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DORO PESCH, The Voice Of WARLOCK, Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Legendary “Triumph And Agony” Full-Length; Special US Tour Dates Featuring Guitarist Tommy Bolan Announced

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Released in 1987, Triumph And Agony is the fourth studio album from German Heavy Metal titans WARLOCK. The record was a mammoth success globally with hit singles and MTV’s Headbangers Ball favorites All We Are and Für immer among other now-pinnacle anthems like East Meets West, Metal Tango, Rule The Ruins, and Touch Of Evil. Triumph And Agony stands among Heavy Metal’s true cult classics.

Gushed Decibel Magazine of the zenith offering, “Triumph And Agony contains one glorious anthem after another for the duration of its (too short) forty-minute run time. ‘All We Are’ is the big fist-pumper, their ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ or ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.’ ‘Three Minute Warning’ absolutely scorches, something Accept would have been proud to write. ‘I Rule The Ruins’ lays waste to everything and THEN rules it. ‘Kiss Of Death’ provides the requisite tragic vampire soliloquy, and ‘Make Time For Love’ provides the requisite drama ballad. ‘East Meets West’ taps some serious spine with its love letter to the Land Of The Rising Sun, while ‘Metal Tango’ may be the only, well, metal tango. And then there’s ‘Touch Of Evil,’ which ends with one of the most astonishing vulgar displays of screeching ever recorded.”

And three decades later, the record has lost none of its charm. In honor of its 30th anniversary, this September, WARLOCK vocalist Doro Pesch will, for the first time ever, perform the fist-raising full-length in its entirety on two European festival dates this Summer and a special run of US live performances. Joined by original Triumph And Agony guitarist Tommy Bolan alongside bassist Nick Douglas, drummer Johnny Dee, guitarist Bas Maas and guitarist/keyboardist Luca Princiotta, Pesch will hit Worcester, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

“Triumph And Agony was our breakthrough album in America,” issues Pesch, “and it’s still one of my absolute favorites! I’m so excited to play some of these songs for the first time and I’m so much looking forward to play with Tommy again. I’m sure it’s gonna sound great and we’ll put on a killer show.”

Doro Pesch, The Voice Of WARLOCK:

6/08/2017 Sweden Rock – Norje, SE

7/07/2017 Norway Rock Live – Kvinesdal, NO

9/08/2017 Palladium – Worcester, MA [tickets]

9/10/2017 BB King’s – New York, NY [tickets]

9/12/2017 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI [tickets]

9/14/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL [tickets]

9/16/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more DORO:

http://www.facebook.com/DOROOFFICIAL
http://www.twitter.com/DOROOFFICIAL
http://www.YouTube.com/DOROOFFICIAL

 LONG LIVE DORO.

LONG LIVE WARLOCK.

Stone.
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CHRIS CORNELL – Rest In Peace

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 21, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Hearing the news of Chris Cornells’ passing was a shock to my system. After last year’s dreadful losses of musics’ most significant legends, who could ever predict Chris Cornell would leave us in 2017? Not me. My day job supervisor, Mark, told me the news at around 6:30 in the morning this past Thursday. All I can remember is my saying aloud: “no, no, no, no” and feeling like another ruthless blow to the world of music has emerged once again.

I feel very bad for the circumstance that Chris Cornell died from. No one will ever know what his saddened soul and heart were feeling, leading up to his suicide. I also feel sorrow (if not more) for his family that he’s left behind; I cannot imagine their enormous grief. I always say to myself and others, the life of celebrity and fortune is not a guarantee of harmony and control. I always considered (and forever will) that Chris Cornell was the greatest, if not one of the greatest singers of my generation.

Not to sound selfish, only the thought that both Soundgarden and Audioslave are done makes me very sad. Even any future solo work from Chris Cornell is gone. Still, compared to his wife and children losing both a husband and father, there is no comparison to us fans losing only his bands and future musical creations. I express the deepest of condolences to his wife, children and extended family; may they stay strong as ever and never give up hope. I sincerely hope Chris Cornell has now found the peace and happiness he was looking for. May God rest his soul.

Stone.

JORN “Heavy Rock Radio” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 24, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Die-hard and casual fans of Jorn Lande know he can sing lights out. I love the vocals and discography from Jorn Lande, both with Masterplan and solo as JORN. Jorn Lande is a world-class singer of Heavy Metal and he has nothing to lose by releasing Heavy Rock Radio, an album of 12 cover songs… or does he? JORN sings very well on songs: Stormbringer, Rainbow In The Dark and Don’t Stop Believing; only the vocals of David Coverdale, Ronnie James Dio and Steve Perry, respectively, made their songs magical and timeless, whereas JORN is better off at being a fan of these three songs.

Certainly, there are slight differences musically with each song on this album, compared to the original song; for me to get into each and every nuance regarding such differences would make me look like I have nothing better to do. Seriously. I’ll try to give you all the scary details about this album; so strap yourself in for I’m not being Mr. fanboy right now.

JORN fails miserably with the cover of the iconic Queen song: Killer Queen. It’s so stale both vocally and musically that if I was producing this album it would have been left off. Hotel California is no better. Sorry, this song should never, ever, ever be covered by nobody. All that JORN did with the Eagles Hotel California is make it into a second-tier, county fair, who cares, (let’s make a) Heavy Metal cover song. The electric guitar brilliance of Eagles legends Don Felder and Joe Walsh on the original Hotel California song is breathtaking to me, especially their extended dual-solo; why JORN messed with this is beyond me.

Above: Jorn Lande

JORN even (gulp) covers I Know There’s Something Going On by (gulp) ABBA member Frida. Oh my God is this song a disaster. WTF!? JORN? What were you thinking, dude? Why pick this song? JORN’s cover of this early 80’s bubble-gum song should not be. I’m not sorry for saying that. It’s that seriously awful. It just sounds like Jorn Lande was not pumped up for this album at all. I won’t even mention the cover of the Black Sabbath classic: Die Young. Forget about it. Not worth our time here.

The two huge highlights on this album are Jorn Lande and his band knocking the Paul Stanley song, Live To Win, right out of the park. JORN also excels with the cover of John Farnham’s song: You’re The Voice. Jorns’ vocals are powerful on these songs, the way it should be. I honestly love these covers of two such inspirational songs and JORN actually gives them both a jolt or two of extra inspiration. Unfortunately, minus the two aforementioned songs, this album as a sum of its parts is absolutely not very good at all and I am shocked as hell by it all. – Stone

LONG LIVE JORN.

Stone.

STYX “The Mission” – New Studio Album Releases On June 16th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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STYX – “The Mission” is the 1st studio album of new music in 14 years. This will be the 16th studio album from the great STYX. Available June 16 on CD, LP, Digital and Streaming. Pre-order “The Mission” now at http://www.styxworld.com!

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Stone Says: I am absolutely psyched outta my skull to hear this new STYX studio album! STYX forever! Whoa! I can care in the least that Dennis DeYoung is not with STYX anymore. No offense to Dennis DeYoung at all; he’s been doing his own gig for years now very successfully. For God’s sake, those that complain about Dennis DeYoung no longer being with STYX: GET OVER IT. Take some EX-LAX. That’s life.

It’s been how many years now that STYX has survived (very well) without Dennis DeYoung? KISS has survived without Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. It’s the way the Rock ‘N’ Roll world turns. ‘Nuff said. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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LONG LIVE STYX.

Stone.

RAVENEYE – Announced As Special Guests On KISS EUROPEAN TOUR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Raveneye / Shot in Camden Town, London / Rob Blackham / http://www.blackhamimages.com

UK Rock trio RavenEye are thrilled to announce they have been invited to tour Europe as Special Guests of KISS, one of rock’s most notorious and influential bands. They have also been added as Special Guests on the Hellyeah UK tour in April.  The band was recently added to the Download festivals in Spain and France, as well as Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Festival.

Since releasing their wildly successful EP, Breaking Out, and debut album ‘NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international Rock festivals such as Download Festival (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life (U.S.), Aftershock Festival (U.S.), Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) and  most recently the Shiprocked Cruise 2017. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a ‘must see live’ band.

“This could be the start of something very big indeed” – Classic Rock

“Blues rock riffs that slither their way into your brain” – Kerrang

“Hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck hard rock epic you’ll thank yourself for finding” – The Sun

“Keep an eye on Raveneye. They are organic, raw and I hear a real ‘70s influence with these guys.  When a band like this nails it, you never forget it. Wait for that riff in the middle of the song.”     – Nikki Sixx

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When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25-year-old, Oli Brown, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani, and been hailed by Mojo as “the hottest young pistol in British blues” and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today.”  RavenEye’s live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.

RAVENEYE CONFIRMED DATES 2017:

April 7 – Manchester, UK (Club Academy)*

April 8 – Glasgow, UK (The Garage)*

April 10 – Leeds, UK (Leeds University Stylus)*

April 11 – Norwich, UK (Waterfront)*

April 13 – London, UK (O2 Islington Academy)*

April 14 – Bristol, UK (Thekla)*

April 15 – Nottingham, UK (Rock City)*

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May 1 – Moscow, Russia (Olympiski)**

May 4 – Helsinki, Finland (Hartwell Arena)**

May 6 – Stockholm, Sweden (Tele2 Arena) **

May 7 – Oslo. Norway (Spektrum)**

May 10 – Gothenburg, Sweden (Scandinavium)**

May 12 – Dortmund, Germany (Westfallenhalle)**

May 13 – Stuttgart, Germany (Schleyerhalle)**

May 15 – Torino, Italy (Pala Alpitour)**

May 16 – Bologna, Italy (Unipol Arena) **

May 18 – Munich, Germany (Olympiahalle)**

May 20 – Brno, Czech Republic (Bvv- Outdoor)**

May 21 – Vienna, Austria (Stadthalle) **

May 23 – Frankfurt, Germany (Festhalle) **

May 24 – Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)**

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June 9 – Download Festival, Paris France

June 22 – Download Festival, Madrid, Spain

June 30 – Plovdiv Music Fest, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

*Special Guests of Hellyeah

**Special Guests of KISS

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RavenEye are:
Vocals, Guitar – Oli Brown
Bass, Synth, Vocals – Aaron Spiers
Drums – Adam Breeze

Album is available now:

http://radi.al/NovaRavenEye

http://radi.al/NovaiTunes

http://radi.al/NovaAmazon

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Website: raveneyeofficial.com

* Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RAVENEYE.

Stone.

Ron Keel’s Heartfelt Statement On His Wife Renee’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis – How We Can All Help

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, world news with tags , , , on January 9, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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photo credit: http://ronkeel.com/index/

As reported on http://ronkeel.com/statement/ on December 30th, 2016:

Many of you already know my wife/partner/best friend Renee Keel has been diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. She will undergo 4-6 months of chemo which begins next week, followed by extensive surgery including a mastectomy.

We are so very thankful for all the kind words, support, love and outpouring of prayers and well wishes that have come our way.

Renee is the strongest and toughest woman I’ve ever known, and we both remain positive as we begin this battle together. Since we met, she has been my strength and inspiration – if she hadn’t come into my life when she did, there would have been no KEEL reunion, no “Streets of Rock & Roll,” no Metal Cowboy. Now I have the opportunity to prove myself worthy of her love and support.

I plan to aggressively apply all my energy and resources to her treatment and recovery. Obviously I have adopted a new hairstyle to show my support and as a physical and visual representation of what this means to me.

In the weeks and months to come I will be doing everything I can to generate revenue to help pay the massive medical expenses that are quickly piling up. I will be liquidating most of my primary assets, from our Nevada property (10 acres in the Sierra Nevada Mountains) down to every last $5 autographed 8×10 photo I can sell – and everything in between. I will be launching and releasing new musical products, merchandise, and selling unique vintage memorabilia from my career collection. So when you see me online pimping my products and personal items, you’ll know why.

Our dear friends at Hoy Trial Lawyers, where Renee has been working part time these past few months, have stepped up to lead the charge by establishing the Renee Keel Benefit Account/Cancer Fund for those who wish to help. They’ve made it super easy: you can donate by PayPal directly by CLICKING HERE (or login to your PayPal and send to reneekeelcancerfund@yahoo.com) – and you can walk into ANY US Bank in the country, coast to coast, and just deposit directly into the “Renee Keel Benefit Account” – you won’t need the account number or any other details. Scott and Char Hoy have generously offered to match the first $5000.00 with a donation from Hoy Trial Lawyers and Renee and I are forever grateful for their friendship and compassion.

I also plan to work my ass off on stage and off, doing every gig, session, or appearance that makes sense. I will carefully juggle any travel dates around Renee’s condition and treatment. So whether it’s BHB, solo acoustic shows, Keel, or the Metal Cowboy serving as DJ for your wedding reception, I’m going to do whatever I can do. The music will not stop, because she wants me to do what I do – it makes us money and it makes me happy, which in turn makes her happy.

I will also of course be continuing as your Master of Mid-Day Mayhem on KBAD 94.5 Monday-Friday at 10 AM CST, rocking your radio harder and better than ever. I will miss time here and there to be with Renee on the tough days – like next week when her chemotherapy starts – and I thank my amazing co-workers at KBAD for their support and for covering for me on those days.

My endless appreciation goes out to all the fans who have given me the chance to entertain you while living my dream and finding the love of my life. It’s good to know you’ve got my back while Renee and I begin this fight.

MetalOdyssey

God Bless Renee And Ron Keel.

Stone.

A METAL ODYSSEY Update And Hello 2017…

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on January 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Happy Metal New Year to all! 2016 was an exceptionally busy year for me; I changed my day job along with moving with the family once again. I also grieved for the loss of my Dad; he passed away on December 19th of 2015 and the carry-over of sadness was difficult. Our family move this time however, was to the city where we feel most comfortable and our new (1902) house instantly felt like its’ arms had wrapped around us with welcoming comfort and joy. Our last house felt like it hated our guts and I’m not fooling around by stating that.

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2016 kept me busy with many personal challenges to tend to besides the previous mentioned, subsequently I did have to cut back on posting for Metal Odyssey. It happens to the best of us. I look forward to posting a TON MORE than last year, with no life changing obstacles in my path as 2016 had… none that I can see at the moment, that is. Whoa.

As during previous years, I look forward to spreading the Gospel of Metal and Classic Rock in 2017. The 8th year Anniversary of Metal Odyssey will be on March 1st and you’re all invited for the Metal ride! I wish all my loyal subscribers and casual visitors to Metal Odyssey the very best of everything in 2017. Stay true to Metal and it will stay true to you. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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