IRON MAIDEN – “Legacy Of The Beast” Video Game Receives Award Nomination – “The Number Of The Beast” Single Turns 35!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , on April 26, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by on the Iron Maiden facebook:

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast has been nominated for ‘Best Game’ at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods!

Maiden fans – Go and do what you do best & show your support:

https://goo.gl/rDs34T

Also, on this date in IRON MAIDEN HISTORY:

The Number Of The Beast single was released on this date, 35 years ago! Metal be thy name!

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

Stone.

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JORN “Heavy Rock Radio” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 24, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Die-hard and casual fans of Jorn Lande know he can sing lights out. I love the vocals and discography from Jorn Lande, both with Masterplan and solo as JORN. Jorn Lande is a world-class singer of Heavy Metal and he has nothing to lose by releasing Heavy Rock Radio, an album of 12 cover songs… or does he? JORN sings very well on songs: Stormbringer, Rainbow In The Dark and Don’t Stop Believing; only the vocals of David Coverdale, Ronnie James Dio and Steve Perry, respectively, made their songs magical and timeless, whereas JORN is better off at being a fan of these three songs.

Certainly, there are slight differences musically with each song on this album, compared to the original song; for me to get into each and every nuance regarding such differences would make me look like I have nothing better to do. Seriously. I’ll try to give you all the scary details about this album; so strap yourself in for I’m not being Mr. fanboy right now.

JORN fails miserably with the cover of the iconic Queen song: Killer Queen. It’s so stale both vocally and musically that if I was producing this album it would have been left off. Hotel California is no better. Sorry, this song should never, ever, ever be covered by nobody. All that JORN did with the Eagles Hotel California is make it into a second-tier, county fair, who cares, (let’s make a) Heavy Metal cover song. The electric guitar brilliance of Eagles legends Don Felder and Joe Walsh on the original Hotel California song is breathtaking to me, especially their extended dual-solo; why JORN messed with this is beyond me.

Above: Jorn Lande

JORN even (gulp) covers I Know There’s Something Going On by (gulp) ABBA member Frida. Oh my God is this song a disaster. WTF!? JORN? What were you thinking, dude? Why pick this song? JORN’s cover of this early 80’s bubble-gum song should not be. I’m not sorry for saying that. It’s that seriously awful. It just sounds like Jorn Lande was not pumped up for this album at all. I won’t even mention the cover of the Black Sabbath classic: Die Young. Forget about it. Not worth our time here.

The two huge highlights on this album are Jorn Lande and his band knocking the Paul Stanley song, Live To Win, right out of the park. JORN also excels with the cover of John Farnham’s song: You’re The Voice. Jorns’ vocals are powerful on these songs, the way it should be. I honestly love these covers of two such inspirational songs and JORN actually gives them both a jolt or two of extra inspiration. Unfortunately, minus the two aforementioned songs, this album as a sum of its parts is absolutely not very good at all and I am shocked as hell by it all. – Stone

LONG LIVE JORN.

Stone.

STYX “The Mission” – New Studio Album Releases On June 16th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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STYX – “The Mission” is the 1st studio album of new music in 14 years. This will be the 16th studio album from the great STYX. Available June 16 on CD, LP, Digital and Streaming. Pre-order “The Mission” now at http://www.styxworld.com!

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Stone Says: I am absolutely psyched outta my skull to hear this new STYX studio album! STYX forever! Whoa! I can care in the least that Dennis DeYoung is not with STYX anymore. No offense to Dennis DeYoung at all; he’s been doing his own gig for years now very successfully. For God’s sake, those that complain about Dennis DeYoung no longer being with STYX: GET OVER IT. Take some EX-LAX. That’s life.

It’s been how many years now that STYX has survived (very well) without Dennis DeYoung? KISS has survived without Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. It’s the way the Rock ‘N’ Roll world turns. ‘Nuff said. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STYX.

Stone.

ACCEPT – Classic Album Re-issues as “Platinum Editions” Out On April 14th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 8, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Metal history gets an upgrade! The legendary first four classic albums by ACCEPT will be available as CD re-releases (in Digipak format) on April 14th. These re-issues were compiled in close collaboration with original Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (official) (U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER).

The booklets include the song’s lyrics, old photos from the archives and liner notes by Udo*; “I’m A Rebel”, “Breaker” and “Restless And Wild” in addition have exclusive (live) bonus tracks, performed by Dirkschneider.

* The “Accept” album instead of written liner notes includes an audio-recorded interview with Udo in which he gives insight on the foundation of the band.

* PLEASE NOTE! These “Platinum Edition” re-issues will only be available in North & South America, Asia, Russia, Turkey and the Baltic Countries.

Pre-order here:
http://shop.afm-records.de/search?sSearch=accept

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Source:

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CRYPT ROT – To Release “Embryonic Devils” Through Southern Lord On April 28th

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on March 6, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Sinister new Southern Lord signing CRYPT ROT prepares for the release of their debut LP, Embryonic Devils, confirmed for release on April 28th.

Still in their embryonic stages, CRYPT ROT was conceived in Ashtabula, Ohio in 2016, however members of the group have been cutting their teeth in various other bands for some time. CRYPT ROT was formed by lead vocalist/guitarist Ryan Sposito (former frontman of Homewrecker), drummer/vocalist Matt Izzi (Homewrecker, Scorched), guitarist Joe Dedomenic, bassist Steve Cray (formerly of Homewrecker) and since replaced by Aaron Schwarz, with additional vocals from Allie Dioneff.

CRYPT ROT summons an ominous atmosphere on their debut, as they segue between pummeling blackened death metal fury, packed with caustic vocals, drop-tuned aggression, relentless riffs, spine-tingling harmonies, and creepy sounds from the darkest catacombs. Lyrically they probe matters of life, death, politics, (anti) religion, suffering, and mental health, and take influence from the masters including; Carnage, Dismember, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Repugnant, Deicide, and Dissection.

For the recording sessions of Embryonic Devils, the band enlisted Bill Korecky at the Mars Compound (Integrity, Ringworm, Homewrecker); the collaboration resulted in five brand new death anthems, refined with a high-gain sound that will grab listeners with its ferocity.

Sample the tumultuous filth of “Chapters Of Torment” RIGHT HERE.

Embryonic Devils shall be released via Southern Lord in LP and digital formats on 28th April, preorder information shall be released soon. The band recently entered the studio again resulting in three new songs, which will later appear on a split release with Scorched.

This is just the beginning, let the Rot Begin… welcome to the Crypt.

Embryonic Devils Track List:
1. Segue 1
2. Chapters Of Torment
3. Segue 2
4. Scaphist Waste
5. Segue 3
6. Coffin Birth…Post Mortal Fetal Extrusion
7. Segue 4
8. Pit Of Morbidity
9. Segue 5
10. Internal Organ Feast
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CRYPT ROT:

Father Flesh – Vocals/Guitar

The Executioner – Guitar

Necro Butcher (Aaron Schwarz) – Bass

Rotten Misstress – Vocals/Keyboard

Col. Tomb – Vocals/Drums

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more CRYPT ROT & Southern Lord:

https://www.facebook.com/CryptRotOH

http://www.southernlord.com

http://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

http://twitter.com/twatterlord

LONG LIVE CRYPT ROT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

Stone.

RAVENEYE – Announced As Special Guests On KISS EUROPEAN TOUR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Raveneye / Shot in Camden Town, London / Rob Blackham / www.blackhamimages.com

Raveneye / Shot in Camden Town, London / Rob Blackham / http://www.blackhamimages.com

UK Rock trio RavenEye are thrilled to announce they have been invited to tour Europe as Special Guests of KISS, one of rock’s most notorious and influential bands. They have also been added as Special Guests on the Hellyeah UK tour in April.  The band was recently added to the Download festivals in Spain and France, as well as Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Festival.

Since releasing their wildly successful EP, Breaking Out, and debut album ‘NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international Rock festivals such as Download Festival (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life (U.S.), Aftershock Festival (U.S.), Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) and  most recently the Shiprocked Cruise 2017. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a ‘must see live’ band.

“This could be the start of something very big indeed” – Classic Rock

“Blues rock riffs that slither their way into your brain” – Kerrang

“Hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck hard rock epic you’ll thank yourself for finding” – The Sun

“Keep an eye on Raveneye. They are organic, raw and I hear a real ‘70s influence with these guys.  When a band like this nails it, you never forget it. Wait for that riff in the middle of the song.”     – Nikki Sixx

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When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25-year-old, Oli Brown, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani, and been hailed by Mojo as “the hottest young pistol in British blues” and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today.”  RavenEye’s live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.

RAVENEYE CONFIRMED DATES 2017:

April 7 – Manchester, UK (Club Academy)*

April 8 – Glasgow, UK (The Garage)*

April 10 – Leeds, UK (Leeds University Stylus)*

April 11 – Norwich, UK (Waterfront)*

April 13 – London, UK (O2 Islington Academy)*

April 14 – Bristol, UK (Thekla)*

April 15 – Nottingham, UK (Rock City)*

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May 1 – Moscow, Russia (Olympiski)**

May 4 – Helsinki, Finland (Hartwell Arena)**

May 6 – Stockholm, Sweden (Tele2 Arena) **

May 7 – Oslo. Norway (Spektrum)**

May 10 – Gothenburg, Sweden (Scandinavium)**

May 12 – Dortmund, Germany (Westfallenhalle)**

May 13 – Stuttgart, Germany (Schleyerhalle)**

May 15 – Torino, Italy (Pala Alpitour)**

May 16 – Bologna, Italy (Unipol Arena) **

May 18 – Munich, Germany (Olympiahalle)**

May 20 – Brno, Czech Republic (Bvv- Outdoor)**

May 21 – Vienna, Austria (Stadthalle) **

May 23 – Frankfurt, Germany (Festhalle) **

May 24 – Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)**

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June 9 – Download Festival, Paris France

June 22 – Download Festival, Madrid, Spain

June 30 – Plovdiv Music Fest, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

*Special Guests of Hellyeah

**Special Guests of KISS

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RavenEye are:
Vocals, Guitar – Oli Brown
Bass, Synth, Vocals – Aaron Spiers
Drums – Adam Breeze

Album is available now:

http://radi.al/NovaRavenEye

http://radi.al/NovaiTunes

http://radi.al/NovaAmazon

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Website: raveneyeofficial.com

* Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RAVENEYE.

Stone.

Finnish Extreme Metal Band A LIE NATION To Release New EP In April!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Melodic Extreme Metal quintet A Lie Nation will release their second EP, called “Begin Hate”, April 5th 2017 via Inverse Records.

“Begin Hate” is rough, yet melodic, Extreme Metal with an original touch that fuses elements from Black and Death Metal with rock-like straightforwardness. The four song EP is a study of negative mindscapes of the human species and it spans from extreme aggression to apocalyptic and self-destructive atmospheres. Heavy hitting rhythms and razor sharp vocals are balanced out with intriguing melodies and smoothly grinding bass lines. “Begin Hate” does not bow to anyone or anything, but is sure to leave a mark with its energetic destructiveness.

“Begin Hate” was recorded during the year 2016 at Oulu, Finland. Recording, mixing, mastering and the cover art has been fully produced within A Lie Nation.

An official video “Shooting The Messenger” is available here:
https://youtu.be/ghNkztlf0uQ or below:

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Track list:
1. Rot of the Spirit
2. Shooting the Messenger
3. Into Black Divine
4. A Burn Afar

Members:
Markus Leinonen, drums
Joonas Kokkoniemi, bass guitar
Joni Moisanen, guitar
Miikka Pyykkönen, vocals
Jussi Tuomisto, guitar

Discography:
Begin Hate EP (2017)
Human Waves EP (2015)

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* For more A LIE NATION:

https://www.facebook.com/alienationofficial
http://alienationmetal.com
https://twitter.com/alienationmetal
https://www.instagram.com/alienationband/
https://alienationmetal.bandcamp.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE A LIE NATION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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