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RADIO EXILE – Joins HighVolMusic

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on October 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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HighVolMusic is pleased to announce that RADIO EXILE has signed on with the label for release of their self titled debut.

In the post era of the FM dominated airwaves comes a new generation of classic rock, RADIO EXILE.

On rare occasions, some magical-artistic vibe goes out calling up a unique set of musicians to create groundbreaking music. When truly great musicians come together, the resulting brotherhood/sisterhood embraces their diversity, enabling them to collaborate so as to push through otherwise insurmountable boundaries. Collaboratively, they each pour the very best of what makes them cutting edge individually, into one dynamic presentation. For the rest of us, we are compelled to listen over and over.

RADIO EXILE features Chandler Mogel / Lead and Backing VocalsCharlie Calv / Piano, Keyboards, Jimmy Leahey / Guitars, Backing Vocals, Kenny Aaronson / Bass, and Dave Anthony / Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals. Individually, these musicians that come together to form RADIO EXILE have perform on stage or in the studio with the greatest artists of our time. This list includes Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Hall and Oates, Allison Krauss, Billy Idol, John Waite, members of Pink Floyd, Styx, Journey, Van Halen, the Rolling Stones, and Black Sabbath. This talent pool has been tapped, used, and appreciated over the years. Now, together as one, five brilliantly successful, creative worlds collide in a panoramic musical explosion.

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Enlisting Grammy-nominated engineer/producer Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Cyndi Lauper, Corey Glover) and veteran producer/A&R man Steve Lunt (Britney Spears, ‘NSync , Joan Jett), the guys checked into the SPA (Sound Spa Recording) and an immediate synergy took hold. The finishing touches were then added by top mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Train, Pete Townsend) at his West West Side Music facility.

The RADIO EXILE debut is set for a November release via HighVolMusic and will be available as a special-limited edition E.P. combo package. Additionally, HVM is putting a deal together with a Japanese partner to make the full length release available as an import. A European version will also be available via AOR Heaven/Cargo.

“Charlie Calv and I go back a ways to the old Chavis Records days. We had not seen each other for years and wouldn’t you know it, we run into each other at last years Rock N’ Skull festival. Naturally we stayed in touch and when he presented the RE project to me I was blown away! It’s fresh, new, not outdated and I am a big fan of Chandler Mogul’s work. Every musician in this project is magnificent! Of course I said let’s make it happen! I am honored to have been asked and to be part of the Radio Exile team. We’ve added another component of real rock music to continue the diverse portfolio of artists we have at HighVolMusic.”Bill Chavis, CEO, HighVolMusic

RADIO EXILE is working on a new video for ‘No Pity On The Highway’ to coincide with the release with details to be announced. More info available at or



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The Dead Daisies’ Revolución – Watch The Film, Buy The Book And Get The Album

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on August 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Dead Daisies’ Revolución – Watch the Film, buy the Book and get the Album!

Did you miss the world premier on Twitter?

Watch The Dead Daisies’ documentary film about their historic trip to Cuba. Titled Revolución, the film was the first ever documentary to be premiered worldwide on Twitter and was screened at the 2015 Wacken Festival in Germany last week!


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Posted in Music, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , , on July 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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(Los Angeles, CA) Legendary guitarist, punk legend, and all-around nice guy, Billy Zoom, has been diagnosed with cancer. Zoom was given the news that he has an aggressive form of bladder cancer and immediate treatment is necessary to fight the disease. The 67-year-old musician/producer/electronics wiz will begin chemo treatment next week.

In early 2010, Zoom revealed that he had been successfully treated for prostate cancer. After undergoing a radical prostatectomy, the cancer was caught in its early stages and he was given the ‘all clear’.

X and Zoom are committed to this weekend’s 4-album play shows at Orange County’s The Observatory where Billy will join his longtime bandmates on stage to play songs from his iconic bands first four albums. Joining X for these shows will be The Blasters and Mike Watt.

X will continue with their previously announced July and August mid-west and east coast tour dates as planned in support of Billy and his family. A replacement for Zoom will be announced shortly.

X and manager, Mike Rouse, have begun a fund to help Zoom with his upcoming medical costs.

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Statement from X:
“In the music community, we all take turns helping each other.
Punk rock and benefits: you name the cause, and the bands and fans will be there. Now it’s our turn to help Billy Zoom, the wittiest, smartest, nicest, best guitar player & friend we know. We would do anything to help him get better, help take care of his family, and lessen his woes.

Please keep Billy in your prayers and send some positive energy his way!
Donating a few bucks will take away some of his financial stress and worry.
And it’s the punk rock thing to do.”

Please donate to Support Billy Zoom’s Kick Cancer Fight by visiting:


Source: MAD Ink PR





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

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​Supersuckers with Eddie Vedder (photo credit Brian Kasnyik)

Launch Eddie Spaghetti Cancer Fight Fund

Eddie Vedder Joins Band Onstage at Last Show … for Now


Eddie Spaghetti, front man for Seattle’s ass-kicking saviors of rock and roll, the Supersuckers, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 oropharynx cancer.

In order for Eddie to undergo immediate surgery and radiation treatment, the band has cancelled its upcoming European tour and also postponed work on the follow-up to last year’s Get the Hell.

Within hours of learning this news, friends of the Supersuckers responded in the ass-kickin’, never-say-die manner you’d expect from fans of “the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World,” by raising more than $20,000 in the first 24 hours of the campaign to Support Eddie Spaghetti’s Cancer Fight.

“I have been blown away by the incredible generosity of friends and strangers,” says Eddie. “It shows you that even the darkest times can offer some light, some hope. Thanks everyone.”

The Supersuckers played its last show (for now) on Thursday, June 18 to a packed house at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern. Among the evening’s highlights was a performance of the Ramones’ “I Believe in Miracles,” featuring surprise guests Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Blind Marky Felchtone from Zeke.

“Now apparently the battle begins,” adds Eddie. “Friday I went in for my pre-op physical (I’m pretty sure I got a D+) and then surgery is slated for this week … It’s weird because I feel fine right now, but I know that I’m not fine and need to go through all this crap to get better.”

Donate to Support Eddie Spaghetti’s Cancer Fight.

Watch the Supersuckers and Eddie Vedder performing “I Believe in Miracles” on Consequence of Sound.


Source: MAD Ink PR




THE ROLLING STONES – Have Re-Issued Their Classic 1971 Album “Sticky Fingers” – Includes Previously Unreleased Material

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Includes Previously Unreleased Material And Alternative Takes Of Beloved Album Tracks


As reported by Universal Music Enterprises, UMe:

Regarded as one of The Rolling Stones’ all-time great albums, ‘Sticky Fingers’ captured the band’s trademark combination of swagger and tenderness in a superb collection. The classic album features timeless songs such as ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Wild Horses,’ ‘Bitch,’ ‘Sister Morphine’ and ‘Dead Flowers’ and showcases the inventive song writing of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and formidable guitar licks from Mick Taylor.

All Deluxe and Super Deluxe formats will feature a generous selection of previously unavailable material. These include the alternative version of the chart-topping single ‘Brown Sugar’ featuring Eric Clapton; unreleased interpretations of ‘Bitch,’ ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ and ‘Dead Flowers’; an acoustic take on the anthemic ‘Wild Horses’, and five tracks recorded live at The Roundhouse in 1971 including ‘Honky Tonk Women’ and ‘Midnight Rambler.’


This reissue was released on June 9th, 2015.




STEVE VON TILL – Announces European Live Dates In Support Of His New Solo Album, “A Life Unto Itself” – Out Now On Neurot Recordings

Posted in guitarists, Music, news, rock music with tags , , on June 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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[photo by Niela Von Till]

Neurosis guitarist/vocalist and Neurot Recordings founder, STEVE VON TILL, reveals a string of European live dates in support of his latest solo album, the immense and celestial, A Life Unto Itself. From June 29th through July 5th, SVT will trek through the UK, Germany and France.

STEVE VON TILL – Solo Shows:

6/29/2015 St Pancras Old Church – London, UK

7/01/2015 Jägerklause – Berlin, DE

7/02/2015 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE

7/03/2015 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE

7/04/2015 La Peniche – Lille, FR

7/05/2015 Espace B – Paris, FR

A Life Unto Itself ventures into compelling uncharted territory for its maker. STEVE VON TILL‘s weathered, distinctive voice and sparse acoustic guitar provides a foundation, but a much wider variety of sonic textures are presented here. Bold and ambitious arrangements weave vintage synth, sublime strings, percussion, and electric guitars throughout these unique and expansive songs, as VON TILL’s raspy whisper dives deeply inward, and speaks genuinely of visions, memories, and self-reflection in a way that feels both seasoned and exposed.


The majority of A Life Unto Itself was captured at Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle, under the direction of producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Marissa Nadler and Rose Windows), with additional recordings handled at STEVE VON TILL‘s own The Crow’s Nest and the final product was mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. With guest viola contributions from Eyvind Kang, pedal steel from J. Kardong, and percussion courtesy of Pat Schowe, the album is enshrouded in artwork bearing the recognizable style of Aaron Turner (Sumac, Isis, Old Man Gloom, Hydra Head). All of these factors culminate into a twelve-passage voyage with over forty-five minutes of stirring textures which drill their way immediately to the core of your bones, gnaw your heart’s defense mechanisms to their foundations, and invoke a wellspring of emotions.

Stream A Life Unto Itself in its entirety RIGHT HERE.

A Life Unto Itself LP is out now via Neurot Recordings. Packages for the digital download, CD, and 12″ LP on both black and red vinyl, including t-shirt bundles, are AVAILABLE HERE.


Source: Earsplit PR




On This Day In METAL History – May 20th… KISS “Unmasked” Was Released To The World

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

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On May 20th, 1980KISS released their eighth studio album: Unmasked. Shocking Fact Alert #1: Although not credited, the drummer for this entire album was Anton Fig and not Peter Criss. Now that the shock has hopefully subsided, onwards we go. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley do play on every song on Unmasked. I just had to reinforce that info, just in case someone was wondering and started to panic. (I pause to laugh and quickly regain control).

This album was released via Casablanca Records, with a large poster inserted inside the album’s jacket. My two favorite songs from this album are: Is That You? and What Makes The World Go ‘Round. I even dig the song Shandi. Truth be told, I really like this KISS album and have no problem recommending it to anyone. This isn’t the greatest KISS album ever and it isn’t the worst either. The Elder will always be the freaking worst KISS album ever recorded; that is a fact and tell ’em Stone says so.

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Above: The front cover to my KISS Unmasked album. Some years ago I had flood waters destroy my record collection, save for a dozen or so. Yes, that life event super-sucked infected goat testicles. However, this album was one that was elevated above the water. Go figure.

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My first copy of Unmasked was an 8-track version. I bought this 8-track, with loot from my mother, from a (now defunct) department store called Caldor. Around 1983, I traded my Billy Squier Emotions In Motion vinyl for a used copy of Unmasked on vinyl, while in high school. A decent trade, I believe. Long ago trade aside, Billy Squier is alright in my Metal book. The 8-track and 8-track player I had are long gone. That kinda sucks. Some years ago, I finally upgraded to CD, with Unmasked. Why it took me so long to upgrade Unmasked to CD? I just don’t know, go figure.

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Shocking Fact Alert #2: Did you know that the Village People were signed to Casablanca Records too? KISS and The Village People shared the same record label. That should keep you up at night tossing and turning. WTF!?

KISS "Unmasked" Poster

That’s me holding my Unmasked poster, above! Whoa!

I’ve always enjoyed looking at the album artwork for Unmasked. Who was the artist? Victor Stabin. You can learn more about this exceptional artist and view his works by clicking here:

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Above: The back cover to the KISS Unmasked CD, with track listing. Whoa!

This KISS album has always reminded me of Summer. Once again, I just don’t know, go figure. I have traded away many, many terrific items, throughout the years. My vinyl of Unmasked and its poster I could never think of parting with. Then again, who knows? Go figure and Metal be thy name. – Stone


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