Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is proud to announce the release of “EN VIVO!,” a new live IRON MAIDEN Blu-ray™, 2-DVDSet and double soundtrack album, on Tuesday, March 27, in the U.S.
“EN VIVO!” was filmed on April 10, 2011, in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago, during the Round The World In 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier World Tour, and captures a magnificent performance by the band, ardently embraced by the legendary Latino passion and energy of their Chilean fans.
Bass player and founder member Steve Harris comments “For The Final Frontier Tour it was really important to me that we filmed in South America as we’re always so overwhelmed by the fans’ reaction when we go to that part of the world and I wanted to reflect that in the filming. After much consideration we chose the Santiago show as we felt it was one of our best performances of the entire Tour and to play at the prestigious Estadio Nacional was a landmark moment for us. For reasons known to our fans, it took a long time before we got to play our first show in Chile, and once we did get to play a show, the response was so phenomenal we just had to keep coming back and it’s got better and better each time!
This show also features the gigantic new Eddie. He wasn’t due to make his appearance until our European leg of the tour later in 2011, but we managed to transport him across the sea in a special huge container just in time for the latter end of the South American dates so it was great we were able to immortalize him for the DVD as he really has to be seen to be believed!”
The concert was filmed digitally using 22 HD cameras and an octocam (a flying camera which captures aerial crowd scenes), recorded in both stereo and 5.1 audio and mixed by Maiden’s longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley, all of which serves to accentuate the incredible atmosphere of this compelling performance. Extensive use is made of split screens so fans can follow the individual members closer and the set list moves seamlessly between songs from Maiden’s most recent studio album, 2010’s The Final Frontier through to classic fan favourites via the band’s vast and varied catalogue. (full set listing below).
DVD Disc Two is a Bonus Disc containing an 88-minute documentary, BEHIND THE BEAST. This is also an entirely in-house production by Maiden’s own Krew, led by Andy Matthews, and is intended as an interesting and revealing high quality “home movie” for their fans of how to put on an Iron Maiden tour and what goes on behind the scenes at a show. It describes the extraordinary story of one of the most acclaimed and ambitious touring shows in the world. It illustrates the day to day life and complex tasks of the Maiden Killer Krew and the other characters behind the scenes. The expertise and experience, the problem-solving and successes, the sheer scale and immense difficulties of the undertaking comes to life through the day to day coverage of the tour and the background work of the crews in sound, lighting, carpentry, production and set design. As well as interviews with the Iron Maiden crew, it interweaves anecdotes from the band and their fans, and includes footage of the live show in this comprehensive guide to the intricacies of staging massive, live Stadium shows around the World out of the belly of a Boeing 757. The bonus disc also contains an extended version of the promo video “Satellite 15…The Final Frontier”, a video about the making of “Satellite 15…The Final Frontier” plus the opening video sequence to The Final Frontier World Tour.
In addition to the Blu-Ray, the 2DVD will initially be available as a Limited Edition double DVD in Collectors Steel book case and Double Vinyl Picture Disc. As well as a traditional 2CD Soundtrack album, EN VIVO! will also be available as a Digital Download, CD soundtrack album and Digital Download Video.
Maiden’s “Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11″ saw the band circumnavigating the planet for the third time in their customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson, and playing 98 shows in 36 countries to over 2 million fans.
DVD DISC ONE “LIVE AT ESTADIO NACIONAL, SANTIAGO” (approx running time 120 mins)
1. Satellite 15
2. The Final Frontier
3. El Dorado
4. 2 Minutes To Midnight
5. The Talisman
6. Coming Home
7. Dance Of Death
8. The Trooper
9. The Wicker Man
11.When The Wild Wind Blows
12.The Evil That Men Do
13.Fear Of The Dark
15. The Number Of The Beast
16. Hallowed Be Thy Name
17. Running Free
BONUS DISC – DVD DISC TWO “BEHIND THE BEAST” (approx running time 102 mins)
1.Behind The Beast documentary
2.Satellite 15…The Final Frontier promo video (director’s cut)
3.The Making of Satellite 15…The Final Frontier promo
4.The Final Frontier World Tour Show Intro
German rockers (and Hard Rock Hideout favorites) Kissin’ Dynamite have just released a hot new video, “Money, Sex & Power”, This is the track from their up and coming album with the same name that is due out in March. Check out the clip below!
ASTRAL DOORS upcoming album, “Jerusalem”, shows the band at its very, very best. With world famous producer Daniel Bergstrand behind the mixing board, their classic rock/heavy metal is brought to new dimensions. “Jerusalem” is by far the best album so far from ASTRAL DOORS and the concept of the lyrics is darker, more political and more provocative than ever before in the history of the band. The amazing cover artwork has once again been done by Mattias Eriksson who also did “Of the Son and the Father” and “Testament of Rock”.
Today The Great Southern Brainfart is hosting an exclusive premiere of the title track “Jerusalem” HERE.
Noisecreep is streaming the track “With A Stranger’s Eye” HERE.
The album which will be released on January 31st via Metalville Records can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
Formed in Borlänge in 2002, accomplished the all but accomplishable: delighting Power Metal fans and traditionalists alike. Simultaneously, the sound’s unmistakable kinship to Dio-fronted Rainbow and Dio/Martin-fronted Black Sabbath earned ASTRAL DOORS momentum with old-school metalheads who frowned at the perceived blandness and lack of substance in the Power Metal genre.
The debut “Of the Son and the Father” arrived in 2003 to immense critical fanfare, although the crucified priests on the cover succumbed to censorship in Japan where the album was also rechristened (!) “Cloudbreaker”. In the following years, ASTRAL DOORS shrewdly made it impossible for the audience to forget them by bombarding said audience with new releases, one more breathtaking than the other: “Evil Is Forever” (2005), “Raiders of the Ark EP” (2005) and “Astralism” (2006). The band also performed at the perennial Wacken and Sweden Rock Festivals, and did tours with Grave Digger and Blind Guardian – the latter with particular suc-cess.
Sadly, the delightfully Power Metal-laden “New Revelation” (2007) did not lead to ASTRAL DOORS expected big break. The album met with rave reviews, but the band somewhat prematurely ventured their own headline tour, preaching to a still comparatively small choir. Album sales were satisfactory but hardly overwhelming. “Requiem of Time” in January 2010 – introducing new bassist Ulf Lagerström – saw the band gracefully back on track.
Patrik Johansson vocals
Joachim Nordlund guitars
Joakim Roberg organ
Ulf Lagerström bass
Johan Lindstedt drums
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that a series of North American shows in April and May have been added to their upcoming I’m With You World Tour. Due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis, and subsequent surgery, the tour will now kick off on March 29th in St. Petersburg, FL, and crisscross the continent throughout 2012. Check out the dates below – more dates to be announced soon!
|04/27||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Center (on sale 1/27)|
|04/30||Ottawa, ON||Scotiabank Place (on sale 1/27)|
|05/02||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre (on sale 1/28)|
|05/04||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center (on sale 1/28)|
|05/07||Boston, MA||TD Bank North Garden (on sale 1/27)|
|05/10||Washington, DC||Verizon Center (on sale 1/27)|
|05/11||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center (on sale 1/27)|
|05/25||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Arena (on sale 1/28)|
|05/26||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena (on sale 1/27)|
|05/28||Chicago, IL||Allstate Arena (on sale 1/28)|
|05/30||Pittsburgh, PA||Consol Energy Center (on sale 1/27)|
|06/01||Detroit, MI||Palace of Auburn Hills (on sale 1/27)|
|06/02||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena (on sale 1/27)|
|06/04||Columbus, OH||Schottenstein Center (on sale 1/27)|
|06/06||Cincinnati, OH||U.S. Bank Arena (on sale 1/27)|
|06/07||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum Center (on sale 1/28)|
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:
03/29 St. Petersburg, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
03/31 Orlando, FL Amway Arena SOLD OUT
04/02 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center SOLD OUT
04/04 Raleigh, NC RBC Center SOLD OUT
04/06 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
04/07 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena SOLD OUT
04/09 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
04/10 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center SOLD OUT
04/12 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum SOLD OUT
08/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center SOLD OUT
08/12 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center SOLD OUT
08/14 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena SOLD OUT
08/15 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena SOLD OUT
09/23 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center SOLD OUT
09/25 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
09/27 Denver, CO Pepsi Center SOLD OUT
09/29 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center SOLD OUT
10/02 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena SOLD OUT
10/04 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena SOLD OUT
10/20 Houston, TX Toyota Center SOLD OUT
10/22 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/24 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
10/25 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Finding a cool CD sometimes requires you to be in the right place, at the right time. On a freezing cold Thursday afternoon, I stopped in the local Half Price Books, not to look for music, but to find a movie on DVD that I only had on VHS. I was unsuccessful in finding the movie I was looking for (Aliens), but from the previously owned music section, Doro’s Force Majeure found itself in my hands rather quickly.
Force Majeure is the first CD Doro recorded without the Warlock name. This CD has several classic cuts including
“Save My Soul”, “World Gone Wild”, the cover of Procul Harum’s “A White Shade of Pale”and my personal favorite “River of Tears”.
I once owned Force Majeure on cassette, but never replaced on CD until yesterday afternoon. I can’t believe it took me so long to replace this on CD. I have been thoroughly enjoying Force Majeure, and highly recommend this to all Doro Pesch fans! Doro’s voice has never sounded better than it does on Force Majeure. This CD has some cool tunes and also features the excellent guitar work of Jon Levin.
You can score this CD for less than five bucks at this link. It is worth every penny!
Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
1. A Whiter Shade of Pale 3:56
2. Save My Soul 3:51
3. World Gone Wild 3:44
4. Misson of Mercy 3:59
5. Angels With Dirty Faces 3:59
6. Beyond the Trees 2:27
7. Hard Times 3:33
8. Hellraiser 5:04
9. I Am What I Am 2:36
10. Cry Wolf 4:47
11. Under the Gun 3:48
12. River of Tears 3:54
13. Bis Aufs Blut 0:38
Doro Pesch – vocals
Jon Levin – guitars
Tommy Henriksen – bass and background vocals
Bobby Rondinelli – drums
Check out the brand new video “On The Radio” from Finnish rockers, Reckless Love! “On The Radio” is on Reckless Love’s new CD, Animal Attraction!