MASTERPLAN To Issue EP, Support HAMMERFALL In Europe

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, will issue a five-song EP, entitled Enlighten Me, on November 18th through Germany's AFM Records. The maxi single will contain two different versions of the title song, "Kind Hearted Light" (another track from the upcoming album), "Through Thick And Thin" (a non-album track) and a cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Black Dog" (non-album track). The group's self-titled full-length album will follow on January 27th and will be released as a special limited edition double-CD featuring a video clip for "Enlighten Me" and a 30-minute interview with the band.

In other news, MASTERPLAN will be supporting HAMMERFALL throughout Europe in January/February 2003. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Jan. 11 - Osnabrück, GER @ Halle Gartlage
Jan. 12 – Tilburg, NETH @ O13
Jan. 13 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof ter Lo
Jan. 14 - Paris, FRA @ Elysee Montmatre
Jan. 16 - Madrid, SPA @ La Riviera
Jan. 17 - Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz 1
Jan. 18 - Bergara, SPA @ Jam
Jan. 19 - Bordeaux, FRA @ Theatre Barbey
Jan. 21 - Lyon, FRA @ Le Transbordeur
Jan. 22 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z 7
Jan. 23 - Strasbourg, FRA @ La Laiterie
Jan. 25 - Detva/Zvolen, SK @ Sports Hall
Jan. 26 - Budapest, HUN @ Petöfi Hall
Jan. 27 - Salzburg, AUT @ Rockhaus
Jan. 28 - Mailand, ITA @ Alcatraz
Jan. 30 - Graz, AUT @ Orpheum
Jan. 31 - Wien, AUT @ Planet Music
Feb. 07 - Langen, GER @ Stadthalle Langen
Feb. 08 - Kaufbeuren, GER @ Zeppelinhalle
Feb. 09 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn LKA
Feb. 11 - Oberhausen, GER @ T-Club
Feb. 12 - Hamburg, GER @ Docks
Feb. 13 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall
Feb. 15 - München, GER @ Backstage
Feb. 16 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Stadthalle Lichtenfels
Feb. 17 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia Halle

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