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Metal Odyssey’s Holiday Gift Ideas – 2014 Edition, Part 1

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, holidays, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Crimson Ghost - action figure red - promo pic - #11201525

Do you have a MISFITS, Punk or Horror Punk fan to shop for? If so, the MISFITS Crimson Ghost action figure by NECA should do the deed! For more info on this figure, click below:

http://necaonline.com/48492/products/toys/plush-and-dolls/misfits-8-clothed-figure-the-fiend-assortment/

Megadeth - Holiday Ornament - promo pic - #2014DM

Every Megadeth fan deserves this kick-ass Megadeth holiday ornament! I want one! Whoa! Order link below:

http://megadeth.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/product?sourceCode=MDTWEBWWUSD&sku=MDT59154

Night Ranger - High Road - Autographed - promo cover pic - #2014NR

Have a Night Ranger fan in the family? How about their new High Road CD which is available as an Exclusive Autographed Deluxe version! This CD includes two bonus tracks and a DVD featuring a background look at the making of the album, along with video clips. Order link is below:

http://www.rockandrolltshirts.com/RNR_Store/Music_14/Night-Ranger-High-Road-CD-DVD-Deluxe-Edition

Iron Maiden - Eddie's Evil Brew - promo photo - #1201411

For the Metal maniac in your life that is old enough to drink beer, get ’em Eddie’s Evil Brew! A lovely Merlot that is exclusive to the Official Iron Maiden Shop. Order here:

http://www.ironmaiden.com/eddies-evil-brew.html

Motionless In White - Skeletal Gloves - promo pic - #2014M

For your Motionless In White fan in your family or pack of friends, you can never go wrong with giving a pair of Black Skeleton Gloves! Whoa! Order link below:

http://motionlessinwhite.merchnow.com/products/186734

Slipknot - Sticker Music Bundle - promo pic - #2014001

Give the Metal gift of SLIPKNOT and be glad you did! Above is pictured the Slipknot sticker and music bundle. It’s a sticker set and  SLIPKNOT .5: THE GRAY CHAPTER DELUXE CD. Metal be thy name! Order link below:

http://slipknot.shop.bravadousa.com/page/TheGrayChapter

Tesla - Time Machine Playing Cards - promo photo - #2014NT

For the Rocker in your world that loves to play cards, this TESLA Time Machine deck of playing cards are a Rockin’ bullseye! Order link below:

http://teslatheband.com/merch/

King Diamond - No Presents For Christmas Candle - promo pic - #2014

King Diamond. Every Metalhead in the world digs King Diamond. That is why this Metal legend’s merch makes for perfect holiday gifts! Check out the King Diamond No Presents For Christmas candle above! Metal be thy name, that’s cool stuff! Order link below:

http://www.indiemerch.com/kingdiamond/item/29608

Motorhead - beanie - promo pic - #2014LK

Every fan of Motörhead needs to keep his or her head warm, especially where the Winter’s cold winds blow! Order link below:

http://shop.imotorhead.com/index.php/accessories/motorhead-logo-beanie.html

Black Veil Brides - Reverse Shadow Poster - promo pic - #2014BVB

This Black Veil Brides reverse shadow poster is really cool stuff. A spot-on holiday gift if I’ve ever seen one. Whoa. Order link below:

http://shop.blackveilbrides.net/index.php/accessories/prints-posters/reverse-shadow-poster.html

KISS - womens pink v neck - glitter tour tee - #2014GS

And last and never least… KISS. There are millions of KISS items out there, however, we can’t show them all! For gals that can’t get enough KISS this holiday season, there’s the KISS pink v-neck w/red glitter tee. Not too shabby, huh? Order link below:

http://www.shopkissonline.com/women/kiss-pink-v-neck-glitter.html

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MetalOdyssey

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

GIVE PEACE & ACCEPT PEACE.

Stone.

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Top Trumps – “Rock Gods” Themed Card Game Releases On December 8th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Planet Rock - Top Trumps - Rock Gods - trading cards - promo pic - 2014 - #1116

Here’s a very cool Christmas stocking stuffer or flat-out surprise holiday gift, for the Metalhead and/or Rockaholic in your life! Whoa! Read on…

30 classic bands and artists battle it out across 6 categories in the traditional Top Trumps themed card game, including the likes of: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, KISS, Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith, Free and many more.

Here is the definitive list of all artists and bands in the inaugural “Rock Gods” Top Trumps:

Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Metallica, The Who, Queen, David Bowie, KISS, Motörhead, Thin Lizzy, Genesis, Bruce Springsteen, Yes, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Free, Status Quo, Rory Gallagher, Cream, Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, Heart and Nirvana.

Top Trumps - Rock Gods - Iron Maiden - December - 2014 - promo pic

Will the Rolling Stones have had more UK No.1 albums than Led Zeppelin?

Have Nirvana had a higher placed UK single than Def Leppard?

Over the years have Whitesnake had more members than Heart?

Have Metallica sold more worldwide albums than Iron Maiden?

Who have been going longer Judas Priest or Kiss?

You will find the answer to these and many more match ups when the classic card game is released in December.

The perfect Christmas present stocking filler for everyone you ever met is released on Monday December 8th, with a reduced pre-sale price (including free delivery) of £5 available now.

On general release Monday December 8th and available here to pre-order now:

http://rocktrumps.bigcartel.com/product/top-trumps-rock-gods

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* For Top Trumps USA info:

Website: http://www.toptrumps.us

Website: http://www.toptrumps.com/usa/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

Stone.

MISFITS “HORROR XMAS” LTD ED. 7″ VINYL – A MISFITS RECORDS ONLINE EXCLUSIVE! NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES! PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW!

Posted in christmas, horror punk, Music, Punk rock, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo flyer - Big - 2013

The legendary Misfits first holiday release (outside of Halloween of course), creeps down your chimney in the form of the “Horror Xmas” EP! Side one unwraps a fiendish cover of the Dr. Seuss classic, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”. True to the original, yet fueled by the band’s signature sound, Jerry Only’s ominously melodic baritone lead vocals, and guest backing vox by John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar), the ‘fits slap devilocks on every Who down in Whoville…

An infectious all-new original Misfits Xmas themed song (written by founding member Jerry Only) entitled “Island of Misfit Toys” debuts, and the band’s long anticipated rendition of “Blue Christmas” surfaces in a full studio version that would even make “the King” himself snarl with holiday cheer. The Misfits serve up a nightmare before Xmas destined to become an annual tradition.

Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo pic - colored vinyl - 2013

The Ltd Ed. “Horror Xmas” color vinyl 7-inch (with instant MP3 download) is available exclusively through Misfits Records Online—not sold in stores!

Pressed in “Grinchy-Green” vinyl (w/ B-Side “Island of Misfit Toys”), and “Blue Xmas” vinyl, (with B-Side “Blue Christmas”), each is limited to only 777 pcs worldwide. Both editions also offer a 1-in-7 random chance at finding a rare splatter variant inside! Only 100 of each variant available worldwide. Red vinyl copies are also available limited to just 333 sets worldwide! The red vinyl set includes two records, one with each of the two different B-sides.

Visit the Misfits Records Online Store to order your copy nowwhile supplies last!

All pre-orders will receive their instant MP3 downloads starting Tues. December 3rd, and all orders placed by 12/25 will automatically be entered to win a rare black vinyl test press copy signed by the entire band, (Jerry Only: Bass Vocals, Dez Cadena: Guitar, and Eric “Chupacabra” Arce: Drums), plus guest John Cafiero.

All three tracks will also be available in digital download format starting December 3rd at iTunes, Amazon, and wherever digital music is sold.

The Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo cover pic - 2013

(Source: Misfits Records)

* For more info on MISFITS:

Facebook: Misfits

Website: http://misfits.com/

Misfits Records: http://misfitsrecords.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/themisfits

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE JOHN CAFIERO.

Stone.

Heavy Metal 101: What To Buy/Not Buy A Metalhead For Christmas

Posted in bad christmas gifts, christmas, christmas gift list, christmas holiday, christmas shopping, hard rock music, heavy metal christmas gifts, heavy metal fashions, heavy metal music, lists, Metal, metal odyssey, Music, old school heavy metal, rock music, shopping for heavy metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

It is that time of year again for those who celebrate Christmas and/or the spirit of giving gifts to friends and family. What do you buy your favorite Metalhead in your life? Maybe you have more than one Metalhead to buy for? Consider yourself fortunate for having a Metalhead(s) in your life if you do. We Metalheads are strong in perseverance and are a loyal breed. O.k., here is a list of items, that you may consider helpful, in your quest to make the Metalhead you are buying for this holiday season… psyched.

* Gift Cards – yes, there may not be much thought process about this gift, however, it makes life easy for both the giver and receiver. Too often this great gift is overlooked, due to the simplicity of the idea. Gift cards to stores that sell CD’s, musical instruments, blue jeans and Rock t-shirts are preferred.

* i-tunes Gift Card – again, a gift card, sounds too easy doesn’t it? A truly wonderful gift for any Metalhead that wants to browse for Heavy Metal songs, online, at 3:30 in the morning.

* Blue Jeans – this is a staple piece of clothing for us, going on decades now. Please, don’t ever consider buying dress slacks for a Metalhead, thinking that they need to “dress up” once in awhile. That is pure bull crap.

* Rock T-Shirt – c’mon, these are everywhere. All you need to do is look for them! For Metal sakes, just go to a Hot Topic and you are in a Rock & Heavy Metal t-shirt paradise. For those of you unfamiliar with Hot Topic, it is a store… every reputable mall has one. Don’t be afraid to go in this store… the people working there and we fellow Metalheads are not going to hurt you.

* Beer – do I really need to explain this one? Just grab (and pay for) a case of beer and slap a bow on it. Please, do not buy just a six pack as a gift, even if it is an expensive import… that is very tacky.

* CD’s – please, please, please, do not just buy a CD for the Metalhead in your life without knowing what they actually want! Make certain the Metalhead has given you a list of choices to look for! God almighty, there are going to be Metalheads out there getting the (gasp), new Daughtry CD for Christmas if people do not heed this warning! Ouch.

* CD Carrying Case – only if it is BLACK or has the Metalhead’s favorite band logo on it.

* Concert DVD’s – any major mass retailer has ’em… just look online as well. Again, get some titles from the Metalhead as to what he/she wants. Re-read the above hint on CD’s to refresh your memory.

* Heavy Metal Autographs – you betcha, they are out there. Oh, God forbid if you have to actually take time to look for them too. Just go on the world wide web and explore… there are autographed CD’s, posters, books and expensive stuff like autographed guitars to buy too. You don’t have to spend a fortune here to make a Metalhead happy… an autographed CD of a cool Heavy Metal band, can be had for less than 20 bucks… more often than not.

* Sweater – sure, if you are gonna go this route, just keep in mind that BLACK is the color to buy. Gee whiz, it is not rocket science to remember this standard color of fashion for Metalheads. If you are going to be troublesome about this color, at least buy a dark shade of blue or brown then.

* Concert Tickets – beware… these concert tickets better be for a Heavy Metal concert or at least a Hard Rock concert of a band that the Metalhead likes. DO NOT try to be a “hero” and “just purchase on a whim” Daughtry tickets, thinking you are going to make your Metalhead jump for joy. Remember, you are buying the equivalent of The Wiggles if you were to do this.

* Shot Glasses/Beer Mugs – man, that is the gift that keeps on giving. Especially look for shot glasses and beer mugs that have the logo’s of Heavy Metal bands on them! They serve a two-fold purpose when they are adorned with a band’s logo on them… for drinking and displaying.

* ipod/stereo system/DVD player – look, just give cash if you are willing to buy a higher end gift like this. Why? You are going to buy the wrong thing anyways… giving cash in this situation makes life much easier for both parties involved. There are way too many “geek” & “low quality” products out there when it comes to this stuff… you do not want to embarrass a Metalhead and thus, yourself.

* Game System – if you are going this route, you are a very giving person and think highly of your Metalhead. Be careful, it can be tricky, you do not want to buy the wrong thing here. Don’t be bashful about getting all the facts about what this respective Metalhead already owns and/or really wants – when it comes to a game system. Plus, if you are going to be this damn nice, why not take the Metalhead with you when you purchase the game system?

DO NOT EVER EVEN CONSIDER BUYING A METALHEAD THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

* Turtleneck Shirts – you are basically telling the Metalhead you bought this for – “I hate you”

* Dress Socks – (see turtlenecks)

* Tie – (see turtlenecks)

* Dress Shirt – (see turtlenecks)

* Dress Shoes – a very inconsiderate gift, very shameful too

* Tiger Woods Golf Tips DVD – the ultimate insult gift

* Jon & Kate Plus Eight DVD – another ultimate insult gift

* Subscription to the PMRC newsletter – you now have crossed the line with any Metalhead

* Money Belt – only if the Metalhead is over the age of 75

* Flashlight – gee, how thoughtful

* Travel First Aid Kit – (see flashlight)

* Two Pound Chocolate Santa – extremely embarrassing gift

* Bananarama Greatest Hits CD – go ahead… and see what happens

* Ceramic “Worlds Greatest Metalhead” Ornament – very wrong to even imagine about

* Dan Rather Bobble Head Doll – you are essentially being spiteful and mean by giving this as a gift

Well, that is my list of helpful hints, when shopping for the Metalhead in your life this Christmas/Holiday Season. Believe me, this list could be longer, yet an Old School Metalhead doesn’t ask for much in life… just go with your instinct and really use my advice to your full advantage. I would never steer someone in the wrong direction, especially when it comes to Heavy Metal gift shopping.

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