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LITA FORD “The Bitch Is Back… Live” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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

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5 Out Of 5 Metal Fists!

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Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

LITA FORD – It has been quite a Metal treat to realize that the legendary Lita Ford has made quite a Metal comeback, these past several years. With no songs present from her Wicked Wonderland album from 2009, this new live Lita Ford album is 100% classic, Rockin’ and Rollin’, leather boot stompin’ and good-times fun! Every fan of Lita Ford, 80′s Heavy Metal and Classic Rock in the universe must own this album! Yes my Metal brethren, Lita Ford is back!

From her cover of the iconic Elton John’s The Bitch Is Back, to her huge 80′s smash Kiss Me Deadly, Lita Ford and her kick-ass band perform an energetic, contagious and memorable live set of 12 songs, without any silent break in-between to mess things up. Lita Ford’s vocals sound sensational, along with her ultra cool guitar licks! This is seriously a live album that stands out among live Heavy Rock albums, in my Metal opinion; with an enthusiastic throng of Los Angeles fans cheering for every Lita Ford song!

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Recorded at The Canyon Club in Agoura, California, the overall sound and production is top-tier on this live album. As a bonus, the liner notes kick Metal ass too! A 9 panel fold-out poster is the liner notes, which includes a huge and super cool photo of Lita Ford caught live onstage. The backside of this poster is incredibly loaded with dozens of full-color, live photos of Lita Ford; photos which fans took and contributed for this release! Lita Ford even lists each fan that contributed a live photo of her… and that’s a class act, from a tried and true Heavy Rockin’ class act. Lita Ford has never left the Rockin’ building after all. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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BAND: 

Lita Ford – Vocals & Lead Guitar

Mitch Perry – Guitar

Marty O’Brien – Bass

Scot Coogan – drums

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Track Listing: The Bitch Is Back, Hungry, Relentless, Living Like A Runaway, Devil In My Head, Back To The Cave, Can’t Catch Me, Out For Blood, Dancing On The Edge, Hate, Close My Eyes Forever, Kiss Me Deadly

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* Lita Ford The Bitch Is Back… Live was released back on November 5th, 2013, via Steamhammer / SPV.

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* For more info on LITA FORD:

Facebook: Lita Ford

Website: http://litafordonline.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/litaford

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LONG LIVE LITA FORD, THE QUEEN OF AMERICAN HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

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Saints Of Rebellion – Push Release To June

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

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Baltimore, MD: New rockers Saints of Rebellion delay their debut release New American Dream until June 3, 2014. “The reasons are quite simple, we added two additional tracks and remixed the entire release, we shot a video that is still being edited, a full radio campaign is being launched, and we just landed a great summer tour. This gives us time to properly setup and service the release and work it the way it should be with all of these things working together. Timing is everything and all of these things give us a little bit more time to do it right.” says label owner Bill Chavis.

Track listing:

1. New American Dream
2. Gasoline
3. Alone
4. Garden
5. Get You Some
6. Wine, Women & Song
7. Matters
8. Rise
9. 30 and a 5th
10. Better Days

Dates and tour announcements will be revealed shortly but in the meantime catch Saints of Rebellion on Thursday April 24th for the M-Pre Party in Columbia, MD at Sonoma’s.

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* For more info on SAINTS OF REBELLION:

Website: http://www.saintsofrebellion.com

Facebook: Saints of Rebellion

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Website: www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

HighVolMusic and Emerald Media & Marketing Reach Partnership Agreement

Posted in Hard Rock, record labels, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD:

HighVolMusic and Emerald Media & Marketing have reached a partnership agreement to work together, creating a collaborative powerhouse for the artists of both companies. E.M.M. will work on supporting HighVolMusic and the label roster, working specifically on worldwide airplay, media and promotional activities for the bands.

The two companies envisage the opportunity for bands from both rosters to tour together throughout 2014 and will be looking at synergies where possible to raise the profile of all the bands.

“We are ecstatic to be working with Alan Cooke at EMM. Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for HighVolMusic not only here in the U.S. but abroad in the U.K., Europe, North America, and South America. Equally, we look forward to co-op’ing with the roster from Emerald Media & Marketing to create a diverse pool of resources and opportunities for all involved.” – Bill Chavis

Further details will be released shortly on collaborative projects.

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* For more info:

HighVolMusic - Facebook

www.highvolmusic.com - Website

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EMM - Facebook

Website: Emerald Media & Marketing

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LONG LIVE HIGHVOLMUSIC.

LONG LIVE EMERALD MEDIA MARKETING.

Stone.

SHAKRA “33 – THE BEST OF” – Releases On May 9th, Via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA have disclosed their latest plans of releasing a “Best Of” album, which will be titled “33 – The Best Of” and it set to arrive on May 9th, via AFM Records.

The double album includes 30 SHAKRA classics and 3 brand new songs.

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* For more info on SHAKRA:

Shakra

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de

AFM Records Shop: http://shop.afm-records.de

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LONG LIVE SHAKRA.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

SAINTS OF REBELLION – Announce Tour Dates; “New American Dream” Lyric Video Is Online!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock videos, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, Maryland hard rock band Saints of Rebellion is announcing dates on the books thus far with more forthcoming. Their debut release titled ‘New American Dream’ is slated for April via HighVolMusic however while in Arkansas this month, Saints of Rebellion went back in to the studio and recorded two more tracks to be added to the release which may delay the release date slightly. Details to be announced. ‘New American Dream’ is being mixed by Ty Sims at The Recovery Room.

Below, listen to and check out the ‘New American Dream’ lyric video!

Live Dates:

03/27 Rockerz Gone Wild Pool Party Miami, FL
04/03 The Dek Acoustic Show Cape Coral, FL
04/05 The Dek Cape Coral, FL
04/13 1150 Oak Bar & Grille Cranston, RI
04/14 Rock For Education Havre de Grace, MD
04/24 Sonoma’s M Pre-Pary Columbia, MD
04/25 The PourHouse Washington, WV
05/02 Ecks Saloon Lakewood, CO
05/10 Pickle Park w/Black N Blue Fridley, MN
06/28 Jackass Flats Dayton, OH
07/18 Twisted Spoke Saloon Pekin, IL
07/19 Summer Rock Fest Pekin, IL
07/26 The Rail Club Fort Worth, TX
09/13 Soundwave Music Fest Berlin, MD
10/10 Skull Fest 2 North Platte, NE
10/11 Wolf Fest 2014 Arvada, CO
11/15 Rock N Skull Pekin, IL

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Source:

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www.highvolmusic.com

Facebook: HighVolMusic

SAINTS OF REBELLION:

http://www.saintsofrebellion.com

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LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

STONE.

TWEAK BIRD – TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, “ANY OL’ WAY”, ON MAY 20th

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

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Los Angeles, Feb. 11, 2014 – Tweak Bird, the Los Angeles duo featuring brothers Ashton and Caleb Bird, return with their third full-length album, Any Ol’ Way, on May 20 via Let’s Pretend Records.

“We set out to write an album that meant something to us,” explained the Bird brothers.  “We wanted to voice our opinions and feel comfortable. We hired our dear old friend, David Allen to engineer and co-produce, which helped us explore new sounds and develop unfinished ideas. We believe in peace, marijuana, individual freedoms and not taking ourselves too seriously. This just happened to be what came out.”

The 11-track album was recorded at King Size Sound Labs in Los Angeles and is self-described by the pair as having the feel of “a movie from the nineties, that takes place in the seventies.”

Tweak Bird’s most recent full-length, a 2010 self-titled album, was followed by Undercover Crops, a seven-song EP released in 2012, which Noisey called “heavy yet blissful stoner-psych rock”

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Upcoming Tweak Bird tour dates:

Feb. 26  Los Angeles, CA  Scion Rock Show @ The Satellite

Feb. 28  Ventura, CA  Bombay Bar

Additional tour dates will be announced soon.

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Read the Metal Odyssey album review for Tweak Bird’s self-titled album from 2010, by clicking the link below!

TWEAK BIRD – Self Titled Album Is Eclectic And Heavy!

The above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey, on September 28, 2010.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on TWEAK BIRD:

Website: http://www.tweakbird.com

Facebook: Tweak Bird

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LONG LIVE TWEAK BIRD.

Stone.

KROKUS – Long Stick Goes Boom Tour 2014 / Germany; Special Guest Is CRYSTAL BALL

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Krokus - Crystal Ball - Long Stick Goes Boom - German Tour Flyer Promo - 2014

As reported on KROKUSonline Facebook page:

Just confirmed: Crystal Ball will be our “special guest” on the upcoming “Long Stick Goes Boom” German Tour!

Dates & Info:

17.05.2014 DE Lindau – Club Vaudeville – http://www.facebook.com/events/646475232079427

18.05.2014 DE Nürnberg – Hirsch – http://www.facebook.com/events/1409518312630389

20.05.2014 DE Bremen – Aladin – http://www.facebook.com/events/420139004755871

21.05.2014 DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal – http://www.facebook.com/events/716793335021512

22.05.2014 DE München – Backstage Werk – http://www.facebook.com/events/539982066120677

24.05.2014 DE Burgrieden – Riffelhof – http://www.facebook.com/events/206857459515165

25.05.2014 DE Bochum – Zeche – http://www.facebook.com/events/572053909543274

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* For more info on KROKUS:

Facebook: KROKUSonline

Website: http://www.krokusonline.com

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* For more info on CRYSTAL BALL:

Facebook: Crystal Ball

Website: http://www.crystal-ball.ch

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LONG LIVE KROKUS.

LONG LIVE CRYSTAL BALL.

Stone.

I LOVE RICH – “Respect The Rich” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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I LOVE RICH – It happened a couple of weeks ago. I was minding my own business, while checking out my email inbox. Then I saw it. Rich, the frontman  for “I Love Rich” wanted to know if I would like a copy of his band’s new CD to review: Respect The Rich. The CD arrived in the mail some days later. I opened the package and stared at this fun looking CD cover art and thought, as the legendary Mick Jagger would sing: it’s only Rock And Roll (but I like it).

Before this historical email from Rich, I never heard of his band before. Heck, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The last thing I need in my Metal life right now is a group of Rock And Roll troublemakers, from Chicago, messing with me to review their new CD. I felt worry overcome me, slightly. I slapped in and listened to this Respect The Rich CD into my laptop; then eventually into my home stereo. Both results were the same. I LOVE RICH ROCKS!!

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One thing is for certain, Rich and his band have received an obvious influence from early 70′s KISS. That’s a very good thing too. Rich actually has a cool resemblance, vocally, to the legendary Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. In my Metal opinion, that is. Respect The Rich have 6 original songs on their new CD, with 2 added alternate versions of (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On. It’s honestly a fascinating song and Rocks so well! A true sing-along Hard Rock song if I’ve ever heard one.

I Love Rich plays their Hard Rock with conviction and there’s no smoke or mirrors about their sound or songs. Hell, Classic Rock and red-blooded Hard Rockers should get a dizzying kick out of this band! I Love Rich is a band that makes me proud to live in the Mid West. Just like my other Mid West, DIY band favorites, I Love Rich are contributing to the Rock And Roll cause in a very splendid way, indeed. ALL of the songs on Respect The Rich flat-out Rock and I would love to see I Love Rich in a live setting. Hell yes, I would.

With a BIG guitar driven sound, impressive vocals and kick-ass musicianship all-around, I Love Rich have delivered to me a memorable CD! You can’t kill blue-collar Rock And Roll and I Love Rich are proof positive of this. Life can be filled with Rockin’ surprises and that’s why I do check my email inbox everyday. A talented and underground Rock And Roll band that’s been paying their dues, going on 2 decades, I cannot resist respecting. I Love Rich and their Midwest Rock And Roll kicks legitimate ass. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Now… go online and buy Respect The Rich, it’s available on iTunes and at cdbaby. Click the cdbaby link below! Whoa!

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

YOU can listen to I Love Rich – Respect The Rich in its entirety, by using that super-amazing SoundCloud song box below! Whoa!

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RESPECT THE RICH – Track Listing:

01 – Respect The Rich (Intro)

02 – (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On

03 – Wake Up, Let Me Rock You

04 – We’re Here To Save Rock And Roll

05 – Fight The Fire

06 – If You Don’t Take Your Clothes Off, Tonight’s Gonna Suck

07 – (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On (Rock En Espanol Version)

08 – (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On (Clean radio version AKA (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Love You With The Lights On)

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* For more info on I LOVE RICH:

Facebook: I Love Rich

Website: http://www.iloverich.net

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LONG LIVE I LOVE RICH.

LONG LIVE CHICAGO.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey’s Stone Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2013

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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#1

THE WINERY DOGS – S/T

I’ve written that Motörhead are the greatest power trio alive on planet Earth. Well, um, The Winery Dogs are too. Take your pick! Mike Portnoy (drums), Richie Kotzen (vocals) and Billy Sheehan (bass) were born to make music together! The Winery Dogs are a supergroup prototype. Amen and hallelujah.

I don’t know how to put it all into words, other than WHOA! This is a #1 Hard Rock album of any year! Excellent songs and I won’t waste time on the musicianship. If this is what American Hard Rock is supposed to sound like in 2013 and beyond, then count me in! Freaking legends of Rock ‘N Roll are The Winery Dogs. Metal be thy name.

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#2

ALICE IN CHAINS

The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

Alice In Chains couldn’t have delivered a more incredible follow-up to their 2009 gem Black Gives Way To Blue, with The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. William Duvall once again soars vocally, while Jerry Cantrell’s guitar resonates splendid licks, riffs and tones that equate to iconic territory. This is very much a Classic Rock leaning album; just know the Hard Rock is mouth-watering.

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#3

BUCKCHERRY – Confessions

The best Buckcherry album ever? It comes very, very, very close. Oh, yes, Confessions psyches me out of my Hard Rockin’ mind. I’m guessing that great Hard Rock albums are supposed to do just that.

Read Stone’s album review for Confessions here:

BUCKCHERRY – “Confessions” Is Out Now And It’s: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above review posted on February 24, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#4

BLACK STAR RIDERS  - All Hell Breaks Loose

With current members of Thin Lizzy joining forces with drummer Jimmy DeGrassoBlack Star Riders was born. Led by the legendary guitarist Scott Gorham and fronted by Ricky Warwick, the debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose, from Black Star Riders, became an instant Hard Rock Classic to my ears and soul.

The spirit and legacy of Thin Lizzy still reigns within the world-class talent of Black Star Riders; and the songwriting, lyrics and total vibe of this album taps into everything that’s wonderful about Classic Hard Rock. This is an album I never expected to happen and now it’s a keeper for life! Metal be thy name.

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#5

BRAND NEW MACHINE

The Devil Made Me Do It

Brand New Machine is an American Hard Rock band YOU NEED to get into! One of the best Rockin’ surprises of 2013 is this album! From start to finish, The Devil Made Me Do It is high-octane Hard Rock on steroids!

Read Stone’s album review for The Devil Made Me Do It here:

BRAND NEW MACHINE “The Devil Made Me Do It” – A Supercharged Hard Rock Debut!

Above review posted on August 21, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#6

PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN – S/T

As power trio’s go, this album will slap you Hard Rockin’ senseless!! I found this CD without knowing of its release at Best Buy and bought it without hearing a single note. That tells you something right there. Yes, there are those times when you CAN judge a book by its cover! Pinnick Gales Pridgen have unreal musical chemistry together and their songs are proof positive!

Pinnick Gales Pridgen also landed in Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Songs of 2013, with Collateral Damage. Click the link below to enjoy the song and video yourself! Whoa!

METAL ODYSSEY’S TOP TEN SONGS OF 2013

Above link is for a Metal Odyssey feature, posted on December 23, 2013.

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#7

SKID ROW

UNITED WORLD REBELLION CHAPTER ONE

Johnny Solinger sounds amazing on vocals and this entire legendary band has made a Hard Rock statement with this EP! Extremely contagious songs! Make no mistake, SKID ROW is on a mission and I cannot wait for Chapter Two!!

Read Stone’s album review for UWR Chapter One below:

SKID ROW “UNITED WORLD REBELLION (CHAPTER ONE)” EP – 5 Reasons To BUY This Kick Ass CD!

Above review posted on May 11, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#8

DEEP PURPLE – NOW WHAT ?!

Now What ?! is Deep Purple’s first studio album since 2005′s Rapture Of The Deep. Now What ?! is a continuation of arguably the most consistent Hard Rock band that ever lived. The undeniably influential Deep Purple have once again taken their unique, rich, Classic Hard Rock sound throughout an entire album and made it sound so complete. Ian Gillan and band have nothing more to prove. Now, it’s time for The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to understand this.

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#9 (Tie)

KING KOBRA – II

If you wanna have a good time listening to a good times Hard Rock album, then put your good times face on and BUY this fun CD from the everlasting KING KOBRA. Now, let’s all campaign LOUDLY in 2014 to get the ultra legendary Carmine Appice into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Thank you very much and Metal be thy name.

Read Stone’s album review for II here:

KING KOBRA “II” IS OUT NOW! YES, IT KICKS HARD ROCKIN’ ASS!

Above review posted on July 14, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

King Kobra’s music video Have A Good Time, a hit single from II, was chosen as Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day, back on July 26th, 2013! Click the link below to enjoy it for yourself! YEAH!!

KING KOBRA “Have A Good Time” Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above link is for a feature posted on Metal Odyssey, on July 26, 2013.

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#9 (Tie)

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS WITH CHESTER BENNINGTON

HIGH RISE

My God, I never imagined Chester Bennington fronting the grand Stone Temple Pilots. It’s Rock ‘N Roll genius!! This tidy EP packs a genuine punch of incredible musicianship, vocals and songs that are memorable from the start!

Read Stone’s album review of High Rise here:

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington “High Rise” EP – An Instant Rock Classic? Yes It Is!

Above review posted on October 15, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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#10

BOSTON – Life Love & Hope

To all the naysaying critics out there, Tom Scholz has created a gift for Boston fans. The songs on this album would never have seen the light of day, if it were not for Tom Scholz. Songs of personal importance to this musical mastermind are they; and they come across with Classic Rock brilliance!

The late Brad Delp, along with David Victor, Kimberley Dahme, Tommy DeCarlo and Tom Scholz are all featured lead singers. Louis St. August of Mass lends his talents with backing harmonies on album opener and album gem: Heaven On Earth. Another total surprise release, for me, was Life Love & Hope. Thank you, Tom Scholz.

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LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC ROCK.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey’s Scott Coverdale – Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock / AOR Albums Of 2013

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As any loyal visitor to Metal Odyssey knows, Scott Coverdale is my Best Metal Buddy on planet Earth. He also is an asset to Metal Odyssey with his research and contributions, which benefits in getting the Metal facts straight around here! You might just bump into Scott Coverdale as he’s hunting down coveted and rare CD’s or run into him at many a live show; therefore, keep your Metal guard up! I proudly step aside now, for Scott Coverdale’s 2013 best list. – Stone

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Another 365 Days have passed so it’s time to unveil Scott Coverdale’s Top 10 Hard Rock/AOR albums of the year.  As always these lists are always tough for me to comprise, especially since I can’t listen to everything that was released during the year.

For this year’s list I decided to comprise it of full length albums and EP’s. Of the dozens of Disc’s that I was able to purchase here are my personal bests:

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#1

KROKUS – Dirty Dynamite

Krokus’s best Album since Headhunter.

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#2

STATION WIRED – S/T EP

One of the best debuts I’ve listened to in a long time. Contains my favorite song of 2013 “Everything”.

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#3

VOLBEAT

Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies

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#4

LESLIE WEST – Still Climbing

An incredible Album from a Legendary Guitar player.  I am so glad I didn’t over look this incredible album.

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#5

STRYPER

No More Hell To Pay

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#6

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR

C’mon Take On Me

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#7

PINK CREAM 69

Ceremonial

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#8

SKID ROW

United World Rebellion, Chapter One

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#9

TOM KEIFER

The Way Life Goes

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#10

MAGNUS KARLSSON

Free Fall

To all of the visitors, who have taken the time to view my list I’ve assembled here, have a Healthy, Prosperous, and Happy 2014!! Rock On!!! – Scott Coverdale

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JACK RUSSELL, ROBBY LOCHNER & HERMAN RAREBELL – Together On 2013 Song: “Don’t Make No Promises” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in acoustic rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Herman Rarebell & Friends - Acoustic Fever - promo cover pic!

On July 2nd, 2013, Herman Rarebell & Friends – Acoustic Fever was released via MFP Music Production. This legendary and (ex) Scorpions drummer, Herman Rarebell, will always be placed high atop a tier of excellence, for me! It’s a nifty lineup of legendary Heavy Rock vocalists that join Herman Rarebell on this fantastic album too! With Gary Barden  (MSG), Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Don Dokken, Paul Shortino (King Kobra, Rough Cutt), Doogie White (Rainbow) and more joining Herman Rarebell for some acoustic ear candy.

One legendary vocalist I’m happy to see make an appearance on this album is Jack Russell. The legendary founding member and (former) frontman of Great White excels vocally on this acoustic track: Don’t Make No Promises. With his Jack Russell’s Great White steadfastly marching on, Jack Russell has proven he’s never left the building!

Take a listen below for yourself… and know that… Don’t Take No Promises with Jack Russell, Robby Lochner and Herman Rarebell is:

Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Metal be thy name.

* You can order the MP3 album of Herman Rarebell & Friends  by clicking the link below! Whoa!

http://www.amazon.com/Herman-Rarebell-Friends-Acoustic-Fever/dp/B00DQVHPO4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386806436&sr=8-2&keywords=HERMAN+RAREBELL+AND+FRIENDS

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* For more info on JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE:

Facebook: Jack Russell’s Great White Pirates Page

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LONG LIVE JACK RUSSEL.

LONG LIVE ROBBY LOCHNER.

LONG LIVE HERMAN RAREBELL.

Stone.

THE UNSEMBLE – RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ON MARCH 3rd, 2014, VIA IPECAC

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Danielle de Picciotto and Elizabeth Gregory
Left to right: Alexander Hacke, Duane Denison, Brian Kotzur

MEMBERS OF TOMAHAWK, EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBATEN AND THE SILVER JEWS CREATE INSTRUMENTAL TRIO

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Dec. 9, 2013, San Francisco -  The Unsemble, a new trio from members of Tomahawk, Einstürzende Neubaten and the Silver Jews, issue their self-titled debut album on March 3 via Ipecac Recordings.

“We wanted to work on something that was typically not what we do,” Denison, explained in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone. “Something that’s not so rock and riff-based and overdriven in that way.”

The Unsemble, a 15-song collection recorded in Denison’s adopted hometown of Nashville, meets the legendary Jesus Lizard guitar player’s hopes of a more organic feel with the band effortlessly volleying between careful compositions and improvisation. The result is an album that is experimental, clever and inclusive of numerous subgenres and cultures.

The Unsemble Track Listing:

1.    Krishna

2.    Circles

3.    Improv

4.    Act 3

5.    Chaingang

6.    Neon

7.    Improv 2

8.    Shadows

9.    Improv 3

10. Waves

11. Improv 4

12. Circles Revisited

13. Improv 5

14. Cyclone

15. Voices

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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LONG LIVE THE UNSEMBLE.

Stone.

SLEDD – Sign With HighVolMusic

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

HighVolMusic has announced that San Diego hard rock band SLEDD has signed a worldwide, multi-release deal with the label. The band had a signing party and signed their contract in front a sold out crowd at Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, CA, on Sunday night November 10th.

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Formed by vocalist Cary Rothman, keyboardist Peter DeLuke, and drummer Dino DeLuke, SLEDD also features guitarist Kevin Michael and bassist Ronnie Hough. No strangers to the scene, SLEDD has toured nationally with Tesla, Gilby Clark and played with a host of artists that include Blue Oyster Cult, Filter, Great White, Queensryche, Ratt, UFO and more.

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“I am stoked about SLEDD joining the family. I was approached about checking out new material from SLEDD but I also started looking back at everything they’ve ever done and none of it has seen the light of day. Each project is impressive in its own right and SLEDD has grown with each project and their musicianship is skilled and top-notch. SLEDD is a really diverse band and their music is solid” – Bill Chavis, HVM

Under the terms of the deal, SLEDD is currently recording their latest effort titled  “Get Rich Quick Scheme” with Don Lithgow at DML Studios in Wildomar, California for a 2014 first quarter release. In addition, the band has several unreleased projects that are also part of the agreement with HighVolMusic. Previous project titles include Insane Laughter, Crooked Smiles, Dopamine and we’re handled by Brian Wheat (Tesla) at J Street Studios, Mark Kendall (Great White), Al Pitrelli (Widowmaker, Savatage, Alice Cooper) respectively.

Further details and scheduled release dates will be announced but in the mean time checkout a couple of tracks from Insane Laughter and Get Rich Quick Scheme are streaming right here.

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* For more info on SLEDD:

http://sleddweb.com

Facebook: Sledd

http://www.reverbnation.com/sleddweb

* For more info on HighVolMusic:

www.highvolmusic.com

Facebook: HighVolMusic

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LONG LIVE SLEDD.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE HIGHVOLMUSIC.

Stone.

THE DEAD DAISIES – “Lock ‘N’ Load” Reaches #1 On Planet Rock UK Airplay Charts; Tour With BLACK STAR RIDERS Starts This Month!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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THE DEAD DAISIES - We are happy to announce that our single Lock ‘N’ Load feat. Slash has just reached number 1 on the Planet Rock Radio UK Airplay Charts! We would like to thank you all for the support.

We’re starting to get ready for our upcoming UK tour with Black Star Riders and our own headline show on November 20 at the Underworld Camden, London. Despite the fact we’ll be leaving the warm weather of Sydney to the freezing cold of the UK, we’re really looking forward to rocking out with our UK fans very soon!

The Dead Daisies’ self-titled debut album is available in the UK on November 11th!

You can download our track, Lock ‘N’ Load from iTunes now!

Click HERE for iTunes USA/Canada
Click HERE for iTunes Australia
Click HERE for iTunes UK

The Dead Daisies - Underworld - promo flyer - Nov 20 - 2013

Our UK Tour Starts In Under 3 Weeks!

The Dead Daisies UK Tour Dates Below:

Monday 20th Nov Underworld, London HEADLINE
Friday 22nd Nov O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Saturday 23rd Nov O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Monday 25th Nov O2 Academy, Bristol
Tuesday 26th Nov Junction, Cambridge
Wednesday 27th Nov UEA, Norwich
Saturday 30th Nov Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Sunday 1st Dec Solus/University, Cardiff
Monday 2nd Dec O2 Academy, Oxford
Tuesday 3rd Dec O2 Academy, Liverpool
Thursday 5th Dec Ironworks, Inverness
Friday 6th Dec Picturehouse, Edinburgh
Saturday 7th Dec O2 Academy, Newcastle
Sunday 8th Dec O2 Academy, Leeds
Tuesday 10th Dec The Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa
Thursday 12th Dec Rock City, Nottingham
Friday 13th Dec Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 14th Dec Academy, Dublin, EIRE
Sunday 15th Dec Limelight, Belfast

CLICK HERE for tickets.

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(Source: The Dead Daisies)

* For More Info On THE DEAD DAISIES:

Facebook: The Dead Daisies

Website: http://bit.ly/TheDeadDaisies

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LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

LONG LIVE BLACK STAR RIDERS.

Stone.

PAPA ROACH – LAUNCHES OPENING ACT CONTEST

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

PAPA ROACH - Silence Is The Enemy Tour - promo banner - 2013

ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO BE THE OPENING ACT!

EU FANS! You think your band has what it takes to open for Papa Roach when they come to your town on the Silence is the Enemy Tour?

“LIKE” Eleven Seven Music on Facebook and upload your video to compete for your chance to win NOW!

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SILENCE IS THE ENEMY TOUR HITTING EUROPE NOV. 10TH!!

GET TICKETS HERE: http://paparoach.com/events

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(Source: PAPA ROACH)

* For More Info On PAPA ROACH:

http://www.paparoach.com

Facebook: Papa Roach

http://www.twitter.com/paparoach

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LONG LIVE PAPA ROACH.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

GRAVEYARD – Norwegian Tour With Special Guests SPIRTS OF THE DEAD, Commences This November!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, psychedelic rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , , , on October 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Graveyard - Spirits Of The Dead - tour flyer - November 2013

Gothenburg, Sweden’s very own GRAVEYARD will be on their Norwegian Tour in November 2013. GRAVEYARD’s special guests will be Oslo, Norway’s SPIRITS OF THE DEAD.

Here Are The Dates!

6.11 KRISTIANSAND, KICK

7.11 STAVANGER, FOLKEN

8.11 HAUGESUND, BYSCENEN

9.11 BERGEN, KVARTERET

11.11 VOLDA, ROKKEN

12.11 GISKE, OCEANSOUND STUDIO

13.11 TROMSØ, DRIV

14.11 TRONDHEIM, BYSCENEN

15.11 OSLO, ROCKEFELLER

16.11 LILLEHAMMER, BINGON

17.11 DRAMMEN, UNION

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GRAVEYARD:

Joakim Nilsson – Guitar & Vocals

Jonathan Ramm – Guitar

Rikard Edlund – Bass

Axel Sjöberg – Drums

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SPIRITS OF THE DEAD:

Ragnar Vikse – Vocals

Ole Øvstedal – Guitar

 Kristian Hultgren – Bass

Geir Thorstensen – Drums

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* For More Info On GRAVEYARD:

http://www.facebook.com/graveyardofficial

http://www.twitter.com/graveyard

* For More Info On SPIRITS OF THE DEAD:

http://www.thespiritsofthedead.com

Facebook: Spirits of the Dead

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LONG LIVE GRAVEYARD.

LONG LIVE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD.

Stone.

MAGNUM And SAGA – Double Headline Tour 2014 – Dates And Venues Announced

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, progressive rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Magnum - Saga - double headline tour - 2014 - promo flyer

MAGNUM LIVE 2014

07.04. FI-Helsinki – Tavastia

09.04. DK-Copenhagen – Amager Bio

10.04. SE-Gotheburg – Sticky Fingers

11.04. SE-Borlange – Liljan

12.04. SE-Sandviken – Backstage Rockclun

07.05. B-Vosselaar – Biebob

MAGNUM live 2014 (Double Headline Tour with SAGA)

08.05. D-Dortmund – FZW

09.05. D-Cologne – E-Werk

10.05. D-Emden – Nordseehalle

12.05. D-Hamburg – Docks

13.05. D-Berlin – Huxley`s Neue Welt

15.05. D-Saarbrücken – Garage

16.05. D-Filderstadt – FILharmonie

17.05. D-Offenbach – Capitol

19.05. D-Regensburg – Airport Obertraubling

20.05. D-Nürnberg – Rockfabrik

22.05. D-Munich – Circus Krone

23.05. CH-Pratteln – Z7

24.05. D-Ravensburg – Club-Oberschwabenhalle

MAGNUM live 2014 (Festival)

04.-07.06. SE-Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival

More MAGNUM live dates will be announced soon.

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(Source: MAGNUM Facebook)

* For More Info On MAGNUM:

Facebook: MAGNUM

http://www.magnumonline.co.uk

* For More Info On SAGA:

http://sagaontour.moonfruit.com

SPV - Steamhammer - Large Logo - 2013

http://www.spv.de/

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LONG LIVE MAGNUM.

LONG LIVE SAGA.

Stone.

MONSTER TRUCK – “FURIOSITY” Will ROCK Your World, Unless You’re An ABBA Fan

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Monster Truck - Furiosity - promo cover pic!

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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MONSTER TRUCK – Firstly, I want to thank my friend Maria Haskins for telling me about this mighty Canadian Hard Rock band that call themselves MONSTER TRUCK. As a fellow twitter fiend and ultra terrific writer/reviewer for the legendary Brian Basher over at Hard Rock Nights, Maria without question, knows her Heavy Rock ‘N Roll!

MONSTER TRUCK calls Hamilton, Ontario, Canada their home. Their new full-length studio album, Furiosity, was released on May 28th, 2013, via dine alone records. Please believe me, when I tell you I am extremely hard pressed to find anything I don’t like about this Furiosity album. This album could very well have been titled: Bad Ass Heavy Rock Rules. Hell yes, I’m not kidding. As 2013 (and any year for that matter) has rolled out more Hard Rock and Metal albums than I can possibly keep up with, Furiosity has risen to the top of my personal favorites heap.

Monster Truck - Furiosity - band pic - logo - 2013 - #1

A masterful fusion of Classic Hard Rock and Hard Rock 2013 is this album. The guitar shredding of Jeremy Widerman is mind-blowing! This is one guitarist of Hard Rock that should be on the cover of Guitar Worldnow. The vocals of Jon Harvey are tough as nails and give this band at least 50% of its bad ass character and sound. Jon Harvey plays a mean bass as well! Brandon Bliss on organ and vocals gives this album a downright wonderful Classic Hard Rock feel, sound and vibe. Steve Kiely on drums and vocals plays the songs and not for himself, making for a fabulous listen to just him alone. What a band!

The twelve songs on Furiosity are a listen into what steak and potatoes Hard Rock is supposed to sound like; both in yesteryear and in 2013. The riffs are there, the old school jams are there and the Hard Rock total package is exploding from Furiosity! Do not ponder purchasing Furiosity! MONSTER TRUCK is a band that has arrived, especially with their opening slot on the Canadian dates for the iconic Alice In Chains this past Summer, the reality of it all speaks for itself. Metal be thy name.

FURIOSITY – Track Listing:

Old Train

The Lion

Power Of The People

Sweet Mountain River

Psychics

Oh Lord

For The Sun

Boogie

Undercover Love

Sleeping Giant

Call It A Spade

My Love Is True

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* For More Info On MONSTER TRUCK:

Facebook: Monster Truck

http://www.ilovemonstertruck.com

* For More Info On MARIA HASKINS:

about.me/mariahaskins

* For More Info On HARD ROCK NIGHTS:

http://hardrocknights.com

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LONG LIVE MONSTER TRUCK.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

ROCK IN RENO! Vince Neil, Queensrÿche And Great White On December 13th, 2013 – Event Info!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock bands, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Rock In Reno! - queensryche - great white - vince neil - promo flyer - 2013

As the show flyer above states:

Friday, December 13th, 2013, at the Reno Events Center, it’s ROCK IN RENO! With Rock legends: Vince Neil, Queensrÿche and Great White! 

Reno Events Center, 400 N Center St, Reno, Nevada

For more info on Reno Events Center, event & tix info:

http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/meetings-c…

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* For More Info:

http://www.queensrycheofficial.com

http://GREATWHITEROCKS.COM

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LONG LIVE VINCE NEIL.

LONG LIVE QUEENSRYCHE.

LONG LIVE GREAT WHITE.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

KILLER DWARFS “START @ ONE” – A Classic Hard Rock Album Is Resurrected!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Killer Dwarfs - Start @ One - promo cover pic

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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KILLER DWARFSWhat once was old is new again. What once was forgotten is rediscovered and glistens like a full and welcomed beer keg under a moonlit sky. This beer keg being referenced is the “lost” studio album, Start @ One, from one of Canada’s greatest of Heavy Rock bands ever: KILLER DWARFS. With KILLER DWARFS new studio album Start @ One, the bright lights of Arena Rock and party like you’re 18 again magic of this 1980′s/early 90′s Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band has returned!

This album was meant to be released years ago; only the timing and circumstances surrounding it would not allow this darling batch of nine songs to see its delivery upon the Dwarf Nation. Now it’s here! Unlaced Nike high-top sneakers as my witness, this KILLER DWARFS album is as fun, entertaining and Hard Rockin’ today, as it would have been back in the day. This is an album and a band that is brimming with so much appeal. Many, many from the Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Hair Metal and Melodic Heavy Metal crowds should be stoked by the gallant return of KILLER DWARFS!

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Quality Melodic Hard Rock of yesteryear will never lose it’s luster, flavor or psyche-you-out impact on me. Start @ One is proof positive of this. It’s the colorful and booming sound of KILLER DWARFS, with major league songs that have always made them so memorable and this album is once again confirmation of just that; with the band’s chemistry of good times and Rock ’till you drop attitude spilling over each song!

Russ Dwarf should now be considered in every conversation of celebrated vocalists of 80′s Hard Rock up to present day. Solid Ground, Sky Is Falling and seven other songs are my choice favorites on Start @ One… and I’m not messing around! If you’re to take my Metal advice and run with it, then, go and buy Start @ One and be reminded that KILLER DWARFS have reunited and returned to conquer the villages, rural centers and all urban dwellings, while raising the Dwarf Nation flag to more grandiose heights! Metal be thy name.

Now… get your very own copy of Start @ One by clicking this link right here: http://russdwarf.bandcamp.com/

START @ ONE – Track Listing:

Lonely Road

Solid Ground

Sky Is Falling

Adalina

Psycho Circus

Start @ One

Down In Hollywood

Walk On By

The Crowd

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Russ “Dwarf” Graham – vocals

Darrell “Dwarf” Millar – drums & vocals

Gerry “Cod Dwarf” Finn – guitars & vocals

Ronald “Bad Ronbo Dwarf” Mayer – bass & vocals

Additional Players:

John “Skully” Macintosh – keyboards

Fred Duvall – vocals

Cosimo Crupi – keyboards & vocals

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* Album Art & Design: Chris Hale

* For More Info On KILLER DWARFS:

Facebook: Killer Dwarfs

Website: http://killerdwarfsband.com

Russ Dwarf: http://russdwarf.com

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LONG LIVE KILLER DWARFS.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

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