March 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

STORMWARRIOR, EXCITER Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

STORMWARRIOR and EXCITER are the final two confirmed bands for this year's Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 9-11, 2008 at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival running order is as follows: Friday, May 9: 15:00 - 15:35 THE CLAYMORE 15.55 - 16.40 STORMWARRIOR 17.00 - 17.45 LAKE OF TEARS 18.15 ...

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Report: DIO Scammer Double-Foiled

Tina Amendola of Pollstar.com reports: A Texas charity organizer and an Alabama concert promoter foiled an alleged scam artist who has been promising nationally touring acts at bargain-basement prices for nearly two years. This time, the imposter claimed to represent Ronnie James Dio twice in one week. Mat Raymond, an independent promoter from ...

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OF THE FIRST BORN SUN Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada-based band OF THE FIRST BORN SUN has parted ways with guitarist Mike Rideout and bassist Curt Long. The group is currently auditioning replacements and will make an announcement shortly. Commented frontman Jamie Schoch: "We were disappointed that Curt and Mike decided to leave the band, but in the end it will benefit ...

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NIGHTWISH: London Footage Posted Online

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH are currently on tour in the UK, leaving behind a trail of sold-out shows, including Thursday night's packed crowd at London's Astoria. Click below for some YouTube footage for a quick glimpse of NIGHTWISH's UK tour before they bring their unique brand of symphonic metal to U.S. shores again in May. ...

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BRAINSTORM Guitarist Issues Post-European Tour Update

Guitarist Torsten "Todde" Ihlenfeld from German melodic metallers BRAINSTORM has issued the following update: "The Braintrain rolled through Europe on full steam and we are back home now preparing for the summer festivals and more shows in the fall. "Let me say that this tour really was a blast and so typical for BRAINSTORM with ...

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OPETH: More European Dates Announced

Swedish metallers OPETH have schedules the following European dates: June 06 - Rock Am Ring - Germany June 07 - Rock Im Park - Germany June 20 - Wattabe Outdoor Center - Istanbul, Turkey June 22 - Hellfest - Clisson - France June 26 - Peace and Love - Borlange, Sweden June 27 - Hove ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules More In-Store Appearances

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has scheduled the following in-store appearances: Tuesday, May 6 - 4pm Tom Lee Drum Centre 929 Granville St Vancouver BC V6Z 1L3 Monday, May 12 - 4pm Ellis Drum Shop 524 Snelling Ave North St Paul, MN 55104 Friday, May 16 - 4pm Columbus Pro Percussion 5052 N High St ...

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