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ACE FREHLEY – New Studio Album “Space Invader” Releases On June 24th, Via eOne Music

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Ace Frehley Facebook page:

We are excited to announce the new album SPACE INVADER, Ace’s first new solo album in five years, via E1 Music on June 24th, 2014.

The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker.”

An official statement from Ace surrounding the exciting news:

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time. Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”

TEAM ACE

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Special thanks to Metal Odyssey contributor Scott Coverdale.

* For more info on ACE FREHLEY:

Ace Frehley - Facebook

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Website: http://www.eonemusic.com/

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LONG LIVE ACE FREHLEY.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

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HELLOWEEN – ANNOUNCES THEIR RETURN TO NUCLEAR BLAST

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Founded in 1984 and hailed as one of the pioneering Power Metal bands from Germany, the Hamburg-based quintet HELLOWEEN is celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2014 and have announced their return to Nuclear Blast’s worldwide artist family.

“As a label, Nuclear Blast is ‘Heavy Metal to the bone,’” shares HELLOWEEN vocalist Andi Deris, “and we are really looking forward to working together with a lot of familiar faces.”

Nuclear Blast’s founder & label owner Markus Staiger is overwhelmed at bringing the band back into the fold. “We are more than proud that HELLOWEEN is part of the Nuclear Blast family again,” he states. “All those years we had a friendship-like connection and our ways crossed on a regular basis at concerts and festivals. HELLOWEEN to us is a matter of the heart. There’s not only the two records we released [The Dark Ride in 2000 and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy in 2003], but they’re an act that has influenced me and many of our employees. Together there are big plans and we are looking forward to having another productive and successful cooperation.”

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Following HELLOWEEN’s appearances on the European summer festival circuit, the band will enter Mi Sueño Studio on the island of Tenerife off the coast of Morocco with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HAMMERFALL, PRIMAL FEAR) to record a new studio album for an early 2015 release.

Last month, Nuclear Blast released special edition re-issues of The Dark Ride and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy, featuring 3 bonus tracks on each album, which can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop.

Straight Out Of Hell, HELLOWEEN’s latest studio album released in early 2013, debuted on the German album chart at #4 – the band’s highest chart entry in their home country to date – and held this position for five weeks. The album had five other “Top Ten” album entries in Europe and also cracked the American Billboard Top 100 chart with an entry at #97.

HELLOWEEN Festival Summer 2014:

2014-05-24 S Metallsvenskan Metallsvenskan

2014-06-27 SLO Piešťany Topfest

2014-06-29 BG Kavarna Kavarna Rock 2014

2014-07-11 D Ballenstedt Rock Harz

2014-07-12 CZ Masters Of Rock Masters Of Rock

2014-07-19 FIN Karjurock Karjurock

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(Source: Nuclear Blast Records)

* For more info on HELLOWEEN:

Website: http://www.helloween.org/

Helloween - Facebook

http://www.youtube.com/HELLOWEENORG

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Website: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Website: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Friday, March 28th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Firstly, I shall begin by expressing my heart-felt condolences to the landslide victims, families and friends of Oso and Darrington, Washington. This remote village area of Washington’s Cascade Mountains was hit with the terrible tragedy of a beyond enormous mudslide. This horrible event took place on Saturday, March 22nd.

I also express these same sincere condolences, to the families and friends of the passengers and crew of Malaysia Flight 370. Life is so precious and we never know where or how tragedy will strike humankind next. Cherish life.

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This coming July, it looks like the magnificent and legendary IRON MAIDEN will be headlining at this year’s Sonisphere, at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England. If y’all want more info, click this link below:

http://www.sonisphere.co.uk

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For all of you Toto and Classic Rock junkies out there, take a look at the new album cover for: Toto – Live In Poland – 35th Anniversary Tour:

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Releasing on April 29th, via Eagle Rock Entertainment, this nifty Toto release will be available in CD, Blu-ray and DVD formats. There are even some very cool bundle packages available, by clicking this link here: http://myplay.me/18b6

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Motley Crue - The Final Tour - promo flyer - 2014

As every Metal, Rock, Hard Rock and Mötley Crüe fan realizes, the unfortunate and “Final Tour” for this super-legendary band is upon us. The Final Tour kicks off on June 21st, in Montebello, Quebec, Canada and sadly ends on November 22nd, in Spokane, Washington. The “very special guest” is another super-legend known as Alice Cooper. Whoa!

By now, y’all must understand why I slapped the CD cover for Mötley Crüe’s Greate$t Hit$, at the top of this post! I’ll admit, seeing Mötley Crüe on their Girls, Girls, Girls tour, with the charismatic Whitesnake opening, was and forever will be a memorable Metal experience! This Mötley Crüe concert memory happened at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. The 80′s F’n ruled. Good Metal times, indeed.

How can I measure the importance of Mötley Crüe to the history of Metal Music? I can’t measure it. Mötley Crüe’s contributions to all Heavy Music, in my Metal opinion, are immeasurable. This band deserves a huge room, all to themselves, at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Alas, there will forever be an impressive part of my Metal heart secured for Mötley Crüe. That, my Metal brethren = Metal truth. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

U.D.O. “Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” – Releasing On May 23rd, Via AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Russia has a special meaning for Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O.. They were one of the very first international artists to tour the huge country of Russia – and their fans are still very thankful until this day. So recording a LIVE DVD to highlight the “Steelhammer” tour was an opportunity the band didn’t want to miss.

It is the first LIVE release of U.D.O.’s new line-up (with Russian band member) which easily convinced fans and critics alike on recent festivals and headlining gigs. The band comes up with an exceptional setlist, incl. many classics that haven’t been played for a long time, fan favorites and tracks from the recent successful album “Steelhammer”. U.D.O. once again prove why they are hailed as one of the best European live bands.

“Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” will be available as DVD/2-CD, Bluray/2-CD and triple-Vinyl in Russian national colors (tricolor).

Track Listing:

01 Intro

02 Steelhammer

03 King Of Mean

04 Future Land

05 Cry Of A Nation

06 Trip To Nowhere

07 They Want War

08 Never Cross My Way

09 Stranger

10 Stay True

11 In the Darkness

12 Azrael

13 No Limits

14 Mean Machine

15 Burning Heat

16 Metal Machine

17 Devil’s Bite

18 Go Back To Hell

19 Timebomb

20 Holy

21 Metal Heart

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U.D.O.:

Udo Dirkschneider – vocals

Andrey Smirnov – guitar

Kasperi Heikkinen – guitar

Fitty Wienhold – bass

Francesco Jovino – drums

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* For more info on U.D.O.:

Website: http://www.udo-online.de

AFM Records - new logo - 2013 - #1

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

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

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LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

TANK – 2014 TOUR AND NEW ALBUM INFO

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by TANK on http://www.tankofficial.com:

TANK – We are looking forward to getting the band back out on the road again in Spring 2014.

Shows are currently under negotiation for dates and festivals across Europe and we have been approached by promoters in new territories that TANK have never performed in before. There are a lot of fans out there that have never had the chance to see TANK play a live show. Hopefully we can make it happen for them this year. We expect to have dates confirmed in the coming weeks. Keep checking this site or our Tank Facebook for updates or you can join the mailing list for all the latest up to date info.

ALBUM NEWS

Mick and Cliff are busy writing new songs for the next TANK studio album.

After the great success of the last two releases, WAR MACHINE and WAR NATION, the guys are working hard to make the next offering another big step forward in the evolution of TANK.

Mick – “We’re always looking to push the boundaries of Metal but we never lose sight of our roots”.

Cliff – “Metal is in our blood. We’ve been there since day one. You can’t take that away from us”.

New album scheduled for release Autumn 2014.

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LONG LIVE TANK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GLORYFUL – Heavy Metal Crusaders Introduce New Bassist, New Song Available For Streaming

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Massacre Records:

Good news, GLORYFUL’s new album is set to be released in late April.

“Ocean Blade” was mixed by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Asphyx, Motorjesus) at Unisound and mastered by Powerwolf’s Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf. Kris Verwimp is responsible for the cover artwork.

You can listen to the brand new song “Cradle Of Heroes” in its entirety here:

The band has now also introduced their new bassist! Shortly before the recording of the upcoming album “Ocean Blade”, former bassist Oliver Karasch decided to leave GLORYFUL.

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Oliver Karasch

Oliver stated:

“Due to personal reasons, I can’t fulfill the role as bassist of Gloryful anymore. It was a great time and I will always cherish the memories of great shows and the best company anyone could imagine. This has been the best band I ever played in and I’m glad that a good replacement could be found, otherwise I wouldn’t have left.”

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Daniel Perl 

Daniel Perl about his new role as GLORYFUL’s bassist:

“Working his artilleristic instrument, he had flattened the ground – besides his band members – for the infantristic sound to take over. As this good man has taken a back seat, it was my call to enter the band. With great pleasure and honor I’m taking the task that has been Oliver’s since the start of Gloryful. Locked and loaded and ready to rumble in the name of Heavy Metal, let the war begin!”

GLORYFUL’s new album “Ocean Blade” will be released on April 25, 2014 via Massacre Records!

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* For more info on GLORYFUL:

Facebook: Gloryful

Website: http://www.gloryful.net

Source:

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Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE GLORYFUL.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

Stone.

KING DIAMOND – To Perform At Gröna Lund In Stockholm, Sweden, This Coming July 25th!

Posted in amusement parks, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

King Diamond - Gröna Lund - Sweden - concert flyer - july - 2014

As reported on the KING DIAMOND Facebook page:

King Diamond has confirmed a main stage appearance at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden this summer. This will be the band’s only appearance in Sweden for 2014. Fans will see King Diamond’s over-the-top and critically-lauded stage show on Gröna Lund’s main stage on July 25th, 2014.

The ticket situation is: you cannot buy tickets in advance. Gröna Lund is Sweden’s oldest amusement park, with a historic outdoor stage, which has been performed on by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Slayer, Kiss, ZZ Top and many, many more. Since this is in an amusement park, you simply pay for the entrance on the day of our show, and the concert itself is free.

More information can be found at: http://goo.gl/6ntuhr

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Facebook: King Diamond

Website: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/realkingdiamond

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LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR SIXTH ANNUAL REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW PRESENTED BY EPIPHONE

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW presented by Epiphone®, America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal awards show, has announced its return to Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 23. This years performers include Guns N’ Roses, Korn, Anthrax, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Pretty Reckless, Zakk Wylde, A Day To Remember and more to be announced! Tickets for the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW will be available starting Friday, February 28 at 10 AM ET at http://www.axs.com/events/248802. Details will be announced soon for fans at home to tune in and catch all of the action.

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(Source: NewBay Media LLC)

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE REVOLVER.

Stone.

CRYSTAL EYES – Signs With Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Massacre Records:

We’re happy to announce the signing of Sweden’s Heavy Metal quartet CRYSTAL EYES!

The story of CRYSTAL EYES began back in 1992, when Mikael Dahl and Niclas Karlsson formed the band to keep the legacy of Heavy Metal set in the 80′s by bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath.
During the mid 90′s, the band built a strong underground reputation with the release of 4 demo tapes.

The debut album “World Of Black And Silver” was released in 1999, followed by “In Silence They March” in 2000 both via CLM. Both albums received great reviews.

“Vengeance Descending” hit the stores in 2003, released on Heavy Fidelity, and led to CRYSTAL EYES playing at the Sweden Rock Festival in the same year. Mikael handed over the microphone to Daniel Heiman, who was featured as new vocalist on the band’s 4th album “Confessions Of The Maker” (2005).

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Also in 2005, CRYSTAL EYES returned to Sweden Rock as opening act. This gig was the only one with Daniel on vocals, who was then replaced by Søren Nico Adamsen in late 2005.

The two following albums “Dead City Dreaming” (2006) and “Chained” (2008) were both mixed by Fredrik Nordström, with whom the band once again worked on the upcoming album.

Søren Nico Adamsen left the band in 2009 and Mikael took over the microphone again.

CRYSTAL EYES celebrated the band’s 20th anniversary in 2012 with special gigs including former band members and songs from every record. In the past decades, CRYSTAL EYES also supported bands like Blind Guardian, Yngwie Malmsteen and Candlemass.

CRYSTAL EYES’ new album “Killer” is set to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

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* For more info on CRYSTAL EYES:

Facebook: Crystal Eyes

Website: www.crystaleyes.net

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http://www.massacre-records.com

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LONG LIVE CRYSTAL EYES.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KISS – Gene Simmons And Paul Stanley Are Guitar World Cover Story Feature For April 2014 Issue!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, magazines, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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KISS – Take a look above at the forthcoming April (2014) cover of Guitar World! Now this is a KISS Kollectible that should not be missed! I’m gonna get my issue! Whoa! 2014 is a prolific year for KISS; this iconic band will be celebrating their 40th year of Heavy Rock domination and being (finally) inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Hell yeah, hallelujah and Metal be thy name!

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

* For more info on GUITAR WORLD:

Website: http://www.guitarworld.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

KISS ARMY FOREVER.

LONG LIVE GUITAR WORLD.

Stone.

RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Album “This Is Your Life” Available For Pre-order Now! Benefiting The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Ronnie James DIO This IS Your Life – Releases April 1st, 2014, Via RHINO!

To Benefit The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund!

14 Classic DIO Songs Are Celebrated!

10 Previously Unreleased Ronnie James Dio Covers!

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You can now preorder the Ronnie James Dio Tribute album “This Is Your Life” from Amazon at a very special price! 100% of the proceeds received by the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund will go to cancer education, research and to help find a cure! The album features tracks from Metallica, AnthraxDORO and Motörhead. Also featuring Biff Byford, Rob Halford, Scorpions, Tenacious D, Halestorm and many more fantastic artists! Order the album here: http://tinyurl.com/omlcppb

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This Is Your Life – Track Listing:

1. Neon Knights – Anthrax (Previously unreleased)

2. The Last In Line – Tenacious D (Previously unreleased)

3. The Mob Rules – Adrenaline Mob

4. Rainbow In The Dark – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher (Previously unreleased)

5. Straight Through The Heart – Halestorm (Previously unreleased)

6. Starstruck – Motörhead with Biff Byford (Previously unreleased)

7. The Temple Of The King – Scorpions (Previously unreleased)

8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) – Doro

9. Holy Diver – Killswitch Engage

10. Catch The Rainbow – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren (Previously unreleased)

11. I – Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy (Previously unreleased)

12. Man On The Silver Mountain – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren (Previously unreleased)

13. Ronnie Rising Medley – (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King) Metallica (Previously unreleased)

14. This Is Your Life – Dio

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About The Ronnie James Dio – Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization which has already raised more than $600,000 in its short history. Monies raised to date have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life.

Donate To The Ronnie James Dio – Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, By Clicking On The Link Below:

http://www.diocancerfund.org

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(Sources: Ronnie James Dio Facebook/Official Site of Ronnie James Dio)

(Research contribution for post: Scott Coverdale)

Facebook: Ronnie James Dio

Website: http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

Official DIO Merch:

www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com

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REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

Stone’s State Of The METAL Address For 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On this day, January 21st, I hereby declare my State Of The METAL Address for 2014.

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My fellow Metal brethren, as you read this, Metal is very much alive and well. Across the continents, Metal is still a tried and true force that we uphold to the highest degree and the non-believers must acknowledge as real; for we Metalheads, hell rats, underground dwellers, children of the night and maggots are MANY. Metal bands everywhere are continuing to dominate the clubs, both above and underground, with their Metal musical messages. Metal has and will continue to slam into the mainstream album charts; thus proving there are commercial outlets that cannot fully reject the truth, power and loyalty behind Metal.

Around the globe, Metal festivals both on land and sea are currently being planned and/or already have sold out for the 2014 festival season. The underground Metal scene is perhaps bigger, badder and more determined than ever before. Without the underground, there is no Metal future and our Metal backbone shall cease to exist. With media outlets such as Bandcamp, SoundCloud and YouTube, there has never been an easier time in our Metal history to get the Metal doctrine out to the masses; by sharing for free, the sacred sounds of Metal. Underground Metal must continue to invade and dominate these media platforms and look upon this technology as an asset to Metal.

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I want to thank each and every musician and band of Metal that breathes today. You should ALL be very proud, however, your work is not yet done; continue onward with the drive and passion of our glorious Metal founders and pioneers and let your Metal be known. I want to thank each and every record label, blogger and PR agency that is dedicated to the exposure and marketing of Metal. Let us NEVER forget our said founders and pioneers of Metal; for our Metal existence is due to their gifted talents, influence and of course… bravery.

My fellow Metal brethren, do not take any shit from any naysayer, while still being kind to thy fellow Metalhead and stranger alike. Continue to hail Metal; for if you are loyal to Metal, Metal shall be loyal to you. Using the iconic Black Sabbath debut album from 1970 as a starting point for the timeline of Metal, our beloved genre is now in its fifth decade of existence. We are not going away.

We are strong. We are one. We are METAL. 

METAL BE THY NAME. 

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Let us all remember that Mother Earth is to be respected and not used like a throw-away item. Our vast Metal community can make a difference to the ecology and climate of our planet.

Stone.

FOZZY – New Album Update

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the FOZZY Facebook page on January 17th, 2014:

New Fozzy Album – Day One of Vocal Tracking

Day one of tracking is done and the first song is vocally finished! This song SERIOUSLY ROCKS! #lightsgoout #June2014 – CJ

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Chris Jericho – Vocals

Rich “The Duke Of Metal” Ward – Guitar/Vocals

Frank Fontsere – Drums

Paul Di Leo – Bass

Billy Grey – Guitar

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* For more info on FOZZY:

Website: http://www.fozzyrock.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/fozzyrock

Website: http://www.thedukeofmetal.com

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LONG LIVE FOZZY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

METAL HAMMER – Special Edition February Issue #253 Goes Star Wars… METAL Style

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, magazines, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Hammer - Star Wars Metal Strikes Back cover - 2014

Check out the cover for Metal Hammer’s Special Edition February, 2014 #253 issue above! The theme is 2014 Metal Strikes Back. Check and see how many Legends Of Metal you can identify on this cover! I believe Yoda (on bottom left) is Max Cavalera, while Darth Vader is (of course), none other than Iron Maiden’s mascot Eddie. I’ve identified Lemmy Kilmister as an Imperial Officer, (bottom right, in middle). Cool stuff! Metal be thy name.

This issue of Metal Hammer goes on sale January 7th and is available for pre-order (and eventually order) now! Just click on the Metal link below! Whoa!

Metal Hammer – Order: http://tinyurl.com/kufoa4d

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE STAR WARS.

LONG LIVE METAL HAMMER.

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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KROKUS

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

Hardcore Superstar - C'mon Take On Me - promo cover pic!

#6

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR

C’mon Take On Me

Pink Cream 69 - C'mon Take On Me - promo cover pic

#7

PINK CREAM 69

Ceremonial

Skid Row - United World Rebellion - Chapter One - promo cover

#8

SKID ROW

United World Rebellion, Chapter One

Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes - promo cover pic

#9

TOM KEIFER

The Way Life Goes

Magnus Karlsson - Free Fall - promo cover pic - 2013

#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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MetalOdyssey

Scott Coverdale.

KISS – Finally To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; Class Of 2014!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - Debut Album - promo cover pic!!

(KISS – S/T Debut – Casablanca – 1974)

Quotes as reported on KISSONLINE.com, on December 17th, 2013:

KISS - Paul Stanley solo 1978 cover pic!

(KISS Paul Stanley – Solo Album – Casablanca – 1978)

The spirit of rock and roll for me has always meant following the paths I choose regardless of what my critics or my peers think. For 40 years KISS has built an army that apologizes to no one and I’m honored to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame knowing we have remained true to ourselves and our fans. ~~ Paul Stanley 

Kiss Gene Simmons - solo promo album pic - #338 - 2013

(Gene Simmons – Solo Album – Casablanca – 1978)

To the KISS Army, Ace, Peter, Eric Carr, Vinnie, Mark, Bruce, Tommy and Eric Singer, Bill Aucoin, Doc McGhee and to my partner of 40 years, the ever youthful Paul Stanley…and all the members of the KISS Family. This honor is for you. 40 years of Rockin’ and still going strong. ~~ Gene Simmons

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STONE SAYS:

HAIL

TO

KISS!!

METAL

BE

THY

NAME!

HALLELUJAH!

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

Facebook: KISS

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LONG LIVE KISS.

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMERS!

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – Headlining At Arras Main Square Festival In France, On July 3rd, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Arras Main Square Festival - France - 2014 - promo banner

IRON MAIDEN will headline the opening night of the Arras Main Square Festival in France on July 3rd, 2014. The four-day Festival takes place between July 3rd – 6th.

For further information and details on how to buy tickets: www.mainsquarefestival.fr

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(Source: Iron Maiden Facebook page)

* For more info on IRON MAIDEN:

Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com

Facebook: Iron Maiden

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE THE NWOBHM.

Stone.

ICED EARTH – New Track “Among The Living Dead” Is Streaming Online; “Plagues Of Babylon” Pre-Orders Available Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon - promo cover pic

ICED EARTH – [SONG PREMIERE] Iced Earth have just launched another brand-new track from their upcoming album “Plagues Of Babylon”!

Get ready for a serious dose of METAL by following the links below!

Check out “Among The Living Dead” over at Metal Hammer (http://bit.ly/ITPJjY) or at Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (http://bit.ly/1bBnGNk) and bang that head that doesn’t bang!!!

Pre-order “Plagues Of Babylon” at:

CM Distro & CM Distro Europehttp://smarturl.it/icedearthcmd

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Century Media Records - logo - B&W

(Sources: Century Media & ICED EARTH Facebooks)

* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

SAXON – Heavy Metal Legends Returning To Wacken Open Air In 2014

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Saxon - band promo pic - band logo - 2013 - #47

As reported on the Official Saxon Facebook page:

The Mighty Saxon is pleased to announce they will be back at Wacken Open Air in 2014!!

“On the 25th Anniversary of this fantastic festival we look forward to filling your heads with some Heavy Metal Thunder!!”

Biff, Paul, Nigel, Nibbs & Doug

Saxon - Unplugged And Strung Up - promo cover pic - 2013

The NEW and critically acclaimed album, Unplugged And Strung Up, from the mighty SAXON… is OUT NOW! Metal be thy name! 

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Wacken Open Air - Santa Hat - promo banner

Wacken Open Air - 2014 - Sold Out - promo banner

* For more info on SAXON:

Facebook: Saxon (Official)

Website: http://www.saxon747.com

Wacken Open Air Website: http://www.wacken.com

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LONG LIVE SAXON.

LONG LIVE WACKEN OPEN AIR.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

DORO – Reigning Metal Queen Launches Signature Champagne & Wine

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, wine, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Doro Pesch - Doro Wine - Promo Pic - 2013

Legendary Metal maven, DORO PESCH, has joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Motörhead, and Slayer in the bottled liquid category and proudly presents two very special rock ‘n’ roll drinks: DORO Hero Cava Brut Reserva Champagne and Herzblut [Lifeblood] Vino Tinto Red Wine.

“It was my wish for my 30-year stage anniversary – which I will be celebrating on May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 in my hometown of Düsseldorf [Germany] – to present unique drinks to the fans that represent my own taste and quality standard,” comments DORO.  “We went to a great old wine region in Spain to pick the right product for me and I discovered a very fine red wine there.”

View Metal & Wine’s eight-minute “making-of” video of these two very special and commemorative drinks at THIS LOCATION.

“Hero” is a track off of DORO’s 2012 album, Raise Your Fist, which was dedicated to one of the all-time greatest vocalists in rock and metal, Ronnie James Dio. “Herzblut [Lifeblood]” was released as a single in 2009. The Herzblut EP contains German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese versions of the song.

Doro - 30 years strong and proud - large logo - 2013

DORO’s 30 Years Strong And Proud Tour launches next year. Her career in music spans three decades, sixteen studio albums, eleven EPs, countless tours, a worldwide fanbase, and even includes various movie roles. This year, she was the recipient of the Metal Hammer Award in Berlin and the Golden Gods Award in London – both in the “Legend” category.

The two-night live concert party in May 2014 celebrating DORO‘s multi-decade career already includes the participation of Blind Guardian, Mille Petrozza of Kreator, and Udo Dirkschneider of U.D.O./ex-Accept. “I have the most awesome friends and colleagues,” DORO shares with a wide smile.

Raise Your Fist - which features musical guests Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G. – debuted at #65 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart in November of last year and can be purchased from the Nuclear Blast Webshop.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on DORO:

http://www.DORO.de

http://www.facebook.com/DOROOFFICIAL

http://www.Twitter.com/DOROOFFICIAL

http://www.YouTube.com/DOROOFFICIAL

Metal And Wine Website:

http://metal-and-wine.com

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LONG LIVE DORO, THE QUEEN OF METAL.

Stone.

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