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DANKO JONES – Releases New Single “Good Time” Together With Hilarious Karaoke Themed Music Video!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

New album, “Electric Sounds”, coming September 15, 2023 On AFM Records!

Are you ready to rock? Do you want a good time? Do you want to get high? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then the undisputed kings of balls-out rock’n’roll are back to provide maximum satisfaction. An elite, three-man squad, dedicated to the noble art of riffs, melodies and life-affirming rock anthems, DANKO JONES are ready to serve up all the Electric Sounds you could possibly need!

September 15, 2023 will see the Canadian trio release their hotly-anticipated, eleventh studio album, entitled Electric Sounds, via AFM Records. Following a previously-released, first album appetizer, “Guess Who’s Back”, today, DANKO JONES are premiering their new single, the muscular new wave strut of “Good Time“, along a hilarious karaoke-themed music video featuring a guest appearance by Inge Johansson (currently in Gatuplan, previously of Against Me! and International Noise Conspiracy)! The clip was directed by Philip Hovensjö at Horseboy (Yung Lean, Martin Garrix, Victor Leksell and many more).

As the new DANKO JONES track proves, Electric Sounds promises to have the instant sound and feel of a classic. Hands down, with DANKO JONES, you are going to have a good time, rock as hard as you can, always at full volume, while Electric Sounds is a deceptively diverse affair. No band has ever sounded more ready to hit the road than the pumped-up threesome showcased on a hell-for-leather rager that is “Good Time” (now available on all digital services at THIS LOCATION!

Danko confirms: “Good Time is the song you need to hear when you’re not ready to throw in the towel. It also rocks very very very hard and has a lot of swear words.”

Source: AFM Records

THE DEAD DAISIES – ‘BEST OF’ Releasing on August 18th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock music, hard rock news, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Above: vinyl version

From: The Dead Daisies newsletter:

We’re putting out our “BEST OF” Album on CD & Vinyl on August 18th! So put June 2nd in your calendar and pre order your copy:

We’ve rocked with you guys for a decade now and to celebrate we’ve pulled together a collection of songs from the six studio albums! This upcoming “BEST OF” Album release will include some of our favourite tracks and others that have become a staple part of every Daisies Touring Set List.

We hope we’ve included some of your favourites as well!!

We’ve also added two previously unreleased tracks from the last recording session as an added bonus!

Above: CD version

Disc 1:

  1. Miles In Front Of Me
  2. Lock N’ Load
  3. Face I Love
  4. Mexico
  5. Midnight Moses
  6. With You And I
  7. Something I Said
  8. Fortunate Son
  9. Long Way To Go
  10. Song And A Prayer

Disc 2:

  1. Make Some Noise
  2. Resurrected
  3. Rise Up
  4. Holy Ground (Shake The Memory)
  5. Unspoken
  6. Bustle And Flow
  7. Hypnotize Yourself
  8. Born To Fly
  9. The Healer (Unreleased track)
  10. Let It Set You Free (Unreleased track)

A MASSIVE THANKS to you guys for your love and support over the last ten years, there’s certainly been some hot and sweaty nights rockin’ out together which have been truly amazing! With a lot more to come, there’s still Miles in Front Of Us!

GUERNICA MANCINI – Makes Her Solo Debut With ‘INCEPTION’ – Out Now!

Posted in female rock vocalists, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Buy/stream ‘Inception HERE

Inception‘ is the first solo single from Swedish rock singer Guernica Mancini (lead singer of Thundermother) and will be available via Golden Robot Records on November 11th.

Having forged a successful career at the helm of Thundermother, with over 300,000 monthly listeners and millions of streams, Guernica has been working on a solo side project that can only be described as a mind blowing fusion of rock and pop.

Watch music video for ‘Inception’ HERE

Sonically, the first single features groovy guitar riffs backed by heavy drums and powerful vocals that display an impressive range, clarity and the perfect amount of grit.

Inception‘ will be premiered on Saturday by WBC Australasia and WBA Asia Boxing Champion Linn Sandstrom as the walkout song to make her U.K. main event debut at York Hall, London for the WBA Intercontinental Title.

Both Guernica Mancini and Linn Sandstrom have a lot in common; they’re both strong women hailing from Sweden who know exactly who they are and where they’re headed – TO THE TOP! 

Buy/stream ‘Inception HERE

Source: Golden Robot Records

ALCATRAZZ – Unleashes Video For “House Of Lies” Ahead Of Europe/UK Tour

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Giles Lavery

Los Angeles-born guitar-driven heavy metal icons ALCATRAZZ have unleashed a video for the track “House Of Lies,” taken from the band’s V full-length released last October via Silver Lining Music. The video comes in anticipation of the band’s upcoming European/UK tour dates.

From the irresistible bluesy-chug of Joe Stump’s guitar to Doogie White’s infectious vocals, “House Of Lies” is a classic slice of foot-stomping heavy metal goodness and ALCATRAZZ take no prisoners in their mission to deliver the dynamite that is V.

Founding member Jimmy Waldo comments, “We are excited to present the new lineup and new music to our fans in Europe. The band is sounding better than ever and we will be performing songs from across the entire ALCATRAZZ catalog. As a taster, check out our new video ‘House Of Lies’ which features on-the-road concert footage, plus Doogie showing us around his home of Edinburgh, Scotland!”

View ALCATRAZZ’s “House Of Lies” video at THIS LOCATION and below:

After a successful UK co-headlining tour, ALCATRAZZ and Girlschool will hit Europe for yet another run together with both bands, providing an in-your-face evening of full volume heavy metal! Kicking off at the Golden Ages Festival in Belgium, it’s no rest for the wicked with the two bands set to bring their electrifying show to the UK in February 2023.

With neo-classical “shred lord” Joe Stump on guitar, founding members Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea, plus the addition of Doogie White, ALCATRAZZ are offering a high energy metal show covering the ALCATRAZZ classics plus White’s own work as a member of the Michael Schenker Fest and Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. Newly joined by drummer Larry Paterson, formerly of the Blaze Bayley band, ALCATRAZZ are a metal supergroup in the true sense of the word.

Jimmy Waldo – keyboards
Gary Shea – bass
Doogie White – lead vocals
Joe Stump – guitar
Larry Paterson – drums

ALCATRAZZ w/ Girlschool Co-Headlining EU/UK Tour:
8/21/2022 Golden Age Festival – Liège, BE
8/24/2022 Musigburg – Aarburg, CH
8/25/2022 Charity Biker Rally – Bergamo, IT
8/26/2022 Cresheim Festival – Halbergmoos, DE
8/27/2022 Lido – Berlin, DE
8/28/2022 Bambi Galore – Hamburg, DE
8/29/2022 Matrix – Bochum, DE
8/30/2022 Musicon – The Hague, NL
9/01/2022 Le Forum Vaureal – Paris, FR
9/02/2022 Secret Place – Montpellier, FR
9/03/2022 La Textil – Barcelona, ES
9/04/2022 Sala Lopez – Zaragoza, ES
9/05/2022 Acapulco – Gijon, ES
9/06/2022 RCA Club – Lisbon, PT
9/07/2022 Shoko – Madrid, ES
9/09/2022 Atelier de Moles – Montbéliard, FR
9/10/2022 Altes Kino – Landeck, AT
2/03/2023 Tivoli Venue – Buckley, UK
2/04/2023 Waterloo – Blackpool, UK
2/05/2023 Bannermans – Edinburgh, UK
2/07/2023 Nightrain – Bradford, UK
2/08/2023 Trillians – Newcastle, UK
2/09/2023 Eleven – Stoke, UK
2/10/2023 The Robin 2 – Wolverhampton, UK
2/11/2023 Camden Underworld – London, UK*
*Rescheduled 2022 show; original tickets still valid

For tickets to the EU dates visit:

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V was produced by Giles Lavery and Jimmy Waldo, and mixed by Andy Haller (Elton John, Joe Cocker and System of a Down).

Watch/listen to V in full at THIS LOCATION. Purchase V at THIS LOCATION.



Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , on December 12, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Canadian hard rockers SHOT DOWN TWICE will release their upcoming self-titled EP on the 21st of January, 2021.

The new self-titled EP follows their debut Got Up Once.

“After many months of work, and after numerous highs and lows we are beyond thrilled to release our second EP, aptly named Shot Down Twice. We’ve dug real deep this time to create a hard rock EP that we are really proud of. We had a blast working on it and I think that’ll come through and you’ll be able to feel that when you listen to the music. It’s a full ride and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Cheers to all”

Watch the video for the first single “Talk to Me” here:


Source: C Squared Music


DANKO JONES Signs With AFM Records – Announces New Album “Wild Cat” And Spring 2017 Tour Dates!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on December 15, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


AFM Records is proud to announce the signing of Canadian Rock act DANKO JONES to a worldwide deal (except Canada). After having reached their highest chart positions to date in a handful of territories with their previous album Fire Music and having been awarded Gold & Platinum singles in Sweden, Danko return with their new masterpiece, Wild Cat, once again produced by Juno Award winning producer Eric Ratz.
 Wild Cat is due for release on March 3rd worldwide through eOne in Canada and AFM Records/Bad Taste Records in the rest of the world.

With Fire Music (2015), the predecessor to Wild Cat, Danko reached their highest chart positions to date in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland and also charted in another handful of key territories. The first single ”Do You Wanna Rock” peaked at #5 on the Active Rock radio charts in Canada, making it their highest charting single in Canada in their career. The song also received massive airplay around the globe.
 Danko Jones have never felt more vibrant or hungry than they are on Wild Cat. The 11-track album is a raw representation of the band’s collective musical history and influences, and without a doubt their most solid album yet.


Celebrating 20 years in the rock n’roll game in 2016, Danko Jones have an impressive resume to show for the past two decades. In addition to sold out headline tours across Canada and the European continent they have also toured the US, Brazil, Japan, Australia and South Africa and done extensive collaborations with a vast number of great artists. The Canadian trio has spent months on the road with Guns N Roses, Motörhead and Volbeat and opened up for The Rolling Stones and Ozzy. Danko was recently featured as a guest vocalist on the Volbeat track “Black Rose”, one of the most streamed songs on their latest album and he also joined Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (GNR), and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees) for a session with The Levee Walkers where he sang on two tracks.

The Wild Cat World Tour starts off with two shows in Finland in February and a series of shows in Europe in March and April. A Canadian tour and more European dates will be announced shortly, with other territories to follow.

“One of the most ridiculously entertaining and exciting live bands on the planet. Danko himself is a priapic whirlwind of charisma, riffs and lascivious charm.” 
- Metal Hammer UK

Tour Dates:
10/2 Kuopio – Arena (FI)
11/2 Joensuu – Arena (FI)
15/3 London – Garage (UK)
16/3 Luxemburg – Rockhal club (LUX)
17/3 Frankfurt – Batschkapp (GER)
18/3 Tilburg – 013 (NL)
19/3 Amsterdam – Melkweg (NL)
21/3 Köln – Live Music Hall (GER)
22/3 Berlin – Huxleys (GER)
23/3 Warsaw – Proxima (PL)
24/3 Krakow – Kwadrat (PL)
25/3 Dresden – Beatpol (GER)
26/3 Munich – Backstage (GER)
28/3 Winterthur – Salzhaus (CH)
29/3 Solothurn – Kofmehl (CH)
30/3 Paris – La Maroquinerie (FR)
22/4 Sälen – Ski & Rock (SE)

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HOUSE OF LORDS “INDESTRUCTIBLE” – Releasing In Early June, Via Frontiers Music Srl

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music with tags , , , on April 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of HOUSE OF LORDS tenth studio album, aptly entitled INDESTRUCTIBLE on June 3rd in Europe, June 6th in the UK and June 7th in North America.

The new album shows once again what HOUSE OF LORDS stands for: powerful and heavy songs, with major hooks and melodies and grandiose arrangements. “The name Indestructible was chosen because we all felt that we have been through a lot in our long careers and what better way to say “Hey, I’m still Here” than by giving the cd a BOLD title,” says singer James Christian.

Indestructible features eleven brand new songs, which masterfully combine the best of Heavy and Melodic Hard Rock. “The album is heavier in the beginning, but we love songs that are both Melodic and Heavy” continues Christian, “and the idea was to fill the best of both on one cd without sounding like two different bands. I think we have accomplished that. A good example would be the song “Pillar of Salt” especially gives a good representation of how the new album sounds: a combination of heavy, melodic, and thoughtful lyrics. This song is one of my favorites!”

Besides being House of Lords tenth studio album, the new record sees the new line-up celebrating their first ten years together. “It is amazing to work with BJ, Chris and Jimi” tells James Christian, “they are all very aware of what HOUSE OF LORDS represents and they are committed to making records that complement the history of the band. No matter which HOUSE OF LORDS album you listen to, there is a common thread, which comes from the fact that the four of us are musically in sync. This is the real reason why we have been able to produce records of this calibre”.

House of Lords will exclusively appear at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Trezzo (MI) next Sunday, April 12 and start a European tour in September, with a very special surprise show to be announced. More details soon!

Indestructible track listing includes: Go To Hell; Indestructible; Pillar Of Salt; 100 Mph; Call My Bluff; We Will Always Be One; Die To Tell; Another Dawn; Eye Of The Storm; Ain’t Suicidal; Stand And Deliver.



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Michael Sweet – “I’m Not Your Suicide” Single And Music Video Release Dates Announced!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Michael Sweet & Stryper Facebook pages:

The single “I’m Not Your Suicide” drops on @Itunes and @Amazon 3/3 and the video drops on 3/4!

Michael Sweet’s new album “I’m Not Your Suicide” releases on May 6th, 2014, via Big 3 Records.


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Metal Odyssey’s Stone Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2013

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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I’ve written that Motörhead are the greatest power trio alive on planet Earth. Well, um, The Winery Dogs are too. Take your pick! Mike Portnoy (drums), Richie Kotzen (vocals) and Billy Sheehan (bass) were born to make music together! The Winery Dogs are a supergroup prototype. Amen and hallelujah.

I don’t know how to put it all into words, other than WHOA! This is a #1 Hard Rock album of any year! Excellent songs and I won’t waste time on the musicianship. If this is what American Hard Rock is supposed to sound like in 2013 and beyond, then count me in! Freaking legends of Rock ‘N Roll are The Winery Dogs. Metal be thy name.

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The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

Alice In Chains couldn’t have delivered a more incredible follow-up to their 2009 gem Black Gives Way To Blue, with The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. William Duvall once again soars vocally, while Jerry Cantrell’s guitar resonates splendid licks, riffs and tones that equate to iconic territory. This is very much a Classic Rock leaning album; just know the Hard Rock is mouth-watering.

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BUCKCHERRY – Confessions

The best Buckcherry album ever? It comes very, very, very close. Oh, yes, Confessions psyches me out of my Hard Rockin’ mind. I’m guessing that great Hard Rock albums are supposed to do just that.

Read Stone’s album review for Confessions here:

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

Above review posted on February 24, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose - promo cover


BLACK STAR RIDERS  – All Hell Breaks Loose

With current members of Thin Lizzy joining forces with drummer Jimmy DeGrassoBlack Star Riders was born. Led by the legendary guitarist Scott Gorham and fronted by Ricky Warwick, the debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose, from Black Star Riders, became an instant Hard Rock Classic to my ears and soul.

The spirit and legacy of Thin Lizzy still reigns within the world-class talent of Black Star Riders; and the songwriting, lyrics and total vibe of this album taps into everything that’s wonderful about Classic Hard Rock. This is an album I never expected to happen and now it’s a keeper for life! Metal be thy name.

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The Devil Made Me Do It

Brand New Machine is an American Hard Rock band YOU NEED to get into! One of the best Rockin’ surprises of 2013 is this album! From start to finish, The Devil Made Me Do It is high-octane Hard Rock on steroids!

Read Stone’s album review for The Devil Made Me Do It here:

BRAND NEW MACHINE “The Devil Made Me Do It” – A Supercharged Hard Rock Debut!

Above review posted on August 21, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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As power trio’s go, this album will slap you Hard Rockin’ senseless!! I found this CD without knowing of its release at Best Buy and bought it without hearing a single note. That tells you something right there. Yes, there are those times when you CAN judge a book by its cover! Pinnick Gales Pridgen have unreal musical chemistry together and their songs are proof positive!

Pinnick Gales Pridgen also landed in Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Songs of 2013, with Collateral Damage. Click the link below to enjoy the song and video yourself! Whoa!


Above link is for a Metal Odyssey feature, posted on December 23, 2013.

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Johnny Solinger sounds amazing on vocals and this entire legendary band has made a Hard Rock statement with this EP! Extremely contagious songs! Make no mistake, SKID ROW is on a mission and I cannot wait for Chapter Two!!

Read Stone’s album review for UWR Chapter One below:


Above review posted on May 11, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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Now What ?! is Deep Purple’s first studio album since 2005’s Rapture Of The Deep. Now What ?! is a continuation of arguably the most consistent Hard Rock band that ever lived. The undeniably influential Deep Purple have once again taken their unique, rich, Classic Hard Rock sound throughout an entire album and made it sound so complete. Ian Gillan and band have nothing more to prove. Now, it’s time for The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to understand this.

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#9 (Tie)


If you wanna have a good time listening to a good times Hard Rock album, then put your good times face on and BUY this fun CD from the everlasting KING KOBRA. Now, let’s all campaign LOUDLY in 2014 to get the ultra legendary Carmine Appice into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Thank you very much and Metal be thy name.

Read Stone’s album review for II here:


Above review posted on July 14, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

King Kobra’s music video Have A Good Time, a hit single from II, was chosen as Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day, back on July 26th, 2013! Click the link below to enjoy it for yourself! YEAH!!

KING KOBRA “Have A Good Time” Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above link is for a feature posted on Metal Odyssey, on July 26, 2013.

Stone Temple Pilots - High Rise - EP - promo cover

#9 (Tie)



My God, I never imagined Chester Bennington fronting the grand Stone Temple Pilots. It’s Rock ‘N Roll genius!! This tidy EP packs a genuine punch of incredible musicianship, vocals and songs that are memorable from the start!

Read Stone’s album review of High Rise here:

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington “High Rise” EP – An Instant Rock Classic? Yes It Is!

Above review posted on October 15, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

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BOSTON – Life Love & Hope

To all the naysaying critics out there, Tom Scholz has created a gift for Boston fans. The songs on this album would never have seen the light of day, if it were not for Tom Scholz. Songs of personal importance to this musical mastermind are they; and they come across with Classic Rock brilliance!

The late Brad Delp, along with David Victor, Kimberley Dahme, Tommy DeCarlo and Tom Scholz are all featured lead singers. Louis St. August of Mass lends his talents with backing harmonies on album opener and album gem: Heaven On Earth. Another total surprise release, for me, was Life Love & Hope. Thank you, Tom Scholz.


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MAGNUM “Escape From The Shadow Garden” – Album Artwork Revealed; Releases March 2014 Via Steamhammer / SPV

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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MAGNUM – Hugely influential British Melodic Hard Rock group MAGNUM have confirmed the release in 2014 of their upcoming nineteenth studio album, ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ on Steamhammer / SPV on March 19th in Scandinavia, March 21st in Germany, March 24th in Europe and March 25th in the US/Canada.

‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ will be available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double coloured vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download.

The cover is once again created by famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy).

‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ follows the success of ‘On The 13th Day’, which charted at #28 in Germany, #36 in Sweden, #43 in the UK national album charts, #57 in Switzerland, and at #3 in the UK rock charts and #5 in the UK Indie Charts at the beginning of October 2012.

Three weeks after the release of ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’MAGNUM set off on an European Tour.



Tony Clarkin – guitars

Bob Catley – vocals

Mark Stanway – keyboards

Al Barrow – bass

Harry James – drums


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(Source: MAGNUM Facebook)

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Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington “High Rise” EP – An Instant Rock Classic? Yes It Is!

Posted in classic rock, grunge, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Stone Temple Pilots - High Rise - EP - promo cover

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


Stone Temple Pilots with Chester BenningtonHigh Rise EP was released on October 8th, 2013. This is the first of what is to be (hopefully) many more releases with Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park) on vocals. Yes, Chester Bennington hits a cosmic grand slam singing on this EP! Of course, that’s my Metal opinion, however, I guarantee y’all that I’m not alone!

As Chester Bennington had put it, on October 8th, on the Linkin Park Facebook page: “I am very excited that today marks the release of the HIGH RISE EP and the beginning of a new era for Stone Temple Pilots.” I’ll have to 100% agree with Mr. Bennington there! A new era for Stone Temple Pilots indeed! I absolutely believe that Chester Bennington can sing ANY song from the iconic catalog of Stone Temple Pilots with not just ease… he’ll sing any STP song with passion, sincerity and pride!

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Listen to the latest single “Black Heart” from the High Rise EP by clicking here:

The Grunge movement, yes, is a storied chapter in Rock history. Regardless of silly genre labeling, STP is a Seattle Heavy Rock ‘N Roll band in my world. With that said, STP (as with Alice In Chains) have (once again) gone into a direction musically that I find as instantly classic! I’m happy to say that this new STP EP is as BIG of a surprise to me than I’ve ever expected! I honestly cannot believe how enormous all 5 songs on High Rise play out and sound! Don’t be misunderstood, STP still comes out strong with their classic sound on this EP; it’s just that STP sounds more confident and bolder than ever before! I commend STP for releasing a 5 song EP with Chester Bennington, while not making their fans yearn for new material.

(Former) vocalist Scott Weiland may be gone and on his own now, still, I won’t turn my nose up at him; regardless of the negative stories that have surrounded him for many years running. Hey, no matter how we try to slice it, Scott Weiland is a Rock legend, just as all the members of STP (including Chester) are. Heck, I will forever get the ostrich bumps on my arms and face, while listening to Scott Weiland sing my 3 favorite STP songs of all time: Plush, Wicked Garden and Interstate Love Song.

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I would think that a vast majority of STP fans will be bouncing off the ceiling for this new era of the band. I tried to bounce off my ceiling only it just didn’t work out too good. Emails have poured in asking me which is my favorite song off of High Rise. My favorite song is: Black Heart. (See above link to hear it!) This ultra Rockin’ song, as with this entire EP, are sonic proof that you don’t need to get too complicated with Rock ‘N Roll in order to make an instant Rock classic. BUY this High Rise EP and be happy that STP exists in 2013. Metal be thy name.

One last Metal thought:

By the way, if y’all found I ranted along too much here, please do not complain to my supervisor. Please don’t. Have some heart. Working here at Metal Odyssey is so fucking cool, cause the owner lets me take (many) beer breaks.

HIGH RISE EP – Track Listing:

Out Of Time

Black Heart

Same On The Inside

Cry Cry


The new High Rise EP featuring “Out of Time” and “Black Heart” is now available! Purchase the High Rise EP on iTunes by clicking here:


Dean DeLeo – guitar

Robert DeLeo – bass

Eric Kretz – drums

Chester Bennington – vocals


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FREE 2013 Relapse Records Fall Sampler Is Available For Download… NOW!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Check out the very brutal and very FREE 2013 Relapse Records Fall Sampler, which includes an exclusive new Toxic Holocaust cut “Awaken the Serpent.” Here’s your chance to get a taste of everything our roster has to offer and discover some kick-ass new bands. Did we mention it’s FREE?

Download it from here:

Hear tracks from 26 of our awesome bands including…

Toxic Holocaust
True Widow
Black Tusk
Inter Arma
Lord Dying
Primitive Man
Call of the Void
Weekend Nachos


(Source: Relapse Records)

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KILLER DWARFS – NEWS: Reunion Show To Be Held At Rockpile East In Toronto, Canada, October 4th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Killer Dwarfs Reunion Show

Friday October 4th 2013

Rockpile East

Click Here:


2787A Eglington Ave E

Toronto Ontario, Canada

Doors open at 8pm

All Ages/Licensed

Advanced tickets:

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The newly released Start @ One is now available from Apple iTunes! Purchase your download today by clicking that cool link below! Whoa!

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SPIDER ROCKETS “Going Down” Official Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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

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SPIDER ROCKETS – If you’ve been searching for that one Hard Rock band that isn’t trying to duplicate their peers sound and are actually (gasp) sounding like themselves, look no further and let me introduce you to New Jersey’s SPIDER ROCKETS. This clever band is all about now colliding with the classic rhythm and hardness of yesteryear; while blending together a distinctive Hard Rock noize that is nothing short of new and exciting!

If you’re like me and have become fatigued by the Modern Hard Rock status quo, you MUST get your senses into SPIDER ROCKETS and allow their brand of ear candy to electrify your mood in more merry ways imaginable! It’s time to get bitten… crank up SPIDER ROCKETS new music video for Going Down and get tangled up in their web of Hard Rockin’ grooves! Metal be thy name!





Helena Cos – vocals

Johnny Nap – guitar

Dan Prestup – drums

Greg Manning – bass

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Check out the Metal Odyssey review for SPIDER ROCKET’s BITTEN, with link below:

SPIDER ROCKETS “BITTEN” – Strap Yourself In… For One Hell Of A Hard Rockin’ Ride With Plenty Of Bite!

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, from June 18, 2012.


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SASQUATCH – Los Angeles Rock Hellions To Release Fourth Full-Length Via Small Stone Tomorrow

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles hellions, SASQUATCH, will unleash their fourth full-length of red-eyed road rock via Small Stone Records this Tuesday! Fittingly titled IV, the drum and bass tracks were recorded by Steve Lehane and Al Sutton at Rustbelt Studios in Detroit, Michigan while guitars and vocals were recorded by Benny Grotto at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, Massachusetts (who also produced and mixed the nine-track offering). IV was mastered by Chris Goosman (Acid King, Suplecs, Sons of Otis) at Baseline Audio Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Drawing influence from ’70s metal, rock, and psychedelia, SASQUATCH falls somewhere between an amalgamation of Black Sabbath, old Soundgarden, Deliverance-era Corrosion of Conformity, Mountain, and a bastardized version of Grand Funk Railroad. Their songwriting approach is clear;keep the focus on the hook.

IV Track Listing:

1. The Message

2. Eye of the Storm

3. Sweet Lady

4. Money

5. Smoke Signal

6. Wolves at My Door

7. Me and You

8. Corner

9. Drawing Flies

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A decade is a significant length of time by any measure, whether you’re talking about accelerating divorce rates or playing in a rock ‘n’ roll band. Add to that the fast-paced changes initiated by technology and a decade can feel like a lifetime… or, in the case of Los Angeles rockers SASQUATCH, a turbulent yet accomplished career.

After bursting onto the stoner rock scene with two closely packed studio albums (conveniently namedSasquatch I and II) in 2004 and 2006, the power-trio went subterranean until 2010 before resurfacing with a new lineup and propulsive third opus (entitled, you guessed it, III), to the relief of many impatient fans and the Small Stone Records Board of Directors.

More importantly though, this career-establishing trilogy managed to seduce consumers and critics: beginning with the debut’s roaring-down-the-highway riffs, hypnotic grooves and occasional forays into southern rock, continuing with the sophomore LP’s increasingly focused, hook-laden hard rock classicism (standout “Barrel of a Gun” lacked only payola to become a massive radio hit), and culminating in the third album’s heightened states of fuzz-distortion and earth-rumbling power chords, capable of reducing Marshall stacks to plastic pudding.

All the while, SASQUATCH steadily brought their advanced heavy rock “theories” to the people, as they demolished stages across the globe alongside the likes of Blue Cheer, Nebula, Unida, Solace and Fatso Jetson. Most recently, the band was sighted marauding across Europe with Small Stone labelmates Roadsaw and Dixie Witch.

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Meanwhile, SASQUATCH’s music has been tapped to soundtrack everything from movies (Jersey Girl), to television shows (FX’s Sons of Anarchy, A&E’s Dog The Bounty Hunter, the CW’s The Supernatural, and MTV’s Viva La Bam), to video games (NHL 2005, American Chopper, and Monster Garage).

The time has finally come for SASQUATCH members Keith Gibbs (guitar, vocals), Jason Casanova (bass) and Rick Ferrante (drums) to deliver a brand-spanking new album, whose chosen title – IV – was as inevitable as the urgent need shared by discerning fans of superior, song-oriented rock to hear it. IV is arguably the power trio’s most mature, inspired and diverse song-set to date, rife with compositional twists, both heartwarmingly familiar and totally unexpected, plus thundering power chords, sizzling solos, shrewd melodic flights and even super-trippy moments – but all heavy on the heavy.

To top it off, SASQUATCH have upped their lyrical game, devoting unprecedented attention to spinning engaging new yarns out of those evergreen rock ‘n’ roll stories about love lost, hate found, relationships built, lives trashed, homes wrecked… All’s fair in love and doom. At the end of the day,IV‘s shimmering end results reveal a real album, not just a collection of songs that happen to be living under the same roof to save a little rent money!


IV will be available via Small Stone Records September 24, 2013 (tomorrow)!

Order your copy HERE.



Keith Gibbs – guitar, vocals
Rick Ferrante – drums, percussion
Jason Casanova – bass, filing, red tape
Guest vocals on “Smoke Signal” courtesy of Gaff.

Guest guitar swirls on “Smoke Signal” courtesy of Hammy.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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SAMMY HAGAR & FRIENDS – Releasing On September 24th, In North America, Via Frontiers Records

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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On the eve of his fourth decade in Rock & Roll, Grammy Award®-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar has teamed with a seminal array of his legendary rock and country artist friends and bandmates, past and present, for his first-ever rock collaborations album, Sammy Hagar and Friends.

The release will see Hagar joining forces with award-winning artists including Kid Rock, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Toby Keith, Taj Mahal, Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn), Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot), Neal Schon (Journey), Chad Smith & Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot), Bill Church & Denny Carmassi (Montrose), The Wabos and more on an epic collection of 10 new songs and unexpected covers. “Sammy Hagar and Friends” is produced by Hagar and Grammy winning engineer/producer, John Cuniberti.

From new original songs including “Not Going Down” (a song specifically written for Hagar by Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons), “Knockdown Dragout,” “Bad On Fords and Chevrolets,” “All We Need Is An Island,” and “Father Sun,” to reimagined covers of classics including Bob Seger’s, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus,” – Hagar has masterfully assembled an album that delves into rock, country, pop and blues.

In addition to the 10-track standard edition album, fans will also have an opportunity to purchase a Deluxe edition of “Sammy Hagar and Friends,” packaged in a high-gloss Digipak. The Deluxe CD/DVD package includes an exclusive bonus audio track, “Space Station #5,” recorded live at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert held on April 29, 2012 in San Francisco, as well as the “Making of” album documentary which includes bonus video of the first single “Knockdown Dragout,” and more.

Tracklisting: Winding Down; Not Going Down; Personal Jesus; Father Sun; Knockdown Dragout; Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man; Bad On Fords An Chevrolets; Margaritaville; All We Need Is An Island; Going Down (Live In Studio-Take 1); Space Station #5 (Live From Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert) (Bonus Track – Deluxe Edition only)

DVD: Knockdown Dragout (videoclip) – “Making of the Album” documentary

Euro Release date: 27.09.2013

USA Release date: 24.09.2013

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

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BLACK STAR RIDERS – All Info For: 2013 November/December UK + Ireland Tour

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Facebook of BLACK STAR RIDERS:

BLACK STAR RIDERS will be embarking on a full-scale UK and Ireland tour this November/December with Special Guests The Dead Daisies and support from Western Sand on all dates except Nov 29th.

THE DEAD DAISIES formed around the nucleus of Australians Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink), the powerful musical collective is completed by a lineup that speaks volumes. They include Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), Richard Fortus (Guns ‘N’ Roses/Thin Lizzy), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones) and Dizzy Reed (Guns ‘N’ Roses).

Marco Mendoza: “We came across The Dead Daises when we were touring Australia and what a great band they are. I was lucky enough to play with them on their Aus tour with Aerosmith and again on the Uproar Tour in the US. It’s a pleasure to have them out with us in the UK!”

Ricky Warwick: “We are all looking forward to having The Dead Daisies out with us. It’s also going to be great to be on the road with Richard Fortus again.”


WESTERN SAND are a four-piece southern hard rock revival band from Bournemouth, UK.

BLACK STAR RIDERS featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth), will be touring in support of All Hell Breaks Loose which was released in the UK via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on the 27th May 2013.

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Confirmed headline and festival appearances for BLACK STAR RIDERS in 2013 include the below.

Friday 22nd Nov O2 Academy, Bournemouth

Saturday 23rd Nov O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Monday 25th Nov O2 Academy, Bristol

Tuesday 26th Nov Junction, Cambridge

Wednesday 27th Nov UEA, Norwich

Friday 29th Nov Hard Rock Hell 6, Wales – FESTIVAL CO-HEADLINE

Saturday 30th Nov Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

Sunday 1st Dec Solus/University, Cardiff

Monday 2nd Dec O2 Academy, Oxford

Tuesday 3rd Dec O2 Academy, Liverpool

Thursday 5th Dec Ironworks,Inverness

Friday 6th Dec Picturehouse, Edinburgh

Saturday 7th Dec O2 Academy, Newcastle

Sunday 8th Dec O2 Academy, Leeds

Tuesday 10th Dec The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Thursday 12th Dec Rock City, Nottingham

Friday 13th Dec Ritz, Manchester

Saturday 14th Dec Academy, Dublin, EIRE

Sunday 15th Dec Limelight, Belfast

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Tickets for headline shows are priced 22.50GBP / 25.00 GBP London (subject to booking fees) – Dublin is E25. Tickets are available on general sale through all normal outlets.

VIP Packages available for all shows – including meet and greet and special acoustic performance –via the VIP package link at:

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BLACK STAR RIDERS are pleased to announce that Swedish rockers THE GLORIA STORY will open up on the following dates on the upcoming BSR European Tour:

Wed/Nov-06 Aarhus, Denmark – Train

Thu/Nov-07 Malmoe, Sweden – KB

Fri/Nov-08 Gotenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers

Sun/Nov-10 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis

Mon/Nov-11 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller

Tue/Nov-12 Bergen, Norway – Ricks Theater

Wed/Nov-13 Stavanger, Norway – Folken

Sun/Nov-17 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio

Mon/Nov-18 Kolding, Denmark – Godset

An additional Special Guest Act will be announced shortly on these shows also.

The Gloria Story’s official website is:

The Gloria Story is a mashup of punk rock attitude with 70’s hard rock energy – always with a dark twist and a catchy analogue sound. Their debut album “Shades of White” instantly hit the #1 spot on Swedish rock charts upon its release in 2011. The band has also been awarded with a platinum disc for their hit single “OH NO (2010)”. On their latest effort “Born to Lose (2013)” you will find a dirtier, more bass driven and heavier sounding The Gloria Story. No ballads, no fillers, no AOR. Just catchy punk rock melodies over chewy riffing. The concept of mixing party oriented, lo-tech rock and roll with pure entertainment has made The Gloria Story into one of the most promising Swedish touringmachines in recent years. It’s all about reinventing the sounds of the 70’s, and stopping at nothing to give their audience a great show.

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ALICE IN CHAINS – Premiering 2 NEW Music Videos On Their Facebook Tomorrow!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Tomorrow, September 5th, ALICE IN CHAINS will be premiering not one, but two official music videos from their latest album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Check back on the ALICE IN CHAINS Facebook here: Alice in Chains to watch the official videos for Voices and The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

Below, check out the teaser for the upcoming video for The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here:


Below, check out the album sampler for The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here:



Jerry Cantrell – Guitar & Vocals

Sean Kinney – Drums

Mike Inez – Bass

William DuVall – Vocals


(Source: Facebook Alice in Chains)

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GEMINI SYNDROME “LUX” – Debut Album Releases September 10th, Via Warner Bros. Records

Posted in alternative hard rock, alternative rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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LUX Releasing On September 10th, Via Warner Bros. Records


GEMINI SYNDROME – Pre-order their full-length debut album on Warner Bros Records, LUX — and see the full track listing. Get it at and spread the word to your friends by sharing.

Click below to join the LUX pre-order Facebook event! Spread the syndrome by inviting your friends to the event and encouraging them to pre-order LUX.



Pre-order bundles available in Gemini Syndrome’s VAULT –

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Aaron – Vocals

Rich – Guitars

Mike – Guitars

AP – Bass

Brian – Drums

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CLUELESS RULER – Heavy Rocker’s Debut S/T EP Releases August 29th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CLUELESS RULER – This Heavy Rockin’ band calls Vancouver, Canada home and are seeing their debut, S/T EP release on August 29th. You can purchase the digital download of CLUELESS RULER and instantly receive a single download of Your Time Is Up. For 6 songs, the price is a mere $5. Not too shabby, by any Rockin’ standards!

I’ve already listened to Your Time Is Up and it’s a 100% worthy Hard Rock song; a song that truly has impressed me a great deal! I look forward to hearing much more from CLUELESS RULER and will most likely blab away about these up and coming Canadian Rockers in the future! Metal be thy name.

Pre-order CLUELESS RULER here:


Corey Newport – vocals

Martin Lynch – guitars & bass


(As taken from their Facebook About page):

If you like your rock with a jagged edge, you’ll love Clueless Ruler!

Founded in 2013 and based out of Vancouver, Canada, Clueless Ruler features twin guitar rhythms, driving beats, throbbing bass and gritty vocals which come together in compelling songs with an edge. Clueless Ruler’s debut EP explores themes of forgiveness, disenchantment, conformity and freedom.

Influenced and inspired by Alice In Chains, System of a Down, KiLLeR DWaRfS, Ozzy (particularly Randy Rhoads era), pre-Napster Metallica, Soundgarden, Guns n’ Roses, Nazareth, Staind and Judas Priest, Clueless Ruler carves out a sound all their own.

Rock is Back.
Get. F’n. Ready!

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Recorded and mixed at the famous Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada with help from Supreme Tracks in NYC (drums), the album was mixed by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Studios, Portland, Maine.


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