Recently reunited U.S. cult metallers Blacksmith from Albany, N.Y. have been announced to appear on the annual Headbanger’s Open Air Festival held in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany on July 26th-28th 2012. The 15th installment of the famed heavy metal gathering will mark the first ever European appearance for the band.
“We are very thankful for the chance to play such a great festival and could not think of a better place to make our European debut. Blacksmith have many fans in Europe and Germany especially; we have been asked several times over the years to come over and well now the time is right”, says guitarist David Smith.
Blacksmith recently made their first public appearance in two decades at this year’s Progpower Festival in Atlanta, GA. to meet with fans and promote the recently released ‘Strike While the Iron’s Hot’ CD through Heaven and Hell Records. Currently the band are working on all new original material for a 2012 release through Heaven and Hell Records; and also expect the unreleased album from 1990 ‘Time Out of Mind’ to finally see a release in the coming year.
Heaven and Hell Records: www.heavenandhellrecords.com
Headbanger’s Open Air : www.headbangers-open-air.de