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L.A. GUNS & MASS – Sharing The “Live Stage” On September 12th, 2013!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

L.A. Guns - Mass - concert flyer - September - 2013








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Phil Lewis – vocals

Steve Riley – drums

Michael Grant – guitar

Scotty Griffin – bass

MASS - Curren Group Promo pic - 2011


Louis St. August – vocals

Gene D’tria – guitars

Mike Palumbo – bass

Joey “Vee” Vadala – drums


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JUDAS PRIEST “EPITAPH” Blu-ray And DVD Releasing On May 28th 2013!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal dvds, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Blu-ray or separate DVD available everywhere May 28, 2013, through Legacy Recordings


Judas Priest, the heavy metal legends whose influence on generations of musicians and metalheads is incalculable, celebrate their 40th year as recording artists this year with the release of the live concert EPITAPH. A unique live career retrospective, EPITAPH will be released on Blu-ray and separate DVD on May 28th through Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. This release precedes a new studio album by Judas Priest which the band are working on now.

Judas Priest’s current lineup comprises lead singer Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.

Heavy metal historians will regard EPITAPH as the most far-reaching live concert recording in the band’s career. The set revisits the climactic closing date of the 50-week “Epitaph World Tour,” captured live at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 26, 2012. Adding to the drama is the fact that this was Judas Priest’s final large-scale world tour ever. EPITAPH’s 23 tracks represent at least one song from every one of the band’s 14 studio albums, from 1974’s Rocka Rolla (“Never Satisfied”) to 2008’s Nostradamus (“Prophecy”).

In the special case of British Steel, four songs are featured: “Rapid Fire,” “Metal Gods,” “Breaking The Law,” and perennial set closer, “Living After Midnight.” Others exempted from the one-song-quota are the LPs which appeared before and after British Steel. The first of these is 1979’s Hell Bent For Leather (UK title: Killing Machine) which lends the title song as well as “The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown).” The other LP is 1982’s Screaming For Vengeance, source of “The Hellion,” “Electric Eye,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”

“They have epitomized the genre with their Harley riding frontman, rapid-fire guitar assaults, and spectacular stage shows,” wrote journalist Bryan Reesman in his liner notes for 2004’s leather-bound, metal-spiked Metalogy box set. “Influential, innovative, and exuberant in expression,” he wrote, “they are the true Metal Gods who have been as unwavering in their desire to expand the boundaries of their music as they have been in crossing international borders to deliver it to their disciples.”

“Unabashedly committed to their cause, and unrepentant in proclaiming themselves a true heavy metal band even when others have shied away from the term, Judas Priest have forever been defenders of the faith.”

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(Columbia/Legacy: Blu-Ray 88765481119, DVD 88883715539)

Selections: 1. Battle Hymn (L) • 2. Rapid Fire (F) • 3. Metal Gods (F) • 4. Heading Out To The Highway (G) • 5. Judas Rising (M) • 6. Starbreaker (C) • 7. Victim Of Changes (B) • 8. Never Satisfied (A) • 9. Diamonds And Rust (C) • 10. Prophecy (N) • 11. Night Crawler (L) • 12. Turbo Lover (J) • 13. Beyond The Realms Of Death (D) • 14. The Sentinel (I) • 15. Blood Red Skies (K) • 16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (E) • 17. Breaking The Law (F) • 18. Painkiller (L) • 19. The Hellion (H) • 20. Electric Eye (H) • 21. Hell Bent For Leather (E) • 22. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming’ (H) • 23. Living After Midnight (F).

Album Index:

A – from Rocka Rolla (originally issued 1974, on Gull Records)

B – from Sad Wings Of Destiny (originally issued 1976, on Gull Records)

C – from Sin After Sin (originally issued 1977, on Columbia Records)

D – from Stained Class (originally issued 1978, on Columbia)

E – from Hell Bent For Leather (originally issued 1979, on Columbia; aka Killing Machine in UK)

F – from British Steel (originally issued 1980, on Columbia)

G – from Point Of Entry (originally issued 1981, on Columbia)

H – from Screaming For Vengeance (originally issued 1982, on Columbia)

I – from Defenders Of the Faith (originally issued 1984, on Columbia)

J – from Turbo (originally issued 1986, on Columbia)

K – from Ram It Down (originally issued 1988, on Columbia)

L – from Painkiller (originally issued 1990, on Columbia)

M – from Angel Of Retribution (originally issued 2005, on Epic Records)

N – from Nostradamus (originally issued 2008, on Epic)



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MASS – Boston’s Heavy Metal Legends To Perform At 2nd Annual Narcissus Heavy Metal Reunion

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal news, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Narcissus - 2nd annual reunion - 2013 - promo flyer

MASS – Boston’s Hard Rock Legends MASS will be performing at the 2nd Annual Narcissus Heavy Metal Reunion this Spring, in Malden Massachusetts! Check out all the cool info you need from the concert flyer (at top) and from the write-up (below).

As reported on the facebook page of 2nd Annual Narcissus Heavy Metal Reunion:

It’s that time again everyone! The 2nd Annual Heavy Metal Reunion! This years event is gonna ROCK! The confirmed bands so far are *in no particular order* Pieces, Kid Crash, Jim Gray from Maximum with Jet Black Motorcade, Jealous Dogs, Sweet Cheater, Mass, Fortune, Shout and Flesh. There may be other additions we will keep you posted if there are!

**Tickets can be purchased at

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2nd Annual Narcissus Heavy Metal Reunion

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DORO – Meeting Doro Pesch Was My Metal Dream Come True: Columbus Ohio, Ace Of Cups, February 9th, 2013

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on February 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

DORO - Publicity Pic - Raise Your Fist - 2012 - #6

DORO – It all took place last Saturday night (February 9th) at a tidy venue called Ace Of Cups in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus; which also has the distinction of being Ohio’s largest city. This Ace Of Cups club is happening and downright cool to the Rockin’ core. Sometimes, as that old saying goes: grand things come in small Rock ‘N’ Roll clubs. On that Saturday night, a grand thing did happen for me at Ace Of Cups; one I’ll never forget for the rest of my Metal life. I met DORO. I met the Queen Of Heavy MetalDoro Pesch.

To state that meeting DORO was a Metal dream come true for me is an understatement of mega-magnitude. We all have that list of Rock & Metal legends we need to meet before we die. DORO was #1 on my list, replacing the late Ronnie James Dio  whom I never did get to meet; yet I was fortunate to see DIO in concert. I guess this entire Metal dream come true wouldn’t have even happened if it wasn’t for… Rob Rockitt of HARD ROCK HIDEOUT fame. Here’s how it all unfolded:

I was staying at a Holiday Inn Express in Dayton, Ohio, with my family, while we were waiting to move into our new home on February 11th. A text came from Rob Rockitt stating: “too bad you can’t get out here earlier, you could go see DORO with me.” My reply text to Rob Rockitt was: “I’m already here, in Dayton.” The rest is Metal history! Rob Rockitt drove up from Kentucky to pick up my Metal and DORO lovin’ ass at the Holiday Inn Express I was staying at; even after I gave him the wrong directions to the wrong Holiday Inn Express, which was across town. Good going Stone. Sometimes I can be a legitimate dumb-ass.

DORO - Raise Your Fist - Large Promo Cover Pic!!

Hanging out with Rockitt was filled with Metal chatter and good-times laughter, both during our drive to Columbus and inside Ace Of Cups. We both could have talked non-stop to each other, cause we had tons to catch up on about our lives. We drove around for a short while looking for a parking spot near Ace Of Cups and hit pay-dirt; finding a parking spot just a couple of blocks away. When the two of us entered Ace Of Cups, we noticed the stage was just a dozen or so footsteps from the front door! Whoa! Needless to say, for standing room only, there wasn’t a bad spot in the house.

With a few regional bands opening the night of Metal memories, Phantom 13 and Sister Sin followed before DORO hit the stage. I really dug the set from the Shock Rockers/Horror Punk band Phantom 13 and Sister Sin’s live set was a Metal knockout! Sister Sin’s vocalist Liv Jagrell is a Heavy Metal Queen in the making… yes, Liv is that good. When DORO finally took the stage, it was as if my life was overtaken by the happiest vibes from Metal la-la land. There she was… in person… working the crowd of her adoring fans, inside this club that felt like home to me… there was Doro Pesch!

This being my first time ever seeing DORO live, it all felt so amazing to my senses. There’s something magical about the way that DORO came across on stage; it’s as if she truly made everyone in attendance feel like an important part of her life, if only for this one live night of songs. DORO has stage presence that should be taught to every up and coming Rock musician in the world today. There’s no denying that DORO’s voice and look are 100% Heavy Metal; only experiencing DORO live is witnessing this dedicated performer in all of her glorious Heavy Metal essence. I would relive this live performance from DORO thousands of times over, if it were possible!

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There were numerous moments when I’d swear DORO made eye contact with every fan while she performed… then again… I was in Heavy Metal euphoria. DORO’s musicians are world-class and proved it during each song. I can’t state it any better than that. Four highlights from an entire live set of highlights (for me) were: Raise Your Fist In The Air, Hero, Breaking The Law and All We Are. Did I mention I was mesmerized by seeing DORO perform live?

As DORO’s set came to a close, I was still reeling from hearing DORO sing Hero. Feeling the vibe of true love and respect for the late Ronnie James Dio, as it swirled around the fans and myself, inside Ace Of Cups, was a tender Metal moment for me. It’s called Metal family and there’s no better way to describe it than that. The Queen Of Heavy Metal signed a few autographs from the stage and was eventually escorted by security to the DORO merch table for a meet and greet with her fans. Rob Rockitt and I gladly waited in line to meet DORO for (at least) 40 or so minutes. I recall feeling an exhilaration like none other, as I waited in line (anxiously) with my Metal buddy. All I kept thinking (and saying out loud to Rob Rockitt) was: I’m gonna really meet her!

Doro - Publicity Photo - 2012 - #1!

I’ve interviewed a good number of Hard Rock and Metal (celebrity) musicians in my day; only these interviews have taken place by phone and email. Actually meeting DORO face-to-face is a whole different Metal ballgame, my Metal brethren. Rob Rockitt was just as determined and happy to meet DORO as I was. When our turn came to meet the Queen Of Heavy Metal, Rob Rockitt took my picture with her; as I returned the favor for him. DORO was very sweet, polite, friendly and… down to earth. I never would have imagined her any other way.

For all the millions of words I thought of saying to DORO, I wound up spilling out this babble to her: “DORO, I want to thank you for making my life better through your music.” DORO responded with: “Thank you, that means so much.” I also said: “DORO, I will forever cherish this night and meeting you.” DORO smiled at me, gently patted my right arm and responded with: “Awwwww.” I’ll never forget that brief exchange I had with DORO. Simply priceless, timeless and iconic is the Queen Of Heavy Metal.

I then walked away from my brief meeting with DORO and thanked Rob Rockitt several times on the way back to his car. We both were fortunate to have DORO autograph her Raise Your Fist CD for us as well. As we approached the car, Rob Rockitt put his arm around me and said: “Welcome to Ohio, Stone!” I looked at him and realized to myself 2 things: Metal Buddies and Metal are forever. Metal be thy name.

Doro and Stone - Feb. 9 - 2013

DORO and Stone

(Photo Credit: Rob Rockitt)

DORO’S  Setlist – Ace Of Cups – February 9th, 2013:

01. I Rule The Ruins

02. Burning The Witches

03. Fight For Rock

04. Running From the Devil

05. True As Steel

06. Raise Your Fist In The Air

07. Metal Racer

08. East Meets West

09. Earthshaker Rock

10. Für Immer

11. Hero

12. Revenge

13. Breaking The Law

14. All We Are

15. Unholy Love

16. Metal Tango


For more info on DORO, click on the links below!

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IRON MAIDEN – “Maiden England ’88” Concert To Be Released On DVD, March 25th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Maiden England '88 - promo DVD cover pic

As reported on

EMI are proud to announce the highly anticipated release of the Double Disc DVD MAIDEN ENGLAND ‘88 on 25 March. Now available for the very first time on DVD, this live show was filmed across two sold-out nights at Birmingham N.E.C Arena, UK in November 1988 during the band’s “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son World Tour”. Disc one contains the concert which has been specially upgraded and extended from the existing 1989 longform VHS release and now includes three previously unreleased encores: Running Free, Run To The Hills and Sanctuary thereby completing the full concert with a total running time of 110 minutes . Maiden’s own Film Producer and Director Andy Matthews went back to the 1988 edit and painstakingly remastered each shot digitally; colour correcting and grading to give the image the best possible look from that time.

As well as the VHS stereo sound track by Martin Birch, the band’s producer between 1981 and 1993, the DVD also includes a brand new 5.1 audio surround mix by Maiden’s current producer Kevin Shirley. The concert was meticulously directed and edited by bass player and founder member Steve Harris, so as to capture the performance from a fans-eye view of the stage, focusing fully on the music, the elaborate stage production and the lighting. Add into the mix an electrifying set list and of course Eddie, and Maiden England now offers a snapshot of a bygone era in which the band, as they continue to do today, devote their all in delivering the ultimate live experience for their fans.

Disc two is an extensive bonus disc featuring an exclusive documentary charting Part 3 in the History of Iron Maiden. This 40-minute film comprises recent interviews with the five band members and manager, Rod Smallwood. Picking up the story in the aftermath of the ‘84/85 World Slavery tour, this interesting and insightful documentary sees the band speak candidly about their memories of an exciting and occasionally turbulent period from which would emerge the albums Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. As the Eighties began to draw to a close, so did another chapter in Maiden’s compelling history.

Other special extras on the bonus disc include Twelve Wasted Years. First released as a longform VHS in 1987 and available for the first time on DVD, this documentary runs for 90 minutes and includes archive interviews and dynamic live footage from the band’s beginnings in the now legendary Ruskin Arms pub, via London’s Marquee club and three World Tours. Five promo videos for the singles from the aforementioned albums are also featured and have been carefully restored and improved upon from the original films using the very latest software with the audio remastered in digital stereo.

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

Set List:


The Evil That Men Do

The Prisoner

Still Life

Die With Your Boots On

Infinite Dreams


Can I Play With Madness

Heaven Can Wait

Wasted Years

The Clairvoyant

Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

The Number Of The Beast

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Iron Maiden

Run To The Hills*

Running Free*


*previously unreleased.


The History Of Iron Maiden – Part 3

12 Wasted Years

Wasted Years promo video

Stranger In A Strange Land promo video

Can I Play With Madness promo video

The Evil That Men Do promo video

The Clairvoyant promo video


For more info on IRON MAIDEN, click on the links below!

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Scott Coverdale.

TWISTED SISTER & FRIENDS – December 16th Concert To Be Held For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Twisted Sister - Concert For Sandy Relief - Dec 16 - 2012

As stated on Twisted Sister Facebook:

Sunday, December 16: Help us help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.


As stated on Adrenaline Mob Facebook:

Twisted Sister & Adrenaline Mob – Dec. 16th at The Emporium!! TS presents “A Very Special Christmas Show/Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit”. 9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue,NY. For Tickets & info visit:!

Twisted Sister - Adrenaline Mob - Dec 16th Concert - 2012 - hurricane sandy


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ANGEL WITCH – Live Evil “Into The Dark 2012” UK Tour – Dates & Venues Listed

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal concerts, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on Angel Witch facebook:

Since we have restricted our UK dates to London shows (plus the occasional Bloodstock or Hard Rock Hell) we thought it was about time we did some out of town dates.  So we have teamed up with the Live Evil crew to present their first run of actual tour dates: “Into the Dark 2012”.

We are very happy to be bringing ENFORCER over from Sweden to join us on this run – we’ve played with them a number of times all over Scandinavia and have always had a great time both watching their set and having a pint.

To Open proceedings – AGE OF TAURUS slow motion heavy metal from London town with riffs galore.  Anyone who saw them recently with Electric Wizard can attest to the fact that Doom Metal really is not dead.

Next tiime – Scotland, Wales & Ireland, eh?

LIVE EVIL “Into the Dark 2012”

Wednesday 7th November 

Newcastle ::: The World Headquarters

Thursday 8th November

Manchester Academy 3

Friday 9th November

Birmingham Temple

Sunday 11th November

Bristol Fleece


Stone Says: The brand new ANGEL WITCH studio album As Above, So Below was released on March 26th, 2012, via Metal Blade Records. This new Metal offering from ANGEL WITCH receives the highest Metal recommendation from Metal Odyssey. If you don’t own this must Metal album yet, pick it up! Metal be thy name.


For more info on ANGEL WITCH, click here: Angel Witch





Metal Odyssey’s ‘Best Of The Rest’ Awards For 2011! Queensrÿche Live, Best Metal Cover Song, Album Art and More!

Posted in album covers, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Queensrÿche – live at The Crocodile Rock Cafe, August 2nd, 2011

(Photo Credit: Tom Coderre)

Best Of The Rest Awards For 2011 – Now that the Metal Odyssey “Best Of 2011” lists are posted for Rock, Hard Rock and Metal albums, along with Hard Rock and Metal Songs respectively, I turn my attention to Metal Odyssey’s Best Of The Rest Awards. What exactly are the Best Of The Rest? Scroll down, read on and enjoy! Oh… and…. Metal be thy name.



(Metal Blade Records)

Tim Lambesis vocally made this Judas Priest classic his very own. Electric Eye being sung in Death Metal tones is, well, F’n fun to hear! As a Metal bonus, this band gives a 100% effort in giving Hellion / Electric Eye their deserved Classic Metal respect. To be street about it, As I Lay Dying kicks Metal ass with this classic intro and cover song.



(Metal Blade Records)


Choosing the best album cover art is, like music itself: subjective. There are many, many album covers from 2011 that I adore. I chose the PENTAGRAM and HAVOK album covers due to my staring at them for semi-long periods of time. Does that sound funny? I don’t think it’s funny. Okay, maybe a tad funny.

The Grim Reaper has always been the dark and sinister mascot of Metal. Mo Moussa captured that old school Metal look with this Last Rites art and I extend my Metal appreciation for that.


(Candlelight Records)


The skull on this macabre skeleton is chilling! The attention to detail is incredible on this HAVOK cover, with the lightning outside the window and other skeletons in the backdrop adding to the overall horror appeal. From what lead vocalist & guitarist David Sanchez told me, (during a Hard Rock Hideout interview), Halsey Swain actually put brush to canvas for this ultra-fabulous Time Is Up album cover. Old School strikes once again! Hey… if it wasn’t for Old School, there would be no new school.



(Nuclear Blast)

Whoa what a box set this is! A 16 page, full color, hardcover concert photo book. Two DVD’s, (1 concert & 1 documentary) with 16 pages of more incredible concert photos & cool liner notes. 1 live CD. It’s all DORO, The Queen of Heavy Metal, her amazing voice and her band!

This amazing DORO package features the celebration of her 25th Anniversary concert on December 13, 2008, at the ISS Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany, (Doro’s hometown). Pure quality, from beginning to end, with both the DVD’s and live CD. The concert photo book is so hard to put down. A timeless and priceless DORO box set for me.

The following Queensrÿche photos credited to: Tom Coderre

Geoff Tate & Stone

Michael Wilton & Stone

Scott Rockenfield & Stone



When I received the assignment from Rob Rockitt, over at HARD ROCK HIDEOUT, to cover Queensrÿche live at The Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, Pennsylvania… I was psyched out of my Metal mind! Metal Odyssey staff photographer Tom Coderre and I had a blast on this evening of Queensrÿche Metal.

Yes, this was my Best Metal Moment Of 2011, however, this was the Best Metal Moment Of My Life as well. To personally meet Geoff Tate and each member of Queensrÿche, back on August 2nd, 2011, made for Rock ‘N Roll dreams to come true. I personally thank each member of Queensrÿche for their being incredibly professional and polite. This band kicked ass onstage that night too! Metal be thy name they did.

I also thank Tom Coderre for being my Metal Buddy on that momentous evening and documenting so professionally this Queensrÿche concert and personal Metal moment. Thank you Rob Rockitt and Hard Rock Hideout for the golden opportunity to cover & meet the legendary Queensrÿche.



For more cool “2011 Best Of Lists” of Rock, Hard Rock and Metal, click on the links below and visit these fantastic blogs/websites!

All Metal Resource —

Bring Back Glam —

The Crash Pad of Ray Van Horn, Jr. –

Hair Metal Mansion —

Hard Rock Nights —

Heavy Metal Addiction —

Heavy Metal Time Machine —

Imagine Echoes —

Layla’s Classic Rock —

Metal Excess —

The Ripple Effect —


HEMOPTYSIS – To Share The Stage With ANA KEFR: October 5th, 2011, At Chasers In Scottsdale, Arizona!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Just announced: Hemoptysis will share the stage with Ana Kefr (Riverside Ca.), Death Perception, and Cthulhu on Wednesday, October 5th @ Chasers in Scottsdale, AZ. All ages, $8 pre sale $10 at the door.

Tickets available at

(Source: Hemoptysis)

Hemoptysis Vocalist/Guitarist, Masaki Murashita, has joined the debate on the somewhat controversial new music streaming service Spotify. You can read Murashita’s thoughts on what this service will mean for labels, bands, and fans alike at this link

* For more info on Hemoptysis, click the links below:

HEMOPTYSIS – Official Website


HEMOPTYSIS – myspace music

Masaki Murashita – Official facebook

* For more info on Ana Kefr, click the link below:

* For more current Hemoptysis tour dates, click on the big header link below:

Hemoptysis – Tour Details + Promotional Video Streaming Now!




The Power Of The Riff Adds EYEHATEGOD, BLACK COBRA And More To Main Festival; Second TPOTR Event In Seattle Confirmed

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

As previously announced, Southern Lord and The Power Of The Riff have announced a series of events scheduled to attack the West Coast this August. The lineup for the second annual all-day TPOTR festival kicking off the four-show venture in Los Angeles on August 13 was just expanded, adding Eyehategod, Black Cobra, Baptists, Seven Sisters Of Sleep and others to the phenomenal list of bands already scheduled to play, also including Pentagram, Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix and more! An additional The Power Of The Riff event will be scheduled in Los Angeles, this same week, so stay tuned for the details to be announced shortly.

Following the festival in L.A., the TPOTR hits San Francisco for two full nights of mayhem. The first night will see Winter, Noothgrush, Trap Them, Black Breath, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix and more hitting the stage at Elbo Room, and the following night will see Pentagram, Pelican, Alpinist, Masakari, Early Graves, Baptists, Aeges and more storming The Mezzanine.

Moving further north, on August 18, Seattle’s infamous Neumo’s will showcase Winter, Pelican, Noothgrush, All Pigs Must Die, Alpinist, Masakari and Aeges hitting the stage together. AND, a SECOND Seattle-based TPOTR event has also just been announced, with a d-beat lineup set to bring down the roof of The Highline on August 20, with From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Trap Them and Baptists hitting the stage, and with more bands to be announced soon!

(Source: Earsplit PR)

8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Pentagram, Eyehategod, Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix, Black Cobra, Skin Like Iron, Baptists, Masakari, Alpinist, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Aeges, Early Graves, Slave
Doors @ Noon
8/15/2011 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
Winter, Noothgrush, Trap Them, Black Breath, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix
Doors @ 7:00pm
8/16/2011 The Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
Pentagram, Pelican, Alpinist , Masakari, Early Graves, Baptists, Aeges
Doors @ 6:30pm
8/18/2011 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
Winter, Pelican, Noothgrush, All Pigs Must Die, Alpinist, Masakari, Aeges
Doors @ 6:00pm
8/20/2011 The Highline – Seattle, WA
From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Trap Them, Baptists + more TBA
Doors @ 9:30
* For more info on TPOTR, click on the links below:

LIZZY BORDEN – Summer Of Blood Tour Makes A Stop At The Can! Appointment With Death: Album Review Revisited…

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

LIZZY BORDEN – Just as the concert flyer above reads, LIZZY BORDEN will be administering their Metal edict upon the masses on their Summer Of Blood Tour. One particular lucky venue on this tour is The Can, located in Garden Grove, California. The date is July 23rd, 2011… so mark it down if you are a fan of LIZZY BORDEN and/or loyalist to tried and true Metal and live anywhere near Garden Grove!


Lizzy Borden – vocals

Joey Scott – drums

Marten Andersson – bass

Dario Lorina – guitars

AC Alexander – guitars

* A long time ago, in a Metal world far, far away, I wrote a concise review and/or some Metal ramblings (take your pick) on the most recent LIZZY BORDEN album, which was released back in 2007 on Metal Blade Records: Appointment With Death. Actually I wrote about this album a few years ago. You can read it by clicking the link below:


* For more info on LIZZY BORDEN, click on the links below:

LIZZY BORDEN – Official Website

LIZZY BORDEN – Official facebook




HAVOK – Joins Up With Revocation, White Wizzard And Thrash Legends Forbidden On 2011 North American Tour!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

HAVOK is gearing up to join Bay Area Thrash Legends, Forbidden, for a near month-long journey that will kick off in West Hollywood, California and level 20 more North American cities before drawing to a close in Escondido, California. Confirmed dates below:

HAVOK w/ Forbidden, Revocation, White Wizzard:

6/09/2011 @ Whiskey A Go-Go – W. Hollywood, CA

6/11/2011 @ The Alley – Sparks, NV

6/12/2011 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

6/13/2011 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

6/14/2011 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

6/15/2011 @ Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC

6/16/2011 @ Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

6/17/2011 @ Riddell Centre – Regina, SK

6/18/2011 @ Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB

6/19/2011 @ Station – St. Paul, MN

6/20/2011 @ Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI

6/21/2011 @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

6/22/2011 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

6/23/2011 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

6/24/2011 @ Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ

6/25/2011 @ Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH

6/26/2011 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO

6/27/2011 @ Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO

6/29/2011 @ Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

6/30/2011 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

7/01/2011 @ Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

7/02/2011 @ JT’s Limelight – Escondido, CA

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on HAVOK, click on the links below:

* For more info on FORBIDDEN, click the link below:

FORBIDDEN – myspace music page

* For more info on WHITE WIZZARD, click the link below:

White Wizzard – Official Website

* For more info on REVOCATION, click the link below:

REVOCATION – myspace music





ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – Apostles Of Darkness Over The Americas Tour Begins March 9th, 2011!

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal festivals, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – their thirty date North American tour alongside Melechesh, Hate, Lecherous Nocturne and headliners Rotting Christ embarks this Wednesday, March 9th in Virginia. Dubbed the Apostles Of Darkness Over The Americas, this massive Black/Death tour lineup shall easily prove to be one of the most Extreme Metal tours of 2011 so far.

Apostles Of Darkness Over The Americas:

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS with Melechesh, Hate, Lecherous Nocturne and headliners – Rotting Christ:

3/09/2011 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA

3/10/2011 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ

3/11/2011 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

3/12/2011 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

3/13/2011 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

3/14/2011 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

3/15/2011 Petite Campus – Montreal, QC

3/16/2011 Mod Club – Toronto, ON

3/17/2011 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

3/18/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

3/19/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

3/20/2011 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

3/22/2011 The Republik – Calgary, AB

3/23/2011 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

3/25/2011 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

3/26/2011 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

3/27/2011 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

3/28/2011 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

3/29/2011 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

3/30/2011 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

3/31/2011 U.B’s Bar – Mesa, AZ

4/01/2011 The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX

4/02/2011 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

4/03/2011 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

4/04/2011 Emo’s – Austin, TX

4/05/2011 Walter’s – Houston, TX

4/07/2011 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

4/08/2011 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

4/09/2011 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

4/10/2011 The Casbah – Charlotte, NC

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS’ latest album In The Absence Of Light was released in September via Candlelight. Recorded at Conquistador Studios in Cleveland and mixed by Peter Tagtgren (Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Celtic Frost) at Black Lounge Studios in Sweden, the album presents founder/vocalist/guitarist Sorceron with new guitarist Ian Jekelis and drummer Ken Bedene. The album’s eight songs, written exclusively by Sorceron, contain far more urgency then the band’s previous material, cutting down on snyth and keyboards without depleting their crushing atmospheric capabilities, while adding a more brutal, sinister edge to their attack.

(Source: Earsplit PR)




DORO – “25 Years In Rock” Releases December 7, 2010 In North America!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

DORO – Metal’s “real” Queen is Germany’s Doro Pesch and she is celebrating her 25th Anniversary as such in grand Metal style. 25 Years In Rock… And Still Going Strong will be released on Nuclear Blast in Europe on November 26, 2010 and November 29 in the UK, while a December 7, 2010 release is slated for North America. This amazing DORO package is a 2 DVD/1 CD, featuring the celebration of her 25th Anniversary concert on December 13, 2008, at the ISS Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany, (Doro’s hometown).

Live concert footage includes: Big City Nights and Rock You Like A Hurricane with Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker, Always Live To Win with Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, Walking With The Angels with Tarja Turunen, True As Steel with Warlock line-up of 1986 and Warrel Dane, All We Are featuring all the guests from this incredible night, plus many more Metal surprises! The total running time is 5 hours on DVD! Whoa… that’s a ton of DORO greatness!

* DVD 1 is live concert footage, while DVD 2 is a documentary with highlights, extras and bonus features.

DORO – 25 Years In Rock Ltd. Edition Double LP Picture Disc, (above). This beauty is being sold directly on Century Media – CM As of November 20th, I’ve seen it as “temporarily out of stock”… so it’s a hot DORO commodity!

* Click below to see the third trailer for DORO – 25 Years In Rock

DORO – 25 Years Of Rock (2DVD/CD Slipcase)

DORO – 25 Years In Rock CD Track Listing:


Earthshaker Rock

I Rule The Ruins

You’re My Family


Unholy Love (Featuring Honza K. Behunek)

East Meets West (Featuring Chris Boltendahl and Axel Rudi Pell)

Burn It Up (Featuring Jean Beauvoir)

Above The Ashes

Celebrate (Full Metal Female Version)

Breaking The Law




Posted in concerts, hair metal music, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal history, heavy metal music, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, Music, rock & roll, rock 'n' roll, rock festivals, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

M3 ROCK FESTIVAL 2010 – As I was a part of the many thousands of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fans at this year’s M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland this past Saturday, I came upon a realization… that Heavy Music is alive and very F’n well in 2010. Fans from teens to Old School Metalheads were in attendance at this Heavy Music event and they were not at all bashful at letting their excitement be seen or heard. The excitement for music that moves them, grooves them and makes them all feel like one gigantic and united family. Music, regardless of genre, should and most often does, ignite and bring out the emotions in all of us. How thrilling and satisfying it was, to witness thousands of Heavy Music fans at the M3 Rock Festival, celebrating together, (very peacefully too I might add), some of the greatest songs and bands that time has not forgotten.

We are a rowdy and straight forward bunch, us Heavy Music fans. Yet our rowdiness comes with jubilant horns raised in the air, a handshake, a high five or a slap on the back to our fellow fan. While I was amongst the massive M3 Rock Festival crowd on June 19th, I shared stories, anecdotes and countless quips with what I thought were strangers. After a couple of days have passed since this memorable day in my Metal life, I’ve come to the realization… that these strangers were never really strangers at all. They were passionate and loyal Heavy Music fans, just like myself. We were all family on June 19th, at the M3 Rock Festival. A proud, loud, loyal and raucous family at that.

We all live during a time of war, economic instability and political mud slinging that engulfs the headline news each and every moment. For one day, thousands of Heavy Music fans along with more than a dozen bands and countless vendors, created a world where politicians could never bullshit with or dare enter without running away with their heads caught between their legs. A world where spending eight dollars on a cold beer brought a smile to my face. A world where thousands of us could escape to, away from the crap that our cable network news shoves down our throats continuously. A world where us Heavy Music fans proved once again to society, we did not come to conquer, burn and pillage a community that accepted us in. God Bless the world of Heavy Music and Columbia, Maryland.

As days, weeks and years shall go by, I’ll never forget this 2010 M3 Rock Festival. I shall never forget the bands I Rocked to, the evil humidity that enveloped the air, the beer that went down like candy water and my fellow Heavy Music fans as well. I was truly in my element at the 2010 M3 Rock Festival and so too were thousands of other fellow fans. The state of Heavy Music has never been more defiant, loud and resilient… the 2010 M3 Rock Festival proved this to me, both bands and fans. We are really one big happy and Heavy Music lovin’ family. Metal be thy name.

I will be writing a series of posts that feature this 2010 M3 Rock Festival in the days and most likely, weeks to come. There are many stories to still tell, from the bands to the vendors that made this day ROCK… for me.



Posted in hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal history, heavy metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

CINDERELLA – Since their 1986 debut album – Night Songs, I have been a fan of Cinderella. Be it Rock, Hard Rock, Hair Metal or good ol’ Heavy Metal… Cinderella can play it extremely well and with a classy touch of the Blues. Cinderella is slated for performing at the 2010 M3 Rock Festival, in Columbia, Maryland, on June 19th. Their set time is from 7:40 – 8:40 pm on the Pavilion Stage. They are the last band on the Pavilion Stage to perform before… the ultra legendary Scorpions headline and close out the night!!! I’M THERE! I literally am counting down the hours to this cool festival of Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll and so is my Best Metal Buddy… Scott Coverdale. This will be the third time I will have seen Cinderella live and it has been quite a few years since I’ve seen them last.

To pick my favorite Cinderella album, (there are four studio albums in all), is really not that easy. Metal truth be told, each Cinderella album is uniquely great, in it’s total Rockin’ totality. There is that one Cinderella album, however, that I turn to more often to listen to… Heartbreak Station from 1990. Bluesy, Hard Hittin’, American Rock ‘N’ Roll at it’s finest is the best way to sum up Heartbreak Station. My favorite song from this album is Shelter Me. Man, if there ever was a song that justifies why Cinderella is as genuine as a freshly minted and non-circulated, gold dollar coin… it’s this one. The lyrics of Shelter Me resonate with strong relevance, a song that can surely be adapted to today’s nightly news bull crap. Plus, Cinderella took a fine swipe at the censorship machine known as the PMRC within the lyrics of Shelter Me as well, which makes me very proud as a fan.

The More Things Change is another example of lyrical relevance, coupled with Bluesy Hard Rock excellence. This song opens up Heartbreak Station and truly signaled that Cinderella was more than just merely an inappropriately tagged – Hair Metal Band. For anyone to pigeonhole Cinderella into just the Hair Metal genre is nonsensical… this is an American Rock ‘N’ Roll Band that has proven their Rock diversity through four studio albums, the proof is in their music. Throw in a clear fact that Cinderella has not released a studio album since 1994’s Still Climbing, all the while maintaining a level of popularity that puts them second to the Scorpions on the M3 Rock Festival bill and the word impressive comes to mind.

Cinderella is a perfect example of quality and talent over quantity… their four studio albums hold up against the sands of time. The songs on these Cinderella albums are not just fad infused… these songs were and still are Hard Rockin’ genius. The word relevance keeps popping up as I write this, only it is so applicable to Cinderella. One of the items on my Metal wish list, is for Cinderella to make another studio album sometime soon. Then again, I’m just psyched this great band is still around and still touring, affording me the opportunity to see them live once again at M3!

* Heartbreak Station was released in 1990, on Mercury Records.

Track Listing For Cinderella – Heartbreak Station:

The More Things Change

Love’s Got Me Doin’ Time

Shelter Me

Heartbreak Station

Sick For The Cure

One For Rock & Roll

Dead Man’s Road

Make Your Own Way

Electric Love

Love Gone Bad

Winds Of Change

* Cinderella NOW and as they appeared on Heartbreak Station:

Tom Keifer – lead vocals, guitar, piano

Eric Brittingham – bass

Jeff LaBar – guitar

Fred Coury – drums, percussion, backing vocals

* For more info on Cinderella, click on the link below:

CINDERELLA – Official Website

* For more info on the M3 Rock Festival 2010, just click the link below:

M3 Rock Festival 2010



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