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Hard Rock Icons KIX Documentary DVD/CD Coming October 21 – Includes Interviews W/Band, Notable Rock Artists & Industry Figures

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX – A DOCUMENTARY

TWO-DISC DVD/CD SET TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 21, 2016

DVD INCLUDES THE MAKING OF ROCK YOUR FACE OFF – KIX’S FIRST NEW MUSIC IN 20 YEARS, INTERVIEWS WITH THE BAND, PRODUCER TAYLOR RHODES, NOTABLE ROCK ARTISTS AND KEY ROCK MUSIC INDUSTRY FIGURES

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NEW YORK, NY (SEPTEMBER – 2016) – Platinum-selling Maryland Hard Rock icons, KIX will release CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX, a two-disc DVD/CD set, October 21, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records.  The 71-minute film is an in-depth look into KIX’s decision to record their first new album, 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, in almost 20 years.

The DVD – WATCH THE TRAILER HERE or below – also features the making of the album from bassist Mark Schenker’s studio, interviews with the band as well as notable rock artists such as Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Jeff LaBar of Cinderella, Share Ross of Vixen, Shannon Larkin of Godsmack, and more, key music industry veterans such as radio personality Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic as well as Luc Carl and Keith Roth of Sirius/XM.  It also includes a rare appearance by producer Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, KIX’s Hot Wire).

The CD, CAN’T STOP THE SHOW (LIVE) offers never-before-released live KIX tracks recorded over the last three years.  A bonus KIX logo sticker is inside the first manufacturing run, a special treat for KIX fans around the world, and each band member offers his own special contribution to the package’s booklet including vocalist Steve Whiteman’s rigorous exercise routine, cartoons by guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe, an essay by bassist Mark Schenker, a gear rundown by guitarist Ronnie “10/10” Younkins and a favorite recipe from drummer Jimmy Chalfant, aka “Chef Chocolate.”

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“KIX is proud of the band’s legacy, but equally proud of our new chapter,” says Schenker. “We had an opportunity to work with some great film makers, so we just let the cameras roll everywhere, and had so much fun putting the project together. There was a true outpouring of love and admiration from our fans and our peers after the release of Rock Your Face Off and luckily, we had documented the recording sessions on film. Now we are excited to share the process of making the new album with our loyal fans.  KIX thanks everyone involved and hopes everyone loves it as much as we loved making it!”

In 2014, KIX released their seventh full-length album, Rock Your Face Off (Loud & Proud Records) their first studio effort since 1995’s Show Business. The album debuted at #1 on Amazon’s “Hard Rock and Metal “chart, in the Top 50 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart, #5 on the “Independent Albums “chart, #11 on the “Top Internet “chart, #17 on the “Top Rock Albums” chart, #27 on the “Indy/Small Chain Core Stores” chart and #33 on the “Physical” chart.  It also garnered rave reviews from publications such as Stereogum who said, “KIX have made an album with all the spirit and joy and craftsmanship that they always brought, an album with a hooks-per-minute ratio enough to grab you even if you never heard of them before reading this review.  The band plays with a sense of rhythmic push-pull that reminds you that people used to dance to this stuff, and that they still could, if they were so inclined…Its mere existence is an inspirational thing, and it’s a reminder that sometimes exploring new musical space isn’t the most important thing. Sometimes, songs are the most important thing.”

KIX will be performing select shows for the rest of the year, including a home town release event show in Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live on September 24.  All tour dates can be found on the band’s website HERE. Pre-order CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX through Amazon HERE.

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CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX CD TRACK LISTING:
1. Wheels In Motion (Live)
2. Rock Your Face Off (Live)
3. Cold Shower (Live)
4. Mean Miss Adventure (Live)
5. You’re Gone (Live)
6. Cold Blood (Live)
7. Can’t Stop The Show (Live)
8. Girl Money (Live)
9. Love Me With Your Top Down (Live)
10. Blow My Fuse (Live)
11. Love Pollution (Live at Sirius/XM)
12. Midnite Dynamite (Live at Sirius/XM)

DVD INTERVIEWS:
Eddie Trunk (radio personality)
Taylor Rhodes (producer)
Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Luc Carl (Sirius/XM)
Keith Roth (Sirius/XM)
Share Ross (Vixen)
Shannon Larkin (Godsmack/Wrathchild America)
Jeff LaBar (Cinderella)
Don Jamieson (Host of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic)
Jaime St James (Black N Blue/Warrant)
Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff)
Alex Kayne (L’Amour)
Kevin Butler (Hammerjacks)
Steve Kicas (Hammerjacks)
Scott Spelbring (producer)

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LONG LIVE KIX.

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THE LAST VEGAS “Eat Me” – Releasing On March 18th, 2016, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

“Eat Me” is a mash-up of full-tilt boogie Rock, droney Zeppelin-esque riffs, and alt-psychedelic acoustic ballads. Equal part American bluesy riffs and Swedish production technique, the album balances grit & polish.

“This is truly an American hybrid album” quotes guitarist Adam Arling. “Some may call it ‘rock’, however its more ‘pop trash’. There’s even a song entitled “Hot Fudge” w/ a nasty Moog riff just waiting to rule a dance floor. It’s ridiculous”.

“Eat Me” was recorded in near lightning pace, in advance of singer Chad Cherry‘s relocation to Los Angeles over the summer.

“I was over in Sweden on a reality TV show for 2 months, when the guys decided to do another album. We had less than 3 weeks to write songs, rehearse, then schedule recording before Chad split.” quotes drummer Nathan Arling. “We wanted to capture the energy of a tight deadline and approach the material without looking back or over-thinking anything”.

The Last Vegas tracked “Eat Me” at Johnny K’s hit-making Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, a spot familiar to the band where they recorded critically acclaimed ‘Bad Decisions’ and 2013’s ‘Sweet Salvation’.

The fast pace worked to the band’s favor; as they adopted a “first-thought, best-thought, only thought” approach.

“We gathered some favorite demos lying around, added a few fresh ideas and rehearsed the hell out of the songs for about 8 days” says singer Chad Cherry. “We were tracking vocals up through the night I left for LA. We recorded like 12 songs in about 11 hours at Groovemaster, and it felt like we were making our first album again. It was awesome”.

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The Last Vegas initially decided to self-produce ‘Eat Me’, after working with some industry heavyweights (2010’s ‘Whatever Gets You Off’-Nikki Sixx; 2012’s ‘Bad Decisions’-Johnny K; 2013’s ‘Sweet Salvation’-Roy Z).

And luckily TLV’s vision was perfectly complimented by a musical contact Nathan Arling came across while in Sweden filming the ‘Allt For Sverige’ TV series; Engineer/Producer Chris Laney. Mr. Laney mixed the album “Eat Me” in Stockholm, Sweden, song by song, as The Last Vegas fed him sessions built-in Chicago at the TLV studio space.

“We chipped away at each track’s session, layering guitars, Moog synths, bongos, bells, wind chimes, and even an old-school talk-box” says guitarist Bryan Wilkinson who makes his debut on “Eat Me”. “Chris’s mixes just kept blowing us away. Chris asked if he could go crazy in the mixes, and we demanded he do so.”

“Eat Me” is the first time The Last Vegas have collaborated with a European production team (Sweden’s Grammy-nominated Classe Persson is mastering). Being long-time fans of Scandinavian rock production and influenced by records from The Hellacopters, Turbonegro, Nomads and more, The Last Vegas were thrilled with a new approach in making an modern-day album; and the results of the inter-continental experiment.

“There’s a lot of feeling in this record. It’s fascinating what you can express musically when you record songs quickly, never second-guessing your gut instinct. We found the soul in Rock’n’Roll; from both Chicago and Stockholm” says Adam Arling. “But let’s not get too serious, I mean the album is called “Eat Me” after all. Catch you on tour in 2016.”

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THE LAST VEGAS:

Chad Cherry – lead vocals

Adam Arling – guitar

Nathan Arling – drums

Bryan Wilkinson – guitar

Danny Smash – bass

Facebook: the LAST VEGAS

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LONG LIVE THE LAST VEGAS.

Stone.

THE WINERY DOGS – Announce New Album and Tour!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Winery Dogs are on a HOT STREAK!  Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan have announced the title of their second album, HOT STREAK.  The album comes out October 2nd and the band hits the road on a US tour the very next day.  The first song released from the album is called Oblivion, and premieres today on Loudwire.com.

“I feel we’ve taken the band to another level,” explains Richie Kotzen. “The compositions are stronger on this album. I feel more connected lyrically and musically to what I did on this record than on the last one. We’ve widened the musical scope of the band on this record and moved it forward.”

On November 13, the a double white vinyl limited edition will be released.

Don’t miss The Winery Dogs on tour this fall, and preorder the album here:

http://lnp.io/TWDHotStreakAMA

or

http://www.myplaydirect.com/the-winery-dogs

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THE WINERY DOGS TOUR 2015

Sat 10/3 – Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Sun 10/4 – Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
Mon 10/5 – Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
Weds 10/7 – West Babylon, NY Looney Tunes – appearance and signing
Thu 10/8 – Glenside, PA Keswick Theater
Fri 10/9 – Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sat 10/10 – New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Mon 10/12 – Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Wed 10/14 – Jacksonville, FL Ponte Verde Concert Hall
Thu 10/15 – Tampa, FL State Theater
Fri 10/16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Sat 10/17 – Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
Tue 10/20 – Nashville, TN Wildhorse Saloon
Thu 10/22 – Houston, TX Pub Fountains
Fri 10/23 – Ardmore, OK Heritage Hall
Sat 10/24 – Dallas, TX The Gas Monkey
Tue 10/27 – Milwaukee, WI Potowatami Casino
Wed 10/28 – Milwaukee, WI Potowatami Casino
Thu 10/29 – St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater
Sat 10/31 – Denver, CO Marquis Theater
Mon 11/2 – San Jose, CA Rock Bar
Tue 11/3 – Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Thu 11/5 – Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
Fri 11/6 – Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theater
Sat 11/7 – Las Vegas, NV Vamp’d
Sun 11/8 – San Diego, CA House of Blues

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LONG LIVE THE WINERY DOGS.

Stone.

ON TOP “Topless” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in album reviews, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , on August 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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ON TOP have released a 4 song EP this Summer that I really want to let you all know about. This EP is titled Topless and it flat-out has rocked my eyeballs out! Seriously. Alright, I still have my eyeballs in place yet you get my point. All 4 songs are just soaked through with all that delicious Hard Rock energy that I embrace enthusiastically! Fans from Mötley Crüe to Black Tora are certain to enjoy the Hard Rock that ON TOP plays, in my honest Metal opinion.

Jaron Gulino (vocals & bass) has a voice that isn’t carbon copied from the other trillion Hard Rock vocalists in Modern Hard Rock today. (Phew). ON TOP have recorded songs with an attitude that has let me know they are ready for prime time. Danny Piselli (drums & vocals) and Brian Davis (guitars & vocals) round out this enthusiastic power trio from the East Coast. Additional backing vocals were contributed by Damian Montecarlo.

Yes, I really dig this album cover for Topless. What else did you expect me to say? C’mon, now.

This EP is not over-polished and ON TOP play no silly ballads on this EP too! Yeah! On TOP’s previous 2 EP’s, Top Heavy (2011) and Top To Bottom (2014) are both freaking cool to seek out too; this band has not disappointed me on any release! Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Support And Purchase Some ON TOP Hard Rock And Merch, Below! Whoa!

ON TOP TOPLESS – Track List:

  1. Lie to Me
  2. Crazy
  3. 282
  4. Got Me Runnin’

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LONG LIVE ON TOP.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE – EP Teaser Revealed

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, rock music, southern rock with tags , , , on August 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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‘Southern Rock’ newcomer Outlaws & Moonshine are set to release their debut EP 1919 on October 16, 2015 via HighVolMusic. 1919 features five full tracks of hooks, lines and memorable melodies as penned and sung by front-man Beau Van. Below is a 3-minute montage of those songs.

As previously announced, the 1919 track listing is as follows:

  1. Cootie Brown
  2. Whiskey
  3. Hey Y’All
  4. Redneck Me
  5. Different Kind of Man

Outlaws & Moonshine were completing their video shoot this past weekend for the next single Hey Y’All. The video will feature the new 4 piece band consisting of Beau and Chris Van, Eric Piper, and Mike Back. The video will lead the release just in time for their performance at Rock ‘N Skull 2015. The band has also recently released their new and updated website at outlawsandmoonshine.com

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LONG LIVE OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE.

Stone.

ALL THEM WITCHES RELEASE NEW WEST RECORDS’ DEBUT, “DYING SURFER MEETS HIS MAKER” – ON OCT. 30th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on August 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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BROOKLYN VEGAN STREAMING “DIRT PREACHERS”

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12, 2015 – All Them Witches, the Nashville psych-rock quartet whose recent Bonnaroo debut was heralded by Fuse, American Songwriter, Consequence of Sound and the Nashville Scene, release their label debut, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, on Oct. 30th via New West Records.

Brooklyn Vegan, who dubbed the outfit’s 2014 self-released album, Lightning at the Door, “a heady brew of swirling tones and heavy blue-eyed blues rock,” are streaming the new song “Dirt Preachers”: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2015/08/all_them_wiches.html. The song is one of the nine new tracks recorded during the band’s seclusion at a remote cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

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“You couldn’t hardly walk in there, dodging cables, mics and guitars,” Parks says of the small space, “the cabin was a wreck. We immediately got up there, unloaded our 15 seater van and a trailer packed to the brim with gear, and started moving things around, set up amps, and a mixing board.” They recorded much of the album live, but used the studio as an instrument in itself, helmed by producer Mikey Allred and McLeod. The location, Parks says, also had an influence on the feel of the album. “Pigeon Forge is tourist central, with Dollywood and moonshine distilleries, pancake houses, and Christmas stores. But our cabin was up on the mountain. We were the only ones there. We didn’t have to worry about anyone calling us in for being loud. It was quiet. In the morning, the mist would be hanging over the city, then it would clear up and you’d see all these terrible tourist shops. It was nice to know we didn’t have to be a part of it. There’s a duality that happens throughout this record, that of the solitude of the mountain and the absolute Babylon that is Pigeon Forge.”

Heavy, heady and hypnotic, All Them Witches concoct a powerful and potent psychedelic sound that fuses bluesy soul, Southern swagger and thunderous hard rock. With their transfixing releases and a jam-filled live show where no two shows are the same, the band has amassed a devoted following and have become something of a sensation in the underground rock scene. “The band seemingly channels the churn of the universe and connects with a big, bad, uncaring cosmos,” wrote the Boston Globe, adding, “There is a primal ebb and flow at the core… The band’s mystic atmosphere, dark but not brutal, is the result of a tireless work ethic, a grueling tour schedule, and a tape trader’s compulsion for documenting every show.”

Upcoming Tour Dates:

September 12 Nashville, TN Live on the Green
September 13 St. Louis, MO LouFest
September 24 Bloomington, IN The Bishop
September 25 Cincinnati, OH MidPoint Music Festival
October 3-4 Louisville, KY Louder than Life Festival
October 25 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre (w/Kadavar and The Shrine)

More tour dates to come.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

www.allthemwitches.org

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LONG LIVE ALL THEM WITCHES.

Stone.

21OCTAYNE – To Release Sophomore Album “2.0” In September!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music with tags , , , on July 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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German rockers 21OCTAYNE (featuring members of The Joe Perry Project and Rhapsody) will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, 2.0, on September 25th (EU) and October 2nd (US), via AFM Records.

Following the successful debut “Into The Open” from 2014, the band has crafted 10 diverse, powerful rock songs for the new record (3 additional tracks are featured on the ltd. Digipak).

Track List:

  1. Devil In Disguise
  2. Take Me Back
  3. When You Go
  4. Love’s Just A Heartbreak Away
  5. Take Me Away
  6. Lost
  7. The Circle
  8. Date With Myself
  9. Fly Away
  10. Tale Of A Broken Child

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LONG LIVE 21OCTAYNE.

Stone.

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