Archive for January, 2013

DORO – “The Queen Of Heavy Metal” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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DORO – Since I can, today I make the METAL declaration that: DORO “The Queen Of Heavy Metal” is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Now, go and listen to some newly released DORO and… Raise Your Fist!

DORO - Raise Your Fist - Large Promo Cover Pic!!



You can also listen to plenty of DORO classics by getting ahold of this gem:

DORO - Under My Skin - promo cover pic!

DORO – Under My Skin / A Fine Selection Of Doro Classics (2012)


And… step back into METAL time and let some classic WARLOCK into your Rockin’ world! Metal be thy name!

WARLOCK - Triumph And Agony promo album pic!



* If you wanna read my (really cool) review on DORO’s new album Raise Your Fist, just click on that stupendous link below! Whoa!

DORO “Raise Your Fist” – Heavy Metal Queen’s New Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

This DORO – Raise Your Fist album review was posted on Metal Odyssey back on October 14, 2012.


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KISS “Smashes, Thrashes & Hits” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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KISS – Smashes, Thrashes & Hits was released back in the glorious Heavy Metal year of 1988. This greatest hits collection contains 15 KISS hits, with 2 songs that were previously unreleased: Let’s Put The X In Sex and (You Make Me) Rock Hard. There are at least a dozen or so greatest hits albums from KISS and that number may very well be conservative. This compilation is worth owning though, especially if you’re a KISSaholic.

My name is Stone… and I’m a KISSaholic.

Some may feel that Let’s Put The X In Sex is a cheesy KISS song, however, I find myself singing along to it each and every time It plays! I don’t give a stinking shit, this KISS song is simply (gulp) FUN! As it’s been declared by many great warriors of Metal: “If it’s too loud, you’re too old” and “If it’s too fun and wild, you’re most likely severely constipated.”

Beth is sung by (the late and legendary) Eric Carr. Eric obviously sang his heart out on Beth and I dig that. With that said, Beth will always be a Peter Criss song, in my Metal heart. Peter Criss is a living KISS legend, by the way. I had to throw that in.

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There are many timeless KISS classics heard on Smashes, Thrashes & Hits; with Love Gun, Detroit Rock City, Strutter, Calling Dr. Love, Rock And Roll All Nite, Deuce, Shout It Out Loud and I Love It Loud being my favorites off this CD. Okay, Let’s Put The X In Sex is a favorite of mine too… I’m not bashful about saying this song, when played LOUD, gives me ostrich bumps all over my semi-good looking face. Metal be thy name.

My name is Stone… and I feel The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is a joke without KISS having enshrinement there. Those who have kept KISS out of this hall can KISS my Metal lovin’ ass. Whoa.

Lick It Up, Heaven’s On Fire, Tears Are Falling and I Was Made For Lovin’ You round out the 15 KISS classics you’ll hear on this CD. These are the KISS songs that I consider as being on the “second-tier” of KISS quality. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy these KISS songs too; only they’re not as legendary to my ears and Metal soul.

* One confusing item of note: is it Night or Nite? I’ve always known and seen the spelling of this iconic KISS song as: Rock And Roll All Nite. On this CD’s track listing, this song is spelled as: Rock And Roll All Night. Whoa.


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METAL NEWS: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Reveal New Album Title, Track Listing And Artwork!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Killswitch Engage - Disarm The Descent - promo cover pic!

Killswitch Engage have revealed the cover art to their forthcoming studio album, Disarm the Descent, which will be available everywhere April 2. As with all of their previous releases, the cover was designed by bassist Mike D’Antonio. The track listing for the record, which will be the band’s first with vocalist Jesse Leach since 2002’s Alive or Just Breathing, is as follows:

The Hell In Me

Beyond the Flames

The New Awakening

In Due Time

A Tribute to the Fallen

Turning Point

All We Have

You Don’t Bleed for Me

The Call

No End in Sight


Time Will Not Remain


And, last but not least, you can listen to a clip of some new music here.


(Source: Roadrunner Records)

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Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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GREAT WHITE – Multi-platinum recording artists, GREAT WHITE announced today that the band’s third single off of Elation, Hard to Say Goodbye, has reached No. 10 on the classic rock radio Mediabase chart. The heartfelt single has tugged the heartstrings of audiences, especially the military.

GREAT WHITE released Elation (the band’s 12th studio record) from Frontiers Records in May 2012. Elation thrives on GREAT WHITE’s signature grit and blues-hued sound, only marked with a new synergy.

“’Hard To Say Goodbye’ and ‘Promised Land’ should be staples on Nashville radio this summer,” wrote Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles’ Mitch Lafon.

“Great to see them back and rockin’ better than ever,” said ‘Hitman’, program director for KQXX FM (McAllen/Brownsville, Texas).

“’Hard to Say Goodbye’ from GREAT WHITE brings a great band back to radio, it’s a huge phone request with our ladies,” said Max Volume of KOZZ FM (Reno, Nev.).

Catch GREAT WHITE live on KUSI TV’s Good Morning San Diego, Thursday, January 31, 9 a.m. pacific time. Tune in to KGB FM (San Diego) at 6:45 a.m. pacific time on Friday, February 1, and watch XETV TV (San Diego) at 8:20 a.m. pacific time for more coverage.

GREAT WHITE - Elation promo cover

GREAT WHITE’s robust touring schedule just added a direct support slot for WHITESNAKE on July 27 at the Mattawa Voyageur Days in Mattawa, Ontario. With more dates to be announced soon, the current 2013 concert dates:

February 1, Sycuan Casino (El Cajon, Calif.)

March 16 – 20, Monsters of Rock Cruise (various)

March 30, Sierra Ballroom at Boomtown Casino (Reno, Nev.)

April 5, Chester’s Harley Davidson Pavilion (Mesa, Ariz.)

May 10, The Railhead at Boulder Station Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.)

June 1, Ride for a Cure (Salt Lake City, Utah)

June 27, Chumash Casino (Santa Ynez, Calif.)

July 6, Concerts on the Green (Hollister, Calif.)

July 11, Gettysburg Bike Week (Gettysburg, Pa.)

July 12, BBQ Festival (Kankakee, Ill.)

July 20, Waukesha County Fair (Waukesha, Wis.)

July 26, Braun’s Concert Cove (Akron, N.J.)

July 27, Mattawa Voyageur Days (Mattawa, Ontario, Canada)

August 2, Rocking the River (Detroit, Mich.)

August 3, Yamhill County Fair (McMinnville, Ore.)


Featuring founder Mark Kendall (guitar), and 28-year-veterans Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Audie Desbrow (drums), lead singer Terry Ilous and bassist Scott Snyder join them. GREAT WHITE emerged unscathed from late 2011 band member changes. Best known for the 1989 smash “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” GREAT WHITE’s worldwide sales are approaching 10 million. Their song arsenal also includes  “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” “The Angel Song,” “Mistabone,” “I’ve Got Something For You” and “Feeling So Much Better” (recent Top 20 on the classic rock chart.) Visit for additional information.


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METAL NEWS: WHITE WIDOWS – Sacrament Music To Release Debut From New Brooklyn Metal Collective

Posted in hardcore, hardcore metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Brooklyn-based Sacrament Music, founded at the beginning of 2013 by the owners of Saint Vitus Bar/Club, has already announced its second release for the year. Following the label’s recent virgin signing announcement for the debut from local cohorts Sannhet, Sacrament now confirms the pending debut from newly formed Metallic Hardcore outfit WHITE WIDOWS.

Formed by drummer Kenny Appell (Goes Cube, Cleanteeth), bassist Brian Ponto, guitarists Nick Emde (The Destro) and Travis Bacon (Grudges), and vocalist David Castillo (Primitive Weapons, Saint Vitus Bar, Sacrament Music), WHITE WIDOWS merges NYC-style Metallic Hardcore and Southern Sludge Metal elements and production into mid-paced metallic grooves, slow-motion breakdowns and high-paced pit-swinging melees diversifying the flow over the self-titled debut’s twenty-four minute lifespan. The record was recorded with Dean Baltulonis at the Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, Most Precious Blood, Goes Cube) and will see a digital release/exclusive shirt package via Sacrament Music on March 1st.

Among other regional shows to be confirmed continually, WHITE WIDOWS will storm Acheron in Brooklyn with Pittsburgh crust warriors Heartless in March and have two shows with local pirates Mutilation Rites and Seattle deathbeaters Black Breath in Brooklyn and Philly in April.



3/09/2013 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Heartless

4/20/2013 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Black Breath, Mutilation Rites

4/21/2013 O’Reily’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ Black Breath, Mutilation Rites


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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GAMA BOMB – New Album “The Terror Tapes” Releases This April On AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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AFM Records proudly welcomes Irish Thrashers GAMA BOMB as newest addition to its roster! We are looking forward to work with this young, enthusiastic band. New album The Terror Tapes will be released on April 22nd.


April 19th – Europe

April 22nd – UK

April 23rd – USA



Joe McGuigan – Bass And Vocals

Philly Byrne – Vocals

Domo Dixon – Lead Guitar

Paul Caffrey – Drums

John Roche – Guitar



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SCORPION CHILD – Signs To Nuclear Blast, Announces Debut Album Details!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, psychedelic rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Scorpion Child - Group Promo Banner - 2013

Attributes in music are known to be cyclical. Every few years, a band comes along who borrows just enough from the revered past to bring a new infusion of vitality to the musical present. SCORPION CHILD’s sound invokes a time when guitar-driven Rock ruled radio’s airwaves, when being hypnotized by a frontman and his bandmates in a concert arena was one of life’s ultimate main events.

A five-piece from Austin, Texas, SCORPION CHILD have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage show. Guitarists Chris Cowart and David Finner deliver their finessed twin guitar attack with experience older than their years; bassist Shaun Avants and drummer Shawn Alvear are steadfast sentinels of their driving rhythm section; and lead singer Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the Psychedelic Rock cavalry with a passion & voice reminiscent of the early eras of Robert Plant and Ronnie James Dio.

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“I’ve always wanted to hear new musical ingredients within a classic heavy sound,” states vocalist AJB. “It’s great to witness captivating performances where both the live show and the band’s recorded material can complement one another. The heavy-prog sounds of URIAH HEEP, HAIRY CHAPTER, and the epic delivery of early RAINBOW showcases these crossovers brilliantly and gave us all honest – yet relentless – sonics to aspire to. That’s why it’s important for us as a band to maintain spontaneity while putting a special emphasis into integral hooks.”

This May, Nuclear Blast will release SCORPION CHILD’s self-titled, full-length debut. Produced and arranged by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (THE ANSWER, AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD…), the album uses analog recording technology to organically capture a hybrid of nine, hook-filled chapters of heavy Psych Rock. The goal? To breathe new life into a neglected yet still important musical heritage.

Dangerous guitar riffs, soul-ridden bass lines, and thunderous drums with powerful rock vocals as lead conductor convey the on-stage swagger of SCORPION CHILD and will prepare you for the live experience awaiting you when the band tours the U.S. and Europe throughout 2013.

To watch the lyric video for Polygon Of Eyes or to stream the song, visit or surf to and ‘like’ the band!

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Scorpion Child – Track Listing:

1. Kings Highway
2. Polygon Of Eyes
3. The Secret Spot
4. Salvation Slave
5. Liquor
6. Antioch
7. In The Arms Of Ecstasy
8. Lover’s Leap
9. Red Blood (The River Flows)


(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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