NEW POWER METAL FROM REVERENCE AND SABBATH DEVASTATES LOLLAPALOOZA!
“Bleed For Me”, the new video from REVERENCE, the power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve “Dr. Killdrums” Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Ned Meloni and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, can be seen below. The song comes off the group’s debut album, “When Darkness Calls”, which was released on May 31 via Razar Ice Records, the band’s official web site, iTunes, Amazon and various other music providers. The CD cover artwork was designed by renowned artist Jobert Mello of Sledgehamer Graphix (PRIMAL FEAR, SABATON, HYSTERIA) and can be seen below.
“When Darkness Calls” track listing:
01. When Darkness Calls
02. Bleed For Me
03. Phantom Road
04. Devil In Disguise
05. Too Late
07. The Price You Pay
09. Revolution Rising
10. After The Leaves Have Fallen
11. Vengeance Is Mine
12. Lost Generation (bonus track)
“When Darkness Calls” features a guest appearance by SANXTION drummer Tony Rossi.
REVERENCE will embark on a European tour in November. Exact cities and dates will be announced shortly.
For more information, visit www.ReverenceMetal.com.
Three-quarters of the original BLACK SABBATH lineup performed last night as the headliner of this year’s edition of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, with founding drummer Bill Ward sitting out the reunion due to a contract dispute. His fill-in is Ozzy Osbourne touring drummer Tommy Clufetos.
This was SABBATH‘s only North American performance of 2012 as guitarist Tony Iommi continues his treatment for cancer. The rest of the scheduled SABBATH tour dates were played by Ozzy Osbourne and billed as “Ozzy & Friends.”
BLACK SABBATH‘s Lollapalooza setlist was as follows:
01. Black Sabbath 02. The Wizard 03. Beyond The Wall Of Sleep 04. N.I.B. 05. Into The Void 06. Under The Sun 07. Snow Blind 08. War Pigs 09. Electric Funeral 10. Sweet Leaf 11. Symptom Of The Universe / Drum Solo 12. Iron Man 13. Faries Wear Boots 14. Dirty Women 15. Children Of The Grave
Drummer Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS — who are performing at Lollapalooza tonight — told The Pulse Of Radio that he was looking forward to seeing BLACK SABBATH, but added a disclaimer. “I’m little disappointed that — I mean, I’m happy for my hometown boy Tommy on drums, but no Bill Ward,” he said. “Disappointing. It’s like the VAN HALEN thing — you get back together and then you don’t have the guy that’s the original guy? [groans]”
Ward in May announced again that he was declining to join his former bandmates for its scheduled 2012 dates, as well as the recording of a new album, due to a contractual dispute.
He also allegedly had his lawyers direct SABBATH to remove him from photos of the band posted at the official BLACK SABBATH web site “so as to not give the public the wrong impression about his involvement in the current BLACK SABBATH lineup,” according to a statement issued by the band’s publicist.
Bassist Geezer Butler issued a lengthy retort at his own web site, writing that Ward “hadn’t told any one of us he was having contractual problems, and frankly those things are worked out between our representatives, and never between the four of us, let alone in public.”
Until now, Iommi told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that the members of SABBATH stayed friendly even when there were legal or other issues going on. “We’ve always been talking. We’ve always been in touch with each other,” he said. “There might be a lawsuit in the thing between us, but we still talk to each other like nothing’s happened, you know.”
The members of SABBATH will play at Lollapalooza this August in Chicago, their only scheduled U.S. gig. The rest of the scheduled SABBATH tour dates were played by Ozzy and billed as “Ozzy & Friends.”
Ozzy, Iommi and Butler are working on their first new album together in 33 years. Clufetos is a member of Ozzy‘s solo touring band.