Blitzkrieg – 40th Anniversary in 2020
At some point in 2020 Blitzkrieg will be releasing a new studio album on the Mighty Music label , the follow up to 2018 release Judge Not , the year 2020 will also see the bands 40th Anniversary year , and still with original member and vocalist Brian Ross at the helm.
Blitzkrieg would love to bring their 40th Anniversary celebrations to you in 2020,
please contact our booking agent concerning bookings for 2020 at
Blitzkrieg – HRH Metal Festival Feb 2020
( News page updated 25/10/2019)
HRH Metal IV ‘Hammer Out’ The Final Line Up With Another 14 Bands!
In addition to the 28 bands already confirmed for HRH Metal IV this coming February – which includes headliners Rhapsody of Fire and Equilibrium – we are ecstatic to announce an additional 14 bands to the lineup!
The Three Tremors – featuring Judas Priest legend Tim Ripper Owens, Sean Peck of Cage and Harry Conklin of Jag Panzer and Titan Force – are a unique force in metal, with as their name suggests, a 3 pronged vocal attack that will rip the O2 Academy Birmingham apart.
From Newcastle come the legendary Blitzkrieg. Formed in Leicester in 1980, the band are as strong as ever having released their latest album, “Judge Not” in 2018, and an EP “Loud and Proud” in 2019. It’s a true honour for us to welcome them to the HRH family, in what will be their 40th anniversary year!
The full lineup for February
Ashborn / Avarus / Blitzkrieg / Damaj / Dead Label / Death Valley Knights / Dendera / Dialekt / Die Kur / Dogsflesh / Eagles vs Drones / Enquire Within / Equilibrium / Ethereal Sin / Evil Scarecrow / Flex Bison / Forgotten Remains / Frozen In Shadows / Helgrind / Impavidus / King Corpse / King Kraken / Krysthla / Kyrbgrinder / Lord Of The Lost / Lulliby For A Unicorn / Metasoma / Promethium / Raised By Owls / Recall The Remains / Rhapsody Of Fire / Secrets of Mariana / Seprevation / Skiltron / Skull Fox / The Three Tremors / Transients / Valafar / Valous / WitchSorrow / Xentrix
For all packages head to www.hrhmetal.com or call Holly on 0207 193 1845
Loud & Proud ep Release and Info
Blitzkrieg to release “Loud And Proud” EP on LP and CD in December through Mighty Music.
Blitzkrieg’s latest album ”Judge Not” was released in April last year and gained a lot of great reviews from the press. Now, as a treat for the fans, the British legends will release this new six-track EP ”Loud and Proud” on CD & 12” vinyl, out in December 6th. The EP contains different versions of the songs from ”Judge Not” and new songs that were never released. Artwork by Roberto Toderico (Asphyx, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Pestilence). Guitarist Ken Johnson has this to say about the 6 songs.
1. Loud and Proud (Judge Not album version)
3. Falling Into Darkness (orchestrated version)
Different to the version that appeared on the ”Judge Not” album as it has its orchestrated parts on the mix, also it has been re-mixed by Phil Davies (who recorded all the “Judge Not” sessions).
4. Together (We Are Strong)
Back catalogue Blitzkrieg track which was rerecorded as a bonus track for Japan, although this version differs from the version on the album ”Theatre of the Damned”, as this has been recorded more in the way the original demo of the track sounded
5. After Dark
An old Blitzkrieg track that is featured in the live set, this was originally recorded as a bonus track for the Japanese release of ”Judge Not”
6. Schools Out
Cover version of the Alice Cooper track , which was recorded as a bonus track during the ”Judge Not” sessions
Available on 12″ vinyl and cd formats along with Blitzkrieg `Loud and Proud` t-shirt bundles
Pre-order at www.tagershop.dk/blitzkrieg
Blitzkrieg Added to Headbangers Open Air Line Up
BLITZKRIEG will celebrate their 40th anniversary at HOA with a return to the festival in Jul 2020 , for more info on this festival please go to the official website at https://www.headbangers-open-air.com
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Nordic Noise UK – November 2019
Nordic Noise was established in 2013 and is considered one of the most important Heavy Rock festivals in Scandinavia. In 2019 the festival is expanding to the UK for the first time and Nordic Noise UK will be held in Newcastle Upon Tyne on the 22nd and 23rd of November at the venue Think Tank under the motto “The Nordic Invasion Of Great Britain”.
“During the years we have developed a strong concept with Nordic Noise. Upcoming acts getting to share the same stage as big etablished names. All in the name of rock and heavy metal. I consider Newcastle one of my other homes, so it came very natural to do the first foreign edition of Nordic Noise in this wonderful city. Who knows what the future will bring. We might expand to other countries, too”, says Michael H. Andersen, founder of Nordic Noise and CEO of Mighty Music/ Target Group.
Most bands are already booked for Nordic Noise UK 2019. Tygers Of Pan Tang will headline Saturday and combine their concert with a release show of their upcoming album “Ritual” and Friday fellow locals Blitzkrieg will use their show to promote their new vinyl release “Loud And Proud”. Other local bands include the death metal band Repulsive Vision, the brand new band ALPHA DELTA and more names to be announced soon.
Michael continues “The idea behind Nordic Noise UK is to combine a line-up of local bands from Great Britain and acts from my home country, Denmark. Giving the opportunity for Danish bands to play under well promoted circumstances in other countries makes a lot of sense in regards to networking and promotion. Having Classic Rock Magazine and Metal Hammer as our media partners for the festival makes a difference, too”.
Danish bands to play Nordic Noise UK 2019 include heavy rock act Statement DK, who will be touring the rest of the UK at the same time, rockers LUCER, mainly known in the UK for supporting Mike Tramp, heavy metal band Pectora and veteran death metal act Thorium who will play their first ever UK show.
Nordic Noise UK will be presented with a significant amount of help from experienced locals, the man in charge being one Ken Johnson, guitarist of Blitzkrieg “Its great news for Blitzkrieg to be part of this inaugural edition of Nordic Noise UK, everyone in the Blitzkrieg camp is very excited and really looking forward to be playing this in our hometown alongside other Newcastle based and Scandinavian bands , and for Blitzkrieg to be promoting our new `Loud and Proud` ep due for release on December 19th on the Mighty Music label. Also from a personal level to be part of the Nordic Noise UK Production Crew , it is a great honour to be asked by Michael H. Andersen to come onboard as co -organizer of the festival and to work with his team, a busy couple of days ahead but I am sure everyone will enjoy it. A very strong line up across the two days at the Think Tank in Newcastle , I think there is something for everyone across the bill , no matter what genre you favour across the Hard Rock / Metal spectrum “, Ken says.
Nordic Noise UK 2019 is held in Newcastle at the venue Think Tank! with the following line-up:
Friday 22nd of November
Blitzkrieg : Thorium : Sin Theta : Alpha Delta
Saturday 23rd of November
Tygers Of Pan Tang : Statement : Repulsive Visions : Lucer : Pectora
… More bands will be announced.
Friday ticket 15£, Saturday tickets 20£ and early bird 2-day tickets are 30£.
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Blitzkrieg return to Spain 2019
We are very pleased to announce we are returning to Spain in November 2019 , To play at the November Metal Weekend Festival in Zaragoza on Sat 16 Nov
for more info please go to the festivals facebook page at
Blitzkrieg added to Metalheadz Open Air
Blitzkrieg are delighted to have been added to this years Metalheadz Open Air festival in Oberndorf Germany , the festival will be held between May 31st and June 1st , Blitzkrieg taking the stage on Friday 31st May
For more information on the festival please visit the official website at
New Shows added for 2019 and 2020
Old Grave Fest Bucherest Romania
Blitzkrieg will debut in Romania in October at the Old Grave Festival , the festival is held October 11th/12th at Fabrica in Bucherest
Tickets available from http://www.rtmc.ro/tickets
More Information can be found at http://www.rtmc.ro
Blitzkrieg will be onstage Saturday 12th
Hard Metal Fest Mangualde Portugal
Blitzkrieg will also be making their live debut in Portugal in January 2020 at the Hard Metal Fest in Mangualde
The festival will be held at Centro Santo Andre in Mangualde
Blitzkrieg taking to the stage on Saturday 11th January
Tickets available from https://www.facebook.com/ticketlineportugal
More information can be found at http://www.hardmetalfest.pt
Can we all welcome to the Blitzkrieg fold on Bass duties …
Liam will make his live debut with the band at this years Grimm Up North Festival in March, taking the stage on Friday 8th .
We would also like to thank Huw Holding for all his hard work during his time period with the band , and wish him all the best for the future.
Next Blitzkrieg show as mentioned above … at this years Grimm up North
held in Bury in the Elizabethian Suite at Bury Town Hall
For more info on the festival please visit their Facebook page at
Blitzkrieg release music video for `Angels or Demons ` single release
Angels or Demons is taken from the new Blitzkrieg album `Judge Not` that was released on April 27th on the Mighty Music label
Forever Is A Long Time – lyric video
Lyric video released for the digital download single edit of `Forever Is A Long Time`, from the forthcoming new Blitzkrieg album entitled Judge Not
Blitzkrieg new album details and release date
Mighty Music – Release Date 27 April 2018
The album was recorded in Newcastle UK at Downcast Base HQ by Phil VanDetta Davies, but we elected to use a different studio this time around for mixing, and because we all admire the work that the Hansen Studios do most notably the mix of the Pretty Maids Pandemonium album, Jonas Haagensen came on board from the Hansen studios to mix the album.
Track listing is as follows ; Heretic , Who Is Blind , Forever Is A Long Time , Reign Of Fire , All Hell Is Breaking Loose , Without You , Loud And Proud , Angels Or Demons, Wide Legged And Headless, Falling Into Darkness, Judge Not Lest You Yourself Be Judged (alternate album version), Schools Out (Alice Cooper cover) Bonus Track.
The Album will be released on four formats :
CD, Vinyl, Limited Edition Colour Vinyl, Digital Downland
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Blitzkrieg added to this year’s Hard Rock Hell Festival line up
Blitzkrieg are very happy to announce that we will be playing this years Hard Rock Hell, which will take place once again at Camp HRH in Pwllheli, between Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th November 2018. Also on the bill will be Saxon, Michael Schenker Fest, The Dead Daisies, Tygers of Pan Tang, Femme Fatale, Rock Goddess, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Girlschool + many more!!
for more info and updates go to
Blitzkrieg added to Metal Bash & Nordic Noise Festivals
It will be the bands first show in Germany since 2015
More info on the festival can be found at the festivals website at
Nordic Noise is held across May 11th/12th , with Blitzkrieg hitting the stage on Friday 11th May.
For more info on Nordic Noise please visit the site below
Nordic Noise website – http://www.nordicnoise.dk
Album Launch Party
Blitzkrieg album launch party, at Think Tank Newcastle
The First Blitzkrieg studio album under the Mighty Music label in Denmark, since 2015s A Time of Changes 30th anniversary re-recording and 2013s Back from Hell album.
As well as the album release celebration, Blitzkrieg will be playing a FULL live set, as well as opening acts.
This will be the bands first Newcastle standalone show in 2 years
Joining us on the billing for our album release party will be our friends and fellow North East Metallers MYTHRA, also our Mighty Music labelmates Armortura
Saturday 28th April 2018
Think Tank? , Newcastle upon Tyne, Times Square, NE1 4EP
Advance Tickets £10
Pay on Door £12
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Age Restrictions 14+
BLITZKRIEG will release a new seven-inch vinyl EP, “Reign Of Fire”, on December 8 in a limited edition of five hundred copies embraced by amazing hand-drawn old-school metal artwork by Lee Murphy.
Says BLITZKRIEG guitarist Ken Johnson: “We are very excited about the ‘Reign Of Fire’ EP coming out on our new label/home, Mighty Music, prior to the new album release in 2018. Let’s re-ignite the fire… flame on.”
“Reign Of Fire” was recorded by Phil (Vandetta) Davies at Downcast Base HQ Recording Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne, England and mixed by Jonas Haagensen at Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark.
Side A: Reign Of Fire
Side B: Judge Not (exclusive track for this vinyl release only)
Next month, BLITZKRIEG will enter the studio to record its first album for Mighty Music and follow-up to 2013’s “Back From Hell”. A spring 2018 release is expected, to be followed by a European tour.
“Reign Of Fire” can be pre-ordered at the official BLITZKRIEG bandshop, where “Reign Of Fire” t-shirt can be ordered as well.
Watch a video teaser for “Reign Of Fire” below.
Brian Ross – Lead vocals
Ken Johnson – Guitars, Keyboards, Backing vocals
Alan Ross – Guitars, Backing vocals
Matt Graham – Drums
Huw Holding – Bass
Band photo and video teaser by Geoff Duke
We had such a good time recently recording some new material for the new Blitzkrieg album and our debut for Mighty Music, we thought we’d share some footage big thanks to Phil VanDetta Davies at Downcast Base HQ for overseeing the sessions.
Also please check out Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/BlitzkriegOfficial
Blitzkrieg sign to Eternal Rock Booking Agency
Blitzkrieg is delighted to announce the affiliation with Eternal Rock Booking Agency and joining Eternal Rocks roster who will be the bands booking agency for live shows.
Eternal Rock founded 2006 is an international booking agency and event company. In the early years mostly kept busy organising middle to big events as a local promoter at places like Plato Helmond, and from 2008 till 2014 running their own Rockstage The Rocktemple in Kerkrade. In the following years, they expanded their activities and Eternal Rock is now mainly active booking fully organised tours for a diversity of bands. Because of the good contacts and knowledge built up over the years, it is possible to have the production partly or fully organised by Eternal Rock. From stagehand to catering service everything can be taken care of. The Eternal Rock roster also as artists such as Tygers of Pan Tang, Soto, Leatherwolf, Masterplan and Tokyo Blade
For booking Blitzkrieg please contact Eternal Rock using the relevant contact forms on our website
Eternal Rock website – http://www.eternalrock-musicagency.com
Eternal Rock on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Eternal-Rock-548304458540309
Blitzkrieg on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BlitzkriegUK
Mighty Music website – http://mightymusic.dk
Mighty Music on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mightymusic666
BLITZKRIEG signs with Mighty Music
Mighty Music is proud to welcome the legendary NWOBHM band BLITZKRIEG to the family.
BLITZKRIEG formed in 1980 and besides the legendary album “A Time Of Change” from 1985, the band is known for the close connection to METALLICA. METALLICA recorded the song “Blitzkrieg” on the 1984 “Creeping Death” single plus the 1998 “Garage Days Inc” album and has performed the song on a regular basis live. Read More and watch the video