BOLT THROWER, BENEDICTION To Team Up For Birmingham Show

May 30, 2009

U.K.-based extreme metal veterans BOLT THROWER and BENEDICTION will team up for a rare live show on August 29 at the Asylum in Birmingham, England.

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BOLT THROWER indefinitely postponed plans to record a new studio album after the band realized that the new stuff it had written "just doesn't match up" to the group's last CD, "Those Once Loyal". "We have a lot of pride in our back catalogue, and we refuse to turn into one of the many bands (like the ones we grew up listening to) who end up releasing crap, and we're also not prepared to compromise by instead releasing an album of cover versions or a 'best-of' album," BOLT THROWER explained in a statement.

BOLT THROWER in 2006 completed a European tour in support of "Those Once Loyal", which entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 76 — the group's highest-charting release in Germany so far. The follow-up to 2001's "Honour, Valour, Pride" was recorded at Andy Faulkner's Sable Rose studios and is the band's first album since the return of original vocalist Karl Willetts as a full-time member.

BENEDICTION's latest album, "Killing Music", was released in North America in September 2008 via Locomotive Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Organized Chaos" was produced by ANAAL NATHRAKH mastermind Mick Kenney and features several guest musicians, including Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER),Kelly Shaefer (ATHEIST),Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE),The Fog (FROST),Markus Staiger (Nuclear Blast Records owner) and Thorsten Zahn from Metal Hammer Germany. A limited-edition version of the album includes two bonus tracks and a DVD.

BOLT THROWER at Party.San Open Air festival (August 8, 2008 in Bad Berka, Germany):

BENEDICTION at UK Deathfest (May 3, 2009 at Leeds University Union in Leeds, U.K.):

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