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AC/DC (BRIAN JOHNSON Era) – Metal Odyssey’s Staff Picks Their Top 5 Songs!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

AC/DC – The Brian Johnson era of AC/DC may have come to a close, only an untold number of Brian Johnson fans will forever celebrate his 36 year tenure, as the iconic vocalist for the band. No one can replace Brian Johnson as the lead singer for AC/DC and Scott Coverdale and myself are surely not alone with this sentiment. Long Live Brian Johnson!

Today, Scott and I have released our Top 5 Brian Johnson Era of AC/DC songs, respectively. Take a look below and agree or disagree. Please feel free to comment and leave your Top 5 Songs from this historical era of AC/DC. We’d be psyched to see what you have to say! Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Stone’s Top 5 Songs From The Brian Johnson Era:

  1. Hells BellsBack In Black (1980)
  2. Let’s Get It UpFor Those About To Rock We Salute You (1981)
  3. Back In BlackBack In Black (1980)
  4. Guns For Hire Flick Of The Switch (1983)
  5. Money TalksThe Razors Edge (1990)

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Scott Coverdale’s Top 5 Songs From The Brian Johnson Era:

  1. Shoot To ThrillBack In Black (1980)
  2. Guns For HireFlick Of The Switch (1983)
  3. HeatseekerBlow Up Your Video (1988)
  4. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) – ” (1981)
  5. Hells BellsBack In Black (1980)

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF AC/DC.

BRIAN JOHNSON ROCKS.

Stone.

DOKKEN – Metal Odyssey’s Staff Picks Their Top 5 DOKKEN Songs!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Metal Odyssey‘s Stone and Scott Coverdale have decided to pick their Top 5 Dokken songs, in order of preference. Listening to some classic DOKKEN is a hella cool thing to do, you know? By the way, George Lynch is a guitar God. Enjoy the list and let us know your favorite DOKKEN songs! Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Stone’s Top 5 DOKKEN Songs:

  1. It’s Not LoveUnder Lock And Key (1985)
  2. Mr. Scary (instrumental) – Back For The Attack (1987)
  3. Dream WarriorsBack For The Attack (1987)
  4. Into The FireTooth And Nail (1984)
  5. Burning Like A FlameBack For The Attack (1987)

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Scott Coverdale’s Top 5 DOKKEN Songs:

  1. Don’t Close Your EyesTooth And Nail (1984)
  2. Kiss Of DeathTooth And Nail (1984)
  3. In My DreamsUnder Lock And Key (1985)
  4. Breaking The ChainsBreaking The Chains (1983)
  5. Into The FireTooth And Nail (1984)

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF DOKKEN.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

TRIXTER “Human Era” – New Studio Album Releasing The First Week Of June; “Rockin To The Edge Of The Night” Music Video Streaming!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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TRIXTER will be releasing their new studio album, Human Era, via Frontiers Music srl, this coming June! The release dates are as follows: June 5th EU, June 8th UK and June 9th U.S. This highly anticipated new studio album from TRIXTER also has a new music video out: Rockin’ To The Edge Of The Night. I love this song, man! Check it out below and let the good-times vibes saturate your Rockin’ soul! Whoa!

Rockin’ To The Edge Of The Night

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Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TRIXTER.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – March 25th… From Van Halen To Saxon

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

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On March 25th, 1978 – The amazing Van Halen had their hit single, You Really Got Me, at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the first studio album from Van Halen, commonly referred to as Van Halen I. Ray Davies of The Kinks originally wrote this song and it was released by The Kinks back in 1964. Whoa, man!

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On this day in 1982 – The might SAXON performed at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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On March 25th, 1989Vixen had their memorable hit single, Cryin’, standing at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Cryin’ is featured on the 1988 debut and self-titled album from Vixen.

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On this day in 1991 – The great Steelheart, BulletBoys and Great White performed at the Towson Center Arena in Towson, Maryland, USA. Very cool!

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On March 25th, 2015 – Yes, the latest studio album from Nickelback is still holding its own, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Spending 17 consecutive weeks on this chart, No Fixed Address is at #143 for this week.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 8th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On October 8th, 1971 – Led Zeppelin II was enjoying its 100th week on the UK album charts. It was Led Zeppelin’s first album to hit #1 in the United States. Led Zeppelin II is certified 12 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for United States sales of 12 million copies.

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On this day in 1987 – All three members of ZZ Top made advance bookings for seats on the first passenger flight to the Moon. That flight is still pending… and pending…

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On October 8th, 1988 – Metallica peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with …And Justice for All. This was their first album to reach the top ten in the United States. …And Justice For All goes on to sell eight million copies in the United States.

Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel - single cover promo pic

On October 8th, 1988 – Cheap Trick peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of Don’t Be Cruel. This was the first Elvis Presley cover song to enter the Top 10 in the United States since Elvis Presley’s death. Pictured above is the 12″ vinyl single cover art for Don’t Be Cruel.

Def Leppard - Love Bites - CD promo cover pic

On this day in 1988 – Def Leppard hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Love Bites. This marked the band’s fifth single from their multi-million selling Hysteria album. Pictured above is the CD single cover art for Love Bites.

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Above: the second studio album from Poison.

Below: the 7″ vinyl cover art sleeve for Poison’s Fallen Angel.

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On October 8th, 1988 – Poison hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Fallen Angel. This single is featured on the band’s Open Up and Say… Ahh! studio album from 1988.

Aerosmith "Get A Grip" x-large album pic!

On this day in 1993 – Aerosmith hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Cryin’. This single is featured on the band’s 1993 studio album: Get A Grip.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS AND FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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

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

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LONG LIVE KISS.

CHERISH LIFE.

Stone.

KILLER DWARFS “START @ ONE” – A Classic Hard Rock Album Is Resurrected!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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KILLER DWARFSWhat once was old is new again. What once was forgotten is rediscovered and glistens like a full and welcomed beer keg under a moonlit sky. This beer keg being referenced is the “lost” studio album, Start @ One, from one of Canada’s greatest of Heavy Rock bands ever: KILLER DWARFS. With KILLER DWARFS new studio album Start @ One, the bright lights of Arena Rock and party like you’re 18 again magic of this 1980’s/early 90’s Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band has returned!

This album was meant to be released years ago; only the timing and circumstances surrounding it would not allow this darling batch of nine songs to see its delivery upon the Dwarf Nation. Now it’s here! Unlaced Nike high-top sneakers as my witness, this KILLER DWARFS album is as fun, entertaining and Hard Rockin’ today, as it would have been back in the day. This is an album and a band that is brimming with so much appeal. Many, many from the Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Hair Metal and Melodic Heavy Metal crowds should be stoked by the gallant return of KILLER DWARFS!

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Quality Melodic Hard Rock of yesteryear will never lose it’s luster, flavor or psyche-you-out impact on me. Start @ One is proof positive of this. It’s the colorful and booming sound of KILLER DWARFS, with major league songs that have always made them so memorable and this album is once again confirmation of just that; with the band’s chemistry of good times and Rock ’till you drop attitude spilling over each song!

Russ Dwarf should now be considered in every conversation of celebrated vocalists of 80’s Hard Rock up to present day. Solid Ground, Sky Is Falling and seven other songs are my choice favorites on Start @ One… and I’m not messing around! If you’re to take my Metal advice and run with it, then, go and buy Start @ One and be reminded that KILLER DWARFS have reunited and returned to conquer the villages, rural centers and all urban dwellings, while raising the Dwarf Nation flag to more grandiose heights! Metal be thy name.

Now… get your very own copy of Start @ One by clicking this link right here: http://russdwarf.bandcamp.com/

START @ ONE – Track Listing:

Lonely Road

Solid Ground

Sky Is Falling

Adalina

Psycho Circus

Start @ One

Down In Hollywood

Walk On By

The Crowd

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Russ “Dwarf” Graham – vocals

Darrell “Dwarf” Millar – drums & vocals

Gerry “Cod Dwarf” Finn – guitars & vocals

Ronald “Bad Ronbo Dwarf” Mayer – bass & vocals

Additional Players:

John “Skully” Macintosh – keyboards

Fred Duvall – vocals

Cosimo Crupi – keyboards & vocals

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* Album Art & Design: Chris Hale

* For More Info On KILLER DWARFS:

Facebook: Killer Dwarfs

Website: http://killerdwarfsband.com

Russ Dwarf: http://russdwarf.com

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LONG LIVE KILLER DWARFS.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

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