20:28 - Redn1ght Thanks for reminding. Haha, forgot about that guy. (Shitty as fuck memory, oh well.)
20:18 - moonflash Yeah, that could work too, if done with a degree of professionalism. Hey Red, check out the new video of this drummer guy that I linked in the SB a while ago and you liked. [link] Last 30 seconds are especially good
19:38 - Redn1ght Moonflash, he should just get some camera/video equipment and make youtube show about it.
19:30 - moonflash Buckethead should have his own daily TV show where he introduces new albums everyday. Netflix, make it happen.
19:21 - Redn1ght Hex_Omega, sounds like he's running out of album names.
18:42 - Hex_Omega He is now at Pike 98, so 2 more albums and I think he is gonna take a break.
18:39 - Redn1ght Maco, yeah... They are just HUUUUGE budget circle-jerks anyways. Hex, when do you think Buckethead will stop throwing buckets of albums around
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish will embark on a North American headlining tour in September with support from Kamelot.
The band commented: "Prepare your voices for screaming and your heads for dreaming! We are bringing Imaginaerum over to North America! This will be the one and only North American leg during the Imaginaerum World Tour, so make sure you'll be there!"
Helloween have released a video for the new version of the song "Dr. Stein". The clip was shot with Oliver Sommer from AVA Studios. According to a press release, the clip is described as "a comical video where the guys don't take themselves too serious and intentionally present the band in a very self-ironic way!"
Helloween's upcoming Unarmed - Best Of 25th Anniversary compilation album will be released in Europe on January 29, 2010. A US release date has yet to be announced.
Stratovarius have issued the following update from the road, revealing details on future tour and album endeavours:
"We're still in the middle of the Polaris world tour, but we do have a bit of news.
The European summer festivals earlier this year were nice and relaxing as always, and then we embarked on a long three-month leg which covered the Far East, North and South America, and Finland. One highlight was Beijing, a place none of us in the band had played or visited before. Some of bassist Lauri Porra's video blogs from the past year can be found at this location.
After a break for the holidays, the caravan will roll on in 2010, and we will do a long tour of Europe in January and February. You can always check an up-to-date list of any upcoming dates at this address.
Metallica have announced the following Latin American tour dates:
Jan. 19 - Lima, Peru - Estadio San Marcos
Jan. 21 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - River Plate Stadium
Jan. 26 - Santiago, Chile - Club Hipico
Jan. 28 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Zequinha Stadium
Jan. 30 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium
Mar. 07 - San Jose, Costa Rica - Saprissa Stadium
Mar. 08 - Panama City, Panama - Plaza Figal
Mar. 10 - Bogota, Colombia - Park Simon Bolivar
Mar. 12 - Caracas, Venezuela - La Rinconada
Metallica have also announced the following shows in April:
Apr. 13 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena
Apr. 24 - Moscow, Russia - SK Olimpiisky
Apr. 25 - Moscow, Russia - SK Olimpiisky
"European Summer Vacation, part 2,347 will end on August 2, so that can only mean one thing... more dates in the U.S. and Canada! We just rocked Austin at SXSW and are super psyched that we'll be back in North America visiting our friends in the Fall as the World Magnetic Tour keeps rolling on. We had an amazing time on the last run in '08 and early '09 and we are so ready to do it again!
Tickets go on sale either April 4 or April 11 - please see dates below and keep watching here for more information about on sale times and support acts. Met Clubbers can check http://www.metclub.com for more info on pre-sales."