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Trans-Siberian Orchestra “Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night)” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night) - promo cover!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Paul O’Neill has once again assembled his ultra-magnificent musicians and vocalists of Trans-Siberian Orchestra for a brand new studio offering titled: Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night). This 5 song EP is everything brilliant about TSO, with majestic orchestration, Progressive Rock, vocals to leave you spellbound and plenty of Christmas atmosphere to last beyond the holiday season!

With more than 7 million albums sold throughout this now legendary journey of TSO, loyal fans know this tidy EP is a must have. New fans will surely be born from the spirited musicianship that Paul O’Neill (guitars), Jon Oliva (keyboards), Al Pitrelli (guitars), Chris Caffrey (guitars), John O’Reilly (drums), Jeff Plate (drums), Johnny Lee Middleton (bass) and a host of other talents have created here!

I without a micro-doubt embrace TSO! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this new EP from TSO and it has added that extra spark to my holiday season, while thrilling my Metal soul with every note! That is why Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night) from Trans-Siberian Orchestra is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Metal be thy name.

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Take Note, Cause This Is Cool: This newly released 5 song EP is also included with every online ticket purchased to the live debut of The Lost Christmas Eve 2012 Tour as a digital download!

Produced by Paul O’Neill and Co-Produced By Dave Wittman

Lead Vocals:

Erika Jerry – (I Had A Memory)

Tim Hockenberry – (Someday)

Georgia Napolitano – (Time You Should Be Sleeping)

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Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night) – Track List:

Winter Palace

Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night)

I Had A Memory

Someday

Time You Should Be Sleeping

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LONG LIVE TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA.

Stone.

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SKID ROW “Jingle Bells” – Christmas Cover Song Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock albums, christmas rock songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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SKID ROW – JINGLE BELLS  is a Christmas cover song taken from the Monster Ballads X-Mas album. This album was released in 2007 via Razor & Tie. Take a look and listen below to this Hard Rockin’ cover of Jingle Bells! ! Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Happy Holidays! Metal be thy name.

Animation created by Serge Volsky.

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Monster Ballads - XMAS - cover promo pic!

Wanna read about this Monster Ballads X-Mas album? Metal Odyssey has it covered! Just click on that cool link below! Whoa!

MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS (2007) – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

Stone.

Jingle All The Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – A Christmas CD Recommendation

Posted in christmas, christmas rock albums, christmas songs, holidays, movie soundtracks, movies, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Jingle All The Way – Last Friday I patrolled the CD aisles at my local Super Walmart and found: Jingle All The Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). I bought it for a very decent price of $5 (U.S.). Super Walmart seems to have hundreds of very cool CD’s for sale at the $5 price point. There may even be more than hundreds, there’s that many at this particular location.

I never knew this soundtrack existed. Heck, I’m not a Christmas motion picture soundtrack expert! I am an expert at eating Lay’s potato chips lately though and that has to stop. Um, yeah. The front cover to this CD shows the two stars of Jingle All The Way: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. Both the movie and CD was released back in November of 1996.

This CD was released on TVT Soundtrax. This movie, (in case you haven’t seen it), is an action-comedy, released by 20th Century Fox. I’ve always enjoyed catching this movie when it airs on one of the 150,777 cable networks out there. I’ve always appreciated the funny side of “The Governator” too. The dude just makes me laugh when he does comedy. Sinbad is a comedy legend, hands down.

The Brian Seitzer Orchestra is featured with 4 songs. The Brian Seitzer Orchestra is very cool in Stone’s world, by the way. Brian Seitzer should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame too, only we all know how that “institution” goes. Um, yeah. My favorite all-time Christmas song is featured on Jingle All The Way as well: Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run. Chuck Berry is an ultra Rock ‘N Roll icon. ‘Nuff said.

The ever popular Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms and The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Johnny Mathis are among the 12 songs. If I had to count the number of times I’ve heard this Johnny Mathis Christmas classic, while I’ve been shopping during the holiday season, my guesstimate would be: 1,650,444 times. Give or take about 55,000. I still kinda dig the song too. Metal be thy name.

If you dig Christmas movie soundtracks, love Christmas songs or need to have every CD that features Sinbad on its front cover, then Jingle All The Way is a semi-mandatory recommendation from Stone.

Alright. Since some of you are already asking, here is the complete track list for Jingle All The Way:

Jingle Bells – The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

So They Say It’s Christmas – Lou Rawls with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

Sleigh Ride – Darlene Love with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Johnny Mathis

Merry Christmas Baby – Charles Brown

Back Door Santa – Clarence Carter

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

* Father and Son – David Newman

* Finale – David Newman

** Deep In The Heart Of Xmas – Darlene Love with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra

* Original Motion Picture Score Composed and Produced by David Newman

** Bonus Track

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year.

Stone.

Christmas Album Covers – Let’s Have Some Fun Looking At ‘Em!

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Christmas Album Covers – I love the Christmas holiday. I dig giving more than receiving too. Really, I do. That is why I am giving you this list of Christmas album covers to laugh at, talk about and at times… gaze at. Maybe this list will encourage you to buy one of these Christmas albums? I dunno. The main Metal objective I have here is to have fun. So, without any further ado, let’s get the Christmas album cover party started!

Rockin’ Little Christmas

Since when is pile-driving your wife or girlfriend a “thing to do” at Christmas? Whoa.

MAYBE THIS CHRISTMAS

Maybe what? Maybe the power goes out on Christmas day? Maybe Bigfoot finally gets his beef jerky? At least this is a funny Christmas album cover. Okay, semi-funny.

Michael Buble’ – Christmas

I find this cover for Michael Buble’ Christmas to be rather, well, uncomfortable. You see, if I saw a dude in my neighborhood acting like this, I’d call the cops. A “stalking vibe” just screams out at me here. It looks like Michael is trying to squeeze out a last second fart, before he enters wherever he is going.

A VERY SHE & HIM CHRISTMAS

What was She & Him thinking here? They didn’t need to over-cool a cool look like that, to the point where it is not even cool at all. At least I think this cover is funny, in a non-cool way.

Classic Rockin’ Christmas

Whoa. I don’t trust that face on this Santa. A mean looking Santa. To me, it looks like this Santa had a bad day with the elves and now he’s looking for revenge. I’m just glad I don’t have anyone living nearing me who looks like this dude. By the way, I wouldn’t trust any egg nog he may be offering either.

Classic Rockin’ Christmas

Now this is the Classic Rockin’ Christmas I’m talkin’ about.

BOWLING FOR SOUP! MERRY FLIPPIN’ CHRISTMAS VOLUME I

Ha, ha, ha, ha! That’s so righteous man! Ahem. Whatever.

WE WISH YOU A HAIRY CHRISTMAS

Um, We Wish You A Hairy Christmas. Metal Odyssey is NOT supposed to be XXX here. I’m just the messenger, so please excuse me as I bust out in laughter from this Christmas album title. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. This is a compilation album of Christmas songs from a bunch of famous Hair Metal bands. Still, give me a Metal break.

WE WISH YOU A HAIRY CHRISTMAS

Now, this is a much more classier “look” than the previous We Wish You A Hairy Christmas album cover. The weird, plastic reindeer and huge candy cane are what makes this cover so damn memorable.

HEAVY METAL CHRISTMAS

Yes! This Christmas album cover is my favorite! Why? Cause it has “Heavy Metal” in it’s title and those Iron Maiden “like” fonts are the best! Plus, I can’t tell a Metal lie here… I’ve always been a HUGE admirer of Christmas decorative bows. Metal be thy name.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A METAL NIGHT.

Stone.

TWISTED SISTER – “A TWISTED CHRISTMAS” IS A HEAVY METAL HOLIDAY MUST LISTEN!

Posted in 1980's heavy metal bands, 1980's heavy metal music, Album Review, christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, cool album covers, essential heavy metal albums, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal album review, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal christmas albums, heavy metal christmas songs, heavy metal music, heavy metal vocalists, holiday songs, holidays, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, old school heavy metal bands, rock music, rock vocalists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

This is by far, my favorite Christmas album ever. Twisted Sister A Twisted Christmas is not just a standard, run of the mill Heavy Metal Christmas album. These are 10 Christmas songs that are truly played with spirited enthusiasm and high energy by Twisted Sister. Dee Snider really sings his heart out, honestly giving a tremendous effort especially on O Come All Ye Faithful and I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Dee Snider sings every verse, of each song, in eloquent fashion, accentuating the lyrics when the song dictates. (Hey, I’m not saying that Dee Snider is Frank Sinatra here, just that he really sings great on this album). The music is what you would come to expect, in Twisted Sister/Heavy Metal fashion. Lita Ford appears on vocals alongside Dee Snider on I’ll Be Home For Christmas, this song is played and sung so well that it is an instant natural high for me. My twin daughters, (they are ten years old), told me the other day, that this Twisted Sister album really gets them in the Christmas spirit too… and that is without my prodding or asking them their opinion on it. To have a Christmas tradition with my daughters, that involves Twisted Sister, well, quite frankly it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Twisted Sister puts their original sound and Heavy Metal flavor to these songs, yet they do this with the upmost class. These classic Christmas songs are treated here with respect by Twisted Sister and in my Metal opinion, have made a Heavy Metal Christmas classic. I can honestly say that this album puts me in the Christmas spirit, it has now become an annual listen starting at the beginning of November! You absolutely, positively, cannot serve yourself wrong by purchasing or giving a listen to A Twisted Christmas. You most certainly will be missing out on a good time, Heavy Metal, Twisted Christmas celebration – if you don’t check this album out.

A quick Metal Odyssey note: Dee Snider is a true American Heavy Metal Hero.

A second quick Metal Odyssey note: A Twisted Christmas was released on October 17, 2006.

Oops, one more quick Metal Odyssey note: Merry Heavy Metal Christmas to the PMRC!

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