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OSAKA POPSTAR “O HOLY NIGHT” DIGITAL SINGLE AND LTD ED ORNAMENT OUT NOW

Posted in christmas, Music, music news, punk, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Osaka Popstar - O Holy Night - promo cover - digital single - 2014

Osaka Popstar gives this timeless classic Christmas carol a punk rock makeover with their intense and inspiring version of the traditional “O Holy Night”.

The single features longtime Misfits and Ramones collaborator John Cafiero (Vocals), backed by a lineup of Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) Drums, Sal Maida (Cracker, Milk & Cookies, Roxy Music) Bass, and Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) Guitar.

Osaka Popstar - glass ornaments - xmas - super hero - 2015

Get the new single FREE with the Ltd Ed Deluxe Glass ornament! The “Super Hero” Xmas variant artwork by Josh Howard (“Dead @ 17” comics) is beautifully showcased on rich royal blue glass with glitter star highlights, star wraparound, and Osaka Popstar logo screen printed on the back. In stores or order online at the Misfits Records and Osaka Popstar Online shops.

Also available at @ iTunes, Amazon and digital music providers worldwide.

Check out the new single in streaming audio at New Releases Now.

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Stone Says: You just gotta love Osaka Popstar cause once again, Punk Rock lives through the masterly creativity of John Cafiero! O Holy Night is given the Punk Rock treatment that became immediately habit-forming for me! This new Punk cover of a Christmas classic is a necessary need, for all of us who love genuine Punk and Rock ‘N Roll! Whoa!

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OSAKA POPSTAR.

Stone.

MASS – Christmas Single “Where Are You Christmas” Available Starting Today!

Posted in christmas, christmas songs, classic rock, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

MASS - Where Are You Christmas - promo single - cover artwork - #2014LSA

A limited amount of CD singles have been printed up and are available exclusively now at: www.massrocks.com

Also available soon as a download on iTunes, Amazon,etc..

Once again, a portion of all sales will be going to the Toys for Tots organization.

MASS Where are you Christmas – Song Preview

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

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* For more info on MASS:

Website: www.massrocks.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/masstheband

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MASS.

Stone.

SKID ROW “Jingle Bells” – Christmas Cover Song Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock albums, christmas rock songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

skid row promo group pic/logo 2011

SKID ROW – JINGLE BELLS  is a Christmas cover song taken from the Monster Ballads X-Mas album. This album was released in 2007 via Razor & Tie. Take a look and listen below to this Hard Rockin’ cover of Jingle Bells! ! Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Happy Holidays! Metal be thy name.

Animation created by Serge Volsky.

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Monster Ballads - XMAS - cover promo pic!

Wanna read about this Monster Ballads X-Mas album? Metal Odyssey has it covered! Just click on that cool link below! Whoa!

MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS (2007) – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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For more info on SKID ROW, click on the links below! Hey! Whoa!

http://skidrow.com

facebook: SKID ROW

http://www.twitter.com/Officialskidrow

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LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

Stone.

MASS – Donating All Of This Years Download Proceeds Of “A Very Merry X-Mass” To Hurricane Sandy Victims

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MASS - A Very Merry X-MASS promo album pic!

MASS – It’s that time of year again and Boston Rockers “MASS” will be donating all of this years download proceeds of “A Very Merry X-MASS” to the victims of hurricane Sandy!

Click the link below to purchase your download of “A Very Merry X-MASS”!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-very-merry-x-mass-single/id447840454

For More Info on MASS please visit www.massrocks.com or “Like” us on facebook @  www.facebook.com/masstheband

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Stone Says: This is a very, very cool act of kindness, on the part of MASS. As they say around the globe… MASS ROCKS!

MASS - Curren Group Promo pic - 2011

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LONG LIVE MASS.

Stone.

STRYPER ‘Rockin Around The Christmas Tree 2011’ – Music Video

Posted in christian rock, christmas, christmas rock songs, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

I just couldn’t resist sharing this Rockin’ STRYPER music video. Click that magic box below so you can listen to and view STRYPER as they perform: Rockin Around The Christmas Tree.

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

Merry Christmas To All And To All A Metal Night.

Stone.

NIGHTQUEEN – X-Mas Wonderland (Official Video)

Posted in christmas, christmas songs, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, heavy metal videos, metal music, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news, traditional heavy metal with tags , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

NIGHTQUEEN – Since everyone and their cousin’s uncle’s, best friend’s neighbors are starting to celebrate Christmas earlier with each passing year, Metal Odyssey has decided to do the same. Metal be thy name. I couldn’t find or think of any better way than to have NIGHTQUEEN usher in the Christmas season on Metal Odyssey, than with their X-Mas Wonderland (official video). I hope you enjoy NIGHTQUEEN and X-Mas Wonderland as much as I do. Merry Christmas to all… and to all Metalheads worldwide!

* Check out more NIGHTQUEEN music videos at: Nightfairyful’s Channel – YouTube

NIGHTQUEEN:

Keely Larreina – vocals

Rex Zeco – guitar

Alan Rawson – guitar

Daniel Kells – keyboards

Steven Steele – bass

William Blodyn – drums

* For more info on NIGHTQUEEN, click on the links below:

NIGHTQUEEN – myspace

MASSACRE RECORDS

LONG LIVE NIGHTQUEEN.

Happy Thanksgiving Week America.

Let’s Get This Christmas Season Started…

Stone.

Chuck Berry “Run Rudolph Run” – 1958 Christmas Classic Revisited

Posted in holiday songs, holidays, metal odyssey, Music, rock & roll, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

CHUCK BERRY – As I was dining today, with the family, at our local Cracker Barrel Country Store and Restaurant, I overheard an all-time favorite Christmas song of mine – Run Rudolph Run, recorded by the ultra legendary Chuck Berry. It’s always a cool thing when a restaurant plays background music that isn’t lame and puts you to tears. While I feasted on some of the best fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes that Stone could ever ask for, Run Rudolph Run just put me in a fine holiday mood.

Kudos to this Cracker Barrel franchise that has a location in the cozy town of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. Usually the “other” big name franchise restaurants serve you cold food or pricey dinners that taste like they came straight from the microwave. This isn’t the case with Cracker Barrel, just good and tasty food from a menu where you can identify what your ordering.

Well, back to Chuck Berry and Run Rudolph Run. Upon my Metal research, I’ve discovered that this classic song was written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie and published by St. Nicholas Music (ASCAP). Chuck Berry made Run Rudolph Run famous, and his vocals to this day can never be copied, nor can anyone seem to come even light years close, in my Metal opinion. Chuck Berry is one of a kind.

Run Rudolph Run was released on Chess 1714 (Records) back in 1958. Run Rudolph Run was the “B” side to Merry Christmas Baby, another Chuck Berry classic. Take a look below to see what the 45rpm looks like:

Apparently, Run Rudolph Run peaked at #69 on The Billboard Hot 100, back in 1958. Gee Metal whiz, I would have thought it charted higher than that! Nonetheless, this terrific Chuck Berry song will forever be a favorite of mine… all year long too.

* I did locate which Chuck Berry CD you can find Run Rudolph Run on, it is on Chuck Berry – Rock’n Roll Rarities. (See image at top of post). There are 20 Chuck Berry Rock ‘N’ Roll Classics on this CD, with Run Rudolph Run being track #15. Of course, you don’t have to buy the entire Chuck Berry CD to own this song, Run Rudolph Run is sold as an individual mp3 on most “popular” music store websites.

* I’m certain there are scores of other Chuck Berry “Best Of” and other Rock ‘N’ Roll compilation CD’s out there that have Run Rudolph Run included as a song. I used this particular Chuck Berry CD as a specific example… plus it really is a solid compilation of his songs, some not so well known too.

* Chuck Berry was inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986.

* For more info on Chuck Berry, click here: Chuck Berry – Official Website

LONG LIVE CHUCK BERRY AND HIS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

CHUCK BERRY… A TRUE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PIONEER.

Stone.

BILLY SQUIER – “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You” Video Is Worth Revisiting Again!

Posted in 1980's hard rock vocalists, 1980's rock vocalists, 1980's hard rock guitarists, christmas rock songs, classic hard rock, classic rock, classic rock christmas songs, classic rock christmas videos, classic rock music, classic rock songs, hard rock vocalists, holiday songs, rock & roll, rock and roll, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music christmas songs, rock vocalists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Ahhh… those good ol’ ’80’s. Billy Squier has always been a staple in my Hard Rock Music collection, since I can remember. This song and video does bring back some good time Holiday memories for me. Seeing some of those MTV VJ’s of yesteryear is a real hoot too. Enjoy this Christmas song and video! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a very Metal New Year to all!

TWISTED SISTER – “A TWISTED CHRISTMAS” IS A HEAVY METAL HOLIDAY MUST LISTEN!

Posted in 1980's heavy metal bands, 1980's heavy metal music, Album Review, christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, cool album covers, essential heavy metal albums, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal album review, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal christmas albums, heavy metal christmas songs, heavy metal music, heavy metal vocalists, holiday songs, holidays, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, old school heavy metal bands, rock music, rock vocalists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

This is by far, my favorite Christmas album ever. Twisted Sister A Twisted Christmas is not just a standard, run of the mill Heavy Metal Christmas album. These are 10 Christmas songs that are truly played with spirited enthusiasm and high energy by Twisted Sister. Dee Snider really sings his heart out, honestly giving a tremendous effort especially on O Come All Ye Faithful and I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Dee Snider sings every verse, of each song, in eloquent fashion, accentuating the lyrics when the song dictates. (Hey, I’m not saying that Dee Snider is Frank Sinatra here, just that he really sings great on this album). The music is what you would come to expect, in Twisted Sister/Heavy Metal fashion. Lita Ford appears on vocals alongside Dee Snider on I’ll Be Home For Christmas, this song is played and sung so well that it is an instant natural high for me. My twin daughters, (they are ten years old), told me the other day, that this Twisted Sister album really gets them in the Christmas spirit too… and that is without my prodding or asking them their opinion on it. To have a Christmas tradition with my daughters, that involves Twisted Sister, well, quite frankly it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Twisted Sister puts their original sound and Heavy Metal flavor to these songs, yet they do this with the upmost class. These classic Christmas songs are treated here with respect by Twisted Sister and in my Metal opinion, have made a Heavy Metal Christmas classic. I can honestly say that this album puts me in the Christmas spirit, it has now become an annual listen starting at the beginning of November! You absolutely, positively, cannot serve yourself wrong by purchasing or giving a listen to A Twisted Christmas. You most certainly will be missing out on a good time, Heavy Metal, Twisted Christmas celebration – if you don’t check this album out.

A quick Metal Odyssey note: Dee Snider is a true American Heavy Metal Hero.

A second quick Metal Odyssey note: A Twisted Christmas was released on October 17, 2006.

Oops, one more quick Metal Odyssey note: Merry Heavy Metal Christmas to the PMRC!

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