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On This Day In METAL History – July 22nd… From DESPISED ICON To NONPOINT

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

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On July 22nd, 2016 – The newly released studio album Beast from DESPISED ICON is ranked #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking whoa!!

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On July 22nd, 2016 – The newly released studio album Great Is Our Sin from Massachusetts’ Metal warriors REVOCATION is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Dig it.

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On July 22nd, 2016 – The iconic IRON MAIDEN performed at the Mediolanum Forum in Assago, near Milan, Italy.

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On July 22nd, 2016 – On their Freedom To Rock Tour, the unbelievable KISS perform at the Pinnacle Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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On July 22nd, 2016 – The recently released studio album from NONPOINT, The Poison Red, is ranked at #15, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. BTW, NONPOINT kicks some serious ass live. Damn right, they do.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE – Signs With Frontiers Music Srl; New Studio Album Due In Early 2017

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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BREAKING NEWS: Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Jack Russell’s Great White to the label.

Jack Russell’s Great White represents the next phase of the iconic singer’s Rock n’ Roll legacy.

Since Jack Russell’s Great White inception in 2011, the frontman welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana—this time as a guitar player and keyboardist—lead guitarist Robby Lochner (Rob Halford), drummer Dicki Fliszar (Bruce Dickinson) and Dan McNay (Montrose) on bass. The new album on the horizon, which is Jack’s 14th studio album, boasts the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell an icon in the first place.

“I want to say how happy and excited I am about my band,” states Jack Russell regarding the recent signing with Frontiers for the new album. “I have so much respect for Serafino, Mario, Derek and their team and am so thankful to be working with them. The band and I are off the hook about the new material. You are going to love it!”

The Grammys nominated Great White [Band] originally broke out of the Los Angeles scene in 1984 with its self-titled debut. The record was followed by the sophomore release Shot in The Dark and then by seismic platinum-selling outings such as 1987’s Once Bitten… and 1989’s …Twice Shy (which reached #9 on the Billboard Album Chart). Moving over 8 million copies worldwide, they stood out as tried-and-true rock stalwarts into the 21st century until 2011, when Russell went on to form Jack Russell’s Great White.

In 2014 JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE gave fans a taste of new music with the release of the single “Hard Habit” which received rave reviews from fans clamoring for the “classic” early sound of GREAT WHITE. Listen to “Hard Habit” HERE:

https://youtu.be/sZLGhYA8Pm4

Ultimately, the new music is for the millions of fans who stuck by Russell all these years. It’s everything they’ve been waiting for and more. Russell leaves off, “this is fun, first and foremost. I feel like I’m 27 again. I hope it sounds like Great White—but for 2016.”

Frontiers plans to release the new record in early 2017.

JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE is currently performing various concerts around the U.S., for all dates and details visit the band’s website. Upcoming dates include:

July 20 – Stafford, TX
July 21 – Frisco, TX
July 22 – Beaumont, TX
July 23 – Leon, TX
Aug. 19 – Reno, NV
Sept. 29 – Hollywood, CA
Oct. 7 – Englewood, FL
Oct 8 – New Port Richey, FL
Oct. 29 – Joliet, IL

Connect with JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE:

Official Website: www.JackRussellsGreatWhite.com

Official Webstore: http://smarturl.it/JRGWstore

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackRussellsGreatWhite

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JacksGreatWhite

YouTube: https://youtu.be/sZLGhYA8Pm4

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Source:

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http://www.frontiers.it

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE.

Stone.

AUTOGRAPH “Watch It Now” Lyric Video Is: Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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“Watch It Now” – The latest single from AUTOGRAPH‘s newest EP CD titled “Louder” is below and it ROCKS! That BIG 80’s Arena Heavy Metal sound is all over this song! Metal Be Thy Name!

The photo slideshow you’ll see on the video below was compiled from AUTOGRAPH‘s Facebook timeline. Visit Autograph Facebook and please ‘like’ the page.

AUTOGRAPH‘s new 5-song EP, “Louder” is Available NOW in CD format, exclusively on AutographBand.com and at AUTOGRAPH‘s live shows! Trust me, AUTOGRAPH is a band you gotta enjoy live!

AUTOGRAPH:

Steve Lynch – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Randy Rand – Bass & Vocals

Simon Daniels – Lead Vocals & Guitar

Marc Wieland – Drums

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AUTOGRAPH.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

RAT PAK RECORDS Set To Release MICHAEL SWEET (Stryper) “One Sided War”

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

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In what promises to be Stryper front-man Michael Sweet’s most intense solo release to date, “One Sided War” showcases a full plate of hard rock & classic metal riffs from start to finish. One Sided War marks Michael’s 7th studio solo album and it clearly proves that he is still at the very top of his game! “I’ll tell you about it”, says Michael, “Musically it’s my heaviest solo album. It’s not thrash metal but there are definitely some songs on there that will pop out at you. There are some songs that have a bit of the Iron Maiden / Dio feel to them, as well as some songs that have a little bit of a Van Halen influence to them. It’s a very guitar-oriented, hard rock/metal album with lots of melodies and hooks!”

Surrounding himself in the studio with Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra, Evanescence drummer Will Hunt, bassist John O’Boyle and East Coast shred-master Ethan Brosh, Michael began creating what would soon be known as “One Sided War”. Michael states “Originally I planned on showcasing my own guitar playing; I was going to do it all myself, but once I brought Joel & Ethan into the picture, things began to take a new direction and I am very happy with what we have accomplished”. Says Ethan Brosh about working with Michael, “He’s one of those guys who have always been at the top of their game and has just never lost it and for me to be a part of this is very special”. Joel Hoekstra comments “Michael and I actually go back to my time in Night Ranger when we opened for him when he was playing with Boston. Ever since then we’ve just been kind of collaborating and this is sort of a natural evolution getting to play on a few songs on his solo album”.

The fast and furious opener “Bizarre” ignites the album’s pace with its lightning fast riffage, soaring vocals and blazing guitar solos. Tracks like “Can’t Take This Life”, “One Sided War”, “Golden Age”, “I Am” and “Comfort Zone” keep the metal fires ablaze, while tracks like “Radio”, “One Way” and “You Make Me Wanna” bring the hard rock vibe to the forefront . “One Sided War” features only one ballad, “Who Am I?”, a heartfelt, passionate song that reminds us of the softer side of Michael’s talents. Closing out the disc is a bonus track; it’s a different version of the song “Can’t Take This Life”, a duet with Michael and 16-year-old up-and-coming female vocalist Moriah Formica. If you are a fan of Michael Sweet / Stryper or a fan of classic Hard Rock & Metal in general “One Sided War” is an absolute must have, you won’t be disappointed! Official release date is August 26, 2016

The CD was tracked at Spirithouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts.

One Sided War – Track Listing:

Bizarre
One Sided War
Can’t Take This Life
Radio
Golden Age
Only You
I Am
Who Am I
You Make Me Wanna
Comfort Zone
One Way Up
Can’t Take This Life (*bonus track* featuring Moriah Formica)

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MICHAEL SWEET.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

METAL ALLEGIANCE – To Release “Fallen Heroes” EP On August 2nd, Commemorating Lemmy, David Bowie And Glenn Frey

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Nuclear Blast:

Metal Allegiance has announced they will release a special EP, entitled Fallen Heroes, on August 12, 2016. The band united to pay homage to the 3 legends – Lemmy Kilmister Motörhead, David Bowie, and Glenn Frey – who impacted not just their lives but the world as well.

Below is the track list for Fallen Heroes:

  1. Iron Fist featuring Troy Sanders
  2. 2. Suffragette City featuring Mark Osegueda
  3. 3. Life In The Fast Lane featuring Alissa White-Gluz – Official Page

Guitar: Alex Skolnick

Bass: Mark Menghi

Drums: Mike Portnoy

“The end of 2015 and most of 2016 has been a brutal year with many of our heroes passing,” comments Mark Menghi. “When Portnoy called me in January to alert me that Glenn Frey had passed, I literally broke down. That night after having a few Tequila Sunrises in Glenn’s honor, a lightbulb went off… We’re going to record a few tunes to honor our fallen heroes. I called back Mike that evening and asked him what he thought and the next day we were in the studio recording. By weeks end, all guitars, drums and bass were complete. I can’t begin to explain the influence that Glenn Frey, Lemmy, and David Bowie had on me. Each of their music has helped me immensely during some real dark periods of my life and not to mention their influence on me as a musician and songwriter. Lemmy is God, Glenn is King and David is the Architect.”

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Alex Skolnick comments: “These brilliant artists have an extensive catalogue that is sometimes on the softer side (with the exception of Motörhead, of course). So when it came to The Eagles & Bowie, we specifically chose tunes of theirs that are riff-based and translatable to high energy arrangements. For Lemmy, we immediately crossed out “Ace of Spades” (great tune but the last thing the world needs is yet another cover version) and chose “Iron Fist,” which we already had a good handle on from playing live and to us is every bit as much a signature Motörhead tune.”

“I’m really excited to be a part of the Fallen Heroes EP” comments Alissa White-Gluz. “I think we have all felt the weight of losing so many great musicians this year. I think these songs are a cool way to pay tribute to a few people who contributed so much to the world of music and showcase a different side of ourselves.”

Recorded at Conclave Studios in New York City, Fallen Heroes was produced by Mark Menghi, Alex Skolnick and Mike Portnoy. The album was mixed by Jay Ruston in Los Angeles, CA and mastered at Sterling Sound New York City by Ted Jensen. The initial sketch of the artwork was created by Mark Menghi and Stephen Thompson (Anthrax) and was later finalized by Marcelo Vasco Arts (Slayer).

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL ALLEGIANCE.

RIP, LEMMY, DAVID BOWIE & GLENN FREY.

Stone.

KISS ROCKS VEGAS – On Multiple Formats In Stores On August 26th, 2016

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , , on June 26, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From KISS Online:

On August 26, 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment will unleash KISS Rocks Vegas on DVD+CD ($21.98), Blu-ray+CD ($26.98), DVD+2LP ($39.98), and Deluxe Edition DVD+Blu-ray+2CD ($79.98).

Captured in the midst of their 40th Anniversary World Tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers sonically shook Vegas during their residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in November 2014. This Sin City set sizzles with KISS classics from across their 44 album legacy: “Rock And Roll All Night,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “Love Gun,” and more. As a bonus feature, KISS Rocks Vegas includes a seven-song acoustic set. Punctuated with pyrotechnics galore, the film presents the fire, electricity, and one-of-a-kind rock experience that earned KISS over 100 million sales globally.

The Deluxe Edition of KISS Rocks Vegas is presented as a hardcover package with a 12X12 book, boasting photos from the show and an exclusive CD.

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“We Rocked and Vegas Rolled! This was Epic In Your Face KISS! We got Up close and personal, I think Rock and Roll fans will really enjoy this spectacle that only KISS can deliver.” – Paul Stanley

“KaBOOM! We blew up the Joint at The Hard Rock in Vegas like never before. We are very proud of this and know that you will be blown away as well.” – Gene Simmons

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For more KISS:

www.kissonline.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

The 2nd Annual KILLER DWARFS Charity Golf Tournament “Rock Against Hunger” – All Info You Need

Posted in golf, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , , , on June 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The 2nd Annual Killer Dwarfs Charity Golf Tournament “Rock Against Hunger” is happening Friday, August 26th 2016. The event will be hosted again by none other than world renown Author and DJ Lüc Carl. Last years tournament raised over $2000 for Feed The Need in Durham. All proceeds are going to Feed The Need in Durham http://www.ftnd.ca

Feed the Need in Durham is the regional food distribution warehouse serving the Durham Ontario Region. They provide food to emergency food providers such as food banks, soup kitchens, community service centres, shelters, drop-in centres, breakfast feeding programs, etc. They operate a 10,000² ft. warehouse located in Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Feed the Need in Durham are a proud member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks and an Affiliate member of Food Banks Canada. Killer Dwarfs want to make this a day to remember and give back to those less fortunate in the community where the band began.

The Tournament is “Best Ball” so all levels of golfers will have a great time! Last year was a blast! Spots are limited so book your foursomes or singles ASAP!! Payment in full must be received to secure your spot. We are looking for more sponsors and hole sponsors as well this year. Lets make this a day to remember and give back to those less fortunate.
Contact Golf@KillerDwarfsBand.com to get your registration forms and sponsorship information.

Please share this event to help get the word out!! #KeepTheSpiritAlive
$150.00 per person Passport: $20.00
Hole Sponsor: $200.00
Foursome & Hole Sponsor: $750.00
Title Sponsor (Includes a foursome) $2,500.00
Price Includes: Golf, Cart, Driving Range, BBQ Lunch, Dinner, and Prizes.
Registration & Lunch at Noon
Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm Dinner, Raffle & Door Prizes at 6:30

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KILLER DWARFS.

Stone.

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