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KIX CELEBRATES 35-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1985 ALBUM, MIDNITE DYNAMITE, WITH THE RELEASE OF MIDNITE DYNAMITE RE-LIT

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 18, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

RE-MIXED & RE-MASTERED VERSION OF MIDNITE DYNAMITE

OUT NOVEMBER 20, 2020

NEW YORK, NY (November – 2020) In a year full of bad news, KIX is excited to bring some good news to their fans. On the 35th anniversary of the release of Midnite Dynamite, Maryland hard rock icons, KIX will release Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit (track listing below), on November 20, 2020. For Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit, KIX partnered with long-time collaborator and the album’s original producer, Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Ratt, Warrant, KIX), for a blistering update of the fan-favorite album. Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit is available for pre-order now on the band’s webstore where fans can also purchase special commemorative merchandise including T-shirts, hoodies, keychains, and more.

KIX’s third album of their career, originally released October 7, 1985, Midnite Dynamite reflected the band’s true essence, as the popular musical landscape of the mid 80’s had shifted in their favor. From the slash-and-burn riffing of the album’s title track and the high-speed antics of “Layin’ Rubber,” to the Aerosmith flavored groove of numbers like “Cold Shower” and “Sex,” to the heart-break melancholia of the album’s sole ballad, “Walkin’ Away,” Midnite Dynamite is packed with material that delivers not only attitude in spades, but also pummels the listener with hook after hook.

Thirty-five years after its initial release, Midnite Dynamite remains a fan and band favorite, and Hill (who also remixed KIX’s hit album Blow My Fuse to mark its 30th anniversary in 2018) relished the opportunity to return to the original 1985 multi-track tapes.

About the new mix, Hill says, “The guitars don’t have as much schmutz on them as the original, and Steve’s vocal just jumps off the page now without all the bulls**t that I was putting on it then. I guess that’s what happens when you mix and produce for an additional 35 years.”

“Back in the 80s, everything had way too much echo, way too much reverb,” recalls vocalist Steve Whiteman. “It was so muddy that sometimes you would lose some really dynamic performances. Beau cleaned all that up on the Blow My Fuse re-release, and he’s doing the same thing on Midnite Dynamite, so it sounds incredible.”

Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit also includes original demo recordings for seven out of the ten songs, plus one early album mix of the song, “Walking Away.”  “We chose to include a demo disc, like Fuse 30 Reblown, even though we were missing two songs,” says bassist Mark Schenker. “Nobody had a copy on either cassette or two track stereo quarter-inch tape. I searched high and low and couldn’t find the demos of ‘Scarlet Fever,’ or ‘Bang Bang.’”

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 “Indie/Small Chain Core Stores” chart and #33 on the “Physical” chart. 

KIX last released Can’t Stop The Show: The Return Of KIX on October 21, 2016, a two-disc DVD/CD set that entered the Billboard Top Music Video Sales chart at #3, and rose to the #1 position, the band’s highest charting debut and first #1 ever in their 35-year history.  The 71-minute film offered an in-depth look into KIX’s decision to record their first new album, 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, in almost 20 years.

In 2018, KIX celebrated the 30th Anniversary of their biggest album, Blow My Fuse,with Blow My Fuse Re-Blown, a two-disc set with a remixed/remastered version of the album, along with the original demo recordings for all 10 songs. The reunion with Beau Hill for this remix sparked the initiative to revisit Midnite Dynamite and take a similar approach to updating KIX’s legacy.

KIX will hit the road in 2021 playing select deep cuts from the album Midnite Dynamite to celebrate the release of Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit. All tour dates can be found on the band’s website.

MIDNITE DYNAMITE RE-LIT

DISC ONE: Re-mixed by Beau Hill; mastered by Jay Frigoletto

  1. Midnite Dynamite

 

  1. Red Hot (Black & Blue)

 

  1. Bang Bang (Balls Of Fire)

 

  1. Layin’ Rubber

 

  1. Walkin’ Away

 

  1. Scarlet Fever

 

  1. Cry Baby

 

  1. Cold Shower

 

  1. Lie Like A Rug

 

  1. Sex

 

DISC TWO: Original Demo Recordings

  1. Midnite Dynamite (Demo Version)

 

  1. Red Hot (Black & Blue Demo Version)

 

  1. Layin’ Rubber (Demo Version)

 

  1. Walkin’ Away (early album mix)

 

  1. Cry Baby (Demo Version)

 

  1. Cold Shower (Demo Version)

 

  1. Lie Like A Rug (Demo Version)

 

  1. Sex (Demo Version)

Source: 37-Media Press

 

LONG LIVE KIX.

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.

POP EVIL – Remaining Tour Dates Announced For November/December 2017

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

POP EVIL - 2017 tour flyer - midwest - #33MO33ILMFSO7

From POP Evil facebook:

POP EVIL – The last remaining dates have been announced for our November / December run! All tickets on SALE NOW! Don’t forget we have a few later this month NOT to many tickets left!!

Get tickets here:
www.popevil.com

Remaining October Dates:

Wed/Oct 25 MORGANTOWN, WV at State Theatre

Fri/Oct 27 DESTIN, FL at Club L.A.

Sat/Oct 28 FT MYERS, FL at 93XFM HALLOWEEN SHOW

November/December Dates:

Thu/Nov 16 Lexington, KY at Manchester Music Hall

Fri/Nov 17 Dayton, OH at Oddbody’s

Sat/Nov 18 ***Cleveland, OH at House of Blues Cleveland

Mon/Nov 20 Pittsburgh, PA at Jergels

Tue/Nov 21 Joliet, IL at The Forge

Wed/Nov 22 Waterloo, IA at Spicoli’s Rockade – Live Music and Bar Arcade

Fri/Nov 24 Evansville, IN at KC’s Time Out Lounge and Grill

Sat/Nov 25 Springfield, MO at The Regency Live

Sun/Nov 26 Huntsville, AL at Sammy T’s Music Hall

Tue/Nov 28 *Johnson City, TN at Capone’s

Wed/Nov 29th Nashville, TN at The Exit Inn

Fri/Dec 01 **Belvidere, IL at The Apollo Theatre AC

Sat/Dec 02 **Lincoln, NE at The Bourbon

++Please Note some markets DED* & Lionize** aren’t on. ***Both aren’t on…

LONG LIVE POP EVIL.

LONG LIVE DED & LIONIZE.

STONE.

EXHUMED And ARKAIK – November / December Tour 2017 – Dates, Cities And Venues

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

EXHUMED - ARKAIK - promo tour flyer - 2017 - #MO333ILMFSO33

California’s Gore F’n Metal warriors, EXHUMED, head out on the road with ARKAIK beginning on November 15th, in San Diego at Brick By Brick. EXHUMED are touring in support of their newly released studio (concept) album: Death Revenge. Take a gander at the tour flyer above to see if EXHUMED is heading to your gore infested area. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

EXHUMED:

Bud Burke – lead guitar, vocals
Matt Harvey – vocals, guitar
Mike Hamilton – drums
Ross Sewage – bass, vocals

LONG LIVE EXHUMED.

LONG LIVE GORE F’N METAL.

STONE.

BIG|BRAVE – Southern Lord Announces The Signing Of Montreal Trio

Posted in Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Southern Lord is pleased to announce the signing of Montreal trio, BIG|BRAVE.

The three-piece plays sincere, long-form out-rock that ventures in to different directions, at times mournful and unsettling, their music plays out in to moon-bleached grunge where serene vocals crumble over scraping guitars bled of melody.

The new BIG|BRAVE album is penciled in for a late summer release, recorded with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) at Hotel2Tango. This will add to a growing discography comprising their debut EP An Understanding Between People (2013) and the debut LP Feral Verdure, which they recorded at Paradise Studios with Jon Boles, and self-released in September 2014. There’s high expectation of great things to come…

Stay tuned for more news from Southern Lord and BIG|BRAVE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://bigbrave.bandcamp.com

http://facebook.com/bigbravemusic

http://southernlord.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BIG|BRAVE.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD LEAD GUITARIST PHIL COLLEN ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW VENTURE – DELTA DEEP

Posted in Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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DELTA DEEP Is A New Soulful Blues Rock Project Featuring:

Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Debbi Blackwell-Cook (Michael Buble, Luther Vandross) and Forrest Robinson (India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders)

Special Guests include Joe Elliott, David Coverdale, Paul Cook & Simon Laffy

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(Los Angeles – April, 2015) Phil Collen, lead guitarist of Def Leppard, announces the formation and release of his new blues based music project, DELTA DEEP, coming this summer. Collen recorded the mix of original and hand-picked cover tracks with fellow DELTA DEEP bandmates Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Luther Vandross), Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC), and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots). Their self-titled debut album will be released on June 23, 2015 on Mailboat Records and also features special guest appearances by Def Leppard vocalists Joe Elliott, Whitesnake’s David Coverdale, Sex Pistols/MANRAZE drummer Paul Cook, and GIRL/MANRAZE bassist, Simon Laffy.

Collen initially started DELTA DEEP in 2012 after jamming at home over the course of a year with friend and relative, Debbi Blackwell-Cook (Blackwell-Cook is the Godmother of Collen’s wife, Helen). What started as a casual pairing singing Motown and classic blues staples while Debbi frequently visited Collen’s home quickly turned into much more. Collen, Helen, and Debbi began writing original music which Collen and Debbi recorded in Collen’s home studio.

Later that year, a chance meeting re-acquainted Collen with Memphis native  and enigmatic heavy metal, jazz, & r-n-b drummer Forrest Robinson. A friend suggested giving STP bassist Robert DeLeo a call. Sharing a loving affinity for soul, funk and the blues, DeLeo was the perfect fit. According to Collen, “We really wanted Robert in this band. He had the added firepower of being the premiere pioneer and most ‘badassed bass player’ to come out of the alternative rock explosion.

The best description of DELTA DEEP, a multi-racial band, has been “Aretha and Tina in their prime singing over early Zeppelin”. Original song and lead off single “Bang The Lid introduces the musical synchronicity of Collen, Blackwell-Cook, DeLeo, & Robinson. Blackwell-Cook also duets with Collen on the album tracks as well as with featured vocalists Def Leppard’s Joe ElliottMistreated and Whitesnake’s David CoverdalePrivate Number. Legendary Sex Pistol’s punk drummer Paul Cook and Collen’s former bandmate from GIRL bass player Simon Laffy” guest on the classic cover Black Coffee.  Guesting on the Delta Deep original song, “Burnt Sally” is  keyboardist, CJ Vanston (Tina Turner, Toto, Joe Cocker, Carol King) adding to the soulful tune on the Hammond 3 Organ.

Collen is widely known to millions of rock ‘n roll fans for his iconic albums with Def Leppard. When asked what made him decide to do a blues project Collen responded, “Blues was created out of something completely different from what we hear today. I grew up listening to rock music but then I found out it was all based on blues. Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, all of those guys….they got it from the blues. When I hear Debbi sing, I can hear the pain. She’s an incredibly beautiful 62-year-old black woman who has been through things and she can sing through her pain. Not everyone can do that and not everyone sounds like Debbi.”

While many artists aim to make their mark by creating new genres or introducing their own new versions of music, Collen and DELTA DEEP melded their blues inspirations with who they are as artists and are unleashing that expression onto the world.

Check DELTA DEEP’s website www.deltadeep.net and facebook.com/deltadeepblues for breaking news, new content, and tour information.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DELTA DEEP.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 25th… From SWEET To JIMI HENDRIX

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Sweet - Little Willy - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1973SMO

On April 25th, 1973Sweet received their first Gold single in the United States for their hit Little Willy. This song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

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

On April 25th, 1977 – The incredible Led Zeppelin performed at the Kentucky Fair And Exposition Center, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Queen - We Are The Champions - We Will Rock You - 45rpm - front cover sleeve promo pic

Above: Front cover sleeve for 45rpm of Queen’s We Are The Champions w/ b-side of We Will Rock You

Queen - We Are The Champions - We Will Rock You - 45rpm - back cover sleeve

Above: Back cover sleeve of 45rpm

On April 25th, 1978We Are the Champions from Queen was certified Platinum after reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell - promo cover pic!

On April 25th, 1980Black Sabbath released their 9th studio album, Heaven and Hell. This was the first Black Sabbath studio album with the great Ronnie James Dio as vocalist. Ronnie James Dio replaced the legendary Ozzy Osbourne the previous year. Heaven and Hell went on to reach #28 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling one million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Whoa!

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On April 25th, 1990 – The Fender Stratocaster that the super iconic Jimi Hendrix used to perform the Star Spangled Banner during a performance at Woodstock in 1969 is auctioned off in London. This iconic Fender Stratocaster sold for a whopping $295,000. Wow and Jiminy Cricket!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Metal Bands Khaotika And Wormreich, Involved In Fatal I-85 Crash In Georgia

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on April 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Khaotika - promo band logo - 2015 - #06KMO33

Wormreich - promo band logo - 2015 - #66WRMO

According to local authorities, three people passed away Monday when a van carrying members of two metal bands crashed in Northeast Georgia. The two Metal bands involved are: Khaotika and Wormreich. This tragic accident happened at around 7:00 A.M. EST, on the southbound side of I-85 in Jackson County, Georgia. It has been reported that a total of 12 people were in the van, at the time of the crash. Khaotika and Wormreich were on a mini tour together, heading towards Atlanta, Georgia.

No names of the deceased have been released as of this posting. Metal Odyssey will be keeping these two bands, their families and friends in our heaviest of thoughts. – Stone

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Contributor: Bill Chamberlain

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Stone.

DIAMANTE – To Support WHITESNAKE On Select U.S. Dates This June; New EP “Dirty Blonde” Releases April 7th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Diamante - Dirty Blonde EP - promo album flyer - 2015 - #0407DMO33

Teen Rock sensation, vocalist and songwriter DIAMANTE, will be supporting the legendary David Coverdale and his spectacular band WHITESNAKE, on select U.S. tour dates, this June. Whitesnake will be embarking on The Purple Tour, in support of their new studio release: The Purple Album. Diamante will be touring in support of her forthcoming EP: Dirty Blonde.

I am very proud of Diamante for earning this exciting supporting role for Whitesnake; Diamante’s hard work and old school dedication to Rock ‘N’ Roll is admirable and widely known. Her many musical achievements these past few years are obviously only just the beginning. Metal be thy name! – Stone

Supporting Whitesnake In June:

02 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center

04 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint

09 – Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre

11 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

15 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center

20 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

DIAMANTE – Dirty Blonde EP Teaser:

Pre-Order “Dirty Blonde” EP on iTunes, by clicking link below! The title track (and second single from this EP) will be an automatic grat track when you order this EP on iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dirty-blonde-ep/id964667524

DIAMANTE – Bite Your Kiss

(#3 Billboard Single)

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Other recent DIAMANTE related news on Metal Odyssey:

FLYLEAF TO HEADLINE REVOLVER’S HOTTEST CHICKS TOUR!

Above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on March 7, 2015.

Diamante - Dirty Blonde EP - promo banner pic - 2015 - #0407DIHMO19

DIAMANTE originates from Boston, Massachusetts and currently resides in Hollywood, California.

* For more info on DIAMANTE:

Facebook: DIAMANTE

http://www.diamanteofficialmusic.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DIAMANTE.

LONG LIVE WHITESNAKE.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

MACHINE HEAD – Australia And New Zealand June 2015 Tour Update – And It’s Great News!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music news with tags , , on March 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Machine Head - Australia - Tour Promo Flyer - 2015 - #062015MHMO

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND SHOW SOLD OUT, MOVED TO BIGGER VENUE!

In less than 4 days, Machine Head’s first ever appearance in Christchurch, New Zealand has Sold Out a mind-boggling 3 months ahead of time!! To compensate for phenomenal popular demand, the Auckland show and the Christchurch show have switched dates which allowed for the Christchurch show to be moved up to The Bedford.

Ticket’s on sale now!!

http://bit.ly/HeadCasesTix

** All tickets will still be valid**

Machine Head are currently wrapping up their biggest North America tour to-date, check out the remaining shows below:

3/7 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House

3/8 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory

3/10 Bend, OR – Domino Room

3/11 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds - 2015 - promo album band banner - MHMO44

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Source: Machine Head Facebook

* For more info on MACHINE HEAD:

http://www.machinehead1.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MACHINE HEAD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE AUSTRALIA.

Stone.

Scott Coverdale Gets “Hooterized” By “Both Sides Live / The Electric Factory” From The Hooters

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on February 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Hooters - The 30th Anniversary Fan Collection - promo cover pic - #2011THMO0221

As a curious crusader of reflecting on my youth in the 80’s, I started recollecting some of the concerts I saw with my buddies from 1984 to 1989 and tried to remember which shows were good or not so good. We must have seen anywhere between 30 to 40 shows, during that time. Out of nowhere The Hooters came to my mind. I remember seeing them twice as an opening act; once for Bryan Adams and the other time for Loverboy.

As I recall, I thought The Hooters were good and nothing spectacular. As a band I liked quite a few of their songs from their first two studio albums Nervous Night and One Way Home, both of which I owned. After 1987/1988 The Hooters just kind of disappeared from the mainstream Rock scene. To be honest, I really didn’t seek out any new material this band may have recorded.

Now that The Hooters were on my mind, I needed to know what I’ve missed from them over the past 25 years. As I did my research, I discovered this band released 4 more studio albums and 2 live albums. My curiosity persuaded me to purchase a four CD mini box import set titled: The 30th Anniversary Fan Collection. This box set was issued in 2010 and includes 2 studio albums, Time Stands Still and 5 X 5 along with 2 live albums Both Sides Live Disc 1 Live At The Electric Factory and Both Sides Live Disc 2 Secret Sessions Live Acoustic. For the purpose of this post I’m only going to focus on the Both Sides Live/The Electric Factory CD 2.

The Hooters - 30th Anniversary Fan Collection - backside cover promo - #2010THMO0221

Above: back cover & complete track list

After listening to this disc for the first time, I was blown away! I never expected to hear such a tremendous Rock N’ Roll album.   The Both Sides Live/The Electric Factory Disc 2 includes 13 tracks from their 6 studio albums. The concert begins with I’m Alive, a song from their Time Stands Still album. This would be the first time I heard this song! It’s an excellent tune that sets the mood for the entire CD. Over the course of the next 12 songs, more than half consist of their big 1980’s hits: Day By Day, Satellite, Johnny B and my favorite All You Zombies. I’ve always loved the beginning of that song and recorded live it’s even better!

In my humble opinion every song on this CD sounds better when performed live, compared to the studio versions. They even ”Hooterized” a cover of the Don Henley song classic Boys of Summer which is quite good. The concert comes to a Rockin’ conclusion with the song Free Again, also from the Time Stands Still album.

If you’re looking for something a little different from the latest Rock Music norm and want to enjoy some phenomenal Rock ‘N’ Roll performed by a bunch of fantastic musicians, I would recommend purchasing this CD from The Hooters. Hopefully, you’ll be singing along to most of the songs just as I did. I’m thrilled that I took a chance on purchasing this Hooters Box set, for after all these years I find the music of the Hooters spectacular. – Scott Coverdale

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE HOOTERS.

LONG LIVE PHILADELPHIA, PA.

SCOTT COVERDALE.

PAT TRAVERS BAND “Live At The Iridium NYC” – An Immediate Live Rockin’ Classic!

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

PAT TRAVERS BAND - LIVE at the Iridium - promo cover pic - #2015PT

The new Pat Travers Band album, Live At The Iridium NYC, will be released on January 23rd in Europe and January 27th in North America, via Frontiers Music SRL. Wow, is this the perfect album to get my mind off of the dreadful world news of the day! This is marvelous, live Classic, Bluesy, Hard Rock that gives my energy meter a much-needed boost; a welcomed Rockin’ jolt of joy that helped ease my soul, during that awful Polar Vortex invasion that overbooked itself here in the Midwest, this past week.

This is a live album that is so well done, I can close my eyes and pretend I have a close spot at the stage, while my earbuds let the irresistible Rock vibrations from Pat Travers Band free flow through my cerebrum. Man, they don’t make ’em like Pat Travers Band anymore. Heck, this live Pat Travers album should be required listening in every music appreciation class, cause this is how a band plays live without going through the motions. There’s real excitement in this live album and it likely shall cascade on to generations more to enjoy!

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The unmistakable tones that Pat Travers creates with his guitar, along with the rhythms and beats from his band make for a sonic elixir of goodness. Forever relevant and substantial are these songs from Pat Travers Band and hearing them live only adds to my re-appreciating them all the more. The Ray Charles classic I’ve Got News For You soars once again, with the Bluesy rendition that Pat Travers Band gives it. Whiz -bang, great stuff! Jon Paris is prodigious on the Blues Harp; he brings an added bluesy emotion to songs: If I had Possession Over Judgement Day and Spoonful.

A live album so full of energy and positive vibrations! Pat Travers and Kirk McKim are a dual six-string jammin’ machine and Lone Wolf / Red House only magnifies my belief. Who can’t resist the Bluesy essence of the song classic: Black Betty? I can’t resist Black Betty and Pat Travers Band closes out this live album with that everlasting number.

There is so much to delight in, if you love Classic Rock, Hard Rock and/or Blues Rock. I’m only the messenger of what I’ve heard and enjoyed (many times over) from Pat Travers Band Live At The Iridium NYC; hopefully you’ll pick this album up and love it like I do.

Track Listing:  Rock And Roll Susie; Gettin’ Betta; Crash And Burn; Heat In The Street; Josephine; I’ve Got News For You; Ask Me Baby; I La, La, La Love You; Lone Wolf (Kirk solo) / Red House; If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day; Spoonful; Black Betty

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PAT TRAVERS BAND:

Pat Travers – Guitar, Vocals

Kirk McKim – Guitar, Vocals

Rodney O’Quinn – Bass Guitar, Vocals

Sandy Gennaro – Drums

Jon Paris – guest on “Blues Harp” on “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day” and “Spoonful”

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* For more info on PAT TRAVERS BAND:

Website: http://pattravers.com/

Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM

Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PAT TRAVERS BAND.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

CTULU’s “Sarkomand” LP Now Available For Orders

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The first ever vinyl and reissue of the critically acclaimed sophomore album, Sarkomand, from Lovecraftian black metallers Ctulu is out now and available for orders via the band’s webshop. The 12” black LP was released on December 5th, 2014 via Black Blood Records and Human To Dust, in order to celebrate the band’s tenth anniversary. The CD version (2011, God Eater Records) was sold out and was received very warmly by the band’s fans and critics worldwide.

According to Rolling Stone India “Sarkomand featured Ctulu at their best, with a bruising, brutal mix of black and death metal” and Metal As Fuck states that the album “is a fine example of contemporary extreme metal“.

ctulu - sarkomand - promo cover pic - #2015C0115

Ctulu was formed in 2004 by Mathias Junge and ex-member Stefan Schulz. The band has gone through various line-up changes over the years and the Sarkomand line-up features ex-members Jan Westermann (Diablery, Released Anger) on drums, Rolf Quast-Janßen (Lunar Eclipse) on vocal duties, along with Arne Uekert and Mathias Junge on guitars.

Despite its line-up changes, Ctulu has never given up and has put their original Seastorming Extreme Metal on the map of Heavy Metal. With their experience of live performances – including a tour with Taake, Ragnarök Festival (DE), Infernal Damnation (UK) and various shows outside their homeland, the band is stronger than ever.

Having a powerful member line-up featuring Junge and Uekert both on guitar and vocal duties, Roman Szymura (AEBA) on drums and Lasse Bodenstein on bass, the Germans are now working on their fourth full-length which will see a return to the catchy, straightforward – but not lacking in atmosphere – black metal which is found on Sarkomand.

Upcoming shows:

02. 20 – Frostfeuernächte – KiEZ Hölzerner See, Germany
03. 13 – Magazinkeller, Bremen, Germany (Freie Geister Festival co-organised by the band)
06. 19-21 – Gardelegen, Germany (Metal Frenzy Open Air)
08. 14 – Moscow, Russia
08. 15 – Tula, Russia (Blackened Life Festival)

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Source: Dewar PR

* For more info on CTULU:

Official Website

Facebook

Bandcamp

Twitter

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CTULU.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

HELLION NEWS! NEW VIDEO & MORE!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Hellion - classic band logo - #2015ABH

HELLION SINGER, ANN BOLEYN, EXPLAINS HER MYSTERIOUS ABSENCE FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND REVEALS FIRST OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO FROM NEW “KARMAS A BITCH” CD

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Ann Boleyn, powerhouse vocalist for L.A. female-fronted Metal act, HELLION, speaking to Eric Thompson in the current issue of Sweden Rock Magazine, explains the reasons for her mysterious disappearance from the music industry in the mid-2000s.

“My absence from the music industry was not voluntary,” said Ann Boleyn.  “I was forced to flee because of problems with three stalkers.” One of the stalkers, a former financial advisor for HELLION, pled guilty to felony charges in 2003, and served time in prison.

“The District Attorney issued restraining orders to keep them away from me.  The police could not protect me so I was forced to change my lifestyle and had to avoid places where I usually would go.  Even my friends were threatened by these stalkers.”

Ann Boleyn re-emerged in DÉTENTE in 2007, replacing legendary thrash singer, Dawn Crosby, who died of liver failure.

Shortly after leaving DÉTENTE, Boleyn became depressed following the death of Ronnie James Dio, in 2010.  Dio had produced HELLION.

“I was approached by a Japanese promoter to front an all-star tribute.  They wanted me to record a tribute album to Ronnie and to tour in Japan and possibly South America.  I had never been offered so much money for any music project, but I could not agree to it because I felt like I would have been profiting from Ronnie’s death.”

In 2014, Boleyn enlisted drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, UFO, QUEENSRYCHE), keyboard player Scott Warren (HEAVEN & HELL, DIO, TYPE-O NEGATIVE), bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TONY MCALPINE), and up and coming shred guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle to record and tour for the first time in nearly a decade.  Georg Dolivo (RHINO BUCKET) also appeared as a special guest rhythm guitarist on HELLION’S recent North American tour.  Bassist Greg Smith (ALICE COOPER, RAINBOW, TED NUGENT) filled in for Englen on the recent tour due to a schedule conflict.

Hellion - Karma's A Bitch - promo EP cover pic - 2014

Above cover art by Woven Claws.

In October HELLION released their first CD of new music in a decade.  Hellion’s new CD, Karma’s A Bitch, was produced by legendary British studio icon Ken Scott, who produced iconic albums, including DAVID BOWIE‘s “Hunky Dory”, “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”, “Aladdin Sane” and “Pinups,” along with Simon Wright and Ann Boleyn.

HELLION has revealed their first official lyric video from their new “Karma’s A Bitch” CD.  The new video may be found here.

BETRAYER – Official Video:

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Source: New Renaissance Entertainment

* For more info on HELLION:

www.hellion.us

https://www.facebook.com/Hellion.Official

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HELLION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Progressive Metallers id. Streaming EP Title Track ‘Sagittarius A’; EP Due Out February 10th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

id. - sagittarius a - promo single cover pic - #2015id

With songwriting that is a progressive, heavy and catharsis, Vancouver, BC’s id. is a multi-layered metal force. Inspired by Sigmund Freud’s theory on the levels of the human psyche, the band’s front line introduction of their subconscious tendencies is unleashed in their debut EP ‘Sagittarius A’ due out Feb 10, 2014.

Song Stream – Sagittarius A – http://idmusic9.bandcamp.com/album/sagittarius-a

Written by guitarist Alex Dubreuil with words backed by Jason Pennington, the EP touches on topics such as inner struggle, world views, self-awareness to what’s beyond in outer space.

“We want people to connect with our message and enjoy the diversity of our sound. The music has evolved from quite unstructured abstract ideas to come around to find a comfort zone with no borders.” comments vocalist Jason Pennington.

Employing a style that is different compared to other progressive bands, id. transcend genres in their four track debut, which features Vancouver Metal scene veterans lyricist and vocalist Jason Pennington (Makaria), drummer Kris DeBoer (Grudge, Infernal Majesty, Artep), rhythm guitarist Tyson Araszewski (AutumnEx) and guitarist Alex Dubreuil (My Own Chaos) who also does bass on the EP.

With more songs in their arsenal for a full length to follow their EP and influenced by bands such as Opeth, Mastodon, Devin Townsend, Gojira, and Augury, id is sharing with metallers what’s to come as they push forward to put themselves on the map.

id. - sagittarius a - promo single cover pic - #2015id

Band Fact: The story behind the EP Title: ‘Sagittarius A’ is the name of the black hole in the center of our galaxy. The idea comes from a fundamental belief in a scientific world view, free of religious influence and tyranny. It outlines how people are susceptible to believe things without evidence if it appeals to their vanity, as opposed to being presented with evidence and being able to accept something that is inherently contradictory to their intuition.

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Track Listing – id. – Sagittarius A

  1. The Greatest Secret Never Told (3:58)
  2. Humanity’s Cry (5:36)
  3. id.entity (6:01)
  4. Sagittarius A (5:57)

EP Length: 21:34

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

* For more info on id., click below:

Facebook | Bandcamp

MetalOdyssey

Long Live id.

Long Live Metal.

Stone.

AC/DC – To Perform At 57th Grammy Awards; Some METAL Thoughts…

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

ACDC - 57th Grammys - promo flyer - #2015FEB8

The super legendary AC/DC are returning to U.S. network television for the first time in over 14 years, to perform at The 57th GRAMMYs, on CBS this February 8th. Whoa! If you’re like me, I will tune in to see AC/DC on The Grammys, for this awards show never has our beloved Hard Rock or Metal heroes perform onstage; very few and far between it has historically been. Crap, it’s about time the mainstream world witnesses a Hard Rock band perform on the world stage other than Foo Fighters. You know?

I wonder how much stage time AC/DC will be given? The Grammys usually gives the three-quarter naked singers and creepy dancers all the time they need to perform like dumb dumbs, every year. It would be (gulp) great if AC/DC were to perform a couple of songs, maybe a new song from their Rock Or Bust album and a timeless classic? Man, how cool would it be to see the great Angus Young drop his britches and moon all of those plastic-faced Grammy elite?

Then again, I’m sure there is a tape delay for this broadcast anyway. Who knows. If the puppet masters of The Grammys downgrade the AC/DC performance to just a medley, it wouldn’t surprise me a bit, cause we are talking about mainstream television, after all. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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* For more info on AC/DC:

Website: http://www.acdc.com/us/home

* For more info on THE GRAMMYS:

Facebook: The GRAMMYs

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AC/DC.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Milwaukee Tech-Death Metallers ARA Release “Devourer of Worlds” – Complete Album Streaming Now

Posted in Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

ARA - Devourer Of Worlds - promo album cover pic - #2015ARA

Milwaukee Tech-Death Metallers ARA have self-released their new full-length album Devourer of Worlds. On this new statement of malicious intent, ARA makes a giant leap forward from 2012 debut EP The Breathless Sleep with the creation of a penetrating, technically proficient, and memorable slab of U.S. Death Metal. Devourer of Worlds was recorded and mixed by ARA and Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings, and mastered by Colin Marston.

Stream Devourer of Worlds in its entirety below or at this location.

RIYL: Gorguts, Immolation, Morbid Angel, Demilich, Hate Eternal, Origin, Portal, Anata, Cannibal Corpse, Cryptopsy, Mithras, Suffocation, Ulcerate, etc..

DEVOURER OF WORLDS – Track List:

  1. Incunabulum
  2. Obelisk
  3. Jerupitus, the Blood-Drenched
  4. Insectile Aberration
  5. Cadaverlanche
  6. Dredgehammer
  7. Execution
  8. Cruel Epitaph
  9. Human Garbage
  10. Devourer of Worlds

ARA - promo band pic - #2015ARATDM

ABOUT ARA:

ARA is a Progressive/Technical Death Metal band, featuring members of the bands Northless and Concentric. ARA began in early 2012 as a culmination of the desires of Jerry Hauppa and Erik Stenglein to play in a Death Metal project that borrowed from their influences, without being mere carbon copies. Both Jerry and Erik have/had played in multiple Milwaukee area bands throughout the last 12 years, enjoying performing and creating various styles of music, but they had never realized their goal of creating stark, dissonant, yet strangely melodic brutality, until deciding to try to play some Death Metal riffs together, one day in their practice space.

This jam led to full songs and of course, the inception of ARA. Soon after, Jerry recruited longtime musical collaborator James Becker (Concentric, ex-Forever Is Forgotten) and Adam Bujny (ex-Gaspar Minga) on bass and vocals, respectively, and they filled out the sound in a way that led to the formation of material found on The Blessed Sleep. And that was just the beginning. New album Devourer of Worlds is ARA’s declaration of war!

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on ARA:

https://www.facebook.com/Ara.Music.WI

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

FERIUM Added To OTEP’s European Tour In March 2015

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Otep - Ferium - The Agonist - Tour Flyer - March 2015 - #01OM

Israeli Metal outfit FERIUM will be supporting OTEP on its European headlining tour in March, with THE AGONIST. See above flyer for tour dates.

FERIUM released its debut album, Reflections on CD and digital formats via Transcend Music early in 2014 and is currently working on its next album. Reflections was met with praise by critics and fans worldwide and received Album of  the Week honors from RevolverMag.com. Select tracks from Reflections are streaming at http://www.feriumband.com/

Purchase Reflections at:

CD: http://transcendmusic.bigcartel.com/

Digital: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/reflections/id835603871

Ferium - Reflections - promo album cover pic - #7788FIM

ABOUT FERIUM:

Formed in 2006, FERIUM were initially inspired by Pantera and Lamb Of God but over time influence from the likes of Textures, Gojira, Death and more found its way into their sound. 2009 saw their first EP The New Law which gained the band international recognition, enabling them to play large local events such as Summer Carnage and Hallelujah, along with shows outside of their homeland, including Wacken 2009. 2013 saw the band return to tour Europe/UK supporting The Agonist and Threat Signal. Featuring cover art by Eliran Kantor (Hatebreed, Sodom, Atheist), Reflections is the culmination of four years of hard work, pain, passion, anger and hatred and the results are not for the faint-hearted.

Band bio and more can be found at: www.feriumband.com/#!biography/c1enr

FERIUM - promo band pic - #2015 - FIM

FERIUM:

Tiran Ezra – Vocals

Guy Goldenberg – Guitars

Elram Boxer – Guitars \ Back Vocals

Ron Amar – Drums

Yoni Biton – Bass

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CRITICAL PRAISE FOR FERIUM:

“Ferium are the real deal” (9/10) – Total Deathcore

“They’ve got a lot of talent and dedication behind their music. Really aggressive, massive metal…” – The Circle Pit

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on FERIUM:

www.feriumband.com

www.facebook.com/FeriumIsrael

twitter.com/Ferium_Band

www.youtube.com/user/BandFerium

www.transcendmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OTEP.

LONG LIVE FERIUM.

LONG LIVE THE AGONIST.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 12th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Janis Joplin - The Classic LP Collection - promo cover pic - #777JJR

On January 12th, 1995 – The late and great Janis Joplin is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 10th annual induction dinner. Her presenter was Melissa Etheridge.

Led Zeppelin - Mothership - background poster promo pic - #3377LZZOSO

On this day in 1995 – Led Zeppelin is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 10th annual induction dinner. Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith are their presenters. Whoa!

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

On January 12th, 2015Nickelback still has positive movement on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, sitting at #41 with No Fixed Address. The eighth studio album from Canada’s Hard Rock legends has spent 7 consecutive weeks on the Top 200 and debuted at #4.

Seether - Isolate And Medicate - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #07SM

On this day in 2015Seether’s sixth studio album, Isolate and Medicate, is planted at #10, on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums Chart. AC/DC Rock Or Bust idles comfortably at #1, on this same chart. Metal be thy name!

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

ROB ZOMBIE

Rob Zombie - Metal Hammer - Norway issue - May - 2013 - #RZ1

Born in Massachusetts on January 12th, 1965 was Rob Zombie. Happy Horror Metal birthday, Rob Zombie! Whiz-bang and yeah! Rob Zombie’s world-famous celebrity is due to his Heavy Metal solo career and his 1980’s band: White Zombie. Shown above: Rob Zombie cover feature for May, 2013 issue of Metal Hammer (Norway).

The Lords Of Salem - Rob Zombie - soundtrack CD - cover promo - #777RZTLOS

Besides being a singer, songwriter, screenwriter and music producer, Rob Zombie is also an accomplished film director as well, directing such cult Horror classics as: House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween (2007 remake) and The Lords Of Salem, among others. Long live Rob Zombie and Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Life Is A Monopoly! Watch KOLONY’s New Lyric Video To Find Out Why? New Album: “Sledge” Out Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , on January 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kolony - promo band pic - #2015KAMR

L to R – Antony: Drum | Myk: Bass, Back Vocals | Maxxx: Lead Guitar, Back Vocals | Reno: Vocals, Rythm Guitar

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Life Is A Monopoly! Montreal, QC’s KOLONY express their distaste for some of the world’s social issues with their new lyric video ‘Monopoly’, one of eleven tracks from their recently released debut album ‘Sledge’.

“Today is a new experience for us (Kolony) with our first official lyric video. We’re very happy to share it with you! Monopoly is one of our favorites because of its lyrics that we feel need to be heard. Also, thanks to Roberto Napolitano who did the video. Have fun!” comments guitarist Maxx.

KOLONY – Monopoly Lyric Video (Official)

KOLONY – Sledge – Album Stream/Purchase:

KOLONY – Echoes (Official Music Video)

KOLONY – Behind The Scenes Footage For Sledge

ABOUT KOLONY:

Best described as crafting melodic rock metal, KOLONY believes in doing things a little differently. Boldly combining elements of old school Metal, NWOBHM, Modern Metal and Rock, the band loves fast tempos, melodic vocals and all-around high-octane music with each track coming from the heart and reflecting the way its members think about the world. Setting out to write a full-length debut album at the start of 2013, KOLONY has arrived at its latest record, ‘Sledge’, an 11 track power adventure produced by Jef Fortin and the band that was unleashed to the masses on November 14, 2014.

KOLONY - promo album banner - Sledge - track listing

Track Listing – KOLONY – Sledge

1 – I Realize (1:20)

2 – The Trial (3:36)

3 – Trust and Live (4:04)

4 – Echoes (4:06)

5 – Modern Hero (4:06)

6 – Anthem (5:42)

7 – Escape (4:47)

8 – I Don’t Care (5:23)

9 – Road (4:23)

10 – Monopoly (3:10)

11 – Sledge That Shit (4:16)

Album Length: 44:57

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CRITICAL PRAISE:

“What a monster of an album Sledge is. Kolony is a very talentful band that brings its own original mix of metal to the table, setting its own path and distancing itself from the rest of the province’s metal scene.” – Metal Made In Canada

“Three things from Canada that make our lives better: hockey, the movie Strange Brew, and now the band Kolony with a nice, new album.” – National Rock Review

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

* For more info on KOLONY:

http://www.kolonymusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KOLONY.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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