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SCORPIONS – ‘Big City Nights’ – A Look At A Terrific Greatest Hits CD From 1998

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Many years ago, I bought this cool Scorpions CD: Big City Nights (Rebound Records). I remember buying it new and it was pretty cheap; the price was around $5 or so. I believe it was Walmart that had this CD too; sometimes my memory amazes me, despite not remembering what I ate for dinner yesterday. Truth. Here is a one-sentence rant before I continue: Scorpions should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!!

Okay, I shall continue onward. I love this band. Every era of Scorpions I love. I was fortunate to see them headline the M3 Rock Festival back in 2010, with my great/best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale. What a fun time. Just about every song on this Big City Nights compilation was performed by the Scorpions at that M3 Rock Festival; at least to the best of my (once again) amazing memory. Chuckle, chuckle. I’ve presented the tracklist for this CD below, no worries.

I have grown extremely tired of Still Loving You and I’m certain I’m not alone. That song never really hit me. No big deal for it’s the only Scorpions song out of their iconic catalog that I just skip over. Rock You Like A Hurricane is teetering on the edge of being tiresome for me. What saves this song for me at this point is the guitar solo. Enough negativity! I do get psyched out of my cranium by Can’t Live Without You, No One Like You, Big City Nights and Rhythm Of Love. All these songs I’ve mentioned in this post are on this CD.

I’m happy I bought this Scorpions CD when I did. I have no plans to get rid of it either. That’s a good thing, due to my selling off of many CDs in recent years. As you look over the tracklist on the back of this CD, you’ll see there are 4 songs that are live versions. The live songs are from the stupendous World Wide Live from 1985, with the exception of Wind Of Change which is from Live Bites (1995).

Granted, this CD compilation is missing many classic Scorpions songs; heck, it’s only one CD and I’m certain it was never meant to be a definitive Scorpions greatest hits package. Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey, I truly appreciate it. Please stay safe out there, help out one another and… Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

STONE.

KING GORM – RELEASE NEW SINGLE

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

San Diego throwback rockers KING GORM have just released their new single “Beyond Black Rainbow” via their Bandcamp. The song is recommended for fans of Rainbow and Deep Purple.

Listen to the song here: https://kinggorm.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-black-rainbow-2

Track Listing:
 1.Intro

2. Freedom Calls

3. Four Heroes

4. Irondale Burning

5. Song From Brighter Days

6. Beyond Black Rainbow

7. The Witch of Irondale

8. Slaughter the King

9. Ultimate Reality

Francis Roberts – electric guitar, vocals, music & lyrics (Old Man Wizard, ex-Dread Crew of Oddwood)

Erich Beckmann – bass guitar (Kirby’s Dream Band, Grim Luck)

Dylan Marks – drums, percussion, vocals (Beekeeper, Fermentor)

Saki Chan – Hammond organ, ARP Odyssey, mellotron, vocals

More KING GORM:
https://www.facebook.com/king.gorm.usa/
https://www.instagram.com/king.gorm/

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE KING GORM.

STONE.

My Recent Metal Music Purchases – METAL CHURCH, CULTURAL WARFARE And A Classic Rock Gem!

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

METAL CHURCH have been on a surging comeback the last several years and we can all thank the Metal Gods for that! I needed to buy their recent release From The Vault on cassette, so I can play it loud in my very old and beloved car. During this pandemic, I purchased this cassette online directly from the mighty Rat Pak Records. METAL CHURCH are incredible to their fans and an experience to see in concert. I had to throw that in. Dig it?

CULTURAL WARFARE deliver the Thrash bounty on their EP Future Kill. I just discovered this outstanding band too. These dudes are from Oakland, California and each band member is obviously seasoned with their Bay Area Thrash Metal roots. Get this, I compare their overall sound to our East Coast Thrash Metal icon, aka, OVERKILL. Hey, that’s a superb Metal compliment! Another pandemic purchase I made online, buying this CD directly from M-Theory Audio.

Right before all hell broke loose with the evil coronavirus, I grabbed this cassette tape version of TRIUMPH‘s Never Surrender. A classic. I bought it at a Goodwill store for a meager 99 cents! It plays like new too. Please ignore that yucky price sticker on the cassette box; I’m going to remove it eventually with the magical Goo Gone. Never Surrender released way back in 1982. Heck, Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge was born back in 1982; on June 21st to be exact. Now I feel kinda old.

Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey and reading this post. I appreciate it more than you know. Leave a comment if you like! In Metal We Trust. Stay safe out there. – Stone

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

KILTER – Win Best Jazz EP Award

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on May 16, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Jazz trio KILTER are pleased to announce that they have won the best Jazz EP award from the Independent Music Awards for their self-titled 2018 EP!

Band leader Laurent David commented: “We are very happy to win the Independent Music Award with our Debut-Ep! This one was the beginning of our process of how-to-mix-two-of-our-influences: Jazz and Metal music, which lead us to AXIOM album.”

Listen to the EP here: https://kiltertrio.bandcamp.com/album/kilter-ep

Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards, produced by Music Resource Group, honors the exceptional work by indie creatives from around the globe. The planet’s most diverse music awards program honors artistry and daring rather than streams and social reach and celebrates everything that makes indie music authentic and unique.

This year’s winning projects were culled from thousands of Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video and Visual Design submissions from 73 countries on 6 continents; Nominees were announced earlier this year.

Over the course of its history, the program has recognized an eclectic roster of established and emerging talent including: Killer Mike, Melissa Auf der Maur, Valerie June, Macy Gray, Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger, Flying Lotus, Lacuna Coil, Passenger, fun., JD McPherson, Team Me, Radio Radio, …And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Meghan Trainor, Lionel Loueke, Girl in a Coma, Apples in stereo, Masta Ace, Le Bouef Brothers, Pokey LaFarge, Julianna Hatfield, RuPaul and many, many more indie innovators from around the world.

The winning projects were selected by influential judging panelists including: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, Dee Snider, Drowning Pool, Roberta Flack, Jaci Velasquez, Coolio, Joshua Bell, Beth Gibbons, Joe Satriani and many more indie creatives, top recording artists and industry influencers.

Source: Dewar PR

LONG LIVE KILTER.

STONE.

Check Out My FOUNDRY Autographed Band Photo!

Posted in 1950's rock and roll bands, Metal with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Sometime back in January of this year, I discovered that (Hard Rock supergroup) FOUNDRY were selling their band photos autographed for only five bucks! Plus this included 2 large band logo stickers. Whoa! I jumped on that offer like greased lightning! This cool discovery was on the band’s facebook timeline. There was an automatic entry to win a band signed guitar from FOUNDRY, with this purchase. Another prize was concert tickets to see FOUNDRY for life.

I didn’t win the guitar. I didn’t hear about winning the lifetime concert tickets either. Hell, I never win shit. I could enter a contest being the ONLY entry and I’d still lose. Still, owning this autographed photo is a delight and no I’m not selling it or trading it.

FOUNDRY as shown on the above autographed photo: Chris Iorio (guitarist), Marc Brattin (drummer), Mark Boals (vocalist) and Björn Englén (bassist).

That’s the sticker above. I’m not gonna stick it onto anything at the moment; gonna keep it as a collectible item. Okay, since I have 2 of the stickers I’ll slap one on the back of my old car. Maybe. Thank you for reading about my stuff, I greatly appreciate it. Stay safe out there and cherish life, liberty and Rock ‘N Roll. – Stone

For more info on this fabulous band: Foundry

LONG LIVE FOUNDRY.

STONE.

BARONESS – Gold & Grey Tour Dates Announced For Mexico And South America

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock concerts, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 1, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

BARONESS have announced their Gold & Grey Tour in Mexico and South America for this June. Tickets become available HERE on Friday, April 5 at 10amET.

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

STONE.

Guitarist Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders/Brother Cane) To Release New Album

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 18, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Damon Johnson Kicks Off 2019 With New Release

MEMOIRS OF AN UPRISING

via Double Dragon Records

First Single “Shivering Shivering” Available 1/25

March 8th Album Available for Pre-Order Now

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January 18, 2019  – Today, Double Dragon Records reveals the artwork and release date for Memoirs of an Uprising, the self-produced new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist, Damon Johnson. The album is set for release on March 8, 2019 with pre-orders beginning January 25, 2019. Fans who pre-order Memoirs of an Uprising  will receive the album’s debut single, Shivering Shivering, as an instant grat track.  Orders for a limited edition Red Vinyl pressing of the album can be placed here.

After incredible runs with the bands he co-founded, Black Star Riders and 90’s chart toppers, Brother Cane, Damon Johnson found himself in spring of 2018 in a surprising position. Johnson had just completed a coast to coast tour with BSR supporting Judas Priest, as well as select reunion performances with Thin Lizzy, when he realized there were two things he couldn’t stop thinking about; his family and his music. Would 2019 finally be the year Johnson gives full focus to the music he kept hearing in his mind, composing an album, a true collection of songs that represented his personal vision, plus have the final say about his tour calendar? The answer was a resounding, YES!

Johnson explains, “After that Priest tour I was feeling anxious about some things: getting older, where my career would be in 10 years, how much time I was continually spending (mostly in foreign countries) away from my wife and our two youngest kids…plus I was sitting on a near completed solo album of the most honest music I’ve ever made. Ignoring some hard truths could not be a part of my deal anymore.” So Johnson made the decision to part ways with Black Star Riders, finish his album, and start over…this time completely on his own name.

The resulting album, Memoirs Of An Uprising is a collection that is both fierce and diverse – a powerful springboard for the musician to start his next chapter. Collaborating with his longtime friend and songwriter, Jim “Johnny Blade” Troglen, Johnson began assembling a group of songs in divergent tempos and grooves that appealed to his musical side and then laced them with lyrical themes of betrayal and revenge. “The first two songs we put together were “Shivering Shivering” and “Dallas Coulda Been A Beatdown” and I knew we were off to a great start,” says Johnson. Throughout Memoirs Of An Uprising there are musical events that are strictly meant to get bodies moving, like “Dallas…” and “Making Peace With This Wicked Beast.”  There are some truly challenged literary actors in “We Got A System” and “The World Keeps Spinning Round.” When it is suggested that this could be a concept album, Johnson says, “As much as I’d prefer to steer clear of that label, there is no denying these 10 songs can be consumed in one listen and feel like a complete story.”

Listen to sample of the thunderous first single, “Shivering Shivering”  HERE.

Album pre-order is available HERE.

Track Listing for Memoirs Of An Uprising:

Shivering Shivering

Dallas Coulda Been a Beatdown

Down on Me

We Got a System

Call It a Trade

Rage with Me

So Brutal

The World Keeps Spinning Round

Making Peace with This Wicked Beast

Glorious

With a busy year ahead, Johnson will perform his first shows of 2019  at the end of January and continue throughout the year. Partial listing below with more to come.

Tour Dates:

1/29 – New York NY – Iridium
1/30 – New York NY – Iridium
2/14 – Helena MT – Lewis & Clark
2/15 – Fresno CA – Tower Theater Lounge
5/8 – Nashville TN – The Basement East w/The Winery Dogs

Source: MAD Ink PR

LONG LIVE DAMON JOHNSON.

STONE.

ACCEPT – Are Going On Until The Day They Die

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Wolf Hoffmann, Mark Tornillo, Uwe Lulis and Christopher Williams are ready to rock! We are heartbroken over Peter Baltes departure, but with our iron will ACCEPT will continue to bring you metal forever. Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017 was just released November 23rd, 2018 and we will bring the show to you in 2019, see ACCEPTworldwide.com for dates! You cant believe what is going on here, it is amazing!

ARE ACCEPT GOING ON? Yes …until the day we die!

ACCEPT has just released a live set, “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017”, via Nuclear Blast.

Visit www.ACCEPTworldwide.com for more information.

Source:

MICHAEL BRANDVOLD MARKETING

LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

STONE.

HERMAN FRANK “Fight The Fear” – New Studio Album Releases On February 8th, 2019, via AFM Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

AFM Records are thrilled to announce the new HERMAN FRANK album Fight The Fear.

Introducing Heavy Metal veteran HERMAN FRANK to the crowd is just meaningless, like carry coals to Newcastle. The guitarist has been an integral part of the German metal scene since the early 80s. From ACCEPT to VICTORY to his solo project starting in 2009 and his work as a producer.

Fight The Fear, releases by AFM Records on February 8th, 2019 and is the fourth studio album of his band’s history.

Fight The Fear thrills with Herman’s guitar attacks, killer riffs and outstanding, powerful vocals with good hook lines and catchy choruses. A Teutonic Metal fireworks as it could not be better!

Track List:
1. Until The End
2. Fear
3. Terror
4. Sinners
5. Hatred
6. Hail & Row
7. Hitman
8. Stay Down
9. Rock You
10. Don’t Cross The Line
11. Are You Ready
12. Wings Of Destiny
13. Waiting For The Night
14. Lost In Heaven

The album will be available as Digipak, clear orange, gatefold 2 Vinyl (ltd. to 250 units) and black 2-gatefold vinyl which is available here: https://shop.afm-records.de/de/herman-frank/

LONG LIVE HERMAN FRANK.

STONE.

AVANTASIA “Moonglow” – Releases On February 1st, 2019

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on November 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Here is the official press release of The record label:

The wait is finally over! Tobias Sammet is pleased to announce the release of the upcoming AVANTASIA masterpiece Moonglow on February 1, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time round, Tobias worked not only with well-known faces such as Ronnie Atkins, Jørn Lande, Eric Martin, Geoff Tate, Michael Kiske or Bob Catley but also with new singers like Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch and Mille Petrozza who help to vitalize the new AVANTASIA record. Its cover artwork was created by Alexander Jansson.

Comments Tobias Sammet: “It’s alive! After more than two years of hard work – and what felt like 71 overnight shifts back to back recently – we’re ready to unleash Moonglow upon the universe. I believe it’s the most adorned and detailed album we’ve ever produced. Not over ambitious, but there is a lot of love for detail in there. AVANTASIA is the ultimate playground for a musician’s wildest fantasies to come true: Celtic elements, world music elements, big choirs, atmospheric stuff, amazing guest vocal performances and of course all that wrapped up in what I consider to be the typical AVANTASIA sound. Someone in the music business just told me that the embellished nature of the sound makes it hard to market it, it doesn’t fit in the contemporary musical landscape and “if you take a look around, no one really sounds like that.” – EXACTLY! THANK YOU! I can’t wait to release Moonglow, take my friends of the AVANTASIA family and hit the road for the big Moonglow World Tour.

Moonglow – Track List:

01. Ghost In The Moon
02. Book Of Shallows
03. Moonglow
04. The Raven Child
05. Starlight
06. Invincible
07. Alchemy
08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
09. Lavender
10. Requiem For A Dream
11. Maniac
Bonus Track:
12. Heart

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For more band info: Avantasia

LONG LIVE AVANTASIA.

STONE.

BONFIRE To Release “Legends” Covers Double Album On October 19th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 7, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From AFM Records:

A special release by German hard’n’heavy legends BONFIRE! The band delivers an extensive covers album, titled “Legends”, on October 19th.

Find out more about their upcoming “Bonfire And Friends” tour here: www.bonfireandfriends.de

CD1
01. Africa
02. Hold The Line
03. Rosanna
04. Man On The Silver Mountain
05. I Surrender
06. Stone Cold
07. Death Alley Driver
08. Black Masquerade
09. Burning Heart
10. Eye Of Tiger
11. Caught In The Game
12. Doctor Doctor
13. Lights Out
14. Rock Bottom
15. Child In Time

CD2
01. Jet City Woman
02. Silent Lucidity
03. Eyes Of A Stranger
04. Tears In The Rain
05. The First Time
06. Save Up All Your Tears
07. Hot Cherie
08. Dr. Love
09. Hallelujah
10. Rebellion
11. Heavy Metal Breakdown
12. Love Don’t Lie
13. I Wanna Be Loved
14. King Of Dreams
15. Frei Wie Die Geier
16. Erinnerung
17. Alt Wie Ein Baum

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

LONG LIVE BONFIRE.

STONE.

BABYLON SHAKES – Sign With HighVolMusic

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Babylon Shakes – Vintage Sleaze

Sleaze rockers BABYLON SHAKES has signed a deal with HighVolMusic. Trashy 70s inspired glam hits the rock n roll gutter. Former Last Call Messiahs front-man and guitarist Chris Clark along with drummer Jeff Mortimer and bassist Gary Jordan have combined talents to create the sleaziest high class fashion disaster this side of Hanoi Rocks. Heavily inspired by Aerosmith, NY Dolls and all things rock n roll.

BABYLON SHAKES recently issued a self-released EP titled ‘Exile to the Velvet Lounge’ Volume One along with the video ‘Velveteen Libertine’. The follow-up Volume Two EP is currently being recorded and will be released via HighVolMusic. A full-length BABYLON SHAKES release is scheduled for 2019.

Source:

LONG LIVE BABYLON SHAKES.

BABYLON SHAKES F’N ROCKS.

STONE.

Power Metal Icons IRON FIRE Announce May 4th Release of ‘Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary’ on Crime Records

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal with tags , , , , , on April 2, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Power Metal Icons IRON FIRE have announced the May 4 release of double-CD Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary on Crime Records. The album, which includes a special collection of demos, live tracks, covers, and three new songs, will be available on double-CD Digipack CD and digital formats. The label released the following statement concerning the forthcoming historical Metal document:

“So now it’s been twenty years since five young guys from the Danish country side decided that power metal should be the first step on their quest to glory. The name Iron Fire came up and carved in stone that these Danes meant to be real, and despite their young age, forge catchy power metal rooted in the classics of Helloween and Running Wild. As the journey continued, ups and downs turned and reformed the band into the trio of today. And now that trio is looking back, and in their wish to celebrate 20 years of power metal, a selection of demo songs has found its way to a double album. Along with three brand new songs Iron Fire provides old songs in the original pre-album versions as well as previously unreleased material. This is the raw and pure, from the heart of Iron Fire. Enjoy!”

Track List:
Disc 1
1. Dawn of Creation
2. Redux (Coming Home)
3.The Other Side
4.A Token of My Hatred (Cover)
5.King at Any Cost (Demo)
6. This Kids (Cover)
7. Kill for Metal (Live)
8. Slaughter of Souls (Live)
9.Final Odyssey (Live)
10. Among the Dead (Demo)
11. Tornado of Sickness (Demo)
12. Still Alive (Demo)
13. My Awakening (Demo)
14. Enter Oblivion (Demo)


Disc 2
1. Thunderstorm (Demo)
2. Glory to the King (Demo)
3. Defender of the Ring (Demo)
4. Prophecy of Pain (Demo)
5. Flames of Revenge (Demo)
6. Millennium Warriors (Demo)
7. Black Heart (Demo)
8. Vengeance from Hell (Demo)
9. Days of Tragedy (Demo)
10.Fire God (Demo)
11. From the North (Demo)
12. Hall of Heroes (Demo)
13. Brothers United (Demo)
14. Jerusalem (Demo)

Pre-order Bonus CD Track Listing:

1. Intro – Blade of Triumph

2. Bridges Will Burn

3. Prince of Agony

4. Steel Invaders

5. Thunderstorm

6. Outro – Odins Call

Pre-orders for Dawn of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary will be available April 6, along with the release of a lyric video and digital single. Those pre-ordering the album will be rewarded with an official bootleg live recording of IRON FIRE‘s 2007 Stuttgart show. Digital Download will be available for pre-order at iTunes on the same day.

Source:

www.facebook.com/ironfiredk

crimerecords.no/artists/iron-fire

www.facebook.com/crimerecordsno/

LONG LIVE IRON FIRE.

LONG LIVE POWER METAL.

STONE.

MOS GENERATOR – Washington Heavy Rock Trio To Release Shadowlands Full-Length Via Listenable Records This May; Live Dates With Fu Manchu Confirmed

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 25, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Long-running Washington-based heavy rock trio MOS GENERATOR will release a new full-length this May via Listenable Records. Titled Shadowlands, the eight-track studio offering was recorded in three sessions — June 2017, November 2017, and January 2018 — at the HeavyHead Recording Company in Port Orchard, Washington and comes swathed in the cover art of Adam Burke [Pilgrim, Satan’s Satyrs, Hooded Menace, Artificial Brain et al].

“Right from the opening song, Shadowlands is a record that, to me, feels more honest than our previous releases,” relays founding guitarist/vocalist/principal songwriter Tony Reed. “On this record, I introduce many other styles that I enjoy but they are intertwined so subtly that it doesn’t interrupt the classic MOS GENERATOR sound. That is a balance I’ve been looking for over the last few albums and I think the presence of [drummer] Jon Garrett and [bassist] Sean Booth have a lot to do with achieving that balance. It’s a heavy rock record that breaths and if I had to describe it further I would say it mixes ’70s style heavy rock, progressive rock, and also has some weird ’80s and ’90s underground rock nuances.”

Shadowlands will see release via Listenable Records in Europe on May 11th followed by a US street date of May 18th with preorder info to be announced in the coming weeks.

Shadowlands – Track Listing:
1. Shadowlands
2. The Destroyer
3. Drowning In Your Loving Cup
4. Stolen Ages
5. Gamma Hydra
6. The Blasting Concept
7. Woman Song
8. The Wild & Gentle Dogs

In advance of the release of Shadowlands, MOS GENERATOR will take on a month-long, cross-country US tour. Set to commence on April 20th, the Road Rats Tour 2018 will run through May 26th and includes sixteen dates supporting Fu Manchu! See all confirmed shows below.

MOS GENERATOR:
4/20/2018 Hogfish – Couer d’Alene, ID
4/21/2018 Rocky Mountain Riff Fest – Kalispell, MT
4/25/2018 The Valley – Tacoma, WA
4/26/2018 The Haul – Grants Pass, OR
4/27/2018 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
4/28/2018 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
4/29/2018 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
4/30/2018 The Kraken – Cardiff, CA
w/ Fu Manchu:
5/01/2018 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2018 Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
5/04/2018 Barracuda – Austin, TX
5/05/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
5/07/2018 Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
5/08/2018 Kings – Raleigh, NC
5/09/2018 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
5/10/2018 Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA *
5/11/2018 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/12/2018 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
5/13/2018 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
5/14/2018 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY *
5/15/2018 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
5/16/2018 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
5/17/2018 El Club – Detroit, MI
5/18/2018 The Baby G – Toronto, ON *
5/19/2018 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/20/2018 Total Drag Records – Sioux Falls, SD *
5/22/2018 Streets of London Pub – Denver, CO
5/23/2018 Streets of London Pub – Denver, CO
5/25/2018 Substation – Seattle, WA*
5/26/2018 The Manette – Bremerton, WA *
** MOS GENERATOR only

MOS GENERATOR formed during the Winter of 2000 in Port Orchard, Washington from the ashes of a decade-long on-again-off-again collaboration between its three members, all of which are long time veterans of the road and studio. The need to strip down to the basics of hard rock was apparent from the start and continues to be the foundation for the band’s recent material.

MOS GENERATOR has released seven studio albums, a retrospective album, a live album, and a plethora of split releases. 2015 brought in a new rhythm section and touring possibilities far beyond the limitations of the original lineup. This new lineup has changed the band into a relentless touring machine, delivering critically acclaimed performances both states and abroad. “They are so good,” gushed Maximum Volume Music, “you end up wanting to round-up a couple of mates, buy a Transit, form a three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band and go on tour.”

MOS GENERATOR:
Tony Reed – guitar, vocals, keyboards
Sean Booth – bass
Jon Garrett – drums

“It’s as pure an example of heavy rock as I’ve heard.” JJ Koczan – The Obelisk

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Source:

* For more band/label info:

http://www.facebook.com/MosGenerator

http://www.instagram.com/mos_generator
http://www.facebook.com/listenablerecs

 LONG LIVE MOS GENERATOR.

STONE.

BAPTISTS – To Release Third Album, “Beacon Of Faith”, Via Southern Lord On May 25th; New Track “Capsule” Now Streaming

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Vancouver’s BAPTISTS announce their third full-length album, Beacon Of Faith, now confirmed for release through Southern Lord on May 25th. The album’s brooding “Capsule” has been made available for streaming.

Beacon Of Faith broadly follows the same trajectory as the album’s predecessors, Bushcraft (2013) and Bloodmines (2014) – combining the style of raw adrenaline-fueled emotion, venomous vocal delivery, gigantic guitar sound, and a visceral rhythmic propulsion – a sonic manifestation of desolate rage, bolstered by a palpable sense of urgency. The album is densely packed, yet BAPTISTS‘ sound is far from claustrophobic. There is melody amongst the dissonance, as the band more deeply explore the noise rock vistas that have always underpinned their sound.

Lyrics are drawn from the members’ direct experience of a broken society and general discontentment with everyday life. A multitude of issues are in the firing line, from the Canadian court system, issues surrounding substance abuse, mental health, and how the more fortunate, “tend to dismiss people who have been dealt a less-fortunate hand,” as guitarist Danny also reflects.

Beacon Of Faith was recorded at Godcity in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou in July 2017, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.

Hear BAPTISTS’ “Capsule” now at THIS LOCATION or below:

Southern Lord will release Beacon Of Faith on all formats on May 25th; watch for additional updates in the weeks ahead.

“Capsule” Lyrics:
Passing cheeks
A faucet’s drip
The right amount to
Anoint the pit
Saturation
Prevents the clunk
But I want to feel it
As it goes down
Taste what’s going to move me
Before I
Have fucking changed
The tablet drops
An essence seeps
Past consumption
Post misuse
Destination
Informed conceit
A planned reprieve
From culture’s feats

Beacon Of Faith Track Listing:

  1. Worse Than Hate
  2. Absolved Of Life/Spent Cells
  3. Beacon Of Faith
  4. Gift Taker
  5. Capsule
  6. Outbreeding
  7. Vicarious Trauma
  8. Victim Services
  9. Indigo Child
  10. Eulogy Template
  11. Bevel Down
  12. Carbide
  13. Nostrovia

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* For more band/label info:

http://baptists.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/BAPTISTS/111676572202547
http://www.southernlord.com
http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

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BAPTISTS:

Andrew Drury – vocals

Danny Marshall – guitar

Sean Hawryluk – bass

Nick Yacyshyn – drums

 LONG LIVE BAPTISTS.

STONE.

Every Mother’s Nightmare Announce Tour Dates

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Still Grindin’ Tour 2018

Memphis, Tennesse ‘longhaired country boys’ Every Mother’s Nightmare has released the first and second leg of their Still Grindin’ Tour in support of the latest release GRIND.

East Coast – May 1 – May 6
5/1/2018    Revolution Music Hall    Amityville, NY
5/2/2018    Blackthorn 51    Queens, NY
5/3/2018    The Vault    New Bedford, MA
5/4/2018    Little Theater    Springvale, ME
5/5/2018    TBA
5/6/2018    Cancun Cantina    Hanover, MD
5/12/2018  Rockhouse Live Fest (Midtown)   Memphis, TN

West Coast – June 20 – July 7
6/20/2018    BLK Live    Scottsdale, AZ
6/21/2018    Whiskey A Go Go    Hollywood, CA
6/22/2018    Fulton 55    Fresno, CA
7/1/2018      Studio Seven    Seattle, WA
7/6/2018      Liquid Joe’s    Salt Lake City, UT

More dates to be announced

GRIND was released on October 6th, 2017 via HighVolMusic and is receiving high praise and accolades by the media and music industry. In addition to the east and west coast runs, Every Mother’s Nightmare are working on  dates in the south as well as thru Texas before heading over to Europe in November.

EMN is currently working on a new video to be released in time for the May tour. As previously reported, original drummer Jim Phipps returned to the band back in October.

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LONG LIVE EMN.

STONE.

German Label STF Records Has Announced The Signing Of THE TORCH To A Worldwide Deal

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Sweden’s The Torch have inked a deal with German STF Records for the worldwide release and promotion of their sophomore album ”Chasing Light”.

The album was recorded and produced in Gothenburg at Studiofonic by Sebastian ”Basse” Olsson who previously worked with Avatar, among others. Mixing and mastering was handled by Dan Laskiewicz (The Acacia Strain, LGND) in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The sound on ”Chasing Light” could best be described as a heavy trip to the 90’s, in the vein of monumental bands like Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, only with a twist of it’s own.

The release date for “Chasing Light” is yet to be confirmed, but it is set to be in the first half of 2018.

Source:

* For more band info:

FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/thetorchband

LABEL:

http://www.stf-records.de/

LONG LIVE THE TORCH.

STONE.

ACT OF DEFIANCE – To Kick Off US Headlining Tour

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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ACT OF DEFIANCE, the heavy metal group featuring the talents of Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr), will kick off their US headlining tour. The three-week trek will commence in San Diego, California March 1st and conclude in Fresno, California on March 24th. Support will be provided by Shattered Sun. Additionally, ACT OF DEFIANCE will join Armored Saint on the previously announced Symbol Of Salvation tour this summer. See all confirmed dates below.

ACT OF DEFIANCE w/ Shattered Sun:
3/01/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/02/2018 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA (Free Show!)
3/03/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
3/04/2018 The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
3/06/2018 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
3/07/2018 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
3/08/2018 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
3/09/2018 BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
3/10/2018 Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
3/11/2018 The Ruins Live – Oklahoma City, OK
3/12/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
3/13/2018 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
3/14/2018 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
3/15/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
3/16/2018 The Outpost – Kent, OH
3/17/2018 Back Bar – Janesville, WI
3/18/2018 The Drinkery – Omaha, NE
3/20/2018 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/2018 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
3/23/2018 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
3/24/2018 Full Circle Brewing – Fresno, CA
w/ Armored Saint:
7/10/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
7/11/2018 Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
7/13/2018 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
7/14/2018 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
7/15/2018 Petite Campus – Montreal, QC
7/17/2018 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
7/18/2018 The Cambridge @ House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
7/20/2018 Shelter – Detroit, MI
7/21/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
7/22/2018 Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
8/16/2018 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
8/17/2018 Parish @ House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
8/18/2018 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
 

ACT OF DEFIANCE released their latest studio album, Old Scars, New Wounds, via Metal Blade Records in September of 2017. The record debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums charts, as well as #58 on the Canadian Hard Music Charts upon its release. The album, which Team Rock calls, “technical, extreme metal that’s as versatile as it is hard-hitting,” is available now via metalblade.com/actofdefiance.

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* For more ACT OF DEFIANCE:

http://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic
http://instagram.com/actofdefiance
http://twitter.com/actofdefiance

Source:

LONG LIVE ACT OF DEFIANCE.

STONE.

JOE SATRIANI: BEYOND THE SUPERNOVA Documentary Set to Air on AXS TV – TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 10pE/7pP

Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 28, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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GROUNDBREAKING GUITAR VIRTUOSO JOE SATRIANI CONTEMPLATES THE FUTURE OF HIS CAREER IN THE BROADCAST PREMIERE OF THE 2017 DOCUMENTARY JOE SATRIANI: BEYOND THE SUPERNOVA ON TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 10pE/7pP

The Film is Directed by Satriani’s Son, ZZ, and Captures the Rock Legend During the Asian & European Legs of His Acclaimed “Surfing To Shockwave World Tour”

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Los Angeles, CA (February 28, 2018)AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, takes viewers on an unforgettable journey with one of rock’s greatest guitar gurus in the broadcast premiere of the 2017 documentary Joe Satriani: Beyond The Supernova airing on Tuesday, March 6, at 10pE/7pP.

Directed by Satriani’s talented filmmaker son, ZZ Satriani, Beyond The Supernova is a deeply personal introspective that captures the legendary virtuoso at a pivotal point as he contemplates the future of his career, 30 years after the release of his groundbreaking multi-platinum masterpiece Surfing With The Alien. Traveling throughout Asia and Europe on his acclaimed “Surfing To Shockwave World Tour,” Satriani reflects on his legacy and plots his next steps, while performing music from his landmark 15TH studio album, Shockwave Supernova, and giving viewers a unique glimpse into the autobiographical elements of the record and its role in helping him determine the creative direction that he is heading towards. In addition to Satriani, Beyond The Supernova features appearances and performances by former Frank Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally, versatile bassist Bryan Beller, and prolific percussionist Marco Minnemann, as well as special cameos by fellow guitar masterminds Steve Vai and Guthrie Govan. The film received high praise from critics and fans when it was highlighted last October at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Encore broadcasts of Joe Satriani: Beyond The Supernova will air immediately following the premiere on March 6 at 12aE/9pP, and again on Sunday, March 11 at 12pE/9aE.

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* Source: MAD Ink PR

LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

STONE.

SLAYER – Headlining Secret Solstice 2018 In Reykjavík, Iceland, This June!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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The iconic SLAYER will be performing at Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland.

For more information please visit: http://secretsolstice.is/

For more info on SLAYER: Slayer

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY SLAYER.

STONE.

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