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STRIKER Win “Metal Recording of The Year” At Edmonton Music Awards

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 30, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

North American Tour Dates w/ Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer
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Western Canadian Music Award Nomination “Metal/Hard Rock Artist of The Year”

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Photo Credit: Dana Zuk

Edmonton shredders STRIKER have won their third Edmonton Music Award for “Metal Recording of The Year” for their single “Phoenix Lights” off their 2016 album “Stand In The Fire”, a record packed with incredible riffs and colossal anthems, all laced together with epic harmonies. The album was both self-released via their indie label Record Breaking Records and self-recorded by the band (Dan Clearly (vocals), Tim Brown (lead/rhythm guitars), William Wallace (bass), Adam Brown (drums) plus help from Randy Black (Primal Fear, Bif Naked, Annihilator) who filled in on drums while Adam was away during recording) along with mixing done by genius Frederik Nordstrom (Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Opeth).

The band comments:

“Winning an Edmonton music award is the icing on the cake for an already great year for us. Stand In The Fire opened a lot of doors for us and we are proud to be recognized by our hometown 3 years in a row.”

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(Photo Credit: Cara Ashbey)

Edmonton Music Awards – Metal Recording of The Year 
Nominees:
All Else Fails – The Forever Lie
Black Friday – Suffering In Stereo
Juliet Ruin – Rogue Down
Silence The Machine – Lost
Striker – Phoenix Lights – Winner

Music Video – Phoenix Lights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTihxzza7Q4

Music Video – Born To Losehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39j6gazeWKo


In additional news, STRIKER have been also nominated for a 2017 Western Canadian Music Award for “Metal / Hard Rock Artist of Year”.  This year’s WCMA will be held in Edmonton, AB on September 14th.

STRIKER will be hitting the road in September and October for tour dates across North America with Swedish melodic Death Metal innovators Dark Tranquillity along with American thrashers Warbringer. The tour is in support of STRIKER‘s latest self-titled album released on Feb 24, 2017 via their indie label Record Breaking Records. The album features 9 shredding tracks that are all killer and no filler to continue the band’s classic mix of Heavy Metal.

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Tickets available here:
http://www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=451

Sept 6 – Margate, FL – O Malleys
Sept 7 – Winter Park, FL – The Haven
Sept 8 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum 0
Sept 9 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
Sept 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Sept 11 – Durham, NC – Motorco
Sept 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 13 – Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
Sept 14 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Sept 15 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Sept 16 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Sept 17 – Montreal, QC – FouFounes
Sept 18 – Toronto, ON – MOD Club
Sept 19 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
Sept 20 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sept 21 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
Sept 22 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
Sept 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
Sept 24 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Sept 25 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
Sept 26 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Sept 28 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Sept 29 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sept 30 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Oct 1 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Oct 2 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
Oct 3 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Oct 4 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
Oct 5 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Oct 6 – San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds
Oct 7 – Dallas, TX – Trees

For More info on STRIKER:

http://www.striker-metal.com

https://www.facebook.com/strikermetal

https://twitter.com/StrikerMetal

https://instagram.com/strikermetal

About STRIKER:

Striker is an Edmonton-based recording and performing heavy metal band that has grown immensely through their years in the industry. A classic mix of Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, and 80’s Hair Metal, their music features powerful, clean vocals, catchy choruses, vocal harmonies and impressive guitar leads.

Audiences are often floored by the energy of their live show, and their recorded material has been met with fantastic response by both fans and industry across the world. Striker has toured across dozens of countries as headliners as well as support for major Metal acts. Gearing up for the release of their latest album the sky’s the limit for these Canadians!!

Source:

AsherMediaRelations.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STRIKER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLACK HEART SAINTS – Premier Official Music Video For ‘GASOLINE’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on September 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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American Rock band Black Heart Saints from Austin, Texas has released the official music video for the new single Gasoline.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Black Heart Saints’ resume includes such highlights as performing at the ESPN X Games in Austin, SXSW Music Festival, and opening for international acts Slash, Blue October, The Cult, Sevendust, Filter, Nonpoint, and more. Currently the band is receiving airplay on terrestrial & Sirius XM radio in the USA.

For more information on Black Heart Saints and to watch the new video for ‘Gasoline,’ follow the links below.

Official Website – http://www.blackheartsaintsmusic.com
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/blackheartsaints

‘Gasoline’ Video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiZOQlrgv8M

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Source: Daniel Silverberg

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLACK HEART SAINTS.

WHOA.

Stone.

L.A. GUNS – Phil Lewis And Tracii Guns Reunite For New L.A. GUNS Album via Frontiers Music SRL – Here’s The Details!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, sleaze rock, world news with tags , , , , on September 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Ron Lyon

BREAKING NEWS: Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to welcome the reunion of Tracii Guns And Phil Lewis as L.A. GUNS to the label for the release of a brand new album set for release in the summer of 2017.

After a nearly 15 year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their partnership that began in 1986, four years after Tracii formed L.A. Guns in 1982.

Their writing partnership spawned classic L.A. GUNS songs such as “Sex Action”, “Never Enough”, “Electric Gypsy”, “The Ballad Of Jayne” and countless more in an impressive catalog of fan favorites. The last time Lewis and Guns joined forces was back in 2000 with legendary producer Andy Johns for the making of what would become “Waking The Dead” – an album that went on to receive tremendous critical acclaim and proved that their musical partnership was every bit as strong as the early days with all-killer-no-filler songs including “Don’t Look At Me That Way”, “Hellraisers Ball” and “The Ballad”.

“I think we owe it to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of the band’s long and checkered career,” says Lewis. “Tracii and I have written the songs to the soundtrack of many people’s lives, and I think it’s definitely worth investigating to see if the magic is still there.”

As for Guns, he’s been compiling song ideas over the last year and promises this one will be one of the band’s heaviest records, simply stating, “It’s good to be home.”

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The band has already confirmed a bunch of UK shows in early 2017 and two shows at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA with more surprises to be announced soon!

TOUR DATES US & UK:

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03. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
04. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
10. Belfast. Limelight2.
11. Phewelli. HRH fest.
12. Swansea. Scene
16. Bristol. Bierkeller.
17. Basingstoke. Stage.
18. Wolverhampton. Civic.
20. Doncaster. Diamond.
22. Sheffield. Academy2.
23. Edinburgh. La Belle Angele.
24. Glasgow. ABC2
25. London. Academy2

Follow L.A. Guns Online:
https://www.facebook.com/LAFknGuns/
https://www.facebook.com/traciiguns
https://www.facebook.com/philip.lewis.1029

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Source:

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http://www.frontiers.it/

LONG LIVE L.A. GUNS.

Stone.

BRITISH LION – Announces European Tour For November/December

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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British Lion will be hitting the road for a European Tour in November & December 2016!

Tickets went on sale Monday 5th September at 2pm BST/3pm CET and will be available through www.steveharrisbritishlion.com.

A Message from Steve Harris:

“It’s been great fun taking British Lion out on the road over the past three years and I’m delighted we have the opportunity to play some more shows in 2016. This club tour will be our most extensive European one yet. Due to the routing, we’re not able to get to Scandanavia this time round but will definitely see our fans there next time. On this tour we’ll be making our first visits to Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Southern and Northern Ireland, as well as a number of different cities in countries we’ve visited on previous tours. We’ve got a really strong show lined up including plenty of songs not on the British Lion album. The whole band is really excited and can’t wait to get out on the road again. We’ll be looking to record some more shows on this tour to add to the recordings we already have for an upcoming live album.”

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BRITISH LION.

LONG LIVE STEVE HARRIS.

Stone.

KISS – New Series Of KISS Dynasty Action Figures To Be Released This Fall Of 2016

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, toys with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From KISSonline.com:

We Sure Know Something. Kollectors will love Figures Toy’s new KISS DYNASTY figures! All new series arrives this fall!

See more at: http://www.kissonline.com/news#sthash.F7eMXqhY.dpuf

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From Figures Toy Company:

We’re going to rock your world today, KISS collectors! Here’s your first look at the upcoming DYNASTY series, featuring all new head sculpts and costumes for Gene, Paul, Peter, and Ace!

Dynasty is set for release in the fall (along with Destroyer), and information on exact arrival date and preorders will follow in the coming months! Stay tuned here and to www.figurestoycompany.com for info!

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Stone Says: I’m not too interested in buying these KISS figures. My interest now is in buying CDs, vinyl and cassettes; with quite a few Metal magazines in the mix. Heck, I do have a very large Gene Simmons nutcracker on my desk; so you never know! Regardless, these KISS figures are dope.

P.S. I’ll have to do a post in the near future about my Gene Simmons nutcracker. Yup.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 30th… From LED ZEPPELIN To CILVER

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On April 30th, 1977 – The unbelievable LED ZEPPELIN performed at the Pontiac Silverdome, in Pontiac, Michigan. An estimated 77,229 fans were in attendance, setting an attendance record (at that time) for a single-act concert. Holy cannoli!

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On April 30th, 1988 – The enormously great AEROSMITH had their power ballad, Angel, ranked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Nifty! This very cool song is featured on AEROSMITH’s ninth studio album from 1987: Permanent Vacation.

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On April 30th, 2016 – The newly released studio album, Dreamless, from California’s FALLUJAH is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. An excellent band of both Atmospheric and Extreme Metal, take a listen and look for yourself below! Whoa!

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On April 30th, 2016 – New York’s CILVER have their newly released studio album, Not The End Of The World, ranked at #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yup, it is. Dig it.

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CILVER are signed to entertainment One. CILVER band members are: Uliana, Leon, Josh and Ramsey.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Receives “Sold Out” Award for The Most Successful Tour In His Solo Career

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 29, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Udo Dirkschneider – 3rd from left

From the Dirkschneider Facebook:

Shortly before playing at the sold out “Halle 02” in Heidelberg/Germany, Rock legend Udo Dirkschneider was presented a “Sold Out”Award by his Manager/Booker Frank Süpfle of ITM Agency for the extremely successful DIRKSCHNEIDER tour, where 31 out of 48 Europe shows were sold out!

“It’s unbelievable, I never expected this tour to be so overly successful,” Udo comments, “It’s beautiful to see how many people walk with me on my personal way of saying goodbye to the ACCEPT chapter.”

The singer with the charismatic voice had his musical breakthrough with ACCEPT in the early 80s.

“It’s still so much fun to sing these songs live, they are a part of my biography, but nevertheless it’s about time to turn that page. There was so much talking and speculations about me and ACCEPT, so this is kind of a musical statement from my end – which seems to be very interesting for the fans who came to these shows.”

Due to extremely high requests from fans and promoters, DIRKSCHNEIDER will continue touring until the end of 2016. After the triumph all over Europe in spring 2016, DIRKSCHNEIDER will tour in Israel and Japan, doing a lot of summer festivals afterwards and then touring the US, Russia and Europe in fall and winter 2016.

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First dates are already confirmed (presale starts soon):

Nov 01, 2016 N-Oslo – Vulcan Arena
Nov 26, 2016 RUS-Moscow – Stadium Live Club (Aria Fest)
Dec 03, 2016 D-Vacha – Vachwerk
Dec 08, 2016 A-Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
Dec 11, 2016 D-Oberhausen – Turnbinenhalle
Dec 16, 2016 D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
Dec 17, 2016 D-Karlsruhe – Schwarzwaldhalle (Knock Out Festival)
Dec 18, 2016 D-Solingen – Cobra

More shows will be announced soon!

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For more info on DIRKSCHNEIDER:

Facebook: DIRKSCHNEIDER

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DIRKSCHNEIDER.

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER IS A METAL ICON.

Stone.

ZEX Begins European Tour This Week; Band Confirms Japan Tour For September

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on April 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Ottawa, Ontario’s ZEX begins their latest wave of touring this week with a massive invasion of Europe, as the band also books a tour of Japan for September, continuing their nonstop live attack in support of their Magic Bullet Records-released debut LP, Fight For Yourself.

For the past year and a half, ZEX has been touring across the globe, with several regional tours of their native Canada, a massive tour through the South Pacific, a full-on US invasion, and most recently, an extensive tour through Brazil in February.

ZEX now kicks into back full-on road-ravaging mode, having plotted a widespread tour of the European continent for five months. Beginning this Friday, April 30th in Berlin, Germany, the tour will run through Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, and Norway, the final show taking place at Muskelrock in Alvesta, Sweden the weekend of June 3rd through 5th.

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September sees ZEX traveling back to Asia, this time with a four-city tour of Japan on the roster. From September 2nd through the 5th the band will play Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and again in Tokyo, alongside Malice Panic.

View ZEX’s video for “Wanderlust” at THIS LOCATION, “Fight For Yourself” HERE, “Savage City” HERE, and the band’s tribute to fallen drummer Vassil Mester HERE.

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ZEX European Tour 2016:
4/30/2016 Kopi – Berlin, DE
5/01/2016 Dortheavej 61 – Kobenhavn, DK
5/03/2016 Gaussplatz – Hamburg, DE
5/04/2016 Stumpf – Hannover, DE
5/05/2016 Bambara – Groningen, DE
5/06/2016 OCCII – Amsterdam, NL
5/07/2016 Den Bristol – Ghent, BE
5/08/2016 AZ – Mulheim, DE
5/10/2016 La Comedia – Paris, FR
5/12/2016 Trokxon – Lyon, FR
5/13/2016 La Jungla – Barcelona, ES
5/14/2016 Sabotage – Mallorca, ES
5/15/2016 La Machine A Coudre – Marseille, FR
5/19/2016 XM24 – Bologna, IT
5/20/2016 Tetris – Trieste, IT
5/21/2016 Eleven Club – Brno, CZ
5/22/2016 Arena Beisl – Wien, AU
5/23/2016 Boss Bar – Podebrady, CZ
5/24/2016 TBA – Praha, CZ
5/25/2016 Heartbreak – Dresden, DE
5/26/2016 TBA – Jena, DE
5/27/2016 Z – Leipzig, DE
5/28/2016 Cassioppeira – Berlin, DE
5/29/2016 Harem – Malmo, SE
5/31/2016 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
6/01/2016 Cyclopen – Stockholm, SE
6/02/2016 TBA – Oslo, NO
6/03-05/2016 Tryolen – Alvesta, SE @ Muskelrock
ZEX Japan Tour 2016 w/ Malice Panic:
9/02/2016 Noshiogikubo Pitbar – Tokyo, JP
9/03/2016 Red Dragon – Nagoya, JP
9/04/2016 Hokage – Osaka, JP
9/05/2016 Earthdome – Tokyo, JP

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Channeling Traditional Heavy Metal leads into their classic early Punk Rock approach, ZEX‘s Fight For Yourself drops ten insatiably infectious and fully unruly anthems, the album recorded at Meatlocker Studio with Paul Yogi Granger in Ottawa and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland. With a solid fan base and buzz already going for them due to heavy widespread touring and a diehard worth ethic, the band independently released Fight For Yourself in Canada, which caught the attention of Magic Bullet Records, who officially re-released Fight For Yourself with proper distribution to the international masses.

Fight For Yourself is available worldwide through Magic Bullet Records on CD, LP, and digital download; physical copies can be obtained HERE, and the digital HERE.

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For more info:

http://www.zexzexzex.com

http://www.facebook.com/zexzexzexofficial

http://www.zexzexzex.bandcamp.com

http://www.magicbulletrecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/magicbulletrecords

Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ZEX.

Stone.

WHITFORD/ST. HOLMES: BRAD WHITFORD & DEREK ST. HOLMES – ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘REUNION’ AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE JUNE 3RD via MAILBOAT RECORDS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on April 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Fiery First Track “Shapes” To Be Released May 9th

U.S. TOUR WITH WHITESNAKE THIS SUMMER

Stops include, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Philadelphia, NYC and beyond

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(Los Angeles, CA – April 12, 2016) The dynamic duo of Whitford/St. Holmes are ready to reunite and reclaim the rock magic they first produced over thirty years ago! Featuring Aerosmith guitarist, Brad Whitford and Ted Nugent vocalist/guitarist, Derek St. Holmes, the duo of Whitford/St. Holmes is back together and ready to release their exciting new studio album this June, with a nationwide tour immediately following.

It was 1981 when Whitford, who had left Aerosmith, first teamed up with Derek St. Holmes to release their self-titled debut. Tracks like “Sharpshooter” and “Whisky Woman” carried on the stadium rock n roll style that made them famous. The album received critical acclaim and they did a successful round of tour dates before returning to their respective bands and shelving the duo. Until now!

Recently, the two friends found themselves living in the same town on the outskirts of Nashville. While working on some catch up time, they decided to revamp their collaboration. After writing a number of songs, the duo recruited bassist Chopper Anderson, keyboardist Buck Johnson and on drums, Tesla’s Troy Luccketta to record the album. Self-produced by Whitford and St. Holmes, the album was recorded at The Castle Studios in Franklin, TN.

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Whitford and St. Holmes, who have collectively been part of 10s of millions of record sales as part of Aerosmith and Ted Nugent, know the true purpose of their art. “It’s hard to believe we first jammed over 30 years ago,” states Brad Whitford. Derek St. Holmes adds,“ We are excited for this record to get out there, we want to share it with our friends, all those hardcore rock ‘n’ roll fans… Like our fans and good Whiskey we all seem to get better with age. These new cuts are bold, brassy and ballsy we can’t wait to play them live.”

The band will head out on tour this June with Whitesnake. The tour launches on June 3rd in Dallas and continues on through Texas, Indianapolis, Ohio, Detroit, Boston and more. This leg of the tour will conclude on July 1st with a headline show. More Whitford/St. Holmes headline shows are expected to be announced shortly.

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For up to date tour info and more, visit:

http://www.whitfordstholmes.com

@WhitfordStHolms

facebook.com/whitfordstholmes

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Whitford/St. Holmes On Tour with Whitesnake This Summer:

Fri 06/03/16 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory

Sun 06/05/16 Houston, TX Revention Music Center

Mon 06/06/16 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre

Wed 06/08/16 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre

Sat 06/11/16 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

Tue 06/14/16 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion At Riverbend

Wed 06/15/16 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center At The Heights

Fri 06/17/16 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

Mon 06/20/16 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre

Tue 06/21/16 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater

**Wed 06/22/16 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater 1894

Thu 06/23/16 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Sat 06/25/16 Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston

Sun 06/26/16 Portland, ME Maine State Pier

Tue 06/28/16 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheater

Wed 06/29/16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring

Fri 07/01/16 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall

**Headlining Show

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WHITFORD/ST. HOLMES.

Stone.

KISS – ANNOUNCES 2016 SUMMER AMERICAN “FREEDOM TO ROCK” TOUR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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36+ CITY TOUR TO KICK OFF JULY 7TH IN BOISE, IDAHO – TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING FRIDAY APRIL 15TH – at: http://www.kissonline.com/tour

America’s # 1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time KISS, has announced its 2016 Summer American “Freedom To Rock” Tour and will visit 36+ cities nationwide with more markets being announced soon. The long-awaited & highly anticipated “Freedom To Rock” Tour will kick off on July 7th in Boise, Idaho and will travel the country throughout July and August and will close September 10th in Huntington, West Virginia.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday April 15th for all concert dates (The Grand Rapids, MI and Youngstown, OH shows go on sale Monday April 18th).

A KISS ARMY Fan Club Exclusive Pre-sale will begin April 12th.

The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour will bring epic rock to 25+ cities it hasn’t been to in over 10+ years and four brand new cities as well. KISS specifically wanted to take the “Freedom To Rock” Tour to its fans in markets that haven’t had the chance to see them in some time or ever at all. This 36+ city tour will rock those markets and allow fans across the country to see America’s favorite rock band of all time, KISS.

Opening for KISS will be Recording Artist Caleb Johnson (American Idol Season 13 winner) for shows July 7 – August 10 while the All-Star rock band THE DEAD DAISIES will open for KISS for shows August 10 – September 10. The “Freedom To Rock” Tour is produced by: National Shows 2 (nationalshows2.com), Frank Productions (frankproductions.com), and CMoore Live (cmoorelive.com).

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“Freedom To Rock” Tour Dates Include:

July 7 Boise, Idaho – Taco Bell Arena
July 9 Eugene, Oregon – Matthew Knight Arena
July 10 – Kennewick, Washington – Toyota Center
July 15 – Spokane, Washington – Spokane Arena
July 16 – Bozeman, Montana -Breeden Fieldhouse
July 18 – Colorado Springs, Colorado – World Arena
July 20 – Independence, Missouri – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
July 22 – Lincoln, Nebraska – Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 23 – Springfield, Missouri – JQH Arena
July 25 – Wichita, Kansas – Intrust Bank Arena
July 27 – Sioux City, Iowa – Tyson Events Center
July 29 – Cheyenne, Wyoming – Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 30 – Minot, North Dakota – North Dakota State Fair
August 1 – Mankato, Minnesota – Verizon Wireless Center
August 3 – Duluth, Minnesota – Amsoil Arena
August 5 – Moline, Illinois – iWireless Arena
August 6 – La Crosse, Wisconsin – La Crosse Center
August 8 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – BMO Harris Bradley Center
August 10 – Green Bay, Wisconsin – Resch Center
August 12 – Fort Wayne, Indiana – Allen County Memorial Coliseum
August 13 – Grand Rapids, Michigan – Van Andel Arena
August 15 – Saginaw, Michigan – Dow Event Center
August 17 – Springfield, Illinois – Illinois State Fair
August 20 – Rockford, Illinois – BMO Harris Bank Center
August 22 – Dayton, Ohio – Nutter Center
August 24 – Toledo, Ohio – Huntington Center
August 26 – Youngstown, Ohio – Covelli Centre
August 27 – Erie, Pennsylvania – Erie Insurance Arena
August 29 – Rochester, New York – Blue Cross Arena
August 30 – State College, Pennsylvania – Bryce Jordan Center
September 1 – Allentown, Pennsylvania – Great Allentown Fair
September 3 – Worcester, Massachusetts – DCU Center
September 4 – Portland, Maine – Cross Insurance Arena
September 7 – Bridgeport, Connecticut – Webster Bank Arena
September 9 – Richmond, Virginia – Richmond Coliseum
September 10 – Huntington, West Virginia – Big Sandy Arena

** Additional markets to be announced soon

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

AC/DC – Any New Singer Now Would Make The Band DC/AC

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Let’s skip over all the he said/she said baloney and get right to the Metal point here. A new lead singer for AC/DC, at this stage of the game, would be nonsense. Give me a fu*%ing break, please. Back when the legendary Bon Scott passed away and Brian Johnson came on board, the band was young, dynamic and had decades ahead of them to take over the world; as they eventually did. Back in 1980, the Hard Rock world was still evolving by the day, where now Hard Rock has stalled with creativity like a 1972 Ford Pinto.

Without the great Brian Johnson on the mic, AC/DC is over, Angus Young, whether you want to admit it or not. Guest vocalist doesn’t cut it here; it would still be a new vocalist whether we all like it or not. There comes a time in life when you realize it’s over and even Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter figured that out. It is what it is and AC/DC pretty much was.

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Drummer Phil Rudd got himself in hefty legal trouble and is no longer with the band, while Malcolm Young has health issues and is no longer with the band too. To top it all off with a brand new singer, AC/DC would just become DC/AC. Sure, there was Van Halen having Sammy Hagar step in; only any fan knows that band was really Van Hagar. Van Halen III was an anomaly and (good guy) Gary Cherone is certainly not at fault for that. Queen has proven to me that they are just a super all-star band without the iconic Freddie Mercury. Brian May couldn’t leave well enough alone, in my Metal opinion.

I absolutely love Queensrÿche and when super-talented Todd La Torre replaced the enigmatic Geoff Tate I was stunned. Still, that lead singer change made perfect sense (IMO) due to the surrounding circumstances of that time and Queensrÿche is not Led Zeppelin, KISS, The Who or The Rolling Stones either. Queensrÿche have more than paid their dues and are back stronger than ever. Again, it was different circumstances. A new lead singer for AC/DC in 2016 would equate to the New York Yankees moving to Nebraska. It’s just not a good idea at all.

ACDC - For Those About To Rock We Salute You - promo cover pic - #1981BJAY

I could go on and on with comparisons of world-famous bands changing lead singers; only it would not change my mind about AC/DC saying adios to Brian Johnson. I have my incredible memories of seeing AC/DC live and own their entire (U.S.) discography. I grew up with AC/DC and this band’s music has done wonders for me, through thick and thin! I am not about to embrace an AC/DC Part III now, even if the lead singer were to be someone famous and that I respect dearly. In the end, a new/guest singer for AC/DC would make this iconic band into a revival band of themselves. How do you feel about this? Leave a comment or a rant. Get it off your Metal chest. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF AC/DC.

Stone.

Kaotoxin Records To Reissue Debut Album From THE ERKONAUTS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Erkonauts - I Did Something Bad - promo cover pic - 2015 - #MO3333NSMS01

Kaotoxin Records has announced the signing of Swiss rockers THE ERKONAUTS and worldwide re-release of the band’s full-length debut, I Did Something Bad.

Mixed and mastered by SAMAEL‘s Drop at the Downtone studio, I Did Something Bad was independently released in January 2015. The demand for the album was so high, the band had to repress it twice. After tours in the USA, Asia and Europe, the Swiss Rock machine signed to Kaotoxin Records. In August the band, which features two ex-members of SYBREED, recorded two brand new tracks for the album’s reissue.

Stream album track “The Great Ass Poopery” at:

soundcloud.com/kaotoxin/the-erkonauts-the-great-ass-poopery

The Kaotoxin Records reissue of I Did Something Bad drops February 12th.

The Erkonauts - I Did Something Bad - promo cover pic - 2015 - #MO3333NSMS01

Along with 6:33, DRAWERS and THE LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK, THE ERKONAUTS are part of Kaotoxin’s heavy rock dream team. THE ERKONAUTS bring something fresh to the table with a sound that lies somewhere between mid-90s SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, early SYSTEM OF A DOWN, and PRIMUS, with a smart, Progressive, Alt-Rock / Metal / Punk fusion of their very own.

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Track listing – I Did Something Bad:
The Great Ass Poopery
Tony 5
All the Girls Should Die
Nola
Dominium Mundi
Hamster’s Ghosthouse
Gog
Your Wife
9 Is better than 8
Machine*
Culbutos*
*Exclusive to Kaotoxin reissue

The Erkonauts - I Did Something Bad - promo cover pic - 2015 - #MO3333NSMS01

The first run of the Kaotoxin reissue will come as a limited edition deluxe DigiSleeve CD and digital dowload, with preorders starting on January 18th. Kaotoxin Records is currently offer copies of the band’s limited edition 10″ picture EP, All the Girls Should Die. Order at:

www.kaotoxin.com/shop/erkonauts-the-all-the-girls-should-die-ep-picture/

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Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

Source: ClawHammer PR

For more info:

www.erkonauts.com

www.facebook.com/theerkonauts

youtube.com/theerkonauts

Kaotoxin - Record Label - logo - #2015KRMO20

www.kaotoxin.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE ERKONAUTS.

Stone.

A MESSAGE FROM SERAFINO PERUGINO, President of Frontiers Music srl

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on October 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on Frontiers Music srl | Record Label website:

I have seen that some people are commenting with their disappointment that a few of the “so called” supergroups are not playing live and that this somehow diminishes the relevance or quality of these releases. A lot of negative vibes and preconceived notions are made before a note of music has even been released. This is not a new issue to us and we of course respect people’s opinions, but in these times of social media where direct communication to the fans is available, I thought I’d make a direct statement to explain how we, Frontiers see things.

Since the moment I put the label together, I saw this as one of the most exciting jobs that I could ever have imagined in my life. It was something that for years I was only able to dream of. The idea of working with the artists that for years and years I had been listening to on record was truly exciting. And after almost 20 years (yes, next year Frontiers will turn 20!), I think I have not lost one ounce of that initial enthusiasm! I was, and still am primarily a MUSIC fan and I have always interpreted my role as A&R director of Frontiers in a creative way. I have always been relentless in trying to find and expose GOOD MUSIC to the fans. And considering that when I started the label a lot of the classic bands that I grew up with were disbanded or not active, I think that I have really helped in creating some interesting pieces of music to fill the void left by those legends.

Since the days where – together with artists like Kevin Chalfant, Mark Mangold, Jim Peterik, Billy Greer or Tony Harnell to name a few – we created the concepts of Two Fires, The Sign, Seventh Key, Pride of Lions and Starbreaker, Frontiers has been the “brain” behind these new band projects which were greeted warmly by the public and the media. Now as to WHY those bands have never played live? Well to begin with it is not completely true that none of these projects have ever played live. In fact, The Sign, Two Fires, Seventh Key, The Magnificent, W.E.T, Angelica, ISSA, and I am certainly forgetting others, have all played live shows. And also, it needs to be said that there is nothing in principle that prevents these bands from playing live. In most cases, unfortunately this has to do with a lack of interest from tour promoters and/or with scheduling conflicts among the members or even certain contractual obligations that the artists might have to their main band. However, I am pleased to say that there will be more and more efforts from our side to bring these projects to life on the stage moving forward – and you will soon see what I mean.

So, yes, I think I am creative and again, what still preoccupies me the most, after all these years, is to keep releasing GREAT records that keep Classic Rock, Melodic Rock, and Hard Rock alive and well with a constant flow of quality releases. This – I think – allows everyone to keep ENJOYING new and exciting music while allowing me to keep building on my personal dreams thanks to the art, talent and skill of all these amazing musicians we are so fortunate to work with. Just think about all the amazing records from the likes of ALLEN LANDE, FROM THE INSIDE, ISSA, KHYMERA, KISKE SOMERVILLE, PLACE VENDOME, FIRST SIGNAL, SUNSTORM, VERTIGO and all the others…

I really hope that people can welcome with open arms the music we release and give it a fair chance, regardless of who is involved, if the artist is touring, etc. Moreover I wish to say one final thing: If it wasn’t for some of those projects, we would have had a lot more difficulties in launching new talents. The most shining example is probably W.E.T, whose success immensely helped the exposure for two of the most EXCITING new bands we have on the roster, Eclipse (Sweden) and Work of Art. But, I could obviously mention Revolution Saints for Alessandro Del Vecchio, Allen Lande for Magnus Karlsson, Starbreaker for Fabrizio Grossi, Find Me for Daniel Flores, and of course all the work we did during the years with Dennis Ward and so on. These groups are also a really important tool to expose new songwriters, producers and real musical talents to the world.

Talking about new bands, you may have noticed some “young blood” coming in. I am very proud of these new guys and I hope you will follow and give them a chance, exactly in the same way you would do with a new Whitesnake or Journey record.

Long Live Rock n’ Roll!!

Serafino

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For more info on Frontiers Music srl:

http://www.frontiers.it

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SERAFINO PERUGINO.

LONG LIVE FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL.

Stone.

Robert Trujillo Of Metallica To Appear At Bass Player LIVE! 2015

Posted in bass guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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LOOK WHO JUST GOT ADDED TO BASS PLAYER LIVE! 2015

The artist list keeps growing for Bass Player LIVE! in Los Angeles on November 7 & 8, with newly added performers, presenters and clinicians including Robert Trujillo, Mike Watt, Mike Inez, Rex Brown, Steve Bailey and more!

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo will be presenting a Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award to Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister at the Bass Player LIVE! Concert at Musicians Institute on the evening of November 7.

Don’t miss the bass event of the year!

Click here to check out this year’s line-up and get tickets now!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BASS GUITAR.

Stone.

“Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, And Beyond” By Phil Collen With Chris Epting – SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING EVENT TO TAKE PLACE IN HUNTINGTON BEACH

Posted in books, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on October 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Adrenalized - Phil Collen - autobiograpy - promo cover pic - 2015 -#0515MODL

Who: PHIL COLLEN – Lead guitarist for the Legendary band DEF LEPPARD with
OC-Based writer, Chris Epting

What: Exclusive Book Signing and Q&A Event with Phil Collen

When: Monday October 19, 2015 7:00 PM

Where: Barnes & Noble – Huntington Beach
Bella Terra
7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

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Details: Phil Collen, lead guitarist of the legendary band Def Leppard, will discuss and sign his new memoir, Adrenalized: Life. Def Leppard, and Beyond. He’ll be joined by his co-author Chris Epting for a Q&A session. Chris Epting is an award-winning journalist and the author of 25 books.

In the mid-1980s, Def Leppard catapulted to rock n’ roll superstardom with their blockbuster album Pyromania – until tragedy threatened to put a quick end to their rocket ascent. Now, surviving lead guitarist Phil Collen reveals the truth behind the mythology of the band with his memoir ADRENALIZED: MY LIFE IN DEF LEPPARD AND BEYOND (Atria Books; October 27, 2015/ ISBN 9781476751658/ $26.00), setting the record straight in a rags-to-riches story populated with biggest names in music history.

A voyeuristic peek into the inner-sanctum of rock stardom, ADRENALIZED is more than the usual cautionary tale; Phil Collen – an unlikely rock star from the start — offers an inspirational portrait of self-discipline and human resilience.

Special Instructions:
This is a wristband event. Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 9:00AM on October 19 with the purchase of Adrenalized. Please call 714.897.8781 for more details.

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061722316-0

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PHIL COLLEN.

LONG LIVE DEF LEPPARD.

Stone.

BARONESS ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR; SHARE “CHLORINE & WINE” VIDEO

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Baroness - publicity pic band - 2015 - #2416MMS

Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard

PURPLE SET FOR DEC. 18th RELEASE; PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AVAILABLE NOW

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24, 2015 – Baroness, who recently announced the release of their fourth album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), launch their first U.S. tour in support of the ten-song album with a round of intimate performances beginning Nov. 27 at the Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio.

“We’ve been off tour for too long,” said John Baizley. “It’s time for Baroness to start playing shows in the U.S. again. We’re doing a short run through the eastern half of the States, in small clubs, getting our new songs stage ready for 2016. Who knows, maybe we’ll even throw in a few songs from the very early EPs and albums. See you soon…”

In conjunction with the tour announcement, the band have unveiled the official music video for “Chlorine & Wine” via their website (www.yourbaroness.com). The clip, which was directed by Jimmy Hubbard, gives fans a raw, behind-the-scenes peek into the making of the song, including footage of Baroness writing and rehearsing the track as well as recording at producer Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios.

Click the link to view the official video for Chlorine & Wine or watch below: https://youtu.be/DnYO7iQfQDQ.

A European outing kicked off the band’s live dates in support of Purple, with slots at both the Reading and Leeds Festivals, saw the first live performance of “Chlorine & Wine.” Baroness also joined Metallica for the Sept. 16 opening at the Centre Videotron in Quebec.

Dates for the band’s forthcoming U.S. tour are listed below, tickets are on-sale now via http://www.yourbaroness.com/tour.

November 27 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
November 28 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
November 29 Madison, WI Frequency
December 1 St. Louis, MO The Demo
December 2 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
December 4 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
December 5 Dallas, TX Double Wide
December 6 Austin, TX Mohawk
December 8 Houston, TX Rudyard’s
December 9 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
December 11 Gainesville, FL 8-BIT Bar
December 12 Savannah, GA The Jinx
December 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl
December 15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
December 16 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
December 18 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
December 19 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
December 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

Baroness - Purple - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #092416MMSWL

Pre-order packages for Purple, which feature an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine” as well as a limited edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items are available now via this link: http://smarturl.it/dpurple.

Digital pre-orders, which also include an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine,” are available via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/ipurple), Amazon (http://smarturl.it/apurple) and Google Play (http://smarturl.it/gpurple).

Yellow & Green landed atop most 2012 year-end lists with Entertainment Weekly awarding the release the #1 spot on their best Metal albums round-up and saying “’Take My Bones Away’ hit harder and popped sharper than anything on rock radio in a decade. The double album was similarly lauded by Decibel (#2), Pitchfork (#3), Revolver (#4), Village Voice (#6), Spin (#6) and the BBC (#13).

Baroness is John Baizley (guitar, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Nick Jost (bass, keyboards) and Sebastian Thomson (drums).

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

For more info on BARONESS:

www.yourbaroness.com

www.facebook.com/yourbaroness

www.twitter.com/yourbaroness

www.youtube.com/baronessmusic

www.instagram.com/yourbaroness

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

Stone.

OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE – EP Teaser Revealed

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, rock music, southern rock with tags , , , on August 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Outlaws & Moonshine - 1919 - promo EP cover pic - #3030MMMSS88

‘Southern Rock’ newcomer Outlaws & Moonshine are set to release their debut EP 1919 on October 16, 2015 via HighVolMusic. 1919 features five full tracks of hooks, lines and memorable melodies as penned and sung by front-man Beau Van. Below is a 3-minute montage of those songs.

As previously announced, the 1919 track listing is as follows:

  1. Cootie Brown
  2. Whiskey
  3. Hey Y’All
  4. Redneck Me
  5. Different Kind of Man

Outlaws & Moonshine were completing their video shoot this past weekend for the next single Hey Y’All. The video will feature the new 4 piece band consisting of Beau and Chris Van, Eric Piper, and Mike Back. The video will lead the release just in time for their performance at Rock ‘N Skull 2015. The band has also recently released their new and updated website at outlawsandmoonshine.com

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Source:

Highvol Music - large logo!

New Music Preview

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE.

Stone.

21OCTAYNE – To Release Sophomore Album “2.0” In September!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music with tags , , , on July 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

21Octayne - 2.0 - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MRMNSTOS43324

German rockers 21OCTAYNE (featuring members of The Joe Perry Project and Rhapsody) will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, 2.0, on September 25th (EU) and October 2nd (US), via AFM Records.

Following the successful debut “Into The Open” from 2014, the band has crafted 10 diverse, powerful rock songs for the new record (3 additional tracks are featured on the ltd. Digipak).

Track List:

  1. Devil In Disguise
  2. Take Me Back
  3. When You Go
  4. Love’s Just A Heartbreak Away
  5. Take Me Away
  6. Lost
  7. The Circle
  8. Date With Myself
  9. Fly Away
  10. Tale Of A Broken Child

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Source:

AFM Records - logo - white background - 2015 - #MOGNALS

http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE 21OCTAYNE.

Stone.

RAVENEYE – US TOUR AS SPECIAL GUESTS OF SLASH NOW CONFIRMED!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Raveneye - promo band photo - 2015 - #MOMMNSWAF

NEW SINGLE – AND DEBUT EP TITLE TRACK – ‘BREAKING OUT’

Stream “Breaking Out” (Single)

“Breaking Out is a filthy monster of a song, and we’d claim to have discovered them were it not for the fact that the track has had nearly 100,000 Soundcloud plays since it was uploaded last month” 
- Classic Rock Magazine -


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After a hugely successful Europe run with SLASH, RAVENEYE are thrilled to announce the legendary rocker has extended his invitation for the UK band to rejoin him on his US tour, starting October 7th in Minneapolis before hitting Canada for several dates, and then onto U.S. cities including Seattle, Denver and Los Angeles.

Before the Slash dates begin, RAVENEYE will make their US debut at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville on October 3rd. At the conclusion of the SLASH dates, the UK trio will hit the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on October 24th.

RAVENEYE are celebrating the release of their new single, “Breaking Out” while their self-titled debut EP has been riding high in the Amazon best sellers list. The UK rock trio has had a busy summer doing what they do best, touring relentlessly. They hit the road throughout June and July with the Blues Pills and as special guests of Slash – on an amazing run of dates across Europe. In addition, they have topped the rock chart for 3 weeks running at influential radio station RockFile Radio.

Even though he’s still only 25 year sold, Oli Brown, singer and multi award-winning guitarist, has already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani.  Mojo Magazine hailed Oli as; ‘the hottest young pistol in British blues’ – Classic Rock Magazine described him as “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today”. He recorded the 5 tracks on “Breaking Out” late last year, before teaming up with drummer Kev Hickman and bassist Aaron Spiers and to take the songs out live – et voilà – RavenEye was born.

Filled with deep, bluesy grooves which invoke giants such as Zeppelin and Soundgarden the band (who only formed a year ago) are winning fans around the world with their huge sound and killer live shows.

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Listen to the Breaking Out EP here: Stream Breaking Out (EP)

”Fuzz-tacular Garage Rock”  Kerrang!

“A filthy monster of a song” Classic Rock

“…the title track of the EP has a riff so big it could protect the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros” Total Guitar

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RAVENEYE LIVE
3rd October LOUISVILLE, KY Louder Than Loud Festival
7th October MINNEAPOLIS MN Mill City Nights with Slash
9th October CALGARY Grey Eagle Event Centre with Slash
10th October EDMONTON Northern Alberta Jubilee with Slash
12th October VANCOUVER Queen Elizabeth Centre with Slash
13th October SEATTLE Moore Theatre with Slash
15th October SALT LAKE CITY The Depot with Slash
16th October DENVER Fillmore Auditorium with Slash
18th October SAN FRANCISCO CA Warfield with Slash
20th October CHANDLER AZ Wild Horse Pass Hotel Casino with Slash
21st October ANAHEIM CA House of Blues with Slash
23rd October LOS ANGELES CA Hollywood Palladium with Slash
24th October SACRAMENTO CA Aftershock Festival with Slash

Check out the bands intense pre-gig warm up: Warm Up

Guitarist International interview with Oli: Guitar International

www.raveneyeofficial.com| @ItsRavenEye

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RAVENEYE.

LONG LIVE SLASH.

Stone.

JOE SATRIANI’s 15TH STUDIO ALBUM “SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA” RELEASING ON JULY 24TH

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , on July 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Joe Satriani - publicity pic - 2015 - Shockwave Supernova - #33MOSLLMMSOT

Joe Satriani - Shockwave Supernova - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #9733JSMO

“Behind The Songs” – Web Series Premieres

REDDIT “AMA” Session Confirmed for July 24th

AOL’s “BACKSTORY” Event in NYC on July 24th

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(Los Angeles) Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, is gearing up for the release of his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on Friday, July 24th. The weeks leading up to the album release continue to be filled with exciting activity from the renowned guitarist.

Recently, SATRIANI began debuting a web series he’s dubbed, “Behind The Album,” which gives fans a rare glimpse behind the scenes while making “Shockwave Supernova”. The album was co- produced with John Cuniberti and recorded at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, with keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, drummer Marco Minnemann and bassist Bryan Beller. The band are featured, with SATRIANI, in the “Behind the Album” series discussing the album recording process, the songs and the themes behind the album.

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On release day, Joe will participate in a Reddit “AMA” event where his fans will be able to ‘Ask Joe Anything’ during the online press conference event at 1pm ET. That same evening, Joe will be the special guest on the new AOL original series, “BackStory” involving a live, feature-length interview with the guitar virtuoso to air from the AOL Studios in New York City. The event will allow guests to enjoy a seat at an exclusive, career-spanning live interview, a meet-and-greet with Satriani, an autographed copy of Shockwave Supernova, plus complimentary beverages. Satriani will be interviewed one-on-one by respected journalist, Brad Tolinski as they discuss the new album and much more.

Joe Satriani - Shockwave Supernova - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #9733JSMO

Leading up to the album’s release, exclusive song premieres have taken place on various music websites and accompanying “story videos” have followed on Satriani’s website and through his social media. This week, Rolling Stone premiered an exclusive video of the iconic guitarist as he interprets various pop culture and art references, off the cuff interpretations left the magazine staff in awe.
Check out the video here: http://rol.st/1K7xHc5

Fans are able to pre-order the new album with an exclusive signed poster only at satriani.com. Joe selected the art for the poster from fans who submitted it. The album is available for pre-order on: Amazon (http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_amzn) and iTunes (http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_itunes) and will also be available to order as 2 LP 120 gram vinyl.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

Stone.

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