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MINISTRY, MELVINS And CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – LIVE Music Videos & Photo Gallery From Madison Theater In Covington Kentucky, March 5th, 2022

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Ministry Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky – March 5, 2022
Corrosion Of Conformity Live at Madison Theater in Covington Kentucky, March 5, 2022.

Back on March 5th, my good buddy Troy and I took a trek down to Covington Kentucky to see Ministry, Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity at the historic Madison Theater. It was a stupendous evening of Metal and Hard Rock! We even had very nice Spring weather happening on this night with (gasp) no rain!

On a relevant side note: Back in February, I was diagnosed (by my surgeon) with severe arthritis and some bone-on-bone with my left knee. Yes, it’s extremely painful at times. I now walk with a cane, therefore, the balcony at Madison Theater proved to be not only spacious with comfortable seating it also gave myself and Troy a wide open view of the stage.

Ministry brought their Industrial Metal to Covington Kentucky and word has it there were earth tremors in the area while they were on stage. Okay, I exaggerated a touch. Al Jourgensen was enormous with his vocals and fronted his band as the true legend he is. Ministry had steel fencing around their stage, with a wicked light show. Their backdrop was loaded with changing photos that are relevant to the music; plus past band members that are now (sadly) deceased were commemorated in photos as well. Much respect.

Melvins were simply stunning! Melvins played their eclectic mix of music and I was amazed by their performance! Going in, I was agog thinking about seeing the Melvins. Hard Rock, Sludge, Metal and a slice of alternative was all thrown into the Melvins set. Long drum solos and flat-out jamming was highlighted as well. I wanna see Melvins 500 more times or more. Buzz Osborne for President, please.

I didn’t take a video of the Melvins due to my jaw being on the floor. Seriously though, I was like a kid in a Hot Wheels store watching this renowned band and now I crave having a video moment of them. As a remote tree hermit once told me: “son, there will be times when you just fuck up”. Onwards to the night’s opener Corrosion Of Conformity.

Corrosion Of Conformity were already 2 songs into their set when Troy and I entered Madison Theater. We bought some beers and made our way up to the balcony as quick as two 50 year olds with sore bones could. We both were happy to finally sit our asses down with cold brews while semi head banging to the thunder of COC. To have an opportunity to see these three bands together in one night was yet another Metal dream come true for me. Each band represents a different branch from the Metal family tree; yet each of these three bands were a genuine compliment to each other. Good times. Enormous memories. Metal be thy name. – Stone

A kinda relevant side story: Troy and I went to the White Castle drive-thru in Cincinnati, on the way home. We were hankering for sliders and cold pop after the show. Troy drove and I appreciate his doing so. I had to work the next day; thus I couldn’t go nuts on the beer. Old Metalheads like us (laughing) have learned our lessons the hard way.

LONG LIVE MINISTRY, MELVINS And COC.

MESHUGGAH Reschedules 2022 US Headlining Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 27, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Swedish metal titans MESHUGGAH have been forced to postpone their US headlining tour to the Fall of 2022.

In an official statement, the band notes, “We regret to inform that MESHUGGAH will have to reschedule their US headlining tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022. While the ongoing pandemic has been throwing various curve balls on us all the past year, ultimately delaying the completion of the upcoming MESHUGGAH studio album – there are other concerns that have forced us to make this unfortunate decision. Determining factor is the need to prioritize the physical health of one of the band members who is currently undergoing medical treatment related to a skin condition on his hands, hindering him from rehearsals and from all in all playing his instrument. While we are optimistic for his future recovery, we know it will not be possible for him and the band to be ready to perform already in February 2022.

“With these shows now moving, Converge will unfortunately no longer be able to do the tour. However, we are grateful that Torche will still be performing with us. Another special guest to replace Converge and to complete the bill is to be announced.”

Tickets for the original dates remain valid; please contact your ticket provider with any inquiries.

MESHUGGAH w/ Torche, TBA
9/16/2022 Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/17/2022 Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2022 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
9/20/2022 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
9/24/2022 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
9/25/2022 Express Live – Columbus, OH
9/27/2022 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/28/2022 Royal Oak Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/29/2022 Radius – Chicago, IL
9/30/2022 Myth Live – Minneapolis, MI
10/02/2022 Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
10/04/2022 The Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
10/08/2022 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
10/09/2022 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
10/10/2022 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
10/12/2022 The Factory In Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX
10/13/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/15/2022 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
10/16/2022 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA

http://www.meshuggah.net

http://www.atomicfire-records.com

Source: EARSPLIT PR

LONG LIVE MESHUGGAH.

NAPALM DEATH – Photo Gallery From Concert At Bogart’s In Cincinnati, Ohio – November 11, 2021

Posted in concerts, Extreme Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 8, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

L to R: Shane Embury on bass, vocalist Barney Greenway

Yup. Napalm Death. Grindcore pioneers. When it comes to Extreme Metal it doesn’t truly get any more extreme. Napalm Death opened for the prolific GWAR, back on November 11th, at Bogart’s in Cincinnati Ohio. It was an evening that made me feel like the world was okay even though it’s not.

My good buddy Troy accompanied me to this wonderful event and the two of us felt very much at home with all of the beautiful insanity around us. Whatever was going on outside the walls of Bogart’s on this night I could’ve given two shits about. Napalm Death was live onstage!

It wasn’t that easy taking photos of Napalm Death. First and foremost, I was on the threshold of the pit and even outside the pit bodies were being tossed about like sacks of potatoes. Using my iPhone for these photos while trying not to get injured was actually fun, in its own demented way.

I was able to catch a couple of photos (above and below) showing drummer Danny Herrera. No, it wasn’t easy to do.

If you’re looking for a set list here, no can do. I survived just 3 songs in the pit and the rest of the time I was thrashing about like a lunatic stepping on fire hot legos. Song titles were not of my concern that night; throwing down was. At my age, I feel very fortunate I was able to throw down at all.

I’m pleased I’ve been able to share these Napalm Death photos and thoughts with you! My passion for Metal was double downed on November 11th, while at this show. Stay safe out there and… Metal be thy name! – Stone

LONG LIVE NAPALM DEATH.

ACT OF DEFIANCE – Photo Gallery Of Concert At Oddbody’s In Dayton, Ohio – June 16th 2016

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on December 6, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Above photo: L to R: Matt Bachand (bass) & Chris Broderick (guitar)

Hey everybody, Stone here! I went to see Act Of Defiance at Oddbody’s in Dayton Ohio, back on June 16th of 2016. Accompanying me was Robert (Rob) Nickell; an old friend of mine and professional photographer. All of these fabulous concert photos featured in this post are credited to Rob.

Not appearing in a photo here is the legendary drummer Shawn Drover. Trust me, Shawn was creating plenty of thunder behind his drum kit on that night! Shawn is also an ex-member of MEGADETH.

Yes, 2016. How or why it took me over 5 years to finally publish these photos of such an amazing Metal supergroup? Regardless, I’ve rediscovered them in the Metal Odyssey archives and they’re to be enjoyed now and forever! Thank you Act Of Defiance for killing it on that night! Thank you, Robert Nickell for the camera talent!

Above photo: Chris Broderick / guitarist

I remember this concert being high octane! Chris Broderick shredded on guitar and played to the crowd with his constant smiles of appreciation. A true thrill it was for me, to see such a legendary Metal guitarist so close up! Yes, I was psyched outta my mind that night!

Above: Chris Broderick gives back the horns to his fans. Chris also is an ex-member of world-class Metal bands: Jag Panzer, Nevermore and MEGADETH.

On this tour, Act Of Defiance were out supporting their debut studio album: Birth And The Burial. This album was released back in August of 2015, via Metal Blade Records. I highly recommend both studio albums that Act Of Defiance created! Their second album was released back in 2017, titled: Old Scars, New Wounds (Metal Blade Records).

Above: Henry Derek (vocalist). Henry is also an ex-member of Thrown Into Exile and Scar The Martyr.

Vocalist Henry Derek was outstanding! He was a thrill to see and hear live! Henry is an underrated Metal vocalist and that’s my Metal fact for the day.

Above: Matt Bachand (bassist) – Matt is also a founding member, rhythm guitarist and clean vocalist for the mighty Shadows Fall.
L to R: yours truly aka Stone & bass player Matt Bachand

LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF ACT OF DEFIANCE.

Metal Merch – GWAR Metal Pin… Plus Concert Photos From November 11th Cincinnati Ohio Show!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, horror, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

Yes, GWAR were magnificent live! GWAR invaded Bogart’s in Cincinnati Ohio, back on November 11th. I took the live photos you see on this post with my iPhone; thus I’m admittedly no professional photographer (hahaha).

I bought quite a bunch at the merch table; one item is this GWAR stamped metal pin. Whoa!

There was a HUGE pit and everyone attending this show were lit in one manner or another. It was Metal euphoria and I drank plenty of PBR while there. I went to this GWAR show with my buddy Troy; it was his birthday as well. Good Metal times! At this concert, GWAR didn’t spray down the fans with any goo or monster secretions; not from my vantage point anyways.

I’m going to post more concert photos of GWAR with more merch I bought, in the coming days. I did buy a GWAR keychain that I gave to a coworker of mine. One last thought: it was raining like hell on our drive down to Cincinnati that night. Troy drove his car and (as usual) was a superhero behind the wheel; getting us there fast and safe.

If you’ve never seen GWAR live, I strongly encourage you to do so. If you’re not interested in GWAR, then drink a gallon of prune juice and listen to your ABBA records. Metal be thy name! – Stone

LONG LIVE GWAR.

JUDAS PRIEST – To Headline Rebel Rock Fest On September 18th

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on April 7, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Let’s only hope the festival season can get rejuvenated once again, especially by this mid September. God only knows what this coronavirus has in store for us all. In the meantime, I believe it is healthy to look towards the future and scope out the concert and festival dates that are currently being planned in months ahead.

Judas Priest headlines the Rebel Rock Festival, on September 18th, in Orlando Florida at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. This year is marking the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Judas Priest. Why Limp Bizkit is still a headliner is a scary mystery to me. Life surely is strange, indeed. I did check out this festival website and saw that Machine Gun Kelly is performing as a top bill too. Whatever. Judas Priest is king. Metal be thy name. – Stone

LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

STONE.

BRITISH LION – To Tour North America For First Time!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 15, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

From British Lion facebook:

We’re very excited that our second album ‘The Burning’ will be released on 17th January 2020. To support the new record, we’ll also be touring the US for the very first time:

January 2020:

Sat 18th – Orlando, FL – Ace Cafe
Sun 19th – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
Mon 20th – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Weds 22nd – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Fri 24th – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
Sat 25th – Dallas, TX – Trees
Sun 26th – Memphis, TN – Growlers
Tues 28th – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
Weds 29th – Joilet, IL – The Forge
Fri 31st – Cleveland, OH – The Odean

February 2020:

Sat 1st – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
Tues 4th – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Weds 5th – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
Sat 8th – Monsters of Rock Cruise
Sat 15th – Fort Lauderdale – Revolution Live
Mon 17th – Savannah, GA – Victory North
Tues 18th – Greensboro, NC – The Cone Denim
Weds 19th – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Thurs 20th – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

More band info: British Lion

LONG LIVE BRITISH LION.

STONE.

WITCHKISS ANNOUNCE EAST US TOUR

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

New York doom band WITCHKISS are pleased to announce that they will embark on a tour of the Eastern United States this spring.

The band commented: “This Spring, as we emerge from our winter riff writing hibernation, we will be hitting the road with some new songs and a new bassist as well. We will be playing some killer shows with our friends in CASTLE, BACKWOODS PAYBACK, SHADOW WITCH, CLAMFIGHT and YATRA along with a slew of other bands that were looking forward to jamming with for the first time also!

Along this run we will be hitting a bunch of rad places we’ve played already, new spots in DC, NH, RI and NY and a stop at the New England Stoner & Doom Fest! We are Beyond Stoked! Hope to see you in the Spring!”

All dates will be in support of the band’s 2018 album The Austere Curtains Of Our Eyes which was released last year.

Listen to the album here: https://witchkiss.bandcamp.com/

Tour Dates:

April 24 – The Anchor – Kingston, NY

April 30 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

May 01 – Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC

May 02 – The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY

May 03 – New England Stoner & Doom Fest – Jewett City, CT

May 04 – News Cafe – Pawtucket, RI

May 05 – The Bungalow Bar – Manchester, NH

June 06 – Ralphs Rock Diner – Worcester, MA

June 07 – Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME

June 08 – Dusk – Providence, RI

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE WITCHKISS.

STONE.

POP EVIL – Announces 2019 Tour Dates!

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 15, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

From POP EVIL facebook:

Starting 2019 with a bang! Come see us live for what will be one of our most memorable headline tours yet, with special guest Don Jamieson, Them Evils, and Savage After Midnight. There will also be a local band contest for each market. Stay tuned for more details! Bandsintown Pre-Sale starts this Wednesday with Password “POPBIT” along with our brand new VIP Package.

Public On-Sale starts Friday
https://popevil.com/

Tour Dates:

1/16 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon

1/17 – Denver, CO – Summit Denver

1/18 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion

1/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

1/20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas

1/23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston

1/25 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage – The Loft – Vinyl

1/26 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground at the Fillmore Charlotte

1/27 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

1/29 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater

1/30 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

1/31 – Portland, ME – Aura

2/01 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury Theater

2/02 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

2/05 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

2/07 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago

2/08 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre

2/09 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall

2/10 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

2/12 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan

2/13 – Fort Smith, AR – Temple Live

2/14 – Springfield, MO – The Complex Springfield

2/15 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman

2/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Madison

LONG LIVE POP EVIL.

STONE.

GUS G. – Fearless North America Tour Coming This September!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on June 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Firewind founder, former Ozzy Osbourne axeman and guitar virtuouso GUS G. will be embarking on a North American Tour in support of his newly released studio album: Fearless (AFM Records). Joining GUS G. on this tour are Hard Rock notables Vinnie Vincent and Richie Kotzen. Check the schedule below to see if GUS G. will be shredding in your city!

Sep 13 Houston, TX – Scoutbar+
Sep 14 San Antonio, TX – Rockbox+
Sep 15 Dallas, TX – Trees+
Sep 16 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s+
Sep 18 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live*
Sep 19 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vampd*
Sep 20 San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House *
Sep 21 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver *
Sep 23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater*
Sep 24 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven*
Sep 26 Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s*
Sep 28 Santa Clarita, CA – Canyon Club*
Sep 29 Agora Hills, CA – Canyon Club *
Sep 30 Pasadena, CA – The Rose*
+ w/ Vinnie Moore
* w/ Richie Kotzen & Vinnie Moore

Tickets & VIP upgrades: www.bandsintown.com/gusg

LONG LIVE GUS G., VINNIE MOORE & RICHIE KOTZEN.

STONE.

ARCH ENEMY – Will To Power European Tour – Dates Announced!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 18, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Arch Enemy - Will To Power - European Tour 2018 - promo flyer - #33MO8333ILMN

From ARCH ENEMY facebook:

Due to demand, the show in Geiselwind has been moved to a bigger venue! ALL remaining shows are close to being sold out, so you better get your ticket asap! www.archenemy.net/tour See you soon!

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARCH ENEMY.

STONE.

FOZZY – Judas Rising Tour 2018 – Dates Announced

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on January 16, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Fozzy - Winter Tour promo flyer - 2018 - #33MO99ILMN

From FOZZY facebook:

Reminder! Tickets are on sale NOW for the next leg of the 2018 US #JudasRisingTour with Through Fire, Santa Cruz and Dark Sky Choir! ALL info at FozzyRock.com!

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FOZZY.

STONE.

IRON MAIDEN – Announced 2nd Show For July 22nd At Barclays Center In Brooklyn, NY

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 1, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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From Iron Maiden

Due to overwhelming demand, IRON MAIDEN have added a second night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday July 22nd.

Tickets went on sale Saturday February 25th at 10am via Ticketmaster.com

More at http://ironmaiden.com/…/iron-maiden-announce-the-last-show-…

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MetalOdyssey

HAIL THE ICONIC IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ROCK THE ARENA II – March 25th, 2017 In Toledo, Ohio – Featuring Cheap Trick, Lou Gramm, Autograph, Tom Keifer & More Info

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

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Check out that concert flyer above! ROCK THE ARENA II will be at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio, this coming March 25th, 2017! What a kick-ass lineup of legendary bands, all together for this event! Let me tell you this much, Cheap Trick is an amazing band to experience live! Metal Be Thy Name!

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* For more event info:

http://utsavagelive.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CLASSIC ROCK.

Stone.

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