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JORN “Heavy Rock Radio” – A Metal Odyssey Album Review

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 24, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Die-hard and casual fans of Jorn Lande know he can sing lights out. I love the vocals and discography from Jorn Lande, both with Masterplan and solo as JORN. Jorn Lande is a world-class singer of Heavy Metal and he has nothing to lose by releasing Heavy Rock Radio, an album of 12 cover songs… or does he? JORN sings very well on songs: Stormbringer, Rainbow In The Dark and Don’t Stop Believing; only the vocals of David Coverdale, Ronnie James Dio and Steve Perry, respectively, made their songs magical and timeless, whereas JORN is better off at being a fan of these three songs.

Certainly, there are slight differences musically with each song on this album, compared to the original song; for me to get into each and every nuance regarding such differences would make me look like I have nothing better to do. Seriously. I’ll try to give you all the scary details about this album; so strap yourself in for I’m not being Mr. fanboy right now.

JORN fails miserably with the cover of the iconic Queen song: Killer Queen. It’s so stale both vocally and musically that if I was producing this album it would have been left off. Hotel California is no better. Sorry, this song should never, ever, ever be covered by nobody. All that JORN did with the Eagles Hotel California is make it into a second-tier, county fair, who cares, (let’s make a) Heavy Metal cover song. The electric guitar brilliance of Eagles legends Don Felder and Joe Walsh on the original Hotel California song is breathtaking to me, especially their extended dual-solo; why JORN messed with this is beyond me.

Above: Jorn Lande

JORN even (gulp) covers I Know There’s Something Going On by (gulp) ABBA member Frida. Oh my God is this song a disaster. WTF!? JORN? What were you thinking, dude? Why pick this song? JORN’s cover of this early 80’s bubble-gum song should not be. I’m not sorry for saying that. It’s that seriously awful. It just sounds like Jorn Lande was not pumped up for this album at all. I won’t even mention the cover of the Black Sabbath classic: Die Young. Forget about it. Not worth our time here.

The two huge highlights on this album are Jorn Lande and his band knocking the Paul Stanley song, Live To Win, right out of the park. JORN also excels with the cover of John Farnham’s song: You’re The Voice. Jorns’ vocals are powerful on these songs, the way it should be. I honestly love these covers of two such inspirational songs and JORN actually gives them both a jolt or two of extra inspiration. Unfortunately, minus the two aforementioned songs, this album as a sum of its parts is absolutely not very good at all and I am shocked as hell by it all. – Stone

LONG LIVE JORN.

Stone.

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STYX “The Mission” – New Studio Album Releases On June 16th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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STYX – “The Mission” is the 1st studio album of new music in 14 years. This will be the 16th studio album from the great STYX. Available June 16 on CD, LP, Digital and Streaming. Pre-order “The Mission” now at http://www.styxworld.com!

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Stone Says: I am absolutely psyched outta my skull to hear this new STYX studio album! STYX forever! Whoa! I can care in the least that Dennis DeYoung is not with STYX anymore. No offense to Dennis DeYoung at all; he’s been doing his own gig for years now very successfully. For God’s sake, those that complain about Dennis DeYoung no longer being with STYX: GET OVER IT. Take some EX-LAX. That’s life.

It’s been how many years now that STYX has survived (very well) without Dennis DeYoung? KISS has survived without Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. It’s the way the Rock ‘N’ Roll world turns. ‘Nuff said. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STYX.

Stone.

RAVENEYE – Announced As Special Guests On KISS EUROPEAN TOUR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Raveneye / Shot in Camden Town, London / Rob Blackham / http://www.blackhamimages.com

UK Rock trio RavenEye are thrilled to announce they have been invited to tour Europe as Special Guests of KISS, one of rock’s most notorious and influential bands. They have also been added as Special Guests on the Hellyeah UK tour in April.  The band was recently added to the Download festivals in Spain and France, as well as Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Festival.

Since releasing their wildly successful EP, Breaking Out, and debut album ‘NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international Rock festivals such as Download Festival (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life (U.S.), Aftershock Festival (U.S.), Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) and  most recently the Shiprocked Cruise 2017. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a ‘must see live’ band.

“This could be the start of something very big indeed” – Classic Rock

“Blues rock riffs that slither their way into your brain” – Kerrang

“Hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck hard rock epic you’ll thank yourself for finding” – The Sun

“Keep an eye on Raveneye. They are organic, raw and I hear a real ‘70s influence with these guys.  When a band like this nails it, you never forget it. Wait for that riff in the middle of the song.”     – Nikki Sixx

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When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25-year-old, Oli Brown, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had 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, and been hailed by Mojo as “the hottest young pistol in British blues” and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today.”  RavenEye’s live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.

RAVENEYE CONFIRMED DATES 2017:

April 7 – Manchester, UK (Club Academy)*

April 8 – Glasgow, UK (The Garage)*

April 10 – Leeds, UK (Leeds University Stylus)*

April 11 – Norwich, UK (Waterfront)*

April 13 – London, UK (O2 Islington Academy)*

April 14 – Bristol, UK (Thekla)*

April 15 – Nottingham, UK (Rock City)*

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May 1 – Moscow, Russia (Olympiski)**

May 4 – Helsinki, Finland (Hartwell Arena)**

May 6 – Stockholm, Sweden (Tele2 Arena) **

May 7 – Oslo. Norway (Spektrum)**

May 10 – Gothenburg, Sweden (Scandinavium)**

May 12 – Dortmund, Germany (Westfallenhalle)**

May 13 – Stuttgart, Germany (Schleyerhalle)**

May 15 – Torino, Italy (Pala Alpitour)**

May 16 – Bologna, Italy (Unipol Arena) **

May 18 – Munich, Germany (Olympiahalle)**

May 20 – Brno, Czech Republic (Bvv- Outdoor)**

May 21 – Vienna, Austria (Stadthalle) **

May 23 – Frankfurt, Germany (Festhalle) **

May 24 – Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)**

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June 9 – Download Festival, Paris France

June 22 – Download Festival, Madrid, Spain

June 30 – Plovdiv Music Fest, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

*Special Guests of Hellyeah

**Special Guests of KISS

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RavenEye are:
Vocals, Guitar – Oli Brown
Bass, Synth, Vocals – Aaron Spiers
Drums – Adam Breeze

Album is available now:

http://radi.al/NovaRavenEye

http://radi.al/NovaiTunes

http://radi.al/NovaAmazon

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Website: raveneyeofficial.com

* Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RAVENEYE.

Stone.

DEAD EARTH POLITICS – Return With “The Mobius Hammersmith”

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Dead Earth Politics has inked a deal with Pavement Music for the March 3rd release of The Mobius Hammersmith.

The final chapter in a trilogy that began with 2014’s Queen of Steel, the album shows the mark of a band ready to shatter the industry’s glass ceiling. The band recently teamed with Brave Words to launch the music video for Runescarred.  That video is now playing HERE or below:

On March 23, Dead Earth Politics will embark on a U.S. tour in support of The Mobius Hammersmith. Dates are as follows:

TOUR DATES:
3/23/2017 Texas Mist Austin, TX
3/24/2017 Center Stage Lake Charles, LA
3/25/2017 Revolution Cafe & Bar Bryan, TX
3/27/2017 J&Js Topeka, KS
3/28/2017 Top Fuel Station Braidwood, IL
3/29/2017 5th Quarter Indianapolis, IN
3/30/2017 Liars Club Chicago, IL
3/31/2017 New Dodge Lounge Hamtramck, MI
4/2/2017 Black Forge Pittsburgh, PA
4/3/2017 Lucky 13 Brooklyn, NY
4/4/2017 The Fire Philadelphia, PA
4/5/2017 O’Brians Boston, MA
4/6/2017 33 Golden Street New Haven, CT
4/7/2017 Guido’s Speakeasy Frederick, MD
4/8/2017 Test Pattern Winston-Salem, NC
4/11/2017 New Brooklyn Tavern Columibia, SC
4/12/2017 Oglethorpe Lounge Albany, GA
4/13/2017 The Firehouse Birmingham, AL
4/14/2017 Head on the Door Montgomery, AL
4/15/2017 Twist of Lime Metairie, LA
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Voted Best Metal Band for four years running (Austin Music Awards, 2012-2016), Dead Earth Politics continues to prove their longevity and power. Now charging forward with their latest release, “The Mobius Hammersmith”, the band’s relentless work ethic is clearly leading to their much deserved recognition and success.

Forged from the soul of the Austin Metal scene, Dead Earth Politics is a blade that cuts like no other. Said to easily on any bill ranging from Iron Maiden to Black Sabbath to Lamb of God, they are the band that truly unites sub-genres.

Having marked their tenth year, they continue to relentlessly scribe stellar music – and the sky remains the target. With passion coursing through their veins and dedication in their hearts, Dead Earth Politics strives for perfection in their craft.

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* More Info:

deadearthpolitics.com

pavementmusic.com

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Source: ClawHammer PR

MetalOdyssey

DEAD EARTH POLITICS KICKS METAL ASS.

Stone.

SINNER “Tequila Suicide” (Official Music Video) Is: Metal Odyssey’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 1, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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SINNER is back with a riff-tastic new music video: Tequila Suicide. Crank ‘er up below and be grateful I told you to. This title song is featured on the forthcoming studio album from SINNER: Tequila Suicide. Mat Sinner (Primal Fear) has his band kicking Heavy Rock ass once again and I couldn’t expect anything less from him! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

Sinner will release new album Tequila Suicide on March 31st on AFM Records!

Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals, Tom Naumann – Guitars
Alexander Scholpp – Guitars, Francesco Jovino – Drums

Backing Vocals by Ricky Warwick, Pete Lincoln & Sascha Krebs
Produced by Mat Sinner, Co-produced & mixed by Dennis Ward
written by Mat Sinner & Tom Naumann
AFM Records, UBIKMEDIA

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SINNER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

A PERFECT CIRCLE – Announce Spring Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on January 9, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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BAND HELMED BY MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN AND BILLY HOWERDEL EMBARK ON FIRST NATIONAL TOUR IN SIX YEARS

Jan. 9, 2017, LOS ANGELES – A Perfect Circle will trek across North America this Spring in the outfit’s first tour since 2011, with the month-long outing kicking off at The Pearl in Las Vegas (April 7 and 8).
The band previously announced a May 7 performance at the Hollywood Bowl as well as a trio of festival dates: Welcome to Rockville (April 29), Fort Rock (April 30) and Carolina Rebellion (May 5).
The tour news arrives as the band begins work on their first new album since 2004’s eMOTIVe. “Getting back to writing music with A Perfect Circle is a great way to start the new year,” APC co-founder and guitar player Billy Howerdel said.
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Tour Dates:
April 7 & 8  Las Vegas, NV  The Pearl
April 10  Phoenix, AZ  Comerica Theatre
April 11  San Diego, CA  Open Air Theatre
April 13  San Francisco  Bill Graham Civic
April 14  Reno, NV  Reno Event Center
April 15  Salt Lake City  Maverik Center
April 17  Denver, CO  1st Bank Center
April 19  Kansas City, MO  Starlight Amphitheatre
April 20  St. Louis, MO  Chafietz Arena
April 22  Tulsa, OK  BOK Center
April 23  Grand Prairie, TX  Verizon Theatre
April 25  Austin, TX  HEB Center at Cedar Park
April 26  San Antonio, TX  Freeman Coliseum
April 27  Houston, TX  Smart Financial Center
April 29  Jacksonville, FL  Welcome to Rockville
April 30  Ft. Myers, FL  Fort Rock Festival
May 2  Atlanta, GA  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 3  Nashville, TN  Bridgestone Arena
May 5  Charlotte, NC  Carolina Rebellion
May 7  Los Angeles, CA  Hollywood Bowl
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A Perfect Circle’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine).

Tickets for all non-festival shows are on-sale this Friday, Jan. 13 at 10 am local time. Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl show are on-sale now.

The band re-launched their website and webstore over the weekend, which can be viewed at aperfectcircle.com.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE A PERFECT CIRCLE.

Stone.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – New Studio Album Releases On February 3rd, 2017

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

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BLACK STAR RIDERS – The third Black Star Riders studio album, Heavy Fire, will be released worldwide on February 3rd, 2017, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

CD, Vinyl: nuclearblast.com/bsr-heavyfire
Digital: nblast.de/DownloadHeavyFire

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BLACK STAR RIDERS:

Ricky Warwick – Vocals/Guitar
Scott Gorham – Guitars
Damon Johnson – Guitars
Robert Crane – Bass
Jimmy DeGrasso – Drums

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Source:

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http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLACK STAR RIDERS.

Stone.

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