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SCORPIONS – ‘Big City Nights’ – A Look At A Terrific Greatest Hits CD From 1998

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Many years ago, I bought this cool Scorpions CD: Big City Nights (Rebound Records). I remember buying it new and it was pretty cheap; the price was around $5 or so. I believe it was Walmart that had this CD too; sometimes my memory amazes me, despite not remembering what I ate for dinner yesterday. Truth. Here is a one-sentence rant before I continue: Scorpions should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!!

Okay, I shall continue onward. I love this band. Every era of Scorpions I love. I was fortunate to see them headline the M3 Rock Festival back in 2010, with my great/best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale. What a fun time. Just about every song on this Big City Nights compilation was performed by the Scorpions at that M3 Rock Festival; at least to the best of my (once again) amazing memory. Chuckle, chuckle. I’ve presented the tracklist for this CD below, no worries.

I have grown extremely tired of Still Loving You and I’m certain I’m not alone. That song never really hit me. No big deal for it’s the only Scorpions song out of their iconic catalog that I just skip over. Rock You Like A Hurricane is teetering on the edge of being tiresome for me. What saves this song for me at this point is the guitar solo. Enough negativity! I do get psyched out of my cranium by Can’t Live Without You, No One Like You, Big City Nights and Rhythm Of Love. All these songs I’ve mentioned in this post are on this CD.

I’m happy I bought this Scorpions CD when I did. I have no plans to get rid of it either. That’s a good thing, due to my selling off of many CDs in recent years. As you look over the tracklist on the back of this CD, you’ll see there are 4 songs that are live versions. The live songs are from the stupendous World Wide Live from 1985, with the exception of Wind Of Change which is from Live Bites (1995).

Granted, this CD compilation is missing many classic Scorpions songs; heck, it’s only one CD and I’m certain it was never meant to be a definitive Scorpions greatest hits package. Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey, I truly appreciate it. Please stay safe out there, help out one another and… Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

STONE.

KING GORM – RELEASE NEW SINGLE

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

San Diego throwback rockers KING GORM have just released their new single “Beyond Black Rainbow” via their Bandcamp. The song is recommended for fans of Rainbow and Deep Purple.

Listen to the song here: https://kinggorm.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-black-rainbow-2

Track Listing:
 1.Intro

2. Freedom Calls

3. Four Heroes

4. Irondale Burning

5. Song From Brighter Days

6. Beyond Black Rainbow

7. The Witch of Irondale

8. Slaughter the King

9. Ultimate Reality

Francis Roberts – electric guitar, vocals, music & lyrics (Old Man Wizard, ex-Dread Crew of Oddwood)

Erich Beckmann – bass guitar (Kirby’s Dream Band, Grim Luck)

Dylan Marks – drums, percussion, vocals (Beekeeper, Fermentor)

Saki Chan – Hammond organ, ARP Odyssey, mellotron, vocals

More KING GORM:
https://www.facebook.com/king.gorm.usa/
https://www.instagram.com/king.gorm/

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE KING GORM.

STONE.

My Recent Metal Music Purchases – METAL CHURCH, CULTURAL WARFARE And A Classic Rock Gem!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

METAL CHURCH have been on a surging comeback the last several years and we can all thank the Metal Gods for that! I needed to buy their recent release From The Vault on cassette, so I can play it loud in my very old and beloved car. During this pandemic, I purchased this cassette online directly from the mighty Rat Pak Records. METAL CHURCH are incredible to their fans and an experience to see in concert. I had to throw that in. Dig it?

CULTURAL WARFARE deliver the Thrash bounty on their EP Future Kill. I just discovered this outstanding band too. These dudes are from Oakland, California and each band member is obviously seasoned with their Bay Area Thrash Metal roots. Get this, I compare their overall sound to our East Coast Thrash Metal icon, aka, OVERKILL. Hey, that’s a superb Metal compliment! Another pandemic purchase I made online, buying this CD directly from M-Theory Audio.

Right before all hell broke loose with the evil coronavirus, I grabbed this cassette tape version of TRIUMPH‘s Never Surrender. A classic. I bought it at a Goodwill store for a meager 99 cents! It plays like new too. Please ignore that yucky price sticker on the cassette box; I’m going to remove it eventually with the magical Goo Gone. Never Surrender released way back in 1982. Heck, Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge was born back in 1982; on June 21st to be exact. Now I feel kinda old.

Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey and reading this post. I appreciate it more than you know. Leave a comment if you like! In Metal We Trust. Stay safe out there. – Stone

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

Please Support The Frankie Banali Medical Fund

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Hi Headbangers,

As most of you know, Frankie Banali, drummer and manager of QUIET RIOT has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer for the last year. He is putting on a brave fight and punching cancer in the nose. However, with the spring and summer shows canceled or postponed because of the pandemic he now faces a struggle to cover the ever-mounting medical expenses. His friends Peter Beckett (of the band PLAYER) and his wonderful wife Eden started a go fund me to help raise funds for his battle. If you can chip in it would be greatly appreciated. We know this is a terrible time for everyone. If you are unable to, please share. Thank you and stay safe and healthy out there! 

The entire Banali, and Hands on Productions family

Go Fund Me: gf.me/u/xzbv6j

LONG LIVE FRANKIE BANALI.

STONE.

Check Out My FOUNDRY Autographed Band Photo!

Posted in 1950's rock and roll bands, Metal with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Sometime back in January of this year, I discovered that (Hard Rock supergroup) FOUNDRY were selling their band photos autographed for only five bucks! Plus this included 2 large band logo stickers. Whoa! I jumped on that offer like greased lightning! This cool discovery was on the band’s facebook timeline. There was an automatic entry to win a band signed guitar from FOUNDRY, with this purchase. Another prize was concert tickets to see FOUNDRY for life.

I didn’t win the guitar. I didn’t hear about winning the lifetime concert tickets either. Hell, I never win shit. I could enter a contest being the ONLY entry and I’d still lose. Still, owning this autographed photo is a delight and no I’m not selling it or trading it.

FOUNDRY as shown on the above autographed photo: Chris Iorio (guitarist), Marc Brattin (drummer), Mark Boals (vocalist) and Björn Englén (bassist).

That’s the sticker above. I’m not gonna stick it onto anything at the moment; gonna keep it as a collectible item. Okay, since I have 2 of the stickers I’ll slap one on the back of my old car. Maybe. Thank you for reading about my stuff, I greatly appreciate it. Stay safe out there and cherish life, liberty and Rock ‘N Roll. – Stone

For more info on this fabulous band: Foundry

LONG LIVE FOUNDRY.

STONE.

RON KEEL BAND – New Album Details Revealed

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on April 20, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

South X South Dakota

RON KEEL BAND led by the legendary front-man Ron Keel (Steeler, Keel) has a new album coming out titled ‘South X South Dakota’ on April 24th via HighVolMusic. The new album is a collection of 11 tracks of some the best southern rock music ever recorded.

Ron Keel explains: “​​Most of these tracks happened very organically in the studio as we were working on the “Fight Like A Band” sessions or just having fun. I found out later that producer Mike Dresch was actually recording those jams, and upon hearing some of the tracks it was obvious we had the makings of something special. ​​Whether you grew up on this stuff like I did or not, there’s a common thread here that ties it all together – toughness and twang as Metal and Country collide on sacred southern ground.” 

Track listing:

Train Train
Rockin’ Into The Night
Don’t Misunderstand Me (featuring Jasmine Cain)
Red White & Blue
Flirtin’ With Disaster
Ramblin’ Man
Fire On The Mountain
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Homesick
Ghost Riders In The Sky (produced by Henry Paul)
Creedence Medley LIVE

Pre-order packages are available at www.hvmmerch.store
 

As previously reported, the RON KEEL BAND signed with HighVolMusic in January 2020. The deal reached includes multiple albums, management and representation.

LONG LIVE RON KEEL BAND.

Stone.

BLACK SABBATH – 5 Facts About The Fathers Of Heavy Metal – Part II

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , on April 15, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

“Live At Last” was originally released back in 1980, without the consent of Black Sabbath. In later years, this live bootleg, if you will, was released as follows:

Released Summer 1980
Re-Released March 1996
Re-Released August 20, 1996 (Past Lives)
Re-Released September 27, 2010

On June 26th, 2019, the official naming ceremony for the “Black Sabbath Bridge” took place in Birmingham, England. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler attended this joyous and historical occasion.

Music legend Rick Wakeman played keyboards on the 1973 studio album “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”.

The touring keyboardist for Black Sabbath, on their “Sabotage World Tour” (1975-1976) was Jezz Woodruffe. “Sabotage” was released back in July of 1975.

Sources: Black Sabbath Online / The Rough Guide To Heavy Metal (1st edition)

LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

STONE.

DORO PESCH – Announces Spring USA Tour!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From DORO Facebook:

USA, here we come! Here’s the next bunch of US dates for 2020! So much looking forward to this! Hope to see y’all! Love you!!! Cheers, Doro

April 16.2020 – Phoenix, Arizona (USA) Club Red
April 17.2020  – San Diego, California (USA) Brick By Brick
April 19.2020 – Los Angeles, California (USA) Rainbow 48th Anniversary Party (free show)
May 02.2020 – Columbia, Maryland (USA) M3 Festival
May 03.2020 – Poughkeepsie, New York (USA) The Chance
May 04.2020 – Sellersville, Pennsylvania (USA) Sellersville Theater
May 06.2020 – Cleveland, Ohio (USA) The Winchester
May 07.2020 – Chicago, Illinois (USA) Reggies

For more info: DORO

LONG LIVE DORO PESCH, THE QUEEN OF METAL.

STONE.

BLACK SABBATH – 5 Fast Facts About The Fathers Of Heavy Metal

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Fact #1: The only effects used on the Black Sabbath debut album from 1970 are the thunderstorm and eerie tolling bell, as heard on the intro to the title track.

Fact #2: Bassist Geezer Butler was influenced by Frank Zappa.

Fact #3: The second studio album from Black Sabbath, (1970) Paranoid, peaked at #12 in America, while continuing to chart for 70 weeks.

Fact #4: Back in 1978, the mighty Van Halen opened for Black Sabbath on their Never Say Die! tour.

Fact #5: Ted Nugent opened for Black Sabbath on their Technical Ecstasy Tour, back in 1976.

Source used: http://www.blacksabbath.com

LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

STONE.

ALICE COOPER “Billion Dollar Babies Live” On Vinyl – A Record Store Day Exclusive Releases On This Coming Black Friday!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on November 22, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From Alice Cooper facebook:

For this year’s Black Friday, Alice Cooper’s BILLION DOLLAR BABIES LIVE will be available on vinyl for the first time! Recorded live at Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas on April 28, 1973, this exclusive release will be limited to 6,000 units worldwide.

Get your copy at your nearest local independent retailer on November 29. https://recordstoreday.com/Stores

For more info on Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

STONE.

MICHAEL SWEET “TEN” – New Studio Album Earns Impressive Release Rankings On All Billboard Rock Charts

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Congratulations to Michael Sweet!

From: Michael Sweet facebook:

The numbers are in and I couldn’t be more thankful🙏 I’m breathing, I’m creating and I’m surviving in a completely different music world. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your continued support and for helping me get to where I’m going. I could never do it without you👊 “TEN” is a huge success and I can’t wait for 11😉 Sincere gratitude👆🙌🙏 Now who’s ready for some 2020 shows? God Bless you all.

More info:

Michael Sweet

Billboard Rat Pak Records

Frontiers Music srl

LONG LIVE MICHAEL SWEET.

STONE.

STRYPER – Announce Live Mexico Dates

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 25, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

STRYPER will be playing live in Mexico, this February! Visiting Mexico City, Chihuahua and Monterrey, respectively. Check out the dates and ticket links below.

BUY TICKETS: February 20, 2020 – Mexico City, Mexico

BUY TICKETS: February 21, 2020 – Chihuahua, Mexico

BUY TICKETS: February 22, 2020 – Monterrey, Mexico

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

STONE.

DANGER DANGER Returns To Japan!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Danger Danger - Japan Tour 2019 - tour flyer - #33MO33ILDGSO

DANGER DANGER – 30th Anniversary JAPAN TOUR 2019

2019/12/10 Tokyo – Shibuya @ CLUB QUATTRO
2019/12/12 Osaka – Umeda @ CLUB QUATTRO

DANGER DANGER 新規公演決定!】 デビュー・アルバム『デンジャー・デンジャー』の30周年を記念したDANGER DANGERのジャパン・ツアーが決定!

Ticket info: https://www.creativeman.co.jp/event/danger-danger19/

Source: Danger Danger

LONG LIVE DANGER DANGER.

STONE.

PRETTY BOY FLOYD – 2 Shows Coming Up This November In California

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

UPCOMING 2019 SHOWS:
Tarzana CA 11/1 @ Peties Place
Sacramento CA 11/9 @ The Boardwalk

For booking: Contact Artist Worldwide (213) 368-2112

More info: Pretty Boy Floyd

LONG LIVE PRETTY BOY FLOYD.

STONE.

ANGELES – Entire Whisky A Go Go Show Video Footage Unleashed!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 29, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

On February 28th, the legendary LA Rockers ANGELES shared the stage with Jake E. Lee’s RED DRAGON CARTEL at Whisky A Go Go. Now the band has posted online a video footage from the entire show, watch it here: https://youtu.be/xO3shUn_RsU or below:

Just previously ANGELES announced their brand new song “Rolling Like Thunder” coming out worldwide on April 5th, via Bongo Boy Records, included on the label’s Hard Rock / Metal album Emidio’s Rock Den Vol. 2! “Rolling Like Thunder” is also coming out on Dark Star/Sony as a single in early May!

Album Page for Emidio’s Rock Den Vol. 2: https://bongoboyrecords.com/emidiosrockdenvol2/
Album Project details: https://conta.cc/2TFWkrc

Watch the revised video for the song “Pain”, taken from the band’s new album “Time of Truth” (released on October 16th, via Bongo Boy Records):

Also check out the video for the first single “God, Country and King”, here:

“Time of Truth” album is featured by the band’s new lead singer Daniel Ferreira. Get “Time of Truth” Physical CD’s at this location (https://bongoboyrecords.com/angeles), available also on all digital downloads.

“Time of Truth” – Track Listing:
1. Pain – Lytle/ LeBoeuf / Ferreira
2. Not Here to Play – Lytle / Lewis
3. Hollywood – Lytle / Thrill
4. Trouble – Lytle / Lewis
5. Goodbye – Lytle / LeBoeuf
6. We’re No Angels – Lytle / Raudman
7. Are You Ready For Your Sins – Lytle / Ferreira
8. Lonely Road – Lytle / Thrill
9. Band Plays On – Lytle / Lewis
10. Shiver Me Timbers – Lytle /Raudman
11. God, Country and King – Lytle / Lewis

On February 2019, ANGELES emerged to Dark Star Records/Sony, besides their long time label partner Bongo Boy Records, promoting “Time of Truth” worldwide through both labels.

ANGELES Line-up:
Demon Dale aka Dale Lytle – Guitar
Daniel Ferreira – Vocals
Rob Saranpa – Bass Guitar
Danny Basulto – Drums

About ANGELES:

Dale Lytle and Dave Raudman united the musicians that would form the band known as Angeles. Their first Hollywood gig was at the Troubadour where they were setting attendance records playing the midnight slot on Sunday nights. They also played at The Whiskey and The Roxy on the Sunset strip in Hollywood California and they became one of L.A.’s largest Indie bands of the 80’s. They performed at Devonshire Downs outdoor stadium to over 6,000 people twice and also played In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida with Ron Bushy from Iron Butterfly.

In 1984, Angeles performed at the Reseda Country Club, appearing with Bon Jovi. They have also shared a stage with Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ratt, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Ronnie James Dio, Jefferson Starship, Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Jack Russell’s “Great White”, The Tubes, Foghat, Y&T, Michael Schenker and Dokken just to name a few of the legends of Rock N Roll. Signed to Mystic records, Angeles recorded their debut album “We’re No Angels”. In 1984. They were featured in the1985 September issue of Hit Parader magazine. A number of Angeles’ songs, including “Nasty Girls”, “You Want Me To Love You”, and “Can’t Find the Words” has been played on nationwide radio stations.

In 1999, their album “No Limits” was featured on 95.5 KLOS Local Licks Sunday night program. Angeles was honored to not only be featured on the program four times, but they were also the only band to ever have six songs played on a Double Local Licks feature in a single program. During one week in 1999, “Can’t Find the Words” was played 527 times. The song continued to play nationwide on radio stations. Angeles has released 12 albums (CDs) to date with “Time of Truth’ being released in October, 2018 on Bongo Boy Records.

More information at:
BAND: https://www.facebook.com/TheAngelesBand | http://www.angelesband.com
Bongo Boy Records here: https://bongoboyrecords.com
Dark Star Records/Sony here: http://www.darkstarrecords.com

Source: Alpha Omega Management

LONG LIVE ANGELES.

STONE.

STRYPER – 2019 “History Tour” Set To Begin On May 10th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 20, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From the Stryper newsletter:

On Friday, May 10th, we’ll be kicking off the History Tour in Greenville, South Carolina! Check out the confirmed dates below with more to come! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity as we perform our greatest hits and covers that influenced our generation!

* The South America dates will not be part of the “History Tour” per say, (the band will be performing their own songs only, no covers).

CLICK HERE TO READ THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

STONE.

DIAMOND HEAD – New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Icons Sign Record Deal With Silver Lining Music; Upcoming Album “The Coffin Train” Set For Release May 24th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD are thrilled to announce they have signed a worldwide record deal with international label Silver Lining Music.

Comments the band, “We’re delighted to be bringing the DIAMOND HEAD lightning to our new family at Silver Lining Music and honored to be standing alongside a stable of established international talent, which includes such legends as Saxon, Europe, and Motörhead. This is the start of an exciting journey and we can’t wait to share it with you all.”

Adds Silver Lining Music,”We are beyond psyched to announce that we have struck legendary heavy metal gold by signing DIAMOND HEAD to the Silver Lining Music roster. The blend of Brian Tatler’s legendary chops with the exciting new visions of Rasmus Bom Andersen are electric indeed, and we look forward to the world discovering that for themselves with DIAMOND HEAD‘s forthcoming new album The Coffin Train, out on May 24th, 2019. We are proud to offer you the chance to catch a ride on this train, so be sure to buy a ticket and get on board fast!”

Formed in 1976 under the riff-rolling leadership of guitarist Brian Tatler, DIAMOND HEAD would quickly establish themselves as a vanguard of the exploding New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene. With their genre-defining debut album Lightning To The Nations, DIAMOND HEAD has influenced and opened gates for many metal bands.

DIAMOND HEAD will be touring Europe for most of 2019 and are confirmed on the lineup of two very special UK shows with NWOBHM giants, Saxon, which will take place on October 19th at the iconic Hammersmith in London and October 20th at the O2 Apollo in Manchester.

DIAMOND HEAD – LIVE:

9/21/2019 Hellfest – Clisson, FR

7/25-28/2019 Camp Bestival – East Lulworth, UK

7/25-27/2019 Rock & Blues Festival – Cambridge, UK

8/24/2019 Stonedeaf Festival – Newark, UK

10/19/2019 Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK w/ Saxon

10/20/2019 O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK w/ Saxon

11/07-10/2019 Hard Rock Hell Festival – Great Yarmouth, UK

11/29/2019 Winter Storm – Troon, UK

DIAMOND HEAD:

Brian Tatler – lead/rhythm guitars

Rasmus Bom Andersen – vocals

Karl Wilcox – drums

Andy “Abbz” Abberley – rhythm/lead guitars

Dean Ashton – bass, backing vocals

BAND INFO:

http://www.diamondheadofficial.com

http://www.facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE DIAMOND HEAD.

STONE.

BABYLON SHAKES – Release New Video

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

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Taken from the bands new album ‘Exile to the Velveteen Lounge’, sleaze powerhouse BABYLON SHAKES and HighVolMusic have released a new video for the track ‘Making a Million’.

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Track Listing:

“Making A Million”

“Sunset Striptease”

“Sin Parade”

“No Pictures Please”

“Velveteen Libertine”

“Silver Tongue Devil”

“Hardtimes”

“Die Pretty”

“Star In Your Eyes”

“Motel Lights”

BABYLON SHAKES – Tour Dates:

3/2/19      Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
3/8/19      Hermitage, TN @ Shooters
3/29/19    Atlanta, GA @ Firehouse at Center Stage Atlanta
4/6/19      Newark, DE @ Halftime Sports Bar & Music Venue
5/2/19      Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
5/11/19    Westville, NJ @ Hot Shots

For more information visit www.highvolmusic.com

LONG LIVE BABYLON SHAKES.

STONE.

Guitarist Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders/Brother Cane) To Release New Album

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 18, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Damon Johnson Kicks Off 2019 With New Release

MEMOIRS OF AN UPRISING

via Double Dragon Records

First Single “Shivering Shivering” Available 1/25

March 8th Album Available for Pre-Order Now

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January 18, 2019  – Today, Double Dragon Records reveals the artwork and release date for Memoirs of an Uprising, the self-produced new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist, Damon Johnson. The album is set for release on March 8, 2019 with pre-orders beginning January 25, 2019. Fans who pre-order Memoirs of an Uprising  will receive the album’s debut single, Shivering Shivering, as an instant grat track.  Orders for a limited edition Red Vinyl pressing of the album can be placed here.

After incredible runs with the bands he co-founded, Black Star Riders and 90’s chart toppers, Brother Cane, Damon Johnson found himself in spring of 2018 in a surprising position. Johnson had just completed a coast to coast tour with BSR supporting Judas Priest, as well as select reunion performances with Thin Lizzy, when he realized there were two things he couldn’t stop thinking about; his family and his music. Would 2019 finally be the year Johnson gives full focus to the music he kept hearing in his mind, composing an album, a true collection of songs that represented his personal vision, plus have the final say about his tour calendar? The answer was a resounding, YES!

Johnson explains, “After that Priest tour I was feeling anxious about some things: getting older, where my career would be in 10 years, how much time I was continually spending (mostly in foreign countries) away from my wife and our two youngest kids…plus I was sitting on a near completed solo album of the most honest music I’ve ever made. Ignoring some hard truths could not be a part of my deal anymore.” So Johnson made the decision to part ways with Black Star Riders, finish his album, and start over…this time completely on his own name.

The resulting album, Memoirs Of An Uprising is a collection that is both fierce and diverse – a powerful springboard for the musician to start his next chapter. Collaborating with his longtime friend and songwriter, Jim “Johnny Blade” Troglen, Johnson began assembling a group of songs in divergent tempos and grooves that appealed to his musical side and then laced them with lyrical themes of betrayal and revenge. “The first two songs we put together were “Shivering Shivering” and “Dallas Coulda Been A Beatdown” and I knew we were off to a great start,” says Johnson. Throughout Memoirs Of An Uprising there are musical events that are strictly meant to get bodies moving, like “Dallas…” and “Making Peace With This Wicked Beast.”  There are some truly challenged literary actors in “We Got A System” and “The World Keeps Spinning Round.” When it is suggested that this could be a concept album, Johnson says, “As much as I’d prefer to steer clear of that label, there is no denying these 10 songs can be consumed in one listen and feel like a complete story.”

Listen to sample of the thunderous first single, “Shivering Shivering”  HERE.

Album pre-order is available HERE.

Track Listing for Memoirs Of An Uprising:

Shivering Shivering

Dallas Coulda Been a Beatdown

Down on Me

We Got a System

Call It a Trade

Rage with Me

So Brutal

The World Keeps Spinning Round

Making Peace with This Wicked Beast

Glorious

With a busy year ahead, Johnson will perform his first shows of 2019  at the end of January and continue throughout the year. Partial listing below with more to come.

Tour Dates:

1/29 – New York NY – Iridium
1/30 – New York NY – Iridium
2/14 – Helena MT – Lewis & Clark
2/15 – Fresno CA – Tower Theater Lounge
5/8 – Nashville TN – The Basement East w/The Winery Dogs

Source: MAD Ink PR

LONG LIVE DAMON JOHNSON.

STONE.

KISS – 25 New Dates Added For End Of The Road Tour!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Just announced – 25 NEW dates added in the U.S. for the End Of The Road Tour!

VIP packages on sale 11/27 at 10am local, KISS Army pre-sale begins 11/28 at 9am local and general onsale begins 12/3 at 10am local.

Visit Kissonline.com for full dates and info.

LONG LIVE KISS.

STONE.

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