Ex-HELLOWEEN Singer Kiske To Guest On Only One Track On Grapow/Kusch Album!

Despite rumors to the contrary, former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske will guest on only one track on the forthcoming debut CD from the as-yet-unnamed group of ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch. Kiske's contribution is set to be recorded in February. Meanwhile, after much debating, it has now officially been decided that SYMPHONY X singer Russell Allen will not, in fact, be partaking in the group's upcoming recording and touring activities, since he's already busy with SYMPHONY X and both bands are planning on playing at some of the same festivals during the summer. According to Grapow, this was “a very difficult decision” to make, and he's very sorry to Russell and to all the fans who liked the idea of a collaboration between the pair, but the group “needs someone who can go on tour and support the band without any problems”. Keyboardist Janne Warmen, whose main priority is Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM, is still in the line-up for Grapow's group, since he's reportedly free during the next year, thus allowing for no working conflicts between Roland's band and COB. Grapow and Kusch are planning on announcing the identity of the group's new singer and the band name soon. In other news, the act's previously announced cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Black Dog", which is being recorded during the album's sessions for inclusion on an upcoming LED ZEPPELIN tribute CD to be issued by Spain's Locomotive Music, is also likely to be issued as a single B-side around the time of the release of the forthcoming debut album, which is currently being produced by Andy Sneap for a late spring release.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.