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SCORPIONS – ‘Big City Nights’ – A Look At A Terrific Greatest Hits CD From 1998

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Many years ago, I bought this cool Scorpions CD: Big City Nights (Rebound Records). I remember buying it new and it was pretty cheap; the price was around $5 or so. I believe it was Walmart that had this CD too; sometimes my memory amazes me, despite not remembering what I ate for dinner yesterday. Truth. Here is a one-sentence rant before I continue: Scorpions should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!!

Okay, I shall continue onward. I love this band. Every era of Scorpions I love. I was fortunate to see them headline the M3 Rock Festival back in 2010, with my great/best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale. What a fun time. Just about every song on this Big City Nights compilation was performed by the Scorpions at that M3 Rock Festival; at least to the best of my (once again) amazing memory. Chuckle, chuckle. I’ve presented the tracklist for this CD below, no worries.

I have grown extremely tired of Still Loving You and I’m certain I’m not alone. That song never really hit me. No big deal for it’s the only Scorpions song out of their iconic catalog that I just skip over. Rock You Like A Hurricane is teetering on the edge of being tiresome for me. What saves this song for me at this point is the guitar solo. Enough negativity! I do get psyched out of my cranium by Can’t Live Without You, No One Like You, Big City Nights and Rhythm Of Love. All these songs I’ve mentioned in this post are on this CD.

I’m happy I bought this Scorpions CD when I did. I have no plans to get rid of it either. That’s a good thing, due to my selling off of many CDs in recent years. As you look over the tracklist on the back of this CD, you’ll see there are 4 songs that are live versions. The live songs are from the stupendous World Wide Live from 1985, with the exception of Wind Of Change which is from Live Bites (1995).

Granted, this CD compilation is missing many classic Scorpions songs; heck, it’s only one CD and I’m certain it was never meant to be a definitive Scorpions greatest hits package. Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey, I truly appreciate it. Please stay safe out there, help out one another and… Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

STONE.

KING GORM – RELEASE NEW SINGLE

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

San Diego throwback rockers KING GORM have just released their new single “Beyond Black Rainbow” via their Bandcamp. The song is recommended for fans of Rainbow and Deep Purple.

Listen to the song here: https://kinggorm.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-black-rainbow-2

Track Listing:
 1.Intro

2. Freedom Calls

3. Four Heroes

4. Irondale Burning

5. Song From Brighter Days

6. Beyond Black Rainbow

7. The Witch of Irondale

8. Slaughter the King

9. Ultimate Reality

Francis Roberts – electric guitar, vocals, music & lyrics (Old Man Wizard, ex-Dread Crew of Oddwood)

Erich Beckmann – bass guitar (Kirby’s Dream Band, Grim Luck)

Dylan Marks – drums, percussion, vocals (Beekeeper, Fermentor)

Saki Chan – Hammond organ, ARP Odyssey, mellotron, vocals

More KING GORM:
https://www.facebook.com/king.gorm.usa/
https://www.instagram.com/king.gorm/

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE KING GORM.

STONE.

Please Support The Frankie Banali Medical Fund

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Hi Headbangers,

As most of you know, Frankie Banali, drummer and manager of QUIET RIOT has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer for the last year. He is putting on a brave fight and punching cancer in the nose. However, with the spring and summer shows canceled or postponed because of the pandemic he now faces a struggle to cover the ever-mounting medical expenses. His friends Peter Beckett (of the band PLAYER) and his wonderful wife Eden started a go fund me to help raise funds for his battle. If you can chip in it would be greatly appreciated. We know this is a terrible time for everyone. If you are unable to, please share. Thank you and stay safe and healthy out there! 

The entire Banali, and Hands on Productions family

Go Fund Me: gf.me/u/xzbv6j

LONG LIVE FRANKIE BANALI.

STONE.

JUDAS PRIEST – To Headline Rebel Rock Fest On September 18th

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , on April 7, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Let’s only hope the festival season can get rejuvenated once again, especially by this mid September. God only knows what this coronavirus has in store for us all. In the meantime, I believe it is healthy to look towards the future and scope out the concert and festival dates that are currently being planned in months ahead.

Judas Priest headlines the Rebel Rock Festival, on September 18th, in Orlando Florida at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. This year is marking the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Judas Priest. Why Limp Bizkit is still a headliner is a scary mystery to me. Life surely is strange, indeed. I did check out this festival website and saw that Machine Gun Kelly is performing as a top bill too. Whatever. Judas Priest is king. Metal be thy name. – Stone

LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

STONE.

2020 – The Twilight Zone Has Arrived

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , on March 28, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

We are either in quarantine, total isolation, working from home, stricken by the coronavirus or we’re an essential employee being exposed on the front lines. My deepest condolences to those who’ve lost loved ones and/or friends from this evil virus. Please stay strong and heal fast to those currently suffering from any symptoms of coronavirus. I give the deepest appreciation to ALL the people of so many trades and occupations that are helping save lives and to those allowing our food supply chain to continue without problems. Other than the hoarding of food and wipe your ass products, society has been trying to do their part.

My day job is working full-time in a high traffic and extremely popular grocery store. I have seen first hand the panic persona of the general public. Trust me, it has been the most stressful I’ve felt in my entire life. However, I and the ENTIRE WORLD will get through this, together. I’ve turned to my family, friends and coworkers for moral support; without them I’d be a basket case. I strongly advise anyone staying home for whatever reason to do just that. STAY HOME. There are tons of food delivery services available, at your disposal. If you live in a rural setting, by all means go out and get your food and supplies.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL EATERIES THAT ARE OFFERING TAKE-OUT!!!! If you can. I am scared out of my mind as to which food establishments in my neighborhood and surrounding area that will not survive this lock down. I am so saddened for my many friends that work as bartenders, waiters, waitresses, cooks, etc. that are in danger of never having their employer reopen. Plus, so many of these friends depended on tips to survive, outside of their hourly wages. Unreal sad.

My biggest pick-me-up during this pandemic has been music. Music soothes the soul and cheers me up like no other, save for my family. I’ve turned to METAL so much more since this Twilight Zone has started and I’ve also been lucky enough to have the spare dollars to support my favorite underground bands by purchasing their music online. If you have the spare $10, buy an album from a struggling band; so much money is being spent on charities as it is and all bands have had to cancel their tours.

In closing, THANK YOU for reading this. I never thought in a billion years I would be living in a Twilight Zone movie; yet here we are experiencing every grueling second of it. If I failed to mention anyone or any entity that is struggling during our global crisis, it is not intended and my apology is extended. As the mighty Tesla song goes: “HANG TOUGH”. Metal be thy name. Stone.

Charity Spotlight: Music Saves Lives

Posted in charities, Music, news, world news with tags , , , , on September 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Music Saves Lives builds blood drives, educate and connect life saving acts with music. Support their cause encouraging over 100,000 blood donations and help them raise over $200,000 to reach their goals. No wasting funds, no expensive offices. They spend funds where it’s needed. Donate here:

http://squ.re/2cbBg7Q

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MetalOdyssey

Stone.

Rabid Assassin’s Thane Farace Severely Injured In Accident

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Guitarist/Vocalist Thane Farace of RABID ASSASSIN was severely injured in an ATV accident on April 24th, 2016 sustaining major damage to the left side of his body.

His injuries include:

Compound/Shattered collarbone
Broken shoulder-blade
Broken upper rib
Partially collapsed & bruised lung
Head laceration
Lacerations on back of shoulder

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Dealing with the aftermath of his accident, Thane, a telecommunications subcontractor, has health insurance but due to his extensive injuries Thane is out of work for an extended period of time and needed to file for Short Term Disability. Upon filing, he found out that his Short Term Disability was never renewed for 2016. This poses a tremendous problem now as Thane has NO income to cover his current living expenses much less the new medical bills already rolling in.

Go Fund Me (Help Thane Farace) account has been setup for anyone who would like to donate to help Thane’s situation. [Click Here]  No money means no bills paid & potential loss of everything he has ever worked for. Whatever anyone can contribute will help tremendously. Please keep us all in your prayers.

Thane is back home on the mend and is providing daily updates on his healing process along with his struggles. Stop by and say hello and/or wish him well at https://www.facebook.com/thanefarace

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Source:

HIGHVOLMUSIC - 2016 - LABEL LOGO - #MO99ILMF3339

http://www.highvolmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

HEAL & FEEL BETTER, THANE FARACE.

Stone.

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