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CANDLELIGHT RED – “DEMONS” (Official Music Video) Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

CANDLELIGHT REDDEMONS, the 4 song EP from Williamsport Pennsylvania’s Hard Rockin’ Candlelight Red was released on September 25th, 2012, via Imagen Records. Produced by Morgan Rose (drummer & founding member of Sevendust), the quality of sound and overall Rockin’ atmosphere is solid. This 4 song DEMONS EP is a can’t miss for fans spanning the Rock, Hard Rock and Modern Rock genres.

Candlelight Red has been continuously gaining waves of fans and building on their potent Rockin’ momentum, ever since their famous 2010 opening gig for the iconic KISS in Pittsburgh, PA and subsequent 2011 Imagen Records debut: The Wreckage.

With plenty of riffs, a killer solo, stand-out vocals and an all-encompassing heaviness to earn my Metal respect, I’ve chosen the DEMONS music video from Candlelight Red to be: Stone’s METAL Pick of The Day!

Turn it up and watch below! Hopefully you’ll enjoy this song as much as I do! Metal be thy name.


Ryan Hoke – Vocals

Jeremy Edge – Guitar

Jamie Morral – Bass & Backing Vocals

Brian Dugan – Drums


Candlelight Red were chosen among 22 regional contest winners by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons to open for KISS in Pittsburgh, PA, winning the Guitar Center’s 2010 “Onstage Contest.


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Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

AEROSMITH – Call it nostalgia. Call it an impulse purchase. Call it being a big softy for Classic Rock. Call it appreciating Aerosmith’s perseverance and the majority of their albums; especially their catalog from the 70’s decade. Regardless of all the reasons, I bought Aerosmith’s 15th studio (album) CD, Music From Another Dimension! (Columbia), on November 6th at my local Super Walmart.

I’ve listened to this new Aerosmith CD several times now and I dig most of it. Music From Another Dimension! doesn’t Rock like 70’s Aerosmith, then again this CD doesn’t Rock like 80’s or 90’s Aerosmith either. This new Aerosmith offering does Rock, let there be no mistake. Lot’s of (radio friendly) Rock/Hard Rock relevance, mixed together with funky and bluesy vibes and a solid nod to good ol’ American Rock ‘N’ Roll. Aerosmith has a whiz-bang album here; trying to top any of their early classics or 80’s chart-toppers isn’t what I was looking for anyways.

Steven Tyler’s vocals are so trademarked that it’s astonishing. Really, who else has ever or currently sounds like Steven Tyler? Steven Tyler, Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) all sound groovy, like a well oiled Aerosmith machine. Good and well written songs coupled with legendary musicians sure do go a very long way. Aerosmith certainly surprised me here, I was afraid this new album was going to be overly sticky bubble-gum. Instead it’s a good time on the mainstream Rock ‘N’ Roll highway.

Carrie Underwood sings a duet with Steven Tyler on Can’t Stop Lovin’ You. I wish Joan Jett, Bonnie RaittMelissa Etheridge, Stevie Nicks or Ann Wilson sang a duet with Steven Tyler on this album instead. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You is a fine song, I just would have appreciated a legendary Classic Rock gal instead. Then again, that’s just me.

Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp sings backing vocals on Freedom Fighter. Who cares. I really don’t. Apparently I never answered the phone quick enough to get that backing vocal gig with Aerosmith. Next time I’ll hustle to my cell phone or at least listen to my messages quicker. Um… yeah.

I recommend this CD to my fellow Rockaholics, it’s all good and understood that this album was intended for widespread appeal. That’s a given. A new generation of Aerosmith fans will certainly be sowed, courtesy of this band’s always current world-wide popularity and new album. Here’s some last second Rockin’ advice: while you listen to Music From Another Dimension!, just pretend that American Idol doesn’t exist and everything will be okay.

So that’s about it. I’m not gonna blab anything more about Music From Another Dimension! other than:

1. I really, really, really dig the album cover artwork. Retro rules.

2. Another Last Goodbye is a (gulp) ballad. Ugh.

2. The Walmart version of this CD has the exclusive bonus track: Shakey Ground. It’s a Rockin’ cool song for a bonus track, making for a terrific way to close out this new Aerosmith album.


For more info on AEROSMITH, click on the links below!

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GEOFF TATE – KINGS AND THIEVES Releases Today! Dark Money (Lyric Video) Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

GEOFF TATEThe Voice Of Queensrÿche. For over three decades running, Geoff Tate is a top-tier vocalist who spans Rock, Hard Rock and of course… Metal. Geoff Tate is a name that comes up when other well-known musicians talk to me about influences. The only vocalist that I identify with Queensrÿche is Geoff Tate.

I’ve been fortunate to hear the vocals of/and witness Geoff Tate in a live setting, on multiple occasions while he was fronting Queensrÿche. Wether it was an arena or club, I’ve observed Geoff Tate commanding both stage and crowd.

Today, Geoff Tate’s sophomore solo album, Kings And Thieves, will be released via InsideOut Music. Whoa! If you are a fan of Geoff Tate and/or Classic Heavy Rock, like myself, the celebration of this vocal and songwriting legend never ceases! Legendary vocalists are born and not made and give their songs profound emotion. Geoff Tate is living proof of this. Metal be thy name.

Take a listen (and read) below to the lyric video for Dark Money… this song ABSOLUTELY ROCKS!


For more info on GEOFF TATE, click on the links below!

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GOLD – Dutch Rock Act Drops Video From Debut LP On Ván Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Germany’s cult label Ván Records is proud to unleash the opening track to Interbellum, the debut album from Dutch Rock outfit, GOLD, confirmed for worldwide release on the edge of the Mayan calendar, December 7th, 2012.

Recorded at the Amsterdam Recording Company, Interbellum offers nine hard-rocking pop songs that will enrich the contemporary Rock landscape with its fresh vocals, catchy riffing, its driving rhythms and refreshing songwriting. A world in crisis needs a Rock album full of urgency, anger and hope. Here it is.

The opening track to Interbellum, “One Of Us,” was shot on a gloomy Autumn afternoon at GOLD‘s rehearsal space at Studio SanteBoutique, Rotterdam. Check it out below!

The main drive of GOLD’s songwriting takes place between vocalist Milena Eva and guitarist Thomas Sciarone (ex-The Devil’s Blood). Longtime friends, drummer Igor Wouters and bassist Harm Haverman provide a steady yet adventurous foundation and guitarist Nick Polak completes the bunch with his talent for harmony and melody. Each song on Interbellum is a well-crafted piece of music and a story on its own, and overall is a monument to our time and to a civilization in decline. It deals with instability and the fear of things to come, yet offers a spark of love and hope in an attempt to give meaning to life in modern times. The album’s authentic tone and warmth completes the richness of GOLD’s sound, produced by Igor Wouters and Vanderbuyst main man Willem Verbuyst.

GOLD will be performing live by the end of 2012, delivering their songs to every soul that cares to listen.

Interbellum Track Listing:

1. One Of Us

2. Antebellum

3. Love, The Magician

4. Gone Under

5. Dreams

6. North

7. Medicine Man

8. The Hunt

9. Ruby

Stone Says: I dig this band! GOLD ROCKS! From the vocals of Milena Eva to the overall melodic Rockin’ sound that this band generates, GOLD is a band to keep our Rockaholic eyes and ears on! Metal be thy name.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on GOLD, click on the links below!



KISS “MONSTER” (Some Fun & Rockin’ Thoughts From Stone, Part 1) – My Favorite Song Revealed!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KISS – Okay. Unless you’ve been living on the Moon or have been out-of-touch with humanity for the past year, there is a brand new KISS album for sale and it’s called: MONSTER. The 20th studio album from the ICONIC KISS was released this past Tuesday, on October 9th, via UMe. Yup, this new album is exactly that… an F’n MONSTER and I mean that in the most grandest way too. Metal be thy name and ring that KISS Army bell. Tell all the naysayers and posers to go to F’n hell.

You see, being a lifetime KISSaholic, how could I write an album review for MONSTER with just one post? I did write reviews in the past for other KISS albums; where I cover the album’s songs and how it sounds, feels, blah, blah, blah and F’n blah again. This time around, for MONSTER, I’m gonna do things a tad different. I’ll write about one song, about the album cover or whatever the hell I want to write about, in reference to this ABSOLUTE ROCKING KISS ALBUM. One F’n post at a time. Metal be thy KISSaholic name and tell all the naysayers… SHAME!

What’s my favorite song on MONSTER? Which song have I played over and over and over and Rock And Roll Over again? That’s easy. Here it is:


I’m telling you right now, this song has CLASSIC ROCK oozing from it’s every crevice and the guitars are the HUGE giveaway here. For those who never thought KISS could make a song that would elevate them into the upper stratosphere of ROCK RELEVANCE… think again. With Long Way Down, KISS reached back into their CLASSIC HARD ROCK ROOTS and have delivered a very (un)KISS-like sound that somehow sounds like… KISS.

Paul Stanley sounds SUPERB on vocals while Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer sound simply invincible as musicians on this song. (Aw, hell, that pretty much sums up KISS on this whole album). Listen for yourself and maybe you’ll agree… that KISS MONSTER is 100% KICK-ASS KISSTORY.

Uh, oh. Stone gets a tad pissed off here:

It’s funny how all the BIG NAME mags and newspaper Rock critics all want to be a part of the KISS ARMY now that they’ve listened to MONSTER. Where were all these naysayers and posers since KISS Dynasty was released? KISS MY ASS is what I say to them all. KISS it baby. SSSMMMAAACCCKKK!

Okay, Stone is mellow again. Um, Kinda.

Stay tuned for some more Fun & Rockin’ Thoughts From Stone regarding MONSTER… I promise to keep the blah, blah, blah out of the mix and the constipated KISS naysayers pissed! Metal be thy name.


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The word “tad” was used a couple of times in this post.


KISS – “MONSTER” Television Commercial Promo 2012; 2 New Songs Streaming On KISSONLINE!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KISS – On October 9th, the 20th studio album, MONSTER, from the iconic KISS shall be released upon the world! I cannot wait! I absolutely LOVE their lead single Hell Or Hallelujah and I’m not bashful to admit this song psyches-me-out. I bought this song on iTunes and it has served me Metal right.

Currently on KISSONLINE.COM, you can listen to the following 2 songs from Monster, in their entirety: Long Way Down, All For The Love Of Rock & Roll. I’ve listened to both songs (several times) and they flat-out… ROCK! Go here to listen:

Check out the KISS – MONSTER television commercial below! 



If the Rock & Roll from KISS is no longer fun for you, then you’re probably too damn old and/or severely constipated. If you unfortunately fall into one or both of these categories (then) take some Ex-Lax, slap down some Air Supply vinyl on your turntable and go bitch to someone who gives a crap. Metal be thy name.


For more KISS – MONSTER related posts featured here on Metal Odyssey, click on the links below!

KISS “Hell Or Hallelujah” – Some Metal Thoughts and Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

KISS “MONSTER” – Album Cover and Track Listing! Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!


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AC/DC ‘Live At River Plate’ – 2-CD & 3-LP Red Vinyl Releases On November 20th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, live rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

AC/DC Live At River Plate was recorded in Buenos Aires in December 2009 when nearly 200,000 fans (over 3 sold-out nights) thunderously welcomed AC/DC back after a 13-year absence from Argentina. AC/DC Live At River Plate captures the legendary grandeur, excitement and energy that AC/DC’s live performances are renowned for. This ultimate live recording chronicles one of the largest shows from their massively successful Black Ice World Tour (where they performed to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries).

* Live At River Plate is the first live album for AC/DC in twenty years!


AC/DC Live At River Plate – 2-CD Track listing:

Rock N Roll Train

Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be

Back In Black

Big Jack

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Shot Down In Flames


Black Ice

The Jack

Hells Bells

Shoot To Thrill

War Machine

Dog Eat Dog

You Shook Me All Night Long


Whole Lotta Rosie

Let There Be Rock

Highway To Hell

For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)



AC/DC Live At River Plate will also be available on 3-LP Red Vinyl.

Both CD and Vinyl versions release on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012.

AC/DC Live At River Plate will release via Columbia Records.

For more info on AC/DC, click on the link below!



THE ROLLING STONES – GRRR! Release Dates & Why I’m Gonna Buy This Album…

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

THE ROLLING STONES– The release dates for GRRR! ( a greatest hits collection) will be as follows: (as reported on GRRR! will be released on 12th November 2012 for the world, excluding North America, and on the 13th November 2012 in North America.

I’ll buy GRRR! cause quite honestly, I don’t own every album from The Rolling Stones. Not even close. I’ve got some catching up to do. Hey… wanna know which are my top two favorite songs from The Rolling Stones? That’s easy. Here you go: Emotional Rescue and Gimme Shelter. Metal be thy name.



Mick Jagger

Keith Richards

Charlie Watts

Ronnie Wood


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HELLDORADOS To Support The Darkness – October 1st In Frankfurt, Germany!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HELLDORADOS released their self-titled debut album on July 13, 2012 via Massacre Records.

The album reached #64 at the Amazon Hard & Heavy Charts on the first sales day. Promotion concerts followed, for example at this year’s Bang Your Head Open Air in Balingen and the legendary Wacken Open Air.

The first HELLDORADOS music video “You Live, You Learn, You Die” ( received 5000 clicks within one month on YouTube and is also very popular everywhere else.

“This was a good start for us, but now we have prove ourselves on stage,“ said singer Pierre.

A few concerts are planned this year, before they’re going on festival tour in 2013. However, a real highlight is going to happen this Monday, October 1st!

HELLDORADOS are going to support The Darkness at their only concert in Germany on October 1st in Frankfurt!

Steve, the band’s guitarist, commented:

“The inquiry of the promoter came really unexpectedly for us, but we are proud and are glad about a wonderful concert evening in Frankfurt!”

You’ll find further information here:

HELLDORADOS’ debut album is available at our MP3 Download Store:



For more info on HELLDORADOS & THE DARKNESS, click on the links below!





Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Wanna know what recently released album has psyched-me-out-of-my-Rock-‘N-Metal-mind? Just look at the above album cover! No, it’s not just the cover that has me psyched; it’s the Hard Rockin’ sonic bliss that The Darkness are playing on Hot Cakes that has put me in such a whirlwind of glee! What an album of instantly memorable songs!

This is the third studio album from this amazingly fun British band from Lowestoft and it’s a gem to feed my ears with. This Hot Cakes album has me believing that good, old-fashioned Glam/Hard Rock is alive and well once again. Do yourself a favor and buy Hot Cakes, especially if you like your Hard Rock that kicks the politically correct school of thought right in the ass!

It’s hard to believe we will be entering October tomorrow! To me, it feels like Summer was put on fast forward. With that said, I am a huge fan of Autumn and the spooky swirls of Halloween. With Halloween falling on a Wednesday (hump day) this year, it will obviously fall within two days of two weekends. I imagine that’s pretty cool, especially if you’re planning a Halloween party; you’ll basically have two weekends to choose from for your ghoulish get-together!

Once Autumn and the Halloween season begins, there are select bands and/or albums that I’ll gravitate to all the more for those creepy Rockin’ vibes! One such band is Helloween and their 1985 full-length debut: Walls Of Jericho. A Helloween classic and a classic within the pages of Heavy Metal history, this album is, in my Metal opinion.

Everything about DANZIG just screams Halloween. Seriously. From Glenn’s music, to his band logo and album artwork. I once encountered a wise-old Metal troll along a treacherous and densely wooded path in the Northern woods of Pennsylvania. This troll stated to me: “Stone, y-y-you best g-g-get some DANZIG into y-y-your F’n ears d-d-during Halloween s-s-season.” I’ll have to admit, that wise-old Metal troll was no dumb-ass.

Other albums and bands that I’ll listen to in ushering in the Halloween season: King Diamond, the 1970 debut and self-titled album from Black Sabbath, MISFITS, Iron Maiden (especially their first 3 albums), White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Six Feet Under, Cannibal Corpse, Zombiefication, Angel WitchSatyricon and… well, you get the Metal point!

Here’s a Metal news item of importance for all you REVERENCE fans out in Europe:

As reported on REVERENCE facebook on September 29th:

Reverence Cancel’s European Tour: To all the fans, promoters and venues, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we are being forced to cancel our upcoming European tour. We were looking forward to playing for our fans and making new ones. This is something we don’t take halfheartedly and want you to know this is not the end of Reverence, we will definitely be heading to Europe in 2013. Although this seems like bad news we are taking this opportunity to begin writing new material for the next release and various other things to be heading your way in the months to come.”

Stone Says: REVERENCE is such a grand Classic Metal band! True Metal. If you haven’t picked up their debut album, When Darkness Calls, you are hereby told to do so! REVERENCE has easily earned themselves the “top-spot” for Greatest Metal Surprise Of 2012. Metal be thy name.


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KIX ‘Live In Baltimore’ – No Fillers, No Artificial Flavors… Just KIX Playing Some (Kick Ass) Live & Heavy Rock ‘N Roll!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, live rock albums, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KIX – There are hundreds of famous bands still bringing it from the dazzling, loud, trendsetting, colorful and arena-filled decade known as the 80’s. That decade also boasts some incredibly loyal Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fans. I am proud of my growing up as a teen during that brilliant decade of excessive Rock heaviness, glitz, glam and Metal toxicity. One band from the 80’s that has triumphantly returned and kept their Hard Rock adrenaline on a full-on-high is Hagerstown, Maryland’s KIX.

During the 80’s, KIX released four (charting) albums that spilled over with Hard Rock goodness, courtesy of KIX’s guitar driven, bass thumping, drum pounding, memorable songs; with lyrics sung by the flamboyant Steve Whiteman that motivated so many of us to sing along to, during an any occasion keg party or get together with the pack. KIX was a significant puzzle piece to that decade of Heavy Music decadence and now you can hear for yourself with Live In Baltimore as to why this is righteously so. (KIX would later release 2 more studio albums that charted in the early 90’s).

If you’ve never had a chance to see KIX play live, this album is the second-best thing; Live In Baltimore is your invitation to shed away any moral cobwebs that have kidnapped your thoughts and dreams about good-times Rock ‘N Roll. The 16 plus minutes of Yeah, Yeah, Yeah is a live KIX staple and never fails to remind me that Rock ‘N Roll was supposed to be (gulp) fun to begin with. Make that F’n fun. Steve Whiteman never disappoints my Rockin’ funny bone with his chatter on Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, regardless of how many times I hear it.

Cold Blood will crank-up my adrenaline for eternity, a song that can easily transform a crappy mood I’m in… into one of Hard Rock jubilation. Again, Steve Whiteman makes this live version of Cold Blood 200% better, just from his interaction with the happily screaming fans. Don’t Close Your Eyes is timeless for me, with the emotion that spills over from both its lyrics and music. If you play this power ballad with your #1 gal, she’s guaranteed to get all mushy in your arms. If this song doesn’t have that sort of affect I just described, then your #1 gal is a mannequin.

From start-to-finish, KIX undeniably kicks some heavy Rock ‘N Roll ass on this Live In Baltimore album. KIX will make you move, laugh and sing aloud like you’re supposed to do while listening to live, energy-charged, heavy Rock ‘N Roll. KIX turned me into a fan of their stuff many, many years ago. When I (finally) saw KIX live back in 2010, I experienced why I was a fan of this band for so long. With Live In Baltimore, I can constantly revisit and refresh my KIXaholic enthusiasm. Buy this live KIX album. It will serve you right. Metal be thy name.


* KIX – Live In Baltimore was released in Europe on September 21st and in North America on September 25th, via Frontiers Records.

Steve Whiteman


Steve Whiteman – Vocals

Ronnie “10/10” Younkins – Guitar

Brian “Damage” Forsythe – Guitar

Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant – Drums

Mark Schenker – Bass


KIX – LIVE IN BALTIMORE – Track Listing:

No Ring Around Rosie

Atomic Bombs

Lie Like A Rug

Don’t Close Your Eyes

Girl Money

Cold Blood

Cold Shower

She Dropped Me The Bomb

Blow My Fuse

Kix Are For Kids

Midnite Dynamite

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah


Photos courtesy of Frontiers Records.

For more info on KIX, click on the links below!




PAPA ROACH – Live Chat On Tuesday, October 2nd! European Tour Dates Announced!

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Papa Roach will be doing a massive live fan chat on Tuesday, October 2nd (release day for The Connection).  Fans will be able to talk to the band and each other!! This chat will happen at 6pm PDT.

Go to

To be a part of this amazing experience. Also, make sure that you order your copy of  The Connection TODAY, as pre-orders will end at 5pm PDT from You can also pick-up the newalbum on iTunes on October 2nd if you’d prefer to go that route.


PAPA ROACH – Euro Tour Dates:

Papa Roach will be touring across Europe this Fall/Winter and we want to see ALL of you there! To purchase tickets to these shows go to Check out all Euro dates below for the city nearest you!

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 Re:Public  Minsk, Belarus

Sat, Nov 10, 2012 Milo  Novgorod, Russia

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 Panorama  Irtutsk Russia

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 Havana  Kransnojarsk Russia

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 Otdych  Novosibirsk Russia

Sat, Nov 17, 2012 Tele Club  Ekaterinburg Russia

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 Arena  Moscow Russia

Tue, Nov 20, 2012 Arena  Krasnodar Russia

Thu, Nov 22, 2012 Yubi  St Petersburg, Russia

Sat, Nov 24, 2012 Progresja  Warsaw Poland

Mon, Nov 26, 2012 Alcatraz  Milan, Italy

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 Komplex 457  Zurich, Switzerland

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 Arena  Ludwigsburg Germany

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 Gasometer Wien  Vienna Austria

Sun, Dec 2, 2012 Zenith  Munich Germany

Mon, Dec 3, 2012 Stadthalle  Rostock Germany

Tue, Dec 4, 2012 Huxley’s  Berlin Germany

Thu, Dec 6, 2012 Turbinenhalle  Oberhausen Germany

Fri, Dec 7, 2012 Melkweg  Amsterdam Netherlands

Sat, Dec 8, 2012 De Mast  Torhout Belgium

Mon, Dec 10, 2012 O2 Academy Brixton  London United Kingdom

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 O2 Academy Brixton  London United Kingdom


(Source: PAPA ROACH)

For more info on PAPA ROACH, click on the links below!



GYPSYHAWK – “Hedgeking” (Official Video) And “Revelry & Resilience” Are Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

GYPSYHAWK – Guitar driven. Cruising Rock ‘N Roll. Blue Collar, knuckle crackin’, foot stompin’ and beer drinkin’ good-times Heavy Rock. Old school. Did I mention guitar driven? A blend of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock and Southern Rock never sounded so damn refreshingly cool. I’m talking about the new album released on Metal Blade Records (on August 28th) from California’s Gypsyhawk that’s titled: Revelry & Resilience. Essentially, Realistically, undoubtedly, unquestionably, this new Gypsyhawk album kicks pure, 100% Heavy Rockin’ ass.

There’s some heavy-duty classic Thin Lizzy vibes happening throughout Revelry & Resilience. Eric Harris on vocals and bass just “has a slick way” of reminding me of the late Phil Lynott. Don’t get me wrong, Eric Harris is musically his own man and Gypsyhawk dishes out heaping doses of original heavy sound. This Gypsyhawk band flat-out Rocks in such a glorious way, their songs, sound and style inspires me to shake away the bullshit stress that’s been hanging over my head for far too long.

I will share this: Gypsyhawk’s cover of Rick Derringer’s Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo is freakin’ great. Whoa! Let’s just say that I cannot get enough of this cover song from Gypsyhawk. These dudes nailed it! This classic song was meant to be covered by Gypsyhawk and belongs on their album, there’s no sliver of doubt in my Metal mind about that.

Man, I’m gonna tell you all right now… Gyspyhawk’s Heavy Rock ‘N Roll has gotten me psyched out of my brains! I absolutely love listening to Revelry & Resilience and couldn’t recommend this album more strongly to all my fellow Metal and Rockaholic brethren. Metal be thy name.

Take a listen (and look) below to the new and official video for Hedgeking. Check that. Take a dozen or so listens to Hedgeking! Crank this song up and thank the Rock ‘N Metal Gods that Gypsyhawk has created such a blazingly memorable song (and album) to feed our ears with!


Andrew Packer– Guitars

Eric Harris– Bass and Vocals

Ian “Pee Pee Rider” Brown – Drums

Erik “Ron Houser” Kluiber– Guitars



The Fields



Galaxy Rise


Night Songs From The Desert

The Red Wedding

Silver Queen

State Lines

Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo


For more info on GYPSYHAWK, click on the links below!

Gypsyhawk Facebook




LED ZEPPELIN – ‘Celebration Day’ Double CD Releases November 19th, 2012, Via Atlantic Records

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LED ZEPPELINCelebration Day is a historically documented Rock Music event, in which the ultra iconic Led Zeppelin performed onstage, on December 10th, 2007, at The O2 Arena in London. This was a tribute concert for the late Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records.

Over two hours of Led Zeppelin classics were filmed and recorded on this amazing night of Rock Music history, showcasing the everlasting talents of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and (the late John Bonham’s son) Jason Bonham.

Releasing on November 19th, 2012, via Atlantic Records, Celebration Day will be available as 2-CD, 2-CD + 1-DVD and 2-CD + 2-DVD formats.

With this event being the first concert for Led Zeppelin in 27 years, 20 million fans (worldwide) put in for tickets, with only 18,000 lucky fans obtaining a once-in-a-lifetime seat.

Check out the Celebration Day concert movie trailer below! Celebration Day hits the cinemas this October!


Special thanks to Scott Coverdale for contributing.

For more info on LED ZEPPELIN, click on the links below!

Official facebook: Led Zeppelin Official



THE ORDER – 1986 Is An Album Bursting At The Seams With Hard Rockin’ & Heavy Metallin’ Old School Glory!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

THE ORDER – Attention all fans of 80’s Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Classic Rock and early MTV era Heavy Metal: The Order have recorded an album that ushers in the loud, proud, colorful and ultra pumped-up energy that our beloved 80’s Heavy Music had to offer and it’s titled 1986. There’s no doubt in my Metal mind that 1986 was a magnificent year for Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Now there’s no doubt that this 1986 album is a priority recommendation of mine and one of the very best Hard Rock meets Heavy Metal albums I’ve listened to in 2012… or in the last few years for that matter.

Everything about these 10 songs on 1986 is huge! Huge guitars, huge vocals, huge drums, huge bass. Just a rainstorm of good-times lyrics surrounded by 80’s old school Hard and Heavy Rock ‘N Roll thunder! With 1986, The Order have taken the old adage of what once was old is new again and have written it across the sky. 1986 is the fourth album from these Swiss Hard Rockers and they’ve proven their seasoned musicianship is truly something to behold.

Gianni Pontillo on vocals should make the legendary (and fellow countryman) Marc Storace (of Krokus fame) very, very, very proud. Damn proud. To say it’s a Metal treat to take in the vocals of Gianni on this album is a gross understatement. Bruno Spring dials-in on every tiny guitar nuance that is golden about that arena-era of sound, glitz and glam! The solos, leads and all-encompassing melodic blanket of sound that Bruno plays throughout 1986 is 100% contagious to my Metal lovin’ and Hard Rockin’ senses. Holy Heavy Rockin’ shit.

Take a listen, no, take several listens to the opening track The Power Of Love below! This song is only 1 of 10 that kicks supreme Heavy Rockin’ ass like there’s no tomorrow!

If you can make it through the first four songs on 1986 without getting the psyche-you-out police breaking down the front door, then you’re in for an amazing sonic experience of Hard and Heavy Rock ‘N’ Roll! Just when I thought I’ve listened to it all, this is an album that has lifted me up, spun me around and kicked me straight in the ass with an old school Timberland boot; a boot full of Hard Rockin’ shock and Heavy Metallin’ awe. Holy Heavy Rockin shit, again.

The Order even recorded a ballad that kicks mammoth Metal ass. Under The Rain is the ballad and it’s a diamond-status moment for Gianni on vocals. Now, don’t take my Metal word for it. Take my F’n Metal word for it. The Order are a band you absolutely must know about and their 1986 album is one you absolutely must own. Metal be thy name.

1986 was released on July 27th, 2012, via Massacre Records.


Gianni Pontillo – Vocals

Bruno Spring – Guitar

Andrej Abplanalp – Bass

Mauro Casciero – Drums


01. The Power Of Love

02. Long Live Rock’n’Roll

03. Generation White Line

04. Lonely Nights

05. Fire It Up

06. A Kiss Under The Rain

07. Damn Hot Chick

08. Heartbreaking Rebel Blood

09. Why Dreaming Hollywood

10. Stop Lying In The Name Of Love


For a recent article on THE ORDER, as featured on Metal Odyssey, click below!

THE ORDER “The Power Of Love” From Forthcoming Album “1986″ – Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!


* 1986 cover artwork by Jan Yrlund /Darkgrove Design

For more info on THE ORDER, click on the links below!

Official facebook: THE ORDER



DOKKEN – “Broken Bones” EPK (Official) Is Here!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Broken Bones the new DOKKEN album will be out on Frontiers Records. Available in CD and Deluxe CD/DVD edition including a “Making of the Album” Release date: Europe: September 21st / North America: September 25th

Check out the Broken Bones Official EPK below!

For more related DOKKEN news, click on the link below!



(Source: Frontiers Records)

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PAPA ROACH – ‘THE CONNECTION’ Releases October 2nd, 2012; Pre-Order & VIP Packages Available Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PAPA ROACH – The seventh studio album (eighth album overall), The Connection, from California’s Papa Roach will be released on October 2nd, 2012, via Eleven Seven Music. Check out below for this album’s track listing, along with pre-order and VIP details! Metal be thy name.


THE CONNECTION – Track Listing:


Still Swingin

Where Did The Angels Go

Silence Is The Enemy

Before I Die

Wish You Never Met Me

Give Me Back My Life

Breathe You In

Leader Of The Broken Hearts

Not That Beautiful

Walking Dead

Won’t Let Up

As Far As I Remember

What’s Left Of Me (Deluxe Edition Track)

9th Life (Deluxe Edition Track)

You can now pre-order “The Connection” in several different exclusive packages at

1. CD Only (You’ll find it cheaper here than anywhere on the web)

2. Gold Package (CD + digital download + exclusive t-shirt)

3. Titanium Package (CD + digital download + exclusive t-shirt + VIP meet & greet in city of choice)

You won’t find these deals anywhere else!  Make sure you get your orders placed today as these items are limited in quantity and WILL sell out!!


Jacoby Shaddix – vocals

Jerry Horton – guitar

Tobin Esperance – bass

Tony Palermo – drums


For more info on PAPA ROACH, click on the links below!



LOVERBOY – HEARTBREAKER (Official Video); Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Available Now!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HEARTBREAKER (Official Video) Is Here!

Taken from “Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival”: LOVERBOY’s return with 3 brand new tracks (2 of them produced by Bob Rock of AC/DC and Metallica fame) and fabulous live versions of such classics as Working For The Weekend; Lovin’ Every Minute of It; Turn Me Loose and more !

 Available now !


(Source: Frontiers Records)

For more related LOVERBOY info, click the link below!

LOVERBOY – Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival EPK (Official); Album Releases August 24th On Frontiers Records

For more info on this LOVERBOY album, click on the link below!



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!

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







Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

BLACK TORA – The 5 song EP, RAISE YOUR FISTS, from BLACK TORA is available on iTunes… NOW! This Hard & Heavy Rockin’ power trio from Mcallen, Texas have brought back the energy, attitude, riffage, vocals, ultra-memorable beats and arena-style sound; a pump-you-up sound that has been missing for far too long… in an over-saturated industry of Modern Hard Rock carbon-copycats.

Chris Daniel (vocals & bass), RazorDave (guitar) and Nicky X (drums) have recorded an EP that is guaranteed to kick your Hard Rock lovin’ brain and ears into submission, all while you’re begging for more! I will be writing a more detailed & kick-ass review on Raise Your Fists in the coming days, stay tuned!

To purchase your potent dosage of BLACK TORA’s Hard Rockin’ whoop-ass, oops, (I meant) Raise Your Fists EP, click on the link below! Metal be thy name.


Read a related BLACK TORA feature on Metal Odyssey, by clicking link below!

BLACK TORA “Never Enough” – Official Music Video Is All About: Psych-You-Out Of Your Brains Heavy Rock!


For more info on BLACK TORA, click on the links below!



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