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METALLICA To Perform At BLIZZCON Gaming Convention
METALLICA will perform live at this year's BlizzCon gaming convention in Anaheim, California. As with previous years, the performance will take place during the convention's closing ceremony on Saturday, November 8. If you are not attending BlizzCon, you will be still able to watch the concert with the BlizzCon virtual ticket. "We're thrilled to have METALLICA blowing out our speakers at BlizzCon this year," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "After two full days of epic gaming and intense eSports action, an earth-shaking concert is the perfect sendoff for everyone at the show and watching from home." BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft game universes. Taking place November 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center, this year's show will feature a wide array of activities, including discussion panels, tournaments, contests, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard Entertainment games, and more. Tickets to the convention are sold out, but viewers at home can join the excitement by ordering the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket ($39.99 USD), which offers comprehensive live online coverage of both days of the event — including the community contests hosted by Chris Hardwick on Friday evening and METALLICA's performance on Saturday night. In addition to the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, DIRECTV customers in the United States have the option to watch the show from home by ordering the BlizzCon 2014 Pay Per View event, priced at $39.99 USD (includes access to the Virtual Ticket online stream). Visit www.directv.com/blizzcon for more details. As BlizzCon draws closer, further details about the show will be announced at www.blizzcon.com. With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available — visit jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply. Previous BlizzCon performers have included FOO FIGHTERS, TENACIOUS D, BLINK-182 and OZZY OSBOURNE. metallicablizzcon2014poster
OPETH's FREDRIK ÅKESSON Says 'Majority' Of Band's Fans Have Embraced 'Pale Communion'
GetYourRockOut recently conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reaction to OPETH's latest album, "Pale Communion": Fredrik: "I don't read everything on the Internet, so there's probably a lot of shit throwing on there, as always, but it feels like the majority of OPETH fans get the idea. And still, the death metal part is a huge part of the OPETH sound. In the setlist, we try to play everything from every album, and that's what we do in this set; we play [songs] from every album, apart from the first [one], 'Orchid'. So, I think, if you're an old-school fan, you definitely get your dose of the death metal era as well. For the future, we don't know what's gonna happen. [There] might be an extremely brutal album ahead in the future." On whether OPETH will take the "Pale Communion" sound even further on the next album: Fredrik: "Maybe. It's so hard to say. It would only be speculations, to talk about the future, because I think we like to be a bit unpredicatable in that sense. And we don't know what's gonna happen. It's kind of exciting to have it like that. But I think, in a way, 'Heritage' and the last album, 'Pale Communion', is probably a continuation of 'Heritage' in a way. It's more late '70s/early '80s in the sound aspect. The drums are brought up a bit more, and I think this album has a bit more melody to it, and it's probably a bit easier to digest, maybe." OPETH's eleventh studio album, "Pale Communion", sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Pale Communion" was released on August 26 via Roadrunner Records. The cover artwork was once again created by Travis Smith — with art direction by Mikael Åkerfeldt. The CD was produced by Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and PORCUPINE TREE frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson.
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Release Day!
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Like Monroe, Slipknot, Project 86…
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Papa Roach & The Dreaming!
And your 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees are… Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Sting, The Smiths, Chic, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan, War, and Bill Withers. Visit rockhall.com to make your vote! Inductees will be announced in December with the induction ceremony will […]
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