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Papa Roach Visit hmv To Celebrate Their UK Tour, Following The Release Of Their New Album ‘F.E.A.R’

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo courtesy of hmv Retail Limited.

Papa Roach visit hmv during their UK tour to sign t-shirts.

When and where?

Tue 17th March – 5:30pm – hmv Birmingham Bullring

Recorded in Las Vegas with producers Kevin and Kane Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch), Papa Roach release their eagerly anticipated new album F.E.A.R. The band preserve the robust riffs and swaggering rhythms that marked their initial call-to-arms, while seamlessly infusing cinematic electronic flourishes, sweeping hooks and magnetic melodies.

The first single and title track explodes into an arena-ready refrain that’s as anthemic as it is atomic. Muscular guitars give way to an industrial stomp before sparking an uplifting and undeniable chant. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said of the album to Kerrang! “There obviously has been an element of hope within the despair of the music that we write, and I think that that’s always key, and that’s very important to waht we do, is to always have the element of hope, and that’s laced throughout the record.”

Papa Roach visit hmv Birmingham on the day that their ‘F.E.A.R’ world tour hits Birmingham’s 02 Academy.



Long Live Papa Roach.

Long Live hmv.



Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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STONE SOUR And PAPA ROACH – Are Co-Headlining U.S.! Tour Dates For 2013 Listed!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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STONE SOUR and PAPA ROACH will head out on a co-headlining U.S. tour in January 2013. Stone Sour, currently in the midst of a tour across five continents, will close out every show. Dates are as follows:

January 20 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center

January 22 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre

January 23 New York, NY Terminal 5

January 25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom

January 27 Chicago, IL The Congress

January 29 Minneapolis, MN The Myth

February 1 Amarillo, TX Aztec Music Hall

February 2 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Pavilion

February 4 Midland, TX Midland Horseshoe Arena

February 5 College Station, TX Hurricane Harry’s

February 7 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre

February 8 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center

February 9 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Center

February 12 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

February 13 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia

February 15 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

February 16 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air

February 17 Denver, CO Fillmore

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PAPA ROACH ‘The Connection’ Limited Edition Double Vinyl Available NOW!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock albums, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PAPA ROACH – Just in time for the holiday season, the limited edition double vinyl is now available for Papa Roach’s newest release, The Connection. Check out the Official Papa Roach US Merch Store to order today!

The vinyl includes:

180g double vinyl with download card

Side splits are as follows:

Side A – Disc 1





Side B – Disc 1




Side A – Disc 2




Side B – Disc 2



We look forward to seeing you ALL out on the road and grab this new vinyl before it’s gone!

– Papa Roach


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PAPA ROACH – Live Chat On Tuesday, October 2nd! European Tour Dates Announced!

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Papa Roach will be doing a massive live fan chat on Tuesday, October 2nd (release day for The Connection).  Fans will be able to talk to the band and each other!! This chat will happen at 6pm PDT.

Go to

To be a part of this amazing experience. Also, make sure that you order your copy of  The Connection TODAY, as pre-orders will end at 5pm PDT from You can also pick-up the newalbum on iTunes on October 2nd if you’d prefer to go that route.


PAPA ROACH – Euro Tour Dates:

Papa Roach will be touring across Europe this Fall/Winter and we want to see ALL of you there! To purchase tickets to these shows go to Check out all Euro dates below for the city nearest you!

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 Re:Public  Minsk, Belarus

Sat, Nov 10, 2012 Milo  Novgorod, Russia

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 Panorama  Irtutsk Russia

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 Havana  Kransnojarsk Russia

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 Otdych  Novosibirsk Russia

Sat, Nov 17, 2012 Tele Club  Ekaterinburg Russia

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 Arena  Moscow Russia

Tue, Nov 20, 2012 Arena  Krasnodar Russia

Thu, Nov 22, 2012 Yubi  St Petersburg, Russia

Sat, Nov 24, 2012 Progresja  Warsaw Poland

Mon, Nov 26, 2012 Alcatraz  Milan, Italy

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 Komplex 457  Zurich, Switzerland

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 Arena  Ludwigsburg Germany

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 Gasometer Wien  Vienna Austria

Sun, Dec 2, 2012 Zenith  Munich Germany

Mon, Dec 3, 2012 Stadthalle  Rostock Germany

Tue, Dec 4, 2012 Huxley’s  Berlin Germany

Thu, Dec 6, 2012 Turbinenhalle  Oberhausen Germany

Fri, Dec 7, 2012 Melkweg  Amsterdam Netherlands

Sat, Dec 8, 2012 De Mast  Torhout Belgium

Mon, Dec 10, 2012 O2 Academy Brixton  London United Kingdom

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 O2 Academy Brixton  London United Kingdom


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PAPA ROACH – ‘THE CONNECTION’ Releases October 2nd, 2012; Pre-Order & VIP Packages Available Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PAPA ROACH – The seventh studio album (eighth album overall), The Connection, from California’s Papa Roach will be released on October 2nd, 2012, via Eleven Seven Music. Check out below for this album’s track listing, along with pre-order and VIP details! Metal be thy name.


THE CONNECTION – Track Listing:


Still Swingin

Where Did The Angels Go

Silence Is The Enemy

Before I Die

Wish You Never Met Me

Give Me Back My Life

Breathe You In

Leader Of The Broken Hearts

Not That Beautiful

Walking Dead

Won’t Let Up

As Far As I Remember

What’s Left Of Me (Deluxe Edition Track)

9th Life (Deluxe Edition Track)

You can now pre-order “The Connection” in several different exclusive packages at

1. CD Only (You’ll find it cheaper here than anywhere on the web)

2. Gold Package (CD + digital download + exclusive t-shirt)

3. Titanium Package (CD + digital download + exclusive t-shirt + VIP meet & greet in city of choice)

You won’t find these deals anywhere else!  Make sure you get your orders placed today as these items are limited in quantity and WILL sell out!!


Jacoby Shaddix – vocals

Jerry Horton – guitar

Tobin Esperance – bass

Tony Palermo – drums


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PAPA ROACH – Summer 2012 U.S. Tour Dates & Venues Listed

Posted in alternative rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PAPA ROACH – California’s Alt/Rock and Hard Rockin’ PAPA ROACH will be on tour once again this Summer! Check out the tour dates and venues listed below for a location nearest you!


June 23rd – Green River, WY @ Evers Park (Flaming Gorge Days)

June 25th – Minot, ND @ City Auditorium

June 26th – Aberdeen, SD @ Ramkota Exhibit Hall

June 28th – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

June 30th – Rock Island, IL @ Daiquiri Factory (Rock The District)

July 3rd – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theater

July 5th – Bangor , ME @ Bangor Waterfront Pavilion

July 6th – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena

July 7th  – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues

July 9th – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

July 12th – Oshkosh, WI @ For Festival Park (Rock USA Festival)

July 13th – N. Lawrence, OH @ Clay’s Park Resort (Rock The Resort)

July 15th – Sarnia, ON @ Centennial Park (Bayfest 2012)

July 20th – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

July 21st – Cadott, WI @ Cadott Festival Grounds (Chippewa Valley Rock Fest 2012)

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Papa Roach – U.S. and Canada Tour Dates for February and March 2011!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock tours with tags , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Papa Roach – Below are the U.S. and Canada 2011 tour dates for Papa Roach. This tour kicks off on February 25, in Sacramento, California and ends on March 18th, in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. There are 3 U.S. stops on this tour, the first two in Sacramento, California and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on March 14th. The rest of the dates are all Canada. Check out and see if Papa Roach is coming to your neck of the Rockin’ woods!

U.S. and Canada Tour Dates:

2/25/11 – Sacramento, CA, United States @ Ace Of Spades

2/26/11 – Sacramento, CA, United States @ Ace Of Spades

2/28/11 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Commodore Ballroom

3/01/11 – Prince George, BC, Canada @ CN Centre

3/02/11 – Dawson Creek, BC, Canada @ EnCana Events Centre

3/04/11 – Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Edmonton Event Centre

3/05/11 – Lloydminster, AB, Canada @ Centennial Civic Centre

3/06/11 – Medicine Hat, AB, Canada @ Medicine Hat Arena

3/08/11 – Calgary, AB, Canada @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

3/09/11 – Regina, SK, Canada @ Evraz Place

3/10/11 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ MTS Centre

3/12/11 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Sound Academy

3/14/11 – Sault Ste. Marie, MI, United States @ Dream Makers Theatre

3/16/11 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Metropolis

3/17/11 – Québec, QC, Canada @ Imperial Theater

3/18/11 – Barrie, ON, Canada @ Barrie Molson Centre

* For ticket info and more cool stuff on Papa Roach, click on the link below:

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Jacoby Shaddix – lead vocals

Jerry Horton – lead guitar, backing vocals

Tobin Esperance – bass guitar, backing vocals

Tony Palermo – drums, percussion




Posted in 1970's hard rock, 1970's Rock, 1970's southern rock bands, 1980's hard rock bands, 1990's hard rock bands, Album Review, best of album lists, best of hard rock albums list, best of rock list, classic hard rock bands, classic hard rock music, classic rock, classic rock bands, classic rock music, classic southern rock, cool album covers, current hard rock albums, current hard rock bands, current hard rock music, current hard rock songs, essential hard rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock album review, hard rock albums 2009, hard rock bands 2009, hard rock music, hard rock music 2009, hard rock songs, hard rock vocalists, heavy metal music, lists, metal odyssey, Music, old school hard rock, rock & roll, rock album reviews, rock and roll, rock music, rock music reviews, top ten album lists, vintage hard rock bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Welcome to Metal Odyssey’s 1st Annual Top Ten Hard Rock Albums list! This list is for Hard Rock albums released in 2009. These albums are my favorites that I listened to most consistently this past year, while hearing the best in overall musicianship and songs. For sure there are Hard Rock albums released in 2009 that I have passed over, (time and money plays a factor). *Please note the links throughout this list, navigating you to a more detailed review, that I have written for past Metal Odyssey posts during 2009, regarding the respective album.


The more I listened to this Supergroup lineup of Sammy Hagar (lead vocals), Joe Satriani, (lead guitar), Michael Anthony, (bass guitar) and Chad Smith, (drums), the more it dawned on me… I was probably more star struck at the initial release of this album, (June 5, 2009), than I am in December, 2009. Don’t get me wrong, I really, really like Chickenfoot. This album takes me back to the late ’80’s Hard Rock vibe of Van Hagar, uh, Van Halen, plus the songs remind me of good time Summer days. For me not to have these guys in my Top Ten of Hard Rock Albums for 2009 – would be an insult to myself. This Chickenfoot album I will without question, listen to time and again… especially during the Summer months. For more stuff I wrote about Chickenfoot on May 1, 2009, click on the heading below:

Watch out Metal & Hard Rock fans – Chickenfoot is coming!


Yeah, sure, there is some slight Pop in the music of Madina Lake, with an overlying style of Alternative Rock, still… the hard edge heard inside the inner linings of the songs, on Attics To Eden, is what still lures me in. Madina Lake convinced me, that they give a damn about song writing and lyrics, not caving in to being too hard or too soft at the same time. Call me corny, Madina Lake created one heck of an inspiring album, with Attics To Eden. My detailed review I posted on August 13, 2009, can be yours by clicking you know where – below:

MADINA LAKE – “Attics to Eden” is an Alternative Rock detour to take


Jacoby Shaddix makes this album so appreciable for me, with his vocals not overpowering the band, instead they distinguish the individual songs heard on Metamorphosis. Papa Roach is not a band trying to be something they are not… instead Papa Roach mixes Rock styles into a menagerie of hard and at times, heavy songs on this album. Papa Roach may have given a nod to some decades old, retrospective melodic heaviness, yet still kept the relevancy factor at full throttle. O.k., I’m guilty of calling the most accessible song on Metamorphosis my favorite… Lifeline more than rivets me, it lifts my spirits high. I posted just how much this album thrilled me, on April 7, 2009… click below to see what I blabbed.

Papa Roach “Metamorphosis” – leave your stress behind!

#7 – DOMMIN – EP

Sure, this is just an EP from DOMMIN, subsequently titled – EP, nonetheless, it had such an impact on me that it made my Top Ten Hard Rock Album List. Kristofer Dommin has quite the vocals and can write some catchy, moody and dark songs. There are four songs on EP, in my Metal opinion they are dynamite. I am really looking forward to the complete studio album from DOMMIN, Love Is Gone, to be released on February 10, 2009. On October 19, 2009, I let everyone in the world know, just how thrilled I am about EP… check out what I ranted and raved about by clicking below:

DOMMIN – “E.P.” Has Me Hooked


The album title for this 2009 version of Foreigner is extremely fitting for founding member Mick Jones. Kudos to Mick for not slowing down at all. The Foreigner brand and band is at the top of their Hard Rock game musically, making an album that should not only catapult this current Foreigner lineup but spotlight the Hard Rock history of this band as well. Foreigner has been a mainstay band for me since the late 1970’s, following my heart is not what I am doing here… this is a very good album. Kelly Hansen fits right in with Foreigner, he even sings the bands classics like they were intended for him. I could never compare him to Lou Gramm, there forever will only be one Lou Gramm. It doesn’t hurt that Jeff Pilson is the bass guitarist with Foreigner either. I definitely recommend this album, Foreigner 2009 is not an anomaly, they are for real… just as they ever were.


Yes, I am a Wolfmother believer, one who could not wait for them to release their sophomore album. Cosmic Egg is NOT a carbon copy of the debut Wolfmother album, instead the songs take on a more melodic and streamlined sound. There is definitely MORE happening on this second album from Wolfmother, with song structure and production seeming to take on a prominent role. The songs on Cosmic Egg sound beefier than that of it’s predecessor. Wolfmother carries on with their psychedelic whomp on Cosmic Egg, carrying over the Old School riffs and chops that remind me of the early to mid 1970’s Hard Rock world. I may never know for sure, if there are those Old School Hard Rock influences coming into play with Wolfmother, regardless, this album never ceases to send sensory shock waves of heavy glee through me, with each listen. Simply, a super all around Hard Rock album.


Call it my insatiable appetite for Progressive Music… Progressive Hard Rock 101 = The Mars Volta. There are layers and whirlwinds of musical innuendo to be heard on Octahedron. Could anyone familiar with The Mars Volta have expected anything substandard? Never. It will most likely take me another fifty listens to this album, to finally come close in hearing every piece of music, that radiates from within it’s unreal great core. The Mars Volta could go into a time machine and make relevant Rock and Roll, Rock or Hard Rock in any of the past six decades. Octahedron is not math Rock… it is genius and Progressive Hard Rock. The Mars Volta have done their homework in Progressive Rock history and appreciation, now I am forever appreciating this band and Octahedron. Oh, yeah, I did praise The Mars Volta up and down, on July 7, 2009. Just do a quick click below to read what I mean:

The Mars Volta “Octahedron” – A Progressive Hard Rock mind pill


Cheap Trick. I became a lifelong fan of this band a long time ago, in a very expensive state called Connecticut, far, far, away. The album opener Sleep Forever is what grabbed me emotionally from the onset, a somber intro/prelude to a Cheap Trick bevy of Rock and Roll delight. Cheap Trick has maintained their elite status in the history of Rock Music… for me and I’m convinced many others as well. The Latest is just that – the latest great blend of Rock and Hard Rock Music from a band that DESERVES TO BE IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. On July 26, 2009, I was blogging away as to how enormously great this new Cheap Trick album is… lookie below and click away to read it!

Cheap Trick “The Latest” is their latest great album


During the early half of 2009, I found it easy to slap the Metal label on CKY. Then, upon my listening to Carver City on numerous occasions, I decided this band is in fact, a Hard Rock Band to my ears. I never professed to be a music genre genius… just a music genre blabber. Yes, CKY can and has proven the excellent ability to play very, very, heavy, (Old Carver’s Bones, for example), yet songs such as A #1 Roller Rager and The Era Of An End solidifies my belief as CKY being Hard Rock. Carver City is as muscular with great songs and invitingly macabre as any album I could possibly wish for. I willingly became a CKY fan in 2009, prompted by this unreal great album. I really laid it on thick as to why CKY and Carver City made me so ecstatic… yes I did… on May 21, 2009 and if you want to, check out the details I blabbed by… uh, huh… clicking the heading below.

CKY “Carver City” is diverse, macabre Metal at it’s finest

Here is the front cover to CKY – CARVER CITY… spooky scene there, one of my favorite covers of 2009.

Here is the back cover of CKY – CARVER CITY… again, very spooky, this stuff I can’t get enough of.


Upon my very first listen to Lynyrd SkynyrdGod & Guns, I realized I was listening to something very special. An American Rock Music icon… survivors, Southern Rock legends… Lynyrd Skynyrd. When choosing a #1 album, for me, it is all about total song quality. ALL 12 songs are a journey into a world of Southern Hard Rock musicianship at it’s upmost finest. Yes, this album does dabble in Country Rock with Unwrite That Song and That Ain’t My America… and why shouldn’t Lynyrd Skynyrd go in that direction if they so choose? This great band is deserving of creating any damn song they want, they have earned it. Trust me, this is an album that will be appreciated by skeptics and critics more for it’s total sum than it’s parts… ten, maybe twenty years from now. The Hard Rock parts are all there to be heard, with Southern Rock and Country Rock roots swirled into the mix. God & Guns is patriotic and I am proud to be an American. Long live Lynyrd Skynyrd. Metal Odyssey applauds this band for creating God & Guns.

Don’t hesitate to read my fully detailed review on God & Guns, I bellowed through my blog just how much this album means to me on October 2, 2009:


Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey and checking out my Top Ten Hard Rock Album List for 2009!

*Be sure to also check out these fellow Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Music blogs for their Best Of Lists for 2009, they are fabulous blogs all… believe me, it is worth the time, plus it’s darn good fun:

Heavy Metal Addiction —

All Metal Resource —

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Hair Metal Mansion —

Hard Rock Hideout —

Heavy Metal Time Machine —

Imagine Echoes —

Layla’s Classic Rock —

Metal Excess —

The Metal Minute —

Rock Of Ages —

The Ripple Effect —

Papa Roach “Metamorphosis” – leave your stress behind!

Posted in Album Review, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal Reviews, Metal, Metal Reviews, Music, Rock, Vocals with tags , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

9231226What Papa Roach has created with “Metamorphosis” is a Hard Rock meets Heavy Metal good time. My favorite tune, (like many fans I’m sure), is “Lifeline”. An inspirational hard rocking song that is a can’t miss if you are looking for an uplifting moment in Metal. This song pretty much says it all, about the emotions and tribulations that many people are going through in our society at this moment. “Days of War” is a cool and heavy intro – the perfect start for any Heavy Metal album, a strong prelude to get your adrenaline cooking. “Change or Die” is the lead song, very heavy with strong & aggressive  vocals and a pumped up tempo. Every song on “Metamorphosis” is a winner for me, a straight up – melodic ride. This album is an essential listen for leaving your troubles behind you, just move forward with Papa Roach!

Papa Roach the band and “Metamorphosis” the album is not dated! The musical totality of this album is as sincere as it is catchy. Bands do progress, try different styles musically and Papa Roach has proven to me, that they are one of the very finest at broadening the heavy scope, making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal diversity very, very, cool and appreciable. “Metamorphosis” is a must listen for all Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fans alike, Papa Roach has made this possible by bridging the gap.

Papa Roach is: Jacoby Shaddix on vocals, Jerry Horton on guitars and backing vocals, Tobin Esperance on bass guitars, programming and backing vocals and Tony Palermo on drums, percussion and backing vocals.

Papa Roach – Stripped Performances (Live Video)!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, Rock, Vocals with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

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