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On This Day In METAL History, July 20th – IRON MAIDEN Edition!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 20, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On July 20th, 2010IRON MAIDEN performed at Jiffy Lube Live, in Bristow, Virginia, USA. Jumping jellyfish that’s freaking cool!

Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier World Tour - promo flyer - 2011 - #3366IMMO11

On July 20th, 2011IRON MAIDEN performed in Glasgow, Scotland, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre aka SECC.

Iron Maiden - Switzerland - July 20 - 2016 - promo flyer - #MO99099ILMFNS

On July 20th, 2016IRON MAIDEN perform at the Paleo Festival in Switzerland. Whoa!

IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMILGSS

On July 20th, 2016IRON MAIDEN‘s sixteenth studio album The Book Of Souls is ranked at #25, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Iron Maiden - "Live After Death" large album pic!!

On July 20th, 2016IRON MAIDEN‘s double-live album Live After Death is ranked at #79, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This live album was released back in 1985.

Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back In Time - greatest hits - promo album cover pic - #IMMO00990

On July 20th, 2016IRON MAIDEN‘s 2008 compilation album of their classics Somewhere Back In Time – The Best Of: 1980 – 1989 is ranked at #94, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yeah!

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

Stone.

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On This Day In METAL History – July 16th… LAMB OF GOD Edition!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Lamb Of God - VII - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0608LOGMORB

On July 16th, 2015Lamb Of God have their forthcoming seventh studio album, VII: Sturm Und Drang (Deluxe Edition), ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Lamb Of God Ashes Of The Wake - promo album cover pic - #33MOSLSMMN9

On July 16th, 2015Lamb Of God have their third studio album, Ashes Of The Wake, ranked at #18 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa. This album was released back in 2004.

Lamb Of God - Sacrament - promo album cover pic - 2006 - #0806LOGMOSH

On July 16th, 2015Lamb Of God have their fourth studio album, Sacrament, ranked at #23, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yup.

Lamb Of God - Wrath - promo album cover pic - #331711SMMS

On July 16th, 2015Lamb Of God have their fifth studio album, Wrath, ranked at #48, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Lamb Of God - As The Palaces Burn - promo album cover pic - #330088MNSMS

On July 16th, 2015Lamb Of God have their second studio album, As The Palaces Burn, ranked at #80, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE LAMB OF GOD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 10th… From JANIS JOPLIN To DISARMONIA MUNDI

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On June 10th, 1966 – The great Janis Joplin made her live debut performance, fronting Big Brother & the Holding Company, at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California. Whoa!

Rush - ticket - Texxas Jam - 1984- #0610MOFILN

On June 10th, 1984 – In Dallas, Texas, RUSH and Ozzy Osbourne co-headlined the Texxas Jam Festival aka Texas World Music Festival, at the Cotton Bowl. The other performers on the bill were Bryan Adams, .38 Special & Gary Moore. Holy mackerel.

Disarmonia Mundi - Cold Inferno - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0610DMMOSR

On June 10th, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Cold Inferno, from Italy’s Melodic Death Metal band Disarmonia Mundi is ranked at #4, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

The Devil Wears Prada

On June 10th, 2015 Zombie EP, from The Devil Wears Prada is ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This EP was originally released back in the late Summer of 2010. I really dig this album and reviewed it back on December 1st, 2010. You can read my review by clicking the link below. Whoa!

The Devil Wears Prada “Zombie EP” – Get Scared, Get Very Scared…

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

REST IN PEACE, JANIS JOPLIN.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 6th… From IRON MAIDEN To STEVE VAI

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive - promo CD single - cover photo - 1987 - #330606MO

On June 6th, 1987Bon Jovi’s hit single Wanted Dead Or Alive is ranked at #7, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Iron Maiden - Brave New World tour - promo flyer - June 6 - 2000

On June 6th, 2000 – The phenomenal IRON MAIDEN perform in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia; one of many dates on The Brave New World Tour. Long live IRON MAIDEN!

Guns N Roses - Classic Logo - #551966GNR

On June 6th, 1992Guns N’ Roses’ performed a concert at Paris’ Hippodrome de Vincennes. This Rock historic concert featured guest appearances from Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Jeff Beck, Lenny Kravitz and Soundgarden. This concert was aired live on pay-per-view in North America. Holy moly and miraculous macaroni!

KISS - Promo band - classic logo - pic promo - 2013 - #3

On June 6th, 2015 – KISS brings their 40th Anniversary Tour to the massive Rock In Vienna Festival tonight! Yes, KISS are the headliner. Whoa!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Steve Vai - Classic Rock - promo cover pic - June 25 - 2012 - #06MO

STEVE VAI

On June 6th, 1960, Steve Vai was born in New York. Happy Birthday, Stev Vai! Whoa and hell yeah! Steve Vai is a world-class guitarist and incredibly successful solo artist. Steve Vai has performed and/or recorded with the following bands: Whitesnake, David Lee Roth, Alcatrazz, 777, The Classified, The Out Band, Frank Zappa, Morning Thunder and Axis.

If you are unfamiliar with Steve Vai, please familiarize yourself with his music. This is a tried and true guitarist that has mastered his own signature sound that is unlike any other. I feel blessed to have seen Steve Vai perform live; he is just a remarkable guitarist. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Above photo: Steve Vai cover feature for Classic Rock magazine, August 2012, issue #174.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 3rd… From Banning Rock And Roll To WHITE WIZZARD

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on June 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On June 3rd, 1956 – City (dumb-ass & constipated) authorities in Santa Cruz, California announced a total ban on Rock And Roll at public gatherings, describing the music as: “Detrimental to both the health and morals of our youth and community.” Source link for this horrific moment in Rock history is below:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rock-and-roll-is-banned-in-santa-cruz-california

Deep Purple - In Rock - promo cover pic - #1972IGMOSM06

On June 3rd, 1970Deep Purple released their fourth studio album: Deep Purple In Rock aka In Rock. This was Deep Purple’s first album to feature the classic Mark II lineup of vocalist Ian Gillan, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord, drummer Ian Paice and Roger Glover on bass.

White Wizzard - The Devils Cut - promo album cover pic - 2013 - #MOWWWW00603

On June 3rd, 2013White Wizzard released their third full-length studio album in Europe: The Devil’s Cut. The duo guitar wizardry of Will Wallner and Jake Dreyer are prominently featured on this album. Hell and yeah, so buy this album!

Goatsnake - Black Age Blues - 2015 - promo album cover pic - GMO03

Goatsnake - promo band pic - 2015 - #042915GSMO3

On June 3rd, 2015 – The newly released Goatsnake studio album, Black Age Blues, is ranked at #22 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Right on, Goatsnake!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 1st… From DAVID LEE ROTH To SLIPKNOT

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

David Lee Roth - Crazy From The Heat - promo EP pic - 1985 - #DLRMO100

On June 1st, 1985David Lee Roth has his (cover song) hit single, Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody, was ranked at #12, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the United States. This song is featured on DLR’s 1985 studio EP: Crazy From The Heat. This EP has sold one million (plus) copies. Zowie!

Queensryche - Silent Lucidity - promo single cover pic - 1991 - #Q09MO

On June 1st, 1991Queensrÿche’s hit power ballad, Silent Lucidity, was ranked at #9, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Queensrÿche’s fourth studio album from 1990: Empire.

Firehouse - Dont Treat Me Bad - promo CD cover pic - 1990 - #F90MO

On June 1st, 1991Firehouse had their hit single, Don’t Treat Me Bad, ranked at #19, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the debut and self-titled album from Firehouse, released back in 1990. Whoa!

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

On June 1st, 2015SLIPKNOT’s fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, is #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released in Autumn of 2014.

Slipknot - debut album cover promo pic - 1999 - #SMO9

On June 1st, 2015 – The debut and self-titled studio album from SLIPKNOT is ranked at #25, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was originally released back in 1999, via Roadrunner Records.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 31st… From BAD COMPANY To ARMORED SAINT

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bad Company - Good Lovin Gone Bad - promo 45rpm cover single - 1975 - #360531MOBC

On May 31st, 1975 – The hit single from Bad Company, Good Lovin’ Gone Bad, is ranked at #36, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the United States. Right on! This song is featured on the second studio album from Bad Company, released in 1975: Straight Shooter.

THE WHO - "Greatest Hits" X-Large Album Pic!!

On May 31st, 1976The Who entered the Guinness Book of World Records for (at that time) performing the loudest concert in history. This Rock historic concert took place at England’s Charlton Athletic’s Ground. The official readings were: 76,000 watts at 120 decibels from 50 meters away. This enormous record would lasted for close to a decade. Holy moly! Holy moly again!

Armored Saint - Win Hands Down - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #ASMO05313

Armored Saint - promo band pic - 2015 - #05MBR99

On May 31st, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Win Hands Down, from the awesome ARMORED SAINT is ranked at #54, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Win Hands Down releases on June 2nd, 2015, via Metal Blade Records. Hell, whoa and yeah!

Beartooth - Disgusting - promo album cover pic - 2015 - MOB0531

On May 31st, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Disgusting, from Columbus Ohio’s Beartooth is ranked at #9, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa. This album releases on June 10th, 2015, via Red Bull Records. Long live Beartooth and Ohio!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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