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On This Day In AUTOGRAPH History – June 2nd… “Turn Up The Radio!”

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

June 2, 1985AUTOGRAPH‘s debut studio album, Sign In Please, was ranked at #57 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This glorious album of Heavy Metal thunder peaked at #29, on this respective albums chart.

Sign In Please has since been certified Gold and Platinum, by the RIAA. Source: https://www.riaa.com/

June 2, 1987AUTOGRAPH‘s third studio album, Loud And Clear, was ranked at #123 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This very cool album peaked at #108, on this respective albums chart. Whoa!

June 2, 2018AUTOGRAPH performs in Beaumont, California, at the Beaumont Cherry Festival; with Great White also on the bill. Hot damn!

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* For more info on AUTOGRAPH:

facebook: Autograph

http://www.autographband.com/

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Source for album chart positions:

https://www.billboard.com/archive/charts

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH.

Rest In Peace, Keni Richards.

Stone.

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DIRKSCHNEIDER – “Back To The Roots Part II” North America 2018 Tour – Begins In NYC On February 23rd!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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DIRKSCHNEIDER is about to rock the U.S. and Canada with support from Elm Street!

Head over to www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=910 for tickets and VIP possibilities!

Head over to www.udo-online.com for all dates and ticket links!

LONG LIVE DIRKSCHNEIDER.

UDO IS A METAL ICON.

STONE.

AUTOGRAPH – New Studio Album “Get Off Your Ass” Releasing On October 6th, via EMP Label Group!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

The legendary AUTOGRAPH will be releasing their new and highly anticipated studio album, “Get Off Your Ass”, via EMP Label Group. Available in stores on Oct 6th! Pre-Order NOW at EMPMerch.com!

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From EMP Label Group:

The wait is over Autograph fans! GET OFF YOUR ASS and pre-order the new (and first in 14 YEARS) studio album from AUTOGRAPH direct from EMP Label Group! Available on CD, Limited Edition Deluxe Colored (Blue Splatter) vinyl, and in several bundle configurations.

Pre-order now, at the links below or from empmerch.com, and for a limited time get a FREE immediate download of title track and first single “Get Off Your Ass”!!! (The download will appear as a link on your checkout confirmation page. DO NOT miss it, as we cannot retrieve it if you do. If you order a bundle/variable item ONLY, you will receive a confirmation email with the link.)

http://bit.ly/AutographCD
http://bit.ly/AutographCDBundle
http://bit.ly/AutographLP
http://bit.ly/AutographDeluxeBundle

If that wasn’t motivation enough, everyone who orders in the first week, is automatically entered to win a SIGNED VINYL LP TEST PRESSING of the LP, the ACTUAL test pressing used to approve the final album! Pre-order now and be entered to win a piece of AUTOGRAPH HISTORY!!!

* For more band info:

Autograph

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH.

STONE.

ACCEPT – Classic Album Re-issues as “Platinum Editions” Out On April 14th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 8, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Metal history gets an upgrade! The legendary first four classic albums by ACCEPT will be available as CD re-releases (in Digipak format) on April 14th. These re-issues were compiled in close collaboration with original Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (official) (U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER).

The booklets include the song’s lyrics, old photos from the archives and liner notes by Udo*; “I’m A Rebel”, “Breaker” and “Restless And Wild” in addition have exclusive (live) bonus tracks, performed by Dirkschneider.

* The “Accept” album instead of written liner notes includes an audio-recorded interview with Udo in which he gives insight on the foundation of the band.

* PLEASE NOTE! These “Platinum Edition” re-issues will only be available in North & South America, Asia, Russia, Turkey and the Baltic Countries.

Pre-order here:
http://shop.afm-records.de/search?sSearch=accept

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Source:

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

M3 Rock Festival 2017 – All Info You Need!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on December 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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I.M.P. PRESENTS 2017 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL AT MERRIWEATHER
IN ITS 9th YEAR, M3 BRINGS MONSTER HAIR FROM AROUND THE WORLD

FOR THE FIRST TIME, ADDITION OF THE SOUTHERN ROCK CLASSIC!
featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels Band and more

OFFICIAL M3 KIX-OFF PARTY & CONCERT FRIDAY, APRIL 28 at 5:30pm
2017 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL SATURDAY, APRIL 29 at 11am
NEW ADDITION: M3 SOUTHERN ROCK CLASSIC, APRIL 30 at 11am

2-Day, 3-Day and VIP Packages on sale Friday, December 9 at 10am EST through ticketfly.com
If available, Single-Day Tickets on-sale in the coming weeks

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COLUMBIA, Maryland. – M3 Rock Festival, the definitive, can’t-miss annual gathering of heavy metal bands and those that love them, will turn back clock to the 1980s once more at Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. For the first time ever, M3 will expand to a 3rd day to host the new M3 Southern Rock Classic.

Known for its idolized metal bands and colorful, devout audience, the first two days of M3 will once again feature full sets of glam rock and heavy metal hits. The festival will take place on two separate stages, each simulcasting the other, giving fans the option to stay in one seat and watch all the bands as they appear on both stages, or move from stage to stage without missing a note.

M3 is internationally renowned, and has attracted fans from six continents, 10 countries and 40 states. Now in its ninth year, I.M.P. Presents M3 Rock Festival starts with The Official M3 Kix-Off Party, which will get things started Friday, April 28th at 3:30pm. Acts playing Friday night are KIX, Loverboy, Winger, Faster Pussycat, Dangerous Toys, Baton Rouge, and Station, with a special VIP acoustic set by Lita Ford. The full-blown 2017 M3 Rock Festival begins Saturday, April 29th at 10:30am and will include Ratt featuring the original members Pearcy, Demartini and Croucier, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Dokken, Warrant, Jack Russell’s Great White, Vixen, Loudness, Danger Danger, Autograph, Bang Tango, Vain, and Mitch Malloy.

For the first time, I.M.P. is adding a 3rd day by also presenting the M3 Southern Rock Classic. The all-day extravaganza will feature Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels Band, Outlaws, Black Stone Cherry, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, Great Train Robbery, and One Nite Stand.

M3 has become more than a festival. It’s a happening, a congregation of those who fell in love with Hair Metal in the ‘80s and teenagers getting in on it for the first time. Each year VIP and Pavilion seats sell out quickly. Two-day, three-day and VIP packages will go on sale Friday, Dec. 7th at 12:00pm EST through ticketfly.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Merriweather Post Pavilion and 9:30 Club box offices. If available, single-day tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks. For more information, visit ticketfly.com or M3rockfest.com.

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Source:

M3 Rock Festival

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE M3 ROCK FESTIVAL.

Stone.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Limited Edition Box Set “The End” Releases November 25th!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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MÖTLEY CRÜE – Celebrate the legacy of Mötley Crüe with this brand new, limited edition box set entitled ‘Mötley Crüe: The End’ out on November 25th via Eleven Seven Music!

Pre-order yours NOW exclusively on PledgeMusic at: http://pledgemusic.com/motleycrue

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF MÖTLEY CRÜE.

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.

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