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SCORPIONS – ‘Big City Nights’ – A Look At A Terrific Greatest Hits CD From 1998

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Many years ago, I bought this cool Scorpions CD: Big City Nights (Rebound Records). I remember buying it new and it was pretty cheap; the price was around $5 or so. I believe it was Walmart that had this CD too; sometimes my memory amazes me, despite not remembering what I ate for dinner yesterday. Truth. Here is a one-sentence rant before I continue: Scorpions should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!!

Okay, I shall continue onward. I love this band. Every era of Scorpions I love. I was fortunate to see them headline the M3 Rock Festival back in 2010, with my great/best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale. What a fun time. Just about every song on this Big City Nights compilation was performed by the Scorpions at that M3 Rock Festival; at least to the best of my (once again) amazing memory. Chuckle, chuckle. I’ve presented the tracklist for this CD below, no worries.

I have grown extremely tired of Still Loving You and I’m certain I’m not alone. That song never really hit me. No big deal for it’s the only Scorpions song out of their iconic catalog that I just skip over. Rock You Like A Hurricane is teetering on the edge of being tiresome for me. What saves this song for me at this point is the guitar solo. Enough negativity! I do get psyched out of my cranium by Can’t Live Without You, No One Like You, Big City Nights and Rhythm Of Love. All these songs I’ve mentioned in this post are on this CD.

I’m happy I bought this Scorpions CD when I did. I have no plans to get rid of it either. That’s a good thing, due to my selling off of many CDs in recent years. As you look over the tracklist on the back of this CD, you’ll see there are 4 songs that are live versions. The live songs are from the stupendous World Wide Live from 1985, with the exception of Wind Of Change which is from Live Bites (1995).

Granted, this CD compilation is missing many classic Scorpions songs; heck, it’s only one CD and I’m certain it was never meant to be a definitive Scorpions greatest hits package. Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey, I truly appreciate it. Please stay safe out there, help out one another and… Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – All Japan Shows Cancelled For May 2020

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , on April 6, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From Iron Maiden facebook:

We have been informed by our Japanese Promoter, Creativeman Productions that they are cancelling all their International Artists’ shows in Japan up to May 31. The Iron Maiden shows will therefore not be taking place in Tokyo on May 19 & 20, and in Osaka on May 22.

We send our best wishes to the people of Japan and to all our fans there.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

DRAGONFORCE – US Tour 2020 Mission 2 – Begins On March 5th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music on February 25, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

DRAGONFORCE – Touring in support of their new studio album ‘Extreme Power Metal’, released via Metal Blade, DRAGONFORCE are about to embark on a US tour! USA 2020 – Mission 2 begins on March 5th, at Club Red in Phoenix, Arizona. Check the tour flyer above for the rundown of dates and venues.

Dragonforce

Shows

LONG LIVE DRAGONFORCE.

STONE.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – New Studio Album “Verminous” Release Info!

Posted in Death Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

On April 17th, The Black Dahlia Murder will release their new album, Verminous, via Metal Blade Records!

Album art by Juanjo Castellano Rosado

Here are all the variations to be released for Verminous:

– digipak-CD

– ltd digi-CD w/ bonus tracks (EU exclusive)

– cassette

– deluxe box set (slip-lid box, digi-CD w/ bonus tracks, purple marbled vinyl, 7″, poster flag, beanie, art prints (2) – limited to 1000 copies)

– RPG box set (hand-numbered box, digipak-CD, 24p campaign booklet, dice (7), Dungeon Master’s screen, maps (4), creature encounter cards (4), blank character sheets (5) – US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– moonstone gray vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 2500 copies)

– neon green vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– glow-in-the-dark vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– green w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 600 copies)

– clear w/ black, green and white splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 800 copies)

– clear vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

– liquid vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 50 copies)

– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

– grey / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– white vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

– pink vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

– green w/ yellow splatter vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– red/black marbled vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– clear vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– green / white split vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

* exclusive bundles with shirts and merch items, plus digital options are also available!

* All above info from The Black Dahlia Murder facebook.

LONG LIVE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

STONE.

DORO PESCH – Announces Spring USA Tour!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From DORO Facebook:

USA, here we come! Here’s the next bunch of US dates for 2020! So much looking forward to this! Hope to see y’all! Love you!!! Cheers, Doro

April 16.2020 – Phoenix, Arizona (USA) Club Red
April 17.2020  – San Diego, California (USA) Brick By Brick
April 19.2020 – Los Angeles, California (USA) Rainbow 48th Anniversary Party (free show)
May 02.2020 – Columbia, Maryland (USA) M3 Festival
May 03.2020 – Poughkeepsie, New York (USA) The Chance
May 04.2020 – Sellersville, Pennsylvania (USA) Sellersville Theater
May 06.2020 – Cleveland, Ohio (USA) The Winchester
May 07.2020 – Chicago, Illinois (USA) Reggies

For more info: DORO

LONG LIVE DORO PESCH, THE QUEEN OF METAL.

STONE.

MERCYFUL FATE – Headlines Psycho Las Vegas This Coming August!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 31, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From King Diamond facebook:

North America, We heard you and now it’s your turn… MERCYFUL FATE are headlining this year’s Psycho Las Vegas in August, this will be our only appearance in North America this year. Get your tickets now at vivapsycho.com | The curse of the pharaoh awaits…

LONG LIVE MERCYFUL FATE.

LONG LIVE KING DIAMOND.

STONE.

PRETTY MAIDS – “Maid In Japan – Future World Live 30th Anniversary” Releases On April 10th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 29, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From Pretty Maids facebook:

We will release “Maid In Japan – Future World Live 30th Anniversary” on April 10, 2020 (CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, LP, & Digital) via Frontiers Music srl. More details to be released in the coming weeks, but as you’ll see from the tracklisting, the release includes a performance of FUTURE WORLD in its entirety!

Tracklisting CD / DVD / BR:
1. Fw30 (Intro)
2. Future World
3. We Came To Rock
4. Love Games
5. Yellow Rain
6. Loud ´N´proud
7. Rodeo
8. Needles In The Dark
9. Eye Of The Storm
10. Long Way To Go
11. Mother Of All Lies
12. Kingmaker
13. Bull’s Eye
14. Little Drops Of Heaven
15. Sin-Decade

DVD and Blu-Ray:
– The videos:
+Little Drops Of Heaven
+Mother Of All Lies
+Nuclear Boomerang
+My Soul To Take
+A Heart Without A Home
+Kingmaker
+Face The World
+Bull’s Eye
+Last Beauty On Earth
+Serpentine
+Will You Still Kiss Me (When I See You In Heaven)
– Balingen Documentary
– Japan Documentary

For more band info: Pretty Maids

LONG LIVE PRETTY MAIDS.

STONE.

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