The organizers of the Keep It True XII festival, which is scheduled to take place April 24-25, 2009 at the Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany have issued the following update:
"It is time to announce the last band for Keep It True XII. It is not a normal 'band,' 'cause we are going to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). This was the most important scene for heavy metal ever and we thought KIT would be the perfect place to celebrate this.
"We will have a fantastic backing band consisting of the NWOBHM tribute band ROXXCALIBUR and they will play these great tunes together with the original singers from the UK. We plan to get at least 10 or 11 musicians from the NWOBHM over for this special event.
"The following are the already confirmed NWOBHM heroes:
Brian Ross (BLITZKRIEG, SATAN)
Jess Cox (TYGERS OF PAN TANG)
Russ North (CLOVEN HOOF)
Lee Payne (CLOVEN HOOF)
Terry Dark (JAMESON RAID)
"Additionally, we will have at least five or six more famous names from that era. We will announce them as soon as we have the OK from them.
"We hope this will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for you all and you will all enjoy all the classic NWOBHM hits sung by its original singers."
Keep It True XII festival billing:
ARMORED SAINT (USA)
LIZZY BORDEN (USA)
LIVING DEATH (GER)
ZOUILLE & HANTSON (FRA) (A Night Of SORTILEGE)
RIGOR MORTIS (USA)
HELL (UK) *
THE GATES OF SLUMBER (USA)
ATLANTEAN KODEX (GER)
IN SOLITUDE (SWE)
DEJA VU (GER)
* Three original members plus SABBAT's Andy Sneap and Martin Walkyier
For more information, visit www.keep-it-true.de.