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WHITESNAKE – “The Purple Album” First New Studio Album In Four Years, Releasing On May 19th, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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(February 25th, 2015 – New York, NY) – Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon in a deluxe edition format ( http://geni.us/WSPurpleDLXamz ) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes featurette on the recording of the album. A standard edition and a double LP vinyl format will be available in the near future. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” states Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple was an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert!”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums. A video for the first single “Stormbringer” can be seen below:

Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as “Slide It In,” “Here I Go Again,” “Still Of The Night” and “Is This Love.” Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour.

http://whitesnake.com/WS2013/features/purplealbum/index.php  has more information regarding the upcoming tour dates as well as links to purchase tickets.

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THE PURPLE ALBUM – Track Listing:

  1. Burn
  1. You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
  1. Love Child
  1. Sail Away
  1. The Gypsy
  1. Lady Double Dealer
  1. Mistreated
  1. Holy Man
  1. Might Just Take Your Life
  1. You Keep On Moving
  1. Soldier Of Fortune
  1. Lay Down Stay Down
  1. Stormbringer

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks

  1. Lady Luck
  1. Comin’ Home

DVD Content:

Lady Double Dealer – Music Video

Sail Away – Mix Music Video

Stormbringer – Music Video

Soldier Of Fortune – Music Video

Purple Album Behind The Scenes

Purple Album EPK

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Source: Frontiers Music SRL

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Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

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LONG LIVE DAVID COVERDALE.

LONG LIVE WHITESNAKE.

LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

Stone.

DEEP PURPLE “Above And Beyond” – Limited 7″ Vinyl, Limited CD And Digital Releases October 25th, Via EarMusic

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Deep Purple “Above And Beyond” – The new single from the album “NOW What?!” will be available October 25th, 2013 as a limited edition CD, limited Vinyl and digital download.

CD single and 7″ cover based on the original graphic work of Black Dwarf Designs.

The Single “ABOVE AND BEYOND” will be released in two formats:

1) 7” Purple Vinyl Limited Edition:

B-side:  “Space Truckin´” live in Majano, Italy, recorded in July during the NOW WHAT?! Tour

2) CD Single:

B-sides:

– “Things I’ve Never Said”

(studio out-take from the now deleted limited edition of the studio album RAPTURE OF THE DEEP)

– “Space Truckin´” (recorded live during the NOW WHAT?! Tour, 24 July 2013 in Rome)

– “Hush” (recorded live during the NOW WHAT?! Tour, 6th August 2013 in Lokerse Feestem)

The cover of the single has been chosen by the band and their record label earMUSIC among many artwork submissions by fans and young independent artists.

“ABOVE AND BEYOND” is an affectionate homage to founding member Jon Lord to whom the band dedicated the whole “NOW WHAT?!” album (“Souls Having Touched are Forever Entwined”)

In Europe: order by clicking on links below! Whoa!

CD: http://amzn.to/1ftDNC0

Vinyl: http://amzn.to/1an2AlD

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LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

Stone.

KEV MOORE Of WITCH CROSS – Reveals What Album He Cannot Live Without!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kev Moore - live concert photo!

Kev Moore

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This post marks the first of (hopefully) many features that showcase musicians and the album they cannot live without. Every music lover has that one album they cannot live without! I would think, anyways! Metal be thy name.

The only parameters I’ve asked from each gracious participant is that they not choose an album of their own and they can answer in as many words as they would like. Our first participant is Kev Moore! Kev has a Rock ‘N Roll resume that is exceptional, is a multi-instrumentalist and is the lead vocalist/songwriter for the legendary Witch Cross.

Here’s Kev Moore’s album he cannot live without, in his own words:

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Way back in the hazy days of the early 1970’s, barely a month went by without a band releasing an album of note. They were the times. Rock music was gaining momentum, approaching perhaps one of several peaks from a commercial standpoint, unknowingly about to crash and burn upon the rocks of insipid disco and punk, the latter ironically fuelling the NWOBHM and a whole new era. But as the 70’s dawned, the giants were already walking among us. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, releasing masterworks one after the other. As I look back through time’s kaleidoscope, I marvel at my good fortune to have been born into this era of Rock creativity.

But the album that I cannot live without, at the time, marked a sea-change, a huge gamble for the band concerned. It introduced a singer to the world that, up until that moment had sung only part-time, worked in a boutique in the Industrial north of England, and whose only publicity photo was one of him as a boy scout, which he duly sent to the group in question. It is to his eternal credit that he seized the opportunity given to him and never faltered when thrust into the limelight, and to the band’s credit that they recognised something in this raw, untested vocalist. This five piece supergroup were not just replacing their frontman however, they also needed a bassist. They were huge, and replacing two-fifths of the band was a decision not to be taken lightly.

The bassist they settled on, although having three albums and some American touring under his belt, was far from a household name himself however. But he was possessed of something else. One of the greatest voices in rock.  When combined with his fluidity, his virtuosity, his feel, on the bass, it was an irresistible combination for me as a young 16 year-old drummer. The drums were gone. From that moment on, I was a bass playing vocalist. Something I still am, almost forty years later. This album – BURN by DEEP PURPLE and their bass player/singer GLENN HUGHES, changed my life forever, and it is therefore THE album I simply cannot live without.

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Don’t get me wrong, Coverdale impressed me – as a twin vocal attack, no-one, but NO-ONE has ever come close. But Glenn’s soaring screaming harmonies, his soulful vocal sections, a magnificent counterpoint to The Cov’s Blues wail, coupled with his fluid, driving bass runs, stole my heart. “That”, I declared to an otherwise empty living room, “is what I want to do.”  It is quite simply the reason I am a professional musician to this day, and I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to meet Glenn on several occasions, the first of which gave me the chance to tell him so.

The album itself is a masterpiece. Comprising just 8 tracks, one of which is a fairly throwaway instrumental, it is still nevertheless one of the greatest rock albums of all time. Because the previous seven tracks just hit you over the head. There is no pause for breath. The title track is surely one of the openers of all-time. It absolutely takes no prisoners. the band is on fire – as if to say, “think we made a mistake? think again!” Both vocalists are magnificent, Paice is a drum solo all over the track, but never overshadowing it, Blackmore’s machine gun riff is unstoppable, Glenn’s bass weaves in and out with ease and the late Jon Lord sprinkles classical magic over the whole shebang. It is simply awesome. You barely have time to draw breath before the Vanilla-Fudge inspired riffage of ‘Might just take your life’ grabs you by the throat. Coverdale wails and moans, the whiplash crack of the snare, then Glenn’s bass is all over it. Coverdale owns the verse, Blackmore’s counterpoint guitar subtle…then Hughes’ harmonies lift us into the Chorus. It’s glorious stuff. Coverdale and Hughes bring a swagger and boogie to the band that wasn’t there before. Hughes then takes over vocals, wonderfully contrasting Cov, and the song soars because of it. Lordy fires up the Hammond, and we’re off…what’s not to love?

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Kev Moore

A honky-tonk piano drags us into “Lay Down, Stay Down”, Blackmore and Hughes doubling another classic riff while Coverdale and Hughes trade the vocal line by line. Other bands of the day must’ve hung their heads in despair when they heard these two big guns firing. Their vocals blend superbly on the choruses, greater than the sum of their parts. Paice is all over the track, jazz-influenced fills, the band is really swinging. Something all the best rock drummers can do. The tone of Ritchie’s guitar on the solo is to die for, no hundred notes a minute here, just an amazing SOUND. Then we’re into Side 1’s closer, ‘Sail Away’. Probably one of my favourite riffs of all time, it is funk-laden rock monster, with a deep-throated Coverdale setting the scene, the higher-octane Hughes taking it on to another level. the song is full of menace, it is superb stuff.  Hughes’ bass pops and shimmies all over the chorus, he owns it. It should be illegal; for one guy to have this much talent.  Thank God he conquered his demons and can still share it with us.

You could be forgiven for thinking they’d shot their bolt with a side one like that, but flip it over and you’re kicked in the teeth with ‘You Fool No-one’, perhaps one of the greatest duets you’ll hear this side of heaven, for that’s what it is. It might rocket along like freight train, propelled by Paice’s incredible rhythm track, but it’s still a duet. When Glenn sings “Gonna make you live to regret it!” you know you would sell your own Grandmother to sing like that.

“What’s Goin’ On Here”  just exudes joy, you can hear a band on fire, long before the rot set in, revelling in their abilities. In a song full of star turns, Jon Lord’s glorious saloon bar piano is top of the bill in this one, I just break into a huge grin every time the solo kicks in. This is quintessential, good-time rock’n’roll.

The instrumental A200 aside, the closer for me is ‘Mistreated’. This is where Coverdale, from the grim industrial town of Middlesboro in the North of England, growing up in the shadow of local hero Paul Rodgers of Free, finally gets the appropriate showcase to sing his blues. And boy, does he sing them. This one of the great modern blues songs. Just think for a moment….to be surrounded by the likes of Blackmore, Lord and Paice, and one of the great vocalists in Hughes, how intimidating must it have been to deliver that song?  He nailed his colours to the mast that day. The interplay between Blackmore’s guitar and Coverdale’s vocal is sublime.

Burn is an album I have played regularly, without fail, since the day I bought it back in ’74. I know every note, every nuance. It is in my DNA. It is the reason I am a working musician. It is a masterpiece, and hell no, I cannot live without it.

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WITCH CROSS

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* For more info on KEV MOORE: Moore: Music

* For more info on WITCH CROSS:

Facebook: Witch Cross

http://www.witchcross.dk

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LONG LIVE KEV MOORE.

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

Stone.

DEEP PURPLE – Current Cover Features Galore! ‘NOW What?!’ Crashes European Music Charts!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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DEEP PURPLE have once again returned to the worldwide album charts with NOW What?!, a stunning and super memorable studio album! Check out (above) and below at all the current magazine cover stories that the legendary DEEP PURPLE have been awarded!

Metal Odyssey Celebrates DEEP PURPLE! Metal be thy name!

Be sure to check out (at the bottom of this post) the European chart debuts for NOW What?!

For more on this (above) issue of Metal Hammer:

Metal Hammer Poland – http://www.metalmind.pl/metalhammer/

Deep Purple - Sweden Rock - magazine cover promo

For more on this issue of Sweden Rock Magazine:

http://www.swedenrockmagazine.com/

facebook: Sweden Rock Magazine

Deep Purple - Classic Rock Magazine - UK - promo cover - 2013

For more info on this issue of Classic Rock:

Order here: http://classicrockmag.de/shopping/

Deep Purple - In Rock - promo cover - 2013

For more on this issue of InRock:

http://www.inrock.ru/

Deep Purple - Rock Hard - cover promo - 2013

For more info on this issue of Rock Hard:

Order here: http://www.copotesi.sk/obchod/action/productdetail/oc/1315/product/rock-hard-vol15-april-maj-duben-kveten-2013.xhtml

Deep Purple - Rock & Pop - cover promo - 2013

For more info on this issue of Rock & Pop:

http://www.rockandpop.cz/

Deep Purple - Scream Magazine - promo cover - 2013

For more info on this issue of Scream Magazine:

www.screammagazine.com

Deep Purple - Lust For Life - magazine cover - 2013

For more info on this issue of Lust For Life:

http://www.lustforlifemagazine.nl/

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For more info on this issue of Aardschok:

http://aardschok.com/

CHECK OUT BELOW THE IMPRESSIVE EUROPEAN CHART DEBUTS FOR NOW WHAT?!

Deep Purple - Now What?! - Europe Chart Positions

A HUGE METAL CONGRATULATIONS TO DEEP PURPLE!

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Deep Purple – NOW What?!

Released in North America on April 30th, 2013, via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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DEEP PURPLE:

Ian Gillan – vocals

Roger Glover – bass

Steve Morse – guitar

Ian Paice – drums

Don Airey – keyboards

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For more info on DEEP PURPLE, click on the links below!

http://www.deeppurple-nowwhat.com

facebook: Deep Purple

www.deeppurple.com

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LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

HARD ROCK & HEAVY METAL LEGENDS.

Stone.

DEEP PURPLE – “Vincent Price” Releasing As Download, CD Single & 7″ Vinyl On June 7th!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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 NOW What?! Entered The German Charts At #1!

The new single “Vincent Price” will be released on June 7th as download, CD single and 7” transparent vinyl.

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Official Press-Release:

“Vincent Price will become a Purple collector’s item, due to the inclusion of the song “First Sign Of Madness”, which was recorded during the NOW What?! sessions and not included in the final selection.”

7”: Side A “Vincent Price” / Side B “First Sign Of Madness”

CD single and download:
1) Vincent Price
2) First Sign Of Madness
3) The Well Dressed guitar (from the now deleted RAPTURE OF THE DEEP limited edition CD)
4) Wrong Man – live (from the now deleted RAPTURE OF THE DEEP limited edition CD)
5) Vincent Price – VIDEO

More info: http://deeppurple-nowwhat.com/wp/?p=268

Order NOW What?! here: http://www.deeppurple-nowwhat.com/order/

VINCENT PRICE VIDEO PREMIERE IS MAY 17TH!

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DEEP PURPLE:

Ian Gillan – vocals

Roger Glover – bass

Steve Morse – guitar

Ian Paice – drums

Don Airey – keyboards

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For more info on DEEP PURPLE, click on the links below!

http://www.deeppurple-nowwhat.com

www.deeppurple.com

facebook: Deep Purple

http://www.ear-music.net

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LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

HARD ROCK & HEAVY METAL LEGENDS.

Stone.

DEEP PURPLE – Current Classic Rock Magazine Covers Are: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE – RUSSIA – MAY, 2013

The new issue of Classic Rock also comes with a fabulous free CD: 24 Carat Gold with 15 nuggets from Deep Purple, Big Country, Alice In Chains, Black Star Riders, Tracer and more…

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Above: CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE – UK – JUNE, 2013

Stone Says: Deep Purple has spanned across 6 decades. Deep Purple has had world-class musicians representing their Mark I through Mark VIII lineups, with sub-lineups in-between. Legends ALL.

The family tree of Deep Purple is a Rock History lesson in and of itself! Deep Purple helped pioneer Heavy Metal and Hard Rock simultaneously. There shall never be another band like Deep Purple. Metal be thy name.

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NOW WHAT?! is the 19th studio album from DEEP PURPLE, released on April 30th in North America, via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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* For more info on DEEP PURPLE:

facebook: Deep Purple

www.deeppurple.com

http://www.deeppurple-nowwhat.com

http://www.eagle-rock.com

* For more info on CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE:

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com

facebook: Classic Rock Magazine

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LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE.

WHY ISN’T DEEP PURPLE IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME?

Stone.

‘Re-Machined A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head’ – Album Releases On September 25th!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Superstar-filled tribute to one of the greatest Classic Rock albums of all time!  Available on CD September 25!

2012 is the 40th anniversary of the release of Deep Purple’s landmark album Machine Head. In recognition of Deep Purple’s influence, and that of the “Machine Head” album in particular, some of rock music’s biggest names have each contributed a version of their favorite track on the album to create “Re-Machined – A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head”.

1) Smoke On The Water – Carlos Santana & Jacoby Shaddix

2) Highway Star – Chickenfoot

3) Maybe I’m A Leo – Glenn Hughes & Chad Smith

4) Pictures Of Home – Black Label Society

5) Never Before – Kings Of Chaos (Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum)

6) Smoke On The Water – Flaming Lips

7) Lazy – Jimmy Barnes with Joe Bonamassa

8) Space Truckin’ – Iron Maiden

9) When A Blind Man Cries – Metallica

10.) Highway Star – Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Chad Smith, Lachlan Doley

Check out the making of Re-Machined on our YouTube page!

Pre-order the CD now!

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Stone Says: What a grand album and band, in all the history of Rock ‘N Roll! Re-Machined certainly is a celebration of an iconic band, album and Heavy Rock sound! Machine Head is an album that shall forever live on for generations! Metal be thy name.

If you’d like to read my piece on Deep Purple’s Machine Head, click on the link below!

DEEP PURPLE – “MACHINE HEAD” A Once In A Lifetime Hard Rock Album

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(Source: Eagle Rock Entertainment)

LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

Stone.

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