Locomotive Records has announced a March 6 U.S. release date for "Uncreation", the debut album by San Diego, CA-based power metal band BENEDICTUM, featuring powerhouse vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright. The European release has been pushed back by one week and is now scheduled for January 27.
Produced by Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, DIO, FOREIGNER) and mixed by Pilson and former WARLOCK bassist Tommy Henriksen under the ZuZu Recordings Ltd. banner, "Uncreation" features guest appearances by former DIO axeman Craig Goldy on the nine-minute epic "Valkyrie Rising", and bassist Jimmy Bain (ex-RAINBOW, DIO, WWIII) on the band's cover of the BLACK SABBATH classic "The Mob Rules", set for inclusion on the limited-edition first pressing of the album.
BENEDICTUM will preview their album live when the band takes the stage in support of GEORGE LYNCH at Brick By Brick in San Diego on Wednesday, December 21. Three songs from "Uncreation" are currently in rotation on the group's MySpace.com page at www.myspace.com/benedictum.
"Uncreation" track listing:
05. Ashes to Ashes
07. Heaven and Hell
09. Two Steps to The Sun
10. Valkyrie Rising
11. The Mob Rules (bonus track)