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GENE SIMMONS – Is Cover Feature For August 2015 Issue Of UK’s Bass Guitar Magazine

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

Gene Simmons - Bass Guitar Magazine - cover feature promo pic - 2015 - #KMOMMSSOTF

Check out Gene Simmons on the cover of the August 2015 issue of UK’s Bass Guitar Magazine. Pretty cool, I think. Whoa and Metal Be Thy Name!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GENE SIMMONS.

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 25th… MÖTLEY CRÜE, GHOST And METAL ALLEGIANCE

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Motley Crue - Girls Girls Girls - UK 45rpm cover sleeve - 1987 - #0033MSMCSOTLFF10

On July 25th, 1987 – The great Mötley Crüe had their hit single Girls Girls Girls ranked at #2, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Amazing stuff! This fabulous song is featured on Mötley Crüe’s fourth studio album from 1987: Girls Girls Girls.

Shown above is the 1987 12″ Maxi-Single from the UK. The track list is: Girls Girls Girls, Sumthin’ For Nuthin’ and Smokin’ In The Boys Room (Live). Pretty cool, huh?

Ghost - Meliora - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMBSSMO44

On July 25th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, MELIORA, from GHOST is ranked at #16, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa. MELIORA is now available for iTunes pre-order and comes with an instant download of Cirice. This album releases on August 21st, 2015. http://found.ee/MELIORA_iTunes

Metal Allegiance - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #3333MSMNSAFF99

On July 25th, 2015 – New York City supergroup METAL ALLEGIANCE have their forthcoming and self-titled studio album ranked at #27, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. METAL ALLEGIANCE founder MARK MENGHI has put together an enormous cast of who’s who in Metal for this album, featuring bassist DAVID ELLEFSON, vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO, drummer MIKE PORTNOY and guitarist ALEX SKONICK among others!

This highly anticipated debut album from Metal Allegiance is to be released on September 18th, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Man, O’ man!

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

AC/DC – 7 Cool Facts About This Iconic Band You NEED To Know!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

AC:DC - Rock Or Bust - World Tour - promo flyer - 2015 - #0733MOMNMSS

As reported on the AC/DC Facebook timeline:

AC/DC is ready to rock stadiums this summer. The ‪Rock Or Bust North America Tour rolls into Gillette Stadium – home of the ‪‎New England Patriots – on August 22nd and concludes five weeks later at ‪‎Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

ACDC - High Voltage - promo album cover pic - #33331114NBSMS

After the release of ‘High Voltage’ in the summer of 1976, AC/DC headlined London’s legendary Marquee Club seven times between June and August.

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

In England, ‘Back In Black’ sold 10,000 copies a day in its first week of release.

ACDC - Monsters Of Rock - 1981 - promo festival flyer - Whitesnake - #MONCMSSOT

AC/DC have headlined the Monsters Of Rock Festival more than anyone else: four times in 1981, 1984, 1991 and 2010.

ACDC - For Those About To Rock We Salute You - promo cover pic - #1981BJAY

The 1982 tour for ‘For Those About To Rock We Salute You’ was one of AC/DC’s biggest and the first to feature their signature firing cannons on stage.

ACDC - The Razors Edge - promo album cover pic - #900MY

The five-leg, year-long Razors Edge World Tour was one of AC/DC’s most successful, becoming one of the highest-grossing tours of 1991.

ACDC - Live - promo album cover pic - #03031407MNBMSS

In 1992, AC/DC released ‘AC/DC Live’ – their first live album recorded with vocalist Brian Johnson.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AC/DC.

REST IN PEACE, BON SCOTT.

Stone.

GRAVE DIGGER – UNVEIL DETAILS OF UPCOMING ALBUM!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, news, rock music with tags , , , on July 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Grave Digger - Exhumation The Early Years - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MOSMNM

As reported by Napalm Records:

After three decades of making heavy Metal history, GRAVE DIGGER is still one of the very best German Metal bands enjoying a leading role, when it comes to classic Heavy Metal! The band have unveiled heavy details of their upcoming studio album: Title, artwork, track list and release date!

Back to the 80s and back to their roots! That’s what the upcoming album Exhumation – The Early Years is going to be with re-recordings of their absolute classics with a dynamic and powerful sound of 2015 – Set to be released worldwide on October, 23rd!

The track listing of Exhumation – The Early Years reads as follows:

  1. Headbanging Man
  2. Fire In Your Eyes
  3. Witch Hunter
  4. Shoot Her Down
  5. Stand Up And Rock
  6. Heavy Metal Breakdown
  7. Enola Gay – Drop The Bomb
  8. Get Away
  9. We Wanna Rock You
  10. Playing Fools
  11. Here I Stand
  12. Tyrant
  13. Paradise
  14. My Private Morning Hell (Bonus Track)
  15. Young And Dangerous (Bonus Track)

Grave Digger - Exhumation The Early Years - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MOSMNM

Catch GRAVE DIGGER live on the road with supporting German power metal giants BLIND GUARDIAN on an extensive US-tour this autumn and some very special birthday shows in Germany! Don’t miss this Metal party live on tour!

27.10.15 US – Baltimore / Soundstage

29.10.15 CA – Toronto / Danforth Music Hall

30.10.15 CA – Montreal / Corona

31.10.15 US – Worcester / Palladium

01.11.15 US – Philadelphia Union Transfer

03.11.15 US – New York / Webster Hall

04.11.15 US – Munhall / Carnegie Music Hall

06.11.15 US – Pontiac / The Crofoot

07.11.15 US – Cleveland / House of Blues

08.11.15 US – Chicago / Concord Music Hall

09.11.15 US – Minneapolis / Mill City Nights

11.11.15 US – Denver / The Summit Music Hall

13.11.15 CA – Calgary / MacEwan Hall

14.11.15 CA – Edmonton / Union Hall

16.11.15 CA – Vancouver / Commodore Ballroom

17.11.15 US – Seattle / Studio Seven

19.11.15 US – San Francisco / The Fillmore

20.11.15 US – Sacramento / Ace Of Spades

21.11.15 US – Anaheim City / National Grove of Anaheim

22.11.15 US – Tempe / The Marquee

24.11.15 US – Dallas / Gas Monkey Live

25.11.15 US – Houston / Warehouse Live

27.11.15 US – Atlanta / The Masquerade

28.11.15 US – Orlando / The Plaza Live

Grave Digger - Exhumation The Early Years - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MOSMNM

35 YEARS GRAVE DIGGER – BIRTHDAY BASH SHOWS

26.12.15 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei

27.12.15 DE – München / Backstage

28.12.15 DE – Bochum / Zeche

29.12.15 DE – Berlin / C-Club

31.12.15 DE – Nürnberg / MS Franconia – Aqua Ruction

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For more GRAVE DIGGER info:

Official GRAVE DIGGER Fan Site

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GRAVE DIGGER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 20th… From STEPPENWOLF To WHITESNAKE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on July 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild - Everybodys Next One - 45rpm - cover sleeve promo - 1968 - #3300MMSSOTY

On July 20th, 1968 – The super hit single Born To Be Wild, from the great Steppenwolf, was ranked at #2, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - promo album cover pic - 1968 - #IBMOMNMSTOLF

On July 20th, 1968 –  The second studio album from IRON BUTTERFLY, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, entered the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This groundbreaking album would go on to peak at #4 on this chart, going on to sell four million (plus) copies in the United States. Sweet molasses!

Judas Priest - classic band logo - #030333MOMNSMSRF

On July 20th, 2011 – The invincible JUDAS PRIEST, on their Epitaph World Tour, performed at the High Voltage Festival, at Victoria Park in London, England. Whoa, man!

Whitesnake - The Purple Tour - 2015 - promo flyer - #33DCMOSMMS

On July 20th, 2015 – The fabulous WHITESNAKE are to perform at The Palace Theatre, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA. This is one of numerous U.S. dates on WHITESNAKE’s The Purple Tour. Hot damn!

Hellyeah - Blood For Blood - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #3399033MNMSSWAF

On July 20th, 2015 – The fourth studio album, Blood For Blood, from HELLYEAH is ranked at #17, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Blood For Blood was released in 2014, via Eleven Seven.

Iron Maiden - "Live After Death" large album pic!!

On July 20th, 2015 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN have their incredible live album, Live After Death, ranked at #47, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Cool! This album was originally released back in 1985. If you don’t own this album: it’s obvious you get psyched-out by listening to Barbara Streisand albums.

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 5th… From THE WHO To POWERWOLF

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Pop Proms - Royal Albert Hall - 1969 - Souvenir Book - June 29 to July 5 - #MO070569NMSSLEO

On July 5th, 1969The Who and Chuck Berry co-headlined the Pop Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Holy smokes, that’s cool! Shown above is the souvenir program from the 1969 Pop Proms. This Rock historic event took place from June 29th to July 5th, 1969. This souvenir program contains 36 pages. If you have one, you are very lucky and super freaking cool!

Alice Cooper - Clones Were All - promo 45rpm cover sleeve pic - 1980 #MO070580NMSSLEO

On July 5th, 1980Alice Cooper had his song, Clones (We’re All), ranked at #40, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Um, with all due respect, that is a very weird photo of Alice Cooper, on that above 45rpm cover sleeve. Good gravy!

Powerwolf - Blessed And Possessed - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MONASAILF

On July 5th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Blessed And Possessed (deluxe version) from Heavy Metal warrior’s POWERWOLF is ranked at #79, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album will be released in the U.S., on July 17th, 2015. Whoa!

2015 - Vans Warped Tour 2015 - compilation album cover pic - #MO5533NB

On July 5th, 2015 – The 2015 Vans Warped Tour Compilation CD is ranked at #3, on the U.S. Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart. Good golly!

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Gene Hoglan & Stone - 2012

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

HELLION – Announces New Contest And Free Download!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Hellion - Ann Boleyn - Maxxxwell Carlisle - 2015 - promo pic - Contest

From Hellion:

We just announced a new contest!  To enter, just tell us which cover song you’d like to hear Hellion record? The best 5 submissions will receive a Hellion prize pack. Enter your submissions here!

Also we just added the 1983 recording of Backstabber as a free download.  To get yours, go to the Official Hellion page, then look at the bottom right corner and click on the FREE button!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

– HELLION –

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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