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Monday, May 17, 2010

Rest In Peace Ronnie James Dio

Today the metal world mourns the death of the it's greatest icons as Ronnie James Dio passed away on May 16, 2010 after six months battle with stomach cancer. He performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio.

The official statement from RJD's website
"Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May.
Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes
before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he
was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have
all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this
terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever." 
-  Wendy Dio

We will miss you RJD may you rest in peace \m/

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Grand Design - Def Leppard clone and I Love It

I discovered this band from Sweden called Grand Design when I was listening to the Metal-cast podcast episode paying tribute to the late-great Peter Steele (may he rest in peace). Initially I thought Def Leppard was playing to found out it was another band. Searching the internet for other songs online and I found the band's Myspace site. As advertised they music is influenced by Def Leppard and they want to bring back the "80's heavy metal" in today's generation.

The band is composed of

Pelle Saether - Vocals
Peter Ledin - Guitars
Dennis Vestman - Guitar
Anders Modd - Bass
Richard Holmgren - Drums

For more information about the band you can read this article

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lamb of God and Testament Live in Manila - Videos

Last April 17, I blog about the upcoming concert of Lamb of God and Testament as part of "Pulp Summer Slam 10" event.The concert was held at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City, Manila. I was fortunate enough to find some of the videos posted by our fellow Pinoy metalhead who where fortunate to attend the event.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Metalbabe of the Week: Lauren Harris

I have featured several hot women in metal here on my blog but this one hits more as this lady has metal in her blood. I introduce to you Lauren Harris daughter of Iron Maiden leader and bassist Steve Harris.

Lauren's debut album Calm Before the Storm was made available for download on 19 May 2008. The full CD version was released worldwide by Demolition DR2 Records on 23 June.

Lauren Harris - Steal Your Fire

More Pics of Lauren

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Trivium Live in Manila videos on Youtube

Since I was unfortunate that I was not able to see Trivium live here in the Philippines last February 13, 2010. I found several uploaded videos of the said concert itself  and DAMN! the place is jammed-packed with Pinoy metalheads. Thanks to djrayant and others for uploading the videos of the concert.

Read more to see the videos

Friday, February 5, 2010

Music Video of the Week: Franco "Castaway"

I previously posted a blog about Franco, a Filipino Super rock group composed of Gabby Alipe of Urbandub and Paolo "Ocho" Toleran of Queso on guitars, Buhawi "Buwi" Meneses of Parokya ni Edgar on bass, and JanJan Mendoza of Urbandub on drums and Franco Reyes on lead vocals.

Now after almost two years the group has finally signed with MCA music and with it released the official Music Video of their latest single "Castaway"

Monday, February 1, 2010

Judas Priest Wins Best Metal Performance in the 2010 Grammy Awards

JUDAS PRIEST was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, which are being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. JUDAS PRIEST was nominated for the track "Dissident Aggressor", from the band's 2009 live album "A Touch of Evil: Live". The band's lead vocalist Rob Halford and drummer Scott Travis accepted the award at the event.

Read more

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Testament live in Manila this Summer 2010??

If you think the upcoming concert of Trivium is enough for us metalheads to get excited, Pulp Magazine has also announced that Testament and Lamb or God will be in the country this April 17, 2010 only makes my year a lot of better.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Trivium Live In MANILA!

Two years ago Shadows Fall graced our land with their heavy metal angst with all the pinoy metalheads rockin' that concert. This year another headlining band will be coming on February 13, 2010 and that band is TRIVIUM. Yes Pinoy Metalheads, Matt Heafy and Co. will be rockin' manila on the eve of Valentines day. So if your in Manila on this day, Lucky you!

For more details about this event visit the Pulp Magazine site

and the Official Trivium Site