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KYNG “Burn The Serum” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

KYNG – The power trio of KYNG are from Los Angeles, California and their sophomore album, Burn The Serum, was released on April 15th. KYNG plays eyeball popping Heavy Rock, embedded with muscular Stoner and Classic Rock stylings for good damn measure. KYNG has tapped into such a prolific hard and heavy sound that they’ve rubbed elbows within the Metal Universe with ease.

As for the album, Burn The Serum has proven to be one of the very, very best investments I’ve made all year with my music purchases. KYNG comes across musically, as if they’ve booted the status quo of Hard Rock into bloody submission, never to rear its boring and carbon copied head ever again. Whoa. This power trio can play and if you don’t believe or agree with me, then your grandma’s dusty ABBA vinyl collection and her old Readers Digests are calling for you.

The lead single, Electric Halo, from Burn The Serum, showcases soaring and melodic vocals from guitarist/vocalist Eddie Veliz which reminds me of a time when singers really did sound like superheroes; and all I wanted to do was grow up to be that super dude I’m hearing on the 45 rpm. I harken back to the day, when I spinned Bad Company’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy for hours on end. Oops… back to 2014.

KYNG delivers all things powerful on Burn The Serum and if this sophomore release is any indication, to me, the Heavy Rock universe is the limit for this band. This power trio was born to be KYNG. ‘Nuff said and… Metal be thy name. – Stone

Crank Up Electric Halo, Below! Whoa!

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Tony Castaneda – Bass & Back up Vocals

Pepe Clarke – Drums

Eddie Veliz - Guitar & Lead Vocals

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BUY THE SINGLE! BUY THE ALBUM! 

Download on iTunes: http://georiot.co/BurnTheSerum

Buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/Q8ktSN

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* For more info on KYNG:

Website: http://www.kyngband.com

Facebook: Kyng

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kyngband

KYNG Merch: http://kyng.merchnow.com/

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Website: http://www.razorandtie.com/

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LONG LIVE KYNG.

LONG LIVE CALIFORNIA.

Stone.

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN “Trial By Fire – Live In Leningrad” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Guitar, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 Metal Fists!

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Yngwie Malmsteen – Trial By Fire / Live In Leningrad Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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YNGWIE MALMSTEENTrial By Fire / Live In Leningrad was the first live album released by this iconic Neoclassical Metal guitarist, back in 1989, via Polydor. The legendary Joe Lynn Turner is the lead vocalist, with Barry Dunaway (bass & vocals), Jens Johansson (keyboards) and Anders Johansson (drums) rounding out this magnificent group. This live album was produced by Yngwie Malmsteen.

I once owned this album on vinyl and didn’t upgrade this release to CD until today. Unreal, I know. I found this Yngwie Malmsteen gem at my favorite indie Pop Culture store in Dayton, Ohio: Disc Exchange. I am thrilled to have this Yngwie Malmsteen release back in my ears and collection, once again! Ignore any lame reviews for this album that you may run into on the internet; such reviews are written by dorks that are easy listening aficionados. This is as splendid a live album as you’ll hear; Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Lynn Turner and band put on a fabulous live show!

Yngwie Malmsteen is at his finest, shredding about with his signature jaw-dropping guitar magic. Don’t expect these songs to be carbon copies from their respective studio albums either; songs such as You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget and Deja Vu are smokin’ with some whiz-bang improv, while Yngwie Malmsteen’s solo’s are supernatural. I waited too long to regain this live Yngwie Malmsteen album; I promise to myself, I’ll never let it go again! Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Track Listing: Liar, Queen In Love, Deja Vu, Far Beyond The Sun, Heaven Tonight, Dreaming (Tell Me), You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget, Guitar Solo (Trilogy Suite OP/Spasebo Blues), Crystal Ball, Black Star, Spanish Castle Magic (LP Version)

* Trial By Fire / Live In Leningrad was recorded at Leningrad SKK Stadium in Saint Petersburg (Russia), by Tony Platt using the Novosti Press Agency Mobile.

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Above: Yngwie Malmsteen in 2014, with his Fender Stratocaster.

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* For more info on YNGWIE MALMSTEEN:

Facebook: Official Yngwie Malmsteen

Website: http://www.yngwiemalmsteen.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialYJM

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LONG LIVE YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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DARKENTRIES “The Make Believe” – 5 Song Debut EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, post-sludge, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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DARKENTRIES is a Post-Sludge band from Columbia, South Carolina and one of the first signed bands to Kylesa’s new record label: Retro Futurist. Overall, this 5 song debut EP from Darkentries, The Make Believe, is a blend of extreme, macabre sound, vibes and emotions. If you can picture how the Melvins would sound being phenomenally pissed off, coupled with the dark anger of Trillion Red, then you’ll (hopefully) know what Darkentries is serving for Metal dinner… and it’s not your grandma’s mac and cheese.

With all of that above blab stated, Darkentries are unique, with an overriding Doom Metal quality and forceful energy about their Metal. If you like to be scared straight, then play this nifty EP in a total dark room by yourself. The vocals alone are an extreme showstopper and quite possibly from dark places unknown to mankind. Don’t allow the band’s look (see photo at bottom) deceive you. This band isn’t looking to share their time mulling over imported tea and biscuits; this Darkentries crew is instead looking to dominate a Metal genre and kick your eardrums into submission. Cool.

Darkentries plays at such a potent level of Post-Sludge Extreme and their Metal has an impressive enormous bite; their debut should catapult their career both among the underground dwellers and those above that know better. That’s my Metal assessment, anyways. Dig it? I sure dig Darkentries. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Hit the Bandcamp play button below and get your senses torched by Darkentries! Then buy their Metal and support this talented Metal act!

Track Listing: TV FUZZ, HONEY EATER, I’M TIRED OF BEING AWAKE, 1200-S, FEEDBACK FUNERAL

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DARKENTRIES:

Jonathan Warf – Guitar

Roger Caughman – Guitar

Bradford Marino – Bass

Hampton Dodd – Vocals

Josh Gilley – Drums

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* Darkentries The Make Believe, was released on March 25th, 2014, via Retro Futurist, in both vinyl and digital download.

* Retro Futurist is a record label owned and operated by the core members of KYLESA.

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Website: http://www.retrofuturistrecords.com

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* For more info on DARKENTRIES:

Facebook: Darkentries

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LONG LIVE DARKENTRIES.

LONG LIVE RETRO FUTURIST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DIRTY CAKES BAND – “I’d Luv To See You Nakid” – 3 Song EP Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DIRTY CAKES BAND – Back on October 1st, 2013, I’d Luv To See You Nakid, the debut (3 song) EP from Dirty Cakes Band was self-released. It is available as a name your price at the (fabulous) music media platform known as Bandcamp (see below). This Psychedelic Desert Grunge band, in my Metal opinion, have 3 outstanding songs to launch their career from, therefore:

DIRTY CAKES BAND – I’D LUV TO SEE YOU NAKID IS STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!

I really dig Dirty Cakes Band and there appears to be many others that do as well; especially of the female variety and one visit to their twitter page will explain what I mean. Dirty Cakes Band call Los Angeles, California, home. Their overall sound is a bounty of what I want to hear from an up and coming Hard Rock band. Dirty Cakes Band are (just enough) raw, while dabbling in a few Rock genres and molding it all together to make their own unique and refreshing musical statement.

Dirty Cakes Band have taken their brand of sound and united it with the relevancy of Classic Rock in a wonderful and memorable way. The future should surely be successful for Dirty Cakes Band, as long as they continue to make more great songs, tour and market themselves on social media with Rockin’ legit drive, hunger and passion. They’re certainly off to a tremendous start already. Metal be thy name. – Stone

CRANK UP, LISTEN TO, SHARE AND PURCHASE THE ROCK AND ROLL FROM DIRTY CAKES BAND! WHOA!

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Produced by: Dirty Cakes and Alana Downey

Recorded by: Robert Heft and Dirty Cakes

Recorded at: Songwriters Studio Services in Northridge and
The Cottage in Laurel Canyon

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* For more info on DIRTY CAKES BAND:

https://twitter.com/DirtyCakesBand

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LONG LIVE DIRTY CAKES BAND.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

I LOVE RICH – “Respect The Rich” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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I LOVE RICH – It happened a couple of weeks ago. I was minding my own business, while checking out my email inbox. Then I saw it. Rich, the frontman  for “I Love Rich” wanted to know if I would like a copy of his band’s new CD to review: Respect The Rich. The CD arrived in the mail some days later. I opened the package and stared at this fun looking CD cover art and thought, as the legendary Mick Jagger would sing: it’s only Rock And Roll (but I like it).

Before this historical email from Rich, I never heard of his band before. Heck, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The last thing I need in my Metal life right now is a group of Rock And Roll troublemakers, from Chicago, messing with me to review their new CD. I felt worry overcome me, slightly. I slapped in and listened to this Respect The Rich CD into my laptop; then eventually into my home stereo. Both results were the same. I LOVE RICH ROCKS!!

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One thing is for certain, Rich and his band have received an obvious influence from early 70’s KISS. That’s a very good thing too. Rich actually has a cool resemblance, vocally, to the legendary Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. In my Metal opinion, that is. Respect The Rich have 6 original songs on their new CD, with 2 added alternate versions of (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On. It’s honestly a fascinating song and Rocks so well! A true sing-along Hard Rock song if I’ve ever heard one.

I Love Rich plays their Hard Rock with conviction and there’s no smoke or mirrors about their sound or songs. Hell, Classic Rock and red-blooded Hard Rockers should get a dizzying kick out of this band! I Love Rich is a band that makes me proud to live in the Mid West. Just like my other Mid West, DIY band favorites, I Love Rich are contributing to the Rock And Roll cause in a very splendid way, indeed. ALL of the songs on Respect The Rich flat-out Rock and I would love to see I Love Rich in a live setting. Hell yes, I would.

With a BIG guitar driven sound, impressive vocals and kick-ass musicianship all-around, I Love Rich have delivered to me a memorable CD! You can’t kill blue-collar Rock And Roll and I Love Rich are proof positive of this. Life can be filled with Rockin’ surprises and that’s why I do check my email inbox everyday. A talented and underground Rock And Roll band that’s been paying their dues, going on 2 decades, I cannot resist respecting. I Love Rich and their Midwest Rock And Roll kicks legitimate ass. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Now… go online and buy Respect The Rich, it’s available on iTunes and at cdbaby. Click the cdbaby link below! Whoa!

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ILOVERICH

YOU can listen to I Love Rich – Respect The Rich in its entirety, by using that super-amazing SoundCloud song box below! Whoa!

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RESPECT THE RICH – Track Listing:

01 – Respect The Rich (Intro)

02 – (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On

03 – Wake Up, Let Me Rock You

04 – We’re Here To Save Rock And Roll

05 – Fight The Fire

06 – If You Don’t Take Your Clothes Off, Tonight’s Gonna Suck

07 – (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On (Rock En Espanol Version)

08 – (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On (Clean radio version AKA (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Love You With The Lights On)

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* For more info on I LOVE RICH:

Facebook: I Love Rich

Website: http://www.iloverich.net

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LONG LIVE I LOVE RICH.

LONG LIVE CHICAGO.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

ICED EARTH “Among The Living Dead” – Song From “Plagues Of Babylon” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ICED EARTHPlagues Of Babylon is the 11th studio album from America’s ICED EARTH and it’s a steamroller of True Metal to the nth degree! There’s no excuse for any fan of Metal to pass over this new ICED EARTH release! Plagues Of Babylon is mightily stocked with Metal songs that will shake the earth around you and Among The Living Dead is one of them!

Take a listen below to the powerful vocals of Stu Block and the riveting guitar talents of Jon Schaffer and Troy Seele. Turn the bass to high and allow Luke Appleton to send seismic waves through your skull. This is a damn great and eerie Metal song. This is American Heavy Metal. This is ICED EARTH. Metal be thy name. – Stone

ICED EARTH – Among The Living Dead Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

Facebook: http://www.icedearth.com

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

Shop: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

REBEL MEETS REBEL – 2006 Supergroup And Album Of David Allan Coe And Cowboys From Hell – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in country music, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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During breaks from their full-time touring and recording, from 1999 to 2003, three-quarters of the iconic PANTERA (Vinnie Paul, Rex Brown and Dimebag Darrell) joined Metal forces with the legendary Country Outlaw, David Allan Coe, to form a band and record an album appropriately called: Rebel Meets Rebel  (Big Vin Records). D.A.C. and CFH (Cowboys From Hell). A new brand of Metal was born!

I remember like it was yesterday, when I bought Rebel Meets Rebel! I was happier than a farm hog in a pit of stinky hot mud, as I trotted out of my local Super Walmart with this CD in hand. Hell, this was a CD that boasted the guitar prowess of (the late) Dimebag Darrell! From the first moment Nothin’ To Lose started playing, I knew this supergroup was beyond special! I played this CD multiple times everyday, for at least a year! That’s how much I enjoyed this CD and STILL DO enjoy it!

Crank Up Nothin’ To Lose!! Hell Yeah!!

Rebel Meets Rebel is a keeper for life, for me. This CD is so rich with the spirit, vibes and sounds of Country/Southern Metal that it’s dizzying to put into words! Believe me, I consider it a blessing that these four legends decided to record these twelve songs together. It’s just so sad that Dimebag Darrell was not here to see Rebel Meets Rebel released; as it was truly embraced by his fans and climbed the Billboard Album Charts.

From many a PANTERA interview and article I’ve read over the years, combined with this CD’s liner notes, Dimebag Darrell was a huge fan of David Allan Coe. I can understand why. David Allan Coe’s resume speaks for itself and his rebellious songs are stuff of Country Music legend. David Allan Coe’s vocals just comes across as his being one tough son-of-a-bitch and gritty Rock ‘N Roll outlaw, while he surely savored every moment, on every song this CD has to offer! David Allan Coe is credited with writing all the lyrics for these songs as well.

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Dimebag Darrell is superb on guitar, his licks and riffs being so freaking heavy as shit! When anyone ever asks me what Country Metal is, I respond: Rebel Meets Rebel and D.A.C. with the CFH! Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown are (of course) terrific on drums and bass, respectively. Man, as I write this, I get so pissed off that Dimebag Darrell was taken from us all; he never deserved to die so young and so violently by a psychopath. As fans, we are truly blessed to have the music that Dimebag Darrell has left for us.

My favorite song (out of favorite songs) on Rebel Meets Rebel is: Cowboys Do More Dope. I just love, love that song! It’s a song that puts me in a freaking great mood in a micro second! It may not be the fastest Metal song ever; yet it’s one of the heaviest of Metal songs I’ve ever enjoyed, time and again! To paraphrase what David Allan Coe writes in the liner notes: this was to be the first time that the Country and Metal genres were to fuse in such a circumstance; however, Metallica and Garth Brooks get credit for doing it first. It figures. Despite how the timeline of events happened, as David Allan Coe wrote in the CD’s liner notes: “we are the real deal as they say, we are the Cowboys From Hell, that’s for real.”

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This Rebel Meets Rebel CD is the real Metal deal; it’s a thick and potent slice of imperative Metal history that can never be forgotten!

Metal be thy name. – Stone

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LONG LIVE DAVID ALLAN COE.

LONG LIVE VINNIE PAUL.

LONG LIVE REX BROWN.

REST IN PEACE, DIMEBAG DARRELL.

Stone.

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