CRIMSON GLORY: Footage From Sweden’s ROCKSTAD FALUN Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of CRIMSON GLORY‘s August 18 performance at the Rockstad Falun festival in Falun, Sweden can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Valhalla
02. Dragon Lady
03. Azrael
04. Queen Of The Masquerade
05. Where Dragons Rule
06. Lady Of Winter
07. Painted Skies
08. Masque Of The Red Death
09. Lonely
10. Red Sharks
11. Eternal World

CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Todd La Torre recently joined QUEENSRŸCHE as the replacement for Geoff Tate.

La Torre, who says that QUEENSRŸCHE has been his favorite band since he was 15 years old, first met QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton at this year’s NAMM convention in January in Anaheim, California.

Todd La Torre joined CRIMSON GLORY in April 2010 and has played a number of shows with the band during the past two years.

La Torre made his first public appearance with CRIMSON GLORY at ProgPower USA X as one of seventeen guest performers paying tribute to Midnight, the band’s original singer.

Essentially unknown to the mainstream progressive metal scene, La Torre spent 22 years earning his stripes and solidifying himself as an unquestionable talent behind the drum kit of various hard rock and heavy metal projects in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. However, his vocal aspirations went largely unfulfilled until 2009 when Matt LaPorte (JON OLIVA’S PAIN), who had only heard La Torre sing on a few occasions, casually mentioned to CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Jon Drenning that he might make a nice addition to the already stellar lineup of performers the band had accumulated. It was only a short time later that La Torre found himself at the band’s rehearsal studio, and the pieces began to fall into place.

Midnight passed away in 2009 due to long-term health complications.

 

 

 

 

 

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