21:11 - Hex_Omega - Look Lars, remember that shitty song that we recorded during Load session? - Ah yes James, that crap... - Yes, I think we should put it on our new album, lets call it 'Unforgiven III' - Haha good one James!
21:07 - Clintagram I'm sure they have a backlog of songs they've been sitting on for thirty years, sure. New to us.
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."