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Old School Metal Records To Release ANTIDOTE: The Rock Years On June 9th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 2, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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The album brings together tracks from the band’s late 80’s/early 90’s foray into Hard Rock

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New York City die-hards ANTIDOTE have teamed with Old School Metal Records to unearth an overlooked era in the band’s storied history.

ANTIDOTE: The Rock Years features 12 remastered tracks from the band’s late 80’s/early 90’s foray into Hard Rock. Old School Metal Records will release the album June 9th on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Part of the first wave of American Hardcore, ANTIDOTE released the iconic Thou Shalt Not Kill in 1983, soon after the band first came together in New York City’s lower east side.

After shutting down as a Hardcore band in 1986, ANTIDOTE reunited as a Hard Rock outfit in 1988. Led by guitar player / principal songwriter Robb Nunzio & vocalist / filmmaker Drew Stone, the band was heavily influenced by Guns & Roses, Judas Priest and similar bands of the era. They soon released the Garrett Uhlenbrock (The Ramones) produced album Return 2 Burn on Metropolis Records.

The band was a mainstay on the circuit in New York City at the time including The Limelight, The Cat Club and L’amour with many of its contemporaries including Circus Of Power and Blitzspeer. ANTIDOTE released Viva Los Pendejos in 1991, but folded again for good a year later.

Following a 16 year hiatus, the band reunited in 2008 and is now enjoying a resurgence playing a combination of both styles. A compilation of the best tracks from multiple recordings from the ‘Rock era’ – including Return 2 Burn, We’re Comin Afta You and Road Warrior – have been compiled and remastered for this compilation release.

“Revisiting these tracks many years later was really great and now that they are remastered they sound better than ever” said Guitarist Nunzio.

“I am excited that the best of this era is finally going to see the light of day” said vocalist Drew Stone. “People in Europe have always requested these tracks and it’s nice that they are finally going to get the star treatment.”

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* For more info:

www.facebook.com/antidotenyhc1983

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Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF ANTIDOTE.

Stone.

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PARADOX – Reforms With Original Lineup!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on December 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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German Speed Metal pioneers Paradox are reforming after 28 years with their original line up! Charly Steinhauer (vocals/guitar), Markus Spyth (guitar), Roland Stahl (bass) and Axel Blaha (drums) – this was the original line up for their debut album “Product Of Imagination”, released in 1987.

Soon after, they were called the #1 German newcomer and were record of the month in several print magazines. The second album “Heresy” is also known as an old school Speed Metal classic.

PARADOX will play their official reunion show at German Bang Your Head Festival festival in Balingen (July 12th – 15th 2017) and after that at Harder Than Steel Festival in Dittigheim on September 30th 2017. They will play an old school set-list with songs from the first two albums.

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Source:

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

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LONG LIVE PARADOX.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

LIVING COLOUR JOIN AEROSMITH FOR BLUE ARMY TOUR; DATES BEGIN SATURDAY WITH HEADLINING DATES INTERSPERSED

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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GROUNDBREAKING ROCK BAND FINISHING WORK ON NEW ALBUM

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NEW YORK, June 11, 2015 – Living Colour, the multi-platinum rock band whose music Rolling Stone described as “an intoxicating brew of hard, grinding rock with splashes of funk, jazz, reggae and pop,” join Aerosmith for the band’s Blue Army tour. The dates kick off on Saturday, June 13 at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix.

“It’s incredibly exciting for us to open for one of America’s, and the world’s, most prominent rock bands,” said guitarist Vernon Reid of the summer outing.

The New York-based band will also be playing a series of headlining dates over the summer including a 4th of July performance at Brooklyn’s 44th Annual International African Arts Fest.

Living Colour – Tour Dates:

June 13 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
June 24 Evansville, IN Ford Center
June 30 Hidalgo, TX State Farm Arena
July 2 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall *
July 3 Uncasville, CT Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun *
July 4 Brooklyn, NY 44th Annual International African Arts Fest *
July 7 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
July 9 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Anaheim *
July 10 Salinas, CA California Rodeo Salinas
July 13 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
July 16 Victoria, BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
July 19 Ft. McMurray, AB SMS Stadium
July 22 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 25 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair
July 28 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater Northwest
August 4 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
August 7 Canton, OH Tom Bensen Hall of Fame Stadium
Sept. 11 – 13 Chicago, IL Riot Fest

* Living Colour headlining dates, more to be announced shortly.

Living Colour is wrapping up work on their fifth album, Shade. In a recent interview with Loudwire, singer Corey Glover said of the new album, “As time progresses, a shadow falls and it’s about the progression of time. We’re trying to dissect and really take the roots of the music that created us and take it to task.” Andre Betts, who has previously worked with the band, returned to produce a few tracks on the new offering.

Reid, in a feature for Guitar World, explained the album is influenced by Reid’s interest in how “the blues, hard rock and metal are connected. We’re not going to do a blues-rock record but the blues is very integral and important. So that conversation has been the underpinning of what we’ve been doing.”

Living Colour is: Will Calhoun (drums), Corey Glover (vocals), Vernon Reid (guitar) and Doug Wimbish (bass).

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more Living Colur:

www.facebook.com/livingcolour

www.twitter.com/livingcolour

www.livingcolour.com

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LONG LIVE LIVING COLOUR.

LONG LIVE AEROSMITH.

Stone.

BIG|BRAVE – Southern Lord Announces The Signing Of Montreal Trio

Posted in Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Southern Lord is pleased to announce the signing of Montreal trio, BIG|BRAVE.

The three-piece plays sincere, long-form out-rock that ventures in to different directions, at times mournful and unsettling, their music plays out in to moon-bleached grunge where serene vocals crumble over scraping guitars bled of melody.

The new BIG|BRAVE album is penciled in for a late summer release, recorded with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) at Hotel2Tango. This will add to a growing discography comprising their debut EP An Understanding Between People (2013) and the debut LP Feral Verdure, which they recorded at Paradise Studios with Jon Boles, and self-released in September 2014. There’s high expectation of great things to come…

Stay tuned for more news from Southern Lord and BIG|BRAVE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:

http://bigbrave.bandcamp.com

http://facebook.com/bigbravemusic

http://southernlord.com

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LONG LIVE BIG|BRAVE.

Stone.

ATRIA BOOKS SIGNS DEF LEPPARD LEAD GUITARIST PHIL COLLEN FOR MEMOIR

Posted in books, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , on May 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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(NEW YORK) – May 15, 2015. Atria Books has acquired North American and audio rights to a memoir by Phil Collen, lead guitarist for rock band Def Leppard for more than 30 years. ADRENALIZED: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond, written with veteran journalist and author Chris Epting and scheduled for publication on October 27, is the first book written by a member of the group that holds claim to being one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. Featuring personal, never-before-seen photos of Collen and his band mates on stage and off, Adrenalized is a fascinating account of the failures, triumphs, challenges, and rock-hard dedication it takes to make dreams come true.

“It’s fascinating for even me to look back at my life from working in a factory at 16 years old to eventually traveling the world selling over one hundred million records and all the experiences that come with that journey,” Collen says. “I realize that there is a constant evolution of ‘me’ that is still a work in progress even as I continue to be vital and dynamic in my same occupation for the past 35 years well into my late fifties.”

Def Leppard will be touring this summer with Styx and Tesla. The 48-date outing will kick off in Tampa, Fla., on June 23 and will wrap in Jacksonville., on Oct. 17.

The book was acquired by Atria’s Vice President and Editorial Director Peter Borland from Peter McGuigan at Foundry Literary+Media.

Phil Collen is the lead guitarist of the legendary rock band Def Leppard. He has been a vegetarian for thirty-one years, alcohol-free for twenty-eight years, and vegan for over four years, busting the myth of the classic rock star stereotype.

Atria Publishing Group is a division of Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Online, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. For more information about Atria, visit our website at http://imprints.simonandschuster.biz/atria.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

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LONG LIVE PHIL COLLEN.

Stone.

Outlaws & Moonshine Release New Single And Video

Posted in Music, music news, rock bands, rock music, southern rock with tags , , , on May 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Indiana southern rock band OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE released their new single and video for the track ‘WHISKEY’ today via HighVolMusic. ‘WHISKEY’ is currently available at iTunes and all other digital platforms.

OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE head to Red V Studios in New York on Memorial Day weekend to finish up recording their new EP. A working title, track listing, and physical release date will be revealed at a later date. More information can be found at www.outlawsandmoonshine.com.

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LONG LIVE OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE.

Stone.

JOE SATRIANI SETS RELEASE OF HIS 15TH STUDIO ALBUM – “SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA” ON JULY 24TH

Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, Music, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , on May 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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World Tour Begins September 17th in Europe – U.S. Tour Planned Early 2016

“CRYSTAL PLANET” – Satriani’s Sci-Fi Animation Series in the Works

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(Los Angeles – May 12, 2015) Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on July 24th, making him one of the first to utilize the new “Friday, Global Release Day” for music.

It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a “masterpiece” or “the last word on guitar” from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer. Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on September 18, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.

Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, a veteran of several Satch outings and recordings; along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller. “I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life,” says Satriani.

The album also sees Satriani once again joining forces co-producer and engineer John Cuniberti. Satch and Cuniberti share production on Shockwave Supernova, as they have on numerous albums – their shared history dates back to the guitar star’s 1986 debut album, Not Of This Earth and its follow-up, the platinum-selling, critically acclaimed, Surfing with the Alien.

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Minnemann and Beller handle the bulk of Shockwave Supernova’s rhythmic duties, with the exception of four cuts – the driving “Keep On Movin’,” full of wondrous Satch guitar wizardry and Keneally’s playful piano, “In My Pocket,” a deliciously greasy, souped-up take on Swing, along with “Crazy Joey” (a deliriously effervescent romp) and “Scarborough Stomp” (a relentless upbeat rocker) – find Satriani joined by another powerhouse rhythm section: the esteemed drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (whose work includes the likes of Frank Zappa, Sting, Paul Simon, among others) and Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney (whose resume includes Alanis Morrisette, Celine Dion and Rob Zombie, to name a few).

Recently, during the final performance of his two-year Unstoppable Momentum tour, Satriani had an epiphany; he found himself, “playing the guitar with my teeth an awful lot. I thought, ‘Why are you doing this?’ It’s as if something else, or somebody else, was driving me to do it.” Satriani seized upon this moment of self-realization as the springboard and creative center for his alter ego “Shockwave Supernova,” the outlandish and extroverted ‘performance side’ of the normally shy and reserved guitar virtuoso. With this new persona as partner, Satriani launched his wildly ambitious 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.

In a creative and engaging alternative venture, Satriani, a lifelong science fiction fan, has reached out to the future, through the medium of animation. Finally recognizing the on-stage symmetry with his alter ego allowed Satriani to also take a risk on this particular style of storytelling. He says, “Guitarist Ned Evett and I have created an animated series called Crystal Planet. The actual Crystal Planet is our very own Earth, set billions of years in the future. The hero of the show uses music generated by a unique electric guitar to travel through time while the show’s characters struggle to preserve the future and past of humankind.” More information on Crystal Planet and how and where fans will view the series will be coming shortly.

Fans are now able to pre-order the new album with an exclusive signed poster only at satriani.com. Joe will be selecting art for the poster from fan submitted art – check Joe’s FB page for more details (facebook.com/joesatriani). The album is available for pre-order on Amazon (http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_amzn) and iTunes (http://smarturl.it/satriani_SS_itunes) and will also be available to order as 2 LP 120 gram vinyl.

As was previously announced, Satriani and Steve Vai, will perform at a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and their good friend, Cliff Cultreri. “A Benefit for Cliff III” is set for Friday, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests, Animals As Leaders. In addition, Satriani and Vai, along with other artists, have graciously donated various items to be auctioned at the event. Among these items are autographed guitars as well as a chance to join Satriani’s “G4 Camp” taking place June 28 – July 2 in Cambria, CA.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

Stone.

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