Former BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION singer London LeGrand has launched a revamped version of the band, now renamed BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION GÖTEBORG, in which he is joined by guitarist John "JB" Bergqvist (DISREGARD), drummer Peter "Pan" Ottosson and bassist Rodolfo "Rude" Montenegro.
Based in Gotheburg, Sweden, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION GÖTEBORG has been writing new music and is now ready to get its "heavy and dirty rock and roll" to the people. According to the band, "a crazy show is promised and they make you dance like never before!"
Bergqvist described BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION GÖTEBORG's sound in a recent interview as "traditional hard rock with metal influences and elements of punk."
The new band has two shows in Sweden scheduled for February and March, with plans to release an album in 2017.
BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION was formed more than a decade ago by MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns. The band's debut album, "Here Come The Brides", was released in March 2004 and peaked at No. 92 on The Billboard 200 chart. Sixx left the group before the recording of a follow-up effort, "Runaway Brides", which came out in 2005.
In a 2008 interview, LeGrand admitted he would like to see a BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION reunion, but with Sixx back in the band. "It would be amazing," he said. "I don't know. In order to really give 110% to the fans, and they deserve it, we would need to have Nikki in the band. He is a huge part of the group. I think Nikki feels the same way.
"All of us from those days have had time to think. We realize that we were at different parts of our lives and that isn't who we necessarily are now. Maybe it makes us realize how much we should have appreciated it.
"I know that if the BRIDES got together at this point in my life we would have been a closer band. The communication would also have been better. The songs would have been a lot better.
"I would love for it to get back together. I am not sure it will, but I know that my phone number is the same and if anyone wants to give me a call, I would love to hear their voice."
For more information on BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION GÖTEBORG, visit the band's Facebook page.