Legendary Cleveland metallers BREAKER have reunited with original lead vocalist Jim Hamar.
The group, which released the underground classic "Get Tough!" album on Auburn Records in 1987, will perform at this year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, scheduled to take place June 26-28 in Balingen, Germany. The band will share the stage with JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRCHE, SAXON, ICED EARTH and others. BREAKER will also be one of the feature bands at the festival's club warm-up show with FIREWIND and FORBIDDEN.
This will be BREAKER's third trip to Germany, a country where the band still enjoys a sizeable underground following. The group has performed at major festivals like Wacken Open Air and Headbangers Open Air in recent years.
Prior to the Bang Your Head!!! appearance, BREAKER will play a special "warm-up" concert at the Jigsaw Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, June 14. Special guests are the MANIMALS.
Formed in 1982, BREAKER quickly became one of the top-drawing original metal bands in Cleveland and was the leader of the city's internationally renowned '80s metal scene.
BREAKER's current lineup is as follows:
Jim Hamar (vocals)
Don Depew (guitar)
Michael Klein (guitar)
Nick Giannakos (guitar)
Brook Hodges (bass)
Mark Klein (drums)
A new CD will be released to support the live appearances.
Visit www.auburnrecords.com for more information.
BREAKER, with Greg Wagner on vocals, performing "From The Heart" and "Blood Money" live during their headlining appearance at Germany's Headbangers Open Air festival in 2004: