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DORO Issues Roadside Update On Raise Your Fist North American Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary Metal Queen DORO PESCH is currently finishing up the Raise Your Fist North American Tour which commenced with a fiery appearance on the 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise late last month! Touring in support of the anthemic Raise Your Fist full-length, released worldwide via Nuclear Blast late last year, the iconic songstress continues to enthrall the masses with her permeating voice, metallic grace and infectious, onstage charm.

Comments the perpetually upbeat DORO: “So far the tour has been so amazing! It’s the best North American tour we’ve ever done. The venues have been packed and so many have sold out. The fans have been truly amazing and so supportive, it’s been overwhelming! The Joliet, Illinois show was so intense, we’re saving some of the live footage for an upcoming DVD. Some shows have been very long — everyone wants to hear so many songs; so many encores! We are so looking forward to playing the rest of these shows, especially Hollywood! The old Warlock members, our label and so many friends are coming out. I truly thank all the fans who’ve made these shows so amazing and possible.”

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

Additionally, DORO devotees in Tempe, Arizona will have the opportunity to meet Pesch and her bandmates at a special in-store meet & greet on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Naked Dave’s Music located at 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ. The signing session will run from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. For more info, go to THIS LOCATION.

DORO North American Headlining Tour 2013 [remaining dates]:
2/19/2013 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/20/2013 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/21/2013 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
2/22/2013 House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
2/23/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ

Advance ticket links are available on DORO’s Official Facebook Page.

Raise Your Fist features guest appearances by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G, with artwork by British artist and longtime DORO collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie. The offering debuted at #65 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart upon its first week of release and was commended by Outburn in an 8/10 rating for delivering “50 minutes of expertly crafted Teutonic metal.”


Critical Praise For Raise Your Fist:

 “…probably the classiest lady in metal.” – Outburn

“Raise Your Fist is a solid outing for DORO PESCH and at this stage in the game, would expect nothing less from her. She still manages to savor that hard rock image and make it work for her and I hope she never stops doing this. I say raise your fist in the air babe, and never let it go.” – Blistering

“On her 12th solo album, German metal maiden DORO PESCH sounds more assured than ever, particularly as a songwriter on these 13 taut, Teutonic tunes.” – Revolver

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

Read how meeting DORO on this Raise Your Fist North American Tour was Stone’s Metal Dream Come True by clicking the link below!

DORO – Meeting Doro Pesch Was My Metal Dream Come True: Columbus Ohio, Ace Of Cups, February 9th, 2013

Above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on February 15, 2013.


For more info on DORO, click on the links below!…

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WARTORN Confirms 2013 Midwest Tour With Raw Power

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore punk, Music, news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Entire Southern Lord Debut From WARTORN Now Streaming


In support of their latest full-length, Iconic Nightmare, Appleton, Wisconsin crust brigade WARTORN this week announces an upcoming Spring tour with legendary Italian hardcore/punk outfit Raw Power! Running from April 26th through May 4th the two acts will invade nine Midwestern American cities on a high-paced warpath, including a show at the two-day Forward Ohio Fest alongside Masakari, Coke Bust, Violent Restitution, Backslider, Nukehammer and others, a show in Pittsburgh with drunkpunk masters Submachine, and more.

Blow The Scene is now hosting a stream of the entire Iconic Nightmare album now RIGHT HERE.

WARTORN Midwest U.S. Tour w/ Raw Power:

4/26/2013 Korktown Tavern – Detroit, MI w/ Heresy, The State

4/27/2013 Carabar – Columbus, OH @ Forward Ohio Fest [info]

4/28/2013 Belvedere’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Submachine

4/29/2013 Ihop – Indianapolis, IN w/ We Must Dismantle All This

4/30/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

5/01/2013 Hattrix Bar – Kenosha, WI w/ Pistofficer

5/02/2013 Subterranean – Appleton WI w/ Rat Sack

5/03/2013 UW Memorial Union – Madision WI w/ Pyroklast, Panther

5/04/2013 Medusa – Minneapolis, MN w/ Kontrasekt


WARTORN has protested political tyranny and societal injustices with a devastating brew of metallic crustpunk since 2004. The band has assaulted live audiences across thirteen countries and across North America and Europe in support of releases on renowned crust/punk labels including Profane Existence and Crimes Against Humanity, while its members also take part in other active and notable acts like Dresden, Remission, and Words That Burn. The band’s latest album Iconic Nightmare, released via Southern Lord in late January, takes their powerful songwriting and execution to new levels, surging with nine crushing anthems in barely twenty-five minutes. Diehards of Wolfbrigade, From Ashes Rise, Tragedy and the like should not pass this one by.

Stay tuned for more WARTORN tour updates in the weeks ahead.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on WARTORN, click on the links below!

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EUROPE “Always The Pretenders” – This CD Single From 2006 I Won In A Magazine Contest!

Posted in arena rock, classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Europe - Always The Pretenders - CD single - cover promo



It was sometime back in 2006 and I saw a contest ad in Revolver Magazine; with the prize being a CD single of Always The Pretenders by EUROPE. I forget what the actual questions(s) I had to answer were, to win this CD single. I believe the contest was run by Sanctuary (Records), then again my memory is vague on it. I guess that stuff doesn’t really matter anymore!

All I do know: I still own this CD single (that I won) and I recently stumbled upon it while rummaging through some CD’s I haven’t listened to in years. This (lead) single Always The Pretenders was used to promote the seventh EUROPE studio album released back in 2006: Secret Society (Sanctuary). This CD single was released via T&T / Sanctuary.

The song Always The Pretenders and album Secret Society is not the Glam/Arena/Hair Metal version of EUROPE from the 80’s; instead, this is a much more Modern and Hard Rockin’ version of the latter. Honestly, the sound that EUROPE tapped into back in 2004 with Start From The Dark married well with their sound on Secret Society from 2006. Relevancy is key here, my Metal brethren.

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EUROPE – 2006

What makes this CD single extra cool is there are 4 songs on it. Here’s the track listing: Always The Pretenders (Radio Edit), 2. Always The Pretenders (Album Version), 3. Flames (Live) and 4. Superstitious (Live). The 2 live songs were previously unreleased. Both live songs were recorded at B.B. King in New York.

Superstitious originally appeared on Out Of This World; the fourth studio album from EUROPE released back in 1988. Flames originally appeared on Start From The Dark; the sixth studio album from EUROPE, released back in 2004. Both live songs are solid listens from EUROPE, with some top-tier sound quality happening.

I surely recommend this CD single from EUROPE to all Classic Rock and 80’s Hard Rock/Arena Rock fans. As for this EUROPE CD single being a collectible one day, who knows? I’ve seen this CD single selling between $4 and $10 (U.S.) around the internet, both used and new.


Here’s what the album cover of EUROPE – Secret Society looks like:

Europe - Secret Society - promo cover pic!

Released back in 2006 via Sanctuary Records, this Secret Society CD doesn’t come cheap! I’ve seen “used” CD prices range from $22 to $75+ (U.S.) around the internet. Granted, some used copies are imports and command import prices, nonetheless, this EUROPE CD has become collectible. Metal be thy name!


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EUROPE – 2013:

Mic Michaeli – Keys

John Levén – Bass

Joey Tempest – Vocals

John Norum – Guitars

Ian Haugland – Drums


For more info on EUROPE, click on the links below!

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