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New MISFITS Releases Coming Soon From MISFITS RECORDS…

Posted in horror, horror punk, Music, Punk rock, punk rock albums, punk rock bands, punk rock songs, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

The Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo cover pic - 2013

Return to the “Fiend Club Lounge” this November with an “Expanded Edition” featuring all-new, never before released Misfits meet the Nutley Brass bonus tracks! Available on CD digipak and, for the first time ever, on Ltd Ed. 12-inch vinyl too.

Coming in December, available exclusively through the Misfits Records Online Store, the Misfits debut their new “Horror Xmas” 7-inch on Ltd Ed. vinyl with free MP3 download! The digital EP will be available through iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold, but the physical 7-inch, (which will be pressed in variant colorways featuring alternate B-side tracks) will only be available from the Misfits Records Online Store and at live Misfits shows starting in December!

More info on these releases coming soon.

Misfits - Meet The Nutley Brass - Fiend Club Lounge - promo cover pic - 2013

MISFITS:

Jerry Only – bass & vocals

Dez Cadena – guitars

Eric “Chupacabra” Arce – drums

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LONG LIVE THE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

LONG LIVE VINYL.

Stone.

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MINUS HEAD RECORDS SIGN SACRAMENTO ELECTRO-INDUSTRIAL OUTFIT KILL THE PRECEDENT

Posted in Hard Rock, industrial metal, industrial rock, Music, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 31, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kill The Precedent - large logo - B&WDIALOGUES FROM THE DEAD SET FOR AUG. 27 RELEASE

May 31, 2013, San Francisco – Minus Head Records, home of Pasadena Napalm Division, Incite and Death Valley High, have added Sacramento’s Kill The Precedent to their burgeoning roster.

The band, lauded by local alt-weekly the Sacramento News and Review for their “abrasive, aggressive Rock synchronized to visually transfixing slide shows,” self-produced the album at Pus Cavern with Joseph Johston (Cake,Deftones) mixing and Logan Mader (Gojira, Fear Factory) mastering.

Kill The Precedent have a handful of local dates confirmed throughout the summer including a Sunday show with Fear Factory at Ace of Spades.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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LONG LIVE KILL THE PRECEDENT.

Stone.

STATEMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF X ON THE PASSING OF RAY MANZAREK

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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X – (Circa 1981) (Photo Credit: X facebook)

(Los Angeles) It is with sad and heavy hearts that the members of the seminal Punk Rock band, X, pay tribute to their friend and mentor, Ray Manzarek.

Ray Manzarek is an integral part of X’s history. The band’s debut album, Los Angeles was released on April 26, 1980 and produced by Ray. The album includes a cover of the 1967 Doors song “Soul Kitchen” and was the bands most successful release. It ranked # 16 for the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll. Subsequently in 1989, it was ranked number 24 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 best albums of the 80s and Pitchfork ranked it 91st on their top 100 albums of the 1980s. The title track is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll  and again in 2003, the album was ranked number 286 on the Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Ray went on to produce the next three studio albums for the band, Wild Gift in 1981 (also on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 greatest albums of all time at #334), Under the Big Black Sun in 1982 and 1983’s More Fun in the New World.

In late 2010, X celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Los Angeles by playing the entire album, start to finish.  Ray joined the band during their two shows in San Francisco, just after Christmas. In August of 2012, Ray again joined the band for the entire show at the famed Roxy Theatre during the Sunset Strip Music Festival, playing Los Angeles in its entirety. In 2013, Rhino released The Doors/X Side by Side: Soul Kitchen, a split white vinyl 7″.

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Ray Manzarek

Ray led by example, from The Doors to carmine burana and beyond. He is and will always be a spirit being, adept at expanding perception. And once those doors of perception are opened, they never close. He taught me that we are the keys, that we can unlock all doors, everywhere, to create magic, to transform ourselves and power the world, through joy and love and imagination and art and, above all through music. – Exene

Ray was a mentor to X in our early days and a something of a father figure to Exene & me. He was brilliant & soulful. If Bob Dylan brought poetry & folk to popular music; Ray & the Doors brought the blues & poetry to rock music. The Doors are rock royalty. It has been a privilege & honor to call Ray a friend and share the stage w/ him. – John Doe

Ray always believed in us.  We’ll miss him.  My heart goes out to Dorothy and Pablo. – Billy Zoom

I am so sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. Not only was he an integral part of X’s history, he was a smart, funny, and kind friend. I will miss him. – DJ Bonebrake

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

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LONG LIVE X.

REST IN PEACE, RAY MANZAREK.

Stone.

MISFITS & OSAKA POPSTAR – NYC and New Jersey In-Store Signings On February 6th and 9th!

Posted in horror punk, Music, Punk rock, punk rock albums, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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NEW YORK CITY IN-STORE SIGNING: WED. FEB 6TH AT FORBIDDEN PLANET COMICS

Citizens of Gotham, we plan to fill Forbidden Planet to the brim with Sexy Super-heroines and live undead punks! Pick up your copies of Misfits “DEA.D. ALIVE!” & Osaka Popstar “Super Hero” at Forbidden Planet Comics (832 B’way, bet. 12th & 13th St. in NYC), and get them signed in-person starting at 7pm Wed. Feb 6th!

MEET THE MISFITS & OSAKA POPSTAR + CONTESTS, PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS AT THE EVENT

CLICK HERE: http://www.fpnyc.com to read “The Daily Planet” Forbidden Planet NYC’s online newsletter for more details.

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NEW JERSEY IN-STORE SIGNING: SAT. FEB 9TH AT VINTAGE VINYL

For fiends in the ‘Fits hometown of New Jersey, Misfits Records brings the Misfits & Osaka Popstar to Vintage Vinyl (51 Lafayette Road, Fords, NJ), Sat. Feb. 9th starting at 4pm! Pre-order MISFITS “DEA.D. ALIVE!” on CD or Vinyl LP, or the Osaka Popstar “Super Hero” 12-inch from Vintage Vinyl and get a wristband for the event. For more info, visit the Vintage Vinyl website here: http://www.vvinyl.com/

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MISFITS – DEA.D. ALIVE!

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OSAKA POPSTAR – SUPER HERO

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(Source: MISFITS RECORDS)

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE OSAKA POPSTAR.

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MISFITS – THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE XMAS > Sunday December 16th At Highline Ballroom, NYC

Posted in Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - The Nightmare Before Xmas - promo poster - Dec - 2012

Sandy claws moved Halloween to December Fiends….

all 10/31/12 NYC tickets will be honored at the Dec. 16th show!

MISFITS ON TOUR NOW:

12/12/12      WASHINGTON, DC @ HOWARD THEATRE

12/16/12      NEW YORK CITY, NY @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM (TIX FROM THE CANCELLED 10/31 SHOW WILL BE HONORED)

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(Source: Official MISFITS Records Newsletter)

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

Stone.

X CELEBRATES 35 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – With Multiple Tours Set To Join PEARL JAM On European Tour This Summer

Posted in Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PEARL JAM RELEASES DUET WITH X FROM SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR

WILL PLAY INDIE FEST WEST AND MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER

(Los Angeles, CA) – X , the perennial  L.A. Punk-Rockers, announce plans to continue touring throughout the year, celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band. X is the last musical group out of the iconic “class of ’77”, including such greats as The Ramones, The Clash and The Sex Pistols, who remain intact and touring!

After a West Coast tour this past May, the band is getting ready to head to Europe this month where X will once again join Pearl Jam as special guests on their European Summer Run. The bands will be hitting Manchester, the Isle of Wight, Amsterdam, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and Norway before wrapping up in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 10th.

This past November, X joined Pearl Jam on their South American tour, visiting various parts of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico City for the first time.  During the tour, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam– joined X on-stage each night during their encore.  The X song “Devil Doll” was recorded during these impromptu performances and Pearl Jam has just released it as the ‘b’ side to their 2011 “TenClub Single,” available to Pearl Jam fan club members exclusively.

Once X returns from Europe, the band will continue with two West Coast shows; July 13th at Hollywood Park and July 29th, where they will join the Indie West Fest in Ventura, CA.  The band will also travel across the country for one East Coast show where they will once again, join Pearl Jam as a special guest on their “Made in America” Festival with Jay Z taking place on September 1 & 2nd in Philadelphia.

Last year, X celebrated the 31st anniversary of the legendary album, Los Angeles, one that not only defined their career, but an entire musical genre as well. The band also celebrated the re-release of their landmark award-winning rock-umentary, X: The Unheard Music.

The L.A. punk scene in the late 70s saw its share of greatness, but few acts as talented as the now world-class, live, rock & roll band X. Their 2008 “13-31” Tour across the U.S. was really something special, celebrating the band’s 31st anniversary. 2009 shaped up to be just as amazing for the veteran rockers, with appearances at SXSW and Coachella Festivals, along with their own “X – TRL” Tour, where fans to helped select each night’s set list.  2010 saw Ray Manzarek of The Doors fame, and producer of X’s first four records, join them on stage in San Francisco for two very special performances of the Album Los Angeles.

The original line-up of X is John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.

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We are heading across the pond! Sincere thanks to Pearl Jam for making this possible.

June 20/21          M.E.N. Arena – Manchester, UK

June 23                 Isle of Wight Festival – Isle of Wight, UK

June 26/27          Ziggo Dome – Amsterdamn, The Netherlands

June 29                 Werchter Festival – Werchter, Belgium

June 30                 Main Square Festival – Arras, France

July 2                     O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic

July 4/5                 O2 Arena – Berlin, Germany

July 7                     Ericsson Globe Arena – Stockholm, Sweden

July 9                     Spektrum – Oslo, Norway

July 10                   Forum Copenhagen – Copenhagen, Denmark

July 13                   Hollywood Park – Los Angeles, CA

July 29                   Indie West Festival – Ventura, CA

September 2      Made in America Festival – Philadelphia, PA

More Dates TBA

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(Source: MAD Ink, PR)

LONG LIVE X.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD Lead Guitarist PHIL COLLEN – Celebrates Career Milestones In 2012

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Music, Punk rock, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Helen Collen Photography

MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF JOINING BAND, RELEASING HISTORICAL ALBUMS

TO APPEAR AT THIS YEAR’S LOS ANGELES FIT EXPO – JANUARY 28

MANRAZE – READY NEW SONG FOR ‘I, SUPERBIKER’ SEQUEL

(Los Angeles, CA)-2012 looks to be quite a year for Def Leppard lead guitarist and Manraze founder/vocalist/guitarist PHIL COLLEN.  This year marks a number of anniversaries for the prolific axe man namely the 30th anniversary of COLLEN joining Def Leppard as lead guitarist and helping to complete the partially recorded 10x platinum album Pyromania.  In addition this year marks the 25th anniversary for the 20x platinum album Hysteria as well as the 20th anniversary of its follow-up Adrenalize. 

Last year’s Mirrorball Tour garnered Def Leppard a No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Hot Tours list. Based on ticket totals which grossed over $19 million in ticket sales in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the UK Def Leppard powered across the globe with Heart as a featured act then ending the tour with Motley Crue and Steel Panther for it’s fans in the UK.  The band has now sold over 100 million albums worldwide achieving diamond status twice in their career, one of six bands to ever do so.

June 6th, 2012 will bring the much-anticipated Broadway hit musical turned box office blockbuster, Rock of Ages, a star-studded fiesta directed by Adam Shankman and starring Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti and Mary J. Blige. The 80’s heyday tribute to the L.A.’s Sunset Strip named after one of Def Leppard’s hit tunes will include 3 Def Leppard hits-“Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Bringing On The Heartbreak”, and  the title track “Rock Of Ages”.

Manraze, Phil Collen’s alternative groove side project now being hailed as a “supergroup” features bassist Simon Laffy of Phil’s former group Girl and legendary Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. The three have released PUNKFUNKROOTSROCK, a gritty rock-n-dub stew now available via Rocket Science Ventures/RED. Their critically acclaimed first single “Over My Dead Body” is available for free download at www.soundcloud.com.

Originally released as a limited Holiday download to the Manraze and Def Leppard social media outlets, “Over My Dead Body” reached the download limit within 10 minutes and within 24 hours was streamed over 4500 times.  Manraze’s cover tribute of Phil’s favorite guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s classic tune “Fire” has been no less explosive tearing up internet radio stations worldwide and currently #1 on the IHEARTRADIO.COM Rock on Demand chart. Both tracks are set to be released to terrestrial Rock radio in the Spring.

Manraze also recently completed a new single and video titled “Take on the World” featuring newcomer Debbi Blackwell-Cook and written for the 2011 British Superbike racing champion Tommy Hill. The high energy hard rock/dance single, available on iTunes-February 7, is the theme for 2011’s ‘I, Superbiker’ sequel ‘The Showdown: I, Superbiker II’ which will chronicle Tommy’s rise to the 2011 British Superbike championship. The film directed by Mark Sloper is set to be released to 135 theatres in the UK February 21st, 2012.

Following his other passion in life, physical fitness, PHIL COLLEN will be returning by popular demand to the L.A. Fitness Expo on January 28th, 2012 to meet and sign autographs with the public. He will be accompanied by his longtime trainer, Muay Thai martial arts champion and world champion coach Jean Carrillo.  Collen and Carrillo together have started a training program ‘Physical Mechanics’ which will focus on fitness regimens that range from first time workouts to extreme physical muay thai training. A fitness dvd and book are soon to follow.

(Source: MAD Ink, PR)

LONG LIVE PHIL COLLEN.

Stone.

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