Former MANOWAR drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl has joined BLACK REIGN, the band featuring vocalist Wade Black (LEATHERWOLF, CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK, LEASH LAW, TIWANAKU) and bassist Rich Marks.
Commented Black: "I've heard a lot about him and they don't call him Rhino for nothing!
"We look forward to the future with one of the best metal drummers around and I'm happy that he's joined the fold and we will be seeing all of you soon."
BLACK REIGN is working on material for its debut album, "Conflict In Creation", which will feature "12 brand new tracks that tie into an exciting story using historic and fictional themes," according to a press release. Two of the songs — "Savior" and "Reaction" — are now available for streaming on the BLACK REIGN MySpace page.
BLACK REIGN will debut some of its new songs this New Year's Eve (December 31) at The Cabana Inn in Sarasota, Florida. Headlining the show will be CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson's band AVENGING BENJI.
Previous incarnations of BLACK REIGN have included such musicians as Pete Blakk, guitarist for the classic KING DIAMOND lineup that recorded the legendary albums "Them", "Conspiracy" and "The Eye"; and Jesse Martillo (CRIMSON GLORY) on drums.
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