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BATTLECROSS – Concert Photo Gallery And Review – Oddbody’s Music Room, Dayton, Ohio – May 7th, 2016

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Kyle Gunther – vocalist

All photo credits (except for album cover): Stone/Metal Odyssey

Back on May 7th of this year, I went to see the mighty BATTLECROSS at Oddbody’s Music Room in Dayton, Ohio. This venue plays host to many, many national, worldwide and local Metal bands. On this night Metal legends Suffocation and Soulfly were the headliners; with Abnormality and Lody Kong also as opening acts. I went solo to this night of amazing Metal mayhem and I also stayed in the pit for the entire BATTLECROSS set. Yes, I’m crazy at age 50. I did get pushed around pretty damn good too and I stuck it through.

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BATTLECROSS are touring in support of their 3rd killer studio album: Rise To Power.

The next day my body felt like crap from the physical punishment it endured from being in the pit for both BATTLECROSS and Abnormality. I wouldn’t have changed a thing I did and that’s the way Metal is supposed to be if you want to be a human target in the pit. BATTLECROSS played an amazing set of songs and had their packed house of fans going crazy. Lead singer Kyle Gunther commanded the stage, never-ceasing to jump around for a second. Kyle stalked his fans and gave them their monies worth!

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Above: Hiran Deraniyagala – guitarist

The entire BATTLECROSS band is extremely talented at their Metal crafts and are a Modern Thrash Metal band to reckon with. I absolutely enjoyed myself smashing and thrashing around to their Metal! I did (luckily) pause at times to take some photos of BATTLECROSS in action, thanks to a few BIG dudes at the front-line that shielded me from the carnage going on in the pit behind us. BATTLECROSS are from Michigan and are not to be missed if you worship in-your-face, high intensity Thrash Metal. Enjoy these photos I took and thank you for visiting. Metal Be Thy Name – Stone

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Above: Alex Bent – drummer

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Above: Tony Asta – guitarist

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Above: Don Slater – bassist

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In closing, Kyle Gunther is an animated, funny, very, very cool dude.

L: Kyle Gunther, R: Me, um, Stone

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BATTLECROSS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ODDBODY’S.

Stone.

HERMAN FRANK To Release New Album “The Devil Rides out” In November!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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HERMAN FRANK is a German Metal legend. A guitarist and songwriter supreme, Frank was a member of both Accept and Victory. He also founded his own band Moon Doc (which released three albums in the 90’s and early 2000’s). In 2009, his first “solo” album ‘Loyal To None’ was released, followed by ‘Right In The Guts’ three years later. After re-issues of both “Loyal To None” and “Right In The Guts” by their new label AFM Records, HERMAN FRANK and his band are back with a brand new offering now!

Titled “The Devil Rides Out”, this crushing piece of German metal will make fans cry out in joy. It combines Frank’s masterful guitar work with the raspy vocals of Swedish powerhouse Rick Altzi (Masterplan, At Vance), the powerful drumming of Andre Hilgers (ex-Rage) and the talent of Michael Müller (Jaded Heart) on bass. “The Devil Rides Out” is a stunning piece of work, produced by Herman Frank and mixed by Charly Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, HammerFall, Helloween). It’s a must have for the collection of every Accept- and Victory fan especially, but will amaze Metalheads far beyond that.

“The Devil Rides Out” will be released on November 18th, available as CD, ltd. Digipak (incl. bonus track). ltd. silver Vinyl and ltd. Box Set.

Pre-order here:
http://shop.afm-records.de/en/frank-herman-en

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https://www.afm-records.de/en/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SAXON “Let Me Feel Your Power” – New Live Album Releases On October 7th!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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SAXON’s new live album ‘LET ME FEEL YOUR POWER’ hits the stores on October 7th, 2016!! Pre-order digitally now and you will be able to download the live version of ‘Wheels of Steel’ right away:

DVD + CD – http://smarturl.it/SX-LMFYP-Az-DVD

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Biff Byford – vocals

Nibbs Carter – bass

Nigel Glockler – drums

Paul Quinn – guitar

Doug Scarratt – guitar

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SAXON.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL THUNDER.

Stone.

LAST IN LINE – Announces Additional Dates For Heavy Crown Tour

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Last In Line Facebook:

We are happy to announce additional dates for our Heavy Crown Tour. See you on the road!

Tix & VIP meet & greet upgrade packages on sale NOW ►

http://www.LastInLineOfficial.com/#tour

OCTOBER:
22 – Costa Mesa, CA (Tiki Bar)
23 – Los Angeles, CA (Whisky A Go-Go)
28 – Sacramento, CA (The Boardwalk)
29 – Reno, NV (Rock Bar)
30 – Las Vegas, NV (Count’s Vamp’d)
NOVEMBER:
10 – Gwynedd, UK (Hard Rock Hell)
13 – Zwolle, Holland (Hedon) – w Saxon (Official)
14 – Paris, France(Le Trianon) w/ SAXON
16 – Strasbourg, France (La Laiterie) w/ SAXON
17 – Stuttgart, Germany (LKA Longhorn) w/ SAXON
18 – Telfs, Austria (Rathaussaal) w/ SAXON
19 – Zlin , Czech Republic (Masters Of Rock Winter Festival,
21 – Warsaw, Poland (Progresja) w/ SAXON)
22 – Berlin, Germany (Huxleys) w/ SAXON)
23 – Cologne, Germany (Luxor Köln)
25 – London, UK (O2 Academy Islington)
26 – Winter Storm Festival, Troon, UK
27 – Bristol, UK – (Bristol Bierkeller
28 – Nottingham, UK (Rescue Rooms)
30 – Wolverhampton, UK (Wolverhampton Civic Hall)
DECEMBER:
1 – Newcastle, UK (O2 Academy Newcastle)
2 – Sheffield, UK (Corporation)
3 – Belfast, NI (Limelight Belfast)

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For more LAST IN LINE:

www.lastinlineofficial.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE LAST IN LINE.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

HERMAN FRANK – CD Re-Issues Available Now, via AFM Records!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

Before we unleash the brand new HERMAN FRANK album (official announcement coming soon), the first two albums have been re-released on September 9th.

“Loyal To None” comes with the bonus track “Sky Trooper” while 
“Right In The Guts” includes the bonus track “Princess”.

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Needless to say that both albums are essential Heavy Metal releases and a must-have for all fans of Accept and Victory especially.

Order: 
http://shop.afm-records.de/en/frank-herman-en

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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

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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 www.steveharrisbritishlion.com.

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.”

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BRITISH LION.

LONG LIVE STEVE HARRIS.

Stone.

Drummer MIKKEY DEE Joins SCORPIONS Permanently!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From SCORPIONS Facebook:

James Kottak leaves on a positive note.

Since 1992, the Swedish Mikkey Dee used to be a former band member of Motörhead until the dissolution of the rock band after the death of Lemmy Kilmister.

“We would like to thank James for so many years of lasting participation in the band and personal friendship. We understand and respect his need for time as he makes his way through the final stages of his healing process.”

“After our incredibly successful shows in the US, Europe and Asia, we are sure to have found a fantastic drummer with Mikkey Dee. He brings a fresh energy to the band and we look forward to the exciting time together that lies ahead.“ – SCORPIONS

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

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