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DORO “All We Are: The Fight” EP Is – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, music news with tags , , , , , on December 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DORO All We Are: The Fight EP was released back on May 25th, 2007, via AFM Records. This tidy EP of five songs are Heavy Metal bliss to my ears and Doro Pesch is (as always) alluring on vocals. I was in the Metal mood today for DORO and this EP I listened to multiple times to satisfy my Metal spirit. I purchased this DORO EP on iTunes a few years ago and would love to eventually get my hands on the physical CD as well. You just cannot take the old school out of me, praise the Metal Gods for that.

I’m not certain if this EP was ever released on vinyl; if so, I would want the vinyl version! Whoa. The re-recording of DORO’s Heavy Metal anthem All We Are is the opener and never ceases to give me those always welcomed Metal chills. Oh, sweet molasses, yeah. All We Are was originally released on the 1987 Warlock studio album: Triumph And Agony. That said album was the fourth and final release from the great Warlock.

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Thunderspell is an outright jewel of a song; it is a Heavy Metal accomplishment in my Metal opinion and Doro Pesch is untouchable singing it. Her band is nothing short of excellent (of course) on this EP, musically lifting the powerful vocals of Doro Pesch into the Heavy Metal stratosphere! The one ballad on this EP is Everything’s Lost and it’s moving and emotionally driven, courtesy of Doro’s vocals, inspirational guitar solo and intermittent piano notes.

On My Own is a duet featuring Doro Pesch and the great Marc Storace of KROKUS fame. Call it a power ballad that Rocks my face off. ‘Nuff said. The one cover song is Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, originally recorded as a Folk song by Anne Bredon in the late 1950’s.The legendary Joan Baez later covered this song in 1963 and the iconic Led Zeppelin turned it into a classic on their 1969 debut and self-titled album. Doro Pesch makes this song her own, please excuse the cliché. Seriously, I love the way Doro Pesch approached this Rock classic, nothing is watered down and the emotion of the song remains exactly intact. Yes, it Rocks.

This EP has (the near hidden) subtitle: A Tribute to Regina Halmich. The version of the re-recorded title track All We Are was originally performed March 30th, 2006 on television in Germany, as the pump-you-up entrance song for Doro’s close friend, German boxing champion Regina Halmich. Great stuff and Metal be thy name. – Stone

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All We Are: The Fight EP – Track Listing:

01. All We Are (re-recorded)

02. Thunderspell

03. Everything’s Lost

04. On My Own

05. Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You

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* For more info on DORO:

Facbook: DORO

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LONG LIVE DORO.

THE QUEEN OF HEAVY METAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

U.D.O. “Decadent” – Album Cover Artwork, Release Dates Revealed!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Above is the cover artwork of the forthcoming U.D.O. album Decadent. Metal be thy name!

Release dates are: Europe on January 23rd, USA on February 3rd of 2015, via AFM Records.

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AFM Records - Logo - Large!

Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

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LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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Top Trumps – “Rock Gods” Themed Card Game Releases On December 8th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Here’s a very cool Christmas stocking stuffer or flat-out surprise holiday gift, for the Metalhead and/or Rockaholic in your life! Whoa! Read on…

30 classic bands and artists battle it out across 6 categories in the traditional Top Trumps themed card game, including the likes of: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, KISS, Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith, Free and many more.

Here is the definitive list of all artists and bands in the inaugural “Rock Gods” Top Trumps:

Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Metallica, The Who, Queen, David Bowie, KISS, Motörhead, Thin Lizzy, Genesis, Bruce Springsteen, Yes, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Free, Status Quo, Rory Gallagher, Cream, Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, Heart and Nirvana.

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Will the Rolling Stones have had more UK No.1 albums than Led Zeppelin?

Have Nirvana had a higher placed UK single than Def Leppard?

Over the years have Whitesnake had more members than Heart?

Have Metallica sold more worldwide albums than Iron Maiden?

Who have been going longer Judas Priest or Kiss?

You will find the answer to these and many more match ups when the classic card game is released in December.

The perfect Christmas present stocking filler for everyone you ever met is released on Monday December 8th, with a reduced pre-sale price (including free delivery) of £5 available now.

On general release Monday December 8th and available here to pre-order now:

http://rocktrumps.bigcartel.com/product/top-trumps-rock-gods

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* For Top Trumps USA info:

Website: http://www.toptrumps.us

Website: http://www.toptrumps.com/usa/

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

Stone.

Scorpions – Audio Fidelity Records To Release Scorpions “Blackout” On Limited Edition Numbered Hybrid SACD

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Camarillo, CA – Rock fans worldwide rejoice! Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is releasing rock legends Scorpions most successful album “Blackout” on limited edition numbered hybrid SACD! “Blackout”, their eighth studio album, is Scorpions at their peak… it is the band’s 1982 break-through album that made them global superstars. Every song is a gem and this album contains a splendid balance of pop/rock, power ballads and catchy hard rock. Scorpions dish-out fist-poundin’ anthems like the top ten hit “No One Like You” then turn around and offer the soul-stirring ballad “When the Smoke is Going Down”.

Klaus Meine is a singer who knows how to wring the last ounce of impact from each song.The band sounds great as highlighted by the fast-paced performances of guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs. Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz add a tight and powerful drum and bass bottom.”Blackout” is the band’s most solid and rockin’ album. Dieter Dierks production is immaculate. A self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein is featured on the cover of the album.

” ‘Blackout’ just flat-out kicks butt and is one of the most highly anticipated releases in our history.” – Marshall Blonstein, Audio Fidelity President

Tracks:

  1. Blackout
  2. Can’t Live Without You
  3. No One Like You
  4. You Give Me All I Need
  5. Now!
  6. Dynamite
  7. Arizona
  8. China White
  9. When The Smoke Is Going Down

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Production:

Dieter Dierks – producer, engineer

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/scorpions-blackout

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Source: Glass Onyon PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MAUSOLEUM GATE – Self-Titled Debut Album = A METAL MUST OWN!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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MAUSOLEUM GATE – Finland’s Mausoleum Gate sure did their Metal research when it comes to Classic/Traditional Metal; their self-titled, debut album makes for powerful sonic proof of my stating such. Many old school Metal fans will surely get jubilant over the overall sound, energy and rhythms that Mausoleum Gate have tapped into. This clever band has even tipped their hats to the NWOBHM vibrations as well. Guitar fueled songs such as Demon Droid and Lost Beyond The Sun showcases Mausoleum Gate as a Metal band that digs the classic six-string jam and long solos.

If I didn’t know better, I would honestly think Mausoleum Gate came from the late 70’s or early 80’s, they have absorbed that era of Metal stylings so well! Still, there is that ever presence of sonic relevancy due to the rejuvenated Traditional Metal scene that really never evaporated entirely in the first place. The splendid idea of Mausoleum Gate incorporating an organ to their Metal is nothing short of genius; it only captures those hazy shades of early 70’s Metal all the more glowingly.

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The bass and drumming on this album gives me the chills at times, with an almost haunting sense that this rhythm section plays. Great stuff. Vocalist V.-P Varpula is a marvelous listen, falling somewhere between Don Dokken and a restrained Bruce Dickinson. Um, I hope that makes sense. The title track is an epic 11:37 long and has  become one of those captivating songs that I love escaping from reality with. Great stuff.

This album is not Screaming For Vengeance and it’s not Iron Maiden either. Instead this album is a six song reminder that the seeds of Classic Metal were planted properly many years ago and propagated a very promising, very exciting Metal band known as Mausoleum Gate. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Mausoleum Gate was released on October 7th, 2014, via Cruz del Sur Music.

Turn the volume to HIGH and enjoy some MAUSOLEUM GATE! Support this tremendous METAL band! Whoa!

MAUSOLEUM GATE – Track Listing:

1. Magic Of The Gypsy Queen

2. Demon Droid

3. Lost Beyond The Sun

4. Mercenaries Of Steel

5. There Must Be Demons

6. Mausoleum Gate

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MAUSOLEUM GATE:

V.-P Varpula- vocals

Count L.F. – guitars

Kasperi Puranen – guitars

Wicked Ischanius – bass

Oscar Razanez- drums

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* For more info on MAUSOLEUM GATE:

Facebook: Mausoleum Gate

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE MAUSOLEUM GATE.

Stone.

KAINE – To Reunite With Original Drummer For One-Off Show

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Kaine are pleased to announce that they will be reuniting with their original drummer and fellow band founder, Josh Moreton, for their gig at the Owl Sanctuary in Norwich (England) on January 17th, 2015. Current drummer, Chris MacKinnon is unable to make the show due to a family commitment.

Rage commented: “Josh was a very big part of Kaine’s foundation and we spent many hours putting together the songs that would end up on Falling Through Freedom. We also spent hours together jamming in sheds and taking those hard steps to becoming a regular gigging band which we were able to do after two years of solid work. It’s great to be playing with him again for this one show.”

This marks the first time Josh has played with the band in two years. Josh has since been playing drums in Dismanibus and Forged in Black.

Josh added: “I’m looking forward to a fun jam, sharing the stage with some old friends and excellent musicians again. Since then I’ve been working with Dismanibus on a new album. Recently, I’ve joined the Heavy Metal titans Forged in Black and we have our single The Exodus coming out on December 1st that I’m excited about, as it’s a pretty good song. I’ve seen Kaine many times since I left and they’ve gotten pretty tight, so it should be good fun.”

The original Kaine line-up came close to reunion earlier this year with the founding members agreeing to do a show which unfortunately fell through. The line-up for the Norwich show will effectively be reuniting the Falling Through Freedom line-up with the addition of Saxon Davids on guitar. The band will be doing a mixture of new and old material on the night.

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(Source: Dewar PR)

KAINE ONLINE:

Facebook

Twitter 

Bandcamp

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LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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!

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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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Visit YouTube to view all of Scarlett Gypsy’s Music Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/ScarlettGypsyBand

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* For more info on SCARLETT GYPSY:

http://scarlettgypsyband.bandcamp.com/

https://www.google.com/+ScarlettGypsy

https://twitter.com/ScarlettGypsyBd

https://facebook.com/ScarlettGypsyBand

http://scarlettgypsyband.tumblr.com/

https://soundcloud.com/scarlettgypsyband

http://www.reverbnation.com/scarlettgypsy

https://play.spotify.com/album/2EODtLvWUKnYf52tqUSJW8

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SCARLETT GYPSY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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