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Chip DiMonick – Reveals What Album He Cannot Live Without!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Chip DiMonick

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ROCKS. This grand metropolis doesn’t just Rock due to their major league sports champions. Nope. Pittsburgh also Rocks cause it’s the home of Chip DiMonick. Blue-collar Hard Rock from a blue-collar city. Chip and his band have won many Rock ‘N Roll awards of their own, in the greater Pittsburgh area; while earning tidal waves of fans with their catchy original songs and DIY work ethic.

Recently, Chip DiMonick took the time to answer a question for Metal Odyssey. Thank you Chip! The question: What album (minus your own) could you not be able to live without? It can be from any genre of music and have as many words as you’d like too. Here’s what Chip had to say:


“The album I couldn’t live without is “The Strange Case Of…” by Halestorm.  This album is total quality from Track 1 through Track 15 (yes, I have the 15-track deluxe edition!). Very few albums in the history of rock have consistently good songs throughout.  There always seems to be a crappy song in there somewhere.  But not on “Strange Case Of!”

The album has so much diversity, from soft ballads to aggressive screamers. So, no matter what mood I’m in, I can find songs to match on this release. Finally, I’ll say that the songwriting is impeccable. The melodies, the riffs, the hooks…it’s just ALL THERE. I hope Halestorm can recreate the magic they conjured up with this album with their future efforts. If they can, rock fans like me will have lots of timeless music to indulge in for years – or decades – to come!”

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HALESTORM – The Strange Case Of… 

(Released in April, 2012, via Atlantic Records)

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Chip DiMonick – Lead vocals, guitar, keyboard

Carmen “CC” Capozzi – Drums, background vocals

Joe P. – Bass, background vocals

DJ Carothers – Lead guitar


Chip DiMonick is making some 100% kick-ass and memorable Rock ‘N Roll noize! Click on the links below to discover Chip DiMonick, if y’all haven’t already!

Facebook: Chip DiMonick (Band Page)

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CHIP DIMONICK “The Sign Of A New Generation” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

The above link is for a post on Chip DiMonick, featured on Metal Odyssey on November 27, 2012.

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Revolver Golden Gods Awards – 5th Anniversary Show Returns May 2nd, 2013!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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America’s Only Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Award Show Returns!


With live performances from Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Stone Sour, Dillinger Escape Plan, Halestorm and more. Plus a salute to this year’s Golden God, Rob Zombie and Riff Lord, Tony Iommi!

* Click on the link below for more info on this momentous Hard Rock & Heavy Metal event, taking place on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013. Whoa!

Golden Gods Awards


Metal Odyssey salutes Halestorm for winning Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for Love Bites (So Do I) at this year’s Grammy Awards. Metal be thy name.


(SourceGolden Gods Awards)

For more info on REVOLVER Magazine, click on the links below!

facebook: REVOLVER Magazine

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LZZY HALE – Is Revolver Magazine’s ‘Hottest Chick In Hard Rock’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LZZY HALE – Check out the front cover of Revolver Magazine’s annual (2012) Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock. The beautiful and vocally/musically talented Lzzy Hale of Halestorm gets the #1 spot! Metal be thy name.

The second studio album from Halestorm, The Strange Case Of…, was released via Atlantic Records on April 10th, 2012.

Buy The Strange Case Of … on iTunes:


For more info on LZZY HALE & HALESTORM, click on the links below!

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Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HALESTORM – Below are the June and July 2012 tour dates for Pennsylvania’s Hard Rockin’ HALESTORM. Their new chart successful album The Strange Case Of… was released back on April 10th, via Atlantic Records. Check ’em out below to see if Lzzy Hale and her band will be in your area! Metal be thy name.


06/23 – Portland, OR – State Theater (New Medicine only)

06/25 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

06/26 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street

06/27 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s

06/29 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork

06/30 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater

07/01 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

07/04 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club

07/07 – Tremont, IL – Twisted Spoke

07/10 – Des Moines, IA – People’s Court

07/13 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep

07/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

07/16 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre

07/17 – Billings, MT – Babcock Theatre

07/19 – Fargo, ND – The Venue @ Playmaker’s

w/ New Medicine & Emphatic


(Source: HALESTORM Official Website)

For more info on HALESTORM, click on the link below:



HALESTORM – The Strange Case Of… Releases In Stores and Online April 10th, 2012

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HALESTORM – The second full-length studio album from Pennsylvania’s very own Hard Rockin’ band, HALESTORM, will be released via Atlantic Records on April 10th, 2012. This second studio full-length is titled: The Strange Case Of… and led by the ever popular, talented and beautiful front woman/guitarist, Lzzy Hale, this looks to be one of 2012’s most popular of Hard Rock albums. Both an in-store and online release is for this date.

The Strange Case Of… was produced by Howard Benson.

The deluxe edition CD includes 3 bonus tracks.



Lzzy Hale – Vocals, Guitar

Arejay – Drums

Josh Storm – Bass, Vocals

Joe Storm – Guitar, Vocals

The Strange Case Of… – Track Listing:

Love Bites (So Do I)

Mz. Hyde

I Miss The Misery

Freak Like Me

Beautiful With You

In Your Room

Break In

Rock Show

Daughters Of Darkness

You Call Me A Bitch Like It’s A Bad Thing

American Boys

Here’s To Us


For more info on HALESTORM, click on the links below:

HALESTORM – Official Website



Halestorm Cover of “Bad Romance” Spoils The Hard Rock Party

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Halestorm – I’ve always dug Halestorm and will continue to do so. However, when you cover a Lady Gaga song such as Bad Romance and slap it on your new EP (ReAniMate: The CoVeRs) not everyone is gonna be psyched-out about it. The first time I heard this ultralousy song “covered” by Halestorm, I thought it was a cruel joke or at least a mistake. Why on Earth would Halestorm want to cover this crap song? Is the band “friends” with Lady Gaga? Is Lady GaGa influential to someone in Halestorm? (Ouch). Even so, there is NO rhyme or Metal reason to cover it… unless your looking for a grammar school battalion of fans.

If Halestorm wants to be “cool” within the Hard Rock circles, they shouldn’t even be associating themselves with such a poser song. I would give Halestorm a Metal pass if this song was done as a joke. Children of Bodom covered a crap Pop song called Oops!… I Did It Again (the crap song that made Britney Spears millions) for their Skeletons in the Closet covers album and openly stated it was not to be taken seriously. That is not the case here. Halestorm should step back, take a deep breath, then realize: they are NOT immune to being called out for SELLING OUT on covering a bubble gum Pop song such as this. This is Halestorm obviously cashing in on the current commercial fame of Lady Gaga. I don’t know which version of Bad Romance is worse… it’s a pick ’em.

By no means do I ignore that Lzzy Hale displays her patented powerful vocals on this covers EP. With the likes of Guns ‘n Roses (Out ta Get Me), Temple of the Dog’s (Hunger Strike) and Skid Row’s (Slave To The Grind) being hammered out with undeniably relevant heaviness from the band, this EP does become rescued. The Classic Rock gem from Heart (All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You) lacks the original vibe and feel that Ann and Nancy Wilson can only bring. (I Want You (She’s So Heavy)) is a Beatles song that really doesn’t need to be reinvented or covered at all… some songs are still sacred, you know?

I am not going to cow-tow to anyone and say nice things about a song that is justifiably out of place on this EP as Bad Romance is. Overall I recommend this new EP offering of cover songs from Halestorm to loyal fans… just don’t say I never warned you about the one bad apple song in the bunch.

That’s it. So, as you have read above, Stone is not always going to listen to an album, then hand out smiley faces and tell everybody it’s a sunshine day. Metal be thy name.

* For more info on HALESTORM, click on the link below:

HALESTORM – Official Website



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