BEYOND FEAR To Open For ANTHRAX On European Tour

BEYOND FEAR, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens, have been confirmed as the opening act for ANTHRAX on their upcoming European headlining tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Apr. 08 - Sheffield, UK - Corperation
Apr. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wolfrun Hall
Apr. 10 - London, UK - Astoria
Apr. 11 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Apr. 12 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
Apr. 14 - Tilburg, NETH - 013
Apr. 15 - Antwerp, BEL - Hof Ter Lo
Apr. 16 - Strasbourg, FRA - La Laiterie
Apr. 17 - Bochum, GER - Matrix
Apr. 18 - Copenhagen, DEN - Vega
Apr. 19 - Gothenburg, SWE - Tagarn
Apr. 21 - Helsinki, FIN - Nosturi
Apr. 22 - Tampere, FIN - Pakkahouse
Apr. 24 - Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
Apr. 25 - Saarbrücken, GER - Garage
Apr. 26 - Zürich, SWI - Rostofflager
Apr. 27 - Trevisto, ITA - New Age
Apr. 28 - Milan, ITA - Live Club
Apr. 29 - Reggio Emilia, ITA - Temo Rock

As previously reporte, a short audio sample of the track "Scream Machine", taken from BEYOND FEAR's upcoming self-titled debut album, has been posted online at www.timripperowens.com (audio comes on once the page loads).

BEYOND FEAR features in its ranks Owens alongside guitarist John Comprix (SPAWN, 13 FACES), Dennis Hayes (ex-WINTERS BANE, SEVEN WITCHES) on bass, Dwane Bihary (MISSING SKIN) on rhythm guitar, and drummer Eric Elkins (CRYPTKICKER, ALL YOU FEAR).

"Beyond Fear" is scheduled for release on May 9 (one day earlier internationally) via SPV Records. The CD was recorded at the legendary Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida, under the direction of producer Jim Morris. The album consists of fourteen haunting metal numbers, which, according to Owens, "show unmistakably where my musical roots lie: in the classic heavy metal of the Eighties. However, I've transported that traditional metal style into the present, lending it its own touch."

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