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On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – September 18th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Paranoid - promo album cover pic - #1970GMMMSALBTO06

On September 18th, 1970Paranoid, the second studio album from BLACK SABBATH is released in the UK. Whoa!

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality - promo album cover pic - #MO33MMN99SS

On September 18th, 1971BLACK SABBATH performed at the Civic Auditorium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. BLACK SABBATH were touring in support of their third studio album: Master Of Reality.

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On September 18th, 1978BLACK SABBATH performed at the Assembly Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. On this world tour, BLACK SABBATH were promoting their eighth studio album: Never Say Die! The cool part here is VAN HALEN opened for BLACK SABBATH on this date!

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On September 18th, 1995BLACK SABBATH performed at Rolling Stone in Milan, Italy. This tour was in support of their studio album: Forbidden. For technicality sake, this is the eighteenth BLACK SABBATH studio album.

This Forbidden version of BLACK SABBATH featured: vocalist Tony Martin, the legendary Tony Iommi on guitar, Neil Murray on bass, Bobby Rondinelli on drums and Geoff Nicholls on Keyboards.

Black Sabbath - Greatest Hits - 1970 - 1978 - promo album cover pic - #BSMO0530

On September 18th, 2016BLACK SABBATHS’ Greatest Hits 1970-1978 is ranked at #22, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart (USA). Right on, man!

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On September 18th, 2016 – The debut and self-titled album from BLACK SABBATH is STILL appearing on the album charts, after 46 years! This iconic studio album is ranked at #63, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart (USA). Unbelievable and Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

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LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

LONG LIVE MY BEST METAL BUDDY, SCOTT COVERDALE.

Stone.

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Flashback: On This Day, September 10th… From ROBERT URICH To SABATON

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, movies, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On this day in KISSTORY September 10, 1975 – KISS released their legendary multi-platinum album ALIVE!. Whoa!

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On September 10th, 1982 – The motion picture Sci-Fi/Thriller Endangered Species was released to wide-screen theaters, in the USA. This film stars Robert Urich from television cop/detective series fame (S.W.A.T., Vegas). What is very cool: Robert Urich was born in Toronto, Ohio! Dig it.

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On September 10th, 2016 – The newly released studio album, The Last Stand, from Sweden’s SABATON is ranked at #10, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hail SABATON!

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On September 10th, 1950, AEROSMITH‘s legendary guitarist and songwriter JOE PERRY was born! Yeah!

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Metal Be Thy Name.

Stone.

On This Day In LED ZEPPELIN History – September 9th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Here’s a couple of Rock historic moments from the yesteryear of the iconic LED ZEPPELIN. There will never be another band like this one. Perhaps the very best ever? The debate shall forever continue…

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On September 9th, 1970LED ZEPPELIN performed at the legendary Boston Garden, in Boston, Massachusetts.

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On September 9th, 1971LED ZEPPELIN performed at the Hampton Roads Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia.

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LED ZEPPELIN FOREVER.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 8th… From LED ZEPPELIN To EXMORTUS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On January 8th, 1970 – The magnificent LED ZEPPELIN performed at Colston Hall in Bristol, UK. Whoa.

Alice Cooper - I never Cry - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1977 - #MO3399ILAMF96

On January 8th, 1977ALICE COOPER had his song I Never Cry, ranked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the 1976 studio album: ALICE COOPER Goes To Hell. Yup.

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On January 8th, 2015The fabulous KISS rocks private party for HarmanKardon at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Man, wish I got invited. Gee whiz.

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On January 8th, 2016 – California’s Metal warriors, EXMORTUS, have their newly released studio album, Ride Forth, ranked at #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yes.

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On January 8th, 2016 – The super legendary BLACK SABBATH have their third studio album, Master Of Reality, ranked at #25 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was originally released back in 1971. I was five years old back in 1971. Holy shit.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 5th… From FREE And IRON MAIDEN To ONCE HUMAN

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

Free - All Right Now - Wishing Well - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1970 - #MO333BMF

On September 5th, 1970 – The legendary FREE had their hit single, All Right Now, ranked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song classic is featured on FREE’s third studio album from 1970: Fire And Water.

FOREIGNER - Urgent - 45rpm cover sleeve promo pic - 1981 - #MMNS3333

On September 5th, 1981 – The fabulous FOREIGNER had their huge hit single, Urgent, ranked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on FOREIGNER’s fourth studio album, aptly titled: 4.

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On September 5th, 1992GUNS N’ ROSES had their hit single, November Rain, ranked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Shown above is the rare 1992 Australian-only 2-CD set of 9 GUNS ‘N ROSES songs (both live and studio tracks, see above). No, I don’t own this CD and surely wish I did. Whoa, man.

IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMILGSS

On September 5th, 2015 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN have their newly released studio album, The Book Of Souls, ranked at #1 on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. IRON MAIDEN Forever.

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On September 5th, 2015 – The legendary IRON MAIDEN have their fifteenth studio album, The Final Frontier, ranked at #18 on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Jumping Jolly Ranchers!

Once Human - The Life I Remember - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #030303MON

On September 5th, 2015ONCE HUMAN have their debut studio album, The Life I Remember, ranked at #65 on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Um… ONCE HUMAN kicks METAL ass BIG time, just to let you all know.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

REST IN PEACE, FREDDIE MERCURY.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 4th… From AEROSMITH To KIM THAYIL, While POP EVIL Is At #1

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

On September 4th, 2003 – The legendary AEROSMITH performed at the National Mall in Washington, DC as part of the NFL Kickoff Live festivities, to celebrate the kickoff of the 2003 NFL season. Long live AEROSMITH!

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On September 4th, 2015 – Michigan’s POP EVIL have their new studio album, UP, ranked #1 on the Billboard Independent Music Chart and at #25 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Metal Be Thy Name!

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On September 4th, 2015UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have released their new studio album The Night Creeper and it’s ranked at #20, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Cool.

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On September 4th, 2015 – Finland’s AMORPHIS have released their new studio album Under The Red Cloud, today. This new offering from AMORPHIS is also ranked at #54, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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On September 4th, 1960, Kim Thayil was born in Seattle, Washington, USA. Kim Thayil is world-famous as the lead guitarist and co-founding member of the celebrated SOUNDGARDEN. Not too shabby, huh? Kim Thayil’s chunky guitar riffs and unique tones are stuff of legend. Long live Kim Thayil.

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Above: Kim Thayil and his Guild S-100 Guitar (Endorsement Ad – 1997)

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 3rd… From MOTÖRHEAD To SLAYER

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 3rd, 1977 – The magnificent HEART peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their Hard Rock classic: Barracuda. This was HEART’s third top forty single in the United States at that time. Barracuda is featured on the 1977 studio album from HEART: Little Queen. Whoa.

Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone - promo album cover pic - 2008 - #77333MOSNMM

On September 3rd, 2008 – The stupendous SLIPKNOT had their fourth studio album, All Hope Is Gone, ranked at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums ChartAll Hope Is Gone sold 239,516 copies during its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

IRON MAIDEN - Maiden England - 88 - cover promo

On September 3rd, 2013 – The amazing IRON MAIDEN performed at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. This concert was on the Maiden England Tour. Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Slayer - Repentless - promo album cover pic - #0911MOSLSAHF

On September 3rd, 2015 – The forthcoming SLAYER studio album, Repentless, is ranked at #5, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and freaking yeah!! This album releases on September 11th, 2015, via Nuclear Blast. Rest in peace, Jeff Hanneman.

Motorhead - Overkill - promo studio album pic - 1978 - #ILMMNSSMO33

On September 3rd, 2015 – The classic MOTÖRHEAD studio album, Overkill, is ranked at #82, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1978. I was 12 years old in 1978. Holy shit! Hail MOTÖRHEAD!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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