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Rest In Peace, Sid Haig, Horror Film Icon

Posted in horror, horror movies, movies, news, world news with tags , , , , on September 22, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary film actor Sid Haig passed away on September 21, 2019, at the age of 80. Sad news, indeed. I’m no expert on the entire film career of Sid Haig; however, his role as Captain Spaulding featured in Rob Zombie‘s House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects has left a terrifying impression on me which will last forever.

For me, Captain Spaulding epitomizes the ultimate demonic character I’ve ever witnessed on film. That says a ton and again it’s my opinion. His serial killer role came across to me as being too real; where so many other villains of film are either too outlandish or cartoonish. I’ve yet to see the newest addition to Rob Zombie’s trilogy of terror: 3 From Hell. Without a doubt, I will see this new film of bloody gore! The Rob Zombie films aside, I am eager to look back on other Sid Haig films which I have missed over the years. May Sid Haig rest in peace or continue his soul journey, wherever he may be. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Top photo: Night Of The Living Dead 3D (2006)

Bottom Photo: The Devils Rejects (2005)

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HYPNO5E – To Releases Alba – “Les Ombres Errantes” Film + Soundtrack; Trailer Posted

Posted in Hard Rock, movies, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on December 26, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Alba – Les Ombres Errantes (“The Wandering Shadows”) is the first full-length movie directed by vocalist/guitarist Emmanuel Jessua and his band, HYPNO5E, has turned down their amps, or switched them off entirely, to provide the stunning, seventy-five-minute soundtrack for the ambitious project.

Jessua grew up in Bolivia, where the movie was filmed with a team of seven French and Bolivian volunteers on a budget of only 22.000€. The result is a breathtaking sonic and visual journey through the otherworldly landscapes of one of the most intriguing places on earth; a journey that orbits around the memories and reflections of a man contemplating about the eternal loss of childhood.

View the trailer HERE.

For fans who are used to the technical post metal for which HYPNO5E is known, the band’s acoustic alter ego (featuring the same members), which also goes under the guise A BACKWARD GLANCE ON A TRAVEL ROAD, might come as a surprise at first. Fans of the band however are well aware that moments of folk and Latin have always been present within HYPNO5E‘s epic take on contemporary metal.

Alba – Les Ombres Errantes is a movie, an album and a cinematic live show in its original form soon to be seen live across theaters and stages in Europe.

The film and album will be released on April 6th, 2018 worldwide via Pelagic Records.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more band info, click links below:

http://www.hypno5e.com

http://www.facebook.com/hypno5e

http://www.pelagic-records.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pelagicrecords

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LONG LIVE HYNO5E.

STONE.

Flashback: On This Day, September 10th… From ROBERT URICH To SABATON

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, movies, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On this day in KISSTORY September 10, 1975 – KISS released their legendary multi-platinum album ALIVE!. Whoa!

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On September 10th, 1982 – The motion picture Sci-Fi/Thriller Endangered Species was released to wide-screen theaters, in the USA. This film stars Robert Urich from television cop/detective series fame (S.W.A.T., Vegas). What is very cool: Robert Urich was born in Toronto, Ohio! Dig it.

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On September 10th, 2016 – The newly released studio album, The Last Stand, from Sweden’s SABATON is ranked at #10, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hail SABATON!

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On September 10th, 1950, AEROSMITH‘s legendary guitarist and songwriter JOE PERRY was born! Yeah!

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Metal Be Thy Name.

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On This Day In METAL History -June 11th… From MOTÖRHEAD To GOZU

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, movies, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black - 45rpm - promo cover sleeve - 1966 - #010611MOTRSMJLI

On June 11th, 1966THE ROLLING STONES had their amazing hit, Paint It Black, ranked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Paint It Black is featured on the 1966 studio album from THE ROLLING STONES: Aftermath. I was 4 months old, back on June 11th, 1966. Whoa, man!!

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On June 11th, 1982E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was released to movie theaters, via Universal. This iconic film was directed by the great Steven Spielberg. This movie was written by Melissa Mathison and starred: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton and Drew Barrymore. In my Metal opinion, E.T. is and will always be… Metal.

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On June 11th, 2016 – The newly released MOTÖRHEAD Clean Your Clock (Live In Munich 2015) is ranked at #15, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Rest In Peace, Lemmy Kilmister.

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On June 11th, 2016 – The newly released D.R.I. But Wait… There’s More! EP is ranked at #20, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. D.R.I. FOREVER!!

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On June 11th, 2016 – Boston’s very own GOZU have their newly released studio album, Revival, ranked at #47, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Revival was released by the cool dudes of Ripple Music. Hot damn and kick that Metal can! Dig it.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 5th… From SLADE To DROWNING POOL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, movies, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 5, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On February 5th, 1972 – Glam Rock/Hard Rock pioneers SLADE had their huge single, Look Wot You Dun, ranked at #1 in the UK. Whoa and whoa again! By the way, this SLADE song is very, very cool.

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On this day in KISSTORY – February 5, 2002 – The sensational ‪‎KISS kicked off the New York City Fashion Week with a rockin’ performance at the Lane Bryant Fashion Show. The band performed Shout it Out Loud, Lick it Up, Love Gun, God of Thunder and Rock and Roll All Nite. Yup.

Drowning Pool - Hellelujah - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO339969ILMFD

On February 5th, 2016 – The newly released studio album from DROWNING POOL is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album has a most Metal appropriate title too: Hellelujah.

Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction - promo cover pic - 1992 - #MOILMFD993366

On February 5th, 2016MEGADETH’s fifth studio album from 1992, Countdown To Extinction, is ranked at #26, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The Earth begins to rumble…

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BONUS HISTORICAL FACT!

On February 5th, 1919:

United Artists Was Created! Read all about it with link below:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-artists-created

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 28th… From HORROR MOVIES To BORN OF OSIRIS

Posted in Heavy Metal, horror, horror movies, Metal, movies, science fiction with tags , , , , on October 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On October 28th, 1983 – The Horror film POSSESSION (1981 film) opened at the Rivoli and other theaters in New York City. This B flick stars Isabelle AdjaniSam Neil (of Jurassic Park fame) and Heinz BennentPossession was written and directed by Andrzej Zulawski.

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On October 28th, 1994 – The Science-Fiction film STARGATE was released to wide-screen theaters in the USA. This film stars the legendary Kurt Russell and James Spader. I absolutely love this movie! I recommend STARGATE tremendously! This movie is not difficult to find; I am now in the mood to watch it again!

If you are addicted to the Ancient Aliens series that is currently airing on the History Channel, you’ll fall head over heals for STARGATE! By the way, I once met James Spader at a wedding I attended in Long Island, New York. This chance encounter took place back in the 90’s. Pretty cool, huh?

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On October 28th, 2005 – The super gory and horrific SAW II was released to wide-screen theaters in the USA, via Lions Gate Films. SAW II was directed by the great Darren Bousman.

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On October 28th, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Soul Sphere, from Chicago’s BORN OF OSIRIS is at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy shit and yeah! This album is scathingly extreme and whoa! Soul Sphere receives the Metal Odyssey Seal Of Extreme Metal Approval. My eardrums are truthfully scarred from this album and Metal Be Thy Name!

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LONG LIVE BORN OF OSIRIS.

LONG LIVE HORROR & SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History, September 21st… From IRON MAIDEN To BORN OF OSIRIS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, movies, rock music with tags , , , , on September 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 21st, 1990 – The super incredible IRON MAIDEN performed at The Apollo in Oxford, England. This was IRON MAIDEN’s No Prayer On The Road Tour, promoting their eighth studio album: No Prayer For The Dying. Shown above is the 1990/91 UK tour program.

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On September 21st, 1991 – RUSH had their 14th studio album, Roll The Bones, ranked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Whiz-bang!

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On September 21st, 2007 – The motion picture Resident Evil: Extinction was released to wide-screen theaters, via Sony Pictures. In my Metal opinion, the Resident Evil movie franchise is… Metal. This third chapter of Resident Evil was directed by Russell Mulcahy, with the lead star (heroine) being the super talented: Milla Jovovich. Resident Evil had the zombies way before the zombie craze. Metal Be Thy Name.

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On September 21st, 2015 – The newly released studio album, To Those Left Behind, from Arizona’s BLESS THE FALL is ranked #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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On September 21st, 2015 – Chicago’s BORN OF OSIRIS have their forthcoming studio album, Soul Sphere, ranked at #22 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 23rd… From BATMAN To VIRGIN STEELE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On June 23rd, 1989Batman was released to wide-screen theaters. The first film of this iconic franchise of sequels, Michael Keaton plays Batman and the great Jack Nicholson plays the twisted villain: The Joker. The lovely Kim Basinger and New Jersey born Robert Wuhl also star in this film. No matter what angle I scrutinize from… Batman… is Metal. The Joker is Metal too. Metal Be Thy Name!

Slaughter - Up All Night - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1990 - #0623MSRSLNSM

On June 23rd, 1990Slaughter has their hit Hard Rock anthem, Up All Night, sitting at #27, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Whoa! This song is featured on Slaughter’s fantastic debut album from 1990: Stick It To Ya. Hell and yeah!

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On June 23rd, 2012 – The remarkable IRON MAIDEN performed at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood is in the company of 75 wooded acres too. Hot damn!

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Pictured above: CRYSTAL BALL

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On June 23rd, 2015 – Switzerland’s Melodic Metal band CRYSTAL BALL releases their new studio album, Liferider, in the USA via Massacre Records. Long live CRYSTAL BALL!

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On June 23rd, 2015 – The legendary VIRGIN STEELE release their new studio album, Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation, in the USA. Long live VIRGIN STEELE! Pictured above is the CD jewel case cover version of this album.

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On June 23rd, 2015 – Christian Hardcore/Metal band For Today have their fifth studio album, Fight The Silence, ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy guacamole!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 13th… From MOUNTAIN To FFDP

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Mountain - Mississippi Queen - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1970 - #0613LWMOS

On June 13th, 1970 – Heavy Metal pioneers Mountain had their hit single, Mississippi Queen, ranked at #21, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Holy mackerel!

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On June 13th, 1980 – The motion picture Roadie was released to wide-screen theaters. This film stars: Meatloaf, Kaki Hunter and (the late) Art Carney. Alice Cooper, Blondie, Hank Williams, Jr. and (the late) Roy Orbison also appear in Roadie. Hell and yeah!

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On June 13th, 1987Whitesnake had their seventh and self-titled studio album ranked at #2, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Whoa, man!

Fear Factory - Demanufacture - promo album cover pic - 1995 - #061395FFDCMOS

On June 13th, 1995 – Industrial Metal legends Fear Factory released their second studio album: Demanufacture. Freaking yeah!

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On June 13th, 2015 – The insane great studio album, War Is The Answer, from the mighty Five Finger Death Punch, is ranked at #10, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was originally released back in 2009. Yes, this is the album that has the killer cover song: Bad Company. Long live FFDP!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – March 20th… From Led Zeppelin To Fuel

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on March 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On March 20th, 1971 – The sensational Led Zeppelin performed at The Belfry in Sutton, Coldfield, UK. Whoa, man!

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On this day in 1980 – The mighty Judas Priest performed at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England. Judas Priest were touring in support of their sixth studio album: British Steel. Get this: Judas Priest were supported by the incredible Iron Maiden. Whoa!!

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On March 20th, 1982 – The great Joan Jett & The Blackhearts had their hit single, I Love Rock ‘n Roll, sitting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA. This song was originally recorded and written by London, England’s the Arrows.

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On this day in 2014 – Pennsylvania’s very own FUEL had their fifth studio album, Puppet Strings, perched at #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart. This album is highly and 100% recommended by me to everyone reading this. Whoa.

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On March 20th, 2015 – Norway’s Metal ambassador’s, Enslaved, debut on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart! Their new and fantastic studio album, In Times, is at #8 on this chart! Yeah!! If you don’t have this album yet… buy it, listen to it and be glad I told you so.

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On this day in 2015 – The motion picture Insurgent is released to wide-screen theaters, via Summit Entertainment. This film was directed by Robert Schwentke and written by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman. Among the several stars in this film are Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet. Action, Adventure, Romance and Science Fiction all revolve around a futuristic Chicago that is in ruins. Whoa.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – March 13th… Horror Movie Special Edition!

Posted in horror, horror movies, movies with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On March 13th, 1981The Fun House was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. The legendary Tobe Hooper was the director for this horror film and Lawrence Block was the writer. I remember watching this movie quite a few times on HBO, back in the day, during an era when the R rated movies were only shown after ten o’clock at night. This creepy film shows why you should not stay overnight at a traveling carnival. Whoa!

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On March 13th, 1992Highway To Hell was released to wide-screen theaters, via Hemdale. A young American couple are warned not to sleep after the second tree on a certain back road, while traveling to Las Vegas to get married. After fueling up their car and falling asleep, (the girlfriend) Rachel gets arrested by a Hellcop and (the boyfriend) Charlie now has to go to hell to rescue his fiancé.

I love the AC/DC title to this movie and its subtitle Where The Toll Is You Soul is classic! This film was directed by Ate de Jong.

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On March 13th, 2009 – The super scary thriller, The Last House On The Left, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Rogue Pictures. The iconic Wes Craven directed and produced the original version of this movie, back in 1972. Wes Craven returned to produce this remake with Sean Cunningham. This film took in over 45 million (U.S. dollars) at the box office. I suppose if a house looks creepy enough, don’t go near it. ‘Nuff said.

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On March 13th, 2015It Follows is released to wide-screen theaters. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, this horror film centers around a 19-year-old girl named Jay and the terrifying situation she finds herself in, after a sexual encounter with another teenage boy. Apparently a supernatural force follows her every step since her sexual encounter and this same evil force can be passed along to another person, via a sexual situation. This movie is obviously pretty darn sexual? Metal be thy name, I’m confused.

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HORROR MOVIES ARE… METAL.

LONG LIVE HORROR MOVIES.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 13th… And A METAL Birthday Salute To HENRY ROLLINS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On February 13th, 1975 – The incredible Led Zeppelin performed at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, New York. What’s that? Did I hear someone say… Led Zeppelin rules?

The Wedding Singer - promo movie poster pic - #1998ASDBMO

On this day in 1998 – The comedy/romance movie, The Wedding Singer, was released to wide-screen theaters. This movie stars the hilarious Adam Sandler and always fun Drew Barrymore. The great Billy Idol makes a cameo appearance in this film too! The acting chemistry between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is really fabulous stuff, in my Metal opinion.

I highly recommend this movie if you haven’t already seen it. I just dig the storyline, acting and funny atmosphere of this movie. I believe I’ve seen this picture about 25 times now! The Wedding Singer was written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. Yes, The Wedding Singer is… Metal.

Wednesday 13 - The Dixie Dead - promo cover pic - 2013!

On February 13th, 2013Wednesday 13 performed at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, USA. This was a stop on The Dixie Dead Tour, supporting the band’s fifth full-length studio album released in February of 2013: The Dixie Dead.

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On this day in 2015 – The legendary MISFITS are scheduled to perform at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, USA. This concert has been promoted as Misfits: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Presented by WBAB. Long live MISFITS!

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HENRY ROLLINS

On February 13th, 1961, Henry Rollins was born. Happy Birthday, Henry Rollins! Whoa, yeah! Henry Rollins is world-famously known as a former vocalist for Hardcore/Punk legends Black Flag and fronting his own Heavy Rock band: Rollins Band.

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With Rollins Band no more, Henry Rollins has achieved success as an actor, touring spoken word artist, radio and television host, writer, journalist, activist and owner of his own publishing company and record label. In other words, Henry Rollins stays very busy! TV Guide has described Henry Rollins as a Renaissance Man.

Currently, Henry Rollins is host for the History Channel’s fun, informative and addicting series: 10 Things You Don’t Know About. I watch this show with my wife and we are big fans of both this series and Henry Rollins. Long live Henry Rollins! Metal be thy name!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Some METAL And Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - 2015 Inductee - Rock And Roll Hall of Fame - promo photo

I know I am in line as one of the biggest critics of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; however I do want to congratulate artists that do get elected in and that I dig beyond all belief. One such artist/band is Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. I realize this is rather old news in today’s up-to-the-second information chain; yet I still wanted to give Joan Jett & The Blackhearts their proper due on Metal Odyssey for achieving what seems to be the impossible: impressing the voters of the Rock Hall.

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It almost seems as if this Power Pop meets gritty Rock ‘N’ Roll gal and her band have quietly persevered over the decades, never reinventing the wheel and just staying true to their sound and style that I grew to love very quickly as a young lad. I’ve stated this before on Metal Odyssey and I’m proud to state it again: I had a wicked crush on Joan Jett when I was a freshman and sophomore in high school. Whoa. I did see Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in concert once, back in the late 80’s and I remember it being a very cool show. Good times.

Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #777RSMOCS

Without question, it was long overdue for the late Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble to get inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The late Stevie Ray Vaughan was and forever will be one of the greatest in Rock ‘N’ Roll history, for me. Man, if you ever want to perk yourself up and shred away negativity around you, just listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. For real.

Speaking of the great Ringo Starr, it’s hard to believe it took this damn long for the Rock Hall to induct him as a solo artist. Unreal. I can still see my late sister’s 45rpm of Ringo Starr’s You’re Sixteen, spinning on the old turntable. Man, it seems like yesterday, to me. Pictured above is the cover sleeve for the 45rpm of You’re Sixteen. Good times.

Music Outlet - Enfield CT - Metal Odyssey PIC - 2014

Last Summer (July) I ventured up to Connecticut and was able to hang out with my Best Metal Buddy and Metal Odyssey contributor/researcher Scott Coverdale. One of our to-do boxes was checked off when we went to Music Outlet in Enfield, Connecticut. If you look closely at the above photo, you’ll notice that Scott Coverdale has a psyched-out look on his face, cause he is about to buy a couple of new CD’s. Good times!

Wedding Crashers - promo CD cover pic - #777MOCM

Above: The CD soundtrack cover for Wedding Crashers, released back in 2005. I do not own it, nope.

This may be off the Metal topic, still, here is a question to ponder: What are your five favorite movies of all time? It seems as if my top five movies change around every now and again. Even so, here are my (current) top five movies of all time and in no particular order: They Live, Escape From New York, Field Of Dreams, Night Of The Living Dead (original black & white) and the super hilarious Wedding Crashers. Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale insisted I watch Wedding Crashers, several years ago; I nearly split open from laughter, while watching it the first time! No, Fried Green Tomatoes doesn’t make my list. Metal Be Thy Name!

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* For more info on Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: 

http://www.joanjett.com

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 21st…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - promo band logo - patch from collection - MO

On January 21, 1973 – The iconic Led Zeppelin perform at the Gaumont Theatre, in Southampton, UK.

Led Zeppelin - Chicago Stadium - ticket stub - January 21 - 1975

On this day in 1975Led Zeppelin perform at Chicago Stadium, in Chicago, Illinois.

The House On Sorority Row - promo movie poster pic - #1983HFMO

On January 21, 1983The House On Sorority Row was released to wide-screen theaters. This is a Horror film and I never saw it; nor have I ever heard of this film until I stumbled upon it while looking up Horror online. Looks like a B movie to me!

This flick was written and directed by Mark Rosman. The film studio: Film Ventures, International. Here’s a couple of actresses that starred in The House On Sorority RowKate McNeil and Eileen Davidson. You bet.

Metallica - One - CD single cover - German issue - #1989

On this day in 1989 – MTV world premieres the first Metallica music video: One. This song is featured on Metallica’s 4th studio album, released via Electra Records back in 1988: …And Justice For All. Shown above is the cover sleeve for the German issued CD single. Whoa!

Def Leppard - Armageddon It - picture disc - #1988

On January 21, 1989 – The great Def Leppard have a song sitting at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart: Armageddon It. This song is featured on the multi-platinum selling Def Leppard album from 1987: Hysteria.

Rob Zombie - promo poster pic - #7766RZSD

On this day in 2015 – The fearsome Rob Zombie stated, on his official Twitter account: “Just finished the final mixes with @zeuss1 for the new studio album. Best album yet. No joke.”

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 19th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, history, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Martin Luther King Jr. - cutout - promo pic - #2015MLKJ

Today, January 19th, 2015, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here in the United States Of America. This federal holiday is observed by all fifty states and is celebrated on the third Monday of each January for this champion of the Civil Rights movement. On November 2nd, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating this federal holiday, in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Styx - Paradise Theatre - promo cover pic - #1981STYX

On January 19th, 1981 – The sensational STYX released their tenth studio album: Paradise Theatre, via A&M Records. This album features such STYX classics as: The Best Of Times, Too Much Time On My Hands and Rockin’ The Paradise.

Megadeth - So far so good so what! - cover promo - #1988DM

On January 19th, 1988 – The fierce MEGADETH released their third studio album: So Far, So Good… So What! This album features the cover of Anarchy In The U.K., originally recorded and released in 1976, by the Sex Pistols.

Tremors - Kevin Bacon - promo movie poster - #1990KBMO

On January 19th, 1990 – The monster movie, TREMORS, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal Pictures. This movie marks the first of its franchise and features the stupendous Kevin Bacon, with co-stars: Fred Ward, Finn Carter and Michael Gross. TREMORS did very well at the box office, earning nearly 50 million U.S. bucks! Whoa!

TREMORS was written by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, while the director was Ron Underwood. The plot is basically: stay away from 30 foot burrowing worms, cause they are always hungry for unsuspecting humans. These worm monsters are referred to as graboids in this film. Yup.

I’ve seen TREMORS a few times in my day and admittedly, I dig it. TREMORS is Metal. I tend to like this genre of movies, thus, for a hunky dory time, I do recommend TREMORS as a rental; along with an order of wings, 1 container of Pringles, 1 bowl of buttered popcorn and the beverages of your choice.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

REST IN PEACE, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 18th…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Tour Program - promo photo - UK - Nov 1972 - 73

On January 18th, 1973 – The great Led Zeppelin performed at St. George’s Hall in Bradford, UK. Pictured above: Led Zeppelin UK tour program for November 1972 – January 1973.

Cloverfield - promo movie poster pic - #2008C

On this day in 2008 – The Science Fiction thriller, Cloverfield, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Paramount. Honestly, this movie is scary as all hell. Seriously. The abbreviated plot is: Extraterrestrial’s are hell-bent on destroying our world as we know it, starting with New York City. The alien that is shown in this film is one terrifying motherfu**er too!

Cloverfield was directed by Matt Reeves and written by Drew Goddard. The actors in this movie are not big-time stars; nonetheless, the acting is very believable and makes this movie that much more realistic to me.

Cloverfield is filmed as a point-of-view and never ceases to make me feel very uneasy about what is possibly watching us from Outer Space. The ending is a shocker, I’ll tell you that. Cloverfield is a MUST movie to see and is without a doubt… Metal.

Nickelback - The Best Of Volume 1 - promo album cover pic - #2014AL

On January 18th, 2015The Best Of Nickelback: Volume 1 falls to #150 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This Nickelback compilation peaked at #21 and has spent 25 consecutive weeks on this chart.

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - #201417

On this day in 2015Nickelback No Fixed Address falls to #75 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This eighth studio album from Nickelback has spent 8 consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #4.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 17th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, rock music with tags , , , , on January 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - The Grande Ballroom - concert flyer - #1969LZ

On January 17th, 1969 – The iconic Led Zeppelin performed at The Grande Ballroom, in Detroit, Michigan. Notice the crazy spelling for Led Zeppelin on the above concert flyer? Whoa!

Led Zeppelin - Classic Logo - band symbols - #2015RPJP

On January 17th, 1975 – A Robert Plant interview that was filmed before Led Zeppelin’s Brussels concert the previous week, was broadcasted on the BBC2 “Old Grey Whistle Test” program. This legendary footage is included on the Led Zeppelin official “DVD”, released in 2003.

Sweet - Fox On The Run - promo pic - 45rpm cover sleeve - #1976BC

On this day in 1976Sweet hits #5 in the U.S., on the Billboard Hot 100 with their single: Fox on the Run. This song is featured on Sweet’s sensational third studio album, from 1974: Desolation Boulevard.

Troll - move poster promo - #1986T

On January 17th, 1986 – The Dark Comedy/Horror film, Troll, is released to wide-screen theaters, via Empire Pictures. Toll was directed by John Buechler and written by Ed Naha. The cast stars: Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty and Shelley Beck.

The plot is simple; basically, a pissed-off and constipated Troll takes over an apartment building, possesses a little girl and changes people into stuff like plant pods. Now, that’s… Metal!

The Clan Of The Cave Bear - promo movie poster - #1986DH

On this day in 1986The Clan Of The Cave Bear was released, via Warner Bros., to wide-screen theaters. Above, notice the resemblance to 80’s Hair Metal and David Lee Roth on his Eat ‘Em And Smile (1986) album cover? Whoever the makeup artist was for The Clan Of The Cave Bear… he or she just HAD to be a fan of 80’s Heavy Metal. I mean, c’mon? I kinda like that makeup job, myself.

The Clan Of The Cave Bear was a flop at the box office and the only cool thing it has going for it is the main star: Daryl Hannah. Whoa, yeah! I’ll say this movie poster is Metal and the movie is not. Due to the English sub-titles used for interpreting the grunts and growls of the Neanderthals and primitive Homo Sapiens, during this film, I highly recommend it only if you’re wasted. Um, yeah.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 13th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Boston - Dont Look Back - promo album cover pic - #1978TSB

On January 13th, 1979Boston stood at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: A Man I’ll Never Be. This song is featured on Boston’s second studio album from 1978: Don’t Look Back.

Deepstar Six - promo movie poster pic - #1988SFM

On January 13th, 1989 – The underwater Science Fiction/Horror film Deepstar Six was released to wide-screen theaters, via TriStar, in the United States. This film was written by Geoff Miller and directed by Sean Cunningham.

The scary plot: An unsuspecting crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base unfortunately bites off more than they can chew, once their explorations disturb a deep-sea creature that is hell-bent on destruction. Holy canned squid!

The Crown - Death Is Not Dead - promo album cover pic - #2015TCDM

On January 13th, 2015 – Trollhättan, Sweden’s Death Metal troupe THE CROWN releases their ninth studio album, Death Is Not Dead, via Century Media Records. Whoa!

Johnny Cash - The Legend Of - promo album cover pic - #2005JCL

On January 13th, 2015The Legend Of Johnny Cash is holding on to #115 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This compilation album was originally released in October of 2005, coinciding with the Johnny Cash biopic: Walk The Line.

The Legend Of Johnny Cash has spent 199 non-consecutive weeks on the Top 200 and has reached Platinum status in copies sold in the U.S.A., according to the RIAA. To me, Johnny Cash was… Metal. Rest in peace, Johnny Cash.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 8th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Queen - A Day At The Races - promo cover!

On January 8th, 1977Queen reached #1 on the UK albums chart with their fifth studio album: A Day At The Races. Tie Your Mother Down and Somebody To Love are two hits that are featured on this fabulous album.

RUSH - classic band logo - magenta - #2014GLNPAL

On this day in 1979 – The Canadian Government named RUSH the Official Ambassadors Of Music for Canada. Whoa, man!

Leprechaun - promo movie poster pic - #1991LM

On January 8th, 1993Leprechaun is released to wide-screen theaters, via Trimark Pictures. Leprechaun was written and directed by Mark Jones. Warwick Davis stars as the pissed-off Leprechaun and Jennifer Aniston makes her first appearance in a feature film, as the character of Tory Redding. A vengeful Leprechaun is always gonna be… Metal. The movie’s plot? You may chuckle, however, never F*#K around with a Leprechaun’s pot of gold. Just Saying.

Katatonia - Sounds Of Decay - vinyl - promo pic

On this day in 2014 – It was reported by Nielsen SoundScan that vinyl record sales had increased 32% in 2013 and CD sales declined 14.5% in the same year. Vinyl sales jumped from 4.5 million units sold in 2012 to 6 million units sold in 2013. In other words… vinyl rules! Pictured above is: Katatonia Sounds Of Decay on vinyl.

Led Zeppelin - IV - promo album cover pic - #1971JPRP

On January 8th, 2015Led Zeppelin IV has called the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart home, once again. This iconic studio album is sitting at #97 and has spent 278 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Whiz-bang! Led Zeppelin IV was originally released back in November of 1971. Yes, this is a reissue and Stairway To Heaven is on this album. Whoa.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Ryan Sitkowski - Motionless In White - publicity pic - #2014RSMIW

RYAN SITKOWSKI

On January 8th, 1991, Ryan Sitkowski was born, in Pennsylvania. Happy Birthday, Ryan! Whoa! Ryan Sitkowski is famously known as a longtime member and guitarist for Motionless In White. Motionless In White originates from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

MIW have released two EP’s and three full-length studio albums, with their most recent 2014 studio album: Reincarnate. With a blend of Industrial Metal, Gothic Metal and Metalcore, MIW have steadily risen to the forefront of the Metal community.

Motionless In White - Reincarnate - promo album cover pic - #2014CM

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

REST IN PEACE, STEVE CLARK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 6th…

Posted in horror, horror movies, movies, paranormal with tags , , , , on January 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Devil Inside - promo movie poster pic - Horror - #2012 - 0206TDI

I always state that Horror and Paranormal movies are Metal. I cannot help feeling that way. The Devil Inside is no different, being a Horror movie that was promoted with posters that can rival many evil Metal album covers, both past and present. The Devil Inside was released on January 6th, 2012, via Paramount Pictures.

Just looking at the demonic nun on the top movie poster is like opening a jar of evil whoop-ass! This movie poster has Black Metal imagery screaming from every crevice! The Devil Inside movie poster below is almost just as abominable to look at; I feel the imagery portrays both Black Metal and Death Metal. Do you feel the same way?

The Devil Inside - Horror movie poster pic - #2012 - 0206DI

Based on a true story, The Devil Inside is about Maria Rossi; a confessed killer of three people. Maria Rossi has been locked up for twenty years, inside a hospital for the criminally insane, located in Italy. Her daughter Isabella seeks to find the truth about her mother’s murderous night. Isabella asks two Exorcists to help her mother overcome evil possession. Then… well… they all find out that four pissed-off demons are possessing Isabella’s mother, Maria Rossi. Whoa and unholy crap!

The Devil Inside was written and directed by William Brent Bell and stars Suzan Crowley as Maria Rossi and Fernanda Andrade as Isabella.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE EVIL HORROR MOVIES.

Stone.

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