Archive for world news


Posted in guitarists, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , on June 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Song to Debut at the Annual Presidential General Assembly of the UN 69TH Session Gala on June 30th


(Los Angeles, CA) World renowned guitarist, JOE SATRIANI and UN Musical Director ROBIN DIMAGGIO, have teamed up to compose and produce a new song entitled, “Music Without Words” to be unveiled at the June 30th Annual Presidential General Assembly of the UN 69th Session Gala in New York City. The Assembly and Gala feature world dignitaries as well as the Heads of States from nations across the globe. Accompanying the song will be a video, compiled by the UN, featuring footage of people the world over.

The song was co-written by the two exclusively for this event and produced by DiMaggio as the UN Musical Director. On his collaboration with SATRIANI, DiMaggio stated “Working with Joe has brought a new meaning to music, this masterpiece was a collaboration of elegance and prestige. This unforgettable melody is for all the human beings in sync with enlightenment and peace.”

A meeting between these two iconic musicians first took place when Robin, as musical director for the Arsenio Hall Show, asked SATRIANI to sit in with his band last fall. A friendship sparked between the two and discussions of collaborating for the UN, began. Fast forward to June 30th when the piece will debut at the UN Assembly. “Robin came to me with a beautiful challenge,” SATRIANI says, “to create a melody that would touch the hearts of six billion people, a call to humanity, a message of love. He sent me an awesome groove to get the ball rolling, I sent him back a melody, and we kept the collaboration going until we were both blown away. I’m thrilled with the final mix and can’t wait for people to hear it.”

The song also features vocals from Ms Monet, a Grammy-award winning vocalist, songwriter and performer who has sung with everyone from Boz Scaggs to Faith Hill, Toto and Queen Latifah. It was DiMaggio’s decision, to blend the beauty of Ms Monet’s vocals with SATRIANI’s guitar to create such an incredibly moving piece.

SATRIANI is currently readying his 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova” for release on July 24th. SATRIANI is the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more gold award for the debut album by his band Chickenfoot), and sales in excess of 10 million copies. The critically acclaimed guitarist also has 15 Grammy nominations for songs such as “Always With Me, Always With You,” “The Crush Of Love,” and “Summer Song,” as well as full albums like Surfing With The Alien, The Extremist and Super Colossal.

Robin DiMaggio is a musical force to be reckoned with. Known as one of the world’s premiere drummers and classical/world percussionists, Robin is also a highly skilled songwriter, composer, conductor, arranger, producer, engineer, and instrumentalist. He has toured and recorded with veterans such as Paul Simon, David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Diana Ross, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Luther Vandross, Lil Jon, Martina McBride, Daft Punk, Johnny Cash, and Chris Isaak, as well as with acclaimed world musicians, sitarist/composer Ravi Shankar and violin maestro L. Shankar. He has also appeared on David Letterman and has performed at the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, and the MTV Music Awards, and was Musical Director and drummer for late-night TV’s Arsenio Hall Show on CBS Syndication, and TBS’ Lopez Tonight, hosted by George Lopez.

Having traveled extensively from an early age, Robin’s music incorporates rhythms and sounds from diverse cultures throughout the world. The vast array of influences in Robin’s life have made him a charismatic ambassador of the arts. For the fifth straight year, Robin has been assigned the returning position of Music Director for the United Nations, where one of his many responsibilities includes coordinating musical guests for the official General Assembly Summit in New York City each September at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria. Robin produced former Eagles guitarist Don Felder’s 2012 album, Road to Forever, and Stephen Bishop’s 2014 release, Be Here Then. Robin has some incredible projects in the works, as he is in the preliminary stages of his new vision — the first U.N. School of Art, Culture and Music in Southern California.


Source: MAD Ink PR



Four Bizarre Mothers Day Album Covers

Posted in album covers, holidays, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on May 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Mothers Day - Cherry Pie - promo album cover pic

Mothers Day is on Sunday, May 10th. I wish all the moms and grandmas a Happy Mothers day. Here at Metal Odyssey, our special way of celebrating Mothers Day is to present this list of Four Bizarre Mothers Day Album Covers. Each album cover on this list is clearly created by people that have not a clue, in my opinion.

The Mothers Day album cover (above) really has me questioning: who is the dummy that decided to combine Mothers Day with cherry pie for an album cover? WTF?! That is flat-out insane, immature and embarrassing! Of all the freaking pies in the world, why spotlight cherry pie? Apple pie, peach pie or any other stinking pie would have done just nicely, thank you very much.

The Flexican & Sef - Mothers Day - extended version - promo pic - 2014

Evidently the musical artist for this Mother’s Day song is: The Flexican & Sef. My big question is: what the hell does the artwork on this MP3 single have to with Mother’s Day? Two dudes and a city skyline, inside a burst, does not represent Mother’s Day to me. Un-freaking-real. Whatever.

Mothers Day Special - promo album cover pic - 2013

The above Mother’s Day album cover is incredibly bizarre! That mother depicted is bloodied and in obvious pain! Did this mother really deserve such a dreadful situation as this? What is that piece of lumber that she is holding? What does this cover art mean? WTF?!

The Mothers Day Massacre - Vol. 2 - promo album cover pic

Lastly, I don’t dig the combination of Mother’s Day and massacre; it is grossly immature to combine the two. Really. The moron(s) that decided to attach The Mothers Day Massacre to a Heavy Metal compilation of songs needs to have their lame-ass brain(s) examined for worm rot. Once again, I’m reminded that dumb-asses are among us. This also reminds me that there are people still out there sniffing model glue and they are roaming among us.

I love my mother with all my heart and hope she has a fun day in heaven, alongside my sister. I miss them both dearly. Metal be thy name – Stone.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1



GOZU: Massachusetts Riff Rockers To Embark Upon First-Ever European Tour; “The Fury Of A Patient Man” Limited Edition Vinyl Out Now

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Gozu - European Tour 2014 - promo flyer

Massachusetts hellions, GOZU, will take their riffs overseas next week for their first-ever European takeover! Set to begin at the legendary Roadburn Festival, the band will wage a full-on volume ambush through ten select locales in the Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia and Italy, concluding with a performance at Desertfest in Berlin.

GOZU will be touting the fruit of their The Fury Of A Patient Man full-length released last Spring via Small Stone. The self-produced ten track monster earned widespread praise for its Chris Cornellian vocal swells and robust, heavy rock swagger. Describes The Big Takeover of the release, “Besides wielding bruising riffs like katanas, the Cambridge, Massachusetts quartet shows an impish sense of pop culture humor with titles like ‘Charles Bronson Pinchot,’ ‘Disco Related Injury’ and the Welcome Back, Kotter referencing ‘Signed, Epstein’s Mom.’ But the primary reasons GOZU stomps most pot smoking riffmeisters into the ground are their two frontdudes. Guitarist Doug Sherman maintains a melodic touch even as his amps scream for mercy, and singer Marc Gaffney exudes as much soul as bravado.”


Adds MetalSucks, “GOZU play the tunes on their sophomore album with a pair of great grizzled gonads. We’re talking balls, people, some truly tremendous twin testes. The kind so deeply and scraggily forested that those epic ball-beards have epic ball-beards; the kind that require a high quality wide-angle lens to get any real perspective on… At times, The Fury Of A Patient Man plays like a de-progged Mastodon after a dozen successful anger management sessions, or a laid back King Giant. The consistently competent delivery, the thick lowdown chords, dynamic proficiency and attention to density all point that direction. It’s the kind of heavy rock that just about anybody can enjoy over a few foamy brews in a hazy basement bar on a Saturday night. And when your date agrees to take the evening back to your place, you can even pretend she’s thinking of you the whole time.”

A special deluxe edition of The Fury Of A Patient Man was recently released via Small Stone in celebration of the upcoming European journey. Limited to 500 copies, the 2XLP set comes on 180-gram wax with a wide spine jacket, poly-lined sleeve, and two colors – LP one is “clear green” while LP two is “solid purple.” Sides one, two and three feature tracks from the original album, while side four offers up exclusive vinyl-only numbers with one original tune (“Break You”) and GOZUed renditions of Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years” and D’Angelo’s “Shit, Damn, Motherfucker.”

GOZU Spring Tour 2014:

4/12/2014 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/13/2014 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/15/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
4/16/2014 Channel Zero – Ljubiljana, SI
4/17/2014 Magnolia – Milano, IT
4/18/2014 E20 Underground – Montecchio, IT
4/19/2014 TBA
4/20/2014 TBA
4/22/2014 Das Bette – Frankfurt, DE
4/23/2014 Musicon – Den Haag, NL
4/24/2014 The Underground – Cologne, DE
4/25/2014 Astra Kulturhaus Desertfest – Berlin, DE


Order the vinyl edition of The Fury Of A Patient Man at THIS LOCATION.



Marc Gaffney – vox/guitar
Mike Hubbard -drums
Doug Sherman–  guitar
Joe Grotto – Bass
Jeff Fultz – guitAR


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GOZU:

Facebook: GOZU


small stone records - logo - 2013

Small Stone:

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small




BLACK SABBATH – Headlining British Summer Time Festival In Hyde Park, London, On July 4th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Hyde Park - 2014 - concert flyer - Soundgarden

Black Sabbath will be headlining Hyde Park July 4th, 2014! It’s the rock royalty event of the summer, with Soundgarden and other special guests Faith No MoreMotörhead, Soulfly, Wolfmother and many more.

Tickets on sale 9am April 4th here:

Black Sabbath - Tour Dates - 2014 - promo flyer - #80050


* For more info on BLACK SABBATH:

Black Sabbath – Facebook


Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small




IRONSTORM – Announce Calgary And Edmonton CD Launch Shows For Forthcoming EP ‘Wrathwind’; Streaming New Single ‘The Watcher’

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ironstorm - promo band pic - 2014 - #35027

L-R: Dave Pollock – Bass | Luke Barry – Rhythm/Lead Guitars | Karli Romyn – Vocals | Tyson Travnik – Drums | Diego Fermandez – Rhythm/Lead Guitars |Photo Credit – Dana Zuk


Thrash-Power-Speed Metal quartet Ironstorm are proud to announce they will be performing two CD launch shows for their forthcoming EP ‘Wrathwind’ set for release on April 22nd. They will be showcasing in Calgary, AB on Friday, April 25 at Lord Nelson’s with support from Bloodreich, Shrapnal, Samandriel and in their hometown of Edmonton, AB on Saturday, April 26 at The Starlite Room with support from Bleed, Mortillery, Gatekrashor. For further event details, please visit the following link:

In additional news, Ironstorm has teamed up with for the exclusive premiere of their track ‘The Watcher’.

PureGrainAudio Stream

Ironstorm’s debut EP, Wrathwind will feature six tracks highlighting the band’s “energetic, organic, melodic, passionate, powerful” sound. Wrathwind was engineered and mixed by Travnik in his own professional studio, Excalibur Productions and was mastered by Andy Larocque of King Diamond/Merciful Fate at Sonic Train Studios and will be available in a number of formats, from digital download to floppy disk. Yes, floppy disk.

For more info, please visit the following link:

Buy Links: iTunesBandcamp

Ironstorm - promo band pic - band logo - 2014 - #44999

(Source: Asher Media Relations)

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small





ARCH ENEMY – “War Eternal” Cover Art And Track Listing Revealed – “War Eternal” Official Video Streaming!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Arch Enemy - War Eternal - promo cover pic - 2014

ARCH ENEMY reveal album artwork and track-listing for “War Eternal”, which is coming out June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America! Artwork by Costin Chioreanu.

War Eternal will be released worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan.


War Eternal track-listing (standard edition):

01. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)

02. Never Forgive, Never Forget

03. War Eternal

04. As The Pages Burn

05. No More Regrets

06. You Will Know My Name

07. Graveyard Of Dreams

08. Stolen Life

09. Time Is Black

10. On And On

11. Avalanche

12. Down To Nothing

13. Not Long For This World


Below, listen to and watch the blazing, shredding, intense, unreal grand and new official music video for War Eternal. Get your ears and brain blown away by Arch Enemy’s new and talented lead vocalist Alissa White-Gluz! Metal be thy name!

Arch Enemy - promo band pic - 2014 - #43077

Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals

Michael Amott – Lead Guitars

Nick Cordle – Lead Guitars

Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass

Daniel Erlandsson – Drums


* For more info on ARCH ENEMY:


Facebook: Arch Enemy

Century Media Records - logo - B&W


CM Distro:

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small





SKINFATHER – New Single From SoCal Death Quintet Streaming At Decibel

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Skinfather - None Will Mourn - promo cover pic - 2014 - #100

As Streetcleaner Records prepares to release None Will Mourn, the debut LP from SKINFATHER, today the first single from the album has been released via Decibel Magazine.

Southern California-based death metal quintet SKINFATHER’s debut album, None Will Mourn, bears nine pulverizing hymns delivered with calculated precision and a cavernous production, taking direct inspiration from the 1990s Stockholm death metal scene and jacking it up with a bit more modern muscle. None Will Mourn was engineered by Taylor Young from Nails, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features the bold cover art crafted by Raul Gonzalez, and is set for digital and LP release via Todd Jones of Nails’ DIY label, Streetcleaner Records, on April 22nd.

Today, Decibel Magazine is hosting a premiere of the first single from the album to be released, with the LP’s second track, “Drown In Black,” now slaughtering at THIS LOCATION.

Preorders for the LP version of None Will Mourn, which includes a digital download, are also now live, alongside other Skinfather merch HERE.

A week following the street date of None Will Mourn, SKINFATHER will join Nails on their upcoming West Coast tour, providing support for all shows alongside Iron Lung and Bone Sickness. Additional regional tour actions, including a full East Coast attack this Fall, will be announced shortly.


SKINFATHER West Coast Tour w/ Nails, Iron Lung, Bone Sickness:

5/01/2014 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ Nausea

5/02/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ Violent Reaction, The Flex

5/03/2014 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA

5/04/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR

5/05/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Gag


(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on SKINFATHER:

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small






Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,229 other followers

%d bloggers like this: