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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – New Studio Album “BCCIV” Releases On September 22nd!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on August 8, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

The Classic Rock supergroup, Black Country Communion, will be releasing their fourth studio album, BCCIV, on September 22nd.

Black Country Communion features the following legendary musicians: vocalist/bassist & Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Bonham, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and Blues Rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa.

This is an album that I am counting the seconds, minutes, hours and days for! Yes, I am a Black Country Communion loyalist and have always felt that this is the perfect supergroup! – Stone

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ON TOP – Set To Release “Top Dollar” via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Philly hard rockers On Top make a triumphant return to Horror Pain Gore Death with the new EP, Top Dollar! On Top welcome brand new guitar whiz kid Ric Haas (Mach22) to the fold alongside of long-standing members Jaron Gulino on vocals/bass and Danny Piselli on drums. On Top are back to their roots showcasing faster tempos, heavier riffs and bigger hooks than ever before.

Top Dollar features a raw, edgier sound that was recorded by Joe DeLuca at Why Me Recording in Gibbsboro, NJ and was mixed/mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier at CM21 Productions.

Check out a stream of EP track “Lovin’ the Devil” at or below:

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions will release Top Dollar on August 18th.

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Track Listing:

  1. Lovin’ The Devil
  2. Walk The Walk
  3. Everything
  4. This Way

Top Dollar is a must have for fans of Accept, Dio, Dokken, Grim Reaper, Iron Maiden, LA Guns, Loudness, Megadeth, Mötley Crüe, Obsession, Ozzy Osbourne, Queensrÿche, Ratt, W.A.S.P. and Van Halen.

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MOTÖRHEAD “Under Cöver” – Cover Songs Album Releases On September 1st!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

From the Motörhead facebook timeline:

ONE THING Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee liked to do over their years together in Motörhead, was grab a favourite song by another artist and give it a good old-fashioned ‘Motörheading’. To run them through the Motörizer if you will. To rock them, roll them and even give them an extra twist and edge.

In celebration of some of those finest moments, the band will release Under Cöver, a collection of some of their best covers, and a collection which will include the previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s timeless classic “Heroes”. Recorded during the Bad Magic sessions in 2015 by Cameron Webb, and was one of the last songs the band recorded together.

Under Cöver will be released on September 1st, 2017.

Motörhead Under Cöver – Track Listing:

  1. Breaking the Law (Judas Priest) 2008
  2. God Save the Queen (The Sex Pistols) 2000
  3. Heroes (David Bowie) 2015
  4. Starstruck (Rainbow) 2014
  5. Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent) 1992
  6. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones) 2001
  7. Sympathy for the Devil (The Rolling Stones) 2015
  8. Hellraiser (Ozzy Osbourne) 1992
  9. Rockaway Beach (Ramones) 2002
  10. Shoot ‘Em Down (Twisted Sister) 2001
  11. Whiplash (Metallica) 2005




ACCEPT – New Studio Album “The Rise Of Chaos” Releases On August 4th… And Other ACCEPT News!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 23, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

From the ACCEPT facebook timeline:

Heavy Metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled The Rise Of Chaos, will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017. The band’s 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors – Blood Of The Nations, Stalingrad, and Blind Rage – with grandeur and precision.

ACCEPT  – The Rise Of Chaos Official Music Video:

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ACCEPT on the cover of the August 2017 issue of ROCK HARD MAGAZINE!

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ORDEN OGAN – Gunmen Tour 2017 – Dates Announced!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on July 21, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Orden Ogan - Gunmen Tour 2017 - tour flyer - #33MO73ILMFSO3

As reported on the ORDEN OGAN facebook timeline:

We’re excited to announce Canadian Power Metallers Unleash The Archers as the opening act for the ORDEN OGAN-“Gunmen”-Tour!! Special guests will be Rhapsody Of Fire. Tickets are ON SALE – so get yours now!!


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Rest In Peace, David Zablidowsky, aka David Z.

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 19, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Above photo, from L to R: Jordan Cannata, Russell Allen, Mike Orlando and David Z.

Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family of David Z. and to the members of Adrenaline Mob, their crew, families and friends. May David Z. rest in peace.


Yes, 2017 has continued where 2016 left off, in regards to losing way too many of our Rock and Metal musicians. David Zablidowsky, aka David Z., passed away on July 14th in Florida, while on tour with his bandmates of Adrenaline Mob. He was only 38 years old. David Z. was killed due to a tractor-trailer hitting the bands’ RV from behind, while said RV was getting a flat tire changed on the side of a highway. If you want the horrible details to this accident, please read about it somewhere else; here at Metal Odyssey I want to celebrate David Z. and Adrenaline Mob, without giving the same carbon-copied details of such a horrifying accident, like too many other music sites are doing right now.

David Z. played bass for Adrenaline Mob, had his own band ZO2 and also performed for the fabulous Trans Siberian Orchestra aka TSO. David Z. played bass for Adrenaline Mobs’ newest studio album: We The People. This is the only Adrenaline Mob album that David Z. plays bass on and he has forever left a wonderful legacy of music. As a fan of both TSO and Adrenaline Mob, I will state without question that both of these music acts thrive on employing the very best musicians of their respective craft; David Z. was no exception.

As a fan, I try my hardest to purchase CDs and merch whenever I have the extra money. I urge you to please buy the new Adrenaline Mob album, play it loud and listen to David Z. play his bass; this is a grand way to celebrate both David Z. and the band. Adrenaline Mob also need every ounce of our support at this time, commenting encouragement and kindness to them on their social media sites I highly recommend. We as fans need to stand by Adrenaline Mob, now more than ever. – Stone



Russell Allen, Mike Orlando, Jordan Cannata and of course, David Z.


Jason McCloe, Rob Dressler, Janet Rains, Dale Campiglia

I pray for each one of you to heal, both physically and emotionally. God Bless you all. – Stone


Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on July 18, 2017 by Metal Odyssey


San Francisco true Metal troubadours SLOUGH FEG have rejoined Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music, the label behind the band’s heralded “Atavism” (2005), “Hardworlder” (2007) and “Ape Uprising!” (2009) albums.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Mike Scalzi: “We are happy to announce that we are back with Cruz Del Sur Music and will begin recording a new album in July! We believe that a smaller ’boutique’ label such as Cruz Del Sur is appropriate for our sound, fanbase and work ethic, and look forward to working with Enrico [Leccese] and company again.”

“I am extremely excited to have SLOUGH FEG back on Cruz Del Sur!” says Leccese. “It is always nice when bands you like track you down. It’s even more special when it’s someone you’ve worked with for about ten years and established a friendly relationship. It’s a recognition that we were doing something right in the past. I can’t wait to hear the new album and share it with the Metal world.”

Continues Scalzi: “The new album will be called ‘The New Organon’, and the songs are somewhat of a return to the heavier side of our sound: more rustic, heavy, churning, medieval/Celtic and proggy sounding riffs, as opposed to the more ’70s rock sounds of more recent albums. But don’t worry: there will be a couple of rockers as well! We will also have some newer, experimental songwriting styles, mixing heavy rock and Metal with the melodic sounds of ’50s and ’60s pop. Imagine DEL SHANNON singing for BLUE CHEER! After all, it wouldn’t be a SLOUGH FEG album without some bizarre surprises!

So, journey we more into the vaults of the Voi-vaudevillian…the Epic-cure for all Epicurean Angst and Ennui. The Celtic cacophony continues!”

One of the most inventive and unique bands to emerge from the American Metal scene, SLOUGH FEG was originally formed in 1990 in Central Pennsylvania under the name THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG. Later that year, the band relocated to San Francisco, which has remained their home base ever since. After releasing a series of demos and their debut self-titled album in 1996, the band signed to Dragonheart Records for the release of 1999’s Celtic music-infused “Twilight of the Idols”. The sprawling “Down Among the Deadmen” would follow in 2000, setting the stage for their monumental sci-fi epic “Traveller”, which was released in 2003.

In 2005, the band shortened their name to simply SLOUGH FEG and signed to Cruz Del Sur Music. That year’s “Atavism” brought SLOUGH FEG into international prominence, with the metal scene hailing Scalzi’s innate brand of storytelling and the band’s penchant for NWOBHM-like dynamics, as found on songs such as “I Will Kill You / You Will Die”, “Hiberno-Latin Invasion” and “Man Out of Time”.

2007’s “Hardworlder” would follow-up “Atavism” in grand fashion, with the band effortlessly blending compact, twin guitar-driven motifs on “The Return of Dr. Universe” and the title track, while showcasing Scalzi’s gruff, one-of-a-kind vocal delivery on the folk-oriented “The Sea Wolf”. The heavier and more straightforward “Ape Uprising!” would see the light of day in 2009, with the band embracing its pure metal and progressive rock music roots on the doomy “The Hunchback of Notre Doom” and vibrant “Simian Manifesto”.

SLOUGH FEG’s 2010’s “The Animal Spirits” saw a joint release by Canada’s Profound Lore Music in North America and Cruz Del Sur in Europe, before moving on to Metal Blade Records for the box-set reissue of the “Twilight of the Idols”, “Down Among the Deadmen” and “Traveller” albums in early 2013. Metal Blade then released SLOUGH FEG’s ninth studio album, “Digital Resistance” in February 2014.


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