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Kamikabe Bassist Releases Playthrough Video For ‘The Process Within’

Posted in bass, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music videos with tags , , , , on February 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Bassist Dave Kirsch of Pittsburgh, PA tech death metal machine, Kamikabe, has released a playthrough video for the song ‘The Process Within,’ which comes off of their debut full length “Aberration of Man,” released in August 2012 via Unique Leader Records.

You can check out the new video at this location or below:

Kamikabe recruited Dave Kirsch as their full-time bassist back in the Spring of 2014, replacing Matt Rucinski, who parted ways with the band in mid 2013

Following the release of “Aberration of Man,” Kamikabe hit the road in the Fall of 2012 for an East Coast Headline run with fellow heavy hitters Rivers of Nihil supporting. After taking a break for the winter, Kamikabe hit the road once again in Spring 2013 as part of the Bloodletting North America tour which also featured GorodInanimate Existence and Vale of Pnath, as well as The Kennedy VeilPyrexiaAchspireApplaud the Impaler and others on select dates throughout the tour. Immediately following the Bloodletting tour, Kamikabe had to deal with some shifts in their line up which led to an unanticipated lengthy downtime for the band.

Brand new material is still a work in progress at this point, but the band has plans to release their sophomore album on Unique Leader Records later this year and hopes to hit the road in support of it as well.



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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

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


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


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.

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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



“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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KISS “Reason To Live” – 1987 Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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What has inspired me to choose this 1987 music video from the iconic KISS for Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day, are the lyrics. If you can get past the cheese and sugar-free cola imagery of the video itself, the message is simple: Everybody’s got a reason to live. Too many innocent people are dying in our world today due to wars, gang violence, unrest and hostility. Crippled, sickly children and adults are struggling everyday to live; while their waking up the next day is a personal victory. Homeless people have tales to tell; if only anyone would listen. Ebola is on the loose in Western Africa, with no validated medical cure at hand.

Too much (irrational) emphasis is put on a person’s value to society or their family; based on how high their salary is. Skin color or one’s religious loyalty (or lack thereof) can ignite unspeakable hate crimes and racism. Immigrant has become a four-letter word? Heroine is taking the lives of people around-the-clock. Community food pantries struggle to stay stocked.

Plus, if you factor in the Oregon wife and mother of two toddlers, Jennifer Huston, who went missing on July 24th (later to be found yesterday) twenty-five miles from her home, deceased and outside of her vehicle on a remote dirt road, the meaning and value of life becomes more profound. No one has all the answers to the suffering, still, as a global community, humanity needs to obliterate insanity.

I am not preaching, just stating the facts and venting about what is reality in our world today. Please don’t get depressed from all of this; instead LIVE each day and tell those you love… that you love them. Help a stranger; that same stranger may help you someday. Don’t think about donating to or volunteering for a reputable cause… DO IT!!

What is grand about this video is we can all witness the late and great Eric Carr playing the drums. Now that’s NOT cheese or sugar-free cola at all. I hope you can take in the lyrics and enjoy this music video. Metal be thy name. – Stone


Reason To Live was written by Paul Stanley and Desmond Child.

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ACCEPT – To Perform At Gramercy Theatre In NYC On September 15th; RAVEN To Support!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , on July 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The Legendary ACCEPT Will Be Performing On September 15th, 2014 At NYC’s Gramercy Theatre! With Very Special Legendary Guests: RAVEN!

Crank Up And Watch The Music Video For The First Single, Stampede, From ACCEPT’S Forthcoming Studio Album: Blind Rage. Metal Be Thy Name!!

On August 15, 2014 Blind Rage Will Be Released In Europe, August 18th In The UK And France, August 19th In The United States! Whoa!

Pre-order ACCEPT BLIND RAGE Today!

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Wolf Hoffman – Guitar
Peter Baltes – Bass
Mark Tornillo – Vocals
Herman Frank – Guitar
Stefan Schwarzmann – Drums


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TANK “War Nation” Music Video And Album Are: Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , on May 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


TANK – The title track, from TANKS’s 2012 War Nation album boasts a Melodic Metal ride that sends me off into Metal La-la land. A grand Classic Metal sound and vibe TANK has carried on, with this entire War Nation album! The timeless vocals of the legendary Doogie White soars on this title track and throughout this album, truly one of his finest Metal performances on his impressive Metal resume. In my Metal opinion.

Guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans are a powerhouse duo for my ears to savor! If this War Nation album had been released back in the mid to late 80’s, I firmly believe (nearly) every Metalhead alive would have owned and bragged about it. No matter how I slice or dice it, this 2012 version of TANK thrills me and I make no excuses for being psyched-out by it all. Crank up War Nation and hail Metal! Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track Listing: War Nation, Song Of The Dead, Hammer And Nails, Don’t Dream In The Dark, Grace Of God, Dreamer, Justice For All, Wings Of Heaven, State Of The Union, Hard Road, War Machine (live bonus track), Feast Of The Devil (live bonus track), W.M.L.A. (acoustic version/bonus track)

TANK – War Nation Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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War Nation was released via Metal Mind Productions.

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BAD WOLF – Enters The World Of Fairytales With New Video “Stay With Me”

Posted in Music, music videos, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos, world news with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles, CABad Wolf has returned with a riveting new music video that is sure to captivate audiences and gratify current fans. “Stay With Me” is the follow-up single to 2013’s “Drowning Beautiful” release, which has garnered nearly 102K views on YouTube. The latest single tells the relatable story of desperately trying to save a broken love, and features Bad Wolf’s signature sound of haunting vocals, heavy guitars, and a hypnotic drumbeat. “Stay With Me” also marks the first single containing backing vocals from Bad Wolf’s Tommy and Alicia. The faerie-inspired rockers have once again teamed up with director, Raiya Corsiglia (Cannes Lion Nominee, eight-time Telly Award Winner) to have their fantasy storybook themes come to life. Bad Wolf consists of Kota Wade (lead vocals and keys), Tommy O. (guitars), Tim Falco (drums), and Alicia Vigil (bass).

Bad Wolf’s state-of-the-art musicvideo pays homage to several different fairytales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty & the Beast, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. The filming of the video took the band to the Angeles National Forest, where they got up close and personal with the wolves on set. “It was amazing getting to work with real wolves, just seeing them in the forest while we were shooting was magical, and we knew it would push this video over the top!” says lead singer, Kota Wade. “We’re so excited to be able to represent our ‘Wolfpack’ (as we call our fans) with real wolves and a very ‘big bad wolf’ storyline in this video!” Consisting of an elaborate set production and astonishing costumes, Bad Wolf kept a keen eye on the details when developing the storyboard for the ultimate fairytale vision. “In this video we wanted to tell a love story, something we haven’t done in our previous songs, but in a Bad Wolf, dark, faerie rock way!”

Apart from being full-time members of Bad Wolf, the foursome has attained success within their respected individual careers. Kota Wade is a member of the pop group, Girl Radical, organized by *N Sync’s, JC Chasez.  She has also graced the cover of LA Weekly, as “One of LA’s Most Interesting People” for her role as owner and operator of the all ages Hollywood venue, Amplify. Tommy O. is currently an electrical engineer who holds a patent in the field of deep brain stimulation. Aside from being a musician, Vigil is also a model and an actress, and can be seen as the lead in the Black Veil Brides movie adaptation, Legion of the Black. With a strong passion to assist kids, drummer Tim Falco is presently obtaining his teaching credentials for adapted physical education for students with special needs.

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Music Connection Magazine recently named Bad Wolf one of the Hot 100 Unsigned Acts of the year. They have played alongside national acts such as Semi-Precious Weapons and Panic! at the Disco’s Dallon Weeks. With each release, the band’s fan base continues to grow alongside the crowd at their live show. Watch the video for “Stay With Me” on the group’s YouTube channel and run with the Wolfpack by visiting:



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SPIDER ROCKETS “Going Down” Official Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SPIDER ROCKETS – If you’ve been searching for that one Hard Rock band that isn’t trying to duplicate their peers sound and are actually (gasp) sounding like themselves, look no further and let me introduce you to New Jersey’s SPIDER ROCKETS. This clever band is all about now colliding with the classic rhythm and hardness of yesteryear; while blending together a distinctive Hard Rock noize that is nothing short of new and exciting!

If you’re like me and have become fatigued by the Modern Hard Rock status quo, you MUST get your senses into SPIDER ROCKETS and allow their brand of ear candy to electrify your mood in more merry ways imaginable! It’s time to get bitten… crank up SPIDER ROCKETS new music video for Going Down and get tangled up in their web of Hard Rockin’ grooves! Metal be thy name!





Helena Cos – vocals

Johnny Nap – guitar

Dan Prestup – drums

Greg Manning – bass

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Check out the Metal Odyssey review for SPIDER ROCKET’s BITTEN, with link below:

SPIDER ROCKETS “BITTEN” – Strap Yourself In… For One Hell Of A Hard Rockin’ Ride With Plenty Of Bite!

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, from June 18, 2012.


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NYC’s WISE GIRL Release Awaited Debut Album, “You’ll Just Have to Wait”

Posted in Music, rock albums, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos, rock singles with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Pop Rock Band Leads with Singles “Stuck in This” and “You’ll Just Have to Wait” 


Los Angeles, CA – Fresh off the success of their 3-song EP in 2012, the pop/rock ensemble, Wise Girl is transcending with their debut full length album, You’ll Just Have to Wait. Complete with rock and roll beats, spunky pop melodies and Weitz’s classic bold voice, You’ll Just Have to Wait has something for everyone. Last month, the band teased their album by releasing the first single “Stuck in This” via social networking properties, receiving an overwhelming response and praise from fans. “Stuck in This” was merely the tip of the iceberg for this emerging band, as they unleash their best work to date with the release of You’ll Just Have to Wait, now available on iTunes.

After the unexpected admiration of their first EP, Wise Girl was determined to return to the studio to build upon their feat and in-turn have created 10-original tracks that encompass their blood, sweat and tears. Lead singer Abby Weitz calls the album “a big step towards Wise Girl’s future. We put a lot of time and effort into this album and the three of us are really proud of what we have achieved. It brought us a lot closer as a band and we all admire and respect each other’s musicianship even more so than before”.

Below, crank up, listen to and watch So Broken. Whoa!!

“Stuck in This,” the lead single features Weitz’s virtuous vocals, which are complemented by the fiery guitar riffs of Chris Fasulo and vigorous drums from Harry Keithline. The infectious title track “You’ll Just Have to Wait” highlights Weitz’s signature and unparalleled melodies with her witty lyrics. Digging deep, Weitz penned a snapshot of her life, from love lost and friendships soiled to internal conflict, leaving a piece of her heart in each track. Weitz tells fans that the album comes from “something so heart wrenching, turned into something positive. All of the pain that I went through was worth it because of the outcome; some of my favorite songs that I’ve ever written.”

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The debut album from the pop/rock band was produced by guitarist Chris Fasulo and written by singer/guitarist Abby Weitz. Authentic lyrics, wit and unexpected tonalities color this band’s uniquely intricate songs. The idea of performing music for a living has been the dream of each member since childhood. Abby and Chris both picked up the guitar at age thirteen, while Harry picked up the sticks at age eight. Abby originally started the band and looked to Chris for help in producing her tracks; the musical chemistry between them was evident from day one. The earnest lyrics and harmonic sounds of the band are in large part contributing factors to the Wise Girl success.

Anxious to share their latest work with their devout Wise Girl fans, You’ll Just Have to Wait is finally available on iTunes. Be sure to share your love with Wise Girl and follow the band at or


* For past Wise Girl features as posted on Metal Odyssey:

WISE GIRL – S/T 3 Song EP Is An Inviting Listen Into Melodic, Power Pop/Rock

WISE GIRL – New York Power Pop/Rock Band Wise Girl Debuts Self-Titled EP

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on December 3rd and 7th, 2012



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WE CAME AS ROMANS “Fade Away” – #2 In A Series Of Celebrating Peace And Hope On Metal Odyssey

Posted in Metal, metal music, metalcore, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , on September 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Within this week marking the anniversary of the horrific events that occurred in the U.S.A. on September 11th, 2001, I will be featuring songs of hope, love, inspiration, positive vibes and goodwill towards man. These songs will be pulled from the Hard Rock and Metal genres too. Hopefully, an attack like that will never happen again upon any country.

There currently is way too much conflict and suffering happening in the world today; our life on Earth is too short for such carnage and despair. War is not the answer and I cherish life, family, music and of course… Metal Buddies. Metal be thy name.

Below is the official music video for Fade Away, from Detroit, Michigan’s very own We Came As Romans. A Metalcore band that features both a melodic and Hardcore sound, We Came As Romans have recently crashed the charts with their Billboard top-ten studio album: Tracing Back Roots. The inspiring lyrics to Fade Away are nothing short of personal perseverance and hope filled. Below, listen to and watch Fade Away by We Came As Romans:

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Dave Stephens – vocals

Kyle Pavone – vocals/keys

Joshua Moore – guitar

Lou Cotton – guitar

Andy Glass – bass

Eric Choi – drums

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* Tracing Back Roots was released on July 23rd, 2013, via Equal Vision Records.

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION “Hands Up” Lyric Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , on August 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION – Red Dirt Metal. THC. Straight from the grand state of Texas, TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are here to stay and this badass band brings it! I’ve been spreading the Metal word about THC for quite some time now and I’ll NEVER stop. Below is the heavy hittin’ and tree splittin’ lyric video for, Hands Up; a hit from THC’s 2012 studio album Peacemaker. This lyric video for Hands Up is also:

Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Play it LOUD and be glad I told you so. Metal be thy name.

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Big Dad Ritch – Vocals

John Exall – Bass Guitar

Cord Pool – Guitar

Gunnar Molton – Drums

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Released on August 12th, 2012, via Carved Records.


If y’all wanna read the Metal Odyssey album review for THC’s Peacemaker, click on that kick-ass link below! Whoa!

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION ‘PEACEMAKER’ – A Paramount Hard & Heavy Rock Album; One You Should Be Required To Own

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on August 21, 2012.



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KING KOBRA “Have A Good Time” Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , on July 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Have a Good Time, the new and contagiously Rockin’ music video from Hard Rock Legends, KING KOBRA, is written about the Rock n’ Roll Club, Vamp’d, in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’ve been digging this KING KOBRA song and video like there’s no freaking tomorrow! Whoa! Hallelujah! And… Metal be thy name!! Therefore, since KING KOBRA’s music video, Have A Good Time, has been pumping-up my Heavy Rock adrenaline for a few weeks now, I shall declare:

KING KOBRA’S Have A Good Time Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Pay close attention (if you like) while this music video psyches-you-out… cause there’s some very cool and famous dudes that take part in this video: Vinnie Paul, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Ron Jeremy, Carrot Top, a hot gal dancing on the stage and (of course) Danny “The Count” Koker, to name a many few! Whoa again!

KING KOBRA II Was Released On July 9th, 2013, Via Frontiers Records.

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KING KOBRA – (left to right): Carmine Appice, Johnny Rod, Paul Shortino, Mick Sweda & David Henzerling


For a related post featured on Metal Odyssey, click on the link below! Whoa!


The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, On July 14, 2013.


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BLACKMORE’S NIGHT “Dancer And The Moon” Official Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in folk music, folk rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – The 8th studio album, Dancer and the Moon, from Blackmore’s Night, was released on June 11th in North America, on Frontiers Records. The Folk Rock of Blackmore’s Night carries both a Renaissance and Celtic sound; I truly find Blackmore’s Night to be a wonderfully magical band!

Blackmore’s Night are led by (core/founding members) the legendary Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night. The Folk Rock that they have written and performed together over the years is deliciously unique; with their new album Dancer and the Moon justifying my every word!

Listen to and watch below, the official music video for the title track from Dancer and the Moon; the musical brilliance coupled with the beautifully captivating voice of Candice Night is to be savored! Metal be thy name!

Blackmore’s Night – Dancer and the Moon official music video is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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* For more info on BLACKMORE’S NIGHT:

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PHANTOM 13 – “Days Of The Dead” Live Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in horror punk, metal music, Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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PHANTOM 13 – The Horror Punk/Shock Rock pack known as PHANTOM 13 have a new live video online now and it’s… Days Of The Dead. This music video below was filmed at a live 2013 performance in Columbus, Ohio. Don’t miss an opportunity to catch PHANTOM 13 live as I have; they ROCKED my brains into submission while I kept yearning for more!

PHANTOM 13 Days Of The Dead is from their S/T EP and is hereby declared: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! Metal be thy name!


Wanna read another recently featured post about PHANTOM 13, found right here on Metal Odyssey? Then click that link below! Whoa!

PHANTOM 13 – Wanna See My PHANTOM 13 Autographed CD? It’s Really Cool…

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on February 28, 2013.


For more info on PHANTOM 13, click on the links below!

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THE DOORS “Live At The Bowl ’68” – Releases On DVD & Blu-ray October 22nd Via Eagle Rock Entertainment

Posted in blues rock, classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, psychedelic rock, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Digitally restored video & audio, with two previously unreleased tracks!  In stores October 22!

On July 5th, 1968, The Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend. The Doors were performing on the back of their 3rd album release “Waiting For The Sun” and the US No.1 single “Hello, I Love You”. They had been honing their live performances over the previous 2 years and were on absolute peak form.

Now for the first time the original film footage from the Hollywood Bowl has been digitally scanned and restored to present the show better and more complete than it’s ever been seen before, with 2 previously unreleased tracks (Hello, I Love You & The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)) returned to the running order and with sound newly remixed and mastered from the original multitrack tapes by The Doors’ engineer and co-producer Bruce Botnick. This is now the definitive edition of this famous performance and features over an hour of bonus material!


(Source: Eagle Rock Entertainment)

For more info, click on the links below!

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Rest In Peace, Jim Morrison.


RUNNING THE RISK – A Rock Band From L.A. Teeming With A Modern, Edgy Sound & Contagious Vibes

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, modern rock, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , on August 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

RUNNING THE RISK – Founded in 2011, L.A.’s edgy and vibrant Running The Risk is a Rock band that’s brimming with musical talent and praiseworthy songs to match. Signed to In Flight Music Group; a record label & publishing company based in Los Angeles, California. There’s no doubt in my mind that Running The Risk will very soon (if not immediately) be on many (if not all) a Rock journalist’s list of “bands to get in touch with and write about.”

Regardless of this years departure of bassist Curtis Corwin, Running The Risk is moving forward writing new music, conducting bass auditions; while promoting themselves on social networks. With vocalist Nicki Taylor, guitarist Nick Bell and drummer Aaron Cohan, the future of this band appears from all angles to be 100% solid.

What’s any better for a Rock band than having your own edgy sound, obvious credibility and super memorable songs? What could be any better than having a proficient lead vocalist that also gives such band a heaping dosage of stylish identity? This is Running The Risk and the Rock Music world will take notice. After I’ve listened to their The Monster and Because We Can EP’s, I’ve become a fan. Because I can.

Nicki Taylor

Nicki Taylor’s vocals conjures memories of my lifelong appreciation towards the voice of Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles coupled with Debbie Harry’s mystique; all the while Nicki stands-up as a true original. The all-inclusive sound of Running The Risk is Hard Modern, only they have apparently captured a retrospective slice of Rock history as well; one that reminds me of those days when mainstream Rock didn’t all sound the same.

The newly released, Because We Can (2 song EP) bestows the cover versions of: Black Sabbath’s War Pigs and Talk Talk’s Talk Talk. When a band messes with an ultra classic from the sacred past of Heavy Metal history, I can get a bit uneasy; this is not the case with Running The Risk covering War Pigs. Instead, this is Running The Risk celebrating (admirably) a Heavy Metal treasure of a song and band.

I very much dig the way Running The Risk covered War Pigs. This band breathed a young, fresh and still heavy life into a timeless Sabbath song. I also appreciate hearing Nicki’s vocals pouring over the lyrics to War Pigs. No… this is not Ozzy. This is Nicki. This is Running The Risk and they’re Metal on War Pigs. Take a listen for yourself:

The Monster EP is a collection of 4 demo songs. If these 4 songs are demos then I’m the next editor for Quilting and Knitting magazine. Monster, Mayday, Good Kind Of Evil and Backfire are a delicious listen into the future Rockin’ success of Running The Risk. There really is no risk at listening to The Monster EP at all! All you have to do is download this EP for FREE right here:

You can purchase “Because We Can” which includes the cover songs War Pigs and Talk Talk on iTunes:

Closing out my Rockin’ recommendation of Running The Risk, I’d like to share some live footage of them! Check out below, Running The Risk “Live At Starline” in Fresno, California! Metal be thy name.


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THE HORDE – Signs With Abyss Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , on July 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Illinois-based Vikings Thrashers THE HORDE have officially signed with Abyss Records for the follow-up for the release to 2011’s Thy Blackened Reign. Guitarist Tim Matthews comments:

“The HORDE are thrilled to have signed with ABYSS Records. This is a match made in Valhalla as they will suit up in their armor and go to war with us as we ride into the flames of battle!

We are currently working on our third album, which has the working title Destroyer… Slayer of Men. Some song titles are “Pray Hater”, “10,000 Strong” and “Firevurm”.  Will be entering Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL at some point this winter to record with Scott Creekmore.”

THE HORDE is slated to appear at Spring Bash IV in April of 2013 in Milwaukee, WI alongside DECEASED, MORTA SKULD and other acts TBA. More US festival appearances for 2013 are in the works. The band’s Abyss Records debut is scheduled for a fall 2013 release on CD and vinyl formats.  For more on THE HORDE, visit

Earlier this year, the band released a video for the song “Odin’s Blood” off ofThy Blackened Reign.


Unleashed in 2008, From Empire to Ashes consisted of six epic, Metal classics that took the listener on a journey into dark forbidden realms and all the way to the hallowed gates of Valhalla. Songs of bravery in battle, demonic warriors, clan warfare, and bewitchment that would inspire any true warrior on the fields of battle. As the band themselves proudly proclaim, “worship the glory of death!” This is real Metal, played by real men of Metal, for real fans of Metal. That tradition continues on the band’s fire-branded second release Thy Blackened Reign.

Members of THE HORDE have been playing together in one form or another for the better part of two decades, having played in past regional bands from the area. With marked influence from their prior groups, THE HORDE brings the perfect mix of headbanging mosh pit chaos, epic Sword & Sorcerer monster battles and just the slightest touch of Stoner Doomage.

THE HORDE has shared the stage with the likes of Exodus, 3 Inches of Blood, Job For a Cowboy, Black Dahlia Murder, Soilent Green, Skeletonwitch, The Red Chord and many others…  THE HORDE draws influence from the likes of Venom, Celtic Frost, Metallica, Destruction, Kreator, Motorhead, Slayer, Cro-Mags, and Iron Maiden. In September 2011, the band released Thy Blackened Reign via Stormspell Records to critical acclaim. In the summer of 2012, THE HORDE took the next step towards world domination by joining forces with Abyss Records.

Prepare for the HORDE to take a seat amongst the skulled thrones of previous Metal masters and stand proud alongside their brothers in arms…


(Source: ClawHammer PR)




DEMON LUNG – “Lament Code” Video Released

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

“Lament Code”, the new video from Las Vegas based Traditional/Epic Doomsters DEMON LUNG can be seen below. The song comes off DEMON LUNG’s debut EP, Pareidolia, which was released March 20th.

The video was directed by Dustin Mills, the mastermind behind THE PUPPET MONSTER MASSACRE, the low-budget 80’s style horror comedy with an all puppet cast.

“Lament Code” By DEMON LUNG

“Pareidolia” is a 22-minute blend of traditional and epic Doom Metal, rife with horror imagery and lyrics and influenced by the likes of BLACK SABBATH, CANDLEMASS, and vocalist Shanda Fredrick’s worship of COVEN’s Jinx Dawson. Physical copies are available for purchase for $5 through the band’s website and digitally for $4 via Bandcamp. Hex Records will soon be issuing a limited cassette release of Pareidolia.

Pareidolia – Track Listing:

Lament Code

Sour Ground

Death Mask


Forming only two short years ago, DEMON LUNG hit the ground running and demoed over 20 songs, choosing four of the best for inclusion on Pareidolia. Playing their first show in March 2011, DEMON LUNG quickly became the top doom act in the Las Vegas scene, sharing the stage with such doom heavyweights as High on Fire, Jucifer and Pentagram.


(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on DEMON LUNG, click on the links below!




69 CHAMBERS “Cause And Effect” Featuring Chrigel Glanzmann – Official Music Video Is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , on June 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

69 CHAMBERS – The soothingly Rockin’ and harmonic vocals of Nina Vetterli-Treml combine with the extreme vocals of Chrigel Glanzmann (of Eluveitie) in Cause And Effect. This combination of opposite ends of vocals proves to be a sensational and enduring song in my Metal world! Cause And Effect exemplifies excellence in the union of melodic and extreme; that these two opposites can truly co-exist in music… in Metal.

Having 69 Chambers being my “Metal Pick Of The Day” on Metal Odyssey is becoming quite commonplace, it seems. That’s what happens when a band pushes the creative envelope and kicks the shit out of the status quo of Heavy Music, like 69 Chambers has done so brilliantly with their new album Torque.

Take a look and loud listen below to Cause And Effect! Coupled with memorable lyrics, the entire structure of this song is so perfect. This is what Heavy Music in 2012 sounds like… and I’m on board for the ride with 69 Chambers. Metal be thy name.

* Torque was released on April 27th, 2012, via Massacre Records. This is a cutting edge record label that defines excellence in signing musical talent.


Nina Vetterli-Treml – bass & vocals

Tommy Vetterli – guitar

Diego Rapacchietti – drums


(Video Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on 69 CHAMBERS, click on the links below!




Beggars & Thieves “Innocence” (Official Music Video) – Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in aor, classic rock, Hard Rock, melodic hard rock, melodic rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

BEGGARS & THIEVES – The successful and critically acclaimed comeback album, We Are The Brokenhearted, from Beggars & Thieves was released back in 2011; on November 29th in North America and December 2nd in Europe, via Frontiers Records. Below is yet another very cool music video, inspired from Innocence, heard on the new album.

The Melodic Rock and Hard Rock of Beggars & Thieves weaves their past glory of sound with their present on We Are The Brokenhearted. Plus, once you listen to the new songs from Beggars & Thieves, you shall become convinced that Classic Rock and AOR never says die! I dig this new music video, Innocence is proof that Beggars & Thieves are once again at the top of their Rockin’ game!

The idea of adding some Rock ‘N Roll eye candy to this Innocence music video was genius! Whoa! Oh, um, yeah… back to the song. Innocence can easily get stuck in your head; the melodic flow to this song is terrific. Louie Merlino on vocals and Ronnie Mancuso on guitar have never sounded better! Beggars & Thieves is a band I will always gleefully recommend to any fan of Melodic and Classic Rock. Metal be thy name.

We Are The Brokenhearted – Track Listing:

We Come Undone

Oil & Water


Never Gonna See You Again

Beautiful Losers

Seven Seconds


Wash Away

Midnight Blue

We Are The Brokenhearted


For more info on BEGGARS & THIEVES, click on the links below!




69 CHAMBERS – Recording Of “Anhedonia” Official Music Video… Is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

69 ChambersAnhedonia is yet another grand song from the new (sophomore) album by 69 Chambers which is titled: Torque. Nina’s vocals I find irresistible, coupled with 69 Chambers modern and hard-edged sound. If you’re looking to buy a new Heavy Music album this week, I strongly suggest picking up Torque.

This band is not following trends, instead they are creating some refreshingly Heavy Rock that should garner them widespread appeal across many Rock genres. Take a look and listen to Anhedonia below and let the music of 69 Chambers take control! (Hey… that rhymed).

Torque was released on April 27th, 2012, via Massacre Records.



Nina Vetterli-Treml – bass & vocals

Tommy Vetterli – guitar

Diego Rapacchietti – drums


(Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on 69 CHAMBERS, click on the links below!



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