February 2013 - Blabbermouth Archive

DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Play Benefit Concert To Support UMass Lowell Music Scholarships

On Thursday, February 21, keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER will present a benefit concert in Lowell, Massachusetts for the public and, for UMass Lowell music students, once-in-a-lifetime master classes. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will fund scholarships for UMass Lowell music students. Ticket prices: $40 and $33. Tickets ...

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Denmark's RISING To Enter Studio In The Spring

Since the release of the debut album "To Solemn Ash" (Exile On Mainstream) in October 2011, Danish metallers RISING have had an active year, playing over 50 shows, including two European tours, festival appearances at Spot (Denmark), Copenhell (Denmark) and Hultsfred (Sweden) and co-headlining the Danish MTV Headbangers Ball Tour in November. In between shows, ...

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Finnish Heavy Metal Pioneer Launches 'Band Mentoring' Service

Kimmo Kuusniemi, SARCOFAGUS founder, guitarist and filmmaker, has launched a band mentoring service to assist aspiring bands in going forward. This recognizes that it is not easy to make it in the over-saturated and troubled music business, but with proper planning and advice, supplementing hard work and determination, it can be done. As a band ...

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WARDRUNA To Release 'Yggdrasil' In April

Viking folk music constellation WARDRUNA — which features multi-instrumentalist Einar "Kvitrafn" Selvik, Kristian "Gaahl" Espedal (ex-GORGOROTH, GOD SEED), and vocalist Lindy Fay Hella — will release its second album, "Yggdrasil", in North America on April 2. "Yggdrasil" is the follow-up to 2009's "Gap Var Ginnunga" and is the second album in the group's planned "Runaljod" ...

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