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KREATOR – 5 Facts About This Teutonic Thrash Band

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Current KREATOR Lineup:

Mille Petrozza – Vocals / Guitar
Frédéric Leclercq – Guitar
Christian Giesler – Bass
Ventor – Drums

Before taking their current band name, they were known as Tormentor.

On August 5th, 2017, KREATOR performed at Hauptstrasse, Wacken, Germany. Their set-list included 16 songs.

KREATOR released their debut full-length studio album “Endless Pain”, via Noise Records, back in 1985.

KREATOR’s 2013 live double album, “DYING ALIVE”, was recorded and filmed on December 22nd, 2012, at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen Germany.

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

STONE.

On This Day In IRON MAIDEN History – October 11th…

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

On October 11th, 1982IRON MAIDEN performed at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York, USA. This was during The Beast On The Road Tour.

On October 11th, 1986IRON MAIDEN performed at The Apollo Theatre in Manchester, UK. This was the Somewhere On Tour; in support of the Somewhere In Time album.

On October 11th, 1990IRON MAIDEN played at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK. This was a stop on the No Prayer On The Road Tour, in support of their studio album: No Prayer For The Dying.

Source for all above info: https://ironmaiden.com/

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

STONE.

It Happened Today, In METAL History – June 1st – METALLICA, MEGADETH, IRON MAIDEN And More!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

June 1, 2012 – The magnificent METALLICA performed at Zeppelinfeld in Nurnberg, Germany for the Rock im Park Festival. METALLICA performed thier amazingly legendary Black Album in its entirety, while on tour in Europe, back in 2012. Whoa!

June 1, 2013 – The mighty MEGADETH performed live in Barcelona, Spain, At Parc del Forum for the Sonisphere Festival. This was one of many stops on MEGADETH’s Super Collider World Tour. Hell and yeah!

On this day in KISSTORY – June 1, 2013KISS kicked off their European MONSTER Tour in front of a massive crowd at Friends Arena Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden! (Source: KISS Online) Dig it.

June 1, 2018 – The super-great IRON MAIDEN performs in Stockholm, SWEDEN, at Tele2 Arena. All hail IRON MAIDEN.

June 1, 2018 – The fearless FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have their newly released studio album, And Justice For None, debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart! Holy shit, that is killer!

June 1, 2018 FFDP perform live in Deadwood, South Dakota at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Casino. Lucky Deadwood.

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

STONE.

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.

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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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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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 30th… From ALICE COOPER To ASKING ALEXANDRIA

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare - promo album cover pic - #70SACMO0530

On May 30th, 1975Alice Cooper’s first solo album Welcome to My Nightmare was certified Gold by the RIAA. This iconic album will eventually sell one million copies (plus) in the United States.

Metallica - promo band pic - 1991 - 1994 - #MMO05

On May 30th, 1994 – For their Shit Hits The Sheds Tour, the magnificent Metallica performed at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, in Corfu, New York. Hail Metallica!

Asking Alexandria - I wont give in - promo single flyer - 2015 - #0530MOAA

On May 30th, 2015I Won’t Give In, the newly released single from Asking Alexandria, is ranked #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Songs Chart. Yup. Uh, huh and whoa.

Bullet For My Valentine - No Way Out - promo single cover pic - 2015 - #BFMVMO0530

On May 30th, 2015No Way Out, the newly released single from Bullet For My Valentine, is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Songs Chart. Long live BFMV.

Black Sabbath - Greatest Hits - 1970 - 1978 - promo album cover pic - #BSMO0530

On May 30th, 2015Black Sabbath – Greatest Hits 1970 – 1978 is ranked at #37, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Right on!

Black Sabbath - debut - self titled album cover promo - pic

On May 30th, 2015 – The debut studio & self-titled album from Black Sabbath is ranked at #38, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This amazing album was originally released back in 1970. Whoa! Long live Black Sabbath!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 29th… From JEFF BECK To HELLOWEEN

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

US Festival - '83 - promo flyer pic - #1

On May 29th, 1983 – It was Heavy Metal Day at the US Festival in San Bernadino, California. The celebrated bands that performed were: Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Scorpions and Triumph. Hail Heavy Metal!

IRON MAIDEN - Brave New World - promo album cover pic - 2000 - #33303IMMO

On May 29th, 2000 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN released their twelfth studio album: Brave New World. This album also marked the return of longtime vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Brave New World also features the return of guitarist and co-songwriter Adrian Smith. This album was basically one hell-of-a nice family reunion for IRON MAIDEN. Whoa!

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - promo cover pic #21

On May 29th, 2015 – The third studio album from QUIET RIOT, Metal Health, is ranked at #97, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This enormously popular album was originally released back in March of 1983 and reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. QUIET RIOT FOREVER.

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On May 29th, 2015 – My God Given Right, the fifteenth studio album from Germany’s Power Metal pioneers HELLOWEEN, is officially released. Hail HELLOWEEN!

Jeff Beck Live+ - promo album cover pic - 2015 - JBMIMO0115

On May 29th, 2015 – The new album, Live+, from the super legendary guitarist Jeff Beck is ranked at #148, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This is the debut week for Live+ on the Top 200 as well. Live+ features 14 live songs, with 2 new studio tracks. Long live Jeff Beck! Yeah!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 28th… From US FESTIVAL ’83 To BATTLECROSS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The US Festival - 1983 - May 28 - promo flyer pic - #052883MOUSNW01

On May 28th, 1983 – The US Festival began the first of three days in San Bernardino, California; this was New Wave Day. Heavy Metal Day and Rock Day were to follow, respectively. This 3 day festival was the brainchild of Steve Wozniak.

Among the very many performers spanning the entire festival were: Van Halen, David Bowie, The Clash, Joe Walsh, The Pretenders, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Triumph, Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, U2, Missing Persons, Stray Cats, INXS, and Stevie Nicks. Amazing!! By the way, I was 17 years old in ’83. Whoa.

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - promo album cover pic - 1988 - #339988IMMO

On May 28th, 1988 – The amazing Iron Maiden peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their seventh studio album: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. This album went on to achieve Gold sales status in the United States. The great Derek Riggs created the album cover art for this splendid album too. Whoa!! Long live Iron Maiden!

Battlecross - Rise To Power - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0528MOBC

On May 28th, 2015 – The new studio album from Detroit’s BATTLECROSS is ranked at #47 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums ChartRise to Power will be released worldwide via Metal Blade Records, on August 21st, 2015. Hail BATTLECROSS!

Whitesnake - The Purple Album - promo album cover pic - #2015WSMO

On May 28th, 2015Whitesnake’s new studio album of Deep Purple cover songs, The Purple Album, debuts at #87 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Long live Whitesnake and David Coverdale! Hell and yeah, man!!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 27th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Cult - Sonic Temple - promo cover pic - classic

On May 27th, 1989The Cult peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their fourth studio album: Sonic Temple. This great album went on to sell one million (plus) copies in the United States.

RUSH - classic band logo - magenta - #2014GLNPAL

On May 27th, 1999RUSH became the first Rock band to be awarded a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, in Toronto, Canada. Whoa!

Marty Friedman - Inferno - promo studio album pic - 2014 - #MFMO0527

On May 27th, 2014 – Legendary guitarist Marty Friedman released his studio album, Inferno, via Prosthetic Records. A few featured musical guests on Inferno are: Jason Becker, Danko Jones and Alexi Laiho.

Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0630MOTAIM027

Thy Art Is Murder - promo band pic - 2015 - #0527MOTAIM06

On May 27th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album from Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder is ranked at #20, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The title of this new album is: Holy War. A North American release date of June 30th, 2015 is scheduled for Holy War’s release. Whoa!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 26th… From THE ANIMALS To SCORPIONS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Best Of The Animals - promo album cover pic - 1966- #0526MOEB

On May 26th, 1966 The Best of the Animals entered the United States album charts. This album would peak at #6 and stay on the charts for an impressive 113 weeks. Long live the legacy of The Animals!

Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1973 - #01TEWGMO1

On May 26th, 1973 The Edgar Winter Group hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hard rockin’ instrumental: Frankenstein. Hell and yeah! This grand song is featured on the third studio album from The Edgar Winter Group, released in 1972: They Only Come Out At Night. Whoa!

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1973 - #4DPMOSIG

On May 26th, 1973 – The super legendary Deep Purple released their iconic hit single: Smoke on the Water. This amazing song went on to peak at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the sixth studio album from Deep Purple, released in 1972: Machine Head. Long live Deep Purple!

Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1984 - #250526SMO

On May 26th, 1984Scorpions hit #25 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their Heavy Metal classic: Rock You Like a Hurricane. This enormously popular song is featured on the ninth studio album from Scorpions, released in 1984: Love At First Sting. Long live Scorpions!

Aerosmith's Greatest Hits large promo album pic!

On May 26th, 2015 Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits is ranked at #168, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This must-own compilation of Aerosmith classics has spent 47 non-consecutive weeks on this chart. Long live Aerosmith!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 25th… From THE KINKS To DIO And Happy Birthday KLAUS MEINE!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kinks - You Really Got Me - promo single 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1964DD

On May 25th, 1965Dave Davies, guitarist for the The Kinks, stumbled onto drummer Mick Avory’s cymbal and was subsequently knocked unconscious, during a concert in London. Whoa and WTF!? I’ve always loved The Kinks; true Hard Rock and Heavy Metal pioneers.

Led Zeppelin - The Who - Concert poster flyer - 1969 - May 25 - Columbia Maryland - #25OMGLZTWMO

Above: The Who and Led Zeppelin Concert flyer. Event was held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, in Columbia, Maryland, USA, May 25th, 1969. Concert flyer artist was Tina Silverman.

The Who - Led Zeppelin - May 25 - 1969 - promo AD - #LZTWMOOMG

The Who - Led Zeppelin - Concert Ticket Stub - May 25 - 1969 - Maryland - #TWLZMOOMFG

On May 25th, 1969The Who and Led Zeppelin performed on the same bill for the only time in Rock History, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, USA. Led Zeppelin opened for The Who, by the way. Whoa, man! Check out the ticket prices (above) for this unbelievable historic event!! OMFG!! Notice on the ticket stub (above) the misspelling of Led Zeppelin. LOL!! This is an event that I would go to in my time machine; if I had a time machine, that is. I NEED a time machine! Now!! Who is with me?!

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On May 25th, 1974Sweet hits #27 in the United Kingdom with their second studio album: Sweet Fanny Adams.

DIO "Holy Diver" large promo album pic!

On May 25th, 1983 – The debut studio album from the iconic DIO released: Holy Diver. This enormously grand Heavy Metal album went on to peak at #56 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Holy Diver would go on to sell one million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

KLAUS MEINE

On May 25th, 1948, Klaus Meine was born in Germany. Happy Birthday, Klaus Meine! Klaus Meine is world-famous as the vocalist, co-songwriter, lyricist and classic member of SCORPIONS. Klaus Meine has also worked with many other musicians projects over the years, including Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia.

Scorpions - St. Petersburg Russia - May 25 - 2015 - Scorpions Facebook credit - #01MSCMOS

SCORPIONS today – from L to R: James Kottak, Matthias Jabs, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Paweł Mąciwoda

Above photo credit: Scorpions Facebook – May 25, 2015 – Scorpions in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Scorpions - mid 1980s - circus magazine poster - #MOSKM001SF25

Above: Circus (magazine) pull-out poster – circa mid 80’s

Above: SCORPIONS from L to R: Klaus Meine, Francis Buchholz, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

NO, THANK YOU KLAUS!!

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 24th… From The Who To Metallica

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

The Who - Pinball Wizard - 45rpm - promo pic - 1969 - #0524TWMO

On May 24th, 1969The Who peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit: Pinball Wizard. This marked the fourth top forty single for The Who, in the United States. Whoa! The Who forever! Yeah!

Van Halen "Van Halen" large promo album pic!

On May 24th, 1978 – The Van Halen self-titled debut album was certified Gold by the RIAA. This incredible album went on to sell 10 million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Whoa, man! Long live Van Halen!

Guns N Roses - Classic Logo - #551966GNR

On May 24th, 1991Guns N’ Roses began their Use Your Illusion Tour at the Alpine Valley Music Theater, in East Troy, Wisconsin. This GNR tour went on until July of 1993. Um, who cares? I sure don’t.

The Osbournes - promo tv show banner - #77TOMOOO05

On May 24th, 2005Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne put their Beverly Hills home up for sale. This was the same home featured on their hit reality television show: The Osbournes. Who eventually purchased this famous and very expensive house? None other than Pop star Christina Aguilera. In other words, who cares.

Incubus - Trust Fall (Side A) EP promo cover pic - 2015 - #01IMO0512

On May 24th, 2015 – The newly released EP from California’s INCUBUS debuts at #1, on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart. Whoa, again!

Metallica - Master Of Puppets - 1986 - #860303MMOCB

On May 24th, 2015Metallica Master Of Puppets is ranked at #149, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This amazing album has spent 83 non-consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #29. Master Of Puppets is the third studio album from Metallica, released back in 1986. I love this Metallica album… just as much as I love to breathe. Metal be thy name! – Stone

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 23rd… From Misery Index To Hinder

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

Misery Index - The Killing Gods - promo cover pic

On May 23rd, 2014 – Baltimore, Maryland’s MISERY INDEX released their fifth studio album, via Season Of Mist: The Killing Gods. Long live MISERY INDEX!

Unisonic - For The Kingdom - promo EP cover pic - #2014UMOKHMK

On May 23rd, 2014 – Germany’s Metal supergroup, UNISONIC, released their EP: For The Kingdom. This 6 song EP features 4 live tracks and 2 studio tracks. Whoa!

Hinder - When The Smoke Clears - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #05MOH

Hinder - Marshal Dutton - live promo pic - Hinder Facebook - March 15 - 2015

Above: Marshal Dutton – lead singer/musician of HINDER. Photo from HINDER Facebook.

On May 23rd, 2015 – The fifth studio album from HINDER, When The Smoke Clears, is ranked at #75, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This is the debut week for this HINDER album as well. When The Smoke Clears is the first studio album to feature new vocalist Marshal Dutton; who is also a long-time co-songwriter and producer for HINDER.

Black Sabbath Vol 4 - promo album cover pic - #1972MOBS

On May 23rd, 2015Black Sabbath Vol. 4 is ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This studio album was originally released back in 1972.

Otep - The Ascension - promo album cover pic - #052315MOOM

On May 23rd, 2015 – The third studio album from OTEP, The Ascension, is ranked at #70, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 22nd…

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

Electric Light Orchestra - Strange Magic - 45rpm - promo cover sleeve - 1976 - #0522ELOMO

On May 22nd, 1976ELO aka Electric Light Orchestra had their hit single, Strange Magic, ranked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the United States. This song is featured on ELO’s studio album from 1975: Face The Music.

Cheap Trick - At Budokan - promo album cover pic - 052279CTMO

On May 22nd, 1979 – The great Cheap Trick received their first Platinum album for At Budokan. This live album was initially released in Japan only. At Budokan later released in the United States, after import copies began to soar. If you don’t own this Cheap Trick album, you obviously must collect other people’s nasal hairs. Truth.

Motley Crue - The Dirt - band autobiography  - 0522 - 2002 - MCMO

On May 22nd, 2001 Mötley Crüe released their autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. This autobiography became a New York Times Bestseller. Whoa!

Coal Chamber - Rivals - promo cover pic - 2015

On May 22nd, 2015Coal Chamber have their fourth studio album, Rivals, ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 21st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Def Leppard - Classic Band Logo - 2013

Def Leppard - Photograph - promo 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1983PC

On May 21st, 1983 – The hit single, Photograph, from Def Leppard, was ranked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This single is featured on the third (multi-million selling) studio album from Def Leppard: Pyromania. If you don’t own Pyromania, you are an ABBA fan. Long live Def Leppard!

White Lion - Wait - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1988 - #33MOWL

On May 21st, 1988 – The hit single, Wait, from White Lion, was ranked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This single is featured on the second studio album from White Lion: Pride.

Black Sabbath - Paranoid - promo cover pic - #BS667

On May 21st, 2015Black Sabbath has their second studio album, Paranoid, ranked at #12 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! This iconic studio album was originally released back in September of 1970; we’re talking 45 years ago! I was only 4 years and 4 months old when this album hit the shelves! If you don’t own Paranoid, you obviously watch and are a fan of Little House On The Prairie. Hail Black Sabbath!

Veil Of Maya - Matriarch - promo album cover pic - 2015

On May 21st, 2015Veil Of Maya’s new studio album, Matriarch, debuts at #58 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Matriarch also debuts at #2 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart! Hell and yeah! Long live Veil Of Maya!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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