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SINNER – “Brotherhood” Full-Length To See Release July 15th Via Atomic Fire Records – Artwork, Track Listing And Guest Appearances Revealed!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo by Dominic Pencz)

German hard rock quartet and recent Atomic Fire Records signees SINNER have unveiled the artwork of their forthcoming studio album, Brotherhood, scheduled for release on July 15th, via Atomic Fire Records.

Notes vocalist/bassist Mat Sinner of the record’s title, “This band is held together by a tight friendship. Without this friendship, SINNER simply would not exist. We belong together and this album is meant to express that.”

Today, the group has also released the record’s track listing.

Brotherhood Track Listing:

  1. Bulletproof
  2. We Came To Rock
  3. Reach Out
  4. Brotherhood
  5. Refuse To Surrender
  6. The Last Generation
  7. Gravity
  8. The Man They Couldn’t Hang
  9. The Rocker Rides Away
  10. My Scars
  11. 40 Days 40 Nights
  12. When You Were Young (The Killers Cover) **
    ** Bonus Track (physical only)

Brotherhood was produced by Mat Sinner, co-produced by guitarist Tom Naumann, and recorded by Basi Roeder at Backyard Studios as well as Mitch Kunz at Apollo 13 Audio. Jacob Hansen mixed and mastered it at Hansen Studios, Denmark. Artwork was completed by 123RF GmbH / W. Cliff Knese (Terrafolio). Additionally, a variety of special guests will appear on SINNER‘s Brotherhood contributing different roles to this milestone in the band’s eventful career.

Brotherhood Special Guests:
Dave Ingram
Erik Martensson
Giorgia Colleluori
Lisa Müller
Mark Basile
Neil Witchard
Oliver Palotai
Ralf Scheepers
Ronnie Romero
Sascha Krebs
Stef E.
Tom Englund

SINNER’s first single, “Bulletproof,” as well as preorders, will be launched on Friday, May 6th. Be ready!

SINNER:
Mat Sinner – vocals, bass
Tom Naumann – guitars
Alex Scholpp – guitars
Markus Kullmann – drums

Source: EARSPLIT PR

http://www.matsinner.com

http://www.facebook.com/atomicfirerecords

LONG LIVE SINNER.

ALBERTO RIGONI, JORDAN RUDESS & MARK ZONDER Performing “L’Origin du Monde” – “Songs For Souls” Album Releases On January 15th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Italian bass master and composer ALBERTO RIGONI (solo, BAD AS, NATURAL BORN MACHINE, Bassists Alliance Project, Vivaldi Metal Project etc.) will release on January 15th 2022, his new album “Songs for Souls”, in memory of his Father.

Now Alberto has posted online a stunning performance video for “L’Origin du Monde”, featured by JORDAN RUDESS & MARK ZONDER and ALBERTO RIGONI. Video edit by Mark Barret.

Watch and enjoy “L’Origin du Monde” below or here: https://youtu.be/LLJS6IordMk

Alberto Rigoni on “L’Origin du Monde”:
“Composed by myself and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and featuring Fates Warning drummer Mark Zonder “L’Origin du Monde” is one of the songs of my upcoming album “Songs For Souls” out on January 15th 2022, in memory of my father. Happy Christmas!”

Jordan Rudess adds:
“I co-wrote a song with Alberto Rigoni and I think it turned out beautifully. He originally sent me a lovely bass track and I let the inspiration flow and came up with the rest!”

Just recently Alberto Rigoni announced Jordan Rudess, Mark Zonder, Fabrizio Leo, Marco Sfogli, Tommaso Ermolli, Enrico Taddei, Alessandro Bertoni and the legendary guitarist Jennifer Batten, joining the “Songs for Souls” album line-up.

In case you missed, also watch Jennifer Batten’s promo for “Songs for Souls”: https://youtu.be/7ZNEvN5Er_Q

Pre-order/fund “Songs for Souls” album, available in Digital & Digipack CD at: http://albertorigoni.bandcamp.com.

More information TBA, stay tuned!

Source: Split Screen Management

“Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story” Hardcover – Releases December 28, 2021

Posted in books, classic rock, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

The first full-length biography of Eddie Van Halen—a searching, affectionate, and in-depth look at the remarkable life of a genuine musical virtuoso who changed the course of rock ’n’ roll.

“The game changing guitar legend gets the biography he deserves…. Diligently researched, perceptive and well-written.” —Classic Rock

Arriving in California as a young boy in the early 1960s, Edward Van Halen and his brother Alex were ripe for the coming musical revolution. The sons of a Dutch, saxophone-playing father, the brothers discovered the Beatles, Cream, and other icons as they bound together as musical partners, forming identities for themselves in their adopted home along the way.

“Affectionate and unflinching portrait of heavy metal’s Mount Everest…. Paul Brannigan goes deep here, his detailed…biography probing Van Halen’s psyche as well as his music.” —MOJO

From the moment their hugely influential 1978 debut landed, Van Halen set a high bar for the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, creating an entirely new style of post-’60s hard rock and becoming the quintessential rock band of the 1980s. But the high-flying success was fraught with difficulty, as Eddie struggled with alcohol and drug addiction while simultaneously battling David Lee Roth over the musical direction of the band, eventually taking the band in an entirely new direction with Sammy Hagar and scaling new heights, before that iteration of Van Halen disintegrated.

Acclaimed biographer Paul Brannigan tackles the dramatic story with respect and affection for one of rock’s greatest musicians, pairing original interviews with meticulous research to bring the story of Eddie Van Halen completely up-to-date. Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story is a remarkable account of determination, genius, and single-minded commitment to the music.

AUTHOR BIO:

Paul Brannigan is a former editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine, and a current contributor to MOJO, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Kerrang! and Louder. He has previous written books on Dave Grohl, Metallica and much-missed Motorhead legend Lemmy. Born and raised in Ireland’s Six Counties, Brannigan lives in North London.

LINKS TO PURCHASE:

AMAZON: bit.ly/Unchained_EVH_AMZ

BARNES & NOBLE: bit.ly/Unchained_EVH_BN

VAN HALEN STORE: bit.ly/Unchained_EVH_VHStore

Source: Jody Best / Best Bet Promotions

REST IN PEACE, EDDIE VAN HALEN.

ROUGH GRIND – Return With High-Octane Driving Song

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock music, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, music news with tags , , , , , on November 27, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Petri Damstén

Finnish heavy rockers Rough Grind have released their first single from the upcoming new album, “Hardened” (Inverse Records). The single hit the airwaves on 17 November, while the album is due on 28 January 2022.


The hard-stompin’ new single, titled “The Road Song”, is a wild run down the memory lane to the world of action movie classics and a powerful reminder that high-quality hard rock doesn’t necessarily have to be out for blood – gasoline will do just fine. Guaranteed to earn unwary listeners a speeding ticket or ten, the new piece makes it very clear that Rough Grind have cranked their songwriting game up several notches.

Listen to “The Road Song” via links below:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2YSEVjt

Apple Music: https://apple.co/30yFXSp

Bandcamp: https://roughgrind.bandcamp.com/

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3CopVHO

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/267733662

Founded in 2011, Rough Grind’s resumé includes three EPs – “Son of a Gun” (2014), “Four for the Road” (2017) and “Trouble or Nothing” (2018) – and their debut album “Pieces of Resistance” was released in 2020. The releases have been well-received around the globe, getting airtime from radio stations in USA, Canada, UK, France and Germany, among others.


“The Road Song” single was also released as a lyric video, and it’s available on the Inverse Records YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/9hAPUxTrb_g

Home page: www.roughgrind.net
Facebook: RoughGrindBand
Twitter: @RoughGrind

LONG LIVE ROUGH GRIND

AC/DC “Rock or Bust” – Highly Anticipated New Studio Album Releasing On December 2nd, 2014; “Play Ball” Preview Music Video Posted!

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

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As reported on The Official AC/DC Website:

Rock or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album from AC/DC, will be released December 2, 2014. Featuring 11 new tracks and recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC, ‘Rock or Bust’ finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

“Rock or Bust” is the first AC/DC album in the band’s 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will not be returning to the band. AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of ‘Rock or Bust’ in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on ‘Rock or Bust’ and will accompany the band on tour.

Starting September 27, Turner Sports will provide fans a sneak peek of the new track ‘Play Ball’ as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AC/DC.

GET WELL & STAY STRONG, MALCOLM YOUNG.

Stone.

PINK VELVET KRUSH – New Track Now Streaming!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Long Island, New York: “Ball and Chain” – a pilot track from Pink Velvet Krush, the new band comprised of guitarist Sean Quidgeon (ex Dust N’ Bones), guitarist Greg Polcari (ex Britny Fox, Steelheart), drummer Ryche Green (ex Bulletboys), bassist Steve Rivera (ex Surrender), and vocalist Doug ‘Savage’ Ramey (ex Vaudeville), is now streaming online via their Reverb Nation.

The track is also available for a FREE download from Reverb Nation just for joining the Pink Velvet Krush mailing list.

Pink Velvet Krush also signed with HighVolMusic to a multi-release deal starting with their debut E.P. due this fall.

The band returned from a weekend warrior run of successful shows. “We’ve written about 15 songs and wanted to test the product, see how the set went over in front of people. These shows were a great way to accomplish that. It was also a great way to work out any kinks for the upcoming all original Danger Danger show this Saturday August 30th at Revolution in Amityville, NY. The label still has few tickets left for anyone that may need one.” says bassist Steve Rivera.

Pink Velvet Krush will enter Tropic Digital Studios on Tuesday the 26th to begin recording their debut E.P.

PVK has launched their official website at www.pvkrush.com. More information to follow.

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Stone Says: If Ball and Chain is a taste of what’s to come from the debut E.P. from Pink Velvet Krush, then I am one Hard Rock lovin’, psyched-out son-of-a-bitch! Metal be thy name.

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Source:

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http://www.highvolmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PINK VELVET KRUSH.

LONG LIVE HEAVY ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE “ONE FOR THE ROAD” THE DEBUT CD FROM CINDERELLA GUITARIST JEFF LABAR!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar’s “One For The Road” was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with long-time friend and noted engineer Ronnie Honeycutt, and mixed & mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (KXM/Lynch Mob/Lita Ford). Jeff’s first solo release entitled “One For The Road” highlights both his songwriting and guitar playing abilities. It is also the first of two, seven song offerings of classic, Hard Rock style material that will be released via Rat Pak Records.

About the album Jeff states: “This record is written about parts of my life since the hay-days of Cinderella… and there is a lot more where that came from!” The song “No Strings” features Tesla’s Troy Luccketta on drums and was mixed by Cinderella drummer Fred Coury. The song “Ode To Page” is Jeff’s acoustic tribute to Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. Featured tracks include: “No Strings”, “Asking For A Beating”, “Muse”, “Hello Or Goodbye”, “Ode To Page”, “Nightmare on My Street” and “One For The Road”.

Tracks on the CD range from classic, early Cinderella-style Hard Rock, to groove-laden blues rock and really captures the magic and spirit of the genre that Jeff helped create! Official release date is set for August 26,2014.

PRE-ORDER NOW AT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM/JEFFLABAR 

JEFF LABAR “NO STRINGS” OFFICIAL VIDEO

Jeff Labar - Ultimate Fan Bundle - promo ad flyer - 2014

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Source:

Rat Pak Records - logo - 2013

http://www.ratpakrecords.com

Facebook: Rat Pak Records

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LONG LIVE JEFF LABAR.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE RAT PAK RECORDS.

Stone.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – WELCOME NEW BASS PLAYER ROBBIE CRANE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Robbie Crane – photo credit: Nuclear Blast

Marco Mendoza, a founding member of BLACK STAR RIDERS, has decided to pursue other projects after potential conflicts in schedules.

His replacement will be Robbie Crane (formerly of RATT, VICNE NEIL and LYNCH MOB).

Scott Gorham: “I am very sad to see Marco go. We have been together in a band now for almost 20 years and Marco is my brother and we wish him well for the future. It’s an amicable parting of ways and we all respect that Marco wants to do other projects outside of BLACK STAR RIDERS and there just isn’t time to do both.”

Ricky Warwick: “Marco will always be part of the BSR family and a true friend of ours. We are very happy to introduce Robbie Crane to everyone as the new BSR bass player. The guy killed the audition and we can’t wait to get on stage with him on our Euro run starting mid July and then of course, in the studio in the autumn for the recording of the second BLACK STAR RIDERS record.”

Marco Mendoza: “I loved my time in Black Star Riders and want to thank all the fans for making the last year on road so successful. I am sorry to be leaving the band but I feel it’s time for me to pursue other avenues, some of which I have already been working with, all of which I am very excited about. I wish the guys all success in the future and I am very happy that my friend Robbie Crane will continue to blaze with BSR.”

But exciting things are ahead with the addition of veteran bassist Robbie Crane: “I am very excited to be a part of the BLACK STAR RIDERS family. As a long time fan of their music, I am thrilled to be a part of the band”.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – featuring Ricky Warwick – Vocals, Scott Gorham & Damon Johnson, Guitars, Jimmy DeGrasso – Drums and Robbie Crane – Bass) – play the following dates in July and August:

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18.07. UK Holmfirth – Picturedome
19.07. UK Steelhouse Festival – Ebbw Vale
20.07. UK Brighton – Concorde 2
22.07. UK Northampton – Roadmenders
23.07. UK Leicester – Academy
24.07. UK Guildford – G Live
25.07. D Bochum – Zeche
26.07. S Falkenberg – Falkenberg RockFest
27.07. D Berlin – C-Club
29.07. D Munich – Free & Easy / Backstage Werk
30.07. D Saarbrücken – Garage
31.07. D Geiselwind – Bike & Music Weekend
01.08 D Wacken – WOA Festival
02.08. S Rejmyre – Skogsrojet Festival
03.08. S Helsingborg – Tivoli
05.08. UK Preston – 53 Degrees
06.08. UK Buckley – Tivoli
07.08. UK Birmingham – The Asylum
08.08. S Gavle – Getaway Rock Festival
09.08. NO Alesund – Back in the Fields Festival

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The Band then head into the studio to record the follow-up to the 2013 release All Hell Breaks Loose for Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The album, as yet untitled, will be scheduled for release in February 2015, with European and US tours to follow with other territories the band has not played as yet the first time around.

BLACK STAR RIDERS purchase links for All Hell Breaks Loose can be found here: http://bit.ly/BSR-AHBL

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on BLACK STAR RIDERS:

Facebook: Black Star Riders

Website: http://www.blackstarriders.com

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE MARCO MENDOZA.

LONG LIVE ROBBIE CRANE.

LONG LIVE BLACK STAR RIDERS.

Stone.

ACE FREHLEY – New Studio Album “Space Invader” Releases On June 24th, Via eOne Music

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Ace Frehley Facebook page:

We are excited to announce the new album SPACE INVADER, Ace’s first new solo album in five years, via E1 Music on June 24th, 2014.

The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker.”

An official statement from Ace surrounding the exciting news:

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time. Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”

TEAM ACE

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Special thanks to Metal Odyssey contributor Scott Coverdale.

* For more info on ACE FREHLEY:

Ace Frehley – Facebook

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Website: http://www.eonemusic.com/

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LONG LIVE ACE FREHLEY.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

SAINTS OF REBELLION – Baltimore Hard Rock Band To Release Debut Album, Via HighVolMusic, In Late March 2014

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Introducing SAINTS OF REBELLION

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Baltimore, MD: HighVolMusic is pleased to announce the brand new Baltimore based hard rock band SAINTS OF REBELLION featuring vocalist Coby DeShazo, guitarist John Adams, bassist Jay Hitaffer, and drummer Ryche Green.

SAINTS OF REBELLION is ready to release their brand of ‘fusion rock’ to the world. The band completed their debut release, which combines both retro and current musical styling’s into a fusion of in-your-face rock and roll. For the past 8 months, SAINTS OF REBELLION has been in various rehearsal and recording studios from Maryland to Florida writing, preparing and refining their music.

In January 2014, SAINTS OF REBELLION entered The Recovery Room in Conway, AR with producer Ty Sims to record their debut album titled ‘New American Dream’. The title track ‘New American Dream’ is currently streaming for a limited time at this location. A future release date will be announced with a late March release expected. ‘New American Dream’ will consist of 8 tracks:

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1. New American Dream

2. Gasoline

3. Alone

4. Garden

5. Get You Some

6. Wine, Women & Song

7. Matters

8. Rise

More details on SAINTS OF REBELLION are at the bands official website www.saintsofrebellion.com.

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* For more info on SAINTS OF REBELLION:

Facebook: Saints of Rebellion

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Facebook: HighVolMusic

Website: http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE SAINTS OF REBELLION.

LONG LIVE HIGHVOLMUSIC.

Stone.

Legacy Recordings Releasing Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, A 15 CD Library Box Set, On Tuesday, April 22

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, news, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Most Comprehensive Collection Ever from World’s Top Rock Instrumental Guitarist Includes 14 Studio Albums plus New “Added Creations and Bonus Tracks” Compilation

Satriani Inks New Multi-Album Deal with Legacy for Future Recordings

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February 6, 2014 – New York, NY – Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, a 15 CD library box housing the rock guitar virtuoso’s most comprehensive anthology ever, on Tuesday, April 22 (http://smarturl.it/sat_complete_amzn).

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings will also be available as a collectible limited edition USB drive exclusively on satriani.com.

One of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades, Joe Satriani is that rare “musician’s musician” who’s crossed over into the mainstream with music sublime and complex, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

A true master of the six-string, Satriani worked as a guitar teacher in his early career, with a number of his students—among them Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, David Bryson (Counting Crows), Charlie Hunter and more—achieving their own considerable successes.

While in considerable demand as a sideman throughout his career—he’s toured with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple and many others—Satriani has pursued his own musical vision over the years through a series of instrumental rock albums (many of them Grammy nominated) which chronicle his evolution as an artist and his eloquence as a guitarist.

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All 14 of Joe Satriani’s landmark studio albums, from Not of This Earth (his 1986 debut) through  Unstoppable Momentum (2013’s masterpiece), are included in the new collection alongside “Added Creations and Bonus Tracks,” a newly-curated anthology disc of rare compositions and performances falling outside the purview of Satriani’s official album canon, and Surfing with the Alien, 1987’s platinum-selling breakout.

“When the good people at Legacy approached me with the idea of a comprehensive box set featuring my studio recordings in their entirety, plus bonus tracks, all re-mastered, I answered with a resounding, ‘YES!,'” said Joe Satriani.  “The only person who could pull this all together logistically and sonically was mastering engineer John Cuniberti. John and I have recorded quite a bit of music together going way back to the early ’80’s. I’ve made more records with John engineering and co-producing than anyone else, so, who better to help me put this box set together the right way? His attention to detail has made this project exciting, illuminating and ultimately awesome sounding. ”

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings presents brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe Satriani, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket.  The library collection is housed in a specially designed clamshell box with a booklet filled with photos and memorabilia from across the decades.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings is the ideal audio accompaniment to “Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir,” Satriani’s autobiography (benbellabooks.com), also coming in April.

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A tireless performer who draws strength and inspiration from live shows, Satriani is consistently one of the world’s top concert draws.  He is a core member of the rock supergroup Chickenfoot (with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith) as well as founder of the highly successful G3 tours, each teaming Satriani with a pair of top-flight guitarists with shows often featuring special guest artists and other musical surprises.  A nearly annual event, G3 launched in 1996 with Steve Vai and Eric Johnson and has showcased a wide variety of axemen over the years including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robert Fripp, John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Neal Schon, Brian May, Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather and many others.  Most recently, the G3 tour played South America in 2012.

Over his career, Joe Satriani has earned 15 Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy nominations alongside Platinum (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream) and Gold (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, The Extremist, Time Machine) certifications for his solo recordings.  He also racked up Gold and Platinum certifications for the DVD Live in San Francisco and 2  G3 DVDs  G3 Live and  Live in Denver.

Satriani is extending his decades-long relationship with Sony Music, signing a new multi-album deal with Legacy for future recordings.

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Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings Includes:

1986  Not of This Earth

1987  Surfing with the Alien

1989  Flying in a Blue Dream

1992  The Extremist

1993  Time Machine

1995  Joe Satriani

1998  Crystal Planet

2000  Engines of Creation

2002  Strange Beautiful Music

2004  Is There Love in Space?

2006  Super Colossal

2008  Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock

2010  Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards

2013  Unstoppable Momentum

2014 Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks

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Source: MAD Ink PR

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

Stone.

LEGACY X – Introducing New Supergroup Of Joe Lynn Turner, Carmine Appice, Jeff Watson, Tony Franklin & Alessandro Del Vecchio

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

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As reported by Alessandro Del Vecchio, Via Frontiers Records:

I’m proud to say that I’m working with these amazing musicians. We’ve written some great stuff that fans of Blue Murder and Rainbow will love. Ladies & Gentlemen please welcome Legacy X! I’ll be producing and playing keyboards. See you on the road 🙂

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Alessandro Del Vecchio

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STONE SAYS: NOW, THAT’S A SUPERGROUP!!

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LONG LIVE THESE LEGENDS OF HEAVY ROCK… LEGACY X.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

THE UNSEMBLE – RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ON MARCH 3rd, 2014, VIA IPECAC

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Danielle de Picciotto and Elizabeth Gregory
Left to right: Alexander Hacke, Duane Denison, Brian Kotzur

MEMBERS OF TOMAHAWK, EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBATEN AND THE SILVER JEWS CREATE INSTRUMENTAL TRIO

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Dec. 9, 2013, San Francisco –  The Unsemble, a new trio from members of Tomahawk, Einstürzende Neubaten and the Silver Jews, issue their self-titled debut album on March 3 via Ipecac Recordings.

“We wanted to work on something that was typically not what we do,” Denison, explained in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone. “Something that’s not so rock and riff-based and overdriven in that way.”

The Unsemble, a 15-song collection recorded in Denison’s adopted hometown of Nashville, meets the legendary Jesus Lizard guitar player’s hopes of a more organic feel with the band effortlessly volleying between careful compositions and improvisation. The result is an album that is experimental, clever and inclusive of numerous subgenres and cultures.

The Unsemble Track Listing:

1.    Krishna

2.    Circles

3.    Improv

4.    Act 3

5.    Chaingang

6.    Neon

7.    Improv 2

8.    Shadows

9.    Improv 3

10. Waves

11. Improv 4

12. Circles Revisited

13. Improv 5

14. Cyclone

15. Voices

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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LONG LIVE THE UNSEMBLE.

Stone.

KISS – ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: VOTE FOR KISS NOW! YOUR VOTE REALLY COUNTS TOWARD INDUCTION!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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VOTE FOR KISS NOW AT:  http://rockhall.com/get-involved/interact/poll/

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees: Online Fan Poll

Congratulations to the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees! To learn more about the nominees, click here.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is offering fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. The public has the opportunity to vote for the five nominees they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 inductees, who will be announced soon.

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(Source: Official KISS Facebook)

* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

Official Facebook: KISS

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LONG LIVE KISS.

KISS BELONGS IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

EMPHATIC – Set October 22nd Release Date For Sophomore Album Another Life, Featuring Frontman Toryn Green (Fuel, Apocalyptica)

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Omaha-based hard rockers, Emphatic have announced an October 22nd release date for their sophomore album, Another Life, with Epochal Artists Records/Capitol Music Group. The album will be the first to feature new frontman Toryn Green, previously the singer of multi-platinum rock band FUEL and the touring vocalist for Finnish cello-rock band Apocalyptica.

Emphatic guitarist Justin McCain says, “This band has seen its share of difficult situations, and for me, I was the guy that had to decide to give up or fix what was broken. Music is in my blood so giving up isn’t an option.” He continues, “After making that decision to continue we found Toryn and he was everything I’ve ever wanted in a frontman. The record is a reflection of the trials and tribulations we went through as a band over the past couple of years.”

Produced by McCain and co-produced by Ryan Greene at Validus Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Another Life showcases Emphatic’s newfound sense of maturity and creative firepower, joining McCain’s drive with Green’s energy, as they deliver a powerful dose of groundbreaking hard rock. Now, with rejuvenated creativity, the band is firing on all cylinders with a line-up that matches the intensity of their songs. Another Life is filled with gigantic hooks, powerful melodies and is an inspiring triumph over adversity.

Emphatic are best known for their major label debut album Damage, which produced the hit single “Bounce”, shooting the album onto the Billboard Heatseekers charts at #9. The album was produced by Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Halestorm), and featured A Perfect Circle’s Josh Freese playing drums. From there, Emphatic went on to take part in the Carnival Of Madness Tour, alongside hard rock heavyweights Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, and Adelitas Way.

http://www.emphaticrock.com/

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

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LONG LIVE EMPHATIC.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

CHIP DIMONICK – Fall Schedule Of Live Shows!

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

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CHIP DIMONICK – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania’s very own and Hard Rockin’ Chip DiMonick will be playing LIVE on the dates and at the venues below! Whoa! And… Metal be thy name.

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Saturday Oct. 5 @ Rocktoberfest @ Iselin Ballfield in Iselin, PA w/ Fist Fight in the Parking Lot, After The Fall & More!

Saturday October 19 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA – ALL AGES!!!

Sunday November 10 at Pluma’s in Irwin, PA for the annual Sage’s Army Benefit – ALL AGES!!!

Saturday Nov. 23 @ Royal Place in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Homicide Black, LoveSick & More!

Friday Dec. 20 @ Hard Rock Café in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Lucky Me

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Chip DiMonick:

Chip DiMonick – Lead vocals, guitar, keyboard

Carmen “CC” Capozzi – Drums, background vocals

Joe P. – Bass, background vocals

DJ Carothers – Lead guitar

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* For MORE Metal Odyssey features on Chip DiMonick:

Chip DiMonick – Reveals What Album He Cannot Live Without!

CHIP DIMONICK “The Sign Of A New Generation” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on November 27, 2012 and July 26, 2013.

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Facebook: Chip DiMonick (Band Page)

http://www.chipdimonick.com

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LONG LIVE CHIP DIMONICK.

Stone.

STRYPER – To Record Live CD/DVD At Legendary Whisky A Go Go, On November 16th!

Posted in christian heavy metal, christian rock, classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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STRYPER Will Be Recording This Concert For Their Upcoming Live CD/DVD!

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STRYPER – Live At The Whisky! Stryper records their live CD/DVD at The Legendary Whisky A Go Go! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of history as they perform classics along with all new material from the new release, “No More Hell To Pay”.

WHEN: November 16, 2013

TIME: 6:00 PM PST (6:00 PM DOORS)

WHERE: Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA

TICKETS: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3817734&pl=ment

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STRYPER:

Michael Sweet – lead vocals & lead guitar

Robert Sweet – drums

Oz Fox – guitar & vocals

Timothy Gaines – bass & vocals

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STRYPER – No More Hell To Pay releases on November 5th, 2013, via Frontiers Records.

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(Source: Whisky A Go Go)

* For More Info On STRYPER:

Facebook: Stryper

http://www.stryper.com

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WHISKY A GO GO:

Facebook: whisky a go-go

http://www.whiskyagogo.com

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LONG LIVE STRYPER.

LONG LIVE WHISKY A GO GO.

Stone.

SPIDER ROCKETS – Tour With SALIVA Begins October 2nd, In Austintown, Ohio

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

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SPIDER ROCKETS Announce New Tour Dates With SALIVA:

Oct 02 – Harley Davidson Biketown (Austintown, OH)

Oct 03 – Jonny’s Roadhouse (Aurora, IN)

Oct 04 – Beale Street Live (Indianapolis, IN)

Oct 05 – Diesel Concert Lounge (Chesterfield, MI)

Oct 06 – Centerstage Bar & Grill (Kokomo, IN)

Oct 08 – Blackstock (Knoxville, TN)

Oct 09 – Limelight (Nashville, TN)

Oct 10 – Club Inferno (Scottsboro, AL)

Oct 11 – Longbranch (Raleigh, NC)

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* For More Info On SPIDER ROCKETS:

Facebook: Spider Rockets

http://www.spiderrockets.com

https://twitter.com/SpiderRockets

SALIVA:

http://www.saliva.com

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LONG LIVE SPIDER ROCKETS.

LONG LIVE SALIVA.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

ALICE COOPER – New November Tour Dates Announced! “Hey Stoopid” Reissue Releasing September 23rd!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ALICE COOPER – OFFICIAL from http://www.alicecooper.com/! New November Raise The Dead tour dates announced! Tickets and VIP Packages available at:

http://alicecooper.com/tour-terror
11/22/2013 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

11/23/2013 – Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium

11/25/2013 – Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

11/26/2013 – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts

MORE ALICE COOPER NEWS:

ALICE COOPER’s 1991 album “Hey Stoopid” will be reissued this month and will include new bonus tracks!

http://alicecooper.com/latest/news/hey-stoopid-revisited-44122

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* For More Info On ALICE COOPER:

Facebook: Alice Cooper

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LONG LIVE THE ICONIC ALICE COOPER.

Stone.

Motörhead “Aftershock” – Releasing On October 21st; November/December Tour Dates Announced

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

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As reported on the Facebook of Motörhead:

Like the juggernaut you prayed would keep on crushing you, like the friend that still royally pisses off your parents and like a loyal standard of crunchy, greasy, punky, bluesy, gutsy screw-you rock’n’roll, Motörhead stride out through their 38th year brandishing more swagger and attitude then your ears could begin to comprehend.

On Oct 21st, 2013 Motörhead will deliver their 21st studio album, an enormous and prophetic Aftershock. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood,it is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything Motörhead stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see Motörhead in perhaps their best writing form for years. There’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that Motörhead is not simply a band, it’s a genre!

That genre, more than ever, resonates with hearty independence and swashbuckle. Whether it’s “Heartbreaker” throwing hooks and riffs into your head, the double-kick concussiveness of “Paralyzed” with Campbell’s fuelled attack, or the thunderous ride-off-the-Rickenbacker Motörcharge of “Going To Mexico”, Aftershock takes gleeful twists and turns which re-announce the Motörlegend. There’s the smokey biker bar blues in the shape of “Dust And Glass”, Lemmy’s late-night vocals evoking last-call and melancholy, the pogo-powered punk-spiked stab of “Queen Of The Damned” and the deliciously steamy, humid mournful “Lost Woman Blues” which midway through decides to kick over the stool and stomp out the saloon door.

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“Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!” says Lemmy, who’s pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while Phil Campbell adds, “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time.”

“It is,” says Mikkey Dee, “a really, really strong Motörhead album, one that really does define everything this band stands for.”

He’s not wrong. Because Motörhead are Motörhead are Motörhead…and their Aftershock will be felt worldwide…

Attention:

Classic Rock, UK presents Motörhead’s ‘Aftershock’ as a limited edition fanpack which features the new album in full plus a 132 page magazine that forms the ‘ultimate sleevenotes’ to the new album, with extensive and exclusive interviews with Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee.

Inside is everything you need to know about ‘Aftershock’ and the world of Motorhead in 2013: the making of the album, new features covering all eras of the band’s career from 1975-2013, and tons of unseen pics. Plus a giant Motorhead poster and exclusive car sticker. The fanpack edition will be on sale 21 October 2013 and is available to pre-order now from: www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/motorhead

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Aftershock – Track Listing:

Heartbreaker

Coup de Grace

Lost Woman Blues

End Of Time

Do You Believe

Death Machine

Dust And Glass

Going To Mexico

Silence When You Speak To Me

Crying Shame

Queen Of The Damned

Knife

Keep Your Powder Dry

Paralyzed

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Availability: 

10th Oct D2C (direct to consumer package) – available at www.udr-music.com

18th Oct in Germany

21st Oct in Europe

21st Oct in the UK “CLASSIC ROCK FAN PACKAGE” magazine edition exclusive for UK

22nd Oct in the USA

25th Nov in the UK official RETAIL VERSION

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Formats:

CD album Digipack / CD album Jewel case / Double LP // Gatefold sleeve /DIGITAL album /D2C version (exclusive Direct to Consumer package) via www.udr-music.com / USA Best Buy exclusive version, CD album plus bonus DVD / USA Transworld CD album plus bonus content / Digital iTunes version

Motörhead Tour Dates:

11/07/2013 CH Zurich Club Hallenstadion

11/09/2013 FR Paris Zenith

11/11/2013 BE Deinze Brielpoort

11/13/2013 UK Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

11/14/2013 UK Newcastle City Hall

11/16/2013 UK London Brixton Academy

11/17/2013 UK London Brixton Academy

11/19/2013 UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall

11/20/2013 UK Manchester Apollo

11/22/2013 UK Glasgow Academy

11/26/2013 DE Berlin Velodrom

11/27/2013 DE Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle

11/29/2013 DE Stuttgart Schleyerhalle

11/30/2013 DE Munich Zenith

12/02/2013 DE Dusseldorf MEH

12/03/2013 DE Hamburg Sporthalle

12/06/2013 DK Horsens Forum Horsens

12/08/2013 NO Oslo Sentrum Scene

12/10/2013 FI Helsinki Hartwall Arena

12/12/2013 SE Linkoping Cloetta Center

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http://www.imotorhead.com

Facebook: Official Motörhead

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http://www.udr-music.com

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Long Live Motörhead.

Stone.

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