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MASS – Christmas Single “Where Are You Christmas” Available Starting Today!

Posted in christmas, christmas songs, classic rock, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

MASS - Where Are You Christmas - promo single - cover artwork - #2014LSA

A limited amount of CD singles have been printed up and are available exclusively now at: www.massrocks.com

Also available soon as a download on iTunes, Amazon,etc..

Once again, a portion of all sales will be going to the Toys for Tots organization.

MASS Where are you Christmas – Song Preview

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

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* For more info on MASS:

Website: www.massrocks.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/masstheband

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MASS.

Stone.

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

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, classic rock, glam metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Monster Ballads - XMAS - cover promo pic!

MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS – Back in 2007, Monster Ballads X-Mas was released via Razor & Tie. There are 15 Christmas Hard Rock/Heavy Metal songs on this cool compilation; with many 80’s Heavy Rockin’ legends being represented. 80’s Hair Metal fans take notice! From Twisted Sister to Billy Idol and from Stryper to Dokken, these easily likable and timeless songs on Monster Ballads X-Mas are both festive and fun for me. I’ll have to admit, I get a holiday spirit energy boost once my ears connect to Christmas Rock (and cover) songs.

My favorite songs on Monster Ballads X-Mas are many; here’s a few: I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Twisted Sister with Lita Ford), Jingle Bells (Skid Row), Jingle Bell Rock (Nelson) and Winter Wonderland (Stryper). A combination of live and studio recordings, this is a compilation of Christmas classics that I highly recommend to all who want to celebrate the holiday season in Rock-tastic style!

I now hereby declare: Monster Ballads X-Mas is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! 

What’s your favorite Christmas Rock song? I truthfully have a ton of favorites!

One last Metal thought: I (finally) bought this CD about a week ago at my local Super Walmart. It came with a $5 (U.S.) sticker price too. Metal be thy name.

Here’s the CD back cover with the track listing:

Monster Ballads - X-Mas - back cover promo pic!_____________________________________________________________

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LONG LIVE CHRISTMAS ROCK SONGS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

FELIZ NAVIDAD.

Stone.

MASS – Donating All Of This Years Download Proceeds Of “A Very Merry X-Mass” To Hurricane Sandy Victims

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MASS - A Very Merry X-MASS promo album pic!

MASS – It’s that time of year again and Boston Rockers “MASS” will be donating all of this years download proceeds of “A Very Merry X-MASS” to the victims of hurricane Sandy!

Click the link below to purchase your download of “A Very Merry X-MASS”!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-very-merry-x-mass-single/id447840454

For More Info on MASS please visit www.massrocks.com or “Like” us on facebook @  www.facebook.com/masstheband

MASS - Santa - A Very Merry X-Mas - promo!__________________________________________________________________

Stone Says: This is a very, very cool act of kindness, on the part of MASS. As they say around the globe… MASS ROCKS!

MASS - Curren Group Promo pic - 2011

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LONG LIVE MASS.

Stone.

Scythia – Folk Metal Band Releases Xmas Song: “…Of Santa”

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, folk metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 20, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Folk Metal clan Scythia have released a holiday tune for fans called “…Of Santa”, which is now streaming on youtube at the following link here and can also be purchased at bandcamp here.

“Christmas has all the right elements of Folk Metal: it’s dark and wintry, it involves magic, and there’s plenty of ale and mead. This year, we figured it was time to pay homage to the season by creating our very own Scythian Christmas tale.” commented vocalist / guitarist Dave Khan.

In addition the 2011 year coming to an end, Scythia have been mentioned on a few Top 2011 lists for this year’s sophomore release “…Of Exile”.

Decibel Magazine named Scythia’s “Oboe of Death” the #2 of Top 5 Non-Metal Instruments on a 2011 Album. Check it out on pg #54 of Issue #87 Jan 2012.

So what is Scythia?

Taking its name from vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan’s infatuation with a painting of Nordic/Russian warriors riding bears while brandishing swords, Scythia not only “gives the painting musical significance,” but it is also “the name of an ancient empire spanning from the Caucasus through Russia, and even into eastern Scandinavia. The melodies used in our music have a very ancient, sometimes medieval sound, so I wanted to attribute them to an ancient civilization,” says Khan.

In 2010, Scythia released its debut, “…Of War” (originally with violin) which was produced by Shaun Thingvold who has engineered on projects with SYL, Fear Factory, Darkest Hour and many more. Now, following some line-up changes, Scythia have released their second album “…Of Exile”, again produced by Shaun Thingvold September 23, 2011.

Free Download – For The King – http://scythia.bandcamp.com/track/for-the-king-free-download

Free Download – Voice of The Sword – http://scythia.bandcamp.com/track/voice-of-the-sword-free-download

“… Of Exile Teaser Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yKgWHAv4E8

…Of Exile – Track Listing:

Prelude
Spirit of the Quest
Sleeping Village
Forgotten Forest
Fallen King 
Voice of the Sword
For the King [Free Download]
Fortress
Dies Irae II
Hobarth’s Inn

(Source: Asher Media Relations)

LONG LIVE SCYTHIA.

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.

Malice In Wonderland – Release New Christmas Song!

Posted in alternative rock, christmas, christmas songs, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, holidays, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Malice In Wonderland have released a brand new Christmas song!

The band’s front man Chris Wicked comments on the song. “While the world doesn’t exactly scream for another Christmas song, in my mind there is not a lot of  high quality Christmas songs out there. We thought it would be fun to write something original, not just record a classic, so we rigged up a studio in Tracy’s (guitarist) living room and recorded everything in two days. It was fun and we’re just putting it up on our youtube site. It’s not a typical Christmas song, but the tune has a great atmosphere that I think a lot of people can find appealing”.

About Malice In Wonderland:

The Norwegian Rock band entered the Scandinavian rock scene with their self titled debut album in 2005. Led by hit single “Lucifer’s Town” the band was quickly labeled as one of the most promising underground rock acts and their fan base grew quickly with fan clubs and supporters in every corner of the world.

The quartet, toured in Norway and Europe several times and even played some very successful shows in China. In 2008 and 2009 the band lived partly in Finland where lots of concerts and TV performances were held. In 2010 the band withdraw from the spotlight, built their own recording studio and concentrated on writing and recording their sophomore album. Malice In Wonderland in November finished recording their album entitled The Royal Brigade. The band is currently seeking a suitable record label to release the CD in 2012.

LONG LIVE MALICE IN WONDERLAND.

* For more info click on the links below:

www.malice-in-wonderland.com

www.reverbnation.com/maliceinwonderland

www.youtube.com/maliceinwonderlandof

Stone.

NIGHTQUEEN – X-Mas Wonderland (Official Video)

Posted in christmas, christmas songs, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news, traditional heavy metal with tags , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

NIGHTQUEEN – Since everyone and their cousin’s uncle’s, best friend’s neighbors are starting to celebrate Christmas earlier with each passing year, Metal Odyssey has decided to do the same. Metal be thy name. I couldn’t find or think of any better way than to have NIGHTQUEEN usher in the Christmas season on Metal Odyssey, than with their X-Mas Wonderland (official video). I hope you enjoy NIGHTQUEEN and X-Mas Wonderland as much as I do. Merry Christmas to all… and to all Metalheads worldwide!

* Check out more NIGHTQUEEN music videos at: Nightfairyful’s Channel – YouTube

NIGHTQUEEN:

Keely Larreina – vocals

Rex Zeco – guitar

Alan Rawson – guitar

Daniel Kells – keyboards

Steven Steele – bass

William Blodyn – drums

* For more info on NIGHTQUEEN, click on the links below:

NIGHTQUEEN – myspace

MASSACRE RECORDS

LONG LIVE NIGHTQUEEN.

Happy Thanksgiving Week America.

Let’s Get This Christmas Season Started…

Stone.

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