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Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts; Connecticut Edition Part Two – Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Posted in family, food, Music, rock music news, travel with tags , , , , , , on July 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun - CD promo pic - Stone:Metal Odyssey - 2014

Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun – CD (Photo Credit: Stone/Metal Odyssey)

It’s a bit past midnight, EST, here in Southwest Ohio, as I write this. I became so flustered from watching the various cable news networks that I’ve decided to put together Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts; Connecticut Edition Part Two. With Metal Odyssey, my mind, ears and eyes don’t have to be reminded of the enormity of sadness and war that’s taking place in our world today. Metal Odyssey is an escape, for music fans everywhere.

With that said, even if you don’t believe in a god, take the time to at least wish for a better world; even the smallest acts of kindness can go a long, long way. Try extending a kind act upon a stranger tomorrow and let the fever of goodwill spread. I’m not trying to be Preacher Stone here, I’m just being human. Metal be thy name – Stone.

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Now, onto another snapshot of my trip to Connecticut, which took place the last week of June 2014. If there ever was a theme during my trip back to Connecticut, it was to cherish the small joys of life. Enjoy!

The photo (at top of post) of Mastodon’s new CD, Once More ‘Round The Sun, depicts the actual CD I bought on my trip to Canton, Connecticut. I bought this CD at Best Buy and it was on sale for $9.99. I really, really dig Mastodon and I highly recommend their new CD. Mastodon is one of those bands that doesn’t sound like anyone else. The artwork on the CD cover is a FAR OUT TRIP man! Whoa.

Best Buy - Canton CT - 2014 - Stone:Metal Odyssey

Yes, there is a Best Buy just about everywhere! The above photo I took before I entered this Best Buy store in Canton, Connecticut; just a few minutes away from where my father lives. A very clean and organized Best Buy it is, probably the cleanest Best Buy store I’ve ever been in. Truthfully. Whoa.

My Dad - June - 2014 - Stone:Metal Odyssey

I stayed with my father on this trip and cherished every moment I shared with him. We both shared a TON of laughs together… good times, indeed. We both gabbed away with each other, for certain. That is my father, pictured above. He’s a Metalhead, a voluminous book of knowledge and now roots for the Ohio State Buckeyes Football program! Love you dad! Whoa.

Meatball Grinders - George's Pizza & Restaurant - 2014 - Stone:Metal Odyssey

My father and I went out to eat together just one time, on my visit to Connecticut. The eatery we went to was George’s Pizza & Restaurant, located in a (not so large) town called Unionville. A clean environment, pleasant waitress and  good food made us both happy. That’s the meatball grinder I ordered, pictured above. My dad ordered the same, with Bud Lights as our drinks. Neither one of us knew that the meatball grinder came as TWO 12 inch portions! We both could only eat half! Metal be thy name!

I definitely have enough photos and small stories left to deliver a third installment of Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts; Connecticut Edition. If you’ve missed the first edition, just click on the link below! Whoa! Thanks a Metal ton for visiting and reading my blab. – Stone

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts; Connecticut Edition – Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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LONG LIVE MY DAD.

LONG LIVE CONNECTICUT.

LONG LIVE MEATBALL GRINDERS & BEER.

LONG LIVE MASTODON.

Stone.

MASTODON, OPETH & GHOST – Heritage Hunter Tour – North America 2012: Tour Dates Listed

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HERITAGE HUNTER TOUR 2012NORTH AMERICA DATES:

Mastodon and Opeth will head out on a co-headlining US tour with Ghost opening all dates, starting May 4th. General ticket sales begin on February 3rd and 4th, but you can get tickets before anyone else by heading to http://mastodon.artistarena.com starting tomorrow, February 1st at 3pm local time. Check out the dates below!

And make sure to tune in to the Grammy Awards on February 12th on CBS to see if Mastodon win for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.

HERITAGE HUNTER TOUR 2012 – NORTH AMERICA DATES:

04/04 – Portland, ME @ State Theater

04/05 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater

04/06 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

04/07 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre

04/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

04/10 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome

04/11 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

04/13 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

04/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

04/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

04/16 – Knoxville, TN @ TN Theater

04/18 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

04/19 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom

04/20 – San Antonio, TX  @ Back Stage Live

04/21 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street

04/23 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium

04/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

04/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre

04/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre

04/28 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort

04/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount

05/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre

05/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center

05/04 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall

05/05 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon

05/06 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre

05/09 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore

05/10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

05/11 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

05/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park

(Source: Mastodon Official Website)

* For more info, click on the links below:

Mastodon – Official Website

OPETH – Official Website

http://ghost-official.com

LONG LIVE MASTODON, OPETH & GHOST.

Stone.

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MASTODON – Performing Tonight On: Last Call With Carson Daly

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MASTODON will perform “Curl of the Burl” and “Black Tongue” on Last Call with Carson Daly tonight, Tuesday the 15th, at 1:35a/12:35 central on NBC. This episode will re-air on FUSE the following day at 6:30p, 10:30p, and 12:30a EST. Don’t miss it.

(Source: Mastodon)

* For more info on MASTODON, click on the link below:

Mastodon – Official Website

LONG LIVE MASTODON.

Stone.

MASTODON – Win A MASTODON Prize Pack and Other MASTODON News!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

GET A TRICK OR A TREAT FROM MASTODON

Enter the Mastodon ‘Trick or Treat’ contest to win a signed copy of The Hunter and a lenticular poster of The Hunter, along with a photo of the band signing it directly to the winner! Just email your name and your physical address to: mastodonhalloween@gmail.com by this Sunday the 30th at 10:00pm pst and we’ll pick a winner at random. Winner will be announced on Halloween night. One unlucky person will receive a special ‘Trick’ as well. You’ll see.

CHECK OUT MASTODON’S SET LIST FROM THEIR CURRENT US TOUR!

Get your tickets if you haven’t yet at Mastodon’s tour page, including their upcoming Los Angeles show on November 11th at The Wiltern. Click here: Mastodon – Official Website

Dry Bone Valley
Black Tongue
Crystal Skull
I Am Ahab
Capillarian Crest
Colony Of Birchmen
Megalodon
Blasteroid
Sleeping Giant
Ghost Of Karelia
All The Heavy Lifting
Curl Of The Burl
Bedazzled Fingernails
Spectrelight
Circle Of Cysquatch
Aqua Dementia
Crack The Skye
Where Strides The Behemoth
Iron Tusk
March Of The Fireants
Blood And Thunder

MEET MASTODON IN SACRAMENTO, CA THIS WEDNESDAY

Mastodon will be signing copies of their new album The Hunter this Wednesday the 2nd in Sacramento, CA at Dimple’s Records from 4:30pm-6:00pm.

The address is:
Dimple Records
2433 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825 – Phone: 916-925-2600

(Source: MASTODON, Warner Bros. Records)

* For more info on MASTODON, click on the link below:

Mastodon – Official Website

LONG LIVE MASTODON.

Stone.

MASTODON – New Forthcoming Studio Album “The Hunter”: Official Trailer!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MASTODON – The new album from the Progressive Metal giant know as Mastodon releases this Fall of 2011. The Hunter will be the fifth studio album from Mastodon, releasing on Reprise Records. Below is the official trailer for The Hunter.

* For more info on MASTODON, click on the link below:

Mastodon – Official Website

LONG LIVE MASTODON.

Stone.

MASTODON – “THE HUNTER”: New Album Artwork and Updated Track Listing!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MASTODON – Progressive Metal titans MASTODON have revealed today, (July 8th, 2011), the official album cover for their forthcoming album: The Hunter. The album cover is based on a sculpture designed by the artist AJ Fosik. The Hunter will be released this Fall of 2011.

Stone says:

I’ve always been a lifelong fan of album artwork. The Progressive Rock genres have historically been associated with sensational album artwork, from legends YES to Dream Theater, with ASIAKing Crimson, RUSH and The Electic Light Orchestra in-between. I really dig the album artwork of The Hunter, the abstract nature of the art is what stands out, with the multiple ears and mouths on this alarming mammal being focal points. There is also an artistic look that is Native American about this sculpted beast’s head.

The chilling depiction of the eyes on this horned creature are what has reached out and grabbed me too. In simplistic Metal terms, I declare The Hunter album artwork as: cool stuff. This album cover is not either a surprise or a disappointment for me, it’s an image that just speaks Mastodon. In essence, The Hunter album artwork is an accurate representation of Mastodon’s Progressive sound and style. I’m looking forward to hearing The Hunter in all its entirety… cause for me, Mastodon… ROCKS. Metal be thy name.

THE HUNTER – Track Listing (Revealed thus far by Mastodon, as of July 8, 2011):

All The Heavy Lifting

Dry Bone Valley

Blasteroids

The Octopus Has No Friends

Stargasm

Curl Of The Burl

(Source: MASTODON – Official Website)

* For more info on MASTODON, click on the link below:

Mastodon – Official Website

LONG LIVE MASTODON.

Stone.

Transformers “Dark Of The Moon” Soundtrack – Features Mastodon, Goo Goo Dolls, Black Veil Brides, Linkin Park: Releases June 14th, 2011

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, movie soundtracks, movies, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

TRANSFORMERS – Dark Of The Moon: - Releasing on June 14th, 2011, on Warner Bros. is the soundtrack for this Summer’s blockbuster movie event: Transformers – Dark Of The Moon. This soundtrack is potently stocked with 11 songs, from Linkin Park to Mastodon, with Staind, Goo Goo Dolls and The Black Veil Brides in-between! Progressive Metal giants Mastodon cover the legendary ZZ Top classic: Just Got Paid.

* There are 3 exclusive songs as part of the iTunes Deluxe package from: Biffy Clyro, Stone Sour and Serj Tankian. * There are 2 exclusive songs as part of the GAMESTOP Deluxe package from: Middle Class Rut and D.R.U.G.S. * See and click the link at the bottom of this post, for more info on this Earth shattering soundtrack!

Dark Of The Moon – Track Listing:

Linkin ParkIridescent

ParamoreMonster *

My Chemical RomanceThe Only Hope For Me Is You

Taking Back SundayFaith (When I Let You Down)

StaindThe Bottom *

Art Of DyingGet Thru This

Goo Goo DollsAll That You Are *

Theory Of A DeadmanHead Above Water *

Black Veil BridesSet The World On Fire

SkilletAwake And Alive (Rock Radio Mix) *

MastodonJust Got Paid (ZZ Top cover song)

* = New Song

iTunes Exclusive Songs:

Biffy ClyroMany Of Horror

Stone SourThe Pessimist

Serj TankianGate 21 (Remix-Feat. Tom Morello)

GAMESTOP Exclusive Songs:

Middle Class RutLifelong Dayshift

D.R.U.G.S.Graveyard Dancing

(CD Back Cover of Dark Of The Moon)

* For more info on Transformers – Dark Of The Moon Soundtrack:

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Official Soundtrack & Score Site

LONG LIVE COOL MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS.

Stone.

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