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THE 69 EYES – Gotta Rock US Tour Announced – Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Posted in gothic metal, gothic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

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Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES will return to Western US stages this Spring! The week-long Gotta Rock US Tour will commence on May 5th in Phoenix, Arizona at The Nile Theater and run through May 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sick New World Fest. Support will be provided by Pretty Boy Floyd on select dates. Alongside some classics, fans can expect to hear tracks taken from THE 69 EYES’ long-awaited new album, to be released later this year via Atomic Fire Records. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27th. See all confirmed dates below.

THE 69 EYES w/ Pretty Boy Floyd:

5/05/2023 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]

5/06/2023 The Whisky – Los Angeles, {tickets] *

5/07/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

5/09/2023 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA [tickets

5/10/2023 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA [tickets]

5/12/2023 The Ranch House – Reno, NV [tickets]

5/13/2023 Sick New World Fest – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] *

* No Pretty Boy Floyd

Recently, THE 69 EYES released the single “Gotta Rock” – a cover from the famous Finnish hard rock band Boycott that released the rock anthem in the late ‘80s. Stream or download THE 69 EYES’ rendition of Boycott’s “Gotta Rock” at THIS LOCATION.

Further info on the new album from THE 69 EYES will follow in the weeks to come. In the meantime, check out the band’s Drive EP HERE.

Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

J.B.O. Shares New Music Video From “Planet Pink”!

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

For over 30 years, J.B.O. are the specialists for vociferous escapism at the highest stage. Gold albums, frenetically acclaimed live appearances and top ten chart positions pave their way. Their new album, Planet Pink, makes no exception. Especially in a world we are currently living in on planet earth, with pandemics, insane dictators, ecological disasters, surging prices for beer. Mankind’s only chance is escapism, so let’s enter the orbital glider and head for the stars when Planet Pink, the upcoming album by iconic J.B.O., starts to make its rounds on April 15, 2022 via the metal powerhouse mothership AFM Records!

After previously-released singles, “Metal Was My First Love”, the album title track and just recently, “Nicht Doof” (“Not Stupid“), today the charismatic German-based collective released a new, official music video for “Einhorn” (in engl: “unicorn”).

Escape to Planet Pink & watch J.B.O.‘s new music video for “Einhorn” HERE:

For obvious reasons, Planet Pink was created under very special circumstances. Usually the band bosses Vito C. and Hannes “G.Laber” Holzmann sit together on a couch and exchange ideas. This time they jammed through the phone. It worked out, because Vito and Hannes know each other better than identical twins.

Planet Pink was recorded with producer Christoph Beyerlein at Sound and Groove studio, Nuremberg. Beyerlein is part of the J.B.O. family since 1994 and the fifth band member in the studio. Supervised by the observing ears of Beyerlein, the rest of the crew sorted and refined a lot of demo recordings for only one reason: in the end there will be just one planet glow in the brassiest colours. “It’s Planet Pink”!

Pre-Order the new J.B.O. album HERE!


  1. Planet Pink
  2. Rockmusik Hat Mich Versaut
  3. Metal Was My First Love
  4. Immer Noch Am Leben
  5. Einhorn
  6. Expeditionen Ins Geistreich
  7. Klassiker!
  8. Nicht Doof
  9. Mi-Ma-Metal
  10. Glaub Mir Lieber Nicht
  11. Wir Kommen Alle In Die Hölle
  12. Volks-Prog

J.B.O. is:
C. (Vocals/Guitar)
HannesG.LaberHolzmann (Vocals/Guitar)
Ralph Bach (Bass)
Wolfram Kellner (Drums)

Source: AFM Records


Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: SINEMA “Here on Earth” (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)‬

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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SINEMA calls Birmingham, Alabama their home and are a four-piece Hard Rock band on the fast-track. SINEMA‘s new and rebellious single is now a hotly viewed lyric video; which is available below for your Rockin’ enjoyment. I dig this new song from SINEMA very freaking much and hope you will too. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Ryan Sayn – Lead Vocal & Rhythm Guitar

Cody Miskelley – Lead Guitar

Nathan Howell – Bass

Andrew Bobulinski – Drums


“A four piece hard rock band of best friends from Birmingham, AL. We came together because of a mutual love for music and the stage we’ve had all our lives. The diverse backgrounds and skill of each member only makes for a more exciting sound and stage performance. The future is limitless, we are SINEMA and we will never stop.” – SINEMA


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KHAØS – “After The Silence” New Single And Official Music Video Are: Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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After their critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Rising’ appeared in late 2012, Khaøs have released a brand new single entitled ‘After The Silence’. This new single from Khaøs lyrically mirrors the despair of our world today, with some of the catchiest and memorable Hard Rock that I yearn for. ‘After The Silence’ has instantly glued itself to my brain tissue. Seriously, it did. Vocalist Chandler Mogel is a star, while this entire band should take several bows and realize they have the musical skills to go very, very far with their music. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Hard Rock, 80’s Arena and Classic Rock fans should enjoy Khaøs and their sound. Metal fans that dig Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Schenker Group and Hardline are in for a treat. Take a look and listen below! Whoa!

Above music video was directed by the talented Swiss director Can Isik (Beauty of Gemina). The video was shot in a burnt down factory area in Arbon Switzerland.

KHAØS – Studio Lineup:

Chandler Mogel – vocals

Mark Rossi – guitar

Nic Angileri – bass

Trevor Franklin – drums

States the band:

“’After The Silence’ is the anthemic track that kicks off the album. It’s about finding one’s self in a war-torn world and bonding together with like-minded people in order to start a peaceful revolution. We face a lot of difficulties throughout our daily lives and in a world where that seems to be the norm, sometimes the only thing we seem to have is ourselves and what we know.”

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‘After The Silence’ was released on July 14th, 2014 and is the first single from the forthcoming full-length album ‘Risen’. The single is digitally available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and on all other digital platforms.


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Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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KADAVAR – With the release of their first ever live record Live In Antwerp coming up on June 6 (Europe) and June 9 (UK & France) 2014 via Nuclear Blast, German Classic Rock trio KADAVAR currently proves to be one of the most relentlessly touring acts around, as they will kick off additional US dates supporting Australian Psychedelic Rock outlet WOLFMOTHER.

Check out KADAVAR and WOLFMOTHER at these remaining shows:

17.05. USA Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
20.05. USA Washington, D.C. – The Lincoln Theatre
22.05. MEX Mexico City – José Cuervo Salón

Furthermore KADAVAR have also announced additional European Festivalshows for summer and autumn 2014.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy KADAVAR live at any of the following dates:

31.05. D Netphen-Deuz – Freak Valley Festival
09.06. D Essen Werden – Pfingstopenair
20.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest
24.06. FR Lyon – Boat Show
29.06. D Finowfurt – Roadrunner’s Paradise
05.07. D Münster – Vainstream Rockfest
24.07. SLO Tolmin – Metal Days
25.07. LUX Luxemburg – Food For Your Senses
26.07. IT Pesaro – Sunride
02.08. D Horb, Neckar – Mini Rock Festival
07.08. S Gasklockorna – Getaway
08.08. D Haldern – Haldern Pop
09.08. D Eschwege – Open Flair
14.08. AT St. Pölten – Frequency Festival
15.08. BE Hasselt – Pukkelpop
06.09. D Pinneberg – Ackerfestival
17.09. D Hamburg – Reeperbahn Festival
18.09. NL Tilburg – Incubate Festival
03.10. D Erfurt – Teenitus Festival
04.10. CH Pratteln – Up In Smoke
10.10. BE Antwerp – Desert Fest
18.10. D München – Keep It Low
14.11. D Würzburg – Hammer Of Doom

Live In Antwerp comes as a 2LP set and also features a full live set recorded in Antwerp in 2013.


(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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MACH22 “Sweet Talk Intervention” – Debut Album From Philly Hard Rockin’ Band Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


MACH22 – The self-released debut album, Sweet Talk Intervention, from Philadelphia’s MACH22 launched on May 6th and it’s a whiz-bang, dandy of a good-times Hard Rockin’ listen! With so many young Hard Rock bands not igniting my adrenaline these last few years, it’s refreshing to exclaim that: MACH22 – Sweet Talk Intervention is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

There’s truly no moments on this album that are remotely near average. Between vocalist Lamont Caldwell and lead guitarist Sebastian LeBar, with the rest of this ultra-talented band in-between, Sweet Talk Intervention is a Hard Rock album I can listen to repeatedly without feeling like I’ve had enough. With BIG guitars, soulful and truly memorable vocals, coupled with body inducing GROOVES, this is an album and band that YOU NEED to get your senses wrapped around!

MACH22 is a band that has undeniable eye-popping Hard Rockin’ chemistry and it’s all proof positive from my listening to their debut album. MACH22 stands above the crowded field of up and coming Hard Rock bands due their unique ability to bridge the gap between Classic Rock and Hard Rock of 2014. There is so much relevance and Hard Rock substance happening within the songs on this album that it’s actually bewildering to me. My favorite song? Try the entire album. Metal be thy name. – Stone


Track Listing: Constant Denier, Go Ahead, Don’t You Give Me, I’m Just A Man, Stone Rose, Backslider, Made To Love, Radio, One Trick Pony, Nevermind


Lamont Caldwell – Vocals

Sebastian LaBar – Lead Guitar/Vocals

Ted Merrill – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals

Jaron Gulino – Bass/Vocals

Damian MonteCarlo – Drums


Sweet Talk Intervention was Produced by Jeff Labar (CINDERELLA).

Sweet Talk Intervention is available for purchase through the band’s website and iTunes.

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MACH22 Facts:

* Lamont Caldwell is a versatile musical force. After joining the band of soul singer Bilal Oliver as a saxophonist, Lamont toured with Erykah Badu, Common, Kirk Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, and Jay-Z.

Sebastian LaBar, son of legendary guitarist Jeff LaBar of Cinderella, was personally trained by his father.

Guitar icon Slash chose MACH22 as Grand Prize Winner in Guitar Center’s Onstage with Slash contest.

* MACH22 will be appearing at the highly acclaimed ROCKLAHOMA festival, which will be held May 23-25 in Pryor, OK. Visit for more information.


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Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Look for KIXSteve Whiteman (lead vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) and Mark Schenker (bass)—to release their first new album in almost two decades on July 22, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records. What makes the project even more exciting and anticipated is that the album features the band’s original line-up, with the exception of Schenker on bass.

“The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud & Proud family,” exclaims Whiteman. “We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, SHOW BUSINESS, and we’re looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new KIX album in almost 19 years! We’ll still be coming to a dump near you very soon!”

Loud & Proud Owner & President Tom Lipsky adds, “What I have always loved about KIX is they make rock ‘n roll fun. What I love about their new music is that it’s pure, genuine KIX music, straight up guitar rock with no compromise. They’re not chasing trends or trying to re-invent themselves. They’re simply doing what they do best…and now they can do it Loud and Proud!”

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Marking the re-emergence of KIX in early-2000’s, the band had teamed up a few times a year to test the waters with reunion shows in Maryland/Pennsylvania, which were very well received. Then in the summer of 2008, KIX performed outside the mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years at two of the biggest rock festivals in the U.S. Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK and Rock the Bayou in Houston, TX. The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as “Best Performance” at both festivals, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more.

As the demand for new music has never subsided and in fact has only increased over the last few years, the band decided that they can no longer ignore the overtures from their fans and are currently recording new KIX songs. The new album, due out summer 2014, is produced by Taylor Rhodes, who last worked with KIX on 1991’s HOT WIRE album. Rhodes has also written hit songs for Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey.

Stay tuned for new album news, which will be announced in the coming weeks, and check out KIX on tour at any of the following stops (with more to be announced soon):

Fri 4/25 – Columbia, MD @ M3 Festival

Sat 5/24 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

Sat 5/31 – Sandusky, OH – Ohio Bike Week

Fri 6/06 – Vernal, UT @ Thunder Rocks

Sat 6/21 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Rock The Falls

Fri 7/25 – Royalton, MN @ Halfway Jam

Thu 7/31 – Leemore, CA @ Tachi Palace Casino

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(Source: Loud & Proud Records)

* For more info on KIX:

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SHAKRA “33 – THE BEST OF” – Releases On May 9th, Via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA have disclosed their latest plans of releasing a “Best Of” album, which will be titled “33 – The Best Of” and it set to arrive on May 9th, via AFM Records.

The double album includes 30 SHAKRA classics and 3 brand new songs.

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FAITHSEDGE – Preview New Song/Video For Upcoming Album!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Giancarlo Floridia – vocalist/guitarist/songwriter

FAITHSEDGE returns this year with a new album! Below is a 2 minute preview of the track/video for Comes Crashing Down, featuring singer Giancarlo Floridia, former Dokken lead guitarist Alex De Rosso, Tony “AJ” Morra (Van Zant) on drums and keyboardist Eric Ragno (Trixter/Fergie Fredrickson).

The album was Produced by Fabrizio Grossi, who also played bass (Steve Vai/Steve Lukather) and mastered by Pete Doell (Universal mastering) and also features other Melodic Rock keys man Alessandro Del Vechhio (Hardline). Further details on release dates world-wide will be announced soon!

The track Comes Crashing Down is a blend of Hard Rock and progressive, with a running time of 6 minutes long! Heres a preview below!

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SAINTS OF REBELLION – Baltimore Hard Rock Band To Release Debut Album, Via HighVolMusic, In Late March 2014

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD: HighVolMusic is pleased to announce the brand new Baltimore based hard rock band SAINTS OF REBELLION featuring vocalist Coby DeShazo, guitarist John Adams, bassist Jay Hitaffer, and drummer Ryche Green.

SAINTS OF REBELLION is ready to release their brand of ‘fusion rock’ to the world. The band completed their debut release, which combines both retro and current musical styling’s into a fusion of in-your-face rock and roll. For the past 8 months, SAINTS OF REBELLION has been in various rehearsal and recording studios from Maryland to Florida writing, preparing and refining their music.

In January 2014, SAINTS OF REBELLION entered The Recovery Room in Conway, AR with producer Ty Sims to record their debut album titled ‘New American Dream’. The title track ‘New American Dream’ is currently streaming for a limited time at this location. A future release date will be announced with a late March release expected. ‘New American Dream’ will consist of 8 tracks:

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1. New American Dream

2. Gasoline

3. Alone

4. Garden

5. Get You Some

6. Wine, Women & Song

7. Matters

8. Rise

More details on SAINTS OF REBELLION are at the bands official website

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* For more info on SAINTS OF REBELLION:

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MONSTER TRUCK – Debut S/T EP From 2010 Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!


MONSTER TRUCK – Hamilton, Ontario’s Monster Truck had a breakthrough year in 2013, with their first full-length: Furiosity. With an ever-growing fan base coinciding with raving album and concert reviews, Monster Truck is surely one of the finest exports from Canada next to bacon. A supporting role, during the Summer of 2013, to Rock the live stage for Alice In Chains’ Canadian tour trek is certainly a bad-ass badge of honor as well!

Looking back to 2010, the debut, S/T EP from Monster Truck was born. Self released and produced by Gus Van Go & Werner F, the four songs on this EP are solid fingerprints of Heavy Rock ‘N Roll which draws influences from Classic Rock, Classic Hard Rock and (from what my ears here as) Southern Rock. I cannot help embracing the raw and down-to-earth Heavy Rockin’ sound of this Monster Truck EP! These seasoned musicians were paving their path to Rockin’ fame with this EP and that is now a Rockin’ fact!


Brandon Bliss on the organ/keys is reason enough for any classic Deep Purple and/or Jon Lord fan to smile in appreciation. Jon Harvey (bass and lead vocals) sounds like his voice was born to be heard on vinyl, with so many shades of natural born talent about it. Steve Kiely (drums & vocals) and  Jeremy Widerman (guitar & vocals) complete this Monster Truck story and their debut EP. Understand, that ALL four songs on this EP have played out as an immense launching pad for this (now) world-known band!

Monster Truck plays their Heavy Rock ‘N Roll with both relevance and a two-way ticket on the Classic Rock time machine. It does suck when I return and the Monster Truck songs do come to a close; however, the repeat arrow to hear this band again and again is what makes life so damn good. Metal be thy name. – Stone

You can download for free or buy this (2010) debut EP from Monster Truck, by clicking on the link below. Either way you get it, support Monster Truck and be glad they exist! Whoa.

Track Listing:

1 – Lethal Weapon

2 – Death Mistake

3 – Runnin’

4 – Space Nebula


* For more info on MONSTER TRUCK:

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I LOVE RICH – “Respect The Rich” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Metal Fists Out Of 5!


I LOVE RICH – It happened a couple of weeks ago. I was minding my own business, while checking out my email inbox. Then I saw it. Rich, the frontman  for “I Love Rich” wanted to know if I would like a copy of his band’s new CD to review: Respect The Rich. The CD arrived in the mail some days later. I opened the package and stared at this fun looking CD cover art and thought, as the legendary Mick Jagger would sing: it’s only Rock And Roll (but I like it).

Before this historical email from Rich, I never heard of his band before. Heck, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The last thing I need in my Metal life right now is a group of Rock And Roll troublemakers, from Chicago, messing with me to review their new CD. I felt worry overcome me, slightly. I slapped in and listened to this Respect The Rich CD into my laptop; then eventually into my home stereo. Both results were the same. I LOVE RICH ROCKS!!

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One thing is for certain, Rich and his band have received an obvious influence from early 70’s KISS. That’s a very good thing too. Rich actually has a cool resemblance, vocally, to the legendary Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. In my Metal opinion, that is. Respect The Rich have 6 original songs on their new CD, with 2 added alternate versions of (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On. It’s honestly a fascinating song and Rocks so well! A true sing-along Hard Rock song if I’ve ever heard one.

I Love Rich plays their Hard Rock with conviction and there’s no smoke or mirrors about their sound or songs. Hell, Classic Rock and red-blooded Hard Rockers should get a dizzying kick out of this band! I Love Rich is a band that makes me proud to live in the Mid West. Just like my other Mid West, DIY band favorites, I Love Rich are contributing to the Rock And Roll cause in a very splendid way, indeed. ALL of the songs on Respect The Rich flat-out Rock and I would love to see I Love Rich in a live setting. Hell yes, I would.

With a BIG guitar driven sound, impressive vocals and kick-ass musicianship all-around, I Love Rich have delivered to me a memorable CD! You can’t kill blue-collar Rock And Roll and I Love Rich are proof positive of this. Life can be filled with Rockin’ surprises and that’s why I do check my email inbox everyday. A talented and underground Rock And Roll band that’s been paying their dues, going on 2 decades, I cannot resist respecting. I Love Rich and their Midwest Rock And Roll kicks legitimate ass. Metal be thy name. – Stone


Now… go online and buy Respect The Rich, it’s available on iTunes and at cdbaby. Click the cdbaby link below! Whoa!

YOU can listen to I Love Rich – Respect The Rich in its entirety, by using that super-amazing SoundCloud song box below! Whoa!

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RESPECT THE RICH – Track Listing:

01 – Respect The Rich (Intro)

02 – (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On

03 – Wake Up, Let Me Rock You

04 – We’re Here To Save Rock And Roll

05 – Fight The Fire

06 – If You Don’t Take Your Clothes Off, Tonight’s Gonna Suck

07 – (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On (Rock En Espanol Version)

08 – (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Fuck You With The Lights On (Clean radio version AKA (You’re So Hot) I’m Gonna Love You With The Lights On)

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Wanna See 7 Cassette Singles Of Mine? They’re Really Cool. Metallica, KIX, Queen, Aerosmith, Slaughter…

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on December 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Check ’em out above! Those are 7 cassette singles that I recently dug out of my collection. There’s KIX, Queen, Aerosmith, Slaughter, Metallica and Queensrÿche! Whoa! I have many more cassette singles; I’ll show and tell more of ’em in the future. Honestly, I will.

Before there was the compressed MP3 revolution, there were 45 rpm’s and eventually cassette singles. These (now) analog relics gave me and countless others, a quick fix for an inexpensive Rock ‘N Metal high, back in the day. My cassette collection has continued to survive over the decades and I’m thankful for that.

Regardless of the digital world we live in, I’ll still dig through my cassettes and listen to whatever catches my mood at the moment. I’ll always have a stash of cool cassettes put aside for listening to in my (2000) Ford Taurus and “combo” stereo in the house. Metal be thy name.

Here are what the back covers of these 7 cassette singles looks like:

Thanks a Metal ton for stopping by and looking! You ROCK for doing so! Whoa.





SLEDD – Guitarist Kevin Michael Issues Studio Update

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SLEDD – Guitarist Kevin Michael entered DHL Studios in California this week with Producer/Engineer Don Lithgow to track guitars for the upcoming SLEDD release ‘Get Rich Quick Scheme’. Checkout what Kevin has to say…

‘Get Rich Quick Scheme’ is due out 1st Qtr of 2014 on HighVolMusic. As previously reported, SLEDD recently signed a mulit-album deal with the Baltimore based record label HighVolMusic. More information or to listen to new streaming tracks from SLEDD, checkout

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KROKUS – Confirmed For 2014 Masters Of Rock Festival

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the KROKUSonline Facebook:

We will be on the bill for Sunday, July 13th, 2014 – and we will ROCK you!!!!

KROKUS will play for the first time ever at next years Masters Of Rock Festival (July 10th – July 13th, 2014).

Masters Of Rock will take place in Vizovice, Czech Republic.

More details will follow….

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Marc Storace – vocals

Chris Von Rohr – bass

Fernando Von Arb – lead guitar

Mark Kohler – rhythm guitar

Mandy Meyer – lead & rhythm guitars

Flavio Mezzodi – drums


* For more info on KROKUS:

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* For more info on MASTERS OF ROCK;


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SLEDD – Sign With HighVolMusic

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

HighVolMusic has announced that San Diego hard rock band SLEDD has signed a worldwide, multi-release deal with the label. The band had a signing party and signed their contract in front a sold out crowd at Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, CA, on Sunday night November 10th.

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Formed by vocalist Cary Rothman, keyboardist Peter DeLuke, and drummer Dino DeLuke, SLEDD also features guitarist Kevin Michael and bassist Ronnie Hough. No strangers to the scene, SLEDD has toured nationally with Tesla, Gilby Clark and played with a host of artists that include Blue Oyster Cult, Filter, Great White, Queensryche, Ratt, UFO and more.

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“I am stoked about SLEDD joining the family. I was approached about checking out new material from SLEDD but I also started looking back at everything they’ve ever done and none of it has seen the light of day. Each project is impressive in its own right and SLEDD has grown with each project and their musicianship is skilled and top-notch. SLEDD is a really diverse band and their music is solid” – Bill Chavis, HVM

Under the terms of the deal, SLEDD is currently recording their latest effort titled  “Get Rich Quick Scheme” with Don Lithgow at DML Studios in Wildomar, California for a 2014 first quarter release. In addition, the band has several unreleased projects that are also part of the agreement with HighVolMusic. Previous project titles include Insane Laughter, Crooked Smiles, Dopamine and we’re handled by Brian Wheat (Tesla) at J Street Studios, Mark Kendall (Great White), Al Pitrelli (Widowmaker, Savatage, Alice Cooper) respectively.

Further details and scheduled release dates will be announced but in the mean time checkout a couple of tracks from Insane Laughter and Get Rich Quick Scheme are streaming right here.

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THE DEAD DAISIES – “Lock ‘N’ Load” Reaches #1 On Planet Rock UK Airplay Charts; Tour With BLACK STAR RIDERS Starts This Month!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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THE DEAD DAISIES – We are happy to announce that our single Lock ‘N’ Load feat. Slash has just reached number 1 on the Planet Rock Radio UK Airplay Charts! We would like to thank you all for the support.

We’re starting to get ready for our upcoming UK tour with Black Star Riders and our own headline show on November 20 at the Underworld Camden, London. Despite the fact we’ll be leaving the warm weather of Sydney to the freezing cold of the UK, we’re really looking forward to rocking out with our UK fans very soon!

The Dead Daisies’ self-titled debut album is available in the UK on November 11th!

You can download our track, Lock ‘N’ Load from iTunes now!

Click HERE for iTunes USA/Canada
Click HERE for iTunes Australia
Click HERE for iTunes UK

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Our UK Tour Starts In Under 3 Weeks!

The Dead Daisies UK Tour Dates Below:

Monday 20th Nov Underworld, London HEADLINE
Friday 22nd Nov O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Saturday 23rd Nov O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Monday 25th Nov O2 Academy, Bristol
Tuesday 26th Nov Junction, Cambridge
Wednesday 27th Nov UEA, Norwich
Saturday 30th Nov Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Sunday 1st Dec Solus/University, Cardiff
Monday 2nd Dec O2 Academy, Oxford
Tuesday 3rd Dec O2 Academy, Liverpool
Thursday 5th Dec Ironworks, Inverness
Friday 6th Dec Picturehouse, Edinburgh
Saturday 7th Dec O2 Academy, Newcastle
Sunday 8th Dec O2 Academy, Leeds
Tuesday 10th Dec The Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa
Thursday 12th Dec Rock City, Nottingham
Friday 13th Dec Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 14th Dec Academy, Dublin, EIRE
Sunday 15th Dec Limelight, Belfast

CLICK HERE for tickets.


(Source: The Dead Daisies)

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MONSTER TRUCK – “FURIOSITY” Will ROCK Your World, Unless You’re An ABBA Fan

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


MONSTER TRUCK – Firstly, I want to thank my friend Maria Haskins for telling me about this mighty Canadian Hard Rock band that call themselves MONSTER TRUCK. As a fellow twitter fiend and ultra terrific writer/reviewer for the legendary Brian Basher over at Hard Rock Nights, Maria without question, knows her Heavy Rock ‘N Roll!

MONSTER TRUCK calls Hamilton, Ontario, Canada their home. Their new full-length studio album, Furiosity, was released on May 28th, 2013, via dine alone records. Please believe me, when I tell you I am extremely hard pressed to find anything I don’t like about this Furiosity album. This album could very well have been titled: Bad Ass Heavy Rock Rules. Hell yes, I’m not kidding. As 2013 (and any year for that matter) has rolled out more Hard Rock and Metal albums than I can possibly keep up with, Furiosity has risen to the top of my personal favorites heap.

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A masterful fusion of Classic Hard Rock and Hard Rock 2013 is this album. The guitar shredding of Jeremy Widerman is mind-blowing! This is one guitarist of Hard Rock that should be on the cover of Guitar Worldnow. The vocals of Jon Harvey are tough as nails and give this band at least 50% of its bad ass character and sound. Jon Harvey plays a mean bass as well! Brandon Bliss on organ and vocals gives this album a downright wonderful Classic Hard Rock feel, sound and vibe. Steve Kiely on drums and vocals plays the songs and not for himself, making for a fabulous listen to just him alone. What a band!

The twelve songs on Furiosity are a listen into what steak and potatoes Hard Rock is supposed to sound like; both in yesteryear and in 2013. The riffs are there, the old school jams are there and the Hard Rock total package is exploding from Furiosity! Do not ponder purchasing Furiosity! MONSTER TRUCK is a band that has arrived, especially with their opening slot on the Canadian dates for the iconic Alice In Chains this past Summer, the reality of it all speaks for itself. Metal be thy name.

FURIOSITY – Track Listing:

Old Train

The Lion

Power Of The People

Sweet Mountain River


Oh Lord

For The Sun


Undercover Love

Sleeping Giant

Call It A Spade

My Love Is True


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Jack Russell’s Great White – Confirmed Tour Dates 2013

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on Jack Russell’s Great White Pirates Facebook Page:

Good Morning Crew Members! These are confimed tour dates!
10-18-13 Sculley’s Shooters – SkullFest – Jack Russell Acoustic Show North Platte, NE

10-25-13 The Canyon Agoura Hills, CA

11-9-13 BMI Indoor Speedway Versailles, OH

11-14-13 Voce Lima, Peru

11-16-13 Manifesto Rock Bar Sao Paulo, Brazil

12-13-13 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA

Rock on and hope to see you all soon!


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VOODOO SIX – October, November UK and European Tour Dates

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the VOODOO SIX Facebook page:

Following our epic European tour with Iron Maiden this summer, we’re excited to be heading off again for a run of UK and European tour dates this autumn! Full list of dates and ticket links below.


24 O2 Academy 3 Birmingham, UK

25 Think Tank Newcastle, UK

26 Audio Glasgow, UK

27 Sound Control Manchester, UK

28 The Underworld, London, UK

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03 Magnet Berlin, Germany

04 Stollwerck Koln, Germany

05 Backstage Munchen, Germany

06 Kantine Augsburg, Germany

07 Matrix Bochum, Germany

08 Logo Hamburg, Germany

10 B72 Vienna, AUT


Tickets for UK shows available from:

For dates in Germany head to the following:

For the B72 show in Vienna, Austria, tickets are available from:

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New album Songs To Invade Countries To is OUT NOW!

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