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THE SCABBY GHOULS – Stream Self-Titled Debut

Posted in horror, horror punk, Music, music news, news, punk, Punk rock, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on March 14, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Horror punks The Scabby Ghouls are now streaming the entirety of their self-titled debut over at Alternative Control.

Stream the album here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/album-premiere-the-scabby-ghouls-s-t/

“The Scabby Ghouls” blends party-loving punk and the macabre seamlessly for a truly fun and unique experience. Described by fans as “Scooby-Doo Punk” or “Haunted House Punk”, this band celebrates all things creepy, spooky and bizarre year-round. Whether harkening back to the Elizabeth Short murder in the ‘50s, venting in frustration at the inability to drive, or punning on everyone’s favorite Elm Street murderer, the lyrics are as gruesome as they are cheerful when delivered by the Hazards, who also handle guitar work adeptly. This album showcases the band’s ability to blend various punk sub-genres with their own unique sound for an altogether novel experience.

To celebrate the release, The Scabby Ghouls will be playing alongside other local punk and hardcore bands including Stronghold, Hand-Painted Police Car, and Dummy Head Torpedo at the Lookout Lounge on Friday March 15th 2019 at 8 P.M. (Doors at 7 P.M.). $7.00 cover, all-ages show.

The Scabby Ghouls are:
Denise Hazard – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Louie Hazard – Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals
Alex Steffens – Bass Guitar
Nathan Christensen – Drums

Pre-order here: https://thescabbyghouls.bandcamp.com/album/the-scabby-ghouls

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE THE SCABBY GHOULS.

STONE.

THE ORIGINAL MISFITS – To Perform At Allstate Arena In Chicago, IL On April 27th, 2019!

Posted in horror, horror punk, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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The Original Misfits Return to Chicago: April 27, 2019 at Allstate Arena. Tickets starting at $59.75 and up are ON SALE NOW at Ticketmaster! Special guests are: FEAR, Venom Inc. and Power Trip.

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

STONE.

The Original MISFITS To Perform In Newark, New Jersey, On May 19th!

Posted in Hard Rock, horror punk, Music, music news, news, punk rock bands, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 3, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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FINALLY… THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!!!

THE ORIGINAL MISFITS RETURN TO NEW JERSEY FOR ONLY AREA PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY, MAY 19th AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER IN NEWARK, NJ

THE ORIGINAL MISFITS – GLENN DANZIG AND JERRY ONLY

SUPPORT FOR THIS MASSIVE CAN’T MISS EVENT WILL BE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, & MURPHY’S LAW

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From Misfits Records:

After two unforgettable shows to close out 2017 in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, The Original MISFITS will FINALLY… make their triumphant return to where it all began over 30 years ago in New Jersey. The Original MISFITS have announced that the band will reunite for their only area performance at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on May 19th. Now fans on the east coast will have their first opportunity to experience reunited original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only. This unprecedented reunion and lineup of legendary horror-punk trailblazers/modern-metal pioneers was one of the hottest tickets of 2017, and will now undoubtedly be again in 2018.

Ticket prices starting at $49.50 (not including applicable service charges or fees) have gone on-sale to the general public on Friday, February 2nd at 10 a.m. EST at ticketmaster.com.

From the time of their first gig in 1977, the MISFITS and their iconic imagery went on to become one of the most crucially influential, genre-defying bands to ever emerge from North America. The MISFITS significance extends well beyond the narrowed path of punk rock, metal & hardcore. Although not cognizant of how significant they would become, what the Original MISFITS achieved in their initial seven-year window deconstructed and redefined rock music.

The MISFITS with Danzig’s anthemic songs and unmistakable voice, Only’s ferocious bass sound, and the Original MISFITS melody-induced choruses and authentically bruising musicianship, cemented their importance with all ensuing generations. And now legions of diehard fans from around the world will have the opportunity to hear the Original Band that forges a level of intensity unprecedented in the new millennium. Don’t miss this important chapter in the legendary band’s legacy of brutality.

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LONG LIVE THE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.

LONG LIVE MURPHY’S LAW.

STONE.

Wanna See My MISFITS Crimson Ghost Wall Clock? It’s Very Cool…

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, punk, Punk rock, world news with tags , , , , on September 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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That’s it above, my MISFITS Crimson Ghost wall clock! Whoa! Not too shabby, huh? I received this very cool MISFITS wall clock as a Christmas present from my family, several years ago. It’s battery operated, made of glass and keeps accurate time too. Dig it.

Since the MISFITS are in the news lately with their two huge reunion concerts, I decided what better time than now to share this with my fellow Metal Odyssey brethren. Thanks for looking and Metal Be Thy Name.

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

Stone.

FRIEND OR FOE – Flatspot Records To Issue “Foe” EP By Richmond Hardcore/Punk Act In August; Shows With SICK OF IT ALL Announced

Posted in hardcore, hardcore punk, Music, news, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Richmond Virginia based FRIEND OR FOE has hooked up with Flatspot Records for the release of their newly completed Foe EP this August.

Following FRIEND OR FOE‘s 2012 Know Your Rights EP on Reaper Records/Solid Bond Records and 2014 Outsider EP on Triple B Records, Foe sees the straightedge Hardcore/Punk outfit at their best yet. Packing five new tracks onto their third EP, the band’s undeniable NYHC influences see the band delivering coalescing the inspiration of Breakdown, Sick Of It All, Killing Time, Agnostic Front and the like with their own hard-hitting, energetic flow. Foe was recorded in the Winter and Spring months of 2016 at Studio F12 by Sam Deyerle and mastered by Mike Reaves and features art by Steven Kulesza.

Flatspot Records will release FRIEND OR FOE‘s Foe EP on August 18th and the label will issue a limited, pre-release cassette single on July 6th, bearing an advance of the track, “True —” which features guest vocals by Jimmy Williams of Maximum Penalty – as well as an exclusive non-EP demo track on the B-side called “Invincible.”

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Foe – Track Listing:
1. Foe: Paid The Price
2. Never Loosen Your Grip
3. Battle Scarred (Wardogs III)
4. True
5. Earn It

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Containing current/ex-members of Bracewar, Fire & Ice, Iron Boots and more, FRIEND OR FOE has toured the U.S. East Coast multiple times and Europe twice; alongside the likes of Naysayer and Fire & Ice. The band has played at some of the world’s prime Hardcore and Punk festivals including United Blood Fest, Black & Blue Bowl, Sound & Fury, Ieper Fest and others. The band will be touring regularly in the coming months surrounding the release of their third record, the Foe EP, and onward through the rest of the year, including shows in Richmond and NYC in July, as well as a set of five shows supporting Sick Of It All across the East Coast in September.

FRIEND OR FOE – Tour Dates:
7/09/2016 Northside – Richmond, VA w/ Manipulate, Red Vision, New Solution
7/23/2016 Niagara (A7) – New York, NY w/ Countdown, Regulate, Heavy Chains (Dr. Know Benefit After Show)
9/07/2016 The Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Sick Of It All
9/08/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Sick Of It All
9/09/2016 Majestic Cafe – Detroit, MI w/ Sick Of It All
9/10/2016 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY w/ Sick Of It All
9/11/2016 Trick Shot – Clifton Park, NY w/ Sick Of It All

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For more info:

Facebook: Friend Or Foe

http://friendorfoerichmond.bandcamp.com

http://www.flatspotrecords.com

https://flatspotrecords.bandcamp.com

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Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FRIEND OR FOE.

Stone.

The Original MISFITS – To Reunite For Riot Fest In Denver And Chicago! September 2016!

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, news, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Original Members – Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only

With long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein

Set to Share Stage For the First Time Since 1983 as the Original Misfits

Headline Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago

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And they said it would never happen. Never!!

However, this September, Original Singer/Songwriter Glenn Danzig, Original Bassist Jerry Only and long-time Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein – for the “First Time in Over 30-Years” – will be stepping onto stage together as “The Original MISFITS” to headline Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver, CO (September 2-4, 2016) and Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago, IL (September 16-18, 2016).

From the time of their first gig in 1977, the MISFITS and their iconic imagery went on to become one of the most crucially influential, genre-defying bands to ever emerge from North America, the MISFITS significance extends well beyond the narrowed path of punk rock & hardcore. Although not cognizant of how significant they would become, what the MISFITS achieved in their initial six-year window deconstructed and redefined rock music.

All the while, the MISFITS with Danzig’s unmistakable voice, Only’s ferocious bass sound and the bands anthemic songs, melody-induced choruses and authentically bruising musicianship, cemented their importance with all ensuing generations, whether in arena-filled metal shows or in a sweaty 400-cap club in Tucson. And for the ‘First Time in over Three Decades’, legions of diehard fans from around the world will have the opportunity to hear the Original Band that created thousands of bands in their wake.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FIENDS!

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

Stone.

MISFITS “Friday The 13th” Is Coming…

Posted in Hard Rock, horror, Metal, Music, news, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , , on May 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From MISFITS Records newsletter:

The latest EP from the legendary Misfits debuts 4 new horror-punk anthems for the new millennium, each written by founding fiend Jerry Only (bass/vocals) himself! An homage to 80’s era slashers, classic Sci-fi and everything in between – pressed in your choice of CD digipak with 6-page booklet, or Limited Edition 12-inch color vinyl from Misfits Records. Features fiendish new (yet to be revealed) ‘Nightmare’ inducing Misfits art by horror and comic book illustrator Jeff Zornow (Godzilla, ’68 & more).

Pre-order the CD or the Ltd Ed “F13” Online Exclusive Variant Color Vinyl (limited to 350 pcs worldwide) starting Friday, May 13th at the Misfits Records Online Shop and receive instant MP3 download of the title track “Friday the 13th” to hold you over until the full EP is released on June 17th.

All CD pre-orders will ship by or before the 6/17 street date, and all vinyl pre-orders will arrive by or before early July (nearly a month before the vinyl becomes available in stores). Stay tuned for additional details and more news soon to come…

Also available for pre-order digitally on iTunes (with instant grat of the title track) starting May 13th.

BEWARE… “Friday the 13th” is coming Fiends!

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New T-shirt pre-orders also start Fri. May 13th at the Misfits Records Online Shop.

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

Stone.

JERRY ONLY ON THE STEVE AUSTIN SHOW UNLEASHED! TWO-PART INTERVIEW: PODCAST ONLINE NOW FIENDS…

Posted in Music, news, pro wrestling, rock music with tags , , , on February 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Live from Hollywood, CA by way of the Broken Skull Ranch, Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer, Action Movie/TV star, Steve Austin lets loose in a no-holds barred, in-depth interview with Misfits founding member Jerry Only. Click the links below to listen to Part 1 and 2 online now. Jerry talks about his adventure wrestling for WCW in 1999, details of his infamous cage match with Dr. Death and how WCW almost broke up The Misfits! Plus, Jerry looks back on the early days of the Misfits and much more. Steve Austin has really done his homework and digs deep to bring you one of the most informative and revealing interviews yet and that’s the bottom line.

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The complete two-part Podcast is available online right now – FREE OF CHARGE – ’cause Stone Cold said so…

CLICK HERE FOR PART 1

CLICK HERE FOR PART 2

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE STEVE AUSTIN.

Stone.

MISFITS – “Static Age” Worldwide Tour – Info Posted

Posted in Music, news, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , , on November 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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See The Misfits revisit their landmark “Static Age” album and more, live in concert! Check out the list of confirmed dates below, OR visit the Tour section and check for more to be added in the future.

12/03/15      CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND @ ALLEN STREET

12/04/15      WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND @ BODEGA

12/05/15      AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND @ THE STUDIO

12/09/15      BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA @ TRIFFID

12/10/15      ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA @ THE GOV

12/11/15      MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA @ MAX WATTS

12/12/15      SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA @ MANNING BAR

12/13/15      PERTH, AUSTRALIA @ ROSEMOUNT

02/19/16      MONTERREY, MEXICO @ ESCENA MONTERREY

02/20/16      MEXICO CITY, MEXICO @ SALA

02/21/16      GUADALAJARA, MEXICO @ C3 STAGE

03/18/16      MOSCOW, RUSSIA @ IZVESTIA HALL

03/19/16      ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA @ AURORA HALL

08/06/16      SENIGALLI, ITALY @ MAMAMIA CLUB

08/07/16      CASCINA PISA, ITALY @ THE JUNGLE

08/08/16      MILANO, ITALY @ CIRCOLO MAGNOLIA

08/12/16      SOFIA, BULGARIA @ JOY STATION

08/13/16      RASNOV, ROMANIA @ ROCKSTADT EXTREME FEST

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

Stone.

MISFITS – Relaunch Online Store

Posted in horror punk, Music, news, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , , on November 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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MISFITS ONLINE STORE RE-LAUNCH! NEW ITEMS INCLUDE: Signed & numbered “Jerry Only” red & black hand screen-printed 18″ x 24″ poster by artist Billy Perkins—each personally autographed by Jerry Only in an edition limited to 138 pcs worldwide!

Plus – new Misfits “Fiend” latex mask and 3 new Tee designs including the “Static Age Revisited” shirt seen on the current tour. Visit: MisfitsOfficialMerch.com for all this and more, available now while supplies last: http://misfitsofficialmerch.com/

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

Stone.

X GUITARIST – BILLY ZOOM – DIAGNOSED WITH BLADDER CANCER

Posted in Music, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , , on July 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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IMMEDIATE TREATMENT TO BEGIN – ZOOM WILL STILL PERFORM AT ORANGE COUNTY ALBUM PLAY SHOWS THIS WEEKEND

REPLACEMENT TO BE NAMED FOR JULY – AUGUST DATES SO X CAN CONTINUE WITH THE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ZOOM

(Los Angeles, CA) Legendary guitarist, punk legend, and all-around nice guy, Billy Zoom, has been diagnosed with cancer. Zoom was given the news that he has an aggressive form of bladder cancer and immediate treatment is necessary to fight the disease. The 67-year-old musician/producer/electronics wiz will begin chemo treatment next week.

In early 2010, Zoom revealed that he had been successfully treated for prostate cancer. After undergoing a radical prostatectomy, the cancer was caught in its early stages and he was given the ‘all clear’.

X and Zoom are committed to this weekend’s 4-album play shows at Orange County’s The Observatory where Billy will join his longtime bandmates on stage to play songs from his iconic bands first four albums. Joining X for these shows will be The Blasters and Mike Watt.

X will continue with their previously announced July and August mid-west and east coast tour dates as planned in support of Billy and his family. A replacement for Zoom will be announced shortly.

X and manager, Mike Rouse, have begun a fund to help Zoom with his upcoming medical costs.

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Statement from X:
“In the music community, we all take turns helping each other.
Punk rock and benefits: you name the cause, and the bands and fans will be there. Now it’s our turn to help Billy Zoom, the wittiest, smartest, nicest, best guitar player & friend we know. We would do anything to help him get better, help take care of his family, and lessen his woes.

Please keep Billy in your prayers and send some positive energy his way!
Donating a few bucks will take away some of his financial stress and worry.
And it’s the punk rock thing to do.”

Please donate to Support Billy Zoom’s Kick Cancer Fight by visiting:
http://www.gofundme.com/yx66a4

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

STAY STRONG, BILLY ZOOM.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 5th…

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On January 5th, 1969 – During Led Zeppelin’s first North American tour, they played the last of a four night stand at the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, California. Alice Cooper (band) was the supporting act. At this point in time, Led Zeppelin were billed as: Led Zeppelin Featuring Jimmy Page, Formerly Of The Yardbirds. Whoa!

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On this day in 1978 – The Sex Pistols made their North American concert debut at the Great Southeast Music Hall, in Atlanta, Georgia. There was an estimated attendance of 500 people.

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On January 5th, 1991 – The great IRON MAIDEN reached #1 on the UK singles chart with: Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter. This song is featured on IRON MAIDEN’s astounding 1991 studio album: No Prayer For The Dying.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition Comes To NYC For The First Time Ever!

Posted in Music, music news, punk, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DEE DEE RAMONE: THE EXHIBITION NYC

Celebrate the Life, Legacy and Art of Ramones’ Founder Dee Dee Ramone at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery

December 10, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Fender® to Preview Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition
Signature Precision Bass® Guitar + Accompanying Exclusive Scrapbook

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The Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition will be held in Dee Dee’s home turf of NYC for the first time ever at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery (222 West 23rd Street), from December 10th, 2014 – January 1st, 2015. The launch of this exhibit will offer a preview of the soon-to-be-released Fender® Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition Signature Precision Bass® guitar, a tool used by the enigmatic Ramone to leave his indelible fingerprint on rock history for generations to come.

This historic exhibition sanctioned by the rock legends’ own estate, will celebrate all of the facets of Dee Dee’s long-lasting artistic legacy: a founding member of the Ramones, one of the most influential punk-rock bassists and primary, prolific songwriter of world-famous group, as well as his work in the visual arts – proving that Dee Dee, who began painting more seriously in 1996, was an artist in every sense of the word. The breadth of Dee Dee’s art and achievements is so wide that one of his paintings, to be featured in the exhibit, was recently showcased in a question on America’s favorite quiz show Jeopardy.

Additionally, what makes this exhibition so incredibly unique is Dee Dee’s history with the iconic Hotel Chelsea, which is not only a place he frequented, and at times lived in, but was also the setting for his 2001 novel Chelsea Horror Hotel: A Novel, as well as the focus of many works of art which will be on display in the exhibition. The legendary Hotel Chelsea has been home to generations of writers, artists, musicians, and bohemians and Chelsea Hotels is continuing the dedication to its history and support of the arts through this exhibition.

In addition to featuring Dee Dee’s original art, wardrobe, memorabilia and rare artifacts, the Dee Dee Ramone exhibition will also include iconic photographs by world-famous photographers including Bob Gruen, Mick Rock, Chris Stein (Blondie), Ed Perlstein, Stephanie Chernikowski, Keith Green, Jenny Lens, Stanley Ryan Jones, Jimmy Steinfeldt and more TBA.

Previous exhibits of Dee Dee’s work have been held at La Luz De Jesus and famed street artist Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects galleries in Los Angeles, and is now being presented in New York for the first time.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 1pm to 8pm every day, 7 days a week, starting Dec. 10, 2014 thru Jan. 1, 2015. Holiday hours will be in effect with an early closing on Christmas Eve, closed all of Christmas day, and early closing on New Years Eve. ADMISSION IS FREE! DO NOT MISS IT!!

Check the Official Dee Dee Ramone Website for more details as they become announced on both the Exhibition, and the Fender Dee Dee Ramone Artist Signature Precision Bass. Each Bass comes with an exclusive Limited Edition Scrapbook featuring rare content, plus quotes from Misfits’ Jerry Only, Dez Cadena (Misfits, Black Flag), John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar), Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers), Barbara Ramone Zampini, Debbie Harry (Blondie), Richard Hell and more. CLICK HERE for your chance to win one FREE from Amoeba & Truetone Music!

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF RAMONES.

REST IN PEACE, DEE DEE RAMONE.

Stone.

OSAKA POPSTAR “O HOLY NIGHT” DIGITAL SINGLE AND LTD ED ORNAMENT OUT NOW

Posted in christmas, Music, music news, punk, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Osaka Popstar gives this timeless classic Christmas carol a punk rock makeover with their intense and inspiring version of the traditional “O Holy Night”.

The single features longtime Misfits and Ramones collaborator John Cafiero (Vocals), backed by a lineup of Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) Drums, Sal Maida (Cracker, Milk & Cookies, Roxy Music) Bass, and Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) Guitar.

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Get the new single FREE with the Ltd Ed Deluxe Glass ornament! The “Super Hero” Xmas variant artwork by Josh Howard (“Dead @ 17” comics) is beautifully showcased on rich royal blue glass with glitter star highlights, star wraparound, and Osaka Popstar logo screen printed on the back. In stores or order online at the Misfits Records and Osaka Popstar Online shops.

Also available at @ iTunes, Amazon and digital music providers worldwide.

Check out the new single in streaming audio at New Releases Now.

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Stone Says: You just gotta love Osaka Popstar cause once again, Punk Rock lives through the masterly creativity of John Cafiero! O Holy Night is given the Punk Rock treatment that became immediately habit-forming for me! This new Punk cover of a Christmas classic is a necessary need, for all of us who love genuine Punk and Rock ‘N Roll! Whoa!

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OSAKA POPSTAR.

Stone.

MISFITS And OSAKA POPSTAR – New York City In-Store Signing On October 27th!

Posted in horror punk, Music, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Misfits Records celebrates the release of the new Expanded Edition of “Project 1950” with the Misfits (Jerry Only, Dez Cadena & Eric “Chupacabra” Arce, and guest John Cafiero of Osaka Popstar at Forbidden Planet NYC!

The (previously out of print) “Project 1950” CD returns in an Expanded Edition featuring newly recorded bonus tracks, expanded packaging art, liner notes plus FREE poster inside! Pick up a signed copy at Forbidden Planet NYC (832 Broadway) on Monday Oct 27th from 7 to 9pm and look for other surprises to be available at the event.

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Don’t live in the area or can’t make it in person? PRE-ORDER signed CDs and more from Forbidden Planet online NOW.

Click Here for pre-order availability through Forbidden Planet online!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE OSAKA POPSTAR.

Stone.

MISFITS “PROJECT 1950” EXPANDED EDITION IN STORES OCT 27TH!

Posted in Music, music news, punk, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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EXPANDED EDITION CD

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EXPANDED EDITION LP

The Misfits special project showcasing punk covers of 1950’s era rock ‘n’ roll classics assembles an all-star line-up to bring this creature to life! Misfits founding member Jerry Only frontlines the spiked jukebox on Bass and lead vocals for every track—along with Black Flag alum Dez Cadena utilizing an arsenal of guitars to achieve a dynamic that best suits each song, and much more…

60’s pop-rock icon Ronnie Spector (known for timeless classics like “Be My Baby” and “Baby I love You”) makes a special guest appearance lending her inimitable vocals to “This Magic Moment” and “You Belong to Me”. The expertise of Jimmy Destri (Blondie) shines on keyboards for re-workings of “Runaway” & “Great Balls of Fire”. Also featured is longtime Misfits & Ramones collaborator John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar) contributing melodic punk-pop backing vocals to “Dream Lover”, “Monster Mash” and “Runaway”. Ed Manion (of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band) who has performed with a wide variety of artists—including 50’s icon Dion, provides saxophone for “Diana” and “Runaway”. The gamut of 50’s era music has been reinterpreted along with a couple of 60’s era hits that were must haves for this theme driven collection.

Notably the highest charting release in the band’s entire legacy, “Project 1950” is presented in an all-new expanded edition featuring three never-before released bonus tracks with Misfits drummer Eric “Chupacabra” Arce rounding out the lineup. All three songs have an underlying horror-centric common thread, and are newly recorded exclusively for this release!

A monster lurking in the mind of Jerry Only for years is unleashed as Misfits Records presents “Project 1950”.

CD in stores October 27th with all-new bonus tracks, newly expanded packaging art by Tony Squindo (Metallica), free poster, and extensive liner notes.

Look for the vinyl LP edition coming in November pressed on 180-gram Ltd Ed vinyl with exclusive variant cover art by Tom Whalen (Mondo), retro-style jacket, plus first pressing on fluorescent yellow colored vinyl—while supplies last.

PRE-ORDER THE EXPANDED EDITION CD @ INTERPUNK

PRE-ORDER THE EXPANDED EDITION VINYL @ INTERPUNK

…AND RECEIVE A FREE MISFITS RECORDS BUTTON & PATCH SET WITH YOUR ORDER!

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

RAMONES - Promo album pic!

Above: Front cover for debut album RAMONES, released in 1976 via Sire Records. L to R: Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone.

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It’s an overcast and humid Sunday morning, here in Southwestern Ohio. There are thunderstorms forecasted for later today, due to the cold front coming in from the Northwest. Reports are that some of these storms may be severe. Whoa. Temperatures are to drop to the lower 70’s for this (early) coming week too. That’s early October in July!

On a somber note, everyone at Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, friends and fans of the legendary Tommy Ramone. At only 65 years of age,  Tommy Ramone passed away on July 11th. He was the original drummer for the Ramones and also contributed as a producer and songwriter for the band. Tommy Ramone was the drummer on the first three Ramones studio albums. If there’s a Rock And Roll Heaven, I’m certain the Ramones are now touring up there and making some noise. God bless them all.

Queen - debut album promo pic - #9907

On this day in Rock History, the debut and self-titled album from Queen was released back in 1973. What more can be said? The rest truly is iconic Rock History. By the way, I was only seven years old then. Whoa!

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Jon Schaffer, (legendary guitarist & founder of ICED EARTH), has recently undergone neck surgery. Below is Jon Schaffer’s latest update and good news on his situation, as posted on the ICED EARTH Facebook page:

Hello friends,

I’m writing to let you know that I made it through the surgery and am steadily on the road to recovery. The surgeon informed us that everything went smooth during the operation and that I should be back in action within a few months.

Thank you all very much for your support, you truly are the best fans any band could ask for.

Take care and best to you all,

Jon Schaffer

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

GET WELL, JON SCHAFFER.

REST IN PEACE, TOMMY RAMONE.

REST IN PEACE, FREDDIE MERCURY.

Stone.

MISFITS FIEND RETRO STYLE ACTION FIGURE COMING THIS FALL!

Posted in horror punk, Music, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Crimson Ghost - mascot - action figure - 2014 - #100037

As reported on Misfits.com:

Not one, but two versions of the macabre Misfits mascot coming just in time for Halloween from NECA!

Get your retro fix with this brand new Misfits Fiend poseable 8″ action figure dressed in tailored fabric clothing similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s. Available in your choice of red or black flowing robes, both versions come complete with three different hands and a candelabra accessory.

Misfits - Fiend - Crimson Ghost - action figures - 2014 - #7774

For the full details, visit NECA’s product page: Misfits – 8″ Clothed Figure – The Fiend Assortment

For more on NECA and their retro action figure line visit http://necaonline.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE PUNK.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

Stone.

ZOMBIE DANDIES – S/T Demo EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in glam metal, glam rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Zombie Dandies - EP - promo cover pic

THE ZOMBIE DANDIES – Just when I thought I was the only dude left on Earth that used the word dandy, along came The Zombie Dandies. In a way, I feel semi-redeemed for still using that magical word as an adjective in my writings. Heck, (drummer & vocalist) Marty has the last name: Dandy. Whoa.

A Glam/Punk band from Normandy, France, the other half of The Zombie Dandies is K1000 Zombie (guitars & vocals). This duo has released a self-titled demo EP back in 2012 and it is a DIY, raw, retrospective… dandy. This demo EP reminds me of the tape trading daze, (oops, I meant days), when underground and/or rising bands were being touted by us hell rats and Metalheads, back in the pre-digital era.

Fans of (the very early) Mötley Crüe and Sunset Strip era should dig The Zombie Dandies, while those who love the low-end production of early Misfits may become gleeful at what they hear from this demo EP. If you can never get enough of Too Fast For Love and then reach for the Ramones, you are in for a FUN surprise with The Zombie Dandies. Metal be thy name. – Stone

The Zombie Dandies S/T Demo EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Give The Zombie Dandies A Listen Below! And… Get Your FREE Download Of This EP From The Zombie Dandies Bandcamp:

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* For more info on THE ZOMBIE DANDIES:

Website: http://www.zombiedandies.ml

http://zombiedandies.bandcamp.com/

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LONG LIVE THE ZOMBIE DANDIES.

LONG LIVE FRANCE.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

MISFITS – On Tour Worldwide In 2014

Posted in horror, horror punk, Music, news, Punk rock, punk rock bands, punk rock music, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Devils Rain - promo banner - 2012 - #99

SEE The Misfits “DEA.D. ALIVE!” IN CONCERT NOW! The Devil’s Rain will pour down torrentially as the band strikes Mexico City, Buffalo NY, Canada, Brazil & Argentina March-April 2014. Plus NEW DATES JUST ANNOUNCED with the ‘Fits in France & the UK this June. Check out the list of confirmed dates below, OR visit the Tour section and look for more to be added in the coming weeks.

Misfits - World Tour - Dates - 2014 - #77201

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MISFITS:

Jerry Only – bass & vocals

Dez Cadena – guitars

Eric “Chupacabra” Arce – drums

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

Stone.

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