December 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

JEFF SCOTT SOTO With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: Las Vegas Concert Footage Available

Video footage of legendary hard rock singer Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA on November 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada can be viewed below. In a recent interview with Sweden's Metal Shrine, Soto stated about his involvement with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, "I've known the musical director and guitar player, Al Pitrelli ...

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CRIMFALL Completes Work On New Album

Finnish folk metal band CRIMFALL has issued the following update: "We are currently holding the mastered version of our second album in our hands. Mastering was done by our dear neighbor Jens Bogren [OPETH, SOILWORK, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH] at Fascination Street [in Örebro, Sweden]... And it sounds awesome.... brutal and HUGE!!! Actually it was ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules Las Vegas In-Store

Former DREAM THEATER and current AVENGED SEVENFOLD touring drummer Mike Portnoy will take part in a signing session at Sam Ash in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m. Sam Ash 2747 S. Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89109 Phone: 702-734-0007 Drum-cam footage of Portnoy performing the songs "Almost Easy" and "Welcome ...

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MEGADETH Drummer Comments On Latest GRAMMY Nomination

MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover has commented on the band's latest nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. "Best Metal Performance" nominees: * IRON MAIDEN - "El Dorado" (from "The Final Frontier") * KORN - ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage Of Second Pratteln Show Posted Online

AVANTASIA — the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet — kicked off its "The Metal Opera Comes To Town" world tour 2010 this past Tuesday night (November 30) at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Joining Sammet in AVANTASIA's touring lineup are a number of special guests, including GAMMA RAY/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen, Bob Catley (MAGNUM), ...

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THERION, LEAVES' EYES Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION and LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place October 21-23 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping ...

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HOLY GRAIL Interviewed By ExploreMusic (Video)

Adam of ExploreMusic recently conducted an interview with Los Angeles metallers HOLY GRAIL. You can now watch the chat below. HOLY GRAIL's first-ever video, "My Last Attack", can be viewed below. Directed by Shawn Bannon, the clip was shot on the band's home turf of Hollywood and shows the group performing up close and personal ...

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