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Metal Odyssey’s Halloween METAL Pick Of The Day Is: MISFITS “MONSTER MASH” Cover Song

Posted in classic rock, halloween, halloween songs, Music, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Misftis - Project 1950 - promo album cover pic - 2003 - #MO - NMMSSOTC9393399

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

HERE’S

MISFITS

COVER VERSION

OF…

MONSTER MASH!

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Misfits Records - Classic Logo - #0001

This MISFITS cover version of Monster Mash is featured on Project 1950; a studio album of early Rock ‘N Roll cover songs performed by MISFITS, released back in 2003, via Misfits Records.

Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett and The Crypt Kickers - promo album cover pic

Monster Mash was originally recorded by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. The single was released back in 1962.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE HALLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE MONSTER MASH.

Stone.

Creepy Crap I Have To See, While On My CD And Records Hunting Trips

Posted in antiques, halloween, humor, life with tags , , , , on October 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Creepy Face Head - Antique Mall - 2015 - #MO330NMSS8

Above: WTF is this used for and why?

I find enormous pleasure in hunting for older records and CDs. My expeditions take me to antique malls, flea markets and second-hand stores on a frequent schedule. I very often come home empty-handed or with spending only a colossal five dollars or so. These past several years, I’ve found and purchased many exciting vinyl, CD and miscellaneous treasures that I’ll be boasting about on Metal Odyssey, as part of a consistent series of posts. I promise. Yes, it’s been too long since I have shared such cool stories.

In the meantime, I want to share with you via this post all the Creepy Crap I Have To See, While On My CD And Records Hunting Trips. It really sucks to witness such macabre objects that are lurking around corners of the establishments I patronize; many times I stand in awe at the creepy crap that people are trying to sell. On one recent trip, I decided to document this creepy crap through the lens of my iPhone.

WARNING: Some or all of the images that appear above and below may be unsuitable for people who take life way too seriously.

Creepy Mannequin - Antiques Mall - 2015

This mannequin gal looks like she needs a cigarette after a wild night of doing “the wild thing” and assorted narcotics many times over. WTF!?

Creepy Pumpkin Dude - Antiques Mall - 2015 - #MONMSSC33

Sorry if I find this pumpkin troll (thing) as creepy crap. I query: WTF is up with the stick it is holding? What does this pumpkin thing want to do with that stick?

Creepy nude mannequin - antiques mall - 2015 - #MO337099

Yup. This above photo speaks for itself. A nude and headless female mannequin. Wearing a hat. That is a super WTF!!! Needless to say, I did get a couple of disgusted looks from fellow shoppers, as I took this photo.

Creepy face - Antiques Mall - 2015 - #660699MO

This looks like it belongs on a fountain, due to its mouth? Hell, I don’t know. It’s creepy crap, okay? WTF.

Evil Jester Thing - Antiques Mall - 2015 - #MO6673399NMSS

Oh, look, a cute evil jester from grandma’s possessed attic!

headless thing - antiques mall - 2015 - #3306609MON

Looks like Cousin It had offspring. WTF!!

ABBA records - Antiques Mall - 2015 - #MO0000RB

Above is the creepiest crap on this entire post. Stumbling upon an ABBA Greatest Hits album is NO laughing matter. Shit, I was traumatized for at least fifteen minutes after taking this photo. Not cool and WTF.

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LONG LIVE CREEPY CRAP. I THINK.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – Halloween Edition – October 31st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Halloween Banner - scary pumpkin - promo - #201431H

Today is October 31st, 2014 and thus it’s Halloween, here in the United States! Through the centuries, Halloween has also been known as: All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints Eve and Allhalloween. Enough with the history lesson, Halloween is a day to enjoy all things spooky, dress up as monsters or serial killers and (if you’re a kid) knock on strangers doors and beg for candy, in the dark of night. Below are events that have taken place on Halloween during decades of METAL history. Onward, my METAL brethren, shall we…?

Led Zeppelin - III - promo cover pic - #1970JP

On October 31st, 1970Led Zeppelin’s third album, Led Zeppelin III reached the top of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart for the beginning of a four-week run at #1. This was Led Zeppelin’s second number one album in the United States.

Pretty Things - Silk Torpedo - vinyl promo pic - Swan Song Records

On this day in 1974 – The mighty Led Zeppelin officially celebrate the UK launch of their record label Swan Song, with a party at the Chislehurst Caves in Kent, UK. This Halloween gala was attended by the likes of label mates Bad Company, The Pretty ThingsRoy Harper, strippers, magicians and fire-eaters.

Cheap Trick - Promo Album Cover Pic!

On October 31st, 1974Cheap Trick made their live debut at Charlotte’s Web, in their hometown of Rockford, Illinois. Long live Cheap Trick!

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - promo cover pic - 1974FM

On this day in 1975 – The legendary Queen released Bohemian Rhapsody, which at the time of its release was the most expensive single ever recorded. The song would reach number one in the United Kingdom on two occasions. This iconic song hit the top ten in the United States; twice peaking at #9 in 1976 and thanks to Wayne’s World, Bohemian Rhapsody peaked at #2 in 1992. Rest in peace, Freddie Mercury.

Faith No More - promo band label card - 1990 - #FNM1

Billy Idol - Charmed Life - promo album cover pic - #1990

On October 31st, 1990 – Before his concert in Seattle, the legendary Billy Idol decided to dump 600 dead fish in the dressing room of opening act Faith No More. Faith No More reciprocated by streaking onstage during Billy Idol’s set. Whoa!

Kiss - Psycho Circus - Dodger Stadium - 1998 - guitar pic patch promo

On this day in KISSTORY, October 31st, 1998 KISS kicked off their tour in support of their 18th studio album: Psycho Circus. This was (supposedly) the first (full) album with their original lineup in 18 years. The famed Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles was where this KISS tour began. The Smashing Pumpkins opened for KISS. This was the first KISS concert tour to have 3-D visual effects.

Misfits - Jasta - The Reserve - Meriden - CT - concert promo flyer - Oct 31- 2014

On October 31, 2014 – The legendary MISFITS with special guests JASTA will be performing at The Reserve, in Meriden, Connecticut. Metal be thy name!

ABCs of Death 2 - promo movie poster pic - October 31 - 2014

On this day in 2014 – The Thriller/Horror film ABCs Of Death 2 is released in U.S. theaters. Whoa!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Mikkey Dee - Drum! Magazine - promo cover - #2013211

MIKKEY DEE

On Halloween, October 31st, 1963, Mikkey Dee was born. Happy Birthday, Mikkey! Whoa yeah, man, you ROCK! Mikkey Dee is the legendary drummer for Motörhead. Mikkey Dee has also been a drummer for legends: King Diamond, Don Dokken and Helloween. Above photo is the Mikkey Dee cover feature for the January 2014 issue of DRUM!.

Halloween - scary pumpkin patch - promo banner - #312014

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE HALLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

STONE SAYS: HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL OF YOU METALHEADS, GHOULS AND FIENDS!

Posted in halloween, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, horror, Metal, movies, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Devils Rain album promo pic

MISFITS – The Devils Rain (2011 – Misfits Records)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2013!

To ALL of you gouls, fiends, hell rats, maggots, Metalheads, Punks, children of the damned, underground dwellers and evil ambassadors from the dark side…

Pinhead - Hellraiser - promo pic - #1 - 2013

PINHEAD FROM HELLRAISER

MAY THIS HALLOWEEN TEAR ROCK YOUR SOUL APART!! 

DON’T FORGET TO…

PULL OUT YOUR VINYL AND/OR CD’S OF THESE POWER METAL PIONEERS:

Helloween - Classic Band Logo - #119 - 2013

DON’T FORGET TO PLAY THESE ICONIC BANDS LOUD:

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!Venom - Large Classic Band Logo - B&W

AND… CHECK OUT A 1950’S HORROR FILM CLASSIC OR TWO!

I married a monster from outer space - promo movie poster - 1958

I Married A Monster From Outer Space – Original 1958 Movie Poster (Paramount Pictures)

SOME METAL ODYSSEY HALLOWEEN TIPS:

1. Crank up some MISFITS.

2. Crank up some KING DIAMOND.

3. Crank up some WEDNESDAY 13.

4. Crank up some SIX FEET UNDER.

5. Crank up some SATYRICON.

6. Crank up some KISS.

7. Eat as much damn candy as you wish and party safe.

8. DO NOT be a fool and drink and drive.

9. Watch super scary-as-hell slasher movies.

10. Go outside at/after midnight and look for Bigfoot, ghosts and/or UFO’s.

AND… NOW… BELOW… FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN LISTENING ENJOYMENT… HERE’S DEMON IN THE MIRROR FROM THE LEGENDARY… WITCH CROSS!! METAL BE THY NAME!

Witch Cross - Classic Logo - Large - B&W!!

OKAY… SINCE Y’ALL WANT MORE, Y’ALL CAN GET PSYCHED OUT BY AND PLAY VERY LOUD… THE NEW, TERROR FILLED MUSIC VIDEO, VOICES OF THE DEAD, FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO’S VERY OWN: PHANTOM 13! WHOA!!

Phantom 13 - Out For Blood - 5 Phantom Thirteen Bucks_________________________________________________________

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STAY SAFE!

LONG LIVE HALLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE WITCH CROSS.

LONG LIVE PHANTOM 13.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITE – “Featuring Dr. Gruesome And The Gruesome Gory Horror Show” – Album Review

Posted in horror, Metal, metal music, Music, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Snow White's Poison Bite - Featuring Dr. Gruesome And The Gruesome Gory Horror Show - promo cover

3.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

Metal Fists - 3 and a half - Metal Odyssey

SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITE – Somewhere along my Metal life, the combination of Horror and Rock ‘N Roll has snagged a part of my Metal soul and refuses to leave. Cool. Case in point: this past Summer, I picked up the new CD from Finland’s Snow White’s Poison Bite, with its lengthy (yet cool) title: Featuring Dr. Gruesome And The Gruesome Gory Horror Show (Victory Records). I bought this CD without hearing a single note from it; the cover artwork sold itself!

If there is one dilemma I have with Snow White’s Poison Bite, it’s I wish they would settle on what sound they truly want to be famous for. These guys play (and Jeremy Thirteenth sings) Punk, Alternative, Extreme and Metal very well; only it’s the mixed bag of genres that distracts me; I sincerely want to be floored by this CD, only the change in musical styles has me asking: how does this band want to be labeled? If this Horror Crew wanted to just play straight-up (toasted cheese sandwich and beer) Horror Punk, saving the extremity and slivers of emo vocals for another day, then I’d do a naked jig clear across the beautiful state of Ohio. Yup.

Snow White's Poison Bite - Featuring Dr. Gruesome And The Gruesome Gory Horror Show - promo cover

For the Metal money, this is a (gasp) FUN CD to listen to and the song titles should pretty much give that away. I am totally down with what Snow White’s Poison Bite have done with the marketing of their band, from the artwork to their Horror Punk attire and makeup. This is a rowdy CD, which adds an important plus to my liking it. I absolutely dig the creepy spoken words on both the intro (track 1) and ending (track 10) to this CD.

The legendary (former) Misfits frontman, Michael Graves, is featured on Zombie Romance. The (unexpected) 1950’s Doo Wop and Shoo Bop experience this song initially introduces only gives way to an even more delectable dish of creepy Horror Punk, making this song my favorite of the track list. At the end of my Metal day, I do recommend this CD to Horror Punk fans and Alternative (Heavy Rock) fans alike. Metal be thy name.

Track Listing:

1. Gruesomely Introducing: Dr. Gruesome And The Gruesome Gory Horror Show 2. The Gruesome Gory Horror Show 3. There’s A New Creep On The Block 4. Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard? 5. Halloween Means Death 6. Count Dracula Kid 7. Dr. Gruesome 8. Zombie Romance (Feat. Michael Graves) 9. Lurking Inside Of You 10. The Show Must Gruesomely End

snow white's poison bite - promo band pic - #6 - 2013

Jeremy Thirteenth – Vocals

Bobo – Bass

August – Guitar

Hoker Dine – Drums

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New album available NOW from:

iTunes: http://bit.ly/10aid1i

Amazon:http://amzn.to/1aozaWr

Direct (CD/Vinyl): http://bit.ly/12ByMSR

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* For More Info On This Band:

Facebook: Snow White’s Poison Bite

Victory Records - Large Logo!

http://www.facebook.com/VictoryRecords

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LONG LIVE SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITE.

Stone.

KISS – Halloween Pumpkin Contest Is Underway! Enter To WIN!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, halloween, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Halloween Pumpkins - promo pic - 2013 - Kiss Pumpkin Contest

As reported on the KISS Facebook page:

Hey Fans – Halloween is fast approaching and here is your chance to join in the KISS Halloween fun.

Grab a pumpkin and your creative spark and carve the KISS logo and/or the band’s likeness into it and send a photo our way using Instagram and the hashtag #kisspumpkin.

We’ll showcase the best entries on the KISS Facebook page and choose a random winner to take home a $100 Amazon gift card and a Monster CD.

For MORE info and contest rules: http://www.kisspumpkin.com/

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* For More Info On KISS:

Facebook: KISS

http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE HALLOWEEN.

Stone.

MISFITS – ALL-NEW MISFITS STUDIO SINGLE COMING FOR HALLOWEEN

Posted in horror, horror punk, Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock albums, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007}

MISFITS – That’s right Fiends, the ‘fits will debut two all-new studio recordings for the first time anywhere on a special limited edition 12-inch maxi-single this Halloween!

90’s era Misfits ‘fiend’ fav “Descending Angel” has been re-recorded with a brand new 2013 treatment by the “Devil’s Rain” lineup (Jerry, Dez and Chupacabra). The new single features wicked cover art by Jeff Zornow (Fright Rags, IDW’s Godzilla comics & more). Here’s a first glimpse of the old-school inspired, one-color sleeve art, compliments of Misfits Records. (Shown above).

More news will follow, including details on the flip side track, (hint for die-hard fiends…you’ve only heard the ‘fits perform this track live, but a studio version will soon debut). Also keep your evil eyes peeled for advance word on pre-ordering, highly limited exclusive variant vinyl colorways, and how to get your copy before it even arrives in stores!

This and lots more, coming VERY soon from Misfits Records. Stay tuned…

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(Source: Misfits Records)

* For More Info On MISFITS:

Facebook: Misfits

http://misfits.com/

www.misfitsrecords.com

http://twitter.com/themisfits

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE HALLOWEEN.

Stone.

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