Nuclear Blast has stated that on the 23rd of March 2013, female fronted symphonic metal band EPICA is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special performance entitled Retrospect. Joining them on stage will be the 70-piece Extended Remenyi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of Miskolc National Theatre.
This together with special effects and unexpected guests will make this the band’s most ambitious project ever.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 20:54. categories [ ]
Hey guys, in case you haven’t realized it from the last few years, March is Metal Month.
For four years now, the guys at EMI Label Services and Caroline Distribution have been celebrating the releases on the labels they distribute, which include Century Media, Nuclear Blast, Candlelight, Earache, Elm City, Season of Mist, Prospect Park and more. The real meat of what this is about is working with independent record stores to help support metal.
The campaign encourages consumers to connect with their independent music retailers to access goodies such as a special CD sampler (get the March is Metal Month - 2012 Sampler), a limited edition T-shirt designed by artist Rich Hall, exclusive prizes and more.
March is Metal Month continues the tradition of working with the best rock labels to showcase top tracks from their roster of talent. This year's sampler includes the tracks 'Undaunted' from Adrenaline Mob's upcoming album 'Omerta'; Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah's 'The Demon's Name is Silence' and Five Finger Death Punch have added their previously digital-only release 'The Tragic Truth'. Fans of Southern hardcore metal band Corrosion Of Conformity are in for a treat with their track 'The Money Changers' also included - their first release in 25 years.More...
Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 03/03/2012 - 18:36. categories [ ]
Survey Reveals Americans Consider Gifts that Offer an Experience Such as Musical Instruments a Top Pick this Holiday Season
New NAMM-Commissioned Survey Findings Reflect Growing Consumer Trend
CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new holiday retail survey commissioned by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), more than one-third of Americans prefer to give loved ones gifts that offer meaningful, life-enriching experiences.
Perhaps telling of which experiences consumers may likely share with their families this year, the survey also found that 58 percent of those surveyed regretted not learning to play a musical instrument.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Wed, 11/16/2011 - 20:10. categories [ ]
The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists and fans rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, born to an Italian-American family in New Hampshire as Ronald James Padavona, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer.
Submitted by PPNSteve on Tue, 05/18/2010 - 06:33. categories [ ]
In this behind the scenes video for Ascaron's Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kürsch explains how a German heavy metal band gets into a video game.
Apparently the answer is to give up hope altogether. Hansi reveals that Blind Guardian had been trying to get into a video game - any video game - since the early 90's, and had given up hope for being featured in a video game at all. That's when German video game developer Ascaron came calling. Video follows break..
Submitted by PPNSteve on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 00:04. categories [ ]
Better still the Guitar Hero downloadable album will include two exclusive renditions of Suicide & Redemption with extended solos by James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett. And to wrap up the good news, Activision says the album will be fully forward compatible with Guitar Hero World Tour, which is quite a trick considering the additional instruments in the new game.
“We’ve been working very closely with Metallica and we’re extremely excited to offer Death Magnetic not only in its entirety, but also with the exclusive recordings of ‘Suicide & Redemption’ as downloadable content to Guitar Hero fans,” said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs for Activision Blizzard. “We’re proud to be setting a new precedent for our two industries, making an entire new album available in two different mediums simultaneously.”
Death Magnetic will hit the 360 for 1,440 Microsoft Points and the Playstation Network for $17.99 on Sept. 12.
Submitted by Rukario on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 18:08. categories [ ]
ENGLISH SPEED METAL BAND DRAGONFORCE TO DEBUT NEW SINGLE AS PART OF DOWNLOADABLE TRACK PACK FOR GUITAR HEROR III: LEGENDS OF ROCK
Submitted by Rukario on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 19:06. categories [ ]