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 Johan Haagesen 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
About Time of Changes
30th anniversary edition
2015 saw the 35th anniversary of the band Blitzkrieg who came into existence in 1980.
Their debut single (on Neat records) was released in 1981, Buried Alive b/side Blitzkrieg’. It was not till 1985 that the band recorded their debut album as vocalist Brian Ross was involved with his other band, Satan recording and touring their debut classic’Court In The Act`
30 years on because of catalogue sale and resale ‘A Time Of Changes’ was lost in the vaults of corporate hell and may never see the light of day again. That said the current lineup wanted this album available to fans so they completely re-recorded the album and added two bonus tracks ‘Too Wild To Tame’ which should have made back in 1985, but was originally written and recorded to be the bands second single back in 1981. It was eventually recorded by another Neat records stablemate, Avenger. The second bonus track ‘Jealous Love’ was was originally on the Unholy Trinity album but is included here played acoustically. All the classic tracks are here too on this album including many still played live today which included the Metallica covered ‘Blitzkrieg’ track. It also features guest twin guitar appearances on ‘Pull The Trigger’ by Satan’s Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey.
All the classic tracks are here on this album including many still played live today which included the Metallica covered ‘Blitzkrieg’ track. It also features guest twin guitar appearances on ‘Pull The Trigger’ by Satan’s Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey.
The great new artwork was commissioned for the new version by South American artist Ivan Chacon, fronting a new 12-page booklet full of sleeve notes by Brian Ross, lyrics and new photos from the past and present lineup.
The album was released in Europe by the band’s longtime label Metal Nation Records.It was also released in Japan by Spiritual Beast and various labels in South America to coincide with the band’s 7 date six-country tour there in November 2015. There will also be a vinyl version of the album on High Roller Records by German based label, High Roller Records.The band continue their 2015 ‘Time Of Changes’30th Anniversary tour having already headlined festivals in the UK ( Brofest /Hard Rock Hell ), Slovenia(Metal Days) and appeared at the prestigious Germany festival, Headbangers Open Air. The South American dates were the last for this year.
TRACK LISTING :
Pull The Trigger ( Features members of Satan )
Take A Look Around
Hell To Pay
A Time Of Changes
Too Wild To Tame ( Bonus Track )
Jealous Love ( Bonus Track )