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DEATH VALLEY HIGH – Set June 4th Release Date For “Positive Euth”, Via Minus Head Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, news, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on February 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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San Francisco – Death Valley High, the NorCal quartet Alternative Press described as “a particularly edgy Queens Of The Stone Age with a few stolen At The Drive-In moves thrown in…,” return with Positive Euth on June 4 via Minus Head Records.

“With Positive Euth, we turned everything up a notch,” explains Reyka Osburn, singer and guitar player for Death Valley High.  “If it was dark, we went darker.  If it was hard, we went harder and if it was dancy, we went, you guessed it… dancier.”

The 12-track album was produced by Osburn and Jesse Nichols (The White Stripes, Ty Segall, AFI), mixed by Eric Stenman (Weezer, Deftones) and mastered by Brian Gardner (Queens Of The Stone Age, Linkin Park). Positive Euth was recorded in late 2012 at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, Calif.

The band kicks off a brief tour, which includes an Austin stop during SXSW, on Mar. 6 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco.  Dates are:

March 06    San Francisco, CA    DNA Lounge

March 08    Santa Barbara, CA    Creekside Bar

March 09    Las Vegas, NV    LVCS

March 10    Tempe, AZ    Tempe Tavern

March 12    Albuquerque, NM    Blackwater Music

March 13    Midland, TX    Blue Max (w/The Dollyrots)

March 14    San Antonio, TX    Zombies

March 16    Austin, TX    HOTX Rockfest


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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BUCKCHERRY – “Confessions” Is Out Now And It’s: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BUCKCHERRY – I’ll call it this way, while I was eagerly anticipating the release of Buckcherry’s sixth studio album, Confessions, I knew it would just have to be really good. Let me say this much, my fellow Metal brethren and Rockaholics: Confessions is really, really, really good. Really. Confessions is this type of good: it’s running through the village square naked, while bellowing hallelujah to the Hard Rock and Rock ‘N’ Roll Gods. Now, that’s what Stone calls good.

My eardrums and whatever part of my brain that’s responsible for absorbing music has been thanking me, ever since I’ve been listening to Confessions. The hooks, rhythms, melodic continuance, psyche-you-out beats, vocals, backing vocals, mellow album closing and irresistibly grand presence of guitar driven songs makes Confessions a measuring stick for all other Hard Rock and Rock albums released in 2013. I’m not trying to bamboozle anyone here. Take my Metal word for it and go cash it in at the Rockaholic savings and loan and tell ’em you were sent by Stone.

Buckcherry - Confessions - promo - inside cover pic

Above: Cover artwork for inside cover of jewel case.

At top of post is the cover artwork for CD outer sleeve.

Apparently, Buckcherry realizes that there are many Rock, Hard Rock and Metal bands out there all competing for the same audiences and greenbacks. Therefore, obviously, Buckcherry decided to write and record a new album that would stand above the heap and kick the living shit out of my Hard Rock lovin’ ass. Has this new Buckcherry album done the same to you? If so, it feels damn fine… doesn’t it?

It’s like that old cliché of capturing lightning in a bottle; yet with Confessions, Buckcherry captured Hard Rock lightning in a case of bottles. With Confessions being an album of songs that carry the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins, (as seven song titles of Gluttony, Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Envy and Lust portray), this is an album that is as lyrically potent as its memorable music.

With songs like album opener Gluttony and the mid-tempo Rocker of The TruthConfessions is stacked and packed with song favorites I could continue to list; only what’s the point when the total package is my favorite? I will note that Dreamin’ Of You is a perfect song to end this album. With its inspiring lyrics and slower vibe, Buckcherry sends a clear message through Dreamin’ Of You; that there is still hope and a spirit of belief in oneself for us to reach for after all. Buckcherry can take a justified Hard Rockin’ and Rockin’ bow and I’m raising the horns to the sky for their accomplishment with Confessions. Metal be thy name.

Buckcherry – Confessions was released on February 19th, via Century Media.



Josh Todd – vocals

Keith Nelson – guitars & backing vocals

Stevie D. – guitars & backing vocals

Jimmy Ashhurst – bass

Xavier Muriel – drums & percussion


Buckcherry - Confessions - promo ad - 2013

As you can see by the above promo ad, Confessions is available at many retail locations; therefore there’s no excuse for not scoring the whoop-ass Hard Rock of the new Buckcherry!


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