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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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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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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)
Scott Spelbring (producer)

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LONG LIVE KIX.

Stone.

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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MetalOdyssey

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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MetalOdyssey

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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www.twitter.com/allthemwitches

www.instagram.com/allthemwitchesband

allthemwitches.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

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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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE 21OCTAYNE.

Stone.

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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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ROYAL HUNT.

Stone.

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

Facebook

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BAD GUYS.

Stone.

STARZ – Signs To Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Frontiers Music Srl:

Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to announce the signing of US Hard Rock legends STARZ who will release a new album in the second half of 2015!

Although not as commercial successful and well-known as a lot of their peers, STARZ has proven to be a hugely influential band for those musicians who were aware of them. Several massively successful U.S. artists, like Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Poison, Twisted Sister and Motley Crue cite STARZ as a primary influence. Magazines like Kerrang! and Hit Parader have included STARZ albums on lists of the most important heavy metal albums of all-time!

All together STARZ recorded four studio albums in the second half of the 70’s: “Starz”, “Violation”, “Attention Shoppers” and “Coliseum Rock” and gathered critical acclaim with their ability to mesh the smooth with the hard. “We loved pop melodies,” admits guitarist Richie Ranno, “and we also loved heavy guitars. We liked to combine hooks with a harder edge. Our singer Michael Lee Smith had a great sense of melody. In the course of four albums, we only used orchestrations or keyboards once, preferring to mix heavy rock productions with melodic overtones.”

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STARZ are now returning with a lineup featuring original members Richie Ranno on guitars, Michael Lee Smith on vocals, Joe X Dube on drums and new faces George DiAna on bass and Alex Kane on guitar.

“We are absolutely psyched to be writing and recording an album of new STARZ songs for the Frontiers Label. We’re really excited about the new songs we’ve come up with – SUBWAY TERROR 2015 – here we come! Our sincere thanks go out to the staff of Frontiers Records for giving us this opportunity,” says Ranno.

STARZ appeared live in Europe at the HRH Festival in Wales, on March 13th.

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Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STARZ.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL.

Stone.

Papa Roach Visit hmv To Celebrate Their UK Tour, Following The Release Of Their New Album ‘F.E.A.R’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo courtesy of hmv Retail Limited.

Papa Roach visit hmv during their UK tour to sign t-shirts.

When and where?

Tue 17th March – 5:30pm – hmv Birmingham Bullring

Recorded in Las Vegas with producers Kevin and Kane Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch), Papa Roach release their eagerly anticipated new album F.E.A.R. The band preserve the robust riffs and swaggering rhythms that marked their initial call-to-arms, while seamlessly infusing cinematic electronic flourishes, sweeping hooks and magnetic melodies.

The first single and title track explodes into an arena-ready refrain that’s as anthemic as it is atomic. Muscular guitars give way to an industrial stomp before sparking an uplifting and undeniable chant. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said of the album to Kerrang! “There obviously has been an element of hope within the despair of the music that we write, and I think that that’s always key, and that’s very important to waht we do, is to always have the element of hope, and that’s laced throughout the record.”

Papa Roach visit hmv Birmingham on the day that their ‘F.E.A.R’ world tour hits Birmingham’s 02 Academy.

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MetalOdyssey

Long Live Papa Roach.

Long Live hmv.

Stone.

KROKUS – Hard Rock Legends To Perform At Whiskey A Go Go In May of 2015

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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KROKUS IS COMING TO THE USA!

MAY 6TH, 2015

AT WHISKEY A GO GO

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

This legendary club has a capacity of 500 only. So, if you want to be part of history in the making, get your tickets early at www.whiskyagogo.com.

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As reported on the KROKUSonline Facebook:

OUR UPCOMING USA TOUR WITHOUT FERNANDO

Don’t worry – Fernando (Von Arb) is still an integral part of our band and will perform with KROKUS in the future as well, with the exception of concerts that take place in far away continents (from Switzerland). Such long distance travel is not conducive to his health. So, don’t worry – the band has absolutely no internal personal problems and we enjoyed the best year ever in KROKUS history. This is simply a precaution for Fernando’s sake. We do not want to go overboard and risk anything that can have an impact on the longevity of the band to perform for years to come!

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KROKUS Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust was released in the USA on April 22nd, 2014, via The End Records.

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* For more info on KROKUS:

Website: www.krokusonline.com

Facebook: KROKUSonline

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KROKUS.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

AC/DC “ROCK OR BUST” – Releasing December 3rd; Title Track Streaming Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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AC/DCRock Or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album from Australia’s legendary band, will be released on December 3rd, 2014, via Columbia Records. It will be the band’s fifteenth internationally released studio album and the seventeenth to be released in Australia. This is the first studio album of new AC/DC magic, since the multi-platinum Black Ice, which was released back in 2008.

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Rock Or Bust was recorded in the Spring of 2014, at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and has AC/DC once again teaming up with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser. Founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young did not play on Rock Or Bust, due to his heartbreaking struggle with dementia. The nephew of brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Stevie Young, played rhythm guitar on the new album.

Crank UP The Volume For Rock Or Bust!

ROCK OR BUST – Track Listing:

  1. Rock or Bust
  2. Play Ball
  3. Rock The Blues Away
  4. Miss Adventure
  5. Dogs of War
  6. Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
  7. Hard Times
  8. Baptism By Fire
  9. Rock the House
  10. Sweet Candy
  11. Emission Control

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Pre-order “Rock Or Bust” digitally and get downloads of “Rock Or Bust” and “Play Ball” instantly: http://smarturl.it/RockOrBustMP3

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AC/DC on Rock Or Bust:

Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Stevie Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums, percussion

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* For more info on AC/DC:

Facebook: AC/DC

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AC/DC.

STAY STRONG, MALCOLM YOUNG.

Stone.

FAITHSEDGE – Recruits Stryper Bassist And Mr.Big /Ace Frehley Drummer For 2015 Album

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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After back to back albums welcomed by fans and critics alike, Faithsedge featuring lead vocalist/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia and former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso will enter the studio in 2015 to record the third Faithsedge installment.

Joining the new lineup will feature Tim Gaines (Stryper) on bass and drummer Matt Starr (Mr.Big /Ace Frehley), which will deliver a crushing new rhythm section.

Taking over production and full-time keys for the album will be Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline) known for his melodically charged keys and excellent productions.

The album has been written by Floridia and the band will start pre-production early in 2015, with plans for release by the end of the year.

Faithsedge’s current record The Answer of Insanity was released in September through Scarlet Records/eOne music.

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* For more info on FAITHSEDGE:

www.faithsedgemusic.com

www.facebook.com/faithsedge

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITHSEDGE.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

SOUNDGARDEN – “Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path” Releases November 24th, Via UMe

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Soundgarden - Echo Of Miles - Scattered Tracks Across The Path - promo CD package pic - 2014

Includes Seven Unreleased Tracks

Recognized as one of the world’s most influential bands in Rock music, Grammy-winning multi-platinum selling band Soundgarden started a musical transformation that inspired a generation in its record-breaking career, leaving an indelible mark by helping redefine Alternative and Hard Rock. Hard on the heels of the 20th anniversary deluxe re-release of its chart-topping, five-times-platinum 1994 album, Superunknown, earlier this year, Soundgarden’s latest release is a 3-CD rarities collection, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path.

Among the seven unreleased tracks is a brand-new recording, “Storm,” recorded in May with producer Jack Endino in Seattle. The new collection was curated and hand-selected by guitarist Kim Thayil. Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path is the first time an official Soundgarden release has included more than 26 years of rarities that have appeared as B-sides, album bonus tracks, EPs, soundtracks, compilations and live recordings, a must for any fan of the band. The package features three separate thematic discs in a clear plastic slipcase with three separate mini-jackets, each sporting its own unique art, a booklet and inserts, allowing fans to mix and match, personalizing their own album graphic layout.

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Source:

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* For more info on SOUNDGARDEN:

Facebook: Soundgarden

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SOUNDGARDEN.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

PINK VELVET KRUSH – Issue Album Release Details

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on November 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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F.S.O.A. (Fifty Shades of Anything) the new E.P. by Long Island rockers PINK VELVET KRUSH is set for release later this month on November 25th. The project was recorded last month at Red V Studios in New York with producer Vic Rivera (Adrian Gale, Poley/Rivera). Rivera also engineered, mixed and contributed backing vocals on the project. Bill Leverty (Firehouse) will handle the mastering at Leverty Sound in Virginia.

 F.S.O.A. contains five tracks of which the track F.S.O.A. was released as an advanced single last month. The track can be heard at this location.

F.S.O.A. contains five tracks of which the track F.S.O.A. was released as an advanced single last month. The track can be heard at this location.

Track listing:

  1. Nothin’ to Lose
  2. F.S.O.A. (Fifty Shades of Anything)
  3. Take My Life
  4. Obsession
  5. These Chains

PINK VELVET KRUSH will be out this month in support of F.S.O.A. at the dates below:

11/11     Ichabod’s – Effingham, IL

11/12     Treehouse Lounge – Bloomington, IL

11/13     Boondocks – Springfield, IL

11/14     The Backstage – Covington, KY

11/15     Rock N’ Skull – Pekin, IL

11/16     Rock N’ Skull – Pekin, IL

11/21     O’Sheckys LIVE – Columbus, OH

11/22     Courtyard Lounge – Englewood, OH

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Source:

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Website: http://www.highvolmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

For more information visit: www.pvkrush.com

LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

J.RAD “SICK FANTASY” – New Album Of Hard Rock Splendor Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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J.RAD – This seasoned and accomplished Hard Rock band originates from North Babylon, New York and what a hell of a band! The Hard Rock identity of sound that J.RAD plays I’ve found to be contagious and it’s my Metal duty to spread the Metal word! The new J.RAD studio album, Sick Fantasy, has elevated my love for guitar driven, heavy hittin’ and memorable American made Hard Rock! This album is so good that it’s one of the best Hard Rock albums I’ve listened to this year; with no pretentious bullshit to be heard, just pure 100% quality songs! Hard Rock hallelujah!

Lead vocalist Gino Rudolph has a tremendous voice, in my Metal opinion; he sings each song with such powerful conviction and emotion that I find it irresistible to applaud. In my Metal opinion, Gino can stand aside the best of vocalists in the Modern Hard Rock scene today, seriously, I find him that talented and fun to listen to. Drummer Mo Sticky is an obvious talent and flawlessly lays down the beats that send each song into their respective Hard Rock grandeur.

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Guitarist Jared Cannata is so damn impressive with his fret work, this guy can freaking shred! Jared lays down so many crunchy,  fun-tastic riffs and solos that It’s easy to lose count of them all. My ears have informed me loud and clear that Jared Cannata can sonically dazzle with his axe. Whoa! With this level of musical talent impactful songs, Sick Fantasy is a non-stop ride through Hard Rock la-la land and I couldn’t be more honest than that judgement! This may all sound too good to be true, only it’s TRUE. Stone would never pump up an album unless it’s psyche-out city and this is exactly that, man!

The bassist keeping the rhythmic thunder rolling on this Sick Fantasy album you’ll hear is Russ Zutto and he’s since left the band on amicable terms. Therefore, it looks like J.RAD is searching for a new bassist to join their powerful band. The softest number on this album is Push and even this song Rocks. Overall, there is a sinister and bleak theme to this album lyrically; yet the up-tempo rhythm and melodies of the songs are what elevates my mood!

This album is for fans of SevendustAdelitas Way, CAVO, ColdPop Evil to FFDP and all in-between! Hard Rock and Metal fans alike can surely find something sonically cool about J.RAD. Man, this Sick Fantasy album has me elated and that’s what great albums and bands are supposed to do for me… or anyone else for that matter. Metal be thy name – Stone.

Sick Fantasy was released worldwide and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and pretty much every other download/streaming service!

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sick-fantasy/id926322449?uo=4

Over the years J.Rad has had the opportunity to share the stage with many prominent artists such as: Scott Stapp (Creed), Saliva, Filter, Gemini Syndrome, Living Colour, Twisted Sister, Vince Neil (Motlley Crue), Bret Michaels (Poison), Mountain, Eye Empire, Saving Abel, Zach Myers (Shinedown), Styper, LA Guns, Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Bonamassa, Johnny Winter and many others.

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SICK FANTASY – Track Listing:

Breaking The Silence

Bombs Away

Is Anyone Listening?

Rather Die

Into The Water

Hold On

Poison

Comatose

Hotbox

Hate To Love You

Push

Scrape

I Don’t

King Of The Castle

Suicide

Who’s Laughing Now

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J.RAD:

Jared Cannata – Guitar/Vocals

Mo Sticky – Drums/Vocals

Gino Rudolph – Lead Vocals

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Art Direction, Cover Art, Layout, and Design by Jordan Cannata.

* For more info on J. RAD:

Facebook: J.Rad

Website: http://www.jradrocks.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jradrocks

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/jrad

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE J.RAD.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

STRIKEFORCE “Elegant Steel” – Release Date Set!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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‘Elegant Steel’ was recorded at Saw Horse Studios in St. Louis, MO, produced by Jason McEntire, and mastered by Michael Voss at Kidd Room Studios in Munich, Germany.

Track listing:

  1. All About The Money
  2. Falling Down
  3. Live Action
  4. Doomsday
  5. Let Me Rock U

A sample of the track ‘All About the Money’ is streaming here.

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STRIKEFORCE will hit the road to support ‘Elegant Steel’ and has a series of dates to wrap up 2014:

SEPTEMBER 27TH , ROGERS THEATER, POPLAR BLUFF, MO. – STRIKEFORCE AND SHOOTING STAR

OCTOBER 5TH, THE HOGPIT BARN, GRAFTON, IL – RAT RUN

OCTOBER 25TH, STOCK CAR CONCERT – HIGHLAND, IL

NOVEMBER 1ST, THE KEYS – CARLYLE, IL

NOVEMBER 28TH, EDDIES – GRANITE CITY, IL

NOVEMBER 29TH, COBETTOS TAP – TAYLOR, IL

DECEMBER 20TH, THE KEYS – CARLYLE, IL

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Source:

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Additional information can be found at www.highvolmusic.com and www.sweetsounds.us.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STRIKEFORCE.

STRIKEFORCE KICKS HARD ROCK ASS.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

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