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Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday July 27th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

KIX - Rock Your Face Off - promo cover pic - 2014

It is Sunday, July 27th, 2014 and after 11:00 pm EST as I write this post. Other than wishing the team members on the Animal Planet reality series Finding Bigfoot would at last find this damn creature, wishing for world peace is probably just as moot. What isn’t uncertain are two forthcoming Hard Rock albums that I’m gonna scrape up some spare change to purchase: KIX – Rock Your Face Off and SKID ROW – Rise Of The Damnation Army/United World Rebellion Chapter Two.

Rock ‘N Roll was, is and will forever be a perfect antidote for dispelling the crappy feelings I get when reading the world AND local news! Metal be thy name, isn’t it true for you!? I truly feel it is GRAND that SKID ROW and KIX are both releasing new studio material on the same day in the USA: August 5th! This will be the second in a series of EP studio releases from SKID ROW, with KIX releasing their first studio album since 1995’s Show Business. However, KIX has been a staple and favorite on the live Hard Rock scene for many a year; their 2012 Live In Baltimore release via Frontiers Records is proof positive of this!

Both bands are legendary for sure. I am just psyched-out that SKID ROW and KIX exist in 2014, while giving their fans and the Hard Rock scene something to really look forward to once again. SKID ROW. KIX. Real Deal Hard Rock. Metal be thy name. – Stone.

Skid Row - Rise Of The Damnation Army - promo flyer - 2014

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* For more info on KIX and SKID ROW:

http://skidrow.com

http://www.twitter.com/Officialskidrow

http://www.kixband.com

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LONG LIVE KIX.

LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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KIX – SIGNS WITH LOUD & PROUD RECORDS; FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 19 YEARS CURRENTLY IN THE WORKS AND SET FOR JULY 22nd RELEASE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

KIX - promo band pic - #005130 - 2014

Look for KIXSteve Whiteman (lead vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) and Mark Schenker (bass)—to release their first new album in almost two decades on July 22, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records. What makes the project even more exciting and anticipated is that the album features the band’s original line-up, with the exception of Schenker on bass.

“The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud & Proud family,” exclaims Whiteman. “We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, SHOW BUSINESS, and we’re looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new KIX album in almost 19 years! We’ll still be coming to a dump near you very soon!”

Loud & Proud Owner & President Tom Lipsky adds, “What I have always loved about KIX is they make rock ‘n roll fun. What I love about their new music is that it’s pure, genuine KIX music, straight up guitar rock with no compromise. They’re not chasing trends or trying to re-invent themselves. They’re simply doing what they do best…and now they can do it Loud and Proud!”

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Marking the re-emergence of KIX in early-2000’s, the band had teamed up a few times a year to test the waters with reunion shows in Maryland/Pennsylvania, which were very well received. Then in the summer of 2008, KIX performed outside the mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years at two of the biggest rock festivals in the U.S. Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK and Rock the Bayou in Houston, TX. The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as “Best Performance” at both festivals, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more.

As the demand for new music has never subsided and in fact has only increased over the last few years, the band decided that they can no longer ignore the overtures from their fans and are currently recording new KIX songs. The new album, due out summer 2014, is produced by Taylor Rhodes, who last worked with KIX on 1991’s HOT WIRE album. Rhodes has also written hit songs for Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey.

Stay tuned for new album news, which will be announced in the coming weeks, and check out KIX on tour at any of the following stops (with more to be announced soon):

Fri 4/25 – Columbia, MD @ M3 Festival

Sat 5/24 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

Sat 5/31 – Sandusky, OH – Ohio Bike Week

Fri 6/06 – Vernal, UT @ Thunder Rocks

Sat 6/21 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Rock The Falls

Fri 7/25 – Royalton, MN @ Halfway Jam

Thu 7/31 – Leemore, CA @ Tachi Palace Casino

KIX - Steve Whiteman - promo banner - 2013 - #77331

(Source: Loud & Proud Records)

* For more info on KIX:

Facebook: Kix Band

Website: http://www.kixband.com

Loud & Proud Records - large logo - 2014 - red black white

Website: http://www.loudandproudrecords.com

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LONG LIVE KIX.

LONG LIVE LOUD & PROUD RECORDS.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

Wanna See 7 Cassette Singles Of Mine? They’re Really Cool. Metallica, KIX, Queen, Aerosmith, Slaughter…

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on December 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Check ‘em out above! Those are 7 cassette singles that I recently dug out of my collection. There’s KIX, Queen, Aerosmith, Slaughter, Metallica and Queensrÿche! Whoa! I have many more cassette singles; I’ll show and tell more of ‘em in the future. Honestly, I will.

Before there was the compressed MP3 revolution, there were 45 rpm’s and eventually cassette singles. These (now) analog relics gave me and countless others, a quick fix for an inexpensive Rock ‘N Metal high, back in the day. My cassette collection has continued to survive over the decades and I’m thankful for that.

Regardless of the digital world we live in, I’ll still dig through my cassettes and listen to whatever catches my mood at the moment. I’ll always have a stash of cool cassettes put aside for listening to in my (2000) Ford Taurus and “combo” stereo in the house. Metal be thy name.

Here are what the back covers of these 7 cassette singles looks like:

Thanks a Metal ton for stopping by and looking! You ROCK for doing so! Whoa.

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LONG LIVE CASSETTE SINGLES.

LONG LIVE OLD SCHOOL.

Stone.

KIX And FIREHOUSE – Will Rock The KIX OFF PARTY For Monsters Of Rock Cruise! March 28th, 2014! Whoa!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news, vacations with tags , , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kix - Kix off party - monsters of rock cruise - promo banner - 2014

Now this will be some Heavy Rockin’ party… Metal be thy name!

On March 28th, 2014, KIX and FIREHOUSE will be Rocking out for the MORC Pre-Cruise Party at Magic City Casino, in Miami, Florida!
The KIX OFF PARTY!!
FULL DETAILS COMING!

More Monsters Of Rock Cruise Info:

www.monstersofrockcruise.com

Monsters of Rock Cruise - 2014 - promo banner

(Source: Monsters Of Rock Cruise)

Kix - Classic Band Logo - 2013

* For more info on KIX:

Facebook: Kix Band

Firehouse - Classic Band Logo - 2013

* For more info on FIREHOUSE:

Website: http://www.firehousemusic.com

Magic City Casino: magiccitycasino.com

Monsters Of Rock - 2014 - Pre Cruise Party Night One - promo flyer

March 27th, 2014 has Autograph and Ted Poley onstage at Magic City Casino for the Pre-Cruise Night One!

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LONG LIVE KIX.

LONG LIVE FIREHOUSE.

LONG LIVE MORC.

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH & TED POLEY.

Stone.

KIX ‘Live In Baltimore’ – No Fillers, No Artificial Flavors… Just KIX Playing Some (Kick Ass) Live & Heavy Rock ‘N Roll!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, live rock albums, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KIX – There are hundreds of famous bands still bringing it from the dazzling, loud, trendsetting, colorful and arena-filled decade known as the 80’s. That decade also boasts some incredibly loyal Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fans. I am proud of my growing up as a teen during that brilliant decade of excessive Rock heaviness, glitz, glam and Metal toxicity. One band from the 80’s that has triumphantly returned and kept their Hard Rock adrenaline on a full-on-high is Hagerstown, Maryland’s KIX.

During the 80’s, KIX released four (charting) albums that spilled over with Hard Rock goodness, courtesy of KIX’s guitar driven, bass thumping, drum pounding, memorable songs; with lyrics sung by the flamboyant Steve Whiteman that motivated so many of us to sing along to, during an any occasion keg party or get together with the pack. KIX was a significant puzzle piece to that decade of Heavy Music decadence and now you can hear for yourself with Live In Baltimore as to why this is righteously so. (KIX would later release 2 more studio albums that charted in the early 90’s).

If you’ve never had a chance to see KIX play live, this album is the second-best thing; Live In Baltimore is your invitation to shed away any moral cobwebs that have kidnapped your thoughts and dreams about good-times Rock ‘N Roll. The 16 plus minutes of Yeah, Yeah, Yeah is a live KIX staple and never fails to remind me that Rock ‘N Roll was supposed to be (gulp) fun to begin with. Make that F’n fun. Steve Whiteman never disappoints my Rockin’ funny bone with his chatter on Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, regardless of how many times I hear it.

Cold Blood will crank-up my adrenaline for eternity, a song that can easily transform a crappy mood I’m in… into one of Hard Rock jubilation. Again, Steve Whiteman makes this live version of Cold Blood 200% better, just from his interaction with the happily screaming fans. Don’t Close Your Eyes is timeless for me, with the emotion that spills over from both its lyrics and music. If you play this power ballad with your #1 gal, she’s guaranteed to get all mushy in your arms. If this song doesn’t have that sort of affect I just described, then your #1 gal is a mannequin.

From start-to-finish, KIX undeniably kicks some heavy Rock ‘N Roll ass on this Live In Baltimore album. KIX will make you move, laugh and sing aloud like you’re supposed to do while listening to live, energy-charged, heavy Rock ‘N Roll. KIX turned me into a fan of their stuff many, many years ago. When I (finally) saw KIX live back in 2010, I experienced why I was a fan of this band for so long. With Live In Baltimore, I can constantly revisit and refresh my KIXaholic enthusiasm. Buy this live KIX album. It will serve you right. Metal be thy name.

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* KIX – Live In Baltimore was released in Europe on September 21st and in North America on September 25th, via Frontiers Records.

Steve Whiteman

KIX:

Steve Whiteman – Vocals

Ronnie “10/10” Younkins – Guitar

Brian “Damage” Forsythe – Guitar

Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant – Drums

Mark Schenker – Bass

KIX F’N ROCKS!

KIX – LIVE IN BALTIMORE – Track Listing:

No Ring Around Rosie

Atomic Bombs

Lie Like A Rug

Don’t Close Your Eyes

Girl Money

Cold Blood

Cold Shower

She Dropped Me The Bomb

Blow My Fuse

Kix Are For Kids

Midnite Dynamite

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

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Photos courtesy of Frontiers Records.

For more info on KIX, click on the links below!

http://www.kix-band.com

http://kixstore.bigcartel.com

http://www.frontiers.it

LONG LIVE KIX.

LONG LIVE GOOD-TIMES, HARD & HEAVY ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

M3 ROCK FESTIVAL 4 – Tickets On Sale February 3rd, 2012 – Bands Listed & Details!

Posted in classic rock, glam metal, glam rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Tickets On Sale Friday, February 3, at 10AM EST Through Ticketfly

Back for its fourth year with another 2-day festival dedicated to all things Hair, Glam and ROCK, M3 Rock Festival will be Kix-ing off on Friday, May 11th with headlining sets from Baltimore Hair Metal legends Kix, Night Ranger and more! But make sure to save plenty of Aquanet and spandex for an all day Metal slam on Saturday, May 12th featuring two non-overlapping stages and a Festival Village with tons to check out! Indulge in a weekend reliving one of the greatest times of shred-tastic Rock with an all-star 80s lineup for M3-4 at Merriweather Post Pavilion this May!

Purchase your M3 Rock Festival 4 tix here: ticketfly – M3 Rock Festival 2012

Don’t forget to purchase your ticket for the Rock & Bus!

Shuttle service from Powerplant Live! in Baltimore and other locations around the DMV to Merriweather Post Pavilion. Drink specials & parking validation available at Powerplant Live! before and after the show!

(Source: 9:30 Club)

* For more info, click here: M3 Rock Festival – facebook

LONG LIVE M3 ROCK FESTIVAL.

Stone.

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