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Scarlett Gypsy #1 Debut Album “All Access” Is Dead-On Revival Of 80s Glam Rock

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Scarlett Gypsy Album Cover

Reunited East Coast band delivers fresh sounds, combining old school rock, glam metal and melodic vocals to fans across multiple genres!


YORK, Penn./PRNewswire/ — The Glam Metal Rock Band Scarlett Gypsy has garnered the attention of fans and critics alike with the unveiling of their eagerly awaited debut album – All Access – available now on Amazon, iTunes, CDbaby and Bandcamp.

The bevy of sub-genres associated with glam metal and hard rock have often given birth to one-off bands and songs, but rarely is there an entire band assembled with the primary purpose of getting in a room together to watch what happens when their respective creative juices blend into an album like All Access. Well, Scarlett Gypsy is one band that delivers it straight with the volume cranked up high.

Scarlett Gypsy was an up & coming rock band in 1991-1992 when the industry changed and left them behind. Beginning in 1991 as a highly admired Glam Metal Hard Rock Band, Scarlett Gypsy began taking on America as they journeyed the turbulent east coast early 90s rock scene in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, focusing on clubs like The Empire & The Galaxy that launched the careers of bands like Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Britney Fox, Heavens Edge and Tangier along with hometown hotspot The Tourist Inn that launch bands like Halestorm and Kix.

Fast-forward 20 years – the band reunites and immediately took Google+, Twitter and the rest of the Internet by storm. Longing for their music to finally be heard, Scarlett Gypsy put a few songs to some of their concert footage and posted it on YouTube and within a few weeks had over 100,000 views on their Google+ page with fans requesting where they could buy the music. As all things that fade away seem to become fresh again someday, the band decided to independently release their first studio album internationally now available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, CDbaby and Bandcamp.

Scarlett Gypsy is an American Rock Band originating from York, Pennsylvania, with David Mathew on Lead Vocals, Steve Plonk on Guitar & Vocals, Robert Douglas on Bass and Scotty Scarlett on Drums & Vocals. Together these four combined create a great new refreshing sound of old school rock complete with blazing guitar riffs, melodic vocals and infectious hooks.

The debut album delivers old school rock, ballads and wild party rock’n choruses for all new glam metal heads and rockers alike to enjoy. Boldly combining elements of raw rock with glam fueled gritty guitar riffs, melodic vocals and all-around high-octane music, this Gypsy Band is determined to please every fan’s need to rock-out on hot summer nights to catchy hooks, fist-pumping party-rock choruses and rhythmically loose powerful rock music.


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On This Day In METAL History – October 17th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Free - Fire And Water - promo album cover pic - 1970PR

On October 17th, 1970Free peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with All Right Now. This song was to be their only single to reach the U.S. top 40. The Free band lineup included: Paul Rodgers on vocals, Paul Kossoff on guitar, Andy Fraser on bass/piano and Simon Kirke on drums.

KISS - Hot In The Shade - promo cover pic - 1989K

Above: KISS – Hot In The Shade album cover

On this day in KISSTORY – October 17th, 1989KISS released their Gold album, Hot In The Shade. This spectacular KISS album spawned 3 major hit songs: Rise To It, Hide Your Heart and the power ballad Forever, with each respective song having its own hit music video on the MTV rotation. Hot In The Shade is the 15th studio album release, within the KISS discography.

Sadly, this was the last KISS studio album to feature the great Eric Carr on drums. Eric Carr passed away from cancer in 1991, at the very young age of 41. On Hot In The Shade, Eric Carr sang lead vocals on the song Little Caesar. The only other song Eric Carr sang lead vocals for, while with KISS, was the remake of the classic: Beth, which is featured on 1988’s Thrashes, Smashes & HitsBruce Kulick was the lead guitarist, with legends Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons rounding out the band lineup.

Firehouse - When I Look Into Your Eyes - single promo cover pic - 1992

Above: Firehouse When I Look Into Your Eyes – single cover

Firehouse - Hold Your Fire - promo album pic - 1992CJ

Above: Firehouse – Hold Your Fire album cover

On this day in 1992Firehouse hits #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with When I Look Into Your Eyes. This hit single is featured on the second studio album from Firehouse, released in 1992: Hold Your Fire. Regardless that Grunge was the fashion genre of this era, Firehouse proved that a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band could still sell millions of albums in the early 90’s.

Aerosmith - band publicity card - #ST88

On October 17th, 1998 – An Aerosmith concert in Holmdel, New Jersey, was webcast with the band members acting as their own camera men. Steven Tyler used a microwave camera on his mic stand, while guitarist Joe Perry had one attached to the neck of his guitar. Whoa!

Iommi - Tony Iommi - debut solo album promo pic - 2000TI

Above: IOMMI – debut solo album cover

On this day in 2000 – Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi released his debut solo album Iommi. This album featured many guest appearances with the famed likes of: Henry Rollins of Black Flag and Rollins BandQueen guitarist Brian May, Billy Idol, Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters singer & guitarist Dave Grohl, Phil Anselmo of Pantera and DownThe Cult’s lead vocalist Ian Astbury and Tony Iommi’s Black Sabbath bandmates Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward, to name a many few! Not a shabby roll-call of heavy-hittin’ legends!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Motionless In White - promo band pic - album release flyer - reincarnate - 2014


On October 17th, 1986 – Born Chris Cerulli, in the great state of Pennsylvania, Chris Motionless is a founding member, songwriter and lead vocalist for Motionless In White. Happy Birthday, Chris! Hell and yeah!!

Motionless In White originates from Scranton, Pennsylvania and can be described in musical terms as a combination of Metalcore, Goth and Horror. Motionless In White have recently released (on September 16th) their 3rd studio album: Reincarnate. Chris Motionless is pictured above, in the center of his band.

Mike Judge - photo owned by Gage Skidmore - 2011


Photo courtesy of/owned by Gage Skidmore.

Mike Judge was born on October 17th, 1962Mike Judge rose to world-fame as an American filmmaker, comedian, actor and cartoonist. Mike Judge created and starred in the animated television series Beavis and Butt-head (1993–1997, 2011) and King of the Hill (1997–2010), along with a very long line of other artistic achievements. Happy Birthday, Mike! Whoa!

Beavis and Butt-Head aired on MTV, following Headbangers Ball on Saturday nights. As a major feature of the animated series, Beavis and Butt-Head were/still are famously known as animated characters that made non-stop satirical comments about numerous Heavy Metal music videos of the day. Shown in photo above: Mike Judge at the 2011 Comic Con in San Diego.

Beavis and Butt-Head - title card - promo - Mike Judge - #33


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




On This Day In METAL History – October 15th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland - promo cover pic - #1965

On this day in 1965Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract with PPX Productions for just one dollar and 1% of royalties. Whoa! And to think that bands today complain about record label royalties… unreal.

Led Zeppelin - Classic Band Logo - B&W - #016601

On October 15th, 1968 – The iconic Led Zeppelin performs their first show, at Surrey University in England.

Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling - promo single cover pic - #720

On this day in 1972My Ding-A-Ling by the legendary Rock ‘N Roll pioneer Chuck Berry was a hit.

Van Halen - classic band logo - #77797

On October 15th, 1989 – At Stonebridge Ranch in Dallas, Texas, guitarist Eddie Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony of Van Halen participated in the first World Music Invitational Pro/Am celebrity golf tournament.

Bon Jovi - New Jersey - promo deluxe cover pic - 1988

On this day in 1988 – The fourth studio album from Bon Jovi, New Jersey, begins its four-week stay at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 Album Chart.

Bon Jovi - New Jersey - promo band pic - album flyer

On October 15th, 1988 – Bon Jovi officially switches on MTV Europe in Oslo, Norway. This was back when MTV really did give a crap about music videos, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




On This Day In METAL History – October 13th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

ACDC - Back In Black - promo album cover pic - #1980

On October 13th, 1980 - AC/DC’s Back In Black is certified platinum by the RIAA. This was the first AC/DC album to feature Brian Johnson on vocals, replacing the late Bon Scott. If you don’t own Back In Black, then hold your head down in shame.

KIss - Creatures Of The Night - promo album cover pic - #7740

On this day in 1982KISS releases their comeback studio album: Creatures Of The Night. This would be the last KISS album on the Casablanca Records label. I highly recommend this KISS album, their heaviest and finest album from the 80’s decade, in my Metal opinion. Vinnie Vincent plays guitar on this album instead of Ace Frehley. Still, to me, Space Ace looks really cool on this album cover.

Baroness - Blue Record - promo album pic - 2009 - #9902

On October 13th, 2009Blue Record, the second studio album from Baroness is released, via Relapse Records. This album is SOLID from beginning to end, in my Metal opinion. Call me bias, yet Baroness ROCKS.



Born on this day back in 1947 is the super-duper legendary…




Sammy Hagar "Street Machine" large album pic!!

Sammy Hagar – Street Machine (1979)

Sammy Hagar & Friends - promo cover pic - 2013

Sammy Hagar & Friends – (2013)


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




LONEWOLF “Cult Of Steel” – Releases October 24th; Instant Track Download With iTunes Pre-Order

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Lonewolf - Cult Of Steel - promo cover pic - 2014

Pre-order LONEWOLF’s new album Cult Of Steel on iTunes and get the instant grat track Hordes Of The Night right away!

Lonewolf - promo band pic - band logo - 2014 - #30083

Jens Börner – vocals and rhythm guitar

Alex Hilbert – lead guitar

Rikki Mannhard – bass guitar

Bubu Brunner – drums


LONEWOLF started their Heavy Metal crusade in 1992 in Grenoble, France.

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Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014






On This Day In METAL History – October 12th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

New York Dolls - debut album cover promo - 1973

On October 12th, 1971 – New York Dolls are formed, in New York City. The roots of Glam Metal are planted. (Pictured above: the 1973 debut & self-titled New York Dolls album).

The Who - Its Hard - promo album cover pic - 1982

On this day, in 1982 – On their farewell tour, The Who performed the first of two nights at Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens, New York City. The Clash was the opening act for The Who, at both concerts. (Pictured above is the tenth studio album from The Who, It’s Hard, released in 1982).

Dee Snider - The True Meaning Of Hair Metal - promo pic

On October 12th, 1987 –  Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider announced that he was leaving the band. Twisted Sister reunites ten years later, with Dee Snider leading the pack.

Bill Graham - Presents - biography promo cover

On this day, in 1991 – The final Day on the Green festival was presented by famed promoter Bill Graham at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. Bill Graham passed away 13 days later, from injuries sustained in a Helicopter crash in California. Metallica was the headliner and this legendary bill also included Queensrÿche, Faith No More and Soundgarden.

Nirvana - Nevermind - large promo album pic!

On October 12th, 1991 – Nirvana’s Nevermind becomes the #1 album in America. This was the second studio album from Nirvana and first to feature Dave Grohl on drums.

Metallica "The Black Album" x-large album pic!

Metallica – (aka) The Black Album – front cover

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Metallica (aka) The Black Album – back cover

On this day, in 1991Metallica hits #16 on the Billboard singles chart with Enter Sandman. This song is featured on the 1991 self-titled Metallica, aka The Black Album.

Jimmy Page - Robert Plant - Unledded - promo dvd cover pic

On October 12th, 1994 – The live documentary Unledded, airs on MTV, where legends Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunite in song and on stage. Unledded features four live acoustic versions of Led Zeppelin classics, along with eight new Jimmy Page and Robert Plant collaborations.

Tommy Lee - Sesac Magazine - cover promo - spring 2012

On This day, in 2005Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee suffered minor burns at a concert in Casper, Wyoming during a pyrotechnics explosion, while being suspended from a wire 30 feet above the stage. Tommy Lee was treated at a local hospital for the injuries to his arm and face. (Pictured above: Sesac Magazine/Spring 2012)


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




Revolver “The Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock” 2015 Calendar Is Out Now; Featuring Lzzy Hale As Cover Girl!

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

Revolver's Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Calendary - 2015 - Lzzy Hale

From Revolver Magazine:

Revolver’s exclusive Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock 2015 calendar is back! The 2015 edition stars cover girl Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. This year’s calendar is featuring 13 of the loveliest ladies in Hard Rock and Heavy Music.

The 2015 Lineup Includes:

Taylor Momsen from the Pretty Reckless

Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil

Ash Costello from New Years Day

Jill Janus from Huntress

Carla Harvey & Heidi Shepherd from Butcher Babies

and many more!!

Order your copy today! >>


Revolver - magazine logo - 2014 - #RM1






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