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THRONE OF VENGEANCE – Need Help To Find Their Stolen Trailer

Posted in Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on December 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Throne Of Vengeance - promo band pic - #33 - 2014

Some pretty bad news to come out of the Throne of Vengeance camp with the band’s trailer stolen from their storage unit just east of Calgary, AB last week.

Please share the following pic below of the trailer/RV storage and keep your eyes peeled and call the police if spotted.

Description: The trailer has TOV lettering spray painted in red on the passenger side, a chrome checker plate splash guard on the front, a white roof vent, and an interstate shield decal on both sides at the rear. License plate #4DC181.

Throne Of Vengeance - Stolen Trailer - 2014 - December 4th

Throne Of Vengeance – Hands Tied (Live At The Ship & Anchor Pub)

Throne of Vengeance – Live Evil

Throne Of Vengeance – Black Eye (Compilation Music Video)

ALSO:

Soundcloud – Live Evil - https://soundcloud.com/throne-of-vengeance/live-evil

Soundcloud – Black Eye – https://soundcloud.com/throne-of-vengeance/black-eye?in=throne-of-vengeance/sets/live-evil

About TOV: Bridging the gap between metal and rock with help from dual guitar harmonies, pounding drum lines and wide-ranging vocal harmonies, Calgary’s Throne of Vengeance released their EP ‘Live Evil’ on October 19, 2013 that echoes the band’s signature thrash-tinged rock.

“‘Live Evil’ is “a collection of songs based on our experiences in the last two years, covering everything from a close friend’s imprisonment for a victim-less crime to the realization of humanity’s demise to the contrast between good and evil and life and death,” says drummer Trevor Cobb.

Throne Of Vengeance - Live Evil - promo cover pic - 2015

“If there’s anything we would like people to take away from the record, it’s that you should be your own person, do what makes you happy, be aware of your world and be real. We have the power to control our own destiny. Together, we are more powerful than any world leader.”

Having shared the stage with numerous legends over the years, including Kill Devil Hill, 3 Inches Of Blood and Stephen Pearcy of RATT, Throne of Vengeance is ready to take things to a whole new level with Live Evil. Are you ready for a major ‘bangover’?

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Track Listing: Throne of Vengeance – Live Evil

  1. Black Eye (4:10)
  2. All In The Way (4:22)
  3. Hands Tied (3:32)
  4. Live Evil (4:58)
  5. Terminal Velocity (4:26)
  6. Impact (From The Top Of The World) (5:55)
  7. Congregate (As One) (4:10)

Total Time: 31:33

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Source: Asher Media Relations

For more info, please visit: www.ThroneofVengeance.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THRONE OF VENGEANCE.

THRONE OF VENGEANCE KICKS LEGIT, 100% METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CREAM -1966 – 1972 (6 LP box set) Releases On December 15th, Via UMe

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

Cream - vinyl box set - 1966-1972 - promo pic - #2014

Universal Music Enterprises is proud to present Cream: 1966 1972, which brings together this epic band’s six, career-spanning studio and live albums together in a vinyl box set for the very first time. Each LP retains authenticity with original artwork and will be pressed on 180 gram, heavyweight audiophile vinyl. All are housed in a structured slipcase box.

This British rock supergroup was formed in 1966 and their sound was characterized by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and burgeoning psychedelic rock as performed by Eric Clapton’s innovative blues guitar, Jack Bruce’s operatic voice and fluid bass playing, and Ginger Baker’s jazz-influenced drumming. Cream soon evolved further, creating a trademark approach built around each musician’s virtuoso playing. The band’s imaginative lyrics were often written by poet Pete Brown.

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Sources for all above: UMe, Amazon.com

* For more info on CREAM:

Facebook: Cream – Band

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF CREAM.

REST IN PEACE, JACK BRUCE.

Stone.

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JEFF BECK Announces 2015 Solo Tour Dates; New Studio Album in the Works

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jeff Beck - publicity photo - 2014 - December 1 - #0033

Rescheduled ZZ Top Dates Also Confirmed

(Los Angeles) It was announced today, Jeff Beck will headline a string of solo dates, beginning April 16th with a pair of intimate engagements in Huntington, New York before wrapping up on April 26th in Greensburg, PA.  Beginning April 30th in Cedar Park, TX, Beck and ZZ Top will make-up the rescheduled dates from this past September when the hugely successful double-bill tour was cut short due to an unfortunate injury to ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill.

“We’re so glad that Dusty made a full recovery and now, we are looking forward to getting back out there and finish what we started,” stated Beck.

Beck’s career took off in the mid-1960s, after replacing Eric Clapton as lead guitarist for The Yardbirds on the recommendation of his friend Jimmy Page. He played on several of the rock group’s hits, such as “Heart Full of Soul,” “Shapes of Things” and “Over Under Sideways Down.”  Over the years, Beck has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Roger Waters, Les Paul, Jon Bon Jovi, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock and Joss Stone among many others.

Beck has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once with The Yardbirds in 1992 and once as a solo artist in 2009. He has won numerous Grammy Awards, including two at the 2011 Grammy Award Celebration when he won Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Hammerhead” and Best Pop Instrumental performance for “Nessun Dorma”, both from his last studio album, Emotion & Commotion.

Recently, in London, Beck participated in The Poppy Appeal song “No Man’s Land”, a tribute to the men and women that served in World War I, resulting in 4 performances, culminating in the NFL pre-game entertainment that was broadcast from Wembley Stadium. The song featured singer Joss Stone on vocals and a gospel choir with vocals arranged by Antonia Wilson.   In the meantime, a DVD of Beck’s Tokyo concert from April of this year was released on November 25th.  For Beck, 2015 looks to be a banner year.  In addition to both solo and co-headlining dates with ZZ Top, Beck will complete work on his new studio album, expected next year.

Joining Beck on both the solo and double-bill tour are his band – Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar.

Jeff Beck Solo Dates – all solo shows on sale Dec. 5:

April 16 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 17 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 18 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
April 19 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
April 21 Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston, NY
April 22 Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ
April 24 Count Basie Theatre Red Band, NJ
April 25 The Strand – Capital Performing Arts Center York, PA
April 26 The Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA

With ZZ Top:

April 30 Cedar Park Center Cedar Park, TX *
May 1 Winstar Casino Thackerville, OK
May 2 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX
May 3 Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX
May 7 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
May 8 Cruzan Amphitheater West Palm Beach, FL
May 9 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
May 10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA

*On-Sale Date TBD

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

JON STER – Guitarist Formerly With Lillian Axe And Brand New Machine Has Passed Away

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jon Ster - Lillian Axe - Facebook Photo Credit - #112914

Photo Credit: Lillian Axe Facebook

As reported on the Brand New Machine Facebook page, via vocalist Brantly Thompson:

With a heavy heart and a lot of tears we say goodbye to our friend, our brother and co-founder of Brand New Machine, Jon Ster. He was the wittiest, tender hearted and one of the most talented guys I have ever met. His laugh was infectious and he would light up a room just by walking in. The world was a much better place with Jon in it and he left us a legacy of great music, a beautiful daughter and tons of amazing memories. I’m going to miss you and your famous one liners my friend. Thank you for being a part of my life. Rest well, I love you brother.

-Brantly

Jon Ster

R.I.P.

11/29/2014

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As reported on the Lillian Axe Facebook page:

Today is a sad day. Former Lillian Axe guitarist Jon Ster passed away this morning. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Jon you will be missed.

Rest in peace our brother.

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The Metal Odyssey family extends condolences to the family, friends, bandmates and fans of Jon Ster. May Jon Ster rest in peace.

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MetalOdyssey

Stone.

LED ZEPPELIN – Reunion Rumors, The Everlasting Relevance And Legacy Of This Iconic Rock Band

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Guitar World - Jimmy Page - cover feature - December - 2014 - promo pic

In this issue of Guitar World Holiday 2014, (above), Guitarist and producer Jimmy Page revisits two of Led Zeppelin’s most god-like albums, IV and Houses of the Holy. We also talk about the history of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” which remains one of the most durable songs in rock history. - Guitar World

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Stone’s Metal thoughts about Led Zeppelin:

Jimmy Page. Robert Plant. John Paul Jones. John Bonham. These are the names that forever will be Led Zeppelin. Accept no substitutes or cover acts that do their very best to pretend. The real deal Led Zeppelin lineup were those four mentioned musicians, up until the tragic passing of John Bonham, on September 25th of 1980. In the case of Led Zeppelin, nothing beats an original is an understatement.

During the rare live reunions of Led Zeppelin, neither Phil Collins (1985 Live Aid) or Jason Bonham (2007 Celebration Day Concert), could truly fill the shoes of John Bonham. With all due respect to those who’ve tried, it’s like trying to fill the shoes of George HarrisonJohn Lennon, Dimebag Darrell or Ace Frehley, it just isn’t gonna be remotely the same. I don’t claim Phil Collins or Jason Bonham were ever trying to fill these legendary shoes of John Bonham, for they are world-class drummers in their own right.

Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day - promo album banner - 2013 - #02

It’s called band chemistry for a reason and without it, that special something is gone. Fans can hear it, see it, taste it and feel it. Certainly, a Led Zeppelin reunion right now, be it a tour and/or studio album would be fun for the fans, only each surviving band member of Led Zeppelin has to want and feel the magic too; only they know if they can still capture the chemistry of yesteryear. In recent CBS This Morning interviews, both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant have denied knowing of an 800 million dollar contract being ripped up or even offered. So much for the rumor mill, it will bite you every time.

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy - deluxe - reissue - promo pic - 2014

Above: Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe CD Edition)

I’ve seen the legendary Jimmy Page on the television show circuit, recently. With his recent appearances on CBS This Morning and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, I cannot question the sincerity, humor and candor of Jimmy Page, the man comes across as the legend he’s perceived as. Jimmy Page makes it no secret that he would embrace a Led Zeppelin reunion, on these telecasts. However, a recent appearance of Robert Plant on CBS This Morning had him conveying an entirely different opinion, regarding a Led Zeppelin reunion. Robert Plant had made it clear, that Led Zeppelin was a four member band when John Bonham was alive and he pointed out the importance that the late drummer had on his life and the band. In other words, Robert Plant has no ambition to facilitate a Led Zeppelin reunion, based on his interview on CBS This Morning. I tend to believe that money is no longer a motivator for the members of Led Zeppelin; if it were the case, this band would have been touring decades ago.

Robert Plant - lullaby and the ceaseless roar - promo album cover pic - 2014

Robert Plant has his successful solo career still running on all cylinders, with his tenth solo album, Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, just being released on September 9th, 2014, via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. Robert Plant has earned his success as a solo artist through decades of dedication; while even winning his first ever Grammy Award in 2009 for Album Of The Year with Alison Krauss for their 2007 album: Raising Sand. Strangely, Led Zeppelin never won a Grammy Award; a reminder to all of how clueless the Grammy voting committee can truly be, historically.

Robert Plant - Alison Krauss - Raising Sand - promo cover pic

John Paul Jones has recently kept very busy touring with The Dave Rawlings Machine. This legendary bassist of Led Zeppelin was even a member of Them Crooked Vultures, a Hard Rock supergroup/power trio which included Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. Them Crooked Vultures debut album even peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, in 2009. It’s as if everything that a surviving member of Led Zeppelin touches turns to gold and that is mystical in itself.

Led Zeppelin - Mothership - promo album cover pic - #996677

Jimmy Page has in recent years stirred the legacy of Led Zeppelin into the social consciousness of Rock fans both young and old, via reissues and the unparalleled greatest hits: 2007’s Mothership. Yes, Jimmy Page has also enjoyed an acclaimed solo career, only now it’s the focus of Led Zeppelin’s legacy of songs that seems to drive him. And why not so? With the classic catalog of Led Zeppelin albums being reissued and given deluxe CD package treatments, the aura of this band continues to burn bright. These legendary Led Zeppelin albums are once again returning to the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, due largely on the fact that these reissues also contain previously unreleased material. Jimmy Page as an album producer will forever be revered, his passion and intellect of song and sound has few equals, in my Metal opinion.

Jimmy Page - Jimmy Page Book - promo pic - 2014 - #1122

Above: The legendary Jimmy Page and his newly released book – Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page

These legendary members of Led Zeppelin have remained musically focused, talent-fueled and continuously relevant with each passing decade; they’ve been the constant and never-ending improvement model, at its finest, for all to follow in the world of Rock And Roll. Led Zeppelin doesn’t need their band logo put on toilet paper or pillow cases to earn a quick buck; nor does this band need to be force-fed onto the masses with smart aleck marketing schemes to stay relevant. I personally (since I’ve been alive) cannot recall an era of Rock when Led Zeppelin lost their relevancy; this iconic band has stood the test of time.

Even the mighty KISS has suffered an identity crisis musically, on more than one occasion, during their reign; whereas Led Zeppelin takes critical heat for only CODA, a 1982 studio album released after the fact, if you will. It’s all about the music and the timeless sound of Led Zeppelin that keeps their Rock And Roll flame burning. I was just a tad too young to have been able to see Led Zeppelin in concert, back in the ’70’s; still its their catalog of music and live videos that I can forever embrace. Those are my Metal thoughts and opinions, anyways. May the magic of Led Zeppelin live on forever. Metal be thy name. – Stone.

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* For more info on LED ZEPPELIN:

Website: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF LED ZEPPELIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KISS – European Concerts 2015 – Concert Club Ticket Pre-Sales Live Now!

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

KISS - publicity band photo - red white blue Kiss logo - 2014

2015 European Concerts

As reported on the KISS Facebook page:

KISS Concert Club exclusive ticket / VIP package pre-sales are taking place now for the following KISS European concerts:

June 02 – O2 Arena – Hamburg, Germany

June 03 – O2 Arena – Berlin, Germany

June 04 – Leipzig Arena – Leipzig, Germany

June 08 – Prague O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic

June 11 – Verona Arena – Verona, Italy

June 18 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Holland

If you are a KISS Concert Club member already, log in now to get your access code.

If you are not a member, join the KISS Concert Club now at http://www.kissonline.com/join to get access to these pre-sales.

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: www.kissonline.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

Stone.

AC/DC “ROCK OR BUST” – Releasing December 3rd; Title Track Streaming Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

AC/DCRock Or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album from Australia’s legendary band, will be released on December 3rd, 2014, via Columbia Records. It will be the band’s fifteenth internationally released studio album and the seventeenth to be released in Australia. This is the first studio album of new AC/DC magic, since the multi-platinum Black Ice, which was released back in 2008.

AC:DC - publicity band photo - October 16 - 2014 - #1006

Rock Or Bust was recorded in the Spring of 2014, at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and has AC/DC once again teaming up with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser. Founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young did not play on Rock Or Bust, due to his heartbreaking struggle with dementia. The nephew of brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Stevie Young, played rhythm guitar on the new album.

Crank UP The Volume For Rock Or Bust!

ROCK OR BUST – Track Listing:

  1. Rock or Bust
  2. Play Ball
  3. Rock The Blues Away
  4. Miss Adventure
  5. Dogs of War
  6. Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
  7. Hard Times
  8. Baptism By Fire
  9. Rock the House
  10. Sweet Candy
  11. Emission Control

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Pre-order “Rock Or Bust” digitally and get downloads of “Rock Or Bust” and “Play Ball” instantly: http://smarturl.it/RockOrBustMP3

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AC/DC on Rock Or Bust:

Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Stevie Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums, percussion

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* For more info on AC/DC:

Facebook: AC/DC

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AC/DC.

STAY STRONG, MALCOLM YOUNG.

Stone.

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