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KING KOBRA “Have A Good Time” Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , on July 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Have a Good Time, the new and contagiously Rockin’ music video from Hard Rock Legends, KING KOBRA, is written about the Rock n’ Roll Club, Vamp’d, in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’ve been digging this KING KOBRA song and video like there’s no freaking tomorrow! Whoa! Hallelujah! And… Metal be thy name!! Therefore, since KING KOBRA’s music video, Have A Good Time, has been pumping-up my Heavy Rock adrenaline for a few weeks now, I shall declare:

KING KOBRA’S Have A Good Time Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Pay close attention (if you like) while this music video psyches-you-out… cause there’s some very cool and famous dudes that take part in this video: Vinnie Paul, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Ron Jeremy, Carrot Top, a hot gal dancing on the stage and (of course) Danny “The Count” Koker, to name a many few! Whoa again!

KING KOBRA II Was Released On July 9th, 2013, Via Frontiers Records.

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KING KOBRA – (left to right): Carmine Appice, Johnny Rod, Paul Shortino, Mick Sweda & David Henzerling

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For a related post featured on Metal Odyssey, click on the link below! Whoa!

KING KOBRA “II” IS OUT NOW! YES, IT KICKS HARD ROCKIN’ ASS!

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, On July 14, 2013.

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* For more info on KING KOBRA:

Facebook: Official King Kobra

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* For more info on COUNT’S VAMP’D:

Facebook: Vampd Vegas

http://www.vampdvegas.com

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LONG LIVE KING KOBRA.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

LONG LIVE COUNT’S VAMP’D ROCK BAR & GRILL.

Stone.

KING KOBRA “II” IS OUT NOW! YES, IT KICKS HARD ROCKIN’ ASS!

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

King Kobra - II - promo cover pic

KING KOBRA II IS OUT NOW!

STONE SAYS:

THIS

KING KOBRA

ALBUM

KICKS

POTENT

&

BLAZING

HARD

ROCKIN’

ASS!

‘NUFF SAID.

BUY THIS

ALBUM!!

METAL BE

THY NAME.

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Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

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KING KOBRA:

Paul Shortino – vocals

 David Michael-Philips – Guitar

Mick Sweda – Guitar

Johnny Rod – Bass Guitar

Carmine Appice – drums

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* KING KOBRA II was released on July 9th, 2013, via Frontiers Records.

* For more info on KING KOBRA:

Facebook: Official King Kobra

www.carmineappice.net

www.paulshortino.com

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FRONTIERS RECORDS:

Facebook: Frontiers Records

http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE KING KOBRA.

KING KOBRA F’N ROCKS.

Stone.

KING KOBRA – “II” Due For Release In July On Frontiers Records

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of KING KOBRA’s new studio album II on July 5th in Europe and July 9th in North America.

King Kobra’s long-awaited reunion album “King Kobra” (s/t) released on Frontiers Records in 2011, left no doubt that this was a band to be reckoned with. Even though nearly 25 years had passed since the original line-up recorded the landmark “Ready To Strike” and “Thrill Of A Lifetime” albums, the energy and immediacy of the bands lightning attack had not diminished one iota and fans responded in kind.

“We chose to name this album “II” because it is both the second album of our reformation with Frontiers Records as well as the second generation of the band with Paul Shortino as lead vocalist,” says guitarist David Michael-Philips. “Paul’s unique style gives the band a new feel apart from what we were in the 80s with original singer Mark/Marcie Free. I think the “re-boot” naming gives Paul the credit he deserves while paying homage to our original singer and sound”.

The thick, soulful vocals of Paul Shortino, dual guitarists Mick Sweda and David Michael-Philips, and the thundering bass and drums of Johnny Rod and Carmine Appice delivered an album that, while easily carrying on the tradition of the first two releases, brought a contemporary twist to a signature melodic, hard rock style. “The “70’s” flavour of this new album was a conscious move to incorporate our influences into the music,” says David Michael-Philips, while Carmine Appice adds “King Kobra was a band in the ‘80s with great players…and had roots in the ‘70s also.. We tried to make a cool combination of both, which I think we achieved with this new album”.

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Produced by David Henzerling with Carmine Appice and Paul Shortino, II digs into King Kobra hard rock roots to create an album that has all the swagger and swing of the classic 70’s albums (think Montrose, Bad Company, Deep Purple and even Carmine’s own legendary Cactus) with a crystal clear sound that combines the best of both analogue and digital recording techniques. From the tight and punchy “Have A Good Time” to the 8-minute epic “Deep River”, “II” shows a more mature band confident of its songwriting ability performing with the technical prowess garnered over years of experience.

II track listing includes: Hell On Wheels; Knock ‘Em Dead; Have A Good Time; The Ballad Of Johnny Rod; Take Me Back; When The Hammer Comes Down; Running Wild; The Crunch; Got It Comin’; Deep River; Don’t Keep Me Waiting; We Go Round.

Enjoy a YouTube presentation of the new album below:

KING KOBRA:

Paul Shortino – vocals

David Michael-Philips – Guitar

Mick Sweda – Guitar

Johnny Rod – Bass Guitar

Carmine Appice – drums

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(Source: Frontiers Records)

For more info on KING KOBRA, click on the links below!

facebook: Official King Kobra

www.carmineappice.net

www.paulshortino.com

http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE KING KOBRA.

CARMINE APPICE SHOULD BE VOTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. CARMINE SHOULD BE IN THERE RIGHT NOW. WTF IS GOING ON WITH THAT ROCK HALL?

Stone.

KING KOBRA – Turn Up The Good Times: Official Music Video and Words To Live By

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, Music, music videos, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

KING KOBRA – We unfortunately live in a world that could use a ton more peace, love and Rock ‘N Roll. You don’t need to be a Deadhead and follow psychedelic bands to understand that. Being a Metalhead, I can relate quite well to peace, love and Rock ‘N Roll and why wouldn’t I? There already is enough hate, envy and mean people around us all, so why shouldn’t I spread the Hard Rockin’ and positive vibes of the legendary KING KOBRA today, with their music video: Turn Up The Good Times.

The self-titled comeback album (and fifth studio album overall) from KING KOBRA, has reminded me once again that there still are Hard Rock bands that want to write and record a feel-good album. KING KOBRA is led by founding member and ultra legendary drummer: Carmine Appice. Rounding out KING KOBRA is: Paul Shortino (vocals), David Michael-Philips (guitar), Mick Sweda (guitar) and Johnny Rod (bass).

* KING KOBRA was released on April 15th, 2011 in Europe and May 5th, 2011 in North America on Frontiers Records.

TURN UP THE VOLUME ON KING KOBRA’S TURN UP THE GOOD TIMES BELOW!

Directed by Mario Ruiz/Spain

* For more info on KING KOBRA, click on the links below:

KING KOBRA – Official facebook

www.myspace.com/frontiersrecords

FRONTIERS RECORDS


LONG LIVE KING KOBRA.

TURN UP THE GOOD TIMES EVERYONE.

Stone.

Five Hard Rock Albums You Must Own This Summer Of 2011 – Part I

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

It’s been a fantastic year thus far for Hard Rock album releases. No, make that super fantastic. The obvious trend I’ve seen with all these incredible Hard Rock albums of 2011 is: A majority of these albums are from seasoned or old school bands. There have been many comeback albums released so far this year that absolutely ROCK… hello King Kobra, The Cars, Warrant, Mr. Big and Nelson, to name a few.

Many of these bands can easily be tagged as 80’s Heavy Metal, Hair Metal, Glam Metal, Classic Rock or Arena Rock and I’m down with that. Deciding which Rock genre a band nestles into comfortably is not difficult. Heck, it’s not like figuring out calculus or some insane Food Network recipe. Many bands are often placed into multiple genres anyways. Metal be thy name.

Realistically, I cannot possibly listen to every Hard Rock album that’s been released at this point in the year, therefore this list of MUST OWN albums for this Summer of 2011 may not correspond with your favorites in parts or in whole. As we approach the midway point of 2011, these are the Hard Rock albums that have ROCKED my brains out! In my Metal opinion, these are five albums worth your hard earned money to buy and crank up LOUD during this coming Summer of 2011… and beyond.

* Metal Odyssey Note: This list is in no particular order and it is Part I of a series. All of the albums chosen are 2011 releases. You have to wait for the “Metal Odyssey Best Of 2011” lists that come out around Christmas/New Years for a definitive list. Be patient, that time will come quicker than we all know!

KING KOBRA – Yes, King Kobra is back. Why? Well, cause Carmine Appice says so. Plus, this self-titled comeback album from King Kobra ROCKS like every day is F’n Friday. Metal be thy name, Carmine should have given this album a title after all… and named it Feel Good. Carmine assembled the original King Kobra lineup once again for this 2011 edition… only the lead singer is the exception. Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt & Quiet Riot) has taken over the vocal lead now. Why? Well, cause Carmine asked him to that’s why. Plus, as a bonus, Paul can sing pretty damn good. (King Kobra was released on Frontiers Records).

WARRANT – No, no, no. And no again. This is NOT the Warrant you remember from 1989, 1990 or even 2006. Nope. This Warrant can kick any of those Warrant’s asses. Why you ask? Cause this Rockaholic album (Frontiers Records) kicked my ass into next wednesday. Except at lead vocals, an “original” Warrant lineup is in place on Rockaholic. This third vocalist for Warrant has turned out to be their BEST, in my crazed Metal opinion. Robert Mason (Lynch Mob) and a “less cheese is more” approach has made this Warrant album smoke, from start to finish. (Rockaholic was released on Frontiers Records).

JOURNEY – Somewhere along the line, someone told Neal Schon to make a Journey album that would psyche-out Stone over at Metal Odyssey to the point of ridiculous Hard Rockin’ ecstasy. Neal and his band did just that… and it’s titled Eclipse. Thank you Neal. By the way… this new Journey album, excuse me, I mean CD, is a Walmart exclusive. It’s o.k. to go to Walmart and buy this new Journey CD. For Metal sakes, Walmart is not going to bite you in the ass and give you an infection if you go there to buy Eclipse.

FAITHSEDGE – For those of you who recognizes this Faithsedge album cover from being at the top of this post, well done. This Southern California Hard Rock band not only released their self-titled debut this year, they’ve also made one of the BEST Hard Rockin’ albums I’ve heard all year. Melodic, contagious and simply 100% memorable is this Faithsedge album. By the way, remember this name: Giancarlo Floridia. Why you query? Cause this Rockin’ dude is more than likely the next Joe Lynn Turner of Hard Rock. (Faithsedge was released on Scarlet Records).

REV THEORY – Whoa. Uh, was Rev Theory beamed up by space aliens, only to arrive at Planet Kick-Ass Hard Rock? I think they were. Cause upon returning to this round ball of 75% water that we call Earth: Rev Theory have released their third studio album Justice, one that thunders along like an out of control micro-cell in the hot, humid, Summer sky. Not one song on Justice can I ignore, this album is that damn consistent with it’s Hard Rockin’ intensity. What you need to do here is: buy Justice, play it LOUD and get psyched-out. After that, you may thank me for a month of Saturdays.

* For more info on the bands and their albums listed above, just click on the very cool links provided below:

JOURNEY

FAITHSEDGE – facebook

FAITHSEDGE – Official Website

WARRANT ROCKS

REV THEORY – Official Website

REV THEORY – myspace music

www.myspace.com/officialkingkobra

KING KOBRA – Official facebook

www.myspace.com/frontiersrecords

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

The word “nestles” was used in this post.

Stone.

KING KOBRA – Veteran Hard Rockers Are Back With A Venomous New Album!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the Self-Titled come back album from KING KOBRA on April 15th in Europe and May 5th in North America.

Formed in 1984 by legendary drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne), Los Angeles heavy metal outfit King Kobra recorded two critically acclaimed albums for Capitol Records – the 1985 release ‘Ready to Strike’ and 1986’s ‘Thrill of a Lifetime’.

Along with Carmine, the band featured four relatively unknown musicians at the time – David Michael-Philips and Mick Sweda on guitar, Johnny Rod on bass and Mark Free on lead vocals. King Kobra toured the U.S., Canada, Europe and Mexico playing shows with Kiss, Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot, Ted Nugent, Queensryche and Autograph.

The band was featured regularly on MTV and performed the theme song for the #1 1986 motion picture “Iron Eagle“. After disbanding in 1988, each member continued his career in other successful major-label groups – Carmine to Blue Murder (Geffen), Mark Free to Unruly Child (Interscope), Mick Sweda to the BulletBoys (Warner Bros.), Johnny Rod to W.A.S.P. (Capitol/EMI) and David Michael-Philips to Lizzy Borden (Metal Blade).

The year 2010 saw the band reunite the original classic ’85 lineup, replacing original singer Mark Free (now Marcie Free) with veteran lead vocalist Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot). “This album captures all the great points we had in the 80’s, but better” says Carmine AppiceThe music is more traditional King Kobra music. Great lyrics, kick ass songs with cool hooks and  really good playing. A really great hard rock/metal record with lots of energy”. David Michael-Phillips adds “It truly is an all-star album. Paul Shortino is amazing! I can honestly say he is one of the best vocalists in the business along with being one of the nicest and most generous people I have ever met”.

The band is planning to get on some targeted American and European summer festivals this year. Watch out: King Kobra is smokin’ hot, back stronger than ever and “Ready to Strike” once again!

The new album “King Kobra” will include the following tracks: Rock This House, Turn Up The Good (Times), Live Forever, Tear Down The Walls, This Is How We Roll, Midnight Woman, We Got A Fever, Tope Of The World, You Make It Easy, Cryin’ Turns To Rain, Screamin’ For More, Fade Away.

KING KOBRA

* Paul Shortino – vocals

* David Michael-Philips – Guitar

* Mick Sweda – Guitar

* Johnny Rod – Bass Guitar

* Carmine Appice – drums

Weblinks:

www.myspace.com/officialkingkobra

www.myspace.com/frontiersrecords

LONG LIVE KING KOBRA.

Stone.

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