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On This Day In METAL History – December 29th… From THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE To MOTÖRHEAD

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe - Stone Free - single cover art promo - #1966JH

On December 29th, 1966The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their television debut, performing their iconic song Hey Joe, on the BBC’s Top of the Pops. Incredible piece of Rock ‘N Roll history there!

The Who - Love Reign o'er Me - promo 45rpm single cover sleeve - #1973

On December 29th, 1973THE WHO hit #76 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the United States, with their song Love Reign O’er Me from their legendary Rock Opera: Quadrophenia. Whoa.

Led Zeppelin - Dyer Maker - promo 45rpm single cover sleeve - #1973

On December 29th, 1973 – The amazing LED ZEPPELIN hit #20, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their song D’yer Mak’er. This song is featured on LED ZEPPELIN’s fifth studio album from 1973: Houses Of The Holy.

KISS - Creatures Of The Night - promo album poster - the loudest band in the world - #1982

On December 29th, 1982KISS kicked off their tour in support of their tenth studio album: Creatures Of The Night. This initial concert took place at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. It was the first KISS tour with guitarist Vinnie Vincent replacing the super legendary Ace Frehley. This KISS tour would be their last tour in makeup, until their 1996 reunion tour.

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Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo cover pic!!

Motorhead - Bad Magic - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #082815LMPCMDSF

On December 29th, 2015 – The beloved MOTÖRHEAD have their compilation The Best Of, ranked at #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. MOTÖRHEAD also have their 1980 studio album Ace Of Spades ranked at #2 and their 2015 studio album Bad Magic ranked at #3, on this same chart. Rest In Peace, Lemmy Kilmister and MOTÖRHEAD FOREVER.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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

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

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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.

HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.

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

https://www.facebook.com/riplemmyk

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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.

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Former MOTÖRHEAD Drummer PHIL “PHILTHY ANIMAL” TAYLOR – REST IN PEACE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Shown above: A Motörhead book I own, chronicling the classic era of Motörhead. From L to R: Lemmy Kilmister, Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor and “Fast” Eddie Clarke.

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As reported on the Official Motörhead Facebook:

Lil’ Philthy…he who once shouted ‘stop wincing about’ on an album…he who fueled many a young boy’s punk/metal hairstyles…he who played the drums with fury and intent…he who liked to call people ‘wazzocks’ once in a while…friend, Roman, Derbyshireman…rest in peace…with much love…

Stone Says:

The staff of Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, Motörhead and friends of Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor.

Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor has now joined Michael Burston aka Würzel up in Rock ‘N Roll Heaven, as the only two Motörhead family members that have passed away way too young. This influential drummer played on a  dozen or so (proper) Motörhead albums and is regarded as a true legend of Rock ‘N Roll by countless fans and peers. I never did get to see Philthy Animal Taylor play live and that is unfortunate. I saw Motörhead in concert after the classic era of this iconic band.

I remember my very first taste of Motörhead was a live bootleg recording of the band; a recording I cherished on a beaten up 8 track tape back around 1982 or so. I never heard anything so awful and yet so wonderful in my life, courtesy of that messed up 8 track. From then on, it has been a love affair I have for Motörhead that I can never let go of.

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo album cover pic - #1980MMO337

Above: Motörhead Ace Of Spades studio album from 1980. Shown L to R: Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, Lemmy Kilmister and “Fast” Eddie Clarke, the classic era of Motörhead.

As I write this post, one of my favorite Motörhead songs of all-time has begun to play in my brain: One Track Mind. I guess I always assumed that Rock Gods like Philthy Animal Taylor would live forever, it’s always that way for me, unfortunately. Philthy Animal Taylor will live on though, through those classic era Motörhead albums and his musical works that followed.

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REST IN PEACE, PHIL “PHILTHY ANIMAL” TAYLOR.

LONG LIVE MOTÖRHEAD.

Stone.

MOTÖRHEAD “Through The Ages” – To Be Released via Haemimont Games By End Of 2015!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music, video games with tags , , , , on August 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Motorhead - Through The Ages - promo pic - #001 - 2015 - ILMF

As reported on the Official Motörhead Facebook timeline:

…THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME IS COMING…

Motörhead fans can feast their eyes on the first images from Haemimont Games forthcoming game Through The Ages, which will be ready for your screens and minds at the end of 2015. Based on the acclaimed action-RPG Victor Vran, this is an official expansion game for Vran, and will see all manner of devastated landscapes, dystopian urban environments and other elements all influenced by Motörhead’s history and lyrics. The game will be available on PC Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, with further platforms to be announced. Keep your eyes open for further updates.

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* For more info:

www.haemimontgames.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MOTÖRHEAD.

Stone.

Motörhead’s MotörBoat – Win A Trip For 2! Sailing September 22nd – 26th!

Posted in classic rock, cruises, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Motorhead Motorboat - promo flyer - 2014 - #10071

Per the Official Motörhead Facebook:

Motörhead Fans!! We’re sailing the high seas alongside ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and MORE! JOIN US for #TheLoudestBoatInTheWorld. It’ll be the experience of a lifetime.

Sailing September 22-26, 2014, on the spectacular Carnival Cruise Lines Ecstasy from Miami to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico, we’ll have dozens of amazing concerts, artist meet and greets, Q&A sessions, wet and wild parties, crazy theme nights and a ship-ton of other fun stuff!

Enter to win a trip for two, courtesy of THE AV CLUB and Motörhead’s MotörBoat

For contest rules and entry: http://avc.lu/UJJAge

If you’re not feeling so lucky: http://bit.ly/mb14booknow

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* For more info:

http://www.motorheadcruise.com

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Long Live Motörhead.

Long Live Rock ‘N Roll.

Stone.

BLACK SABBATH – Headlining British Summer Time Festival In Hyde Park, London, On July 4th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Hyde Park - 2014 - concert flyer - Soundgarden

Black Sabbath will be headlining Hyde Park July 4th, 2014! It’s the rock royalty event of the summer, with Soundgarden and other special guests Faith No MoreMotörhead, Soulfly, Wolfmother and many more.

Tickets on sale 9am April 4th here: http://bitly.com/Sabbath_Hyde

Black Sabbath - Tour Dates - 2014 - promo flyer - #80050

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* For more info on BLACK SABBATH:

Black Sabbath – Facebook

Website: http://www.blacksabbath.com

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LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey’s Top 20 Metal Albums Of 2013

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Stryper - No More Hell To Pay - promo cover pic

#1

STRYPER – No More Hell To Pay

Stryper gave to their fans, arguably their best studio album ever. With added pristine touches of relevant heaviness, melodies and goose bump inducing vocal harmonies, Stryper delivered 12 top-tier songs with No More Hell To Pay. This inspiring Metal album from Stryper is not just #1 for 2013, it’s an audio personal power tool, here at the Metal Odyssey headquarters. Metal be thy name.

Stryper - promo band pic - #77 - 2013

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Admittedly, this year’s Metal album releases were enormously better than I ever expected. From the underground Metal bands to those Metal     bands breaking onto the mainstream charts, our Metal family had a victorious and flourishing year that I was proud to promote and cheer about!

2013 saw more legendary Metal bands creating quality music and career defining albums than I’ve ever seen before. The Metal comebacks of Carcass, Witch Cross, Satan and Gorguts (to name a few) are eye-popping to me! I could never be more proud, as a fan.

In my Metal world, I could easily add another 20 albums from 2013 to this list! Regardless, I present to you, Metal Odyssey’s Top 20 Metal Albums Of 2013! I sincerely believe, that each album here is a solid-as-steel piece of art and a true representation of the respective band’s talents and Metal sub-genre that they belong to.

I thank and congratulate each band on this list. Without these bands and their albums, life would undeniably super suck. Metal be thy name.

Motorhead - Aftershock - promo cover pic

#2

MOTÖRHEAD – Aftershock

Easily can be described as a return to what made Motörhead the true Rock ‘N Roll legends they are. One of the best Motörhead albums in their entire iconic catalog. Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee are, in my opinion, the greatest power trio alive today.

Carcass - Surgical Steel - promo cover pic

#3

CARCASS – Surgical Steel

Carcass returned in 2014. No, I correct myself. Carcass returned with a Metal vengeance in 2014. Just this 1 Carcass album alone makes them ultra legendary. Not one moment on Surgical Steel can be missed. Mesmerizing Metal is Surgical Steel. Amazing stuff.

BLACK SABBATH - 13 - large promo cover pic - 2013 - #3

#4

BLACK SABBATH – 13

Even without the legendary Bill Ward on drums, 13 from Black Sabbath still sounds mega-legendary from this iconic Metal band.

Read Stone’s review of 13 here:

BLACK SABBATH “13″ – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! New Music Videos Streaming Online!

Above review posted on June 16, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Sodom - Epitome Of Torture - promo cover pic

#5

SODOM – Epitome Of Torture

I mentioned here on Metal Odyssey during 2013 that SODOM’s Epitome Of Torture is one of the best of Thrash Metal albums I’ve ever listened to. This album is pummeling, raw and in-your-face Thrash Metal, done the old school way.

Soulfly - Savages - promo cover pic!

#6

SOULFLY – Savages

Metal warrior Max Cavalera brought in his son Zyon on drums – and with the super talents of Marc Rizzo (guitars) and Tony Campos (bass), Savages is (yet again) another explosive Metal album from Soulfly!

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WITCH CROSS – Axe To Grind

Easily, the comeback band and album of 2013. Witch Cross dug deep into their musical Metal roots and captured Metal lightning in a 6-pack! Unreal good songs and new vocalist Kev Moore soars! An instant Metal classic, the instant I listened to Axe To Grind.

Read Stone’s review of Axe To Grind here:

WITCH CROSS “Axe To Grind” – A Legendary Return To Metal Prominence!

Above review posted on July 31, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Satan - Life Sentence - promo cover pic - 2013

#8

SATAN – Life Sentence

SATAN accomplished quite the Metal comeback of their own with Life Sentence. SATAN returned to remind us all that they are an important part of Heavy Metal history and Life Sentence is audio proof of that.

Read Stone’s review of Life Sentence here:

SATAN “LIFE SENTENCE” – SATAN REIGNS ONCE AGAIN!

Above review posted on August 2, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Sinister Realm - World Of Evil - promo cover pic

#9

SINISTER REALM – World Of Evil

Allentown, Pennsylvania’s Sinister Realm are a Metal band that YOU need to be aware of; cause their Metal is in the same class as the 2 above mentioned bands and World Of Evil is a beacon for True Metal.

Read Stone’s review of World Of Evil here:

SINISTER REALM “WORLD OF EVIL” = METAL FANTASTICAL!

Above review posted on August 1, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Warbeast - Destroy - promo cover pic

#10

WARBEAST –  Destroy

The legendary (vocalist) Bruce Corbitt fronts WARBEAST; a band with a Texas-sized sound of blazing, furious and brain sizzling Thrash Metal! DESTROY is the second studio album from WARBEAST and its title aptly describes the wholesome goodness of what you’ll hear.

Satyricon - Self-Titled - promo cover pic

#11 (Tie)

SATYRICON – S/T

Yes, Satyricon took a detour and released a diverse album in 2013; only this S/T package of songs STILL delivers a Blackened atmosphere, mood, feel and vibes which are all worthy of making this listener to do exactly that… listen. Rest assured, the Blackened heaviness is here as well.

Skeletonwitch - Serpents Unleashed - promo cover pic

#11 (Tie)

SKELETONWITCH – Serpents Unleashed 

These Ohio Blackened Thrash troublemakers aka SKELETOWITCH have done it again; they’ve created another face-ripping Metal album that if played at maximum level, could very well move planet Earth off of its axis and fuck everything up.

Five Finger Death Punch - Wrong Side Of Heaven - Volume 1 - promo coverFive Finger Death Punch - wrong side of heaven volume 2 - promo cover

#12

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

It’s simple. Five Finger Death Punch released a one-two punch to their fans and most likely recruited 200 million more fans along the way. It’s too difficult to choose Volume 1 or Volume 2, therefore, Metal Odyssey’s staff and I say: It’s a Metal draw! FFDP honestly kicks incredible ass on both albums!

Gorguts - Colored Sands - promo cover pic

#13

GORGUTS – COLORED SANDS

Hail to another Metal comeback in 2013! GORGUTS returned as well and Colored Sands is a Metal triumph! Guitarist and Vocalist Luc Lemay has mystically made Classical Music sound and feel like… Metal. This is a top-tier Death Metal album and band that shall stand the test of time.

Helloween - Straight Out Of Hell - promo cover pic!

#14

HELLOWEEN – Straight Out Of Hell

HELLOWEEN don’t need to keep proving that their the Power Metal kings; still they do once again with Straight Out Of Hell. Released back in January of 2013, this Helloween album even includes superb tributes to the late Jon Lord and Freddie Mercury.

Horlet - The Keys Of Life And Death - promo cover

#15

HORLET – The Keys Of Life And Death

HORLET is an unsigned, DIY Metal band from the grand Metal state of Ohio. HORLET’s The Keys Of Life And Death is a Melodic Death Metal prize. Trust Stone when I say: HORLET is the real Metal deal.

Read Stone’s review of The Keys Of Life And Death here:

HORLET “The Keys Of Life And Death” – A Debut Underground METAL Gem Of 2013

Above review posted on August 6, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Voivod - Target Earth - promo cover pic!

#16

VOIVOD – Target Earth

Target Earth is another must own from Quebec, Canada’s VOIVOD. Target Earth is a monumental highlight as to how VOIVOD has persevered and conquered any obstacles thrown in their way!

Read Stone’s review of Target Earth here:

VOIVOD – “Target Earth” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Above review posted on February 16, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Newsted - Heavy Metal Music - promo cover pic - 2013

#17

NEWSTED – Heavy Metal Music

As Jason Newsted says: Listen To Metal. As Stone Says: “Buy this NEWSTED album or else!”

Read Stone’s review of Heavy Metal Music here:

NEWSTED “HEAVY METAL MUSIC” – IS KICK ASS HEAVY METAL MUSIC!

Above review posted on October 19, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Hatebreed - The Divinity Of Purpose - promo cover pic!

#18

HATEBREED – The Divinity Of Purpose

Connecticut’s HATEBREED are a band that makes me proud to say I was born in the Nutmeg State. With that said, I am proud to own The Divinity Of Purpose and will be listening to this album for the rest of my Metal life. Metal be thy name.

Reptilian Death - The Dawn Of Consumation And Emergence - promo cover

#19

REPTILIAN DEATH

The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence

Reptilian Death are from Mumbai, India. Reptilian Death plays insane Death Metal. Reptilian Death will tear your Metal soul apart and feed it back to you, with a ferocity you never could imagine. Metal be thy name.

Read Stone’s review of this Reptilian Death album here:

REPTILIAN DEATH “The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence” = Imperative Death Metal!

Above review posted on November 8, 2013, on Metal Odyssey.

Korn - The Paradigm Shift - promo cover pic - 2013

#20

KORN – The Paradigm Shift

KORN returned with a back to KORN basics Metal sound, while welcoming back Brian “Head” Welch on guitar, on The Paradigm Shift. This album has been a contagious listen for me and is, in my Metal opinion, an album that substantiates why KORN is a world-class Metal band since day one. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL FOR LIFE. 

Stone.

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