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British heavy metal legends Judas Priest has announced a series of headlining shows in the United Kingdom, as part of their Epitaph tour, which is being billed as their farewell trek. Joining them on the tour will be American progressive rock veterans Queensryche and up and comers Rival Sons.
The tour dates are as follows:
July 15 - Newport Centre - Newport, UK
July 16 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK
July 17 - The Dome - Doncaster, UK
July 19 - SECC - Glasgow, Scotland
July 20 - Metro Arena - Newcastle, UK
July 21 - Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
July 24 - BIC - Bournemouth, UK
American progressive heavy metal legends Queensryche has announced that they have signed a new deal with Roadrunner Records. The band are currently working on a new studio album. Speaking on the record, drummer Scott Rockenfeld said:
"Geoff (Tate) and I have really spent a lot of time together redesigning the Queensrÿche thing, which you’re going to love. It’s huge rock but with a great dance vibe to it, real modern dance. It’s kind of like Rage (For Order) through a time tunnel, bringing it into the now. There are a lot of electronic elements to it. It’s a big rock thing that is going to have a lot of color to it - it’s good and really intense."
Legendary progressive metallers Queensryche have revealed details regarding the band's upcoming re-release of the band's classic album "Empire." The re-issue set is to include two audio CDs, five postscards and a full sized flip out poster. "Empire: 20th Anniversary Edition" is set for release on September 14th, 2010 through Capitol/EMI Records.
"Empire: 20th Anniversary Edition" tracklisting:
Disc 1 (original CD remastered with bonus tracks from 2003 reissue):
1. Best I Can
2. The Thin Line
3. Jet City Woman
4. Della Brown
5. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
8. Silent Lucidity
9. Hand On Heart
10. One And Only
11. Anybody Listening?
12. Last Time In Paris
13. Scarborough Fair
14. Dirty Lil Secret
Disc 2 (live tracks recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London on November 15, 1990):
2. Walk In The Shadows
3. Best I Can
4. The Thin Line
5. Jet City Woman
7. Roads To Madness
8. Take Hold Of The Flame
9. Silent Lucidity
10. Hand On Heart
Geoff Tate, vocalist of the legendary progressive metal act Queensryche, has announced two additional bottle signings in his tour promoting the launch of his new wine brand "Insania Wines."
The two new dates are set to take place in Houston, Texas and Addison, Texas.
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2410 Smith Street
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Centennial Fine Wines & Liquors
Geoff Tate, vocalist of the iconic progressive metal act Queensryche, has announced details regarding the upcoming "bottle signing" in support of Tate's new line of wines called "Insania."
The bottle signing is set to take place on wednesday, July 21, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at the Wine Exchange located at 2368 N. Tustin in Orange, California.
Geoff Tate commented by saying:
"Wine has been an important part of my life and the creation of 'Insania' is yet another avenue to express my creativity and give my fans something more they can enjoy. I hope to keep producing wine as long as I enjoy drinking it… and that's likely going to be for a very long time."
Progressive metal legends Queensryche have just announced a new batch of dates for their "Queensryche Cabaret" Tour. The tour, which features the band playing alongside go-go dancers, burlesque dancers, drag queens, a juggler, ballet dancers, trapeze artists and a contortionist, has been and is making newly added stops across the United States.
The band describes the shows as being "Teatro ZinZanni meets Cirque du Soleil."
The band also commented by saying: "What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play! Those who attend the Queensrÿche Cabaret will have the option of just sitting back and enjoying the music and theatrics or actually being a part of the elaborate stage show! Prior written consent will be required as it won't be for the faint of heart... It'll be sights and sounds coming at you from all angles like never before!"
New dates include:
Jul. 22 - Anaheim, California - The Grove
Jul. 23 - Los Angeles, California - Club Nokia
Jul. 24 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Crown Theater
Jul. 25 - San Francisco, California - Regency Ballroom
Aug. 05 - New Orleans, Louisiana - House Of Blues
Aug. 06 - Houston, Texas - House Of Blues
Aug. 07 - San Antonio, Texas - Backstage Live
Aug. 08 - Dallas, Texas - House Of Blues
Aug. 18 - Asbury Park, NJ - Paramount Theatre
Oct. 28 - Kansas City, Missouri - Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah's
Oct. 29 - Chicago, Illinois - House of Blues
Oct. 30 - Mount Pleasant, Michigan - Soaring Eagle Casino
As the tragic news of the death of heavy metal cornerstone Ronnie James Dio is sinking into the hearts of fans, many other musicians in the field of heavy metal and hard rock have posted messages online remembering the man and his music. Some more of which include the likes of Anthrax, Slash and even Dios Black Sabbath predacessor Ozzy Osbourne.
Ozzy Osbourne - "Rest in peace Ronnie"
Slash (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N' Roses): "Ronnie died at 7:45am this morning, but his music will live for eternity."
Anthrax: "Dio, Italian for God. Words won't do the man justice so we won't even try. Horns up always!"
Sebastian Bach: "Crying right now in remembrance of my hero and friend Ronnie James Dio. Dio died this morning and he was a major, major part of my life. I got to do shows with him and work with him and I loved Dio my whole life. Thanks so much the world has lost one of the best. Your last album was your best. Of course" More...
Atlanta progressive metal band Halcyon Way have confirmed that artist Travis Smith will be creating the artwork for the upcoming album.
Travis Smith is a world renowned artist whose artwork has been featured on album covers, t-shirts and movie posters. He has worked with many well known acts such as Amorphis, Devin Townsend, Metallica, Nevermore, Opeth and Slayer.
The new release is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut by the band, "A Manifesto For Domination." It features the debut of new vocalist Steve Braun (Ashent, Siloam) , as well as a guest appearance by Pamela Moore of Queensryche fame.
The album was produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Svartsot) and guitarist Jon Bodan. Drums were engineered by Mike Froedge (doubleDrive, Bloodsimple, Speed X) at Open Sky Studios in Atlanta. Lammert is mixing the album at his studio, LSD-Tonstudio in Germany.
PRIMAL FEAR has updated their world tour dates. Here are the latest dtes:
06.03.2010 GER - Esslingen - Komma / Rock For One World
26.03.2010 LUX - Moutfort - Kulturzentrum
07.04.2010 SWE - Gävle - Maxim
08.04.2010 SWE - Sweden Rock Cruise
20.05.2010 USA - New York, NY @ Gramercy
21.05.2010 USA - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
22.05.2010 USA - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
23.05.2010 CAN - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
24.05.2010 CAN - Toronto @ Opera House
26.05.2010 USA - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
27.05.2010 USA - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
28.05.2010 USA - Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
29.05.2010 USA - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
30.05.2010 USA - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
01.06.2010 USA - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
03.06.2010 USA - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04.06.2010 USA - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
05.06.2010 USA - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
06.06.2010 USA - Santa Ana, Ca @ Galaxy Theatre
08.06.2010 USA - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
09.06.2010 USA - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.'s
10.06.2010 USA - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12.06.2010 USA - Houston, TX @ Meridian
13.06.2010 USA - Austin, TX @ Emo's
19.06.2010 F - Clisson - Hellfest Open Air
17.07.2010 CZ - Vizovice - Masters Of Rock
06/07.08.2010 GER - Wacken - Open Air
US dates will feature Pamela Moore (QUEENSRYCHE's "Operation Mindcrime" singer) as special guest.
In a recent message posted online, progressive metal band Queensryche revealed that they have started work on their next studio album. The message reads as follows:
"Two big new rumors to pass along today. The first is that the band has already begun work on their new album, and get this, it’s nearly done being written. No word on a direction, theme or possible release date.. but nonetheless, all those details are being worked on as we speak.
"But as we wait for more information on the new album, rumors of a spring/summer tour are starting to heat up. What we can tell you is that due to the success of the two cabaret shows in Seattle, the band has decided to take it on the road. No dates to announce just yet, look for those soon."
Atlanta progressive metal band Halcyon Way has completed the tracking for their new CD, to be released in late Spring through Nightmare Records.
The album was produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Svartsot) and guitarist Jon Bodan. Drums were engineered by Mike Froedge (doubleDrive, Bloodsimple, Speed X) at Open Sky Studios in Atlanta. Lammert is mixing the album at his studio, LSD-Tonstudio in Germany. The new release is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut by the band, "A Manifesto For Domination." It features the debut of new vocalist Steve Braun (Ashent, Siloam), as well as a guest appearance by Pamela Moore of Queensryche fame. More...
The Atlanta, GA based progressive metal band Halcyon Way has parted ways with singer Sean Shields due to creative differences. Taking over on vocals for the Nightmare Records recording artist is Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian progressive-metallers ASHENT, who have released two records via Lion Music.
"I'm really excited and humbled by the opportunity to jam with these guys, and I'm looking forward to help take the band to the next level on the new record," said Steve. More...
Queensrÿche has issued the following statement about seeking family photos from fans in the military for an upcoming music video:
"Submit your photo to be included in a Queensrÿche video and you will be entered to win an ESP LTD Michael Wilton signature series guitar signed by Queensrÿche. Queensrÿche's touching ballad ‘Home Again’ from their latest album American Soldier has really struck a chord with the military community and now the band wants your help making a video. Queensrÿche is asking members of the military to submit pictures of themselves with their families to be featured in the upcoming music video for the song ‘Home Again.’
Conducting a world tour on the back of their latest release, “American Soldier,” Queensrÿche has included Australia on its itinerary and will perform what will be known as Extended Suites: Rage For Order/American Soldier/Empire.
The support acts for the upcoming Queensrÿche tour have also been announced and they are:
Perth - 27th August - Capitol (over 18) w/ Voyager (WA), Darker Half (NSW)
Brisbane - 29 th August - HI FI Bar ( over 18) w/ Arcane (Qld), Darker Half (NSW)
Melbourne - 30 th August - BIllboards (over 18) w/ Eyefear (Vic), Darker Half (NSW)
Sydney - 31st August - Metro Theatre (All Ages) w/ Eyefear (Vic), Darker Half (NSW)
Tickets are now available from www.JustSayRock.com.au and Ticketek (Perth, Melbourne and Sydney).
Bloodbath.ro has posted a new live video clip online of Queensrÿche performing the song "Empire" in Bucharest, Romania on June 28th. The video can be viewed below. More...
Queensryche has announced the second leg of their North American tour in support of their latest studio album, "American Soldier."
The tour dates are as follows:
October 28 - Columbus, Ohio - Newport Music Hall
October 29 - Indianapolis, Indiana - The Vogue
October 30 - Ft. Wayne, Indiana - Pierres
October 31 - St Louis, Missouri - The Pageant
November 1 - Joliet, Illinois - Rialto Square Theatre
November 2 - Fargo, North Dakota - The Venue
November 4 - Missoula, Montana - Wilma Theater
November 5 - Spokane, Washington - Knitting Factory
November 6 - Boise, Idaho - Knitting Factory
November 7 - Stateline, Nevada - Harrahs
November 10 - Houma, Loisiana - City Club
November 11 - Nashville, Tennessee - The Cannery
November 12 - Atlanta, Georgia - Masquerade
November 13 - Jacksonville, Florida - Plush
November 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Revolution
The third edition of the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales has added some more bands to the current bill. The event will now feature performances from British thrash metal legends Onslaught as well as Evile, Toxic Holocaust and Susperia. The festival will be held between December 4th - 6th in Prestatyn in North Wales.
The lineup is now as follows:
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The organizers of the British rock festival Hard Rock Hell has announced that Angel Witch, Demon and Witchfynde are the latest bands to be added to the festival lineup. The event will be held in Prestatyn in North Wales at the Pontins resort.
The lineup so far is now as follows:
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Queensrÿche will take their acclaimed American Soldier Tour online by broadcasting an entire show live in high definition at cdpulse.tv. When the band takes the stage at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on May 19 at 8PM ET, fans worldwide can watch a high definition stream of the performance live as it happens. Fans can gain access to the show by purchasing an e-ticket at cdpulse.tv for the cost $5.95 for an advance ticket or $7.95 for a ticket on the day of the show. The show can be viewed virtually worldwide in high definition clarity via premium content delivery access systems featuring 43,000 servers in 17 different countries. For more details and technical information, please visit cdpulse.tv.
As with all shows on the American Soldier Tour, Queensrÿche will be performing three separate suites during the two hour performance, each focusing on a different album. The show opens with a suite from the band’s 1986 gold album "Rage For Order," including some tracks the band has not played live in over 20 years. The second suite focuses on the new epic concept album "American Soldier," which was released on March 31 from Atco/Rhino. The Soldier suite features guest vocal performances by Navy rescue swimmer and Blue Angels crew chief A.J. Fratto on the intense set opener "Sliver" and lead singer Geoff Tate’s daughter Emily on the moving ballad "Home Again." The final suite revisits 1990’s triple platinum opus "Empire" with performances of some of the band’s most beloved tracks including "Jet City Woman," "Silent Lucidity," and "Best I Can."
Testament and Queensryche are scheduled to guest on New Rochelle, NY's WVOX's "Metal Mayhem" show, with host Matt O'Shaughnessy, on Friday, May 1st.
San Francisco metal legends Testament will be on at 7:30 to talk about their Billboard charting CD, "The Formation of Damnation," their stint on the Judas Priest "Metal Masters" tour and much more.
At 9pm, Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate will speak about the band's new concept album, "American Soldier," and their upcoming show at New York City's Nokia Theatre.
You can listen to the show on 1460 AM or at wvox.com