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FASTER PUSSYCAT – Sign With Golden Robot Records

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Golden Robot Records is proud to announce the signing of influential rock band Faster Pussycat.

They are currently on the road with Tom Keifer and L.A. Guns for the North American tour ‘Sonic Slam’ plus a series of their own headlining shows across the USA and are elated to be teaming up with global powerhouse record label Golden Robot Records.

Originally formed during the mid ’80s glam rock era, Faster Pussycat have gone on to have a triumph of success with over 2 million plus albums sold worldwide and have accompanied some of rocks most distinguished names on tour such as Alice CooperOzzy Osbourne, Mötley CrüeGuns N’ Roses and Kiss.

Faster Pussycat has had the rock scene in an ongoing chokehold with over 260k listeners per month on a singular streaming platform – proving that not only are they still a prominent force, but they have also been able to successfully mold to the digital age and maintain stamina: no easy feat.

Faster Pussycat, consisting of Taime Downe (Vocals), Sam ‘Bam’ Koltun (Guitar), Danny Nordahl (Bass), Chad Stewart (Drums) and latest addition to the band, Ronnie Simmons (Guitar), have expressed their excitement towards joining the eclectic roster at Golden Robot Records with vocalist Taime Downe stating:

The band and I are over the moon to join the Golden Robot Records rock-n-roll family! We are super excited to release some of our badass new tunes globally – we know the label see our vision and supports the band and we feel completely at home here.”

The signing is hardly a surprise to those who know Golden Robot Records President and Founder Mark Alexander-Erber with Alexander-Erber having his eye on the band for years before the signing came to fruition earlier this year.

“One of my all-time favourite signings is Faster Pussycat. They really fit in well to our Golden Robot Records family – they have been an integral part of the global rock scene for many years, and I’ve had the pleasure of listening to their new music which we will be releasing. I can tell you that they will be part of the worldwide music scene for many years to come based on the strength of their new music. There are exciting times ahead!” stated Alexander-Erber.


22.07.22 – Melbourne, FL – King Center
23.07.22 – Ormand Beach, FL – Destination Daytona Complex
24.07.22 – Ft. Myers, FL – The Ranch Concert Hall
26.07.22 – Myrtle Beach, SC – The Brickhouse
27.07.22 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
28.07.22 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
29.07.22 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
30.07.22 – Knoxville, TN – Bootlegger Harley
31.07.22 – Memphis, TN – Lafayette’s Music Room

For more tour dates CLICK HERE

Source: Golden Robot Records

CROSSON – Release New Single And Video For ‘United’ [Galaxy Records]

Posted in glam rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

A new uplifting glam rock anthem from the ‘Land Down Under’ can only mean one thing, Australian Theatrical Glam Rock Warriors, CROSSON are back!! Crashing down from the stratosphere, CROSSON deliver the first video ‘UNITED’ from their upcoming new album ‘READY, AIM … ROCK!!’.

Mixed by legendary U.S engineer Duane Baron (Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Poison) and mastered by U.S mastering legend Dave Donnelly (Aerosmith, KISS, Whitesnake) , UNITED punches you in the face with its feelgood, fist-pumping, catchy anthemic chorus that only CROSSON can deliver while the video shows the band in its choreographed, energetic glory whilst capturing their history with old footage.

Watch Crosson- ‘United’ new video HERE:

“The video shows CROSSON’s history from its embryotic inception to where we are in 2022. What you see today didn’t just come together overnight. It was years of trial, error and perseverance! “says vocalist, writer, producer Jason Crosson.

“All for one and one for all, here we stand UNITED!!” The new album ‘READY, AIM … ROCK!!’ will be released on Sept 9 2022.

Source: Galaxy Records


ENUFF Z’NUFF “Clowns Lounge” – New Studio Album Releases On December 2nd, via Frontiers Music SRL

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


From Enuff Z’Nuff Facebook:

Ready for another track from the upcoming release, CLOWNS LOUNGE? Check out “She Makes It Harder” (below) at max volume and let us know what you think!

CLOWNS LOUNGE is out December 2nd on Frontiers Music srl and can be pre-ordered on CD or MP3 from Amazon Music here:

And be sure to come see us out on the road now! Lots of dates still to come:

Clowns Lounge is an album of rescued rarities along with early demos, reworked and re-recorded by the band.

Clowns Lounge – Track List:

Dog On A Bone
Back In Time
She Makes It Harder
Rockabye Dreamland
The Devil Of Shakespeare (Feat. Jani Lane and James Young)
Good Luv
Round And Round
Backstreet Kids
One More Hit


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HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS – German Rockers To Release Debut Album “Excess All Areas” In North America

Posted in glam rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news, sleaze rock with tags , , , , , , , on June 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Augsburg, Germany-based Sleaze/Glam quartet HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS will release their debut full-length in North America this July 31st, via Rock Road Records and Soulfood Distribution.

Boasting melodies and choruses obviously inspired by the massively popular Glam and Hard Rock heroes of the ’80s and early ’90s, with straightforward riffs and influences rooted in blues and classic Heavy Metal channeling through their infectious tunes, HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS released a successful demo in 2009, followed by a self-titled EP in 2010 since their 2008 formation. The band have attracted a massive fanbase throughout Germany and well beyond at this point, having performed on national and international shows supporting Cinderella, Bonfire, Hardcore Superstar, Crashdiet, Dokken and many others.

HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS‘ debut album, Excess All Areas, was released to critical acclaim within the European territories in March, and the forthcoming North American release should bring a whole new realm of fans into their world. Here the band proves why they’re considered to be one of Germany’s most successful new Hard Rock bands.

Rock out to four new songs from Excess All Areas and much more RIGHT HERE.

Excess All Areas Track Listing:

01. Hands Of Rock

02. Tonight

03. Wild Side

04. A Part Of My Heart

05. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

06. I Wanna Ride

07. Kings Of Sin

08. 8 Lives Gone

09. Fake Baby

10. Wild At Heart

11. Everybody Needs A Hero

12. Remember Me


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS, click on the links below!



Michael Des Barres – Returns To His London Roots With ‘Carnaby Street’

Posted in glam rock, Hard Rock, rock albums, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

June 19, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – There is much excitement within the music press and fans alike around the world about the news of the return of Glam Rock icon Michael Des Barres and his forthcoming CD release ‘Carnaby Street’ On Gonzo MultiMedia, UK. Michael Des Barres has been in the Rock ‘n’ Roll scene for four decades now. A European nobleman, brought up in England, living in Los Angeles, but with an enduring love of delta blues and the rock and soul of the mid-60s beat boom, he was front man for such seminal 1970s bands as Silverhead and Detective (featuring Tony Kaye of Yes). Jimmy Page personally signed Detective to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records in 1975. From 1982 to 1985, Michael was a member of Chequered Past, which included Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols, Clem Burke and Nigel Harrison from Blondie, and Tony Sales of Todd Rundgren (‘Runt’) and Tin Machine fame.

Michael Des Barres was also the singer with the touring and LiveAid version of The Power Station, a Duran Duran spin-off band that became one of the most iconic live acts of the mid-1980s. In 1985, Michael penned the song “Obsession”, which became a number one hit in 27 countries for LA new wave group Animotion; the track has been featured in numerous movies throughout the years.

After over 40 years of recording and performing, Michael has returned to his mid-Sixties roots with ‘Carnaby Street’, his first new album in many years. Revisiting his youth in swinging London, ‘Carnaby Street’ is an aural window into Rock and Roll’s past through the eyes and mind of Michael Des Barres. “The music I am making now is inspired by my past in the mid ’60s / early ’70s,” Michael explains. “As a kid I would go watch all the skinny white blues rock ‘n’ roll musicians in the clubs and it hit me like a hammer! I was so influenced by both the courage of these young white guys combined with the soulful rawness of the African-American bluesmen, and the hybrid was so fascinating to me that it really stimulated my entire musical vocabulary. So, a couple of years ago, when I started writing songs again, I realised that I wanted these new songs to be as authentic as I had initially heard and was inspired by.”

This album may quote from the idioms laid down by Wilson Pickett, Zoot Money, and The Rolling Stones, but it is no exercise in retro-stylings. This is very much a piece of the second decade of the 21st Century. It may even be Michael Des Barres’ most important work to date. The opening line of the title track immediately sets the tone of the album; “I was 19 in 1967, on the streets of London. I was in Heaven. I was Oscar Wilde in velvet jeans. Everything you’ve heard is everything I’ve seen.” He is adamant that this is not an homage to mid-Sixties music, but a contemporary album by a contemporary band presenting songs about that particular time in his life: a time when as a teenager just entering manhood the world as a whole was celebrating ‘The Summer of Love’. “The name of the album ‘Carnaby Street’, for me, is a metaphor for the swinging London ’60s,” says Michael, “that whole youth cultural revolution that literally changed the world. So the name reflects my desire to go back to the roots, the joy and the love of the music when I first heard it.”

British born the Marquis Michael Philip Des Barres, along with his excursions into rock stardom, is also a gifted actor and is best known for his recurring role as Murdoc on the popular television show ‘MacGyver’. He has been featured in dozens of movies and television shows over the past 40 years (including Seinfeld, ALF, Frasier, Bones, Ellen, Nip/Tuck and Pink Cadillac with Clint Eastwood) and was also a featured actor in the ’60s classic movie ‘To Sir With Love’ featuring Sidney Poitier. Michael was formerly married to GTO’s member Pamela des Barres, best known for her top-selling book ‘I’m With The Band’.

Recently, Michael Des Barres reunited with Silverhead for the first time in 38 years and performed to sold out audiences in Japan in April 2012. The reaction from the Japanese audience was electric! Michael is still very active acting and was featured in the US FOX television show ‘The Finder’ on May 4, 2012. A recent guest appearance on the new season of USA Network’s ‘Suits’ will air sometime this summer. He is also featured in the movie ‘California Solo’, in which Michael plays the manager of Robert Carlyle’s ex-rocker character, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on January 25th. In support of Michael Des Barre’s new album release, several live shows are currently being scheduled. “The majority of the people that have come to see us play, and we’ve only played perhaps a dozen shows, has been 80 percent a young audience, early and mid-twenties, who consider us an indie band, ironically,” says Michael. “The music we are playing is below the waist Rock ‘n’ Roll, and I think that the audiences are kind of starved for a carnal, sensual, sexy blues music. There’s nothing ironic about our music – there’s nothing angry or apologetic about our music. We are there to make people happy and joyous and fall in love.”

In closing Michael Des Barres has this to impart to his followers of the past four decades: “The message that I have to say to fans and friends, and I don’t think of them as fans, I think of them as friends – and they are friends. We should all be friends, and really my belief in connection and engagement and letting people into your life… and I say it in the briefest possible way – LOVE EVERYONE NOW!”

For more information visit Michael Des Barres official website:

‘Carnaby Street’ website:

To pre-order Michael Des Barres ‘Carnaby Street’ CD (Special Edition):


(Source: Glass Onyon PR)



SWEET – Giving To Fans, On Their Website: FREE Live Album ‘100% Live 2010’ Starting January 1st!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, classic rock bands, glam rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Sweet will be giving away a Free Live album on their website ( starting the 1st of January for one week only. The album is called: 100% Live 2010

The recording is 100% LIVE, no studio trickery or over dubs, just a stereo mix from the FOH mixing desk plus a stereo audience microphone. There are 11 tracks from the 2010 show, plus 2 exclusive bonus tracks.

(Source: Sweet Press)


Andy Scott – guitar & vocals

Pete Lincoln – lead vocals & bass

Tony O’Hora – guitar, keyboards & vocals

Bruce Bisland – drums & vocals



BC SWEET – New Album “Sugarbomb” Releases Early 2012, Listen To Brand New Single “Sugarbomb” Here!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, glam rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

BC SWEETKev Moore (lead vocalist & bassist) for BC Sweet has recently revealed some exciting news: Sugarbomb. This brand new album from BC Sweet will be released in early 2012 and you can listen and Rock-out to the brand new title track right here on Metal Odyssey! The other 9 songs on Sugarbomb are covers, celebrating Sweet classics as well as one Badfinger classic. Plus there is a bonus ‘secret’ track on this album as well! (See track list below).

As of post launch time, Kev Moore is looking to release Sugarbomb on his very own moore:music label, being available through the moore:music online shop.

Kev Moore spoke of the new album Sugarbomb, telling Metal Odyssey:

“This album is just the first step in a gradual rebranding and remodelling of BC Sweet. We’ve taken the decision to establish our own identity with the Sweet legacy as our inspiration. As the years have passed since Brian Connolly’s death, the band cannot claim to be directly associated with him, but our pedigree as musicians, including The Glitterband’s Pete Phipps on Drums, (who has also played for XTC, Eurythmics, Mike Rutherford, etc) give us hope that we can further our cause in our own right with more original Glam-era inspired material over the next few years”.

* The very cool Sugarbomb album cover was designed by Kev Moore.

A special thank you to Kev Moore, for allowing Metal Odyssey to post the new single Sugarbomb for fans to enjoy. Sugarbomb was written by Kev Moore. Sugarbomb will be available as a digital download single on November 5th,2011 and available at most platforms, including: CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon. Click on the audio bar below to hear Sugarbomb and let the good times Rock!

BC Sweet – 2011

SUGARBOMB – Track List:




Fox On The Run

Hell Raiser

Ballroom Blitz

No Matter What (Originally Badfinger, one of Brian Connolly’s favorite covers)

Set Me Free/Lies In Your Eyes Medley (A Sweet Rock classic segued into one of the later singles)


Alexander Roadhouse Bell Blues (Sweet ‘s first single, Alexander Graham Bell mixed with Roadhouse Blues)

* Bonus ‘Secret’ Track – will be heard on Sugarbomb as well!

* Album cover and group photo courtesy of Kev Moore.

* For more info on BC Sweet, click on the link below:

Moore: Music




Posted in glam metal music, hair metal albums, hair metal bands, hair metal music, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, hard rock music, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock & roll, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

ENUFF Z’NUFF – I recently stumbled upon the CD single of Enuff Z’nuff – New Thing during one of my Heavy Metal hunts. For $2 I figured what the Metal heck, it is an out of print CD single, still sealed and I like my Rock ‘N’ Roll collectibles. This song is just drooling and seeping with that late 80’s Arena Rock and Hair/Glam Metal sound. New Thing is an up tempo song, it kinda reminds me of a humid and sunny day in late July, as I’m running through a water park, care free, acting like a corn dog.

Sometimes there are those songs that just give me that good times feeling… the feeling of having a ton of money even if I’m broke or feeling like it’s a vacation day even when it’s not. New Thing just seems to provoke that embarrassingly funny feeling – inside of me. This song is… (gasp), fun. Metal be thy name.

Do I like this song? Hey, I did make it the “Metal Odyssey Song Of The Day” for May 5, 2010. I’m down with it. I tend to listen to a vast array of bands and songs… add Enuff Z’nuff to that list. New Thing is from the Enuff Z’nuff debut/self titled album, released back on August 22, 1989, on Atco Records.

Check out the music video below for New Thing. It’s really kinda corn dog… then again, I’m a corn dog most of the time myself.

ENUFF Z’NUFF as they appeared on their debut/self titled album:

Donnie Vie – lead vocals, guitar & keyboards

Chip Z’Nuff – bass guitar, guitar & vocals

Derek Frigo – lead guitar

Vikki Fox – drums

Track Listing For the 1989 ENUFF Z’NUFF debut/self titled album:

New Thing

She Wants More

Fly High Michelle

Hot Little Summer Girl

In The Groove

Little Indian Angel

For Now

Kiss The Clown

I Could Never Be Without You

Finger On The Trigger


Angel – Heavy Metal roots from 1978

Posted in Album Review, Gene Simmons, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal Reviews, Metal, Music, Rock with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

1208213In case you are unfamiliar with Angel, (one of the original Glam Rock/Glam Metal bands from the late 1970’s), here are some semi-quick facts that may stir up some interest:

Angel – original band lineup: Frank Dimino – lead vocals, Punky Meadows – lead guitar, Mickie Jones – bass, Gregg Giuffria – keyboards and Barry Brandt on drums.

* Gene Simmons (from Kiss of course), discovered Angel, while Angel was performing in a nightclub. Angel would eventually sign onto Casablanca Records, the record label that Kiss belonged to.

* “White Hot” was released in 1978 and is the 4th album by Angel, featuring their only true Billboard Hot 100 hit – “Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore”. This particular hit peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 for Angel in 1978.

* If my Metal memory serves me correctly, “The Winter Song”, which is also found on the Angel album “White Hot”, received a fair amount of FM radio airplay back in 1978-79. (Do not laugh at this, however, I do remember listening to “The Winter Song” 45 rpm over and over and over again, with my sister, back in 1978) – (Alright, go ahead and laugh now).

* I really recommend Angel – “White Hot”, I just received a copy this past winter as a gift and I do not regret it. Yes, overall, the sound and feel of “White Hot” is definitive late ’70’s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Still, the songs are all very catchy and melodic, they are rock solid and will give you a fabulous insight as to how Metal was evolving back in 1978. I find Angel “White Hot” to be still relevant, for this cool album was yet another building block on the evolution and history of Metal.

* I always like to stay true to the Metal roots. Angel is a band that exemplifies early Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, in essence, they are Metal roots.


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