HAIL!: New Bassist To Be Announced This Week

April 5, 2010

HAIL! — the all-star band featuring guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA),vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and drummer Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER) — has scheduled the following dates:

May 30 - Rock In Rio Festival - Lisbon, Portugal (with Megadeth, Motörhead)
Jun. 01 - [to be announced] - Novosibirsk, Siberia
Jun. 02 - [to be announced] - Tomsk, Siberia
Jun. 03 - [to be announced] - Omsk, Siberia
Jun. 04 - [to be announced] - Ekaterinburg, Russia
Jun. 05 - [to be announced] - Moscow, Russia
Jun. 06 - [to be announced]
Jun. 08 - [to be announced] - Tallin, Estonia
Jun. 09 - [to be announced] - Helsinki, Finland
Jun. 11 - [to be announced] - Kouvala, Finland
Jun. 12 - [to be announced]
Jun. 14 - Rock In Rio - Madrid, Spain (w/ METALLICA, MOTÖRHEAD)

In the absence of previous HAIL! bassist David Ellefson, who has returned to MEGADETH, a replacement bass player has been confirmed.

"This will be a great surprise; wait until you hear who it is!" exclaimed Owens.

The band plans to make its official bassist announcement later this week.

DIGImmortalPhoto has uploaded quality video footage of HAIL! performing a cover version of the PANTERA classic "Mouth For War" on January 26 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. Watch the clip below.

A review of the New York City show — including photos — can be found at NY Hard Rock Music Examiner (courtesy of Elliot Levin).

HAIL!'s setlist for the show was as follows:

01. Ace Of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD)
02. Territory (SEPULTURA)
03. Grinder (JUDAS PRIEST)
04. Stand Up And Shout (DIO)
05. Balls To The Wall (ACCEPT)
06. Mouth For War (PANTERA)
07. Walk (PANTERA)
08. Neon Knights (BLACK SABBATH)
09. Wrathchild (IRON MAIDEN)
10. Lights Out (UFO) *
11. Metal Church (METAL CHURCH) *
12. Green Manilishi (JUDAS PRIEST) *
13. Highway To Hell (AC/DC) **
14. TNT (AC/DC) **
15. Overkill (MOTÖRHEAD) **/***
16. Cold Gin (KISS) ***
17. Got The Time (ANTHRAX) ***
18. Run To The Hills (IRON MAIDEN)

Encore:

19. The Four Horsemen (METALLICA)
20. Symptom Of The Universe (BLACK SABBATH)
21. South Of Heaven (SLAYER)
22. Refuse/Resist (SEPULTURA)
23. Whiplash (METALLICA)

Special Guests:

Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) - Guitar on *
Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) - Vocals on **
Frank Bello (ANTHRAX) - Bass on ***

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