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On This Day In METAL History – May 30th… From ALICE COOPER To ASKING ALEXANDRIA

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare - promo album cover pic - #70SACMO0530

On May 30th, 1975Alice Cooper’s first solo album Welcome to My Nightmare was certified Gold by the RIAA. This iconic album will eventually sell one million copies (plus) in the United States.

Metallica - promo band pic - 1991 - 1994 - #MMO05

On May 30th, 1994 – For their Shit Hits The Sheds Tour, the magnificent Metallica performed at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, in Corfu, New York. Hail Metallica!

Asking Alexandria - I wont give in - promo single flyer - 2015 - #0530MOAA

On May 30th, 2015I Won’t Give In, the newly released single from Asking Alexandria, is ranked #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Songs Chart. Yup. Uh, huh and whoa.

Bullet For My Valentine - No Way Out - promo single cover pic - 2015 - #BFMVMO0530

On May 30th, 2015No Way Out, the newly released single from Bullet For My Valentine, is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Songs Chart. Long live BFMV.

Black Sabbath - Greatest Hits - 1970 - 1978 - promo album cover pic - #BSMO0530

On May 30th, 2015Black Sabbath – Greatest Hits 1970 – 1978 is ranked at #37, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Right on!

Black Sabbath - debut - self titled album cover promo - pic

On May 30th, 2015 – The debut studio & self-titled album from Black Sabbath is ranked at #38, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This amazing album was originally released back in 1970. Whoa! Long live Black Sabbath!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

SOS – NYC-Based Heavy Groove Maniacs Celebrate Twenty Year Anniversary In 2015; New City-Wide Live Assault Confirmed

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , on May 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

SOS - promo band pic - 2015 - #052915MOSOSNYC

New York City’s heavy-hitting groove quartet SOS is celebrating twenty raging years together as a band in 2015, and is currently booking shows across the city throughout June in celebration of crushing right through their two decade mark.

Following the release of their fifth full-length, Strength And Conditioning, SOS performed on the street at the massive NYC Marathon for the fifteenth consecutive year, amidst a widespread rash of other performances. Continuing the live mayhem, the band will play on their home turf on Friday, June 5th with Warrior Soul and a host of other support acts, followed by a free, all-ages, outdoor, matinee show at Tompkins Square Park on June 13th with an assortment of friend acts. June 21st will see SOS hammering Astoria Skate Park in Queens with another free, all-ages, outdoor, matinee show.

Stand by for additional live shows to be confirmed through the Summer months. Issues the band: “The weather’s getting nicer and SOS is stoked to celebrate twenty years of heavy grooves! What better way than with a bunch of kick ass shows with our musical brethren? See ya in June!”

SOS Live Actions:

6/05/2015 Blackthorn 51 – Elmhurst, NY w/ Warrior Soul, Metalfier, Tempest City, Black Dawn, Pyramis, Sweet Magma [info]

6/13/2015 Tompkins Square Park – New York, NY w/ Srotakin IV, Snake Canyon, Purple Pam & The Flesh Eaters, High North, Valence, Fall of The Albatross [info]

6/21/2015 Astoria Skate Park – Queens, NY w/ Jump For The Sails, Lardhand, Off The Turnpike, Paloma Blanco, Phosfate, Sweet Magma, WDFA [info]

SOS frontman Mike SOS recently completed an In The Beginning feature for No Echo on The Scorpions’ Love At First Sting LP right HERE.

Producing a fusion of heavy sounds, SOS is a maniacal musical beast which flails madly yet seamlessly in all directions at once. Their fifth full-length album, Strength And Conditioning is a nearly forty-eight minute excursion into barrier-free musical chaos with heavy melodic grooves, recorded and mixed by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

Lineup changes and a restructuring of the band, followed by heavy-duty local performances for the past year, has formed a six-year gap between albums; yet the band’s heavy dedication has paid off, as Strength And Conditioning boasts SOS‘ most action-packed mayhem yet. Strength And Conditioning is streaming and available for purchase by the band’s DIY label 316 Productions RIGHT HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

More Info:

http://www.sosnyc.com

https://www.facebook.com/sosnyc1

http://sosnyc.bandcamp.com

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/SOS3

http://www.316productions.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SOS.

LONG LIVE NYC.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 29th… From JEFF BECK To HELLOWEEN

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

US Festival - '83 - promo flyer pic - #1

On May 29th, 1983 – It was Heavy Metal Day at the US Festival in San Bernadino, California. The celebrated bands that performed were: Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Scorpions and Triumph. Hail Heavy Metal!

IRON MAIDEN - Brave New World - promo album cover pic - 2000 - #33303IMMO

On May 29th, 2000 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN released their twelfth studio album: Brave New World. This album also marked the return of longtime vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Brave New World also features the return of guitarist and co-songwriter Adrian Smith. This album was basically one hell-of-a nice family reunion for IRON MAIDEN. Whoa!

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - promo cover pic #21

On May 29th, 2015 – The third studio album from QUIET RIOT, Metal Health, is ranked at #97, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This enormously popular album was originally released back in March of 1983 and reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. QUIET RIOT FOREVER.

Helloween

On May 29th, 2015 – My God Given Right, the fifteenth studio album from Germany’s Power Metal pioneers HELLOWEEN, is officially released. Hail HELLOWEEN!

Jeff Beck Live+ - promo album cover pic - 2015 - JBMIMO0115

On May 29th, 2015 – The new album, Live+, from the super legendary guitarist Jeff Beck is ranked at #148, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This is the debut week for Live+ on the Top 200 as well. Live+ features 14 live songs, with 2 new studio tracks. Long live Jeff Beck! Yeah!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 27th…

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

The Cult - Sonic Temple - promo cover pic - classic

On May 27th, 1989The Cult peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their fourth studio album: Sonic Temple. This great album went on to sell one million (plus) copies in the United States.

RUSH - classic band logo - magenta - #2014GLNPAL

On May 27th, 1999RUSH became the first Rock band to be awarded a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, in Toronto, Canada. Whoa!

Marty Friedman - Inferno - promo studio album pic - 2014 - #MFMO0527

On May 27th, 2014 – Legendary guitarist Marty Friedman released his studio album, Inferno, via Prosthetic Records. A few featured musical guests on Inferno are: Jason Becker, Danko Jones and Alexi Laiho.

Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0630MOTAIM027

Thy Art Is Murder - promo band pic - 2015 - #0527MOTAIM06

On May 27th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album from Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder is ranked at #20, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The title of this new album is: Holy War. A North American release date of June 30th, 2015 is scheduled for Holy War’s release. Whoa!

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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 – May 26th… From THE ANIMALS To SCORPIONS

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

The Best Of The Animals - promo album cover pic - 1966- #0526MOEB

On May 26th, 1966 The Best of the Animals entered the United States album charts. This album would peak at #6 and stay on the charts for an impressive 113 weeks. Long live the legacy of The Animals!

Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1973 - #01TEWGMO1

On May 26th, 1973 The Edgar Winter Group hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hard rockin’ instrumental: Frankenstein. Hell and yeah! This grand song is featured on the third studio album from The Edgar Winter Group, released in 1972: They Only Come Out At Night. Whoa!

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1973 - #4DPMOSIG

On May 26th, 1973 – The super legendary Deep Purple released their iconic hit single: Smoke on the Water. This amazing song went on to peak at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the sixth studio album from Deep Purple, released in 1972: Machine Head. Long live Deep Purple!

Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1984 - #250526SMO

On May 26th, 1984Scorpions hit #25 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their Heavy Metal classic: Rock You Like a Hurricane. This enormously popular song is featured on the ninth studio album from Scorpions, released in 1984: Love At First Sting. Long live Scorpions!

Aerosmith's Greatest Hits large promo album pic!

On May 26th, 2015 Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits is ranked at #168, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This must-own compilation of Aerosmith classics has spent 47 non-consecutive weeks on this chart. Long live Aerosmith!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 24th… From The Who To Metallica

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

The Who - Pinball Wizard - 45rpm - promo pic - 1969 - #0524TWMO

On May 24th, 1969The Who peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit: Pinball Wizard. This marked the fourth top forty single for The Who, in the United States. Whoa! The Who forever! Yeah!

Van Halen "Van Halen" large promo album pic!

On May 24th, 1978 – The Van Halen self-titled debut album was certified Gold by the RIAA. This incredible album went on to sell 10 million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Whoa, man! Long live Van Halen!

Guns N Roses - Classic Logo - #551966GNR

On May 24th, 1991Guns N’ Roses began their Use Your Illusion Tour at the Alpine Valley Music Theater, in East Troy, Wisconsin. This GNR tour went on until July of 1993. Um, who cares? I sure don’t.

The Osbournes - promo tv show banner - #77TOMOOO05

On May 24th, 2005Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne put their Beverly Hills home up for sale. This was the same home featured on their hit reality television show: The Osbournes. Who eventually purchased this famous and very expensive house? None other than Pop star Christina Aguilera. In other words, who cares.

Incubus - Trust Fall (Side A) EP promo cover pic - 2015 - #01IMO0512

On May 24th, 2015 – The newly released EP from California’s INCUBUS debuts at #1, on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart. Whoa, again!

Metallica - Master Of Puppets - 1986 - #860303MMOCB

On May 24th, 2015Metallica Master Of Puppets is ranked at #149, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This amazing album has spent 83 non-consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #29. Master Of Puppets is the third studio album from Metallica, released back in 1986. I love this Metallica album… just as much as I love to breathe. Metal be thy name! – Stone

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

BAD GUYS – Set To Pillage Your Village On Eastern European Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bad Guys - Eastern European Tour - promo flyer - 2015 - May

Brace Yourselves.

Bad Guys are coming.

in support of their recently released album Bad Guynaecology, London’s cheeky hard rockers Bad Guys are hitting Europe in the Bad Van for some good hearty goulash, sugary cakes and hard n’ heavy rock and metal shows. Prepare to rage as the band may be pillaging your village very soon.

Euro High Carbs Route Dates:

25th May Jazz Rock Café – Krakow – Poland
26th May Felezo Club – Debrecen – Hungary
27th May Daos Club – Timisoara – Romania
28th May Live Music Club – Szeged – Hungary
29th May Klub 007 Strahov – Prague – Czech Republic
30th May TBC – Lille – France

Bad Guys - promo band pic - 2015 - #052015MOBG

Official Bad Guys Links:

Bandcamp

Twitter

Youtube

Facebook

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Source: Dewar PR Facebook

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BAD GUYS.

Stone.

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