New York (October 7, 2008)–Headliners Judas Priest and Heaven and Hell teamed up this summer for the Metal Masters Tour, which also included performances by Motorhead and Testament. Both the monitor engineers for Heaven and Hell and Judas Priest used Yamaha PM5D digital audio consoles.
“I have found the desk to be very friendly to analog leviathans such as myself,” said Doug Short, monitor engineer for Judas Priest, at the tour’s stop at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Connecticut. “I love the PM5D console immensely,” notes Heaven and Hell monitor engineer, Lorenzo Banda.
The tour, produced by Live Nation, was Priest’s first set of U.S. dates in nearly three years, and kicked off the release of the band’s new CD, Nostradamus. The 15 ‘special engagements’ began in Camden, NJ and ended in Las Vegas.
The Metal Masters Tour also marked the release of Heaven and Hell’s new The Rules of Hell CD, a musical collaboration featuring Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler along with former members Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice.
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