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FAILURE SHARE IN-STUDIO VIDEO, ANNOUNCE PRE-ORDERS FOR “FANTASTIC PLANET” FOLLOW-UP

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Failure - promo band photo - #2015FRNR

LAUNCH PLEDGEMUSIC CAMPAIGN

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2015 – Failure, who are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album Fantastic Planet, are giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their progress with a new video released today in tandem with the kick off of the band’s PledgeMusic campaign (pledgemusic.com/failure).

PledgeMusic supporters will receive early access to audio clips as well as ongoing video updates from the band.  A variety of packages are available, offering mementos from the recording sessions, ranging from hand-scrawled lyrics to effects pedals and vocal mics. All pre-order bundles include the as-of-yet untitled album, which will be available in a variety of formats: digital (mp3/flac), cd, vinyl and USB drives.

Explained Ken Andrews: “Obviously we are not the first band to do this sort of thing, but I do think our fans are uniquely qualified to make this a very satisfying experience for all who participate.”

Failure returned from a 17-year hiatus in early 2014 with a riotous hometown show at the El Rey Theatre and performances at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Riot Fest, the Sunset Strip Music Festival, Cinquanta, an outing with old friends Tool, and the band’s own Tree of Stars tour.

About Failure

Failure formed in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s, releasing Comfort, their debut album, in 1992 via Slash Records.  Magnified followed in the spring of 1994 with the band’s final offering, Fantastic Planet, released in 1996.  Fantastic Planet earned a perfect 5-star score from Alternative Press with the magazine saying the album was able “to breathe life into the corpse of contemporary, guitar-driven rock,” adding that the band was “willing to stretch the definition of both their instruments and their songs.”  The 17-track album is considered one of the era’s most influential and enduring rock records.  Failure is Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards and Kellii Scott.

About PledgeMusic

PledgeMusic is the world’s leading online, direct-to-fan music community, offering artists a unique way to engage their fans in the music making experience while interacting with PledgeMusic’s global community of music fans.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on FAILURE:

Facebook: Failure

Website: http://failureband.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAILURE.

Stone.

KID ROCK “First Kiss” – New Studio Album Releases February 24th

Posted in Music, rock music, rock music news, music news with tags , , , on January 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kid Rock - First Kiss - promo album cover pic - #02-2015KRUSA

The tenth studio album, First Kiss, from KID ROCK releases on February 24th, 2015, via Warner Bros. Records. This is KID ROCK’s first album with Warner Bros. Records. Below is the track list and other info for the album.

First Kiss – Track List:

  1. First Kiss
  2. Good Times, Cheap Wine
  3. Johnny Cash
  4. Ain’t Enough Whiskey
  5. Drinking Beer With Dad
  6. Good Time Lookin’ for Me
  7. Best of Me
  8. One More Song
  9. Jesus and Bocephus

Explicit Bonus Track: 10. FOAD

Clean Bonus Track: 10. Say Goodbye

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Pre-order the new album “First Kiss” and be eligible for pre-sale ticket access (after fanclub) to the 2015 US headlining tour. Get all the info and get your copy here: www.kidrock.com

Kid Rock - First Kiss - promo album cover banner - #2015KRR

* For more info on KID ROCK:

Facebook: Kid Rock

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KID ROCK.

Stone.

KISS – Japan Tour Dates 2015

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Japan Tour - promo flyer - 2015 - #122014

The super legendary KISS will return to Japan with five concerts in February and March of 2015!

KISS Japan Tour Dates:

Feb 23 @ Nippon Gaishi Hall – Nagoya

Feb 25 @ Osaka Castle Hall – Osaka

Feb 26 @ Hiroshima Sun Plaza – Hiroshima

Feb 28 @ Sekisui Heim Super Arena – Sendai

Mar 3 @ Tokyo Dome – Tokyo

Visit http://udo.jp/Artists/Kiss/index.html for full details.

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Source: Facebook KISS

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE JAPAN.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

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.

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.

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