Resurrected NWOBHM Band TYTAN Confirmed For 15th-Anniversary Edition Of KEEP IT TRUE Festival
December 25, 2010
Resurrected NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) band TYTAN is the first confirmed act for the 15th-anniversary edition of the Keep It True festival, set to take place in 2012 (exact date to be announced) in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.
TYTAN's lineup for the Keep It True performance will consist of the following musicians:
* Norman "Kal" Swan (BAD MOON RISING, LION) - Vocals * Kevin "Skidz" Riddles (ANGEL WITCH, LION, SAMSON) - Bass * Steve Mann (MSG) - Guitar * Steve Gibbs - Guitar * Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, RHINO BUCKET) - Drums
TYTAN was a British heavy metal band formed at the height of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal in the fall of 1981 by the former ANGEL WITCH rhythm section, bassist Kevin Riddles and drummer Dave Dufort (ex-E.F. BAND),Scottish vocalist Norman "Kal" Swan, and guitarists Steve Gibbs and Stuart Adams.
Signed to Kamaflage Records, a subsidiary of DJM, TYTAN recorded its lone album at Ramport Studios in Battersea with Will Reid-Dick manning the boards. Former JUDAS PRIEST and LIONHEART drummer Les Binks joined the band just in time for the recording. Jody Turner of ROCK GODDESS made a guest vocal appearance on the song "Women On The Frontline". Binks was replaced by Tony Boden for the band's October '82 U.K. tour with the TYGERS OF PAN TANG, with Simon Wright joining the group shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, Kamaflage folded before the album had chance to be released but managed to release the single "Blind Men And Fools" in both seven-inch and 12-inch formats in September 1982 before the band split up the following summer. In 1985, London-based label Metal Masters released the shelved TYTAN tapes as the "Rough Justice" LP. A Japanese CD bootleg followed in the early 1990s, before Majestic Rock Records gave the album an official CD reissue in 2004 and again in 2006, with four BBC "Friday Rock Show" session live tracks ("Cold Bitch", "The Watcher", "Far Side Of Destiny" and "Blind Men And Fools") and a live DVD added as bonus on the second edition.