The Press Release:
In August, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) was forced to make the heartbreaking announcement that, for the first time in more than 20 years, the group will not be able to tour during the holiday season. The multi-platinum, critically acclaimed, progressive rock group, is proud to make an exciting announcement today – to keep its rock holiday tradition alive, TSO will bring a performance right into fans’ homes with the world premiere of its first-ever livestream event, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories Live In Concert,” on Fri., Dec. 18.
TSO performing an all-new staging of its beloved album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” means that fans, despite missing so much in 2020, won’t have to miss their favorite holiday tradition. This electrifying livestream will bring some much-needed rockin’ Christmas spirit to fans everywhere. In addition to the full album concert, fans will view special pre-show content including behind-the-scenes footage and classic interview segments. Continue reading Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces First-Ever Livestream Event For December→
At the time of our posting this, there are hundreds and hundreds of Metalheads making their way to a place called The Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia for the annual ProgPower USA Heavy Metal music festival which actually is starting later on today. While these fans are getting ready to rock, we caught wind of a promotional video for next years 3rd and 4th day and are sharing it with you below so you know what we are both missing out on at the moment and how excited we should be for next years happening. Watch the video to see clips of all the announced bands. It’s a bit long but I found it rather enjoyable so you should as well. Here we go.
The Lineup: Shattered Skies, Witherfall, Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, Night Flight Orchestra, Conception, Arion, Thank You Scientist, Jeff Scott Soto, Beast In Black, The Gathering, Ihsahn, Turilli/Lione: Rhapsody.
We might not see a lot of Metal going into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame every year but that is okay because we now have the Hall Of Heavy Metal History and they’ve just revealed the 2019 inductees. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Once again, the annual Hall of Heavy Metal History’s Metal Hall of Fame Gala will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, CA. The event will be hosted by iconic television, radio personality and heavy metal champion Eddie Trunk, and will feature appearances by heavy metal greats of today and years past. The Metal Hall of Fame Gala is quickly solidifying itself as the most important night in rock and metal!
Doors open at 6:00 PM, and a red carpet will take place from 6:00-7:00 PM. The induction ceremony will begin at 8:00 PM with a performance by Los Angeles heavy rock/metal group Budderside. Admission is open to the public – tickets are available for just $30 via the website below.
2019 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Include:
– Jon and Marsha Zazula (Founders, Megaforce Records)
– Lita Ford (with 2018 inductee Doro Pesch presenting)
– Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs)
– David Ellefson (Megadeth)
– Special Blizzard of Ozz (Ozzy Osbourne) band induction: Bob Daisley & Lee Kerslake (accepting via video, John Sykes accepting on their behalf in person)
– Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Sons of Apollo)
– KLOS FM – 50th Anniversary
– Saxon (with Nigel Glockler accepting) Continue reading The Hall of Heavy Metal History Announces 2019 Inductees→
A little over week ago, the insanely sonic vocalist Jeff Scott Soto announced a brief tour of the East Coast side of the Metal fence as the band makes their way to the Monsters Of Rock cruise. I waited for some additional dates to be listed on their poster and have embedded it for you below. Check it out.
This comes from Jeff care of the Official Facebook Page:
OK people, here you go…the week of Feb 22-26, SOTO will be on the Monsters of Rock Cruise but before that, we will be embarking on a short east coast run of dates as listed below. There may be 1-2 more added but I can’t say just yet so as not to get hopes up too high (see the routing and know its as we’re en route to FL!) Share the hell out of this, tell everyone you know to get their asses into these clubs so we can Stand Up And Shout together, finally, here in the US!!!
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sorry that I didn’t list the dates themselves for you this time around but they are pretty easy to read on the poster. How cool is this news that his new band SOTO will be hitting some of the cool venues on our own coast. Having been to The Marlin Room a number of times since it opened up as a concert space I can only say that the fans are going to be able to get right up close to Jeff as he belts out note after note. IMHO (which means in my humble opinion for all you non with it type folks), JSS is one of the best singers in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. I loved his first albums with Yngwie so many years ago and have followed his career across various other projects when I learned of them. My hope is that he pays some attention to his beginning years as well as treating fans to the newer stuff. Perhaps we will even hear some Steel Dragon during the show. Are you readers excited about this tour? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.