High Elevation Rock Festival: At Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

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The date was September 10, 2016. I awoke from a sleepless night. Not from heartache or drama, but from anticipation. You know, a night rocking out to music, memorizing that last verse of your favorite song, looking up YouTube videos of opening acts. That utterly restless night lost in the imagination of the next days adventure. That’s right, that night before the big show. For me it is the ‘High Elevation Rock Festival’ at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater in Denver, CO sponsored by Monster Energy.

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Metal For Hire Adds More Luminaries To Roster

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Metal For Hire has added slew of new names to its already impressive roster. Now with the addition of current and former members of Arch Enemy, Blind Guardian, Nile, and Ministry; Metal For Hire now boasts an even greater who’s who of greats to help other artists realize their dreams. This follows two impressive rounds of announcements earlier this year. MFH helps musicians hire other well-known, top-tier professional artists.

 Karl Sanders of Nile, by Meg Loyal Photography

Karl Sanders of Nile, by Meg Loyal Photography


New additions to Metal For Hire:

Alex Holzwarth – (Session Drums, Etc…) Rhapsody Of Fire
Christopher Amott – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Arch Enemy, Armageddon
Danny Finch – (Session Vocals, Etc…) Devilment, The Dead Soul Communion
Jason Netherton – (Session Vocals, Etc…) Misery Index, Dying Fetus
John Jarvis – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Karl Sanders – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Nile, Behemoth, Morbid Angel
Marton Veress – (Live/Touring Drummer, Etc…) Armageddon, Pokolgep
Oliver Holzwarth – (Bass Lessons, Etc…) Rhapsody Of Fire, Blind Guardian, Tarja Turunen
Paul Ryan – (Guitar Lessons, Etc…) Origin
Shawn Priest – (Session Drums, Etc…) Arsis, Winds Of Plague
Sin Quirin – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Ministry, American Headcharge
Steve Conley – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Flotsam And Jetsam


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Indiegogo Campaign Launched For Upcoming ‘The Bridge’ Film

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The upcoming feature film, The Bridge, announce the launch of their Indiegogo campaign. The Bobby Field directed and written, and Denise Bohdan and Jason Gurvitz produced film features a cast of musicians including Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister, Tiny Biuso of Doyle (ex-Misfit)/TSOL, Rick Warwick of Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy, and Sin Quirin of Ministry.

Fans can contribute to the campaign here: www.buildthebridgecampaign.com

The campaign will also benefit The Fender Music Foundation, and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s Entertainment Marketing division will be providing key products for the actual filming. Partnerships with other well-known music corporations will be announced soon.

Ministry Announce 2015 Tour Dates via Website, New Lineup, Crowdfunded Film ‘The Bridge’

ministry 2015 Ministry 2015 Lineup – (Missing From Photo Is John Bechdel) (via Ministry Facebook Page)

Ministry has announced via Al Jourgensen’s website an extensive schedule of tour dates spanning the first half of 2015. Dates are posted below. The current lineup features Jourgensen, guitarists Sin Quirin and Monte Pittman (Madonna, Prong), bassist Tony Campos (Soulfly, Static X), drummer Aaron Rossi, and keyboardist John Bechdel.

In related news, Jourgensen and Quirin are both taking part in an Indiegogo funded film The Bridge.

Feb 21: Adelaide, Australia (Soundwave Fest)
Feb 22: Melbourne, Australia (Soundwave Fest)
Feb 24: TBA
Feb 26: TBA
Feb 28: Sydney, Australia (Soundwave Fest)
Mar 01: Brisbane, Australia

Mar 04: Carfax – Johannesburg, South Africa
Mar 06: Audio SP – São Paulo , Brazil
Mar 08: Vorterix – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mar 10: TBA, Santiago, Chile, Teatro Caupolican
Mar 12: TBA
Mar 13: TBA

May 03: Bomb Factory – Dallas. TX
May 05: The Filmore – Silver Spring, MD
May 06: Irving Plaza – NYC, NY
May 08: House of Blues Chicago – Chicago IL
May 10: Regency Center – San Francisco, CA]
May 11: City National Grove – Anaheim, CA
May 13: TBA – Philadelphia, PA
May 15: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 16: Fest – Columbus, OH
May 18: The Palladium – Worcester, MA
May 19: The Filmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
May 20: The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
May 22: Fest – Oklahoma City, OK
May 23: – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
Jun 12: Vogue Theatre -Vancouver, BC
Jun 14: Flames Central – Calgary, AB
Jun 15: Encore – Edmonton, AB
Jun 17: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Jun 19: TBA – Quebec