There was a fire at the music studio owned by Tesla bassist Brian Wheat. Tesla kept their equipment and memoirabilia there. To see more info go to http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/News/tesla%2D0930/
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Kings Of Modesty just got their album "Hell Or Highwater" released in the US. They are a progressive metal band from Finland that has been around since 1994. Their current line-up was formed in 2007 and this is their first album.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Leaves' Eyes has had to cancel the rest of their North American tour including the scheduled show in Mexico. They tried to do as many shows as possible but with the cancellation of the tour with Kamelot they were not able to make up for the missed shows. Hopefully they'll be able to come back and have better luck next time.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Bangalore Choir (featuring David Reece who sang for Accept on 1989's "Eat The Heat") have released their first album in 18 years, "Cadence". You can find out more about the new album as well as hear some sample tracks at http://www.bangalorechoir.com/.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I have been noticing more and more bands putting out special editions of their albums. These special editions are more than just a couple of extra tracks, but now include expanded packages and artwork, bonus discs (both audio and/or DVD), and even more extras.
Monster Fest 2010 will be will he happening this weekend, Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 at the Merced County Fairgrounds. Gates will be open from 3:30pm-12:00am with over 30 bands playing including international artist Lynch Mob. You can check out their website at http://www.monsterfestrocks.com/.
I just updated my CD database. You can view my complete collection by clicking on http://truernrheaven.blogspot.com/p/my-cd-collection.html or use the navigation bar above.
Friday, September 24, 2010
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Sunday, September 19, 2010
Accept have announced the first dates for their tour in support of "Blood Of The Nations" which was released last week in the US. This is their first US tour in over 14 years. The band will have "Meet & Greets" have every show and have pleged to stay until the very last fan leaves. Check out the dates below:
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Black Tide have released the first song titled "Bury Me" from their upcoming album at http://www.blacktidemusic.com/buryme/Revealed.aspx. Be aware, you have to login using your Facebook page to listen to the new song.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Ozzy Osbourne has announced some dates for a North American arena tour starting on Nov. 12th. Current dates are all in the North West US and Canada. Dates announced so far are:
Mike Portnoy, founding member and leader of Dream Theater, has decided to leave the band after taking some time off and playing with some other bands this past year. It will be interesting to see what Dream Theater does in finding not only a new drummer but a song writer. You can read Mike Portnoy's and Dream Theater's press releases at dreamtheater.net.
Last week Kamelot announced they would be touring despite their lead singer Khan falling ill. Well, after rehearsing with Michael from Circus Maximus the band has decided to postpone the US tour until Khan is able to rejoin the band. For more information check out their blog on MySpace or their news section at kamelot.com.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Creation's End featuring Mike Dimeo (Masterplan/Riot) will be releasing their debut album "A New Beginning" on Sensory Records on November 9th. To hear a preview of the album as well as the complete track "Of Shadow And Flame" on their MySpace page.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
In my internet meanderings tonight I came across a couple of bands I found interesting and would be interested in what anyone else thinks about them. They have a couple of things in common, both have young female singers, Brooklyn from Picture Me Broken is 17 and Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless is only 16, and both have great voices. Here are a couple of videos from the bands:
Blackbird have finished recording their new album "Modern Day Saints" and will be releasing it soon. Check out their MySpace page where you can check out a couple of new tracks as well as some of their older songs, the band rocks, you won't be disappointed.
Mindsplit are a new band from Lion Music and will be releasing their debut album "Charmed Human Art Of Significance" On September 17th. Tracklisting for the CD is:
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Kamelot's singer Roy Khan has fallen ill with a as yet undiagnosed illness and has gone back to Norway to receive care from his physician. Do the timing of the upcoming tour that has been in the planning for over a year the band has asked Circus Maximus singer Michael Eriksen to step in for Roy with his blessing. I'm sure that everyone wishes for Roy to get better ASAP but it's cool that the tour will go on.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Kamelot have announced Swedish vocalist Elize Ryd of Amaranthe will be joining them on their North American Tour. Elize toured with Kamelot during their Summer Pandemonium Tour an European tour in the Spring. She will be part of the VIP meet and greet as well.