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On This Day In METAL History – September 4th… From AEROSMITH To KIM THAYIL, While POP EVIL Is At #1

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

On September 4th, 2003 – The legendary AEROSMITH performed at the National Mall in Washington, DC as part of the NFL Kickoff Live festivities, to celebrate the kickoff of the 2003 NFL season. Long live AEROSMITH!

Pop Evil - Billboard Indie Music Chart - #1 - promo flyer - 2015 - #MMMS330

On September 4th, 2015 – Michigan’s POP EVIL have their new studio album, UP, ranked #1 on the Billboard Independent Music Chart and at #25 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Metal Be Thy Name!

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats - The Night Creeper - promo cover pic - #MMMONSS0633

On September 4th, 2015UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have released their new studio album The Night Creeper and it’s ranked at #20, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Cool.

Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #00MM3SM3S

On September 4th, 2015 – Finland’s AMORPHIS have released their new studio album Under The Red Cloud, today. This new offering from AMORPHIS is also ranked at #54, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Kim Thayil - Ernie Ball Strings - promo ad - #3330MMS6NBS

On September 4th, 1960, Kim Thayil was born in Seattle, Washington, USA. Kim Thayil is world-famous as the lead guitarist and co-founding member of the celebrated SOUNDGARDEN. Not too shabby, huh? Kim Thayil’s chunky guitar riffs and unique tones are stuff of legend. Long live Kim Thayil.

Kim Thayil - 1997 - Guild S - 100 - promo ad - #MM33777

Above: Kim Thayil and his Guild S-100 Guitar (Endorsement Ad – 1997)

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 3rd… From MOTÖRHEAD To SLAYER

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, news with tags , , , on September 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Heart - Barracuda - 45rpm - promo pic - #39336MOSSNMM01

On September 3rd, 1977 – The magnificent HEART peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their Hard Rock classic: Barracuda. This was HEART’s third top forty single in the United States at that time. Barracuda is featured on the 1977 studio album from HEART: Little Queen. Whoa.

Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone - promo album cover pic - 2008 - #77333MOSNMM

On September 3rd, 2008 – The stupendous SLIPKNOT had their fourth studio album, All Hope Is Gone, ranked at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums ChartAll Hope Is Gone sold 239,516 copies during its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

IRON MAIDEN - Maiden England - 88 - cover promo

On September 3rd, 2013 – The amazing IRON MAIDEN performed at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. This concert was on the Maiden England Tour. Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Slayer - Repentless - promo album cover pic - #0911MOSLSAHF

On September 3rd, 2015 – The forthcoming SLAYER studio album, Repentless, is ranked at #5, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and freaking yeah!! This album releases on September 11th, 2015, via Nuclear Blast. Rest in peace, Jeff Hanneman.

Motorhead - Overkill - promo studio album pic - 1978 - #ILMMNSSMO33

On September 3rd, 2015 – The classic MOTÖRHEAD studio album, Overkill, is ranked at #82, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1978. I was 12 years old in 1978. Holy shit! Hail MOTÖRHEAD!

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Stone - Motorhead Tee pic:small

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 2nd… From IRON MAIDEN To KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, news with tags , , , on September 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On September 2nd, 1992 – The astounding IRON MAIDEN performed at Brabanthallen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. This was a concert on their Fear Of The Dark Tour. Whoa! Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Def Leppard - Classic Band Logo - 2013

On September 2nd, 2000 – Approximately 700 DEF LEPPARD fans received ticket refunds at the Oregon State Fair, in Salem, Oregon. This was due to DEF LEPPARD playing too quietly in order to obey local noise ordinances. Lesson learned: never perform a Heavy Metal concert in a community where constipated ABBA fans reside. Truth.

Disturbed - Immortalized - promo album cover pic - 2015 - MMSMS330339

On September 2nd, 2015 – The sixth studio album from DISTURBED, Immortalized, is ranked at #1, on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Jumping kidney beans! By the way, all the bubble gum Pop artists on this same album chart have shit their pants.

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo cover pic!!

On September 2nd, 2015 – The seminal studio album from MOTÖRHEAD, Ace Of Spades, is sitting at #19 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. “…And don’t forget the joker!” This album was released back in 1980. MOTÖRHEAD has stood the test of time = Classic Rock ‘N Roll. Lemmy is a Rock ‘N Roll supreme being. ‘Nuff said.

Kobra And The Lotus - Words Of The Prophets - promo CD banner pic - 2015 - #033033MMF

On September 2nd, 2015KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have their newly released (cover song) EP Words Of The Prophets ranked at #55, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Kobra Paige has beautiful vocals and her band kicks outright ass. Honestly, get into this band, cause Stone wouldn’t bullshit you.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 1st… From KISS To MODERN DAY BABYLON

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

KISS "Dynasty" album large promo pic!

On September 1st, 1979 – At the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, KISS began the second leg of their North American tour, supporting their seventh studio album: Dynasty. The mighty JUDAS PRIEST was the opening act for this leg of the tour. Metal Be Thy Name!

Poison - Unskinny Bop - promo 12 inch cover sleeve - 1990 - #MO330901

On September 1st, 1990 – Pennsylvania’s POISON had their cool hit single, Unskinny Bop, ranked at #3, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on POISON’s third studio album from 1990: Flesh & Blood.

IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMILGSS

On September 1st, 2015IRON MAIDEN have their forthcoming double studio album, The Book Of Souls, ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album releases on September 4th, 2015. IRON MAIDEN forever.

Modern Day Babylon - The Ocean Atlas - promo EP cover pic - 2015 - #MON33300

On September 1st, 2015MODERN DAY BABYLON are from Teplice, Czech Republic. Their newly released EP, The Ocean Atlas, is ranked at #14, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iron Maiden - Killers - promo cover pic - large!

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

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

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

Above: Crash Magazine (1985)

Below: Music Insider Magazine (February 2014)

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

RUDOLF SCHENKER

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

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

KAINE “Justice Injustice” – New Single Exhibits NWOBHM Grandeur

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kaine - Justice Injustice - promo single cover pic - 2015 - #033MMMSS777

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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East Anglia has boasting rights to say that KAINE is from there. This NWOBHM revival band has me relieved to know they understand fully about the roots and trueness of Metal. KAINE have delivered a grand-slam with their newly released single: Justice Injustice. Listen to this song and buy it on their Bandcamp!! Trust Stone, I would never tell my Metal brethren to buy shit.

This new song from KAINE is so good, it has brought tears to my eyes. Fans of early Judas Priest, early Iron Maiden and Witch Cross etc. have to understand just how important of a song this is for their Metal library! Maybe this is too cliché to say only I don’t give a sweet and sour shit: KAINE kicks Metal ass. Period.

Rage Sadler is a vocalist that is top-tier. I have listened to this new song from KAINE so many times now that I’ve lost count. Everything about this song is perfect. Support KAINE by any Metal means possible. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Kaine - promo band banner pic - 2015 - new lineup - #33033MMIL

For more info: Facebook Kaine

This single has been released on Revival Metal Records/Revival Music Group.

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LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

REST IN PEACE, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN.

Stone.

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