BLITZKRIEG ANNOUNCE DUTCH/GERMAN TOUR AND NEW ALBUM 9th July 2013
Blitzkrieg, the British Heavy Metal legends, release their eighth full length studio album on 13th September entitled 'Back From Hell' (MNR013).
The band, from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, were formed in 1980 and this is their first album since 2007 and a return to their spiritual home, Metal Nation Records (previously Neat records) recently signing a three album deal with ex Neat Records boss and Tygers Of Pan Tang founder member/vocalist, Jess Cox.
The band have gone through a line up change since the last release with three members leaving. Main-man/vocalist Brian Ross' son, Alan Ross, takes over from Guy Laverick on guitar. The line up still includes long time member Ken Johnson on lead guitar with new drummer (Micky Kerrigan) and bassist Bill Baxter replacing the departed Brewis brothers, Phil and Paul.
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The new line-up have completely revamped their set bringing in tracks not played for many years including the very first single 'Buried Alive' which also contained a little number called 'Blitzkeirg' as it's 'B' side which sadly was never heard of again :) Only kidding - yes Metallica cover it.
Blitzkrieg will also do a couple of numbers from Brian Ross' other band, Satan, in an extended two hour set!
The band will embark on an extensive world tour starting with a warm-up in Holland followed by nine dates in Germany.
Back From Hell Tour Part Two
13.9 (NL) Tilburg - Little Devil
14.9 Andernach - Swordbrother's Festival ( aft.)
14.9 Kerkrade - the Rock Temple (eve.)
15.9 Essen - Turock Open Air
16.9 Fiensburg - Roxy
17.9 Hamburg - Hafenklang
18.9 Bremen - Meisenfrei Bluesclub
19.9 Uelsen - UJT
20.9 Weiher - Live Music Hall
21.9 Annaberg-Buchholz - Alte Brauerei
22.9 Osnabruch - Bastard Club
The band would like to apologise to fans in Brazil for the cancellation of the first leg of the Back From Hell Tour last month and hope to reschedule the dates later in the year.
Part three of the tour is being booked now taking in Spain and Portugal with other dates to follow promoting the album on a rolling tour over the next two years.