On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – September 18th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 18th, 1970Paranoid, the second studio album from BLACK SABBATH is released in the UK. Whoa!

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On September 18th, 1971BLACK SABBATH performed at the Civic Auditorium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. BLACK SABBATH were touring in support of their third studio album: Master Of Reality.

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On September 18th, 1978BLACK SABBATH performed at the Assembly Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. On this world tour, BLACK SABBATH were promoting their eighth studio album: Never Say Die! The cool part here is VAN HALEN opened for BLACK SABBATH on this date!

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On September 18th, 1995BLACK SABBATH performed at Rolling Stone in Milan, Italy. This tour was in support of their studio album: Forbidden. For technicality sake, this is the eighteenth BLACK SABBATH studio album.

This Forbidden version of BLACK SABBATH featured: vocalist Tony Martin, the legendary Tony Iommi on guitar, Neil Murray on bass, Bobby Rondinelli on drums and Geoff Nicholls on Keyboards.

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On September 18th, 2016BLACK SABBATHS’ Greatest Hits 1970-1978 is ranked at #22, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart (USA). Right on, man!

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On September 18th, 2016 – The debut and self-titled album from BLACK SABBATH is STILL appearing on the album charts, after 46 years! This iconic studio album is ranked at #63, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart (USA). Unbelievable and Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

LONG LIVE MY BEST METAL BUDDY, SCOTT COVERDALE.

Stone.

STRYPER – Issues Statements On Future Of Their Band

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , on September 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Stryper Facebook – September 16, 2016:

As many of you know, we are preparing a tour to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of To Hell With The Devil. Although we’re extremely excited about this tour, our band and ministry is facing a crossroads for a variety of reasons, including some personal matters affecting our bassist, Tim Gaines that have affected the unity of our band.

As a result, upon the conclusion of this tour, we have decided to take a hiatus to allow each band member to think and pray about the direction of the band going forward.

We believe the right thing to do is to be open with all of you so we can continue on with integrity and put to rest any false rumors and accusations. We also believe we must honor our commitments in moving forward with the tour.

The name “Stryper” is very important to us. What (and who) it represents is even more important. We take what we do very seriously as a band and ministry and we believe it’s our duty to take this hiatus based on our faith, so we can move forward in the right way.

We do appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

God Bless you all,

Stryper

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From the Stryper Facebook – September 17, 2016:

Dear friends,

To adress a few concerns regarding our most recent statement:

1 – Tim has not left the band.

2 – We felt the need to make a statement based on a multitude of emails, texts, private messages and phone calls. Because of this, we felt that the right thing to do was to make you all aware of the situation before the tour rather than start the tour based on false rumors, speculations and gossip. We respect you all and you mean everything to us so we wanted to at least present a statement that would put to rest (at least to some degree) all the here say.

3 – The tour IS continuing. We are NOT canceling or postponing the tour. We made this decision based on honoring our commitments, as originally planned, with the original lineup.

4 – Stryper is not breaking up. We plan to take some time after the tour to reevaluate things and at the right time, we will proceed. There is more planned and we are looking forward to that.

5 – As stated, we are a ministry every bit as much as we are a rock band. Because of this, we have to deal with things accordingly and biblically. We’re not perfect, but we are accountable to God and each other. At least we should be. That’s not to be taken lightly or passively.

6 – Before you comment and respond emotionally, please understand that we have thought, prayed, talked and counseled with others for weeks about the right way to handle all of this. Our decision to release a statement with the content that it contains was based on patience, wisdom and honor. We’re trying to do the right thing. That’s all we can do.

Here’s to a great tour and God Bless you all!

Stryper

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Stone.

On This Day In LED ZEPPELIN History – September 16th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 16, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 16th, 1970LED ZEPPELIN unseated the Beatles in The Most Popular Group category for the 1970 Melody Maker Poll Awards. Robert Plant was voted as Best Male Vocalist at this same awards. This historic event was hosted by The Savoy Hotel in London, England.

On September 16th, 1970Robert Plant and John Bonham did a TV interview on the BBC’s Nationwide.

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On September 16th, 2016LED ZEPPELIN releases The Complete BBC Sessions; a newly re-mastered (re-release) which features 8 unreleased BBC recordings.

On September 16th, 2016LED ZEPPELIN‘s The Complete BBC Sessions is ranked at #22, on the iTunes Top 100 Albums Chart. Whoa!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF LED ZEPPELIN.

Stone.

STEVE GRIMMETT’S GRIM REAPER “Walking In The Shadows” – New Studio Album Releases On September 23rd!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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PRE-ORDER the new album ‘Walking in the Shadows’ from Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER NOW!

The album is available on CD, digital download and double LP and will be released on 23rd of September!

Follow the links below:

CD: http://www.plastichead.com/item.asp…

Digital download: http://www.plastichead.com/item.asp…

LP: http://www.plastichead.com/item.asp…

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STEVE GRIMMETT.

LONG LIVE GRIM REAPER.

Stone.

SAXON “Let Me Feel Your Power” – New Live Album Releases On October 7th!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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SAXON’s new live album ‘LET ME FEEL YOUR POWER’ hits the stores on October 7th, 2016!! Pre-order digitally now and you will be able to download the live version of ‘Wheels of Steel’ right away:

DVD + CD – http://smarturl.it/SX-LMFYP-Az-DVD

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Biff Byford – vocals

Nibbs Carter – bass

Nigel Glockler – drums

Paul Quinn – guitar

Doug Scarratt – guitar

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SAXON.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL THUNDER.

Stone.

LAST IN LINE – Announces Additional Dates For Heavy Crown Tour

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Last In Line Facebook:

We are happy to announce additional dates for our Heavy Crown Tour. See you on the road!

Tix & VIP meet & greet upgrade packages on sale NOW ►

http://www.LastInLineOfficial.com/#tour

OCTOBER:
22 – Costa Mesa, CA (Tiki Bar)
23 – Los Angeles, CA (Whisky A Go-Go)
28 – Sacramento, CA (The Boardwalk)
29 – Reno, NV (Rock Bar)
30 – Las Vegas, NV (Count’s Vamp’d)
NOVEMBER:
10 – Gwynedd, UK (Hard Rock Hell)
13 – Zwolle, Holland (Hedon) – w Saxon (Official)
14 – Paris, France(Le Trianon) w/ SAXON
16 – Strasbourg, France (La Laiterie) w/ SAXON
17 – Stuttgart, Germany (LKA Longhorn) w/ SAXON
18 – Telfs, Austria (Rathaussaal) w/ SAXON
19 – Zlin , Czech Republic (Masters Of Rock Winter Festival,
21 – Warsaw, Poland (Progresja) w/ SAXON)
22 – Berlin, Germany (Huxleys) w/ SAXON)
23 – Cologne, Germany (Luxor Köln)
25 – London, UK (O2 Academy Islington)
26 – Winter Storm Festival, Troon, UK
27 – Bristol, UK – (Bristol Bierkeller
28 – Nottingham, UK (Rescue Rooms)
30 – Wolverhampton, UK (Wolverhampton Civic Hall)
DECEMBER:
1 – Newcastle, UK (O2 Academy Newcastle)
2 – Sheffield, UK (Corporation)
3 – Belfast, NI (Limelight Belfast)

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For more LAST IN LINE:

www.lastinlineofficial.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LAST IN LINE.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

HERMAN FRANK – CD Re-Issues Available Now, via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Before we unleash the brand new HERMAN FRANK album (official announcement coming soon), the first two albums have been re-released on September 9th.

“Loyal To None” comes with the bonus track “Sky Trooper” while 
“Right In The Guts” includes the bonus track “Princess”.

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Needless to say that both albums are essential Heavy Metal releases and a must-have for all fans of Accept and Victory especially.

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

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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