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On This Day In METAL History – January 25th…

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

Led Zeppelin - Market Square Arena - Indianapolis - #1975MO

On January 25th, 1975 – The iconic Led Zeppelin performed at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Without Led Zeppelin ever existing, the world as we know it would… suck infected and bloated elephant testicles.

Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time - promo record cover pic - #1980SMO

On this day in 1984 – The legendary Eddie Murphy was a guest VJ on MTV. Eddie Murphy as a comedian and actor is… Metal. As for his singing… well… Um… I’ll plead the 5th Amendment. Anyways, shown above is Eddie Murphy’s vinyl 12″ for his Billboard Hot 100 #2 hit single: Party All The Time; it was released in 1985.

Danzig - 5 Blackaciddevil - promo album cover pic - #1987GDMO

On January 25th, 1997 – The world-renowned DANZIG performed at The Boathouse in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. DANZIG was touring in support of studio album #5: Danzig 5: Blackacidevil. DANZIG RULES. ‘Nuff said.

Motley Crue - band promo pic - band logo - 2014 - #771984

On this day in 2006 – The great MÖTLEY CRÜE received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame for their accomplishments and influence in music. Long live MÖTLEY CRÜE!

Slayer - Christ Illusion - promo cover pic - #77S

On January 25th, 2007 – The powerful SLAYER performed at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. SLAYER were touring in support of their ninth studio album: Christ Illusion. SLAYER RULES. ‘Nuff said.

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

On this day in 2014 – The amazing KISS performed at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, as part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ outdoor game between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks would go on to defeat the Kings: 3 to 0. By the way, 54,099 hockey and KISS fans were in attendance. Whoa, man!! Um, hockey is… Metal.

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Source for KISS – NHL Stadium Series/2014:

http://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/recap?id=2013020782

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

French Occult Rockers Akasava Announce Debut EP “Strange Aeons”

Posted in Metal, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , on January 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Akasava - promo album cover pic - #2015AMO01

Akasava, new faces to the occult-psych metal scene, will release their début ritual EP Strange Aeons in the late spring of 2015. The French have a pedigree in music almost as notable as their taste in film. So when one draws from the other, you can be sure the atmosphere is electric. Make no mistake, occult rockers Akasava pick their influences well: the playful surrealism of Jean Rollin (The Shiver of the Vampires/The Nude Vampire) meets the 70s horror of Jess Franco (Vampyros Lesbos/Exorcism). Musically speaking, Akasava also draw from that hazy era of psych and prog in the 60s and 70s. Extraordinary bands ahead of their time, such as 13th Floor Elevators, Jacula and Devil Doll, clash with more modern acts like Blood Ceremony, Purson and Kadavar.

Despite adoring this occult and ancient sound, Akasava are as fresh-faced as they come: they formed in July 2014, four highly motivated souls finding much common ground, and quickly joining forces to jam out the creativity within them. Now, less than a year later, an EP is coming to light. Entitled Strange Aeons, it’s as much an homage to that era as it is pushing the sound forward in new and intriguing directions.

Akasava - publicity photo - #2015AMO01

Akasava Are:

Louis Hauguel – Vocals, Lyrics
Arnold Lucas – Guitars, Organ
Amélie Gavalda – Bass Guitar
David Touroul – Drums

Digital release is set for late Spring, while a single is scheduled for March.

Bands Links:


Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/akasavaofficial

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5kNHITAE4VeS72p42CTREQ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Akasava_band


Dewar PR Links
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cdewarpr

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dewarpr

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Source: Dewar PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AKASAVA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

THE BODY POLITIC – Post Teaser For New Video ‘All Hands’ – Plus Offer FREE Download Of EP ‘Egressor’

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Body Politic - Promo Band Pic - #2015TBPMO

Nanaimo, BC six-piece powerhouse The Body Politic have posted a teaser for their upcoming music video ‘All Hands’ in support of their latest EP ‘Egressor’, which is available for FREE download here.

Drummer Spencer Bowman comments:

“When we began searching for a director for the All Hands music video, it didn’t take us long to come across Emma Higgins. Emma and her team captured the mood of the song and the energy of the band better than we could have hoped for. We had a blast on set, and we’re excited to have the video’s exclusive premiere on MuchMusic!”

To watch the teaser, please visit the following link here or below. The full video will be exclusively premiered on Much Music on February 25th.

About: The Body Politic’s EP ‘Egressor’ was released September 16th to follow-up their 2011 debut album ‘All Too Human’.  Taking their name from a Clive Barker short story and shifting gears from jazz (which most of the members studied at Vancouver Island University) to Progressive Metal, the band combine poly-metric grooves, aggressive screams and soaring vocal melodies to push the boundaries of Modern Metal music with technically impressive musicianship.

Their emotionally charged songs incorporate an element of playfulness that has led THE BODY POLITIC to stand out in a vast Metal crowd and to perform opening slots for Tesseract, Protest The Hero and Scale The Summit; plus multiple Western Canadian tours with their evolution.

The Body Politic - Egressor - promo cover pic - #2015TBPMO

Track Listing: The Body Politic – Egressor

  1. Vitam Agere (2:18)
  2. Armature (4:12)
  3. All Hands (4:53)
  4. Swing For The Fences (4:05)
  5. Colqhoun (4:13)
  6. Irradiate (4:56)

EP Length: 24:39

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Guitar Playthrough ‘Armature': 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFHtOeTDCg8

Lyric Video ‘Armature': 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52IHxr7UuEI

FREE download of ‘Armature':

http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/the-body-politic-armature-free-song-download-exclusive-world-premiere

For more info, please visit the following links:

http://www.bodypoliticband.com/

http://www.facebook.com/thebodypolitic

http://www.twitter.com/bodypoliticband

http://instagram.com/thebodypolitic

Band Merch -

https://thebodypolitic.bandcamp.com/merch

iTunes -

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/egressor-ep/id915551785

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Source: Asher Media Relations

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE BODY POLITIC.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

Drummer Sean Lang Offers FREE DOWNLOAD Of ‘Dyatlov’ From Prog Metal Project SEVEN YEAR STORM

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , , on January 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Sean Lang - Seven Year Storm - publicity pic - #2015MO

Seven Year Storm, the Vancouver-based instrumental Progressive Metal band created by freelance drummer/instructor Sean Lang with added support from guitar-wizard and good friend Dean Lamb (Archspire) is offering fans a FREE song download of ‘Dyatlov’ from ‘Aion I’, the first of two EPs set for release in 2015.

“This is the first single off of ‘Aion I’, entitled “Dyatlov.” It features Dean Lamb of Archspire on lead guitar and I’m proud to finally release it. I’m making it available for free, so please share it around! ‘Aion I’ drops February 24th.”

FREE DOWNLOAD – ‘Dyatlov’ – 

https://sevenyearstorm.bandcamp.com/track/dyatlov-single

Pre-order for a limited edition CD here.

To watch a teaser video for ‘Aion I’, please visit the following link here or watch below:

Seven Year Storm - Aion I promo cover pic - #2015SYSMO

Track Listing: Aion I

 Morphogenesis 4:58

 Dyatlov 4:28

 Virtue 4:30

 Nazca Lines 5:23

 Blue Car Syndrome 6:47

 EP Length: 26:08

ABOUT:

Initially never planning to release his music compositions beyond the borders of just song writing, freelance drummer/instructor Sean Lang was urged by his circle of musician friends whom heard his material to take his creativity to the next level.

The outcome is Seven Year Storm, which showcases Lang’s unique sound, music arrangements written entirely by him plus guitarist Dean Lamb (Archspire) whom handles all of the mind-bending guitar leads and solos. Everything comes together into songs that are tight and heavy, melodic and groovy, technical yet memorable.

To get these works of art off the studio floor, Lang launched an Indiegogo campaign (video can be viewed here) to raise the necessary investment to complete the first collection of songs, which will be released in 2015 as two EPs: Aion I and Aion II.

For more info, please visit the following link: www.seanlang.com.

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Source: Asher Media Relations

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SEAN LANG.

LONG LIVE SEVEN YEAR STORM.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History, January 24th… From Led Zeppelin To Tesla

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Concert new press - January 24 - #1970LZMO

On January 24th, 1970 – With their first two studio albums already released, the mighty Led Zeppelin perform at Leeds Town Hall, (Leeds University), in Leeds, UK.

Skid Row - Album cover promo pic - #1989SRMO

Skid Row - CD back cover promo pic - #1990SRMO

On this day in 1989 – The sensational SKID ROW releases their debut and self-titled studio album, via Atlantic Records. This great album goes on to sell 5 million (plus) units in the United States, alone. Yes, this is the album that features Youth Gone Wild; check out the track list above!

Iron-Maiden-The-X-Factor- tour lineup - promo band promo card - #1996XMO

IRON MAIDENX Factor and X Factour band lineup, from L to R: Dave Murray (guitar), Steve Harris (bass), Blaze Bayley (vocals), Janick Gers (guitar) and Nicko McBrain (drums).

On January 24th, 1996IRON MAIDEN performed at Théâtre de Verdure, Nice, France. This was one of many stops on IRON MAIDEN’s X Factour, supporting their tenth studio album released in 1995: The X Factor. Whoa!

Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death - World Tour - 2003 - 2004 - promo tour program pic

On this day in 2004 – The iconic IRON MAIDEN performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York, USA. IRON MAIDEN were on the road for their Dance Of Death World Tour.

IRON MAIDEN delivered a 13 song setlist and on the 13th song, (which was the classic Iron Maiden), some dumb dumb threw a beer on the soundboard; thus the concert ended earlier than scheduled.

White Chapel - Emmure - Unearth - Brothers Of Brutality Tour - promo flyer - #2013WCMO

On January 24th, 2013 – The fierce WHITE CHAPEL, EMMURE, and UNEARTH performed at Studio Seven in Seattle, Washington, USA; this was the Brothers Of Brutality tour. Obey The Brave and Ohio’s The Plot In You also performed as supporting acts.

TESLA - Simplicity - promo album cover pic - #2014TMO

On this day in 2015 – The fabulous TESLA is scheduled to perform at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, New Mexico, USA. TESLA ROCKS!! Shown above is the cover for the seventh studio album, released in 2014, from TESLA: Simplicity.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey’s Scott Coverdale Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock/Metal Albums Of 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Scott Coverdales - 2014 Top Ten Hard Rock - Metal Albums - Metal Odyssey Banner Box - #01MO

For me, 2014 came in like a bear and went out like a lamb. Each year time seems to go by faster and faster, while finding the time to put together my 2014 Top 10 list, once again, seemed like an impossible task for me. Finally, I hunkered down in my bunker and got’er done. Here is my 2014 Hard Rock/Metal Top 10 Albums Of The Year!! – Scott Coverdale

Billy Idol - Kings & Queens Of The Underground - promo cover pic - #2014BIMO

#1

BILLY IDOL

“KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND”

Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls - promo cover pic - #2014JPMO

#2

JUDAS PRIEST

“REDEEMER OF SOULS” DELUXE EDITION

Shaman Harvest - Smokin Hearts & Broken Guns - promo cover pic - #2014SCMO

#3

SHAMAN HARVEST

“SMOKIN’ HEARTS & BROKEN GUNS”

Ace Frehley - Space Invader - Promo cover pic - #2014AFMO

#4

ACE FREHLEY 

“SPACE INVADER”

Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steel - promo cover pic - 2014

#5

STORMWARRIOR

“THUNDER & STEELE”

Rubicon Cross - Deluxe Edition Cover pic - #2014RCMO1

#6

RUBICON CROSS

“RUBICON CROSS” DELUXE EDITION

Helix - Bastard Of The Blues - promo cover pic - #2015HBMO

#7

HELIX

“BASTARD OF THE BLUES”

Starset - Transmission - promo cover pic - #2014SSMO

#8

STARSET

“TRANSMISSION”

sixx am - modern vintage promo cover

#9

SIXX A.M.

“MODERN VINTAGE”

Richie Kotzen - The Essential - promo cover pic - #2014RKMO

#10

RICHIE KOTZEN

“THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN”

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Scott Coverdale.

On This Day In METAL History, January 23rd… From Led Zeppelin To Robin Zander

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Boston Tea Party - 1969 - promo concert flyer

On January 23, 1969 – The iconic Led Zeppelin performed at The Boston Tea Party, in Boston Massachusetts. This was the first in a three-night stand at this venue for Led Zeppelin. Ready for this… ticket admission was $3.50 in U.S. funds. Holy crap, WHOA!!

Heart - Theres The Girl - promo promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #1988H

On this day in 1988Heart sits at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their song: There’s The Girl. This hit peaked at #12 and is featured on the Heart studio album from 1987: Bad Animals.

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - #201417

On January 23, 2015Nickelback’s new studio album, No Fixed Address, has fallen to #84 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This album has spent 9 consecutive weeks on this chart and peaked at #4.

Pearl Jam - Ten - promo cover pic - large - #77409

On this day in 2015Pearl Jam Ten returns to the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sitting at #157. This amazing album has spent 257 non-consecutive weeks on this chart and in 1992 it peaked at #2.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

ROBIN ZANDER

Cheap Trick - In Color - promo cover pic - #777CTMO

Above: In Color, the second studio album from Cheap Trick, released in 1977. From L to R: Robin Zander and Tom Petersson.

Robin Zander - publicity photo - #2014RZMO

On January 23rd, 1953, Robin Zander was born. Happy birthday, Robin! Yeah! Robin Zander is famously known as the lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist for the super-great Hard Rock legends: Cheap Trick. Robin Zander also has a couple of solo studio albums on his enviable Rockin’ resume; these solo albums were released back in 1993 and 2010, respectively.

Robin Zander - Countryside Blvd - promo album cover - #2010RZMO

Above: Robin Zander’s Countryside BLVD studio album from 2010. It is out-of-print and very, very hard to find. Yes, it’s rare, man. Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale does own an original copy of this CD; he’s damn lucky for that!

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Robin Zander joined Cheap Trick after original vocalist Randy “Xeno” Hogan departed from the band. Robin Zander has sung on ALL sixteen Cheap Trick studio albums, along with every live album. During Robin Zander’s spare time, he performs with his (side) band: Robin Zander Band. Long live Robin Zander! Long live Cheap Trick! – Stone

Robin Zander Band - band logo - #2014RZBMO

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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