HAIL! Performs JUDAS PRIEST Classics With DIMMU BORGIR Guitarist

More fan-filmed video footage of HAIL!'s September 1, 2009 concert at Blæst in Trondheim, Norway can be viewed below.

HAIL!'s current touring lineup includes guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, BEYOND FEAR, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ICED EARTH), bassist David Ellefson (F5, MEGADETH) and drummer Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR, SOULFLY).

The group's setlist for the Trondheim show was as follows:

01. Ace Of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD)
02. Territory (SEPULTURA)
03. Symphony Of Destruction (MEGADETH)
04. Grinder (JUDAS PRIEST)
05. Stand Up And Shout (DIO)
06. Walk (PANTERA)
07. Balls To The Wall (ACCEPT)
08. Neon Knights (BLACK SABBATH)
09. Wrathchild (IRON MAIDEN)
10. Run To The Hills (IRON MAIDEN)
11. Black Metal (VENOM) (with Andreas on vocals)
12. Green Manalishi (JUDAS PRIEST)
13. Burn In Hell (JUDAS PRIEST) / Symptom Of The Universe (BLACK SABBATH)
14. South Of Heaven (SLAYER)
15. Peace Sells (MEGADETH)
16. Paranoid (BLACK SABBATH)

Encore:

17. Refuse/Resist (SEPULTURA)
18. Whiplash (METALLICA)

Commented Ellefson: "We rolled into the small town of Jevnaker, Norway today, about an hour north of Oslo. The HAIL! global community of good will, and all things metal, expanded out to our brother Silenoz from DIMMU BORGIR, who joined us on guitar for three JUDAS PRIEST songs during the show. He's a great dude and the songs sounded awesome with him playing on them. He and Andreas were great together and the crowd loved it! Ripper also killed it on 'The Trooper' and tonight was the second time this week we delved into a little punk rock with 'Blitzkrieg Bop' by the RAMONES, taking our cue from the audience who had a 'Hey, Ho, Let's Go' sign waving high in the air. Very old-school punk and being all things HAIL!, we had to tip our hat to the punk that influenced us as kids. Plus Roy rocks that stuff.

"Roy was in top form tonight as MAYHEM/DIMMU drummer Hellhammer is letting him use his own personal drum kit for the next few days, which is a righteous act of metal brotherhood on his part. Roy plays hard and has been leaving disheveled drum sets in his wake across the country for the past week. It seems Hellhammer's weapons of choice in drums can finally handle the abuse and it makes the trip just that much cooler.

"Thank you, Hellhammer; you are awesome indeed.

"We also threw in some some other little gems like KISS' 'Cold Gin', S.O.D.'s 'The Ballad of Jimi Hendrix' and ANTHRAX's 'Got The Time'…..which was a good live tune and a chance for a bass solo!"

Kisser recently stated about the band's Scandinavian tour, which kicked off in Trondheim, "We intentionally booked some shows in smaller cities because we realize that SEPULTURA and JUDAS PRIEST and MEGADETH could never play in some of these places, so we wanted to make the effort to give everybody a chance to come hang out with us and enjoy the show."

Due to previous touring commitments with ALICE COOPER, regular HAIL! drummer Jimmy DeGrasso was unable to make the Scandinavian trek.

Mayorga's ties to HAIL! run deep, having played with guitarist Andreas Kisser while filling in for the entire SEPULTURA 2006 European tour and also taking part in the Roadrunner Records 25th birthday bash in December 2005 with both Kisser and HAIL! frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens.

Commented Kisser: "I've known Roy for a long time and he's great, so when this situation came up to find a sub for Jimmy, we knew Roy would fit in perfectly."

Mayorga enthusiastically concurred: "When the guys asked me about playing these shows with them, I was thrilled! It is so cool what they are doing and to be able to help them out and fill in for Jimmy is truly an honor for me."

Remaining tour dates:

Sep. 06 - Feelgood, Halden, Norway
Sep. 07 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sep. 08 - Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark
Sep. 10 - Dante's Highlight, Helsinki, Finland
Sep. 11 - Wasteland, Gavle, Sweden
Sep. 12 - Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden

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