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WORDS OF FAREWELL – To Release New Album “A Quiet World” On November 18th, Via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 28, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Here’s the moment fans of high-class melodic Death/Progressive have been waiting for: Germanys’ WORDS OF FAREWELL return with their new album, titled “A Quiet World”, on November 18th.

Tracklist:
01. My Share of Loneliness
02. Gaia Demise
03. Gallows Frame
04. Limit Cycle
05. Zero Temperance
06. Momentary Life
07. Oversoul
08. The Farthest Reach
09. This Shadow My Likeness

Pre-order here:

http://shop.afm-records.de/en/words-of-farewell-en

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WORDS OF FAREWELL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Limited Edition Box Set “The End” Releases November 25th!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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MÖTLEY CRÜE – Celebrate the legacy of Mötley Crüe with this brand new, limited edition box set entitled ‘Mötley Crüe: The End’ out on November 25th via Eleven Seven Music!

Pre-order yours NOW exclusively on PledgeMusic at: http://pledgemusic.com/motleycrue

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF MÖTLEY CRÜE.

Stone.

HERMAN FRANK “The Devil Rides Out” Limited Metal Box Edition Detailed!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 27, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

HERMAN FRANK‘s new album “The Devil Rides Out” will be released on November 18th. We offer a special metal box edition (limited to 500 units worldwide), including:

* the Digipak

* an exclusive Herman Frank t-shirt, exclusive bonus CD with demos from the album (most of them with different working titles and sung by Herman instead of Rick Altzi)

* hand-written lyric notes by Rick Altzi

* signed autograph card

* certificate auf authenticity

Pre-order here:

http://shop.afm-records.de/en/frank-herman-en

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Swedens’ EVERGREY Chart In 8 Countries With Their New Album “The Storm Within”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Evergrey hit the album charts in 8 countries!

Well-deserved! Swedish metallers EVERGREY are storming the International album charts with “The Storm Within”! Congratulations!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE EVERGREY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BATTLECROSS – Concert Photo Gallery And Review – Oddbody’s Music Room, Dayton, Ohio – May 7th, 2016

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Kyle Gunther – vocalist

All photo credits (except for album cover): Stone/Metal Odyssey

Back on May 7th of this year, I went to see the mighty BATTLECROSS at Oddbody’s Music Room in Dayton, Ohio. This venue plays host to many, many national, worldwide and local Metal bands. On this night Metal legends Suffocation and Soulfly were the headliners; with Abnormality and Lody Kong also as opening acts. I went solo to this night of amazing Metal mayhem and I also stayed in the pit for the entire BATTLECROSS set. Yes, I’m crazy at age 50. I did get pushed around pretty damn good too and I stuck it through.

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BATTLECROSS are touring in support of their 3rd killer studio album: Rise To Power.

The next day my body felt like crap from the physical punishment it endured from being in the pit for both BATTLECROSS and Abnormality. I wouldn’t have changed a thing I did and that’s the way Metal is supposed to be if you want to be a human target in the pit. BATTLECROSS played an amazing set of songs and had their packed house of fans going crazy. Lead singer Kyle Gunther commanded the stage, never-ceasing to jump around for a second. Kyle stalked his fans and gave them their monies worth!

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Above: Hiran Deraniyagala – guitarist

The entire BATTLECROSS band is extremely talented at their Metal crafts and are a Modern Thrash Metal band to reckon with. I absolutely enjoyed myself smashing and thrashing around to their Metal! I did (luckily) pause at times to take some photos of BATTLECROSS in action, thanks to a few BIG dudes at the front-line that shielded me from the carnage going on in the pit behind us. BATTLECROSS are from Michigan and are not to be missed if you worship in-your-face, high intensity Thrash Metal. Enjoy these photos I took and thank you for visiting. Metal Be Thy Name – Stone

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Above: Alex Bent – drummer

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Above: Tony Asta – guitarist

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Above: Don Slater – bassist

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In closing, Kyle Gunther is an animated, funny, very, very cool dude.

L: Kyle Gunther, R: Me, um, Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BATTLECROSS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ODDBODY’S.

Stone.

Hard Rock Icons KIX Documentary DVD/CD Coming October 21 – Includes Interviews W/Band, Notable Rock Artists & Industry Figures

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX – A DOCUMENTARY

TWO-DISC DVD/CD SET TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 21, 2016

DVD INCLUDES THE MAKING OF ROCK YOUR FACE OFF – KIX’S FIRST NEW MUSIC IN 20 YEARS, INTERVIEWS WITH THE BAND, PRODUCER TAYLOR RHODES, NOTABLE ROCK ARTISTS AND KEY ROCK MUSIC INDUSTRY FIGURES

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NEW YORK, NY (SEPTEMBER – 2016) – Platinum-selling Maryland Hard Rock icons, KIX will release CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX, a two-disc DVD/CD set, October 21, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records.  The 71-minute film is an in-depth look into KIX’s decision to record their first new album, 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, in almost 20 years.

The DVD – WATCH THE TRAILER HERE or below – also features the making of the album from bassist Mark Schenker’s studio, interviews with the band as well as notable rock artists such as Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Jeff LaBar of Cinderella, Share Ross of Vixen, Shannon Larkin of Godsmack, and more, key music industry veterans such as radio personality Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic as well as Luc Carl and Keith Roth of Sirius/XM.  It also includes a rare appearance by producer Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, KIX’s Hot Wire).

The CD, CAN’T STOP THE SHOW (LIVE) offers never-before-released live KIX tracks recorded over the last three years.  A bonus KIX logo sticker is inside the first manufacturing run, a special treat for KIX fans around the world, and each band member offers his own special contribution to the package’s booklet including vocalist Steve Whiteman’s rigorous exercise routine, cartoons by guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe, an essay by bassist Mark Schenker, a gear rundown by guitarist Ronnie “10/10” Younkins and a favorite recipe from drummer Jimmy Chalfant, aka “Chef Chocolate.”

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“KIX is proud of the band’s legacy, but equally proud of our new chapter,” says Schenker. “We had an opportunity to work with some great film makers, so we just let the cameras roll everywhere, and had so much fun putting the project together. There was a true outpouring of love and admiration from our fans and our peers after the release of Rock Your Face Off and luckily, we had documented the recording sessions on film. Now we are excited to share the process of making the new album with our loyal fans.  KIX thanks everyone involved and hopes everyone loves it as much as we loved making it!”

In 2014, KIX released their seventh full-length album, Rock Your Face Off (Loud & Proud Records) their first studio effort since 1995’s Show Business. The album debuted at #1 on Amazon’s “Hard Rock and Metal “chart, in the Top 50 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart, #5 on the “Independent Albums “chart, #11 on the “Top Internet “chart, #17 on the “Top Rock Albums” chart, #27 on the “Indy/Small Chain Core Stores” chart and #33 on the “Physical” chart.  It also garnered rave reviews from publications such as Stereogum who said, “KIX have made an album with all the spirit and joy and craftsmanship that they always brought, an album with a hooks-per-minute ratio enough to grab you even if you never heard of them before reading this review.  The band plays with a sense of rhythmic push-pull that reminds you that people used to dance to this stuff, and that they still could, if they were so inclined…Its mere existence is an inspirational thing, and it’s a reminder that sometimes exploring new musical space isn’t the most important thing. Sometimes, songs are the most important thing.”

KIX will be performing select shows for the rest of the year, including a home town release event show in Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live on September 24.  All tour dates can be found on the band’s website HERE. Pre-order CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX through Amazon HERE.

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CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX CD TRACK LISTING:
1. Wheels In Motion (Live)
2. Rock Your Face Off (Live)
3. Cold Shower (Live)
4. Mean Miss Adventure (Live)
5. You’re Gone (Live)
6. Cold Blood (Live)
7. Can’t Stop The Show (Live)
8. Girl Money (Live)
9. Love Me With Your Top Down (Live)
10. Blow My Fuse (Live)
11. Love Pollution (Live at Sirius/XM)
12. Midnite Dynamite (Live at Sirius/XM)

DVD INTERVIEWS:
Eddie Trunk (radio personality)
Taylor Rhodes (producer)
Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Luc Carl (Sirius/XM)
Keith Roth (Sirius/XM)
Share Ross (Vixen)
Shannon Larkin (Godsmack/Wrathchild America)
Jeff LaBar (Cinderella)
Don Jamieson (Host of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic)
Jaime St James (Black N Blue/Warrant)
Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff)
Alex Kayne (L’Amour)
Kevin Butler (Hammerjacks)
Steve Kicas (Hammerjacks)
Scott Spelbring (producer)

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KIX.

Stone.

BROODING HERD – “Rewired” EP – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 23, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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William Herd (guitars, vocals, keyboards) and Brad Lewellyn on drums are the one-two wallop that comprises Portland Oregon’s BROODING HERD. The heaviness of this band’s new EP, Rewired, should be enjoyed by Metal and Hard Rock fans world-wide! From large hints of Black Sabbath like atmosphere (thanks to the guitar solos, riffs and bass) united with a Clutch feel of pounding rhythm, BROODING HERD are as tight and crisp as the most polished of any major label Heavy Rock bands out there today. I am amazed this is an underground band that recorded this underground album. Seriously. That’s my opinion and I’m not bullshitting for fun here.

The five songs on this EP are: Rewired, Cryptic Verses, Leech, Greed Machine and Crawl. Each song plays out at 6 minutes plus, save for the title track which is 5 plus minutes. BROODING HERD are light years from Extreme Metal and still their Heavy Rock/Metal has plenty of power-packed muscle to leave me saying: Holy Metal Shit! William’s clean vocals are of the bad-ass mold and I honestly can say their unique as all hell. William plays guitar so damn good, there’s nothing else I nor my ears can say. Brad on drums kills it. Greed Machine and Crawl are my 2 favorite songs on this EP; they both flow with a thunderous charge, man.

With some impressive moments of progressiveness and no boring moments to be had, Rewired is as solid a Heavy Rock album I’ve listened to this year. Now go get yourself some at their bandcamp site and buy some real music. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BROODING HERD.

Stone.

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