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ROCK USA – July 12th thru 14th, 2018 In Oshkosh, Wisconsin- Info You Need!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From ROCK USA facebook:

Scheduled for July 12-14, 2018Rock USA, the festival, sister event to Country USA at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will open its gates to one of the nation’s biggest annual rock events.

Now in its 8th year, ROCK USA has grown into one of the most anticipated rock festivals in the U.S. With three stages, over 40 artists, unique food and beverage experiences, and unforgettable camping, ROCK USA is a music festival that fans can’t miss!

For more info, click here: rockusaoshkosh.com

LONG LIVE ROCK USA.

STONE.

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TRIUMPH “Fight The Good Fight” – #3 In A Series Of Celebrating Peace And Hope On Metal Odyssey

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Within this week marking the anniversary of the horrific events that occurred in the U.S.A. on September 11th, 2001, I will be featuring songs of hope, love, inspiration, positive vibes and goodwill towards man. These songs will be pulled from the Hard Rock and Metal genres too. Hopefully, an attack like that will never happen again upon any country.

There currently is way too much conflict and suffering happening in the world today; our life on Earth is too short for such carnage and despair. War is not the answer and I cherish life, family, music and of course… Metal Buddies. Metal be thy name.

Below is the live music video that shows the super legendary TRIUMPH performing their classic hit Fight The Good Fight. This footage was filmed at the incredibly historical US Festival ’83, on May 29th (1983). This special day was also designated as: Heavy Metal Day. Just the name of this band, TRIUMPH, is  inspirational!

Fight The Good Fight is a timeless song about being strong, overcoming everyday obstacles and embodying personal perseverance. Lyrically, this song also reasons that more money will not rest your soul. What more can be said about this classic song being positive? Crank it up below and always remember to… Fight The Good Fight! Metal be thy name.

Fight The Good Fight is from TRIUMPH’s 1981 studio album: Allied Forces.

Triumph Allied Forces - promo cover pic

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US FESTIVAL ’83 – HEAVY METAL DAY (Flyer)

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TRIUMPH:

Gil Moore – drums & vocals

Rik Emmett – guitar & vocals

Mike Levine – bass, keyboards & vocals

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* The 1982 and 1983 US Festivals were founded/sponsored by the legendary Steve Wozniak.

* A special thanks to Best Metal Buddy, Scott Coverdale, for choosing this song from TRIUMPH, for this feature post.

* For More Info On TRIUMPH:

Facebook: Triumph

http://TriumphMusic.com

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LONG LIVE TRIUMPH.

Stone.

LIZZY BORDEN – To Perform At Zwarte Cross Festival, Lichtenvoorde, Holland, on July 21, 2012

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LIZZY BORDEN – Heavy Metal and Hard Rock legends, LIZZY BORDEN, will be performing live at the Zwarte Cross Festival in Lichtenvoorde, Holland on July 21, 2012. For more info click here>

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LIZZY BORDEN:

Lizzy Borden – vocals

Joey Scott – drums

Marten Andersson – bass

Dario Lorina – guitar

AC Alexander – guitar

For more info on LIZZY BORDEN, click on the links below!

http://www.lizzyborden.com/

http://www.youtube.com/lizzybordenband

LONG LIVE LIZZY BORDEN.

Stone.

METAL HAMMER TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL – Invades On July 13th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The METAL HAMMER TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL will commence its Heavy and Hard Rockin’ invasion on July 13th, 2012, in Broomfield, Colorado at the 1st Bank Center. This 31 date festival will conclude in Los Angeles at The Palladium, on August 28th.

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THE BANDS:

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

GOD FORBID

TRIVIUM

BATTLECROSS

POP EVIL

EMMURE

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CHECK OUT HEADLINERS FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH BELOW! WHOA! METAL. BE. THY. NAME.

For more info on this kick-ass festival and a complete list of tour dates, click on the link below!

http://www.TrespassAmerica.com

LONG LIVE HEAVY F’N MUSIC.

Stone.

ROCKLAHOMA 2012 – Bands Listed! A Few Metal Thoughts…

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

I guess the above poster says it all. Big name bands. Up and coming bands too. It’s cool that the promoters of Rocklahoma want to “mix things up” with a wide representation of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. From what I’m seeing looking at this Rocklahoma lineup, there is something for just about every Heavy Music fan, both young and (gulp) old. No Death or Black Metal bands on this Rocklahoma bill though, what a shame.

ANTI-MORTEM is a Heavy Hittin’ and Hard Rockin’ band from Oklahoma that kicks some very serious ass. Very serious ass they kick. I’m not one for whining about whose band name is bigger on any F’n festival poster, yet MEGADETH should have their name up at the top. I imagine the same can be said for SLASH and QUEENSRYCHE too. Metal be thy name.

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For more info on ROCKLAHOMA, click on the links below:

http://www.rocklahoma.com

http://twitter.com/rocklahoma

LONG LIVE ROCKLAHOMA.

Stone.

ALICE COOPER – To Headline: BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 – 4 days, 4 stages and over 100 + bands! With ALICE COOPER headlining! Metal be thy name! DIMMU BORGIR, HATEBREED, ANVIL, WATAIN, BEHEMOTH, SANCTUARY, NILE and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY! Now that’s a Metal cross-section of bands! BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR looks to be one hellishly potent Metal extravaganza in 2012!

ICED EARTH, SEPULTURA, EASTERN FRONT, ORANGE GOBLIN, TESTAMENT and the Metal list goes on! Click on the BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR link at bottom of post for a complete list of bands performing!

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 will take place on August 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. This mammoth Metal event will take place at Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, UK.

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For more info on BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, click on the link below:

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

For more info on ALICE COOPER, click on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/AliceCooper

ALICE COOPER – myspace music

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

LONG LIVE BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR.

Stone.

GARY MOORE – ‘Live At Montreux 2010’ A Celebrative Listen Of A Late, Great Guitar Legend

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

GARY MOORELive At Montreaux 2010 was released back on September 20th, 2011, via Eagle Records. The legendary Gary Moore had performed at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival back in 2010. The Festival dates were July 2nd through July 17th of that year. This world-famous festival also showcased the following diverse lineup of bands in 2010: Simply Red, Phil Collins, Billy Idol, Norah Jones, Roxy Music, Mark Knopfler, Tori Amos, Herbie Hancock, Joe Bonamassa and Missy Elliott (to name a several few).

Seven months to the day, after this Montreux performance, Gary Moore passed away from a heart attack. February 6th, 2011 was a very sad day for music indeed. I remember my first time listening to a Gary Moore album in its entirety and it was 1984’s Victims Of The Future. When I first saw Gary Moore in the music video for Shapes Of Things, I was hooked. I thought to myself so long ago… this dude is not acting, this dude is real.

As the Gary Moore discography of Blues piled-up, I regretfully didn’t keep up. Over the years, my habitual leanings towards the “heavy stuff” and being broke time and again seemed to detour my buying habits. It’s okay though, at least I have a Gary Moore want list that I can enjoy filling and exploring still. Plus I’ve held onto Still Got The Blues on cassette after all these years!

Recently, I came across this live Gary Moore CD at Best Buy. I knew I wasn’t leaving the store without it. The whole reality of Gary Moore passing away hit me as well once again, as I held onto this CD. I wasn’t going to be a turd and pass over fine wine for a beer on this shopping trip for music. Not this time. Honestly, this CD surprised the daylights out of me for the track listing screamed of the Hard Rock side of Gary Moore’s late 80’s career. I felt like time froze as I approached the check-out at Best Buy. Really.

As I drove home with this newly purchased Gary Moore CD playing, it felt so right. It also felt so grand to hear Gary Moore playing his harder stuff live too. Odd as it sounds, yet, Gary Moore was alive once again through his music and I just became lost in the midst of these live songs. Gary Moore played three brand new songs at this Montreux Festival and they are included on this album. The new songs are: Days Of Heroes, Where Are You Now and Oh Wild One.

All three new songs that Gary Moore and his band performed are sensational to say the least. Days Of Heroes is vintage Hard Rockin’ Gary Moore. Where Are You Now can be considered a ballad due to its tempo, still, Gary Moore lays his guitar parts and solo down with an exquisite touch, giving this song a Rockin’ edge that is difficult to shake from my brain. The Wild Frontier and After The War days are summoned up by Gary Moore in dazzling fashion, with Oh Wild One. Man, is this a melodic Hard Rock song that became instantly imbedded in my head! Whoa.

The entire band that Gary Moore assembled for this 2010 tour and Montreux performance are seasoned pros (see band lineup below). Honestly, they played damn tight together during this performance and its damn right refreshing to hear such a level of quality from them. Gary Moore just downright shines vocally and (of course) on guitar throughout each song. This live production never comes across as being “tinkered with”, it’s as live as it gets to my senses.

There are guitar legends and then there are those guitar legends that play with such emotion, that their guitar tones come across as vocals to me. Gary Moore was/will forever remain one of those guitar legends for my senses. Just listen to Blood Of Emeralds and So Far Away/Empty Rooms and hopefully you’ll understand what I mean.  A mammoth of a song is Blood Of Emeralds, so fully enriched with Gary Moore’s guitar playing and it simply moves me.

Please pardon my lengthy review for this live gem, only this Gary Moore album I could write about for another 50,000 words or so. However, I will come to a close by saying this is a live Gary Moore album that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. I never had an opportunity to see Gary Moore live so this is as close as it gets. It’s amazing how music can change your mood for the better. Gary Moore Live At Montreux 2010 just elevates my spirits and reminds me once again, that what I was hearing way back in 1984 was real after all… and that was the guitar of Gary Moore.

The Band:

Gary Moore – vocals, guitar

Neil Carter – keyboards, vocals, guitar

Jon Noyce – bass

Darrin Mooney – drums

Gary Moore Live At Montreaux 2010 – Track Listing:

Over The Hills And Far Away

Military Man

Days Of Heroes

Where Are You Now

So Far Away/Empty Rooms

Oh Wild One

Blood Of Emeralds

Out In The Fields

Walking By Myself

Johnny Boy

Parisienne Walkways

Rest In Peace, Gary Moore. 

1952 -2011

Stone.

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