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Christmas Metal Symphony
« on: October 06, 2008, 07:31:57 pm »
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CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY:
A METALIZED CHRISTMAS TALE...

If you are bored of all those Christmas celebrations with your family; we hereby present you the best way to escape reality! Get your agendas out: on Sunday December 28. 2008 one of the finest metal venues in the Netherlands, 013 in Tilburg, will present the first edition of a new metal concept show with a (Christmas-)twist named CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY!

Vocalists and musicians like DORO, RUSSELL ALLEN (Symphony X), MATS LEVÉN (Therion), JOHAN EDLUND (Tiamat), IAN PARRY (Consortium Project), MARCELA BOVIO (Stream of Passion), FLOOR JANSEN (After Forever) and GEORGE OOSTHOEK (Orphanage) have already confirmed their presence, while more names will be announced shortly. They will be musically backed up by a 6-piece band and a 30-piece classical orchestra will perform the finest metal songs of all times. This unique show will contain songs from all metal genres from prog metal to rock, from death to speed and from industrial to NWOBHM....you name it...it’s all in the show!!

Christmas Metal Symphony tells the story of Jonathan. Jonathan is a loner and when he is confronted with his own (yet undiscovered) talents, the world becomes his oyster. He learns about life, about human behaviour and how to survive in a world that he never understood. Jonathan learns how to use his talents for the benefit of himself and of those around him....

Musical-director of Christmas Metal Symphony is JOOST VAN DEN BROEK (keyboardist & songwriter of After Forever) who joined forces with the MAGNUM OPUS ROCKESTRA. This impressive classical orchestra is unique in its kind, since all musicians are long term classical trained but real rock and metal fans by heart. It’s safe to say that they will deliver the icing on the Christmas pudding!

The heavy backbone of the show is a fantastic metalband, handpicked by Joost and contains some of the finest Dutch metal artists: KOEN HERFST (Drums / Epica), MARCEL COENEN (Guitar / Sun Caged), JOHAN VAN STRATUM (Bass / Stream of Passion), SANDER GOMMANS (Guitar / After Forever), JEFFREY REVET (Keyboards / Stream of Passion ) and, of course, Joost van den Broek himself also ..boards.

Over the years, artists have written many concept albums and concept shows; great stories and great unique songs. The team of Christmas Metal Symphony decided that so many great songs have already been written through the years that it would be a shame not to use them. For this reason, you may expect impressive performances of some of the finest metal songs, by some of the finest international artists in a great Christmas setting in one of Holland’s finest concert venues. What a great way to celebrate Christmas....

The first names are already confirmed, but we will announce more names in the forthcoming weeks since we are still talking to more artists to complete the line up. Christmas Metal Symphony will be a unique event, so if your are a true “metalhead”...you can’t afford to miss out on this one!

SHOW: CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY
DATE: Sunday December 28 2008
VENUE: 013 – Tilburg
DOORS: 19.00h
SHOW: 20.30h
Advance Tickets: 013 Boxoffice and via ticketservice. (info: www.013.nl) Pre-sale starts: October 10.2008
Ticket price:
Pre sale € 32,50 / Showday : € 35,- (excl. Reservation costs)
Internet:
www.xmasmetalsymphony.hyves.nl/
www.myspace.com/christmasmetalsymphony
« Last Edit: October 06, 2008, 07:38:55 pm by MissSwan »
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Re: Christmas Metal Symphony
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 12:29:12 pm »
LATEST UPDATE:

CHUCK BILLY (TESTAMENT) CONFIRMED FOR CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY!

The legendary singer from Testament, CHUCK BILLY, has confirmed his appearance on CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY. The list of singers and artists who will join this really unique event has become very impressive, to say the least. 
MATS LEVÉN, RUSSELL ALLEN, JOHAN EDLUND, DORO, FLOOR JANSEN, IAN PARRY, GEORGE OOSTHOEK, MARCELA BOVIO and now CHUCK BILY have all confirmed their presence in Tilburg on December 28. for CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY!

On the organisers' wishlist, Chuck Billy had a very high ranking. Ever since he released his first demo casette back in 1984 (First Strike is Deadly) with the band LEGACY, their music created an earthquake in the underground metal scene. The positive reactions by both media and fans helped the band in signing their first major record deal in 1986 with the big Megaforce / Atlantic label. 
While recording their first album, the band had to change their name to TESTAMENT when it turned out that there already was a band named Legacy in the USA. With the new name, a new label and a new album, (named "The Legacy" as a goodbye to their old band name) it once again turned out to be a blast! This album was the official start of a great career that lasted for many years and gave Chuck the opportunity to become one of the finest performers of thrash metal!
Now, twenty years later... TESTAMENT is back in (metal-)business again! Chuck had to quit touring and singing for several years, due to health problems, but is now fully recovered. Their new CD "The Formation of Damnation" is bringing back the old times of their unique music and the band is once again taking the American and European metal clubs and festivals by storm!

With the confirmation of Chuck Billy, the line up for CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY on the Tilburg show is now complete. Don't be surprised if some of the best TESTAMENT classics will be performed plus some of Chucks All Time Favorite Metal songs. It may even be that you can watch Chuck Billy performing some really unique music with band and orchestra.....
Tickets for the show are now available for € 32,50. You can find all info on this topic on www.013.nl
For more info on the artists, program and the latest news, you can check out

www.myspace.com/christmasmetalsymphony
www.xmasmetalsymphony.hyves.nl

CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY is a unique metal-event... so tell your friends and don't miss out on this one!!

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Re: Christmas Metal Symphony
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 11:42:25 am »
an amazing experience, one of the best shows in my life...

01. Mats Leven & Marcela Bovio - Blood of Kingu (Therion)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zZhVBrPQFU8
02. Mats Leven - Victim of Changes (Judas Priest)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=p22ZSzbFTO4
03. Mats Leven & Marcela Bovio - Son of the Staves of Time (Therion)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zcxG76WZ2U0
04. Marcela Bovio - Passion (Stream of Passion)
05. Marcela Bovio - Out in the Real World (Stream of Passion)
06. Ian Parry - Enter Sandman (Metallica)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kS2L3lsXC6k
07. Ian Parry - Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SKJzlAMGO94
08. Ian Parry & Doro - Breaking the Law (Judas Priest)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bSvbaq1YJTg
09. Doro & Floor Jansen - All We Are (Doro)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RtoKrKg4hGo
10. Doro - I Rule the Ruins (Doro)
11. Chuck Billy - Souls of Black (Testament)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CidIfl7gQ-Q
12. Chuck Billy & Mats Leven - Return to Serenity (Testament)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uAKgr7m3DaQ
13. Chuck Billy & George Oosthoek - More than Meets the Eye (Testament)
14. George Oosthoek - Arise (Sepultura)
15. George Oosthoek & Floor Jansen - Mountains of Madness (Orphanage)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bpj1tQi35OM
16. George Oosthoek - A New Level (Pantera)
17. Johan Edlund - Cain (Tiamat)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oNswb6U_Kz4
18. Johan Edlund & Marcela Bovio - Brighter than the Sun (Tiamat)
19. Johan Edlund - When the Smoke Is Going Down (Scorpions)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-plq__I3b2c
20. Floor Jansen & George Oosthoek - My Pledge of Allegiance no 1 (After Forever)
21. Floor Jansen - Equally Destructive (After Forever)
22. Floor Jansen - The Evil that Men Do (Iron Maiden)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mcg97F-qzWk
23. Magnum Opus Rockestra - Intro based on The Odyssey (Symphony X)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IBjlnAe8wa4
24. Russell Allen - Evolution (Symphony X)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P3PyiHixPcI
25. Russell Allen - Paradise Lost (Symphony X)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XAO6UpiXqaI
26. Russell Allen - Dawn of a Million Souls (Ayreon)
27. Russell Allen & Floor Jansen - The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Nightwish)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IeXcdvkllw4












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Re: Christmas Metal Symphony
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 11:51:02 am »
Wow, thanks, Miss Swan!

Thanks for the complete setlist with all the links. That must have been quite some show - glad you could be there and glad you enjoyed it! :)

Cheers, and have a happy new year!

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Re: Christmas Metal Symphony
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 03:51:25 pm »
wow it sounds to have been fun, MissSwan! I am sooo jealous of you, the videos look pretty awesome...and the photos are great as well  :thumbup:
I love The Phantom Of The Opera cover, I mean...wow...  :bow:

anyway, thanks for sharing this with us  :)
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Re: Christmas Metal Symphony
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 05:02:30 pm »
Amazing.
I so wish I could've been there. :unsure:
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Re: Christmas Metal Symphony
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 11:48:54 am »
Really really really nice show!

Here are some pictures:



















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Re: Christmas Metal Symphony
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009, 02:45:57 pm »
Thanks for this excellent post, MissSwan! Doro in really good shape even nowadays. ;D

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Re: Christmas Metal Symphony
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009, 11:21:10 am »
some more ;)

20. Floor Jansen & George Oosthoek - My Pledge of Allegiance no 1 (After Forever)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BpXtb1D1SFY
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Re: Christmas Metal Symphony
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009, 10:25:28 am »
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