - 1985 - #33033MMIL

Above: Crash Magazine (1985)

Below: Music Insider Magazine (February 2014)

Rudolf Schenker - Music Insider Magazine - cover promo - Feb 2014 - #00330MMF

RUDOLF SCHENKER

On August 31st, 1948, Rudolf Schenker was born in Germany. Happy Birthday, Rudolf Schenker! Hell and yeah! Rudolf Schenker is known across our Metal Universe as a co-founding member, guitarist and songwriter for the super legendary SCORPIONS. Yes, his brother is Michael Schenker. ‘Nuff said. Long live Rudolf Schenker!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 27th… From MOTÖRHEAD To NILE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on August 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

RUSH - Tom Sawyer - 45rpm cover sleeve - 1981 - #MMGSSTO934E

On August 27th, 1981RUSH had their hit Tom Sawyer ranked at #44, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This timeless song is featured on the timeless studio album from 1981: Moving Pictures.

KISS - Promo band - classic logo - pic promo - 2013 - #3

On August 27th, 2012KISS performed at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA. KISS would release their 20th studio album, Monster, later that Fall. Holy hot cross buns!

Twitching Tongues - Disharmony - promo album banner - 2015 - #MMMSS3399

On August 27th, 2015 – Los Angeles’ TWITCHING TONGUES have their forthcoming studio album, Disharmony, ranked at #39, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa. This album releases on October 30th, 2015, via Metal Blade.

Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0033GMMSS333

On August 27th, 2015 – Legendary Death Metal legion NILE have their forthcoming studio album, What Should Not Be Unearthed, ranked at #82, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album releases on August 28th, 2015. Hail NILE!

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo album cover pic - #1980MMO337

On August 27th, 2015MOTÖRHEAD’s Ace Of Spades is ranked at #86, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Damn straight! A must own album for ALL Metal libraries. Damn right. This Ace Of Spades album was released back in 1980. ‘Nuff said about this legendary album. Now buy it if you don’t have it or may the storm clouds from the Poser Gods descend upon you.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

REST IN PEACE, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 26th… From THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL To IRON MAIDEN

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , on August 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Isle Of Wright Festival - promo flyer pic - 1970 - #0303GMMSSOTLF

Above: The Isle Of Wight Festival flyer

On August 26th, 1970The Isle of Wight Festival began in England. Rock and Hard Rock legends who appeared included: Jimi Hendrix, The DoorsJoni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Free and Chicago. Whoa, man! Uh… I was only 3 years and 7 months old on that Rock historic day.

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On August 26th, 2000 – The super legendary IRON MAIDEN performed at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. This was a concert on IRON MAIDEN’s Brave New World Tour. Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Ghost - Meliora - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMBSSMO44

On August 26th, 2015 – The new studio album, Meliora, from the sinister band known as GHOST is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Spooky stuff.

WARDRUNA - Yggdrasil - promo album cover pic - 2013 - #76738MO

On August 26th, 2015 – The studio album Yggdrasil from Norway’s WARDRUNA is ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back on April 2nd of 2013. Jumping Jiminy!

BONUS USA HISTORY FACT:

Vote - promo banner - #000777MMILSM

In 1920, the 19th Amendment was formally adopted, granting women the right to vote in the USA.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 25th… From RATT To QUEENSRŸCHE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Ratt - Round And Round - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - 1984 - #7733MMGSSFE4

On August 25th, 1984RATT had their huge hit single, Round And Round, ranked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This fun song is featured on RATT’s 1984 studio album: Out Of The Cellar.

Iron Maiden - Classic Band Logo - RWB - #33MMGMSAS31

On August 25th, 1984 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed at Hall des Expositions, in Annecy, France. IRON MAIDEN were on their World Slavery Tour.

Oh Sleeper - Son Of Morning - promo album cover pic - 2009 - #9393MMMSS04

On August 25th, 2009 – Christian Metalcore band OH, SLEEPER released their second studio album: Son Of The Morning.

Queensryche - Condition Human - promo album flyer - #33033MMNS33SF

On August 25th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Condition Human, from the great QUEENSRŸCHE is ranked at #6, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking yeah! This album will be released on October 2nd, 2015, via Century Media. Hail QUEENSRŸCHE.

Fit For An Autopsy - Absolute Hope Absolute Hell - promo album cover pic - 2015 - mmmnss33393

On August 25th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album from FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY is ranked at #80, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

THE WINERY DOGS – Announce New Album and Tour!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Winery Dogs - Hot Streak - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #034MMGNSS4E

The Winery Dogs are on a HOT STREAK!  Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan have announced the title of their second album, HOT STREAK.  The album comes out October 2nd and the band hits the road on a US tour the very next day.  The first song released from the album is called Oblivion, and premieres today on Loudwire.com.

“I feel we’ve taken the band to another level,” explains Richie Kotzen. “The compositions are stronger on this album. I feel more connected lyrically and musically to what I did on this record than on the last one. We’ve widened the musical scope of the band on this record and moved it forward.”

On November 13, the a double white vinyl limited edition will be released.

Don’t miss The Winery Dogs on tour this fall, and preorder the album here:

http://lnp.io/TWDHotStreakAMA

or

http://www.myplaydirect.com/the-winery-dogs

The Winery Dogs - promo band pic - 2015 - #9939MMMSSF

THE WINERY DOGS TOUR 2015

Sat 10/3 – Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Sun 10/4 – Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
Mon 10/5 – Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
Weds 10/7 – West Babylon, NY Looney Tunes – appearance and signing
Thu 10/8 – Glenside, PA Keswick Theater
Fri 10/9 – Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sat 10/10 – New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Mon 10/12 – Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Wed 10/14 – Jacksonville, FL Ponte Verde Concert Hall
Thu 10/15 – Tampa, FL State Theater
Fri 10/16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Sat 10/17 – Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
Tue 10/20 – Nashville, TN Wildhorse Saloon
Thu 10/22 – Houston, TX Pub Fountains
Fri 10/23 – Ardmore, OK Heritage Hall
Sat 10/24 – Dallas, TX The Gas Monkey
Tue 10/27 – Milwaukee, WI Potowatami Casino
Wed 10/28 – Milwaukee, WI Potowatami Casino
Thu 10/29 – St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater
Sat 10/31 – Denver, CO Marquis Theater
Mon 11/2 – San Jose, CA Rock Bar
Tue 11/3 – Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Thu 11/5 – Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
Fri 11/6 – Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theater
Sat 11/7 – Las Vegas, NV Vamp’d
Sun 11/8 – San Diego, CA House of Blues

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Source:

Loud & Proud Records - large logo - 2014 - red black white

http://www.loudandproudrecords.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE WINERY DOGS.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 24th… From STEPPENWOLF To BATTLECROSS

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

Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - 1968 - #9093MMNSS4

On August 24th, 1968STEPPENWOLF peaked at number two, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their enormous hit single: Born to Be Wild.

Iron Maiden - 1996 Monsters Of Rock Brazil - promo festival flyer - #MOMNSMMS333

On August 24th, 1996 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed as headliners at Estádio do Pacaembu in São Paulo, Brazil, for the Monsters Of Rock Brazil 1996. Whoa!

Apostasy - Nuclear Messiah - promo album cover pic - #663MNMMSS909

On August 24th, 2011 – Sweden’s Symphonic Black/Death Metal band APOSTASY released their studio album: Nuclear Messiah.

Ghost - Meliora - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMBSSMO44

On August 24th, 2015 – The new studio album, Meliora, from the mysterious GHOST is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Battlecross - Rise To Power - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0528MOBC

On August 24th, 2015 – Detroit Michigan’s Metal warriors BATTLECROSS have their new studio album, Rise To Power, ranked at #8, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking hell and yeah!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

ON TOP “Topless” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in album reviews, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , on August 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

On Top - Topless - promo album EP cover pic - 2015 - #0621MOSLTSLN

4.5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

Metal fists - 4.5 - album reviews metal odyssey

ON TOP have released a 4 song EP this Summer that I really want to let you all know about. This EP is titled Topless and it flat-out has rocked my eyeballs out! Seriously. Alright, I still have my eyeballs in place yet you get my point. All 4 songs are just soaked through with all that delicious Hard Rock energy that I embrace enthusiastically! Fans from Mötley Crüe to Black Tora are certain to enjoy the Hard Rock that ON TOP plays, in my honest Metal opinion.

Jaron Gulino (vocals & bass) has a voice that isn’t carbon copied from the other trillion Hard Rock vocalists in Modern Hard Rock today. (Phew). ON TOP have recorded songs with an attitude that has let me know they are ready for prime time. Danny Piselli (drums & vocals) and Brian Davis (guitars & vocals) round out this enthusiastic power trio from the East Coast. Additional backing vocals were contributed by Damian Montecarlo.

Yes, I really dig this album cover for Topless. What else did you expect me to say? C’mon, now.

This EP is not over-polished and ON TOP play no silly ballads on this EP too! Yeah! On TOP’s previous 2 EP’s, Top Heavy (2011) and Top To Bottom (2014) are both freaking cool to seek out too; this band has not disappointed me on any release! Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Support And Purchase Some ON TOP Hard Rock And Merch, Below! Whoa!

ON TOP TOPLESS – Track List:

  1. Lie to Me
  2. Crazy
  3. 282
  4. Got Me Runnin’

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ON TOP.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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