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L.A. GUNS New Single “You Betray” – Review By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock guitarists, hard rock songs, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music reviews, news, rock music review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

L.A. Guns released the first single, ‘You Betray’, from their upcoming album ‘Black Diamonds’, on February 3rd. Tracii Guns took to twitter stating that music producer and session musician, Adam Hamilton had sent the drum tracks to him first.

Guns went on to tweet “…I wrote music to the drums and that’s a first for me. Has an obvious Immigrant Song rhythm which is a monster thing.” The strong ‘Immigrant Song’ influence is no surprise with Guns’ well known love for Led Zeppelin. Just like any experienced songwriter would be able to do, Guns perfectly melded the Viking like intensity of Immigrant Song with the signature LA Guns sleaze that seems to get heavier with each new album.

This song also showcases the ever increasing and extremely impressive vocal range of lead singer Phil Lewis. Lewis has kept his voice pristine and after 35 years can still hit and hold the same notes he did on their debut album. The addition of audio effects throughout the song perfectly complements and even amplifies Lewis’ voice and adds to the emotion and power behind the song.

Black Diamonds is set to be released on April 14th and following the exceedingly well received release of ‘Checkered Past’ in 2022, the fans are chomping at the bit to see what L.A. Guns still has up their sleeve. The announcement of the track listing was enough to spark even more excitement in fans. Along with the album release date, L.A. Guns has also revealed their plans for a 2023 tour with dates to be announced.

– Tanis Enos

‘Black Diamonds’ Track Listing:
1 You Betray
2 Wrong About You
3 Diamonds
4 Babylon
5 Shame
6 Shattered Glass
7 Gonna Lose
8 Got It Wrong
9 Lowlife
10 Crying
11 Like A Drug

GREG PUCIATO’s Debut Live Album “11/11/22 LOS ANGELES” Arrives December 20th Via Federal Prisoner

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, modern rock, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Stephen Odom

Dec. 13, 2022, LOS ANGELES – Greg Puciato, who has released both his critically-acclaimed debut and sophomore solo albums in the short span of two years, has set a Dec. 20 release date for his inaugural live album, 11/11/22 Los Angeles.

WATCH “DEEP SET (LIVE)” VIDEO

“You don’t get many first shows,” says Puciato of his Nov. 11 outing at Los Angeles’ Don Quixote. “Having the ability to properly document one and get high quality audio and video…I didn’t wanna regret not doing that. It’s gonna be killer to look back at this 100 or even five shows from now and see how much further along the live versions of these songs are. When I hear these recordings, I instantly feel transported to that room, that night, with my bandmates onstage and friends and everyone there in attendance. A lot of love and support and passion and hard work and talent in the room. I hope it does the same for you if you were there, and resonates as strongly for people who weren’t able to attend. I can’t wait to do more of this and see everyone again and more of you in other places down the line.”

A preview of the 11-song collection arrives today with the Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera directed video for “Deep Set (Live)” (https://youtu.be/6U3IGUQmV1o). Puciato noted: “’Deep Set’ feels good to lead with. One of my favorite memories of the tracking of Child Soldier: Creator of God were the vocals to this song…incidentally recorded at the same time of year as this show. The song was always meant to feel loose and live; the recorded vocal was a front-to-back one-take that we did in a shed in Nick Rowe’s (producer and live guitarist) backyard…so bringing it to life onstage with him, and Chris (Hornbrook) for the first time felt like a nice, symbolic full circle.”

11/11/22 Los Angeles will be available exclusively via Bandcamp, with the album streaming on Dec. 20, and vinyl pre-orders launching the same day. The collection will arrive on additional streaming services following its vinyl release in the Spring.

Joining Puciato for the live performance, and featured in this video, are the aforementioned Nick Rowe (guitar), Chris Hornbrook (drums), James Hammontree (guitar), and Jeff “Manwolf” Geiser (bass).

11/11/22 Los Angeles album cover (photo: Jonathan Weiner)

11/11/22 Los Angeles track list:

  1. No More Lives to Go
  2. Deep Set
  3. Lowered
  4. Do You Need Me to Remind You?
  5. Absence as a Presence
  6. Never Wanted That
  7. Down When I’m Not
  8. All Waves to Nothing
  9. A Pair of Questions
  10. Evacuation
  11. September City

Greg Puciato came to prominence as the singer of The Dillinger Escape Plan, quickly becoming one of music’s most unpredictable and versatile vocalists. Throughout his career he has been equally adventurous when choosing his projects. From the metal-centric Killer Be Killed, to the brooding, R&B-infused electro outfit The Black Queen, onto his two remarkable solo albums (2020’s Child Soldier: Children of God and 2022’s Mirrorcell), and recently, his work with Jerry Cantrell, Puciato has amassed a dynamic and impressive body of work.

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Source: Speakeasy PR

CRASHING WAYWARD – Releases Single “Breathe” (Album Version) via RFK Media

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music festivals, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Crashing Wayward is offering up a powerful new mix of the song “Breathe” as their debut single from RFK Media. Available December 16th on iTunes, Spotify and all major distribution platforms, this version gives everyone a strong taste of what’s in store on their first full length album and serves as the perfect introduction to this exciting new band.

While Crashing Wayward’s sound can be categorized as alternative rock, they exhibit a diverse array of influences from Foo Fighters to Queen to Stone Temple Pilots and many more. The recording sessions were produced by Mike Gillies, who has also worked with Metallica, Motley Crue and The Cult among many others.

The members of Crashing Wayward characterize “Breathe” as “a modern alternative rock anthem rejecting intolerance.” Before signing with RFK Media, the band self-released a music video for the initial version of the song which can be viewed at http://breathevideo.com.

Solid support in their home base of Las Vegas includes having “Breathe” cranked up in the arena there during an NHL playoff game and airplay on hometown station KOMP 92.3 FM. Since their debut concert there in 2021, they’ve performed throughout the southwest and are now gearing up for an appearance March 18th at the Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo and the KEELFEST 2 concert event. “Breathe (Album Version)” will also be featured on the RFK Media compilation album “Live The Rock” releasing worldwide in February.

Crashing Wayward ONLINE:

http://crashingwayward.com

http://rfkmedia.com/crashingwayward

Source: Best Bet Promotions

Tony Iommi Of Black Sabbath – Warns Of Fake Autographed Acoustic Guitars Being Sold Online

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From Tony Iommi Twitter timeline 12/05/22:

“I’ve noticed a lot of acoustic guitars on the web supposedly signed by me.

I didn’t sign any of them, it’s all a scam, and the ‘authentication’ is valueless. Be warned.” – Tony

FILTER – Announce Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl Featuring “FOR THE BEATEN”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Platinum-selling alternative-industrial rock band Filter have announced a limited edition 7″ Vinyl featuring their latest single ‘For the Beaten,‘ which will be available in early 2023 via Golden Robot Records.

The exclusive 7″ Vinyl will be numbered for authenticity and available in two colours – purple and gold – with very limited stock available.

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

For the Beaten’ is the A-side described by Filter founder Richard Patrick as “dynamic, dark, and heavy, just like the moment we are in.” The track was met with great affection from eager fans and critics alike who had waited two years to hear what was next for Filter.For the Beaten‘ was put out in October following Patrick joining former and current Nine Inch Nails band members in Cleveland for a NIN surprise reunion show.

The B-side is where things get even more interesting. ‘The Killing Field‘ is the debut track from A Place To Kill, a new industrial trap metal project from Patrick and vocalist Jim Louvau. This 7” is the only place to hear APTK at the moment.

For The Beaten’/‘The Killing Field‘ 7″ Vinyl is available for pre-order now, with limited stock availability, and pre-ordering is the best chance of getting your hands on this Filter collector’s item. 

You can pre-order Filter‘s 7″ Vinyl HERE

Pre-order ‘For the Beaten/The Killing Field 7″ Vinyl HERE

GUERNICA MANCINI – Makes Her Solo Debut With ‘INCEPTION’ – Out Now!

Posted in female rock vocalists, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Buy/stream ‘Inception HERE

Inception‘ is the first solo single from Swedish rock singer Guernica Mancini (lead singer of Thundermother) and will be available via Golden Robot Records on November 11th.

Having forged a successful career at the helm of Thundermother, with over 300,000 monthly listeners and millions of streams, Guernica has been working on a solo side project that can only be described as a mind blowing fusion of rock and pop.

Watch music video for ‘Inception’ HERE

Sonically, the first single features groovy guitar riffs backed by heavy drums and powerful vocals that display an impressive range, clarity and the perfect amount of grit.

Inception‘ will be premiered on Saturday by WBC Australasia and WBA Asia Boxing Champion Linn Sandstrom as the walkout song to make her U.K. main event debut at York Hall, London for the WBA Intercontinental Title.

Both Guernica Mancini and Linn Sandstrom have a lot in common; they’re both strong women hailing from Sweden who know exactly who they are and where they’re headed – TO THE TOP! 

Buy/stream ‘Inception HERE

Source: Golden Robot Records

Finnish Psyche Rock Band ASTRAL BAZAAR Has Released A New Single

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photographer: Miikka Laitila

Finnish psychedelic rock act Astral Bazaar has released a new single entitled “Beyond the Realization”.

Helsinki based Astral Bazaar’s new song dives deep deep into one’s mind with its smoothly floating melodies, mellow groove, and rich harmonies. The song’s introspective lyrics pull the listener into a mystically self-aware mindset. In this respect the song continues both the theme and story of the band’s previous album “A Sudden Realization”, released in 2021.

Listen to the single:https://push.fm/fl/astralbazaar-beyondtherealization

Band comments on the making of their new single: “Our original intention was to include this song on the album A Sudden Realization that was released last year. In fact some of the song’s musical elements were there already before we started making any other material for the album. However, in the end we decided that the song would perhaps work better on its own, and the listeners could then reflect the lyrics of the song on the story of the album.”

Beyond The Realization
Composer: Lauri Loikkanen
Lyrics: Lauri Loikkanen
Producer: Lauri Loikkanen

LINKS:
Bandcamp
https://astralbazaar.bandcamp.com/
Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHnbou9KoQmV33IE1v3aRGw
Instragram
https://www.instagram.com/astralbazaar_band/

Source: Secret Entertainment / Inverse Records

MATT SORUM – Inks Deal With AFM Records And Shares First Single & Video Of Debut KINGS OF CHAOS Album!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music albums with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Matt Sorum, the Grammy-winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, has signed with AFM Records for his first-ever album with his all-star musical collective, Kings of Chaos.

Kings of Chaos, to me, is the reason I started playing music in the first place — for the sheer fun of it.” says Sorum. “I’m so pleased to be partnering with the team at AFM. Working with them on the creative vision for the album has been a great experience.”

Matt Sorum is such an acclaimed rock icon. His clear vision and passion for Kings of Chaos really impressed us,” adds Nils Wasko, Label Manager, AFM Records. “Kings of Chaos will now come to life with an illustrious list of rock royalty joining Matt, and we can’t wait to be part of the journey.”

A video for the first single, titled “Judgement Day” (Pre-Save HERE!), has just been premiered with Guitar World. The song is a scorching rocker performed & co-written by Sorum, Slash, Dave Kushner & Duff McKagan features the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on drums, as well as lead vocals.

“Drawing inspiration from the 1971 film Vanishing Point morphed with imagery inspired by Natural Born Killers, Director Brian Cox (Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, The Misfits) and I conceptualized a man running from his demons on a wild ride to find redemption guided by The Reverend Willy G (portrayed by Billy F Gibbons), an Angel (portrayed by Matt’s fashion designer, choreographer wife Ace Harper) on a motorcycle and his inner child. A Wayward Wanderer searching for the light” says Matt Sorum of the video.

Watch the video for “Judgement Day” now streaming HERE:

The debut album from Kings of Chaos is set for release in Autumn/Winter 2023. Expect original music and guest collaborations with some of rock’s biggest names — including some of today’s most talented and iconic female artists.

From the Sunset Strip to South Africa, Argentina and Brazil, Kings of Chaos have enthralled fans around the world with their ever-changing lineup of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and multi-platinum artists. If you’ve been lucky enough to score a ticket to a KoC show, you might have caught Billy Idol, Steven Tyler from Aerosmith or Ann Wilson from Heart fronting the band — or even Corey Taylor from Slipknot, or the late Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. And yes, that was Slash on lead guitar — or Brian May from Queen, or Billy F Gibbons from ZZ Top. It’s a party on stage, and everyone’s invited.

“It’s a celebration with your bucket list artists you’ve always wanted to play with,” Sorum says.

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About Matt Sorum:
Matt Sorum is a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning musician who gained fame as the drummer for The Cult, Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses. Sorum is also the founder of six startup companies, and sits on the Global Blockchain Business Council at UCLA. In 2022, he released his autobiography, Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N’ Roses, The Cult and Velvet Revolver.

Source: AFM Records

VANILLA FUDGE – To Release New Album “VANILLA ZEPPELIN” (2022 Remaster)

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

After recently releasing 3 remastered Led Zeppelin classics ‘Rock and Roll,’ ‘Immigrant Song’ and ‘Ramble On’ in the lead up, Vanilla Fudge will release the remastered album Vanilla Zeppelin digitally on 30th September via Golden Robot Records.

This is Led Zeppelin done ‘’Fudge’’ style and fully remastered. Vanilla Fudge roll these classics out in their own way, with some amazing and soaring organ interludes and adding their soul and funked up influence giving these songs a new life and identity of their own.

Watch the music video for ‘Immigrant Song’ HERE

Vanilla Zeppelin – Tracklisting:

1. Rock and Roll
2. Immigrant Song
3. Ramble On
4. Dancing Days 
5. Black Mountain Way
6. Your Time is Gonna Come
7. Dazed and Confused
8. Trampled Under Foot
9. Moby Dick
10. All of My Love 
11. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You 
12. Fool in the Rain 

Pre-order/add/save Vanilla Zeppelin HERE

ABOUT VANILLA FUDGE:

Vanilla Fudge was one of the first American groups to infuse psychedelia into a heavy rock sound to create “psychedelic symphonic rock” an eclectic genre which would, among its many off shoots, eventually morph into heavy metal.

Although, at first, the band did not record original material, they were best known for their dramatic heavy, slowed-down arrangements of contemporary pop songs which they developed into works of epic proportion.

Originally, Vanilla Fudge was a blue-eyed soul cover band called The Pigeons, formed in New Jersey in 1965 with organist, Mark Stein, bassist, Tim Bogert, drummer, Joey Brennan, and guitarist, vocalist and US Navy veteran, Vince Martell.

In the summer of 2006, the original Vanilla Fudge reunited to tour with The Doors of the 21st Century; it culminated in a VH-1 special, “Decades of Rock.”

Vanilla Fudge celebrated their 50th year Anniversary in 2017 and are still rocking the world in the current day with one of their greatest hits ‘You Keep Me Hanging On‘ featured in the Quentin Tarantinomovie ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’

PRE-ORDER/ADD/SAVE NOW!
OUT SEPTEMBER 30

Source: Golden Robot Records

SHAKRA – Releases New Song “The Way It Is”

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, hard rock songs, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Is there something happening?

Since there is a green light for concerts all over the world again, SHAKRA also floods the social media with photos of huge open-air stages all over Europe, in front of thousands of people. And yet it seems that the five have skipped something compared to other bands – where is the new album? Since the big opening, the market has been literally overrun with new works created during the concert-empty period, only the Swiss seem to be once again taking different paths and immediately throwing themselves straight into the live arena. But who is familiar with the band, knows that with them actually nothing ever happens by pure accident.

After SHAKRA released their new album “Mad World” shortly before the pandemic hit the earth and wanted to go on tour with it, this had to be cancelled again immediately or partly postponed. Conscious of their duty, as the Swiss are, this was the first thing that was tackled when in spring 2022 it was finally said that the ring was open – they began to play the concerts, long awaited by the fans, more powerful and intense than ever.

Without anyone suspecting anything, now suddenly a new song appears! “The Way It Is” is the name of the track and the guys have also announced a clip for it, a week later. “The Way It Is” is available now: https://bfan.link/the-way-it-is?

On it will also be heard for the first time the successor of Dominik Pfister, Cyril Montavon, who is still affectionately called “the new guy” by the band, after two years of membership, on bass.

“I had this song idea that had been floating around in my head forever and it just had to come out,” says Thomas Muster, rhythm guitarist. “We thought the song was so awesome that we just had to record it!” adds Mark Fox, vocalist of SHAKRA.

When asked if there is even a whole album in the works, the band keeps a low profile.
It is what it is – “The Way It Is”.

Listen to “The Way It Is” here: https://bfan.link/the-way-it-is?

More SHAKRA:

https://www.shakra.ch/en/
https://www.afm-records.de/en/s/178-shakra-2.html

Source: AFM Records

Moonspell, Swallow The Sun & Witherfall Tour Canceled

Posted in dark metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From: Witherfall newsletter:

Witherfall has absolutely nothing to do with this tour cancellation. We found out during rehearsals that the tour had been pulled, one week before the band were set to fly out to pick up our bus. Witherfall had every last production detail on our end completely solidified. Airline tickets, Bus, Trailer, Driver, Tour manager, Shipping of Tour merchandise (which has dates printed on them that no longer exist!!!) Rehearsals, Witherfall Beer at venues and countless other expenses that will not be reimbursed. Needless to say, we are devastated by this news. Each one of the aforementioned pieces took months of planning and every detail was carefully managed making this endeavor very time consuming and VERY expensive.

The reality of the math is Witherfall will need to eat the upfront costs of over $12K not including what our crew, and band members will lose because they turned down other work. None of these expenses will be recouped. We apologize to our fans that has had plans that were affected. We had every intention of bearing the cost to put the band out on the road. Again, we had everything planned and were ready and excited to get to play and meet the fans coming out.

We are extremely upset by this last minute rug pull. Even the best case scenario the band would still be operating at a loss but that is the price of bringing our music to you all. If you’d like to purchase a souvenir of tour and support the band (Tour Funeral Expenses) you can get one of these packages or a shirt here:

https://linktr.ee/Witherfall

LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, And LA Maybe Concert Review – By Tanis Enos

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, concerts, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Location: Amos’ Southend – Charlotte NC

Date: 7/27/2022

While on the Sonic Slam Tour, LA Guns and Faster Pussycat broke away from the Keifer Band to perform a sold out show of their own. Fans of all ages lined up outside Amos’ Southend in Charlotte North Carolina to witness their own piece of 80’s metal history. Members of Faster Pussycat graciously greeted fans as they walked to the connected restaurant for some preshow refreshments.

Doors opened at 7:00pm and fans filed in filling in both levels to max capacity. First to take the stage was Carolina natives LA Maybe. This 5-piece rock n roll band was the perfect way to open the show. These young musicians perfectly captured the old school style of rock that both LA Guns and Faster Pussycat bring to the table. Right out of the gate they had the whole venue pumped and ready to go, playing all original music. Midway through the show, guitarist Driz let fans know that he had rocked so hard he chipped a tooth. As their set came to an end lead singer, Goliath Furr, began to talk about how the band was trying to gain a spot on the upcoming KISS Kruise. Furr turned his attention to drummer, Ryan Fosnow, who was holding up a sign that said “Show me your boobies.” Once he turned the sign over it instructed fans to vote for them on Lamaybe.com/vote. They ended their show encouraging fans to sing along to their original song “Oh Sugar”. After the show the band mingled with fans to watch the rest of the performers.

Faster Pussycat took the stage next and were welcomed by thunderous applause and cheers. Opening the show with “Jack the Bastard” it was immediately clear that lead singer, Taime Downe, still had the vocal strength that made Faster Pussycat just as fierce in the 80’s. Downe stands center stage with such pride and confidence and has an amazing band to back him up. The talents of bass player Danny Nordahl, best known as Slim Tender, and drummer Chad Stewart combine to create an exceptional rhythm section and truly shine in songs like “Bathroom Wall”. The guitar duo of Ronnie Simmons and Sam Bam Koltun really bring the sleaze. Before he even plays a note, you can already tell that Simmons is a true rockstar. His style, both in the way he plays and how he dresses can easily be seen as having inspiration from the Ramones to AC/DC. The punk flair that Simmons provides adds a little extra something to the Pussycat set. The true star of the show, however, was in fact Sam Bam Koltun. He truly is a guitar virtuoso at such a young age. He makes every strum and pluck look so easy and it is safe to say that being on stage and performing truly comes natural to him. Even though there is only one original member left, each musician plays like they were there the day the song was written.

Fans were given a special treat when former Faster Pussycat and current LA Guns guitarist, Ace Von Johnson joined the band to perform “Bathroom Wall”. The fun did not end there, though. Downe took to side stage as Slim Tender had his turn on vocals. The band welcomed LA Guns bass player, Johnny Martin to the stage and Tender sang “Pretty Fucked Up”. This certainly got the crowd even more pumped. Faster Pussycat ended their show with “Babylon” and left fans scratching for more.

LA Guns wrapped the night with a miraculous 16 song set that included songs from a very diverse set of albums. They opened with an explosion performing the first track off “Checkered Past”, “Cannonball”. Lead vocalist, Phil Lewis, immediately had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. It does not take long to pick up on the fact that Lewis loves what he does. He is a front man that the younger generation will always be able to enjoy as his vocals have remained immaculate even after over 44 years of singing. While having Lewis on vocals is extremely important for their sound, you can’t have LA Guns without founding member and band namesake, Tracii Guns. Guns continues to amaze fans with his iconic technique and sound. Right before playing “Over the Edge”, Guns began to play his guitar with a violin bow. Long time fans of Tracii know that he is a very big Led Zeppelin fan and this is evident to be a tribute to Jimmy Page with a Tracii Guns twist. This was the first tour to feature Shawn Duncan on drums. Duncan, who also played in BulletBoys, melded so well with the rest of the band, you would have thought he had been with the band from the beginning. A ball of energy was personified in the form of Johnny Martin that night. Martin was in everyone’s face playing his absolute heart out on bass. It was quite the sight to see as he and Ace would bump into each other or play back to back throughout most of the set.

The fun did not stop there, as both Lewis and Guns stepped aside and welcomed Koltun back to the stage as guitarist Ace Von Johnson took over on vocals to sing a cover of “New Rose” by The Damned. Ace started the song with a small speech stating “Do something fucking nice man, this world is fucking numb as it is. There’s too much fucking negative shit man, do something cool”. As a well known animal advocate this type of thing is not out of character for Ace, and the speech was met with a very intense positive reaction. Though Ace is better known for his guitar work, his love for punk rock showed through in his vocals and wowed everyone. As the show came to an end the band took their final bow and, to lighten the mood, began to dance around the stage to a cover of “So Long, Farewell” By The Vandals. Fans cheered and screamed for more as the band excited the stage.

After the show 4 out of 5 members of Faster Pussycat made their way over to their merch table to take pictures with EVERYONE. Ace also made his way into the large crowd of fans to take pictures. Faster Pussycat and LA Guns are perfectly matched to tour together. The crowd’s energy was constant during both bands. Even though the Sonic Slam Tour has come to an end, it is safe to say that this is not going to be the last time we see Faster Pussycat and LA Guns together.

Tanis Enos

Rat Pak Records Set To Release Anthony Gomes / “High Voltage Blues” Album

Posted in blues music, blues rock, guitarists, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Acclaimed Blues Rock guitarist Anthony Gomes will release his 13th studio album entitled, “High Voltage Blues” on Friday September 23, 2022 via Rat Pak Records. Coming off the heels of his highly successful 2020 #1 Billboard charting release, “Containment Blues”, “High Voltage Blues” is a compilation album that showcases three new studio tracks, along with eleven re-recorded fan favorites and features guest appearances by legendary bassist Billy Sheehan, KoRn drummer Ray Luzier, renown vocalist Bekka Bramlett and The Voice™ contestant Wendy Moten. Watch the video and pre-order you exclusive hand autographed bundles at: https://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/anthonygomes

TRACK LISTING:
01 Painted Horse (featuring Billy Sheehan & Ray Luzier)
02 Fur Covered Handcuffs
03 Blues-A-Fied
04 Born to Ride (featuring Billy Sheehan & Ray Luzier)
05 Peace, Love and Loud Guitars (featuring Billy Sheehan & Ray Luzier)
06 I Believe
07 Red Handed Blues
08 Turn It Up!
09 Blues In The First Degree
10 Hell and Half of Georgia
11 Darkest Before The Dawn (featuring Bekka Bramlett & Wendy Moten)
12 Blues Child
Bonus Tracks
13 White Trash Princess
14 Rebel Highway (featuring Billy Sheehan & Ray Luzier)
15 Darkest Before The Dawn – Extended Version (featuring Bekka Bramlett & Wendy Moten)

A STATEMENT FROM MOON TOOTH

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Jayleigh H.

GoFundMe; https://bit.ly/NickLeeGFM

Moon Tooth family,

It’s been a week since we made the announcement we would have to be dropping off the Cave In show at Gramercy Theatre due to an emergency. While it wasn’t very detailed, we went through an intense and honestly terrifying experience with one of our members. We were hoping that by this time everything would be back to “normal,” and Nick Lee would be able to address the situation and explain everything to you on his own. Unfortunately, that is not the reality at this time. It’s not easy to write this, and there is no way to sugarcoat the situation so we’re just going with honesty.

On Thursday afternoon (July 21), we met up for rehearsal and to prep for the following night’s show. Nick seemed like his normal self but mentioned how exhausted he was and how he had been sort of foggy and confused the last 24 hours. We agreed to run the set but finish early so he could get some rest and sleep it off. While setting up our gear we were walking in and out of the rooms at the studio and at some point, Nick had fallen and hit his head. While looking through security camera footage after the fact, we learned that Nick had a seizure and fell hitting his head on a bass drum. We had found him just moments after it had happened, and immediately called an ambulance to rush him to the nearest hospital. By the time the EMT’s arrived he had suffered a second seizure.

Here we are a week later, and sadly things have taken a turn for the worse. He has been suffering from seizures every night escalating to the point of needing to be intubated and essentially put in a medically induced coma to give his body a chance to heal. The doctors continue to take many tests to properly diagnose Nick while keeping him as stable as possible in order to heal. The cause of all this still remains unclear, and a very confusing situation as it came out of nowhere. Nick has absolutely no history of medical problems like these. Aside from the grind of touring life, Nick lives as healthy a lifestyle as anyone. We have all seen him running, climbing, and jumping on stages all over the country, occasional yoga, hiking, etc..

Nick’s fiancé, Lianna, and his family have been at his side the entire week. Providing as much love and comfort as humanly possible. Keeping us updated as we all continue to navigate this whole ordeal.  

If you had the opportunity to know Nick, you know he has always been loving, compassionate, and would do anything and everything he could to care for his friends and family. No matter what the situation he would always be there to talk and be leaned on offering any support and comfort he could. We can’t put into words how much Nick has done for the three of us, how he continued to inspire and push us to our greatest potential. Nick lives and breathes for what we do, and has impacted the lives of many with his love and art.

Now is the time to help our brother. While the doctors and hospitals are still trying to narrow down what causes his symptoms and bring him back to normal health, the medical bills stack higher and higher. It may take some significant time to recover from this as we are still getting more details. We wanted to start this campaign to get a step ahead of the matter, so he may focus on his health and returning to normalcy without the stress and burden of a massive amount of debt piled against him.  

We know this is rough to digest, but we will all get through this together. Moon Tooth is family, and we will do whatever it takes to take care of one another. We love you, we’re here for you, and as always, we greatly appreciate your support.

-Vin, John, & Ray

GoFundMe; https://bit.ly/NickLeeGFM

Source: Speakeasy PR

SONATA ARCTICA – To Release “Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two” On September 30th Via Atomic Fire

Posted in folk metal, folk rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo by Jarkko Piipari

Finnish five-piece SONATA ARCTICA need no introduction. Besides significantly influencing the power/melodic metal scene, they’re a band that’s not only notorious for consistently delivering high quality studio albums but also for experimenting and breaking out of their musical comfort zone. Such musical flexibility has resulted in the aptly titled Acoustic Adventures touring cycles as well as the release of Volume One of their first acoustic album earlier this year.

Today, SONATA ARCTICA are pleased to announce that the continuation and second chapter of the aforementioned record is set to be unleashed to the world on September 30th via Atomic Fire. The release not only completes the special acoustic saga but serves to finally celebrate the kickoff of their Finnish/European Acoustic Adventures tour, which was postponed multiple times in the midst of the Covid pandemic.

Cover art by Janne Pitkänen

Acoustic AdventuresVolume Two – Track Listing:

  1. I Have A Right
  2. Black Sheep
  3. Half A Marathon Man
  4. Broken
  5. Letter To Dana
  6. FullMoon
  7. Shamandalie
  8. San Sebastian
  9. Gravenimage
  10. Flag In The Ground
  11. My Land
  12. Victoria’s Secret

Like Acoustic AdventuresVolume One, the new offering was recorded and produced by Mikko Tegelman alongside the band at Studio57 in Finland while the cover artwork was designed by Janne Pitkänen.

Preorders as well as the first digital single, the acoustic version of fan favorite “I Have A Right,” will be available next week, on Friday, August 12th. Presave the track now HERE.

In the meantime, find info and tickets for the band’s upcoming tour at THIS LOCATION.

And get in the mood by revisiting Acoustic AdventuresVolume One. Watch SONATA ARCTICA’s previously released lyric video for “The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me” HEREand “For The Sake Of Revenge” HERE. Stream/purchase the album HERE.

Source: EARSPLIT PR

WHITESNAKE – Cancels 2022 North America Tour Dates

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Due to David Coverdale’s “persistent upper respiratory infection” Whitesnake has cancelled their 2022 North American tour with Scorpions and Thundermother. Scorpions and Thundermother will still proceed with their North American tour, together.

From Whitesnake.com:

It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform. This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well.

While Whitesnake will no longer be on the tour, the Scorpions will be continuing on. We Wish Our Good Friends, The Scorpions Every Success!!!

We Wish You Well”

David Coverdale

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Metal Odyssey wishes David Coverdale a quick recovery and the power of healing. Stay strong, David Coverdale!

Aug. 21 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 24 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Centre Videotron
Aug. 27 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Center
Aug. 30 – Detroit, Mich. @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sept. 1 – Rosemont, Ill. @ Allstate Arena
Sept. 5 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Borgata Casino
Sept. 7 – Belmont Park, N.Y. @ UBS Arena
Sept. 9 – Mashantucket, Ct. @ Foxwoods Casino
Sept. 12 – Hollywood, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
Sept. 14 – Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
Sept. 17 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
Sept. 19 – El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Center
Sept. 21 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Arena
Sept. 24 – San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum
Sept. 27 – Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
Sept. 29 – Denver, Colo. @ Ball Arena
Oct. 1 – San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
Oct. 4 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Oct. 7 – Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
Oct. 9 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
Oct. 13 – Spokane, Wash. @ Spokane Arena
Oct. 15 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
Oct. 18 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Coliseum
Oct. 21 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay

LONG LIVE DAVID COVERDALE.

WHITESNAKE FOREVER.

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

Swedish Heavy Rock Queens THUNDERMOTHER Share Music Video For Title Track Of Upcoming New Album “Black And Gold”!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

August 19, 2022 will see the Swedish heavy rock queens that are THUNDERMOTHER, release their hotly anticipated, new album, Black And Gold, via AFM Records. Twelve adrenaline-fuelled songs will take you on a wild, high voltage and powerful ride into the filthy yet catchy rock ‘n’ roll sound THUNDERMOTHER is known and loved for: Creating infectious party rock songs with an irresistible feelgood appeal!

Following their latest, chart-breaking album Heat Wave (2020), that has been praised by both fans and international music press alike, Black And Gold looks set to be a next landmark and level for the charismatic, authentic and ambitious band, as previously-released singles “I Don’t Know You”, “Watch Out” or “Hot Mess” already proved. Today, THUNDERMOTHER presents a brand new music video, for the album title track Black And Gold!

“The title track of our upcoming album and the ONE song that we hope to unite all our fans under, the colors black and gold are ours now and we wear it with pride!” Says vocalist Guernica Mancini. “This tribe is for everyone, let’s lead the way with love, unity and passion and why not look amazing while doing that too!”

Watch THUNDERMOTHER’s brand new video for “Black And Gold” HERE:

Get the song on all digital platforms at THIS LOCATION!

With four critically acclaimed studio albums to date and countless, frenetically acclaimed live shows under their belt – not even the Corona pandemic could completely slow the band down and they played concerts from such as the roof of a fire truck, THUNDERMOTHER were born for the stage, their energetic live shows have to be seen. The band is currently on tour in Europe, followed by a US run with legendary SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE. All of their upcoming live dates can be found below.

Black And Gold, was recorded at Baggpipe Studios, Stockholm, and was mixed and mastered by Søren Andersen at Medley Studios in Copenhagen. Coming out on Vinyl, CD and as Digital formats on August 19, 2022 through AFM Records, the album pre-sale is now available at THIS LOCATION or to pre-save on Digital platforms HERE!

THUNDERMOTHER:
Guernica Mancini – Vocals
Filippa Nässil – Guitars
Emlee Johansson – Drums
Mona Lindgren – Bass

Black And Gold – track listing:

  1. The Light In The Sky
  2. Black And Gold
  3. Raise Your Hands
  4. Hot Mess
  5. Wasted
  6. Watch Out
  7. I Don’t Know You
  8. Looks No Hooks
  9. Loud And Free
  10. Try With Love
  11. Stratosphere
  12. Borrowed Time

THUNDERMOTHER – Live in Europe:
29.07.2022 (FI) Oulu – Qstock Festival
30.07.2022 (FI) Åbo – DBTL-festival
31.07.2022 (DE) Johannesberg – Mühlenbergfestival
04.08.-06.08.2022 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
06.08.2022 (DE) Gelsenkirchen – Horst Rockt
10.08.2022 (DE) Düsseldorf – Zakk
11.08.2022 (DE) Eschwege – Open Flair Festival
12.08.2022 (DE) Georgsmarienhütte – Hütte Rockt Festival
13.08.2022 (DE) Zweisimmen – Mannried Open Air
17.08.2022 (DE) Selb – Gemeindehalle Schirnding
18.08.2022 (DE) Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air
19.08.2022 (DE) Gusow – Wild Motors & Beach Party

North American Tour 2022, with SCORPIONS & WHITESNAKE:
Aug 21 Toronto, ON (Budweiser Stage)
Aug 24 Quebec City, QC (Centre Videotron)
Aug 27 Montreal, QC (Bell Center)
Aug 30 Detroit, MI (Pine Knob Music Theatre)
Sep 01 Rosemont, IL (Allstate Arena)
Sep 05 Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Casino)
Sep 07 Belmont Park, NY (UBS Arena)
Sep 09 Mashantucket, CT (Foxwoods Casino)
Sep 12 Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live)
Sep 14 Tampa, FL (Amalie Arena)
Sep 17 Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
Sep 19 El Paso, TX (Don Haskins Center)
Sep 21 Tulsa, OK (BOK Arena)
Sep 24 San Antonio, TX (Freeman Coliseum)
Sep 27 Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Sep 29 Denver, CO (Ball Arena)
Oct 01 San Diego, CA (Viejas Arena)
Oct 04 Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
Oct 07 Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center)
Oct 09 Portland, OR (Moda Center)
Oct 13 Spokane, WA (Spokane Arena)
Oct 15 Tacoma, WA (Tacoma Dome)
Oct 18 Oakland, CA (Oakland Coliseum)
Oct 21 Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay)

Source: AFM Records

Legendary LA Rockers ANGELES Release Official Video For ‘Running Like An Outlaw’, Feat. Dale George Lytle On Vocals!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Platinum selling legendary LA rockers ANGELES released their latest full-length album “Running like an Outlaw“ on March 5th 2022, via MVD Entertainment and SONY Music and is available at Walmart, FYE, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all Digital Streaming retailers.

Today ANGELES release the official video for the album title track ‘Running like an Outlaw’, feat. the band’s founder and lead guitarist Dale George Lytle on vocals!

Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPc24rMOrks

The single ‘Running like an Outlaw’ is coming soon through Dark Star Records.

ANGELES’ earlier video ‘Nothing But Love’ from the album “Running like an Outlaw“ hit #22 on the Billboard Radio Charts. In case you missed the video, watch it here: https://youtu.be/si4LtV17bWY

Buy the physical CD’s NOW through Dark Star Records/ Sony/ Universal at https://bit.ly/AngelesOutlawCD.

Running like an Outlaw“ album produced by Dale Lytle.

“Running like an Outlaw“ lineup:
DALE LYTLE – Founder and Lead Guitar
MASON OLIVER – Vocals
STEVEN STIERS – Bass Guitar and backing vocals
DANNY BASULTO – Drums

LONG LIVE ANGELES.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 26th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 26, 1992 – BLACK SABBATH performed at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The opening band was DANZIG. This was during the Dehumanizer Tour. Love/hate did not perform that night. Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice on drums.

Black Sabbath Set List:
E5150, The Mob Rules, Computer God, Children Of The Sea, Time Machine, War Pigs, I, Die Young, Guitar Solo, Black Sabbath, Master of Insanity, After All (The Dead), Drum Solo, Iron Man, Heaven And Hell – Encore: Neon Knights, Paranoid, Heaven And Hell (reprise)

On July 26, 2001 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. Snowblind
  3. Scary Dreams
  4. War Pigs
  5. Iron Man
  6. Into the Void
  7. The Wizard
  8. Black Sabbath
  9. Paranoid
  10. Children of the Grave

On July 26, 2005 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. After Forever
  3. War Pigs
  4. Dirty Women
  5. Fairies Wear Boots
  6. Symptom of the Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral
  7. Iron Man
  8. Into the Void
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. The Wizard
  11. Paranoid
  12. Children of the Grave

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

Melbourne’s Heavy Rock Act DEAD CITY RUINS Premieres New Single And Video Of Upcoming Album “Shockwave”!

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

August 19, 2022 will see Melbourne-based hard rock act DEAD CITY RUINS release their fourth studio album, entitled Shockwave, via AFM Records. Following their much acclaimed, third album Never Say Die in 2018, Shockwave will not only introduce new vocalist, Steve Welsh, but showcases the band’s exceptional songwriting talent and high voltage rock ’n’ roll at its best!

After previously-released album singles, “Preacher” and “Speed Machine”, today, the Australians shared a music video for new single “The Sorcerer”. Singer Steve promises: “The Sorcerer will take you on an electric journey into a parallel dimension, where rock and roll wields cosmic powers beyond our comprehension!”

Watch the new DEAD CITY RUINS video for “The Sorcerer” HERE

Get the song on all digital platforms HERE!

As Shockwave proves, DEAD CITY RUINS don’t just have a penchant for songwriting, but also arrangements and the right energy. Formed in 2012, the band sold their belongings and went all-in when it comes to rock ’n’ roll. Tirelessly touring the planet, the band has managed to capture the hearts of its audience gig by gig – much like Rival Sons, Monster Truck, and similar trailblazers of their generation have. They also share a list of influences with these acts, namely Deep Purple, Guns N’ Roses, Zeppelin. Their goal: bring rock ’n’ roll back to the people, and there is no doubt about it, they will!

Shockwave was mixed by US-producer Gene Freeman aka Machine, who has already worked with the likes of Lamb Of God, Clutch, and Crobot. Slated for a release on August 19, 2022 via AFM Records, the pre-sale of Shockwave is available at THIS LOCATION!

Shockwave – track listing:

  1. Preacher
  2. Vision
  3. Madness
  4. Speed Machine
  5. Rain
  6. Dog On A Leash
  7. This Side Of The Dirt
  8. Drifter
  9. Spiders
  10. End Of The Line
  11. Blood Moon
  12. The Sorcerer

DEAD CITY RUINS are:
Steve Welsh (Vocals)
Tommy Cain (Guitars)
Sean Blanchard (Guitars)
Thomas Murphy (Bass)
Nick Trajanovski (Drums)

Source: AFM Records

www.afm-records.com

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