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Hurricane Sandy – How Will This Storm Affect Metal Odyssey?

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news, weather, weather news with tags , , , on October 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HURRICANE SANDY – I live in Central/Eastern Pennsylvania, right near the border of New Jersey. Therefore, the impact of Hurricane Sandy is very real to me and my family. As was the case last year, with Hurricane Irene, taking safety precautions and hunkering down is my #1 concern. I’ve been trying to make sure no items are left in the yard that will become dangerous flying debris; while checking off our list of necessities: batteries, first-aid supplies, radio, non-perishable food, gas for the car and of course… bottled water.

It’s a very melancholy mood for us right now, while awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. I’m sure anyone living on the East/Northeast Coast knows what I mean. What’s so outrageous and creepy is just last year, we all endured the wrath of Hurricane Irene and a major ice storm (back-to-back); both storms left their mark, that’s for certain.

Apparently, Hurricane Sandy will make her presence known sometime around Sunday night, with her outer bands of wind and rain. The “main impact” of this hurricane will be felt here on Tuesday. I hope and pray that life and property are not impacted as heavily as the forecasters predict. Life is precious and my main concern is for family, friends and Metal Buddies.


I have drafted some posts in advance of this hurricane and have scheduled them to launch throughout this coming week of Halloween. In the event you see posts begin to cease come next weekend or I’m not leaving reply comments on the posts and emails go unanswered, then that means our power is out. I surely hope we don’t lose power. Predictions for power outages are being discussed in the news by length of “weeks” and not days!

That’s the update thus far, on what to expect from Metal Odyssey’s coverage of Rock N’ Metal this coming week. I wish everyone living on the East/Northeast Coast to stay safe and strong, through this awful ordeal that Mother Nature has once again dealt us. Meteorologists have been calling Hurricane Sandy the storm of the century, the perfect storm and even… Frankenstorm. Scary times indeed. Metal be thy name.


Surface wind image/map at top of post from:

For more up to the second info on Hurricane Sandy, click on the link below!





SINGLE BULLET THEORY – Releases New Track “Edge Of Broken”; Ready For North American Devastation Tour 2012

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SINGLE BULLET THEORY have made the recently recorded track “Edge of Broken” available for download via their Bandcamp page at: The song is a reworked piece of older material that will appear as a bonus track on the band’s forthcoming self-titled album, which the band is set to record this fall. Guitarist/vocalist Matt DiFabio had the following to say about “Edge of Broken”:

“This is the song that got the band moving again after an almost three-year hiatus. Written about the rise and fall of Single Bullet Theory and the “Never Say Die” approach that I (Matt DiFabio) has toward this band or my musical vision. I personally feel that this is one of the best SBT tracks ever recorded as it exemplifies exactly what this band is made of musically. This track really came to life by the help of Mr. John Ruszin III. Everyone reaches the “Edge of Broken” at one point in their life… It’s all about what you do once you get there!”

“Edge of Broken” is available for $1 at The band recently completed a video for the track which is set to debut on July 1st.

SINGLE BULLET THEORY is currently gearing up for the North American Devastation Tour with INTO ETERNITY and RIKISHA. The tour will kick off on August 9th in Cudahy, WI.  SINGLE BULLET THEORY will stay out on the road until August 21st and then hit the studio to record their fifth full-length album.

A promo video for Single Bullet Theory’s upcoming tour:


6/22/12 – Mojo 13, Caymont, DE. (with World Lost)

w/ Into Eternity and Riksha:

8/09/12   Blue Pig:  Cudahy, WI

8/10/12   The Reverb Rock Garden, Waterloo, IA

8/11/12   Another Hole in The Wall, Steger, IL

8/12/12   I-Rock: Detroit, MI.

8/13/12   The Foundry, Lakewood, OH

8/14/12   California Brew Haus: Rochester, NY

8/15/12   Hard Luck bar, Toronto, Ontario

8/16/12   Petit Campus, Montreal Qeubec

8/17/12 – Middle East, Boston MA.

8/18/12   The Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY

8/19/12   Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

8/20/12 – Empire (Formerly Jaxx): Springfield, VA

8/21/12 – Mojo 13, Claymont, DE

8/22/12 – Duck Inn, Evansville, IN (no SBT)

8/23/12 – Planet Rock, Battle Creek, MI. (no SBT)

8/24/12 – Station 4, St Paul MN. (no SBT)

Check out Single Bullet Theory in action from April of this year, playing “Diabolical” at Tango in Philadelphia:


Matt Difabio – Guitar/Vocals

 Jeff Kalber – Bass

 Patrick Brose – Guitar/Vocals

 Joe Brannigan – Guitar

  Nick Bunczk – Drums


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on SINGLE BULLET THEORY, click on the links below!



THE KOSHER KONCERT SERIES – Is Coming To The Inland Empire This Summer; Free Kosher Koncert Series Comp Available

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Los Angeles, California-based online metal radio station Kosher Metal have crossed over into the realm of concert promotion. The first Kosher Koncert Series event will take place on Saturday, August 4th 2012 at The Vibe in Riverside, CA – located at 1805 University Ave. This event will be all ages with raffle prizes provided in part by Sam Ash Music, Nuclear Blast Records and RH Merch.

Tickets for the event go on sale Saturday, May 12th at 10am PST via TicketLeap at

An official trailer for the event can be seen at

There is also a compilation available for FREE download that contains one track from each band performing. Performers include: Ana Kefr, Sangre, Nekrogoblikon, Dyer, Awaiting the Apocalypse, Portrait of Gray, Xanthochroid & Head Transfer Process. The compilation can be downloaded via

Kosher Metal founder, and on-air personality, Max ‘ManJewky’ Wallis had this to say about the new venture: “It feels good to get back in the promoting game. I worked for a major promoter in the Hollywood area for a couple of years and they were some of the most fun years of my life. It’s all part of the all-encompassing passion that is helping local bands get to the next level, the more I can do the happier I am. Of course, it can be very stressful at times… but there’s nothing like seeing a bunch of people having a good time at an event that you created. ”

Kosher Metal is an online radio station that can be heard via the web and most smartphones. It started as a weekly radio program in June 2010 and became a 24 hour operation in April of 2011. Kosher Metal founder and on-air personality, ManJewky, is a graduate of the Music Business Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.


(Source: Sundisc PR)

For more info on KOSHER METAL, click the links below!



IRON SAVIOR ‘The Landing’ – German Power Metal Force Returns, In A Mammoth Way!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, Power Metal, power metal bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

IRON SAVIOR – If there is one grand lesson learned after listening to Iron Savior’s new studio album The Landing, it is proclaimed quite clearly on track #5: Heavy Metal Never Dies. This juggernaut of a German Power Metal band have once again provided as potent a punch of exhilarating Heavy Metal as ever, with The Landing. This new Iron Savior palette of Power Metal bliss will be released in North America on January 17, 2012, on AFM Records. Trust me, this album is a gemstone to seek out. So damn fine is The Landing that it’s brought tears of Heavy Metal joy to my eyes.

My Metal advice for when you are ready to sink your ears and senses into The Landing, is best summed up from these lyrics of Heavy Metal Never Dies: “Turn on the music, let it purify your mind”. In a vast world of Power Metal bands, Iron Savior has reinstated they are to be reckoned with whether you like it or not and The Landing is their Heavy Metal arsenal of 2012… one that cannot be contained nor denied.

Iron Savior fans may have waited four years for this new powerful offering of Heavy Metal thunder, only it was well worth the wait. This is a band that sounds pumped-up and ready for Power Metal battle, from start to finish on The Landing. This album is a total package of Power Metal on high, which features more impressive guitar leads, riffs and solos than I can count. Piet Sielck without any doubt in my Metal mind, belongs with the very best of Power/Heavy Metal vocalists, at commanding a song and bringing it to greater heights.

If there ever was to be a song from 2012 that I will turn to consistently for immediate psyche-you-out Metal gratification, then that song is Hall Of The Heroes. Metal be thy name. Hall Of The Heroes can now enjoy its deserved place on my list of All-Time Favorite Metal Songs. Ring that Metal bell and declare all posers to hell, cause Iron Savior has cast one unbelievable Metal spell with Hall Of The Heroes. Oh, the vocals of Piet Sielck, oh, that guitar solo… oh, that riveting rhythm section, oh, that chorus… simply an amazing song. Simply an amazing album.

If you consider yourself a Metal martyr and Defender Of The Faith… buy The Landing and play IRON SAVIOR very, very, LOUD… while your uncontrollable Heavy Metal pride explodes from your Metal soul, spilling upon all those around you. Metal be thy name… forever.

“In crimson sand, the heroes still stand” – IRON SAVIOR


Piet Sielck – lead vocals, guitar

Yenz Leonhardt – backing vocals, bass

Joachim “Piesel” Küstner – backing vocals, guitar

Thomas Nack – drums and miscellaneous percussion

THE LANDING – Track Listing:


The Savior


March Of Doom

Heavy Metal Never Dies

Moment In Time

Hall Of The Heroes

R.U. Ready

Faster Than All

Before The Pain

No Guts No Glory


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Happy Metal New Year From Metal Odyssey! 2012 Shall ROCK! \m/

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, holidays, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, politics, pop culture, rock music, rock music news, sports with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Odyssey would like to THANK ALL OF YOU who come to visit all year, sharing the same passion for Rock, Hard Rock and… METAL! Throughout the past year, Metal Odyssey receives support in ways too numerous to mention. However, there are those “thank yous” that I need to mention, If I leave anyone out, believe me, you are included.

THANK YOU to all the super cool PR people and record companies that have made it possible for Metal Odyssey to deliver the METAL news and album reviews! Each and every one of you ROCK beyond belief! Without them, I am in the dark.

THANK YOU to all the bands and musicians that have been mentioned, featured and/or interviewed here on Metal Odyssey this past year. Without them, life would suck big time. Really.

THANK YOU to all my Metal Buddies around the world! You know who you are and I don’t take any of you for granted.

THANK YOU to Best Metal Buddy/Metal Researcher Scott Coverdale & staff photographer Tom Coderre.


THANK YOU to KINGER at Demolish Fanzine – 1980’s Heavy Metal Revival

THANK YOU to Metal Mark at Heavy Metal Time Machine

A very, very, very special THANK YOU to Metal Chick.

Now, here are some Metal thoughts, um, ramblings from Stone:

The world will NOT end in 2012. Sorry. If I’m wrong and the dreaded doomsday does come to pass this year, I will hopefully be with my family while any ORANGE GOBLIN album is blasting LOUD around me.


Cause… Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill are… BACK!

Cause… KISS is releasing a new studio album titled: MONSTER.

Cause… KING DIAMOND is better and… back in action! Just ask Metallica.



The New York Yankees will win the 2012 World Series.


There are so many that are too boring to list. Okay, here’s two:

I shall eat less potato chips and listen to MORE METAL \m/


I wish for an end to world hunger and human suffering of any kind. May there be world peace? On a smaller scale, I wish that Motörhead would receive a deserved “Lifetime Achievement Award” from The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

I wish CHEAP TRICK would follow Metal Odyssey on twitter. If this happens, I will write, without hesitation, a positive article on ABBA and feature it right here on Metal Odyssey for the world to read and see. I’m honestly not kidding. CHEAP TRICK F’n RULES.


Would you like more album reviews? Short or long album reviews? More/less Metal news? Classic Rock news? Are you demanding more band interviews? Are “lists” good or bad? More or less of Stone’s ramblings? Let your thoughts and feelings be heard by leaving a comment! Man, it would be greatly appreciated!


Thank you to my Metal Buddy down South, for that thoughtful package of CD’s and videos after the hurricane struck. You know who you are.


BATTLE BEAST – “Enter The Metal World” Video Online Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 6, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Finnish Heavy Metal sextet BATTLE BEAST – the new star rising in the sky of every 80’s Metal fan and the latest addition to Nuclear Blast’s band roster – proudly presents the video clip for the song “Enter The Metal World” on the official Nuclear Blast YouTube channel! The track is taken from the band’s brilliant upcoming debut album “Steel”, out on the 27th of January 2012.

Dare to enter the Metal world? Click HERE!

Every fan whose anticipation goes through the roof after watching the clip can already pre-order “Steel” as a CD in slipcase, including the bonus track “Stay Black”, as well as on silver or limited red vinyl through the Nuclear Blast web shop:

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)


JIM FLORENTINE and DON JAMIESON – To Perform Intimate Stand Up Show On December 15th In Hollywood

Posted in comedians, comedy albums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

That Metal Show’s Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will be performing stand up live and in person at On the Rox, the upstairs room at The Roxy, on Thursday, December 15th in Hollywood, CA. This is a small, intimate room and tickets WILL sell out. The guys will be performing live stand up as heard on their Metal Blade Records comedy albums, which were both released earlier this year, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Official Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine merch, CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase at the show.

Tickets to the show can be purchased now at HERE.

(Source: Metal Blade Records News Update)

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