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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


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

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.”







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

KISS - Freedom To Rock Tour - 2016 - promo flyer - #MO099073ILMF


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 (, Frank Productions (, and CMoore Live (

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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





Sign The Petition To Erect A Statue Of The Late RONNIE JAMES DIO At His Birthplace!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

From Ronnie James Dio Facebook:

Fans launch petition to erect statue of Ronnie in his birth-town of Portsmouth, NH. Great to see support like this coming from the fans. 
Show your support by adding your name to this petition:…


Stone says: I signed this petition and felt honored doing so! Please click the link above and do the same! The late Ronnie James Dio deserves to be recognized by his birthplace! Let’s join together as fans of Ronnie James Dio and give back to a man who gave us all his timeless gift of Heavy Metal. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.




Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund – 2nd Annual Ride For Ronnie – Info You Need

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on March 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie James Dio - Stand Up And Shout - Ride For Ronnie - 2nd Annual - 2016 - #MORJD9939

From Ronnie James Dio Facebook:

Join us on May 22nd to help raise money for cancer research;
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund presents 
the 2nd Annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride & Concert!

For more info about the organization or to purchase tickets, visit:

ronnie james dio - publicity pic - #1 - 2009

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised close to $1 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects.





BLACKHOUR – Pakistani Band’s Debut Album “Sins Remain” Out Now; Music Video “Battle Cry” Streaming

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on February 28, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

BLACKHOUR - promo band pic - 2016 - #MO99099

From Pakistan, the unlikeliest of places, we see a Heavy Metal band that’s creating quite a stir in the region. Blackhour have released their sophomore debut album via Transcending Obscurity Distribution, on January 5th, 2016, presenting five epic songs with immense soul and sublime musicianship. Musically comparable to the classic traits of Iron Maiden as well as the modern soft improvisations of a band like Sentenced, the band forges a sound that is bound to hold appeal to any metal fan, old or new.

BLACKHOUR - Sins Remain - promo cover pic - 2016 - #MOILMF99339

Long, flowing compositions are spiced up with gritty vocals and punctuated by widely lauded harmonized dual solos which make the songs difficult to forget in any case. Impeccably produced and presented in a standard-setting quality, here’s Heavy Metal music that will give you goosebumps all over. The time has come. Blackhour will strike.

Listen to and watch BLACKHOUR Battle Cry:

Band Interviewed By ROCK HARD Magazine:

BLACKHOUR - ROCK HARD magazine - #MO3993 - 2016

“The combination of well-constructed songs and tight performances make it an easy listen” – Metal Rules (US/Canada) 4/5

“the rest of the world needs to meet them.” – Glacially Musical (US)

“their blend of traditional, NWOBHM and progressive metal definitely has potential.” – (US)

“there is no country that does not produce metal music and Pakistan is no exception” – Metal Zone (Greece)

“should check out the band absolutely” – Metal Underground (Austria)

“Quality stuff, and very enjoyable.” – Wonderbox Metal (UK)


Album Line-up:

Hashim Mehmood – Guitars

Tayyab Rehman – Vocals

Mubbashir Sheikh Mashoo – Guitars

Salman Afzal – Bass

Daim Mehmood – Drums

For more info on BLACKHOUR:


Source: Transcending Obscurity

Transcending Obscurity India Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Transcending Obscurity Facebook

Blackhour Facebook






Lemmy Kilmister Of Motörhead – Rest In Peace, Our Metal Icon

Posted in classic rock, Metal with tags , , , , on December 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Lemmy Kilmister - publicity - cooking promo

As reported on the Official Motörhead Facebook:

There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.

We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.

We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. 
Have a drink or few.

Share stories.

Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.


Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.

Please feel free to post your condolences, well wishes and memories here:

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Stone Says: Tremendously sad news. Goodbye, Lemmy. Thank you for the Rock ‘N Roll. I will forever spread the word of Motörhead. The Metal and Rock ‘N Roll world will truly never be the same without Lemmy.

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I’ll never forget seeing Motörhead for the first time live, it was one of my most magical Metal moments I’ve experienced, back in the mid 80’s. I saw concert fans tussle and struggle to take ownership of Lemmy’s cigarette butt; one in which he flicked into the crowd. I watched Lemmy play bass and sing Killed By Death, Jailbait and Ace Of Spades, only 20 or so feet away from me, in an overcrowded West Hartford Ballroom, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Slayer later headlined. With a couple of minor bruises, I stunk of cigarette smoke, sweat and beer after leaving that show. It doesn’t get any better than that.




SCORPIONS Documentary Film “FOREVER AND A DAY” Hits The Big Screens In The U.S., This October 14th!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The SCORPIONS continue to celebrate their 50th year in Rock with a special national screening event of their first theatrical release, the documentary film, Forever And A Day, beginning Wednesday, October 14th.

For locations and tickets visit:

Watch the trailer now here: or below! Whoa!

Scorpions - Return To Forever - promo album banner pic - 2015 - #003NMMSS9696





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