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Rat Pak Records Set To Release PROJECTED “Hypoxia” – Featuring Members Of Sevendust, Alterbridge, Tremonti

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Rat Pak Records:

Building upon the success of 2017’s release Ignite My Insanity, rock and metal supergroup Projected today announces Hypoxia, the band’s third studio album out on June 24th via Rat Pak Records. The upcoming album features 13 brand new songs from the heralded quartet consisting of Sevendust guitarist John Connolly, Alter Bridge/Creed drummer Scott Phillips, Sevendust bassist Vince Hornsby and Tremonti guitarist EricEROCKFriedman.

Guitarist and singer John Connolly says, “To me, personally, it feels like the most cohesive work we’ve done especially considering it’s the first time we all went in the studio together. That in itself had a huge impact on the songwriting process. And it’s taken some time to finally get released but it feels like we’ve matured quite a bit as a band.”

Hypoxia shows a band building on its established foundation while incorporating new and exciting elements. Following the brooding album intro “Consequences,” listeners are then greeted to the crushing guitar riffs of John Connolly to open the galloping track “Dead Weight,” setting the stage for the rest of the album’s journey. Projected shows great range on this latest offering, establishing hooky and singable moments in songs like “Stain,” “Take Aim,” and “Scars” while expertly crafting classic nu-metal styles in “The Thing That’s Real,” and “Hypoxia.” Songs like “Dark” and “Death Is Mostly Permanent” showcase the band’s ability to slow things down while still keeping a foot-stomping pulse. Fans will be sure to be headbanging in no time to the latest offering by these rock and metal stalwarts. Official release date is Friday June 24, 2022.

Track LIsting:

  1. Consequences
  2. Dead Weight
  3. The Thing That’s Real
  4. Stain
  5. Take Aim
  6. Hypoxia
  7. Without You
  8. Scars
  9. My Addiction
  10. Test
  11. Dark
  12. Death Is Mostly Permanent
  13. At Your Window

LONG LIVE PROJECTED.

SKID ROW – New Studio Album “The Gang’s All Here” Releases on October 14th, via earMUSIC

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on April 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From earMUSIC:

Skid Row and earMUSIC join forces to announce the release of the mightily anticipated new studio album “The Gang’s All Here” on October 14th, 2022. This announcement coincides with the launch of the iconic hard rock band’s Las Vegas Residency (as the Scorpions’ special guests), as well as the debut of their brand-new single, the title track “The Gang’s All Here”.

“The Gang’s All Here” is an oath of triumph, exploding with powerful energy that makes us hunger for more. It is the logical next-generation leap of the band’s trademark sound that stomps out new ground – with singer Erik Grönwall (formerly of H.E.A.T, one of the best frontmen of this or any hard rock era) joining the family.

Produced by Grammy Award Winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains, Halestorm, Evanescence) and long-time fan, Skid Row are ablaze. They are re-energized, kicking their sound way up to modern Hard Rock Royalty.

Further details are to be revealed soon.

“We are beyond excited to release this record. It has been a long time in the making and a lot of hard work has been put into it by the band and our producer Nick Raskulinecz. And the addition of Erik has lifted the songs to new heights.
Add all this to the fact that we start our world tour in Las Vegas with the Scorpions residency at Zappos Theater makes it easy to say that Skid Row is going to have a great year.”

– Rachel Bolan and Snake Sabo

Pre-Order the album “The Gang’s All Here” here:

https://skidrow.lnk.to/TheGangsAllHereAlbumWE

LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Announces US Dates For The 50th Anniversary Universal – World Tour 2022

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Tina Korhonen)

Few rock guitarists on this planet have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as MICHAEL SCHENKER. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas, and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, MICHAEL SCHENKER is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive. The blond stringsman from Sarstedt, Germany (near Hanover) began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group U.F.O., and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name, as well as with acts such as MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (otherwise known as MSG), Temple Of Rock, and MICHAEL SCHENKER Fest. SCHENKER and his career, which has spanned more than five decades, are absolute exceptions in the otherwise short-lived music industry.

To celebrate his latest MSG album, Universal, scheduled for release on May 27th through Atomic Fire Records, as well as his 50th anniversary of recording, MSG will embark upon an extended US tour this Fall. The trek will run from September 27th through November 6th. See all confirmed dates below.

MSG US Tour 2022 w/ Eric Martin, Images Of Eden:
9/27/2022 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
9/28/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
9/29/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2022 Saban Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/02/2022 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/04/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
10/06/2022 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
10/07/2022 Des Plaines Theater – Des Plaines, IL
10/08/2022 Arcada Theater – St. Charles, IL
10/09/2022 Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
10/11/2022 The Art Theater – Hobart, IN
10/12/2022 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
10/14/2022 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
10/15/2022 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/16/2022 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
10/17/2022 Jergels – Pittsburgh, PA
10/19/2022 The Vault – New Bedford, MA * MSG only
10/20/2022 Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH
10/21/2022 Cabot Theater – Beverly, MA
10/22/2022 Sony Hall – New York, NY
10/23/2022 Newton Theater – Newton, NJ
10/25/2022 Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
10/26/2022 Tally Ho – Leesburg, VA
10/27/2022 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA

w/ Damon Johnson & The Get Ready, Images Of Eden:
10/29/2022 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
10/30/2022 Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN
w/ W.A.S.P., Armored Saint:
11/02/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/03/2022 Concrete Street Pavilion – Corpus Christi TX
11/04/2022 Eaton Arena – San Antonio, TX
11/05/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
11/06/2022 Tulsa Theater – Tulsa, OK

MSGUS Tour 2022 Lineup:
Michael Schenker – lead guitar
Ronnie Romero – vocals
Bodo Schopf – drums
Steve Mann – keyboards, guitars
Barend Courbois – bass

MSG’s Universal will feature all the strengths of this exceptional musician: first-rate songs with anthemic melodies, catchy guitar riffs, and inspiring solos. As fans have come to expect, SCHENKER has once again enlisted a number of prestigious fellow musicians for the recording of his new studio production, among them, as main vocalist, Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Vandenberg), who will also be MSG’s frontman on their upcoming tour, Michael Kiske (Helloween) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), keyboard player Steve Mann (Lionheart), drummers Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow), and Bodo Schopf (Eloy), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (Black Sabbath), Barry Sparks (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dokken) and Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest.

Stay tuned for more MSG news coming soon!

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MSG.

J.B.O. Shares New Music Video From “Planet Pink”!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

For over 30 years, J.B.O. are the specialists for vociferous escapism at the highest stage. Gold albums, frenetically acclaimed live appearances and top ten chart positions pave their way. Their new album, Planet Pink, makes no exception. Especially in a world we are currently living in on planet earth, with pandemics, insane dictators, ecological disasters, surging prices for beer. Mankind’s only chance is escapism, so let’s enter the orbital glider and head for the stars when Planet Pink, the upcoming album by iconic J.B.O., starts to make its rounds on April 15, 2022 via the metal powerhouse mothership AFM Records!

After previously-released singles, “Metal Was My First Love”, the album title track and just recently, “Nicht Doof” (“Not Stupid“), today the charismatic German-based collective released a new, official music video for “Einhorn” (in engl: “unicorn”).

Escape to Planet Pink & watch J.B.O.‘s new music video for “Einhorn” HERE:

For obvious reasons, Planet Pink was created under very special circumstances. Usually the band bosses Vito C. and Hannes “G.Laber” Holzmann sit together on a couch and exchange ideas. This time they jammed through the phone. It worked out, because Vito and Hannes know each other better than identical twins.

Planet Pink was recorded with producer Christoph Beyerlein at Sound and Groove studio, Nuremberg. Beyerlein is part of the J.B.O. family since 1994 and the fifth band member in the studio. Supervised by the observing ears of Beyerlein, the rest of the crew sorted and refined a lot of demo recordings for only one reason: in the end there will be just one planet glow in the brassiest colours. “It’s Planet Pink”!

Pre-Order the new J.B.O. album HERE!

Tracklist:

  1. Planet Pink
  2. Rockmusik Hat Mich Versaut
  3. Metal Was My First Love
  4. Immer Noch Am Leben
  5. Einhorn
  6. Expeditionen Ins Geistreich
  7. Klassiker!
  8. Nicht Doof
  9. Mi-Ma-Metal
  10. Glaub Mir Lieber Nicht
  11. Wir Kommen Alle In Die Hölle
  12. Volks-Prog

J.B.O. is:
Vito
C. (Vocals/Guitar)
HannesG.LaberHolzmann (Vocals/Guitar)
Ralph Bach (Bass)
Wolfram Kellner (Drums)

www.jbo.de

www.instagram.com/kickersofass

www.afm-records.de

Source: AFM Records

LONG LIVE J.B.O.

Legendary LA Rockers ANGELES’ New Album “Running Like An Outlaw” Out Now Worldwide – “Nothing But Love” Single Hits #42 Billboard Radio Charts!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on March 15, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Platinum selling legendary LA rockers ANGELES have just released their new full-length album “Running like an Outlaw“, available now worldwide via MVD Entertainment and SONY Music and is now available at Walmart, FYE, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all Digital Streaming retailers. And the band just hit #42 on the Billboard Radio Charts.

The band’s latest video ‘Nothing But Love’ from the album hit #42 on the Billboard Radio Charts. In case you missed the video, watch it here: https://youtu.be/si4LtV17bWY

Buy the physical CD’s NOW through Dark Star Records/ Sony/ Universal at https://bit.ly/AngelesOutlawCD.

“Running like an Outlaw“ track-listing and the song credits:
1. All Night – Dale Lytle/ Mason Oliver
2. Nothing But Love – Dale Lytle/ Mason Oliver
3. Running Like An Outlaw – Dale Lytle/ Mason Oliver
4. Creatures Of The Night – Dale Lytle/ Mason Oliver
5. Lords Of Thunder – Dale Lytle/ Mason Oliver
6. Witch Hunter – Dale Lytle/ Allan Curtis
7. Magic Touch – Dale Lytle/ Louis Collins
8. She’s On Fire – Dale Lytle/ John Aquino

“Running like an Outlaw“ album produced by Dale Lytle.

ANGELES are:
DALE LYTLE – Founder and Lead Guitar
MASON OLIVER – Vocals
STEVEN STIERS – Bass Guitar and backing vocals
DANNY BASULTO – Drums

ANGELES’ next 2022 shows:
May 21st at Sharkys
June 11th at Whiskey Dick’ s

More shows TBA.

For more news and details, please follow ANGELES at: https://www.facebook.com/TheAngelesBand

LONG LIVE ANGELES.

DESERT CLOUDS – To Release New Album

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, new orleans metal music, news with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Heavy psychedelic rockers DESERT CLOUDS are pleased to announce that they will release their album Planexit via Mandrone Records on March 25 2022.

The band comments:

“This new album is a journey throughout the inner side of the human being, represented by a nameless man who is trying to escape the surrounding environment that overwhelms him.”

Drawing inspiration from all genres and influences from the likes of SYD BARRETT to LED ZEPPELIN to NIRVANA and TOOL. Lyrically they explore the darker side of the human condition and draw on interests such as the Italian artistic movement Decadentism, along with existentialism. Opening the album is the dynamic title track “Planexit”, taking a humorous twist on Brexit delivers a theatrical and genre mixing experience. Classic, psychedelic rock styles fuse with overdriven guitars and progressive elements to create a distinctive soundscape. From the high-energy, fast-pace of “Mamarse” to the serene, atmospheric “Deceivers”, the new album delves into dystopian themes aptly explored through compelling composition.

Venture on a thrilling voyage with Planexit. Melodic riffs and hard hitting rhythms fuel the powerful impact of the music. DESERT CLOUDS‘ experimental sound produces colourful musicality enhanced with a heavy intensity.

More information will be available soon.

https://desertclouds.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/thedesertclouds/?hl=en

Source: C Squared Music

LONG LIVE DESERT CLOUDS.

AUTOGRAPH – Signed To Frontiers Music srl

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Autograph’s Twitter timeline:

Exciting news! We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new studio album w/ Frontiers Music. We are looking forward to introducing our newest collection of hard rock music across the globe. A very special thank you to Serafino, Mario & the entire Frontiers Family!

From Frontiers Music srl Twitter timeline:

Autograph has signed to Frontiers and is currently working on a new album! Autograph features vocalist Simon Daniels, guitarist Jimi Bell, bassist Randy Rand, and drummer Marc Wieland. Stay tuned for more news as we have it!

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH.

TURN UP THE RADIO!

KINGS AND LIARS – Launch Video For “Conquering The Fear”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Connecticut-based hard rock juggernaut KINGS AND LIARS – featuring members of THE DEE SNIDER BAND, JASTA andENTIERRO have released the video for their newest single, “Conquering the Fear.” New Noise Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Conquering the Fear.” Watch the video now at this location.

Guitarist/vocalist Charlie Bellmore said this about the song, “This is an important song for me, it’s about not giving up when your entire life feels like it’s crumbling around you and fixing it all. It’s dedicated to anyone who’s ever been a victim of sexual assault.”

“Conquering the Fear” comes off the band’s forthcoming new album, Transition Animals, due out January 28 on Salt of the Earth Records.

Pre-order the album:

CD: saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/744719

Vinyl: saltoftheearthrecords.com/product/744713

Compared to previous releases, Transition Animals sees a more streamlined band returning to the spotlight as a three-piece, hell-bent on delivering some heavy as all hell, well-crafted, catchy songs.

The members of KINGS AND LIARS share international notoriety as members of some severely ass-kicking bands… Kingdom Of Sorrow, The Dee Snider Band, Jasta, Entierro, and Toxic Holocaust to name a few. Charlie and Nick Bellmore have also written and recorded material for the upcoming solo album by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse).

Dummer Nick Bellmore is an uber-producer who has been at the helm of many many kick-ass releases. When great artists want to up the heavy, they call these guys.

KINGS AND LIARS will hit the road early this year in support of Transition Animals. They will be joined by ’70’s-style Hendrixian Motör Funk band LORD BISHOP. Dates are as follows:

1/28 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pipers
1/29 – Orlando, FL @ Shovelhead
1/30 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
2/01 – Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakk’s Coffeehouse
2/02 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riff House
2/03 – Baltimore, MD @ Zen West
2/04 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
2/05 – Hamden, CT @ The Cellar on Treadwell (CD Release Party)

KINGS AND LIARS:
Charlie Bellmore: vocals/guitars
Nick Bellmore: drums/vocals
Christopher Taylor Beaudette (vocals/bass)

www.kingsandliars.com

www.saltoftheearthrecords.com

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE KINGS AND LIARS.

HIGH STREET Unveils Debut EP, “Revival” – Hard Rock Band Closes Out Their Pacific West Coast Tour with New Release

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Los Angeles, CA – High Street has just released their highly anticipated EP, Revival. The EP acts as a beacon of invigorating sound in the hard rock genre. Each song takes listeners on a journey of triumph, pain, love, and self-reflection while treating them to a unique combination of vocals and instrumentation that form a sonic odyssey. Revival’s release closes out the band’s tour of the same name with an epic show at Los Angeles’ historic venue, Molly Malone’s. Revival is now available to download and stream across all platforms.

This EP wastes no time launching listeners into a flurry of emotion and hard-hitting rock that captivates the spirit and entices the ears. Revival consists of the singles, “Swallow Your Pride,” “Bad Blood,” and “Light of Hope” along with a new track, “Rock Bottom Blues.” High Street describes the latter as “an angry breakup song with a touch of optimism in the bridge.” The song doubles as a conduit for vocalist, Noxigen, and guitarist, Erik Findling to demonstrate the breadth of their musicality and undeniable chemistry. Combined with Nic Metaxas’s fluid bass and Brandon Nikales’ adrenaline-fueled drums, the ensemble operates like a well-oiled harmonious rock machine.

With each track on Revival, High Street has showcased their ability to turn vulnerability into strength: “Swallow Your Pride,” dives into the nuances of ego and overcoming troubled times, “Bad Blood,” discusses ending a toxic relationship on a positive note, while “Light of Hope,” serves as a sweet grunge-inspired ballad that offers solace to those who are battling inner demons and striving for peace within. The band continues to grow and develop both as artists and people willing to be open and honest about their trials and triumphs.

The many personalities that form High Street can be felt in every note of their music, and it’s evident that they’re making an impact on listeners everywhere. Their transcendental hard rock has garnered praise from publications like Phoenix Magazine, HEAVY Mag, Jammerzine, V13, Metalheads Forever Magazine, DIVINE,and more. The latter of which called the band a “…tour-de-force in the genre.”

High Street got its roots in lead guitarist Erik Findling’s Chicago attic. The young middle-schooler at the time – who first picked up a guitar at the age of four – enlisted his brother, Kurt, to assemble a group with some of their musically-inclined classmates. Their attic rehearsal space looked out onto the corner of High Street, inspiring the band’s name. While still in junior high, High Street’s musical prowess surpassed some of the city’s most seasoned music veterans and allowed them to play at renowned Chicago venues such as The Double Door, Hard Rock Café, Subterranean, among others.

As the band garnered more success, Findling began to compose original music for the group, and soon after, the band collaborated and recorded albums with acclaimed producer Sean O’Keefe, who is best known for his work with Fall Out Boy. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Findling felt inspired to start the band back up again after a hiatus during their college years. The band’s rebirth now includes the sensational vocals of Noxigen, Nic Metaxas on bass, and Brandon Nikales on drums.

Each member of the four-piece outfit brings a fresh new take on the hard rock genre. Using his background in Indian classical music, Noxigen delivers awe-inspiring vocals that fuse perfectly with Nikales’s energetic drumming and Findling’s chill-inducing guitar, and Metaxas’s rhythmic bass.

As this year comes to an end, High Street seeks closure and rebirth as they enter the new year with their debut EP, Revival. The EP is now available to stream and download on platforms worldwide. For more information on the band visit HighStreetOfficial.com.

Source: Trend PR

LONG LIVE HIGH STREET.

EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE – Inks Deal With HighVolMusic

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on October 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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HighVolMusic is pleased to announce that Memphis, TN rockers EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE has signed with the label. EMN self released their 5 song E.P. Grind’ earlier this year. Grind’ includes ‘Loco Crazy’ which features a guest appearance by Zach Myers of Shinedown on guitar and also features Wayne Swinny of Saliva on guitar in the opening track titled ‘Snake’.

In 2017 HighVolMusic will issue the ‘Grind’ release with additional new material in an enhanced full length version, a possible title tweak and updated artwork. The deal could also include the release of additional music including new and/or unreleased material.

Forming in the early 90’s, EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE is no stranger to the music scene.  After quickly arriving on the Memphis rock scene, word spread about their energy-packed live performances gaining them the attention of Clive Davis (Arista Records).  After signing with Arista, EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE became staples on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball with their music videos for “Walls Came Down”, “Love Can Make You Blind”, and “House of Pain”.

EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE received a great deal of national press and toured, promoting the first two albums, allowing them the chance to open for bands such as Cheap Trick and Dream Theater. They performed many headlining shows, drawing in large crowds and selling out venues. EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE has been featured in hundreds of hard rock magazines both nationally and internationally like Metal Edge as well as appearing on shows like the Joan Rivers’ talk show.

A release date will be announced. More information can be found at highvolmusic.com or emnband.net.

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Source: 

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE.

Stone.

BLACK HEART SAINTS – Premier Official Music Video For ‘GASOLINE’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on September 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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American Rock band Black Heart Saints from Austin, Texas has released the official music video for the new single Gasoline.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Black Heart Saints’ resume includes such highlights as performing at the ESPN X Games in Austin, SXSW Music Festival, and opening for international acts Slash, Blue October, The Cult, Sevendust, Filter, Nonpoint, and more. Currently the band is receiving airplay on terrestrial & Sirius XM radio in the USA.

For more information on Black Heart Saints and to watch the new video for ‘Gasoline,’ follow the links below.

Official Website – http://www.blackheartsaintsmusic.com
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/blackheartsaints

‘Gasoline’ Video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiZOQlrgv8M

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Source: Daniel Silverberg

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLACK HEART SAINTS.

WHOA.

Stone.

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)
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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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LONG LIVE ALL THEM WITCHES.

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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.

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Baroque Danish Metal Stars ROYAL HUNT To Return With Brand New album “Devil’s Dozen” – Out On August 21st, via Frontiers Music SRL!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, melodic rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Frontiers Music SRL:

Frontiers Music SRL is excited to announce the release of the brand new studio album from ROYAL HUNT entitled “Devil’s Dozen” on August 21st in Europe and North America.

With keyboardist and songwriter André Andersen still at the helm, ROYAL HUNT have once again created an album that combines the basic sound and core values of classic rock with progressive rock and more current musical elements. After selling approximately 1.7 million albums globally and touring the world numerous times, the band’s still going strong…and now gets to release their 13th studio album entitled “The Devil´s Dozen”.

André Andersen says: “We´re very pleased to be able to present our new, thirteenth studio album. While staying on course with all traditional Royal Hunt´s  musical values this one contains quite a bit of variety – from an up-tempo, double kick driven “May You Never (Walk Alone)” to the bluesy “Heart On A Platter” and probably our best ballad to date – “Until The Day”.  Counting in Royal Hunt´s usual attention to details – playing wise as well as production wise – I´m sure that any fan of symphonic/melodic yet hard rocking music will be pleased with our latest offering.”

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The new recording stays true to the original, larger-than-life Royal Hunt sound, with imaginative instrumentation, intricate arrangements, soaring vocals and catchy, massive choruses. Yet, the addition of classical musicians/instruments and contemporary, modern-day production elements move to twist the outcome into a unique sonic palette. The album is chock full of carefully crafted songs, recorded and mixed by a team who combined crystal clear sonics with a weighty punch.

Featuring once again the talents of the awesome US singer DC Cooper – who, after numerous requests from fans and promoters worldwide decided to reunite with the band in 2011 – Royal Hunt features – besides André Andersen on keyboards – long time member Andreas Passmark on bass, Jonas Larsen on guitar and new drummer Andreas Habo Johansson (ex Narnia). Royal Rock… no substitutes!

“Devil’s Dozen” tracklisting: So Right So Wrong; May You Never (Walk Alone); Heart On A Platter; A Tear In The Rain; Until The Day; Riches To Rags; Way Too Late; How Do You Know (bonus track).

ROYAL HUNT:

DC Cooper – vocals

Andre Andersen – keyboards

Andreas Passmark – bass

Jonas Larsen – guitars

Andreas Habo Johansson – drums

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LONG LIVE ROYAL HUNT.

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BAD GUYS – Set To Pillage Your Village On Eastern European Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Brace Yourselves.

Bad Guys are coming.

in support of their recently released album Bad Guynaecology, London’s cheeky hard rockers Bad Guys are hitting Europe in the Bad Van for some good hearty goulash, sugary cakes and hard n’ heavy rock and metal shows. Prepare to rage as the band may be pillaging your village very soon.

Euro High Carbs Route Dates:

25th May Jazz Rock Café – Krakow – Poland
26th May Felezo Club – Debrecen – Hungary
27th May Daos Club – Timisoara – Romania
28th May Live Music Club – Szeged – Hungary
29th May Klub 007 Strahov – Prague – Czech Republic
30th May TBC – Lille – France

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Official Bad Guys Links:

Bandcamp

Twitter

Youtube

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LONG LIVE BAD GUYS.

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