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EYE OF SOLITUDE Release Charity Single – “Lugubrious Valedictory”

Posted in charities, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Kaotoxin Records has announced that the sales from Lugubrious Valedictory, the brand new digital single from funeral doom act EYE OF SOLITUDE, will be donated to support victims of last month’s fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club.

“Lugubrious Valedictory” is now available at:

The following message from Kaotoxin Records details charity single’s release:

During the night of October 30, 32 people were killed and 179 wounded at a Metal gig at Colectiv club in Bucharest, Romania. The fire, the worst such incident in Romania in the last 20  years, occurred during a free Metal concert when the band’s pyrotechnics comprising of sparkler firework candles ignited the club’s flammable polyurethane acoustic foam, and the fire expanded very quickly. Most of the victims were poisoned with toxins released from the burning foam.

It’s no secret that both KAOTOXIN and EYE OF SOLITUDE have links with Romania. Kaotoxin staff member, DJ and host of KaosCast Radu C. was born in Romania and we’ve visited the country with him twice, making new friends each time. EYE OF SOLITUDE‘s mainman, Daniel N., was born in Romania too, and has strong connections with the Romanian scene having spent years in the country, played in many Romanian bands and still playing Romanian gigs as often as possible.

Right after the tragedy, Daniel N. decided EYE OF SOLITUDE would release a digital single to raise funds for the families of the ones who sadly perished in this tragic event.


Here’s a message from Daniel N. :

This goes out to every Metalhead around: we in EYE OF SOLITUDE would like to show our support and solidarity to the victims in the Colectiv club fire and their families. Amongst them there were old friends, people who have fought to rescue those trapped inside that burning inferno; heroes who now have left behind devastated families, wives, husbands, sons and daughters.

This isn’t media bullshit; this is a wake up and a call to solidarity. This is a moment when everyone should turn their heads around and try to imagine the living Hell these heroes went through to save others. We would like to appeal to all of you guys and help us help the families in those in need right now.

With this charity release we hope to collect as much as possible from you guys and send the money directly to the families of those who perished Friday October 30th, 2015 night. Please remember, brothers and sisters, we are all in the same community, let’s all please be united and supportive. Please remember these people were loving wives, husbands, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters; dear friends… Let’s please do something!

Thank you.


All of the proceeds raised from digital sales of the “Lugubrious Valedictory” single, which features a previously unreleased 13+ minute song specially composed and recorded for this charity release, will go directly to EYE OF SOLITUDE who will make sure fans support reaches the ones in need directly.

You can also visit Fundatia Estuar’s donation platform and Facebook page. This is an official non-profit organization from Romania which collects funds for the families of the tragedy’s victims.


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Source: ClawHammer PR







A MESSAGE FROM SERAFINO PERUGINO, President of Frontiers Music srl

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on October 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on Frontiers Music srl | Record Label website:

I have seen that some people are commenting with their disappointment that a few of the “so called” supergroups are not playing live and that this somehow diminishes the relevance or quality of these releases. A lot of negative vibes and preconceived notions are made before a note of music has even been released. This is not a new issue to us and we of course respect people’s opinions, but in these times of social media where direct communication to the fans is available, I thought I’d make a direct statement to explain how we, Frontiers see things.

Since the moment I put the label together, I saw this as one of the most exciting jobs that I could ever have imagined in my life. It was something that for years I was only able to dream of. The idea of working with the artists that for years and years I had been listening to on record was truly exciting. And after almost 20 years (yes, next year Frontiers will turn 20!), I think I have not lost one ounce of that initial enthusiasm! I was, and still am primarily a MUSIC fan and I have always interpreted my role as A&R director of Frontiers in a creative way. I have always been relentless in trying to find and expose GOOD MUSIC to the fans. And considering that when I started the label a lot of the classic bands that I grew up with were disbanded or not active, I think that I have really helped in creating some interesting pieces of music to fill the void left by those legends.

Since the days where – together with artists like Kevin Chalfant, Mark Mangold, Jim Peterik, Billy Greer or Tony Harnell to name a few – we created the concepts of Two Fires, The Sign, Seventh Key, Pride of Lions and Starbreaker, Frontiers has been the “brain” behind these new band projects which were greeted warmly by the public and the media. Now as to WHY those bands have never played live? Well to begin with it is not completely true that none of these projects have ever played live. In fact, The Sign, Two Fires, Seventh Key, The Magnificent, W.E.T, Angelica, ISSA, and I am certainly forgetting others, have all played live shows. And also, it needs to be said that there is nothing in principle that prevents these bands from playing live. In most cases, unfortunately this has to do with a lack of interest from tour promoters and/or with scheduling conflicts among the members or even certain contractual obligations that the artists might have to their main band. However, I am pleased to say that there will be more and more efforts from our side to bring these projects to life on the stage moving forward – and you will soon see what I mean.

So, yes, I think I am creative and again, what still preoccupies me the most, after all these years, is to keep releasing GREAT records that keep Classic Rock, Melodic Rock, and Hard Rock alive and well with a constant flow of quality releases. This – I think – allows everyone to keep ENJOYING new and exciting music while allowing me to keep building on my personal dreams thanks to the art, talent and skill of all these amazing musicians we are so fortunate to work with. Just think about all the amazing records from the likes of ALLEN LANDE, FROM THE INSIDE, ISSA, KHYMERA, KISKE SOMERVILLE, PLACE VENDOME, FIRST SIGNAL, SUNSTORM, VERTIGO and all the others…

I really hope that people can welcome with open arms the music we release and give it a fair chance, regardless of who is involved, if the artist is touring, etc. Moreover I wish to say one final thing: If it wasn’t for some of those projects, we would have had a lot more difficulties in launching new talents. The most shining example is probably W.E.T, whose success immensely helped the exposure for two of the most EXCITING new bands we have on the roster, Eclipse (Sweden) and Work of Art. But, I could obviously mention Revolution Saints for Alessandro Del Vecchio, Allen Lande for Magnus Karlsson, Starbreaker for Fabrizio Grossi, Find Me for Daniel Flores, and of course all the work we did during the years with Dennis Ward and so on. These groups are also a really important tool to expose new songwriters, producers and real musical talents to the world.

Talking about new bands, you may have noticed some “young blood” coming in. I am very proud of these new guys and I hope you will follow and give them a chance, exactly in the same way you would do with a new Whitesnake or Journey record.

Long Live Rock n’ Roll!!



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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.





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