Archive for June, 2015

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH – Seattle Doom Merchants To Kick Off North American Live Incursion With Neurosis Next Month

Posted in Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth - promo band photo - 2015 - #0615ILNVM

Debut Listed Among NPR Music’s 25 Favorite Albums Of 2015 (So Far)

Seattle doom merchants, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH, will bring their lumbering odes to stages throughout North America next month supporting Neurosis. Slated to embark on July 31st in Lawrence, Kansas, the trek will coil its way through sixteen cities, including one headlining performance, coming to a close on August 16th in Houston, Texas. Additional support will be provided by The Body, Sumac, Iron Tongue and Pinkish Black on select dates.

Comments legendary guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle of the journey, “Being a huge fan of what Neurosis does for so long, we are really excited that we have the honor and privilege of being support for them on this tour. It is a gift for us to be able to do this.”

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH features Doyle, formerly of Tad and Hog Molly, bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki). The trio undraped their lead-footed, self-titled debut last February via Neurot Recordings. Captured at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Eyehategod, Taurus, Ommadon et al), Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth splices thick, jagged riffs through chilling post-punk drumming and hulking compositions that blow soulfully hot and desolately cold, sometimes within the confines of one track and serves as Doyle’s first recorded release in nearly fifteen years.

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BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is the sound of earthly decomposition and planetary ruin; a slow, suffocating, spellbinding dance towards a looming apocalypse. Having already earned hails from fans and media globally, NPR Music recently listed the band’s debut among its 25 Favorite Albums Of 2015 (So Far) noting, “Seattle’s Tad Doyle has been at this heavy game coming on three decades now. With bands like Tad and Hog Molly, he could take a bummer riff and make it boil and hum in ways others just couldn’t. Years in the making, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH‘s debut is a thoroughly satisfying doom metal LP that is fully awake and teeming with power.”

7/31/2015 Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/01/2015 Mill City – Minneapolis, MN w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/02/2015 The Majestic – Madison, WI w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/03/2015 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/04/2015 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/05/2015 St. Andrews – Detroit, MI w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/06/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Neurosis, The Body
8/07/2015 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY * BOTSC headlining show
8/08/2015 Paradise – Boston, MA w/ Neurosis, Sumac, The Body
8/09/2015 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/11/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/12/2015 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/13/2015 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/14/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Neurosis, Sumac
8/15/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA w/ Neurosis, Iron Tongue
8/16/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX w/ Neurosis, Pinkish Black

Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth is currently available on CD or LP at THIS LOCATION.

“The Bros.’ debut lurches to life with a lumbering, grunge-influenced tune, ‘Lava’… From here, things slow down to funeral doom pace for much of the next six tracks/35 minutes. However, the doom and darkness is shaded with some interesting melodic textures and moments of lightness that come at unexpected times and add a dynamic gravity to the material.” – Decibel


Source: Earsplit PR

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NASHVILLE PUSSY – On Tour With VALIENT THORR – August/September 2015

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Nashville Pussy - Valient Thorr - promo tour flyer - Summer 2015 - #3369MONLS

Check out the dates, cities and venues on the tour flyer above for some live Nashville Pussy! Valient Thorr joins Nashville Pussy for this tour on August 12th, in Ashville, North Carolina.


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BLOW THE SCENE Hosts PAWS Benefit Show July 10th: Mother Brain, Gut Feeling, Grin And Bear It, Die Choking, Drones For Queens To Perform

Posted in charity events, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Blow The Scene - Paws Benefit Show - July 10 - 2015 - Philly - promo flyer

Next week, Philadelphia-based underground music, arts and activism webzine, Blow The Scene, will host its annual benefit show for PAWS – the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society – with a wide array of artists set to perform and a wealth of other activities confirmed.

Blow The Scene Presents A Night of Music / Art & Animal Love, set to take place next Friday, July 10th at The Pharmacy in South Philly. Sponsored by, Earsplit PR and Sit & Spin Records, the show will be used to collect donations to aid PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society), and will include live performances from Mother Brain (Long Island grindcore champs), Gut Feeling (North Carolina hardcore act with members of Catharsis, Undying and more), Grin And Bear It (Cleveland powerhouse PV/punk), Dying (Philly XVX hardcore), Die Choking (Philly hyper grinders) and Drones For Queens (Philly shredders).

Additionally, an art show is part of the benefit, where many artists from all over the world are donating art prints that will be on display and for sale at this cash and carry event curated by Ryann Casey. Attendees will be able purchase rad art pieces for very reasonable prices. All monies collected from the art sales in addition to the $10 admittance fee will ALL be donated to PAWS!

Those not in the area can also take part in the benefit; people everywhere can donate and get awesome rewards from BlowTheScene including band pictures of your choice printed on METAL!

Check it all out and please support the fundraiser RIGHT HERE.

Also see the official event page HERE, an article on the bands performing at the show HERE.

Those attending please do not bring your pets to the event; as much as we’d love to see them, loud shows are not a healthy environment for animals with sensitive hearing.

Artists can also donate their works to the event. Donated art can be any work on paper (old or new) and should be unframed (all work will be hung with wire and/or T-pins). We are also asking that all pieces be no larger than 20×24 so we can plan space accordingly and should be priced reasonably (the max price is $50 since this is a cash and carry event). Because of the quantity of work going into this show, we are asking that everything be either dropped off or received by no later than Sunday July 5th.





On This Day In METAL History – June 30th… From ANDY SCOTT of SWEET To CINDERELLA

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

KISS "Love Gun" large promo album pic!

On June 30th, 1977KISS released their sixth studio album, via Casablanca Records: Love Gun. Yes, this is the KISS album that features the song, sung by Gene Simmons: Plaster Caster. You are a collector of sun-dried earthworms, if you don’t own this KISS album.

KISS - Marvel Comics - first issue - 1977 - #063077MOILMNSM

On June 30th, 1977Marvel Comics published the first KISS comic book. Blood aka plasma was drawn from each KISS member and added into the red ink for printing the comic. I’d have to say, without any question, that this moment in KISStory is… Metal.

LA Guns - The Ballad Of Jayne - 1990 - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #0630MONLSFAE

On June 30th, 1990L.A. Guns hits #33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with The Ballad of Jayne. Holy smokes! This song is featured on the second studio album from L.A. Guns, released back in 1989: Cocked & Loaded.

Poison - Classic Logo - #777331205

Cinderella - Logo - Red White & Blue

Dokken - classic band logo - #333063015MOSANF

Slaughter - classic band logo - #0630MONASF15

On June 30th, 2000Poison, Cinderella, Dokken and Slaughter all performed on the same night in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, at the Blossom Music Center. Now, that’s a Rockin’ lineup! Whoa and whoa again!

Disturbed - Immortalized - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0630MOSANLEOI

On June 30th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Immortalized (Deluxe Version), from the mighty DISTURBED is ranked at #5, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Rock Albums Chart. Immortalized will be DISTURBED’s sixth studio album, releasing on August 21st, 2015.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Sweet - classic band logo - #003033MOILMNASM

Andy Scott - Gibson Throne pic - Namm - 2015 - LA - Sweet Facebook Credit

Photo credit: The Sweet Facebook


On June 30th, 1949, Andy Scott was born in Wrexham, North Wales. Happy Birthday, Andy Scott! Yeah, man! Andy Scott is world-known as a guitarist, vocalist, co-songwriter and lifelong (classic) member for (The) SWEET. Make no mistake, Andy Scott and SWEET are true pioneers of Glam Metal and Hard Rock. SWEET have sold tens of thousands of records over the decades, along with a host of #1 singles to their credit.

SWEET released such timeless Rock songs as: Little Willy, Fox On The Run, Love Is Like Oxygen, The Ballroom Blitz and many, many others. Pictured above is Andy Scott, sitting on the Gibson (guitars) throne at NAMM in Los Angeles, 2015.

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Steve Brown Of Trixter – Filled In For Vivian Campbell On Def Leppard Tour

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Trixter - Human Era - promo album cover pic - 2015 - June 9 - MOT44

As reported on Frontiers Music srl Facebook:

Steve Brown of TRIXTER recently filled in for Vivian Campbell on some Def Leppard dates. Trixter‘s new album, HUMAN ERA Is out now and you can get it here:

Def Leppard - Styx - Tesla - promo tour flyer - Summer 2015 - #MO33NBAS

Def Leppard will be spending the summer on the road in the U.S. with Tesla the Band and Styx and will be co-headlining in the UK and Ireland this December with David Coverdale and Whitesnake.

Def Leppard recently completed work on its eleventh studio album, reported to be self-titled for a fall 2015 release.






Toronto’s MY HOLLOW To Release ‘On Borrowed Time’ July 31st – Official Music Video Released

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

My Hollow - On Borrowed Time - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #06MONASLEO

Toronto-based progressive groove-metallers MY HOLLOW will release debut full-length On Borrowed Time on July 31. The band just released the official video for the title track, which can be viewed at this location or below:

Pure… Aggressive… Canadian Metal!  Pre-order On Borrowed Time here.

On Borrowed Time arrives three years after 2012 debut EP Cold Dark Days. The momentum built quickly with the band’s release of an official video for the EP’s title track in 2013. With momentum building MY HOLLOW then entered the Wacken Metal Battle in 2014 for a chance to perform at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. The band made it past all preliminary rounds and made it to the finals at The Opera House in Toronto and finished as one of the Top 5 metal bands in Canada. The stage is now set for MY HOLLOW to take the next giant step with On Borrowed Time!



Artwork by: Jennifer White

My Hollow - promo band pic - 2015 - #06MOSLNNLS


Graham Daniel Gaudreault – Vocals
Greg Gallagher – Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Sean De Faria – Bass
Lenny Chiasson – Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Angelo Giammattolo – Drums

Read the BIO


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Source: ClawHammer PR





On This Day In METAL History – June 29th… From JIMI HENDRIX To IAN PAICE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Denver Pop Festival - 1969 - promo flyer

On June 29th, 1969The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform on the final date of their last American tour, at the Denver Pop Festival. That is real-deal Metal History, my Metal brethren. Whoa.

Next To None - A Light In The Dark - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0629SANFAWLOG

On June 29th, 2015 – Originating from The Lehigh Valley, in the grand state of Pennsylvania is Next To None. This fine band released today, their new studio album: A Light In The Dark. By the way, this album is also ranked at #13 on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yeah, man!

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Prometheus - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #330629NLS

On June 29th, 2015 – Italy’s Cinematic Metal band, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, releases a new studio album: Prometheus – Symphonia Ignis Divinus. The above album cover art was created by: Stefan Heilemann. This album is also ranked at #16, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Very cool stuff, indeed.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Deep Purple - Long Beach 1971 -  promo album cover pic - 2015 - Ian Paice - #0629MOSANFAE


Ian Paice was born on June 29th, 1948, in England. Happy Birthday, Ian Paice! Yeah, man! Ian Paice is known across all galaxies as being the life-long drummer for the super legendary Deep Purple. Ian Paice is also a former drummer for the fabulous Whitesnake. Metal Be Thy Name!

Shown above: The front cover for the recently released live album: Deep Purple – Long Beach 1971, released via EarMUSIC. Ian Paice is shown on this album cover, behind his drum kit, circa 1971.


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THE V – Stunning Vocalist Veronica Freeman: Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Veronica Freeman - The V - Now Or Never - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0629MONIHLS

Veronica “The V” Freeman‘s forthcoming debut studio album, NOW OR NEVER, has a new release date of July 24th, 2015, via Frontiers Music srl. In my Metal opinion, Veronica Freeman is a powerful vocalist within the Hard Rock and Metal Universe. Veronica can sing on both the melodic and potent side of the tracks.

As a vocalist for Arizona’s superb Metal band Benedictum, Veronica Freeman has earned the worldwide praise of both fans and press; now it’s time for fans both old and new to be blown away by the diverse and convincing vocals that she delivers on her debut solo album: The VNow Or Never. I’ve been blown away by The V!

Below, listen to and enjoy three new songs from The V, all featured on her new album Now Or Never. Excellent songs, they are. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

The V – Again (Official Audio)

The V – Line In The Sand (Official Audio)

The V – Starshine (Official Audio)

Pre-order The V’s NOW OR NEVER here:


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DANZIG – Will Release “Skeletons” In Autumn 2015 via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Danzig - Skeletons - promo pic - Glenn Danzig - 2015 - #MOGLF33

Danzig and AFM Records both agreed to continue their successful collaboration, which already started in 2007 with “The Lost Tracks”.

The band finally returns in autumn 2015 with their long-awaited cover album “Skeletons”, which is a collection of Glenn’s renditions of some of his favourite classic songs from ZZ Top and many more.

A new studio album is due in early 2016.



AFM Records - logo - white background - 2015 - #MOGNALS





On This Day In METAL History – June 28th… From KISS To NONPOINT

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - Alive - Worldwide - promo tour program cover pic - #00330628NASFAE

On June 28th, 1996KISS launched their reunion tour, aka the Alive/Worldwide Tour at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Alice In Chains was the opening band.

RUSH - Vapor Trails - promo album cover pic - 2002 - #0030628NLS

On June 28th, 2002RUSH began their tour at the Meadows Music Theater, in Hartford, Connecticut,  in support of their seventeenth studio album: Vapor Trails. Whoa. Shown above is the original front cover for Vapor Trails.

August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0417ABRMO

On June 28th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Found In Far Away Places (Deluxe Edition), from August Burns Red is ranked at #1, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album releases on June 30th, 2015.

Nonpoint - The Return - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #0003369SCNAHG

On June 28th, 2015 – The fabulous NONPOINT have their eighth studio album, The Return, ranked at #59, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy mayo and tuna salad! By the way, this album was released back in September of 2014.


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DESOLATE PATHWAY – Announce Two-Track Single For Later This Year

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Desolate Pathway - promo live band pic - 2015 - #062815MOGNLSLBVM

Traditional Doom merchants Desolate Pathway have unveiled plans for new material which explores a different direction to their début album Valley Of The King – a two-track single, titled: Into The Realms. Guitarist Vince Hempstead has called it “a foot into our journey of Greek mythology.”

The A-side, entitled “Into The Realms Of Poseidon”, features acclaimed Sorrows Path guitarist Kostas Salomidis for a dose of Greek authenticity. On the B-side is a five-minute instrumental titled “Tales Of Glaucus”, a prophetic sea-god who came to the rescue of sailors and fishermen.

Along with the usual digital formats, there will be a limited amount of CDs available at the Fest Of Hades performance in Wakefield, UK. The band have stated on their Facebook page that they may look into a small vinyl run, depending on costs. In addition, their second album is on the horizon, with a tentative deadline of early 2016.

“Into The Realms” has a release date of October 31st, 2015 to tie in with the Fest Of Hades performance that day. Facebook event is here:

The band is also due to hit the road several times this year. Dates are as follows:
Aug 29th: Power and Glory Festival, Hatfield w/ Stampede, Savage, Martyr, Sacrilege, Lord Volture, Toledo Steel, Salem, Dealer and more
Aug 30th: The Carlisle, Hastings, w/ Lord Volture & Toledo Steel
Sept 19th: The Carlisle, Hastings w/ Famyne
Oct 31st: Fest of Hades, Wakefield w/ Hamerex, Kaine, Aonia, Promethium and more.
Nov 13th: The Haunt, Brighton, w/ Temperance, Seventh Sin & Proscenium*
Nov 14th: The Anvil, Bournemouth, w/ Ded Orse, Bitter Divide & Seventh Sin*
Nov 28th: The Unicorn, London w/ Sir Admiral Cloudesley Shovell

* A Black Phoenix Rising Promotions special

“Into The Realms” has a release date of 31st October 2015 to tie in with the Fest Of Hades performance that day.

Having formed in April 2014, Desolate Pathway bring together their love of traditional and retro doom bands such as Candlemass, Cirith Ungol and Solitude Aeternus, as well as ideas drawn from epic fantasy such as Lord Of The Rings, A Song Of Ice And Fire and the Vikings TV series. Channeling these into their début album Valley Of The King, the band has been met with great success and praise. Among the high-scoring reviews and top-notch gig offers, one of the standout unique moments is an appearance on’s Brutally Delicious program, a heavy metal cooking show hosted by Bruce Moore.

Desolate Pathway online:


Source: Dewar PR





STRYPER “FALLEN” – New Studio Album Releasing On October 16th, via Frontiers Music srl

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Stryper - Fallen - full image - promo abum cover pic - 2015 - #0625MOGNLLBSOGWL

As reported on Frontiers Music srl:

It is time for all the Stryper fans out there to get psyched as we will be unleashing their new album, FALLEN on October 16th! The first song from the album, “Yahweh” will be released the week of July 6th!

In the meantime, enjoy the awesome artwork for the album!

“We are so excited about our new album, “Fallen”! We always try to outdo ourselves and take things to a new level with each release. We could not be more pleased with the way this project turned out and we’re absolutely thrilled to be able to start giving you sneak peeks at music in the very near future as we begin the countdown to 10/16! Love & Respect to all our friends/fans worldwide!!” – Michael Sweet

As reported on Stryper Facebook:

On the album artwork for “Fallen” we’re proud to say that we had the honor of working with Stanis Decker again (who also did “No More Hell To Pay”). We sent Stanis the concept about Lucifer being cast out of heaven and he sent us this amazing illustration, capturing the original idea perfectly. We’re excited to be able to finally show all of you!


Stone Says: I absolutely cannot wait to hear this new Stryper album! I love the album cover art for Fallen, it’s unreal good! Metal Be Thy Name!!




On This Day In METAL History – June 27th… From MÖTLEY CRÜE To METALACHI

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Motley Crue - Girls Girls Girls - promo cover pic - 1987 - #2MCMO05

On June 27th, 1987 – The fabulous Mötley Crüe peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with Girls, Girls, Girls which went on to sell four million (plus) copies in the United States. Outstanding!

Aerosmith - Classic Band Logo - B&W - #11077

On June 27th, 1994 – The super-duper Aerosmith became the huge name band to release a song on the internet as a free download. Head First was the song that was available on CompuServe for one week; unfortunately fans had to endure an hour’s worth (or much more) of download time to hear the song. Those were the days. Head First was an unused song from Aerosmith’s Get A Grip sessions.

Kiss - Coffeehouse - publicity photo - #00856MO33

On June 27th, 2006The KISS Coffeehouse opened for business, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For this happy grand opening, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley made their appearance. Unfortunately, the KISS Coffeehouse closed in late September of 2013, due to a lack of growth in sales. A clearance sale of all KISS novelty items took place during the closing days of this establishment as well. Goodness gracious.

Act Of Defiance - Birth And Burial - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #062715AODNWMSC02111Y

On June 27th, 2015 – Former Megadeth members, guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover, have recently formed their own Thrash/Speed Metal band: Act Of Defiance. Their forthcoming debut studio album, Birth And The Burial, is ranked at #86, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Jiminy Cricket! This album is scheduled to release on August 21st, 2015.

UNO - Metalachi - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #SWTFN0627

On June 27th, 2015METALACHI, The world’s first and only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band, have their new studio album UNO ranked at #66, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. ¡Ay, caramba!


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BAT – Speed Metal Miscreants Added To Mammoth Gwar B-Q Lineup; Additional Live Abrasions Confirmed + New Living Fast Episode Available

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bat - large logo - B&W - #1

BAT, the unholy supergroup featuring Municipal Waste guitarist Ryan Waste on bass/vocals, former DRI drummer Felix Griffin and Volture guitarist Nick Poulos, is very pleased to announce their recent addition to this year’s Gwar B-Q in Richmond, Virginia alongside the likes of The Descendents, Cro-Mags, Ghoul, Ringworm, Child Bite and more! The band’s Gwar B-Q appearance follows a headlining performance in Raleigh and serves as a precursor to a rare run of live abrasions through Richmond, Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh in September.

Comments Waste of the oncoming onstage demolitions, “After finishing up our debut full length album on Hells Headbangers this summer, we in BAT are gearing up for a short run around some rad US festivals. The first being the Gwar B-Q in our hometown of Richmond, which is always wet and wild. Come September, we hit the road again to play in Cleveland at the Hell’s Headbash. We’re thrilled to play with our pals in High Spirits and Midnight on the opening night. Beforehand, we’re cramming in another hometown gig and hitting Chicago and Pittsburgh to round out the Labor Day weekend. Come rage with us and always beware of the BAT!”


8/14/2015 Southland Ballroom – Raleigh, NC

8/15/2015 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA

9/03/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA 
9/04/2015 Hell’s Headbash (Agora) – Cleveland, OH

9/05/2015 El Rey Ballroom – Chicago, IL
9/06/2015 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

Bat - large logo - B&W - #1

The Virginia/Texas meta punk marauders in BAT released their Primitive Age EP last year on cassette via Tankcrimes and on 12″ vinyl via Hells Headbangers. Channeling the spirits of Venom, Hellhammer, Motörhead and Discharge, the EP features five filthy numbers of confrontational Kill ‘Em All angst and enough vocal venom to level a nation. Said Last Rites of the offering, “This nasty little beast is a crust-a-licious demo-nic hybrid of ugly gutter thrash with a vicious punk spirit and a dose of injected blackness. Jump back thirty years to an uncomfortable-yet-awesome three-way between Cronos, Lemmy, and Tom Warrior (or, whatever, Satanic Slaughter) – then BOOM, BAT! A close 21st-century equivalent would be Midnight, only with less sleazy Satanic debauchery and more of an all-encompassing generalized rebelliousness.”

The Primitive Age EP is available digitally at the official BAT BandCamp page HERE and on cassette via Tankcrimes HERE (where you’ll also find additional merch). You can also nab a copy of BAT‘s recently issued “Cruel Discipline” seven-inch out on Hells Headbangers HERE as well as the 12″ version of Primitive Age.

In related news, Living Fast, the heavy metal talk show created by Waste continues to reap views from the headbanging public. The first episode featured John Gallagher of Raven while the second episode, divided into two parts, takes place during the Caulture Shock Tour with Cauldron and Waste’s heavy metal band, Volture, where Waste visits with Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) at Beat Bop Records, his second-hand vinyl shop located in the heart of Copenhagen. Recently unleashed, Canadian edition third episode features Dave Carlo and Mike Campagnolo of Razor and number one Anvil fan, Colin “Maddog” Brown. Get viewing at THIS LOCATION.


Source: Earsplit PR

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On This Day In METAL History – June 26th… From BAD COMPANY To HIGH ON FIRE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bad Company - debut album cover - 1974 - promo pic - #0626MONASOAFD

On June 26th, 1974 – Supergroup Bad Company released their self-titled debut album on Led Zeppelin‘s Swan Song Records. This terrific album went on to reach #1 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, while eventually selling five million copies (plus) in the United States. Man, oh man and hot damn!

Aerosmith - Rocks - promo studio album - 1976 - #AMO76011

On June 26th, 1976 – The amazing Aerosmith peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their fourth studio album: Rocks. This was Aerosmith’s first album to reach the top ten on the U.S. album chart. Rocks features the ass-kicking songs: Back In The Saddle and Last Child, among others. If you don’t own this album, then it is obvious you collect rabbit poop in mason jars.

High On Fire - Luminiferous - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33066MO

On June 26th, 2015 – The legendary High On Fire have their newly released studio album, Luminiferous, debuting at #110, on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Hell, yes!!

KISS - promo band pic - 2015 - #060415GSMOS

On June 26th, 2015 – The iconic KISS has been voted as the best live act in the world 2015 in MusicRadar‘s poll! Check it out below:…/40-best-live-acts-in-the-wor…/41

Suicide Silence - The Black Crown - 2011 - promo album cover pic - #0626GNLLBS02295

On June 26th, 2015Suicide Silence has their third studio album, The Black Crown, ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa, man! This cool album was released back in 2011. Rest in peace, Mitch Lucker.







Posted in Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Supersuckers - Eddie Vedder - credit - Brian Kasnyik - 2015

Eddie Spaghetti - Supersuckers - promo photo - 062215MOSLNFC

​Supersuckers with Eddie Vedder (photo credit Brian Kasnyik)

Launch Eddie Spaghetti Cancer Fight Fund

Eddie Vedder Joins Band Onstage at Last Show … for Now


Eddie Spaghetti, front man for Seattle’s ass-kicking saviors of rock and roll, the Supersuckers, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 oropharynx cancer.

In order for Eddie to undergo immediate surgery and radiation treatment, the band has cancelled its upcoming European tour and also postponed work on the follow-up to last year’s Get the Hell.

Within hours of learning this news, friends of the Supersuckers responded in the ass-kickin’, never-say-die manner you’d expect from fans of “the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World,” by raising more than $20,000 in the first 24 hours of the campaign to Support Eddie Spaghetti’s Cancer Fight.

“I have been blown away by the incredible generosity of friends and strangers,” says Eddie. “It shows you that even the darkest times can offer some light, some hope. Thanks everyone.”

The Supersuckers played its last show (for now) on Thursday, June 18 to a packed house at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern. Among the evening’s highlights was a performance of the Ramones’ “I Believe in Miracles,” featuring surprise guests Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Blind Marky Felchtone from Zeke.

“Now apparently the battle begins,” adds Eddie. “Friday I went in for my pre-op physical (I’m pretty sure I got a D+) and then surgery is slated for this week … It’s weird because I feel fine right now, but I know that I’m not fine and need to go through all this crap to get better.”

Donate to Support Eddie Spaghetti’s Cancer Fight.

Watch the Supersuckers and Eddie Vedder performing “I Believe in Miracles” on Consequence of Sound.


Source: MAD Ink PR




Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Featured On New CD By Dual Female Fronted Power Trio TANG

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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“TANG Rocks!” – Dee Snider

NYC – One of the hottest releases of 2015 is undoubtedly the new album by dual female fronted alternative metal power trio TANG featuring a guest appearance by legendary Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider! Titled “Blood & Sand”, TANG’s new CD features a duet with Dee Snider on the track “Reign of Blood”!

Says guitarist Denny Colt, “Bonnie knew Dee from back in the day when they both did the club circuit…I hooked up with Dee when I was in Van Helsing’s Curse with we have quite the connection. He’s a really nice guy & did such a great job on the duet with Bonnie on ‘Reign of Blood.’”

Hailing from New York, TANG features Bonnie Parker on Vox & Bass and Denny Colt on Vox, Lead Guitar & Keyboards, and have been trading phrases back and forth in their own ripping style since 1999. Mark Edwards, formerly of Criss Angel & Burning Star, now brings skull-splitting drum beats and a monster attitude. TANG has toured Europe, Canada and the US opening shows for such artists as Crucified Barbara, Girlschool, W.A.S.P., Dokken, Hammerfall, Helloween, Dee Snider, Symphony X and many, many other cool bands.

Denny played guitar, toured & recorded in Dee Snider’s “Van Helsing’s Curse”, the gothic rock orchestra. Bonnie & Denny have currently played, toured & recorded, with Corky Laing from Mountain in his new band “Corky Laing & The Memory Thieves”. They are also working with Corky in Finland, writing, recording & performing on a rock opera called “Playing God” which was presented in Helsinki in 2014. The opera was presented in the US in April 2015 at Yale University & Hunter College.

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I love the total rock vibe of the new TANG CD! It’s real, it’s vital – it’s brilliant.” – Corky Laing

TANG is featured in the new Fred Carpenter film, “Charlie Mantle”, performing their song “Crashing”. The film debuted summer of 2014 and stars Armand Assante, Sean Young and Robert Funaro. Says Bonnie, “TANG was in the film performing the song in a Russian mob club as the lead character, Robert Funaro (of The Soprano’s), is at the end of his dirty cop career & everything is ‘crashing’ down around him. Great concept by director Fred Carpenter!”

Watch TANG’s new video:

Now much to the excitement of their fans worldwide, on September 1, 2015, TANG is releasing their new CD “Blood & Sand”!

Says Denny, “TANG is currently promoting the release of ‘Blood & Sand’ doing shows in the tri-state area. We are talking with promoters in Europe, Scandinavia & the US about setting up a tour. Our first CD, ‘Mental Pollution’ was on a Swedish label, Raw Power UK and we toured Scandinavia to support it. The tours were very successful culminating with TANG performing at the Sweden Rock Fest.”


Denny Colt – Guitar, keys & vocals

Bonnie Parker – Bass & vocals

Mark Edwards – Drums


To purchase TANG’s “Blood & Sand”:

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Source: Glass Onyon, PR

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On This Day In METAL History – June 24th… From CINDERELLA To FEAR FACTORY

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On June 24th, 1989 – Philadelphia’s Cinderella had their hit single, Coming Home, ranked at #20, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This cool song is featured on Cinderella’s second studio album from 1988: Long Cold Winter. Whoa!

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On June 24th, 2000 – The iconic KISS began a two-day auction of various stage props, instruments and costumes worn and used throughout their storied Rock ‘N Roll domination. Over $880,000 in KISStoric items were sold on this day, back in 2000.

KISS The Auction was held at the Paramount Theatre at Paramount Studios in Hollywood California, along with internet and phone bids. KISS The Auction was presented by Greg Manning Auctions and Butterfields. Whoa and whoa again!!

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On June 24th, 2014 – The unbelievable IRON MAIDEN performed at INEA Stadion in Poznań, Poland. Holy moly! Long live IRON MAIDEN!

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On June 24th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Abysmal, from Detroit’s The Black Dahlia Murder, is ranked at #1, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album will be out worldwide on September 18th, 2015. Jiminy Cricket and Hell Yeah!

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On June 24th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Genexus, from the legendary Fear Factory is ranked at #9, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Genexus will be released worldwide on August 7th, 2015, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Genexus will be the 9th studio album from Fear Factory. Hot damn!


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Chicago’s TRIALS To Release “This Ruined World” On July 24th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey


Chicago-based Metal powerhouse TRIALS will release their third full-length, “This Ruined World” on July 24.

Following a pair of critically acclaimed independent releases – Witness to the Downfall (2011) and In the Shadow of Swords (2013), TRIALS has returned with their most evolved effort to date. Featuring nine tracks of intricately woven, relentless and forward-thinking metal, This Ruined World blends aggression and progression for devastating results. Diehard DIYers, TRIALS is a band determined to blaze its own path, free from label interference. This unwavering dedication to substance over style has never been more apparent than it is on This Ruined World.

This Ruined World contains some of the darkest, most complex music that we have made yet. We put a lot of blood and sweat into this project, and ended up with a record that represents us at our very best,” stated guitarist / vocalist Mark Sugar.

The album was recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Hollow Earth) and mixed by Quentin Poynter at Gunpoint Recording (The Skull, Veil of Maya), with art work courtesy of Eva Bialecki (Jar’d Loose).

TRIALS will self-release This Ruined World on July 24, on CD and digital formats. Stream album track “Don’t Believe the Word” and the band’s cover of Strapping Young Lad’s “Far Beyond Metal” at or below:

This Ruined World – Track List:

Truth Defiled
Don’t Believe The Word
Digging My Own Grave
Disgraced and Erased
Blink Of An Eye
Beat The System To Death
They Hide Behind the Law
This Ruined World

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Mark Sugar – Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Bruchert – Guitar
Adam Kopecky – Drums
Usha Rajbandari – Bass


Source: ClawHammer PR

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Posted in Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Album Special Guests include Joe Elliott, David Coverdale, CJ Vanston,
Paul Cook & Simon Laffy


(Los Angeles) DELTA DEEP, the new blues-based music project featuring Phil Collen (lead guitarist of Def Leppard) and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots) in addition to Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Luther Vandross) and Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC) played their first live show to a SOLD-OUT crowd, including Def Leppard bandmate Vivian Campbell, on June 17th at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.

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Delta Deep “heated up the room with a set of songs from their self-titled debut album. From the kickass opening number, Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog”, the gathering was introduced to Blackwell-Cook’s husky, swampy, deliciously bluesy voice,” raved New Noise Magazine

The band tore through originals such as “Bang The Lid”, “Miss Me” and “Shuffle Sweet” as well as covers like “Mistreated,” to the delight of the fans. Collen exclaimed, “We were totally blown away by the response from our sold out debut performance. It was above and beyond what we expected but we were ready and hit Hollywood with everything we had. We can’t wait to tour this monster!”

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DELTA DEEP’s self-titled debut album, a mix of original and hand-picked cover tracks, will be released on June 23, 2015 on Mailboat Records and also features special guest appearances by Def Leppard vocalists Joe Elliott, Whitesnake’s David Coverdale, Sex Pistols/MANRAZE drummer Paul Cook, and GIRL/MANRAZE bassist, Simon Laffy. Recently, song premieres have been placed on Guitar World, Billboard and Ultimate Classic Rock. On release day a premiere of the lyric video for “Down in the Delta” will take place on Huffington Post.

Collen initially started DELTA DEEP in 2012 after jamming over the course of a year with friend and relative, Debbi Blackwell-Cook. What started as a casual pairing singing Motown and classic blues staples quickly became a quartet who share a love for soul, funk and the blues when they added STP’s DeLeo and drummer Forrest

Check DELTA DEEP’s website and for breaking news, new content, and tour information.

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Source: MAD Ink PR




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