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THE MELVINS – Release Unconventional Covers Album “Everybody Loves Sausages” On April 30th

Posted in experimental rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages - promo cover pic!



The Melvins return with a 13-track covers album titled Everybody Loves Sausages, which is set for an Apr. 30 release via Ipecac Recordings.

“This record will give people a peak into the kind of things that influence us musically,” explains Buzz Osborne. “We REALLY like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost we are HUGE music fans.”

In a decidedly Melvins approach to a covers album, the band not only selected a unique assortment of songs to cover, ranging from Roxy Music’s “In Every Dream Home A Heartache” to Queen’s “Best Friend,” they also enlisted several friends to take part including Mudhoney’s Mark Arm joining them for The Scientists’ “Set It On Fire” and Neurosis’ Scott Kelly pitching in on a cover of Venom’s “Warhead.”

While the release is billed as a proper Melvins’ album (featuring the line-up of Osborne, Dale Crover, Jared Warren and Coady Willis), there are a handful of songs recorded as the Melvins Lite incarnation of the band (Osborne, Crover and Trevor Dunn):  “Female Trouble” (Divine a.k.a. John Waters), “Timothy Leary Lives” (Pop-O-Pies) and “Romance By Tales of Terror” (Tales of Terror).


The complete track listing with original artist and guest player notation:

01. Warhead (Venom; Guest: Scott Kelly of Neurosis)

02. Best Friend (Queen; Guest: Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird)

03. Black Betty (Original artist unknown)

04.  Set It On Fire (The Scientists; Guest: Mark Arm)

05.  Station To Station (David Bowie; Guest: JG Thirlwell)

06.  Attitude (The Kinks: Guest: Clem Burke of Blondie)

07.  Female Trouble (Divine a.k.a. John Waters)

08.  Carpe Diem (The Fugs)

09.  Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies)

10.  In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music; Guests: Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)

11. Romance (Tales of Terror)

12. Art School (The Jam; Guest: Tom Hazelmeyer)

13.  Heathen Earth (Throbbing Gristle)


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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MIKE PATTON – On Cover Of Decibel Magazine; TOMAHAWK Tour Kicks Off Tonight In Seattle

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Mike Patton - Decibel Magazine - cover promo

Feb. 12, 2013, San Francisco – Mike Patton, in a rare and comprehensive interview, is on the March cover of Decibel Magazine.

“I first saw Faith No More in 1992, when the band came to my podunk hometown on the Angel Dust tour, with Helmet opening in support of Meantime.” says Decibel Editor-in-Chief Albert Mudrian. “It seems sort of fitting that we’d catch up with Mike Patton as he releases a new Tomahawk record that features former Helmet drummer John Stanier as well.”

The seven-page article, written by J. Bennett, spans the San Francisco-based musician’s history from his Eureka, Calif. roots with Mr. Bungle, on to his work with Faith No More and his move toward independence with his own Ipecac Recordings and his eclectic incarnations via Fantômas, Mondo Cane and Tomahawk amongst others. Copies are on newsstands now and can also be purchased via Decibel’s website:

Tomahawk, who recently released Oddfellows, kick off their first west coast tour in a decade this evening at The Showbox in Seattle. Tomahawk is Duane Denison, Mike Patton, John Stanier and Trevor Dunn.

Tomahawk - Oddfellows - promo cover pic!

Tour Dates:

February 12    Seattle, WA    The Showbox

February 13    Portland, OR    Wonder Ballroom

February 15    San Francisco, CA    Great American Music Hall

February 16    San Francisco, CA    Great American Music Hall

February 17    Santa Ana, CA    The Observatory

February 19    Los Angeles, CA    The Mayan Theater

February 23    Brisbane, Australia    RNA Showgrounds

February 24    Sydney, Australia    Olympic Park

February 26    Sydney, Australia    The Metro

February 27    Melbourne, Australia    Billboard


March 1    Melbourne, Australia    Flemington Racecourse

March 2    Adelaide, Australia    Bonython Park

March 4    Perth, Australia    Claremont Showground

March 30    Sao Paulo, Brazil    Lollapalooza Brazil


April 2    Buenos Aires, Argentina    Malvinas Argentinas Stadium (w/A Perfect Circle)

April 4    Santiago, Chile    Teatro La Cupula del Parque O’Higgins

April 6    Santiago, Chile    Lollapalooza Chile


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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SIRROCO “LAMBAY” – Celtic Heavy Metal Band’s Concept Album Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Sirocco - Lambay - promo cover pic - 2012

Skillful Irish metallians SIROCCO are back with a bunch of fine new songs!

Finest Celtic Heavy Metal with Thrash nuances from the ever-green isle Ireland!

Frontcover and inlay-art has been crafted by well-known Belgian brush-artist Kris Verwimp!

SIROCCO also looking out anytime massively for new Live-Gigs!



Ciaran O Cearuill – bass + vocals

J. Tobin – guitars

Padge Maderson – guitars

Robert Kiernan – drums

Sirroco - Group Promo Pic - 2012 - #1

SIROCCO – Band Bio:

Formed in Co. Waterford in 2003 by Jim Tobin, SIROCCO are a blend of thrashy rythms, beautiful lead guitar melodies, intricate drumming and pounding bass lines, interleaved with plenty of dual guitar harmonies, and old school heavy metal solos, combined to create a sound which they like to call “Celtic Thrash”. Originally an instrumental band, bass player Ciaran O’ Cearuill stepped up to the mic in early 2007 to finalize the line-up, and is audible on their release “The March Through Crimson Frost”, which was officially released in the U.K. and Ireland; released on April 7th, 2008, through Code7 Music.

SIROCCO have played over 100 shows since their inception, including support spots for Exodus, Megadeth, Wasp, Suidakra, Firebird, Crowning Glory, Waylander and Wolfchant, as well as playing at the Cork Winterfest 2007 festival alongside Primordial, The DOD 2008 Festival alongside Watain and the Full Metal Rack 2008 Festival alongside Pagan Altar. The 4-piece have also travelled to the U.K., where they played a headlining show with U.K. metallers Savage Messiah and Heathen Foray in November 2007, and again in June 2008 to headline the inaugural Summer Solstice Pagan Festival.

Their new and third album, Lambay, a concept album about the Viking invasion of Ireland, saw the light of day back in August / September of 2012. 2012 also saw the bands first shows in Belarus, Lithuania, Spain and Malta.



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