Former Ozzy Osbourne And Gillan Guitarist Bernie Torme Placed On Ventilator, Remains In Intensive Care

Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan guitarist Bernie Torme has been placed on a ventilator, his family has announced. Speaking to Classic Rock magazine, the family said “Whilst Bernie remains in great hands in hospital, there has been no improvement in his condition and last night he was placed on a ventilator. Bernie remains in intensive care.

“Your continued thoughts, prayers and best wishes are most welcome.”

Meanwhile, Torme and his estate are still in a dispute with Pledgemusic, who to date have not paid out on the £16,000 that’s owed to him since December. The website say they’re “working to find a solution.”

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Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan Guitarist Bernie Torme Rushed To Hospital With Pneumonia

Veteran guitarist Bernie Torme has been rushed to hospital and placed in intensive care after being struck with pneumonia, his family has revealed. A statement from his estate reads as follows:

“Bernie Torme, the world-renowned guitarist, with stints with Ozzy Osbourne, Gillan and Desperado (featuring Dee Snider) was rushed into hospital earlier this week suffering from virulent pneumonia in both lungs.

“He is currently receiving the best possible treatment and is fighting back but remains in intensive care.

“We’ll keep you posted on any change in the situation but for now your thoughts and best wishes are much appreciated.”

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King Diamond Premieres “Arrival” Live Performance From New Blu-ray/DVD

January 25th will see the release of King Diamond‘s new live Blu-ray/DVD set, “Songs For The Dead Live“. Live footage of “Arrival” from it can be watched below:

The Blu-ray/DVD release will be out on Metal Blade Records and features two live shows: June 17th, 2016 at the ‘Graspop Metal Meeting‘ festival in Dessel, Belgium and November 25th, 2015 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA. Both of which showcase performances of King Diamond‘s 1987 classic album “Abigail” plus several fan favorites.

‘Graspop Metal Meeting‘ performance:

01 – “Out From The Asylum”
02 – “Welcome Home”
03 – “Sleepless Nights”
04 – “Halloween”
05 – “Eye Of The Witch”
06 – “Melissa”
07 – “Come To The Sabbath”
08 – “Them”
09 – “Funeral”
10 – “Arrival”
11 – “A Mansion On Darkness”
12 – “The Family Ghost”
13 – “The 7th Day Of July 1777”
14 – “Omens”
15 – “The Possession”
16 – “Abigail”
17 – “Black Horsemen”
18 – “Insanity”

The Fillmore performance:

01 – “Out From The Asylum”
02 – “Welcome Home”
03 – “Sleepless Nights”
04 – “Eye Of The Witch”
05 – “Halloween”
06 – “Melissa”
07 – “Come To The Sabbath”
08 – “Them”
09 – “Funeral”
10 – “Arrival”
11 – “A Mansion In Darkness”
12 – “The Family Ghost”
13 – “The 7th Day Of July 1777”
14 – “Omens”
15 – “The Possession”
16 – “Abigail”
17 – “Black Horsemen”
18 – “Insanity”

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King Diamond announces NYC release party for DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Songs For The Dead Live’

– January 16th, 2019 –

On January 25th, King Diamond will release a new DVD/Blu-ray, Songs For The Dead Live, via Metal Blade Records. To celebrate this DVD/Blu-ray, a release party will take place at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY on February 6th at 7PM. Featuring an appearance by Abigail, this event will include a showing of both shows from Songs For The Dead Live: Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting in June 2016 and Philadelphia’s Fillmore in November 2015, both of which contain a brace of classic King Diamond and Mercyful Fate tracks before launching into Abigail. To RSVP, please email: kingdiamondparty@gmail.com

There is only one King Diamond, and for more than thirty years the great Dane has been dropping classic albums and putting on shows fans remember for the rest of their lives. Perhaps the only downside to having such a formidable catalogue is that there are just too many great songs to fit into a single set. However, you would be hard-pressed to find a fan who wouldn’t want to hear 1987′s seminal Abigail in its entirety, and Songs For The Dead Live captures this, twice, and in very different locales. The performances of the all-star lineup of musicians, comprising of guitarists Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead, bassist Pontus Egberg and drummer Matt Thompson, are absolutely ferocious, hammering home every single moment.

For a preview of Songs For The Dead Live, videos for “Arrival (Live at Graspop)” and “Sleepless Nights (Live at The Fillmore)” can be viewed at: metalblade.com/kingdiamond – where Songs For The Dead Live can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–2DVD/CD 6-Panel Digipak
–Blu-ray (includes audio digital download of Philadelphia Show)
–opaque blue with white splatter vinyl (US retail exclusive – limited to 600 copies)
–root beer marbled vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–clear pale orange marbled vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–transparent amber marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
–clear ghost white vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–orange-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–black/purple melt vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange/red marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear lavender marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear ash grey marbled vinyl (Bengan exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–pink blue marbled vinyl (Ebay exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

Captured on film by director Denise Korycki for Wild Wind Productions, she worked closely with King on every aspect of filming, and throughout the viewer finds themselves front and center as the shows unfold. This includes some inventive camera placement, such as riding in on the back of the wheelchair as it is wheeled out to “Out From The Asylum” at the start of the show, or looking up from the coffin at the commencement of Abigail opener “Funeral”, which adds an extra dimension to proceedings. Naturally, the theatricality that has become synonymous with King Diamond is there in full force, making for an even more immersive experience. The gothic stage set and the participation of actors playing out certain scenes tying into the songs definitely increases the drama and the sense of complete disconnect from the trappings of reality, ensuring that the shows remain riveting from start to finish.

While the setlists are virtually identical, the drastic difference in the two venues make for distinctly different atmospheres. The sweeping, epic scale of Graspop and the virtual sea of baying metalheads makes for a particularly thrilling spectacle, King holding them all in the palm of his hand. The Fillmore show is immediately more intimate, and rather than a mixed bag of metal lovers drunk on a weekend of the heavy stuff, the audience is comprised entirely of the King Diamond devout, screaming back every word, their love for their hero bleeding from every frame. Songs For The Dead Live gives those who missed out on seeing these shows in the flesh a chance to vividly experience them, offering so much deeper an experience than your run of the mill live DVD.

Graspop Metal Meeting track-listing
1. Out from the Asylum
2. Welcome Home
3. Sleepless Nights
4. Halloween
5. Eye of the Witch
6. Melissa
7. Come to the Sabbath
8. Them
9. Funeral
10. Arrival
11. A Mansion in Darkness
12. The Family Ghost
13. The 7th Day of July 1777
14. Omens
15. The Possession
16. Abigail
17. Black Horsemen
18. Insanity

The Fillmore track-listing
1. Out from the Asylum
2. Welcome Home
3. Sleepless Nights
4. Eye of the Witch
5. Halloween
6. Melissa
7. Come to the Sabbath
8. Them
9. Funeral
10. Arrival
11. A Mansion in Darkness
12. The Family Ghost
13. The 7th Day of July 1777
14. Omens
15. The Possession
16. Abigail
17. Black Horsemen
18. Insanity

King Diamond online:
http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com
https://twitter.com/realkingdiamond
https://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial

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King Diamond Premieres Live Video For “A Mansion In Darkness” From Upcoming New Blu-ray/DVD “Songs For The Dead Live

January 25th will see the release of King Diamond‘s new live Blu-ray/DVD set, “Songs For The Dead Live“. Live footage of “A Mansion In Darkness” from it can be streamed below:

The Blu-ray/DVD release will be out on Metal Blade Records and features two live shows: June 17th, 2016 at the ‘Graspop Metal Meeting‘ festival in Dessel, Belgium and November 25th, 2015 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA. Both of which showcase performances of King Diamond‘s 1987 classic album “Abigail” plus several fan favorites.

‘Graspop Metal Meeting‘ performance:

01 – “Out From The Asylum”
02 – “Welcome Home”
03 – “Sleepless Nights”
04 – “Halloween”
05 – “Eye Of The Witch”
06 – “Melissa”
07 – “Come To The Sabbath”
08 – “Them”
09 – “Funeral”
10 – “Arrival”
11 – “A Mansion On Darkness”
12 – “The Family Ghost”
13 – “The 7th Day Of July 1777”
14 – “Omens”
15 – “The Possession”
16 – “Abigail”
17 – “Black Horsemen”
18 – “Insanity”

The Fillmore performance:

01 – “Out From The Asylum”
02 – “Welcome Home”
03 – “Sleepless Nights”
04 – “Eye Of The Witch”
05 – “Halloween”
06 – “Melissa”
07 – “Come To The Sabbath”
08 – “Them”
09 – “Funeral”
10 – “Arrival”
11 – “A Mansion In Darkness”
12 – “The Family Ghost”
13 – “The 7th Day Of July 1777”
14 – “Omens”
15 – “The Possession”
16 – “Abigail”
17 – “Black Horsemen”
18 – “Insanity”

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King Diamond Premieres Live Video For “Come To The Sabbath” From Upcoming New Blu-ray/DVD “Songs For The Dead Live

January 25th will see the release of King Diamond‘s new live Blu-ray/DVD set, “Songs For The Dead Live“. Live footage of “Come To The Sabbath” from it can be streamed below:

The Blu-ray/DVD release will be out on Metal Blade Records and features two live shows: June 17th, 2016 at the ‘Graspop Metal Meeting‘ festival in Dessel, Belgium and November 25th, 2015 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA. Both of which showcase performances of King Diamond‘s 1987 classic album “Abigail” plus several fan favorites.

‘Graspop Metal Meeting‘ performance:

01 – “Out From The Asylum”
02 – “Welcome Home”
03 – “Sleepless Nights”
04 – “Halloween”
05 – “Eye Of The Witch”
06 – “Melissa”
07 – “Come To The Sabbath”
08 – “Them”
09 – “Funeral”
10 – “Arrival”
11 – “A Mansion On Darkness”
12 – “The Family Ghost”
13 – “The 7th Day Of July 1777”
14 – “Omens”
15 – “The Possession”
16 – “Abigail”
17 – “Black Horsemen”
18 – “Insanity”

The Fillmore performance:

01 – “Out From The Asylum”
02 – “Welcome Home”
03 – “Sleepless Nights”
04 – “Eye Of The Witch”
05 – “Halloween”
06 – “Melissa”
07 – “Come To The Sabbath”
08 – “Them”
09 – “Funeral”
10 – “Arrival”
11 – “A Mansion In Darkness”
12 – “The Family Ghost”
13 – “The 7th Day Of July 1777”
14 – “Omens”
15 – “The Possession”
16 – “Abigail”
17 – “Black Horsemen”
18 – “Insanity”

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Ex-Machine Head Guitarist Phil Demmel Comments On Filling In For Gary Holt In Slayer

Ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel comments on being tapped to fill-in for Gary Holt on the remainder of Slayer‘s current European leg of their farewell tour. Gary Holt announced that he was heading home early to be with his dying father.

Demmel made his live debut with Slayer yesterday (Monday, December 3) at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fan-filmed live footage of the band performing “Hell Awaits” can be seen below:

Comments Phil Demmel on filling in for Gary Holt in Slayer via Instagram:

“Full circle. Karma. It’s so crazy how things work out. I got a text less than 24 hours after I played my last MH note. 11 years ago (almost to the day), I had to leave a tour to fly home and be with my family when my father passes away. Some amazing dudes stepped in to cover for me and to help the band out. I am filling in for a legend who was replaced a legend in a legendary band on their farewell tour.

Despite the fact that Slayer is the reason I wanted to play heavy music, it’s beyond my utmost honor to asked to do this. Learning 19 songs (Not just songs, SLAYER songs) has been a daunting task and I have worked very hard to do Gary and the entire camp proud. As we all here send our love and support to @garyholt_official as he goes through a life altering time, the rallying this camp has done is amazing.

Thank you all for your support as I grab the baton for a few shows and fly the Bay Area flag high on stage right. And lastly, the biggest hero is @martarino for being so selfless after having her partner home for 2 days, sends him off to follow this crazy dream. All hail the Queen.”

Remaining dates on that run include:
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
12/06 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
12/08 Helsinki, FIN – Helsingin Jäähalli

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Full circle. Karma. It’s so crazy how things work out. I got a text less than 24 hours after I played my last MH note. 11 years ago (almost to the day), I had to leave a tour to fly home and be with my family when my father passes away. Some amazing dudes stepped in to cover for me and to help the band out. I am filling in for a legend who was replaced a legend in a legendary band on their farewell tour. Despite the fact that Slayer is the reason I wanted to play heavy music, it’s beyond my utmost honor to asked to do this. Learning 19 songs (Not just songs, SLAYER songs) has been a daunting task and I have worked very hard to do Gary and the entire camp proud. As we all here send our love and support to @garyholt_official as he goes through a life altering time, the rallying this camp has done is amazing. Thank you all for your support as I grab the baton for a few shows and fly the Bay Area flag high on stage right. And lastly, the biggest hero is @martarino for being so selfless after having her partner home for 2 days, sends him off to follow this crazy dream. All hail the Queen.

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Gary Holt Leaves Slayer Tour – Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) Tapped To Fill-In

Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt announces that he will be sitting out the remaining 4 dates of Slayer‘s European leg of their current farewell tour to be home with his dying father. Guitarist Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) has been tapped to fill-in.

The remaining shows for said leg of dates, which also includes Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary, as supports will run as follows:

12/03 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
12/06 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
12/08 Helsinki, FIN – Helsingin Jäähalli

States Gary Holt:

“First things first, I want to say thank you to Berlin for the AMAZING show tonight!! BEST CROWD EVER! But what I’ve got to say has been very very hard for me these last ten days or so. My father is very near the end of his journey,I’ve been playing these last several shows with the heaviest of hearts.

And with that heavy heart I have to announce I am leaving the Slayer European tour. I must return home to help care for my dad in his final moments. Tonight ended with me in tears while finishing Angel of death. But the crowd brought out the best in me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you all.

And that having been said, I want EACH AND EVERY Slayer fan to give their biggest screams for Phil Demmel @demmelitionmh !! Bay Area legend!!! My dear friend, who having JUST finished a tour agreed to help me and the band out and learn an entire Slayer set in days and come out here so I can return home for my dad. Thank you Phil, you are family, love you bro!

Please give him your warmest welcome.And most of all, I gotta thank @slayerbandofficial , @tomarayaofficial @paulbostaphofficial and Kerry King, you guys are TRULY my family, and have had my back through all what has been the roughest time in my life on tour. And thanks to our ENTIRE crew, and @lambofgod @anthrax and @obituaryband and their crews, knowing you all have been there for me through this, FAMILY. Love all of you.

To my fans, thanks from the bottom of my black heart, I’ll be back in March to crush once more. And more than anything , thanks to my wife @lisaholt777 , had I been alone for this, my melt downs would have been even greater. Love you baby. See all of you soon. Thank you. And MUCH LOVE to my bros in Exodus! They know what’s going on, and no one has my back more @exodusbandofficial @zetrodus you guys are my rock”

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First things first, I want to say thank you to Berlin for the AMAZING show tonight!! BEST CROWD EVER! But what I’ve got to say has been very very hard for me these last ten days or so. My father is very near the end of his journey,I’ve been playing these last several shows with the heaviest of hearts.And with that heavy heart I have to announce I am leaving the Slayer European tour. I must return home to help care for my dad in his final moments. Tonight ended with me in tears while finishing Angel of death. But the crowd brought out the best in me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you all. And that having been said, I want EACH AND EVERY Slayer fan to give their biggest screams for Phil Demmel @demmelitionmh !! Bay Area legend!!! My dear friend, who having JUST finished a tour agreed to help me and the band out and learn an entire Slayer set in days and come out here so I can return home for my dad. Thank you Phil, you are family, love you bro! Please give him your warmest welcome.And most of all, I gotta thank @slayerbandofficial , @tomarayaofficial @paulbostaphofficial and Kerry King, you guys are TRULY my family, and have had my back through all what has been the roughest time in my life on tour. And thanks to our ENTIRE crew, and @lambofgod @anthrax and @obituaryband and their crews, knowing you all have been there for me through this, FAMILY. Love all of you. To my fans, thanks from the bottom of my black heart, I’ll be back in March to crush once more. And more than anything , thanks to my wife @lisaholt777 , had I been alone for this, my melt downs would have been even greater. Love you baby. See all of you soon. Thank you. And MUCH LOVE to my bros in Exodus! They know what’s going on, and no one has my back more @exodusbandofficial @zetrodus you guys are my rock

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BMTH Share Official Live Footage From European/UK Tour – Fan Dies At Recent London Show

Bring Me The Horizon share the below 25 minutes live clip captured during their European/UK run. The group have a new full-length entitled “Amo” due out on January 25th.

In related news Bring Me The Horizon have now issued an statement concerning the passing of a attendee at their show on November 30th at the Alexandtra Palace in London, UK. Unconfirmed reports have identified the fan in question as Ali Mills, with the cause of death reportedly being the result of a heart attack.

Comment BMTH via Instagram:

“Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones at this terrible time. We will comment further in due course.”

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Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert’s Cause Of Death Revealed

According to late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert’s widow, the toxicology report for him has come back and listed his cause of death as drowning. She issued the following statement regarding that:

“Good morning everyone this is Beth. And indeed it IS a good morning; Toxicology results are back as is the official cause of my husband’s death!

Cause of death- Drowning
Toxicology- Oli was apparently self-treating for manic-depression that has run in his family for several generations. Anti-depressants were found in his system, as well as a sleep aid. The psych meds found in his system were the same ones that a close relative has been prescribed for a long time, so he knew what to hunt down for the “treatment”.

Seeing how he was not going (and WOULDN’T GO) to a doctor to get diagnosed with the issue and was not being prescribed the medications and monitored on them, it explains his occasional erratic behavior here at home.

As far as why the memorial was cancelled; concern for my personal safety and home due to numerous threats to both is the reason.

If anybody knows where Oli was getting the psych meds, please call CT State Police, Troop C in Tolland, CT.”

The 44-years-old guitarist‘s body was found in a pond nearby his Stafford Springs, CT home on October 16th, 2018.

All That Remains just released their new record “Victim Of The New Disease”, and have tapped guitarist Jason Richardson as Herbert’s fill-in.

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