US metal band KILLING MACHINE who made their European debut last week with two shows supporting AC/DC in France, have added a further festival to their busy summer European schedule with an appearance confirmed at the Foire Aux Vins Festival www.foire-colmar.com in Colmar, France on Saturday 14th August 2010.
Foire Aux Vins is a unique festival based around music and the wine which is produced in the locality. One of the countries premier events of it’s kind, Foire Aux Vins runs from 6-15 August and has an eclectic musical programme. The main highlights of this years rock and metal day on 14th August are Soulfly, Saxon, Europe and Alice Cooper.
KILLING MACHINE, who recently confirmed former Evergrey / Stratovarius bass guitarist Jari Kainulainen as a permanent member of the band, are stirring up a lot of interest in Europe having lined up a number of high profile show and festival appearances.
The bands’ schedule is :
26 June – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, BELGIUM www.graspop.be
29 July – Headbangers Open Air, Brande-Hörnerkirchen, near Elmshorn, GERMANY www.headbangers-open-air.de
6 August – Rock Nights Festival, Zarasai, LITHUANIA www.rocknights.lt
7 August – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, GERMANY www.wacken.com
13 August – Bulldog Bash, Long Marston, UK www.bulldogbash.eu
14 August – Foire Aux Vins, Colmar, FRANCE www.foire-colmar.com
15 August – Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall, Derbyshire, UK www.bloodstock.uk.com
KILLING MACHINE current line up is Csaba Zvekan (Sardonyx) – Vocals, Peter Scheithauer (Temple of Brutality / Belladonna) – Guitar, Jari Kainulainen (Evergrey / Stratovarius) – Bass Guitar and Jon Dette (Slayer / Testament) – Drums.
Six new KILLING MACHINE songs – ‘Skull and Bone’, ‘Hell Raiser’, ‘Free Nation’, ‘Black Sun’, ‘Nailed To The Cross’ and ‘Morning Star’ – can be heard at www.myspace.com/killingmachineusa
KILLING MACHINE have released two albums, the self titled ‘Killing Machine’ in 2000 via Candlelight Records and the critically acclaimed ‘Metalmorphis’ in 2006 via Mausoleum Records which has been hailed by many as one of the all time classic metal albums. The two albums featured a multitude of musicians including James Rivera (HELSTAR, VICIOUS RUMOURS), Jimmy DeGrasso (Y&T), Juan Garcia (AGENT STEEL), Dave Ellefson (MEGADETH), Stet Howland (WASP), Mike Duda (WASP), Mike Vescara (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS)