It’s that time of year…and I’m about to embark on a whirlwind of gigs for three of the bands I play with, all in the space of a few weeks! Firstly, I’ll be driving along the southern coast of Spain next Thursday to Torremolinos to perform with B.C. Sweet as part of a 70′s week there.
Then, some days later, via the UK, it’s the turn of Witch Cross, as Mike and I fly to Copenhagen for rehearsals and a show in the band’s spiritual home of Hillerød to launch the new album Axe to Grind. The day after, we perform in Sweden. I fly home for a few days, then its back to the UK to appear with Christie at the JFest in Leeds on June 6th!
Never let it be said that the life of a musician is dull! See you all out there on the road somewhere!
May 17, 2013 Posted by kevmoore | BC Sweet, Bootleg Counterfeit Sweet, Metal, Music, Rock, Touring, Witch Cross, Writing | 70's, Axe to Grind, BC Sweet, Bootleg Counterfeit Sweet, Christie, Denmark, Germany, Glam rock, Heavy metal, Jeff Christie, Kev Moore, Witch Cross | 4 Comments
May 1, 2013 Posted by kevmoore | Artwork, Metal, Music, Recording, Rock, Witch Cross, Writing | album release, Copenhagen, danish, Denmark, Hammerheart records, Heavy metal, Hells headbangers, Kev Moore | 5 Comments
Well, the day has finally arrived when we can share with you the brand new video shot by Peter Hansen, of our first track from the forthcoming ‘Axe to Grind’ album, ‘Demon in the Mirror,’ released shortly on Hells Headbangers Records and written by guitarist Mike Koch and myself, its just one of a whole bunch of in your face metal anthems coming your way this summer…..Enjoy!
….sang Dan McCafferty of Nazareth, once upon a time in the 70′s. I thought it an apt title for this post, as HEAVY METAL MANIACS are re-running my one-hour radio special from last night this Sunday night at 7pm European time. HMM is an organization dedicated to metal – we (Witch Cross) played their festival in Hoorn, Holland last year and they run an internet radio station accessible from their site. So if you missed it yesterday, just click on the HMM icon below to listen tonight. I’ve enjoyed getting into broadcasting, what with my Bay Radio slot twice-weekly here in Spain, and now with Heavy Metal Maniacs, I’m getting the chance to play some of my favourite rock music, stuff that inspired me back in the day, some from my friends in the biz, and some of the new stuff that’s coming out. It’s a fun gig- and I’ll probably do it again!
March 30, 2013 Posted by kevmoore | Home Studio, Metal, Music, Recording, Rock, Witch Cross | broadcast, Heavy metal, Heavy Metal Maniacs, Holland, internet radio, Kev Moore, Radio, rock show | 4 Comments
Check out the new album teaser trailer for our forthcoming album ‘AXE TO GRIND’.
WITCH CROSS are back !
February 24, 2013 Posted by kevmoore | Metal, Music, Recording, Rock, Video, Witch Cross | Axe to Grind, CD, Chris Tsangarides, Crystal Viper, danish, Denmark, Fit for fight, Girlschool, Graham Oliver, Heavy metal, Jax Chambers, Marta Gabriel, New album, Saxon, Witch Cross | 2 Comments
This post is wholly inspired by my Metal buddy in the States, Stone from METAL ODYSSEY. Stone often posts cool articles about CD’s he’s recently purchased or Metal Memorabilia in his collection, so today, I thought I’d do the same.
CD shops are a dying breed, and when I say dying I mean we’re talking Dodo territory. So imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered one tucked away in the Centro Commercial near our apartment in Puntolarga here in Tenerife this morning! What’s more, it even had a METAL section. Well, it wasn’t very well stocked to be honest, but this little beauty caught my eye:
Yep, a double CD of metal mayhem from Judas Priest – the concept album ‘Nostradamus‘, and at only 11.99 euros, a pretty good deal in this neck of the woods. A bit of creative wiring with an old DVD player found in the rented apartment here, and voila, Metal sounds fill my holiday home – result!
I’ve always had a soft spot for Priest, I saw them as a mere support band to Budgie back in 1974, but even then you could see they were going to be huge. They were certainly a big influence on Witch Cross. But I’ve also got a soft spot for Record shops…somewhere to browse in the real world, to hold the jewel cases or sleeves in your own hands, read the liner notes, open the gatefolds, admire the art work…use them or lose them people!
Friday, May 31st 2013 sees Witch Cross taking to the stage in their hometown of Hillerød, in North Sjaelland, Denmark. The gig will be their first of the year and will follow hot on the heels of a new album, mixed by metal legend Chris Tsangarides, set for release a month earlier – their first since their debut ‘Fit for Fight’ some 26 years ago! More shows throughout the year are promised as the band look to take their classic tracks on the road alongside new material from the upcoming album.
The concert takes place at the Støberihallen, support is from Whitesnake tribute and tickets are available from HERE
So it begins….Mike Koch (Witch Cross guitarist) is now holed up in the studio with the legendary Chris Tsangarides, undertaking the final mixing of the new Witch Cross album. I cannot overstate the excitement I feel as the project nears completion. We feel the weight of history too, as the classic 1984 release ‘Fit for Fight’ was the last full-length album from the band, and it, and its songs, have gone into metal folklore. I’ve always said Alex Savage’s vocals on that album were a tour de force, unsurpassed, so we have a high standard to live up to, but therein lies the challenge, and that’s what drives us. I believe Witch Cross are a band that understands the song is king, it was certainly true on Fit for Fight, and I think Mike and I, along with contributions from Paul and Jan, have written a collection that can stand shoulder to shoulder with those classics from the past. We’ve tried to remain true to early 80′s era metal, and to the credo of the band. I can’t wait to unleash it upon the world!
Sunday evening I’ll be flying into London Gatwick for a couple of days in order to put down the final vocals for the upcoming Witch Cross album. It’s an exciting , busy month, especially for Mike, who is busy collating all the various parts, Jan’s bass, recorded in Denmark for instance, plus the guest appearances, some of which are being recorded by my son Corey in the North of England and sent down to Mike to drop into the metal brew! We have a metal legend mixing the album at the end of January, and some great artwork in progress for the cover. We’re really proud of these songs, and can’t wait to bring them to you live out on the road in 2013. It’s gonna be monster!
(Born: 20th May,1958, Chesterfield, England) is a Bass Player and Lead Vocalist. Formerly with Tubeless Hearts, he played with English Pop band Christie from 1990 to 2003, and featured in Graham Oliver’s Saxon on two European tours, before other commitments resulted in John Ward taking over vocal duties for the resulting Oliver/Dawson Saxon CD releases. Nevertheless, he appeared on Graham Oliver’s solo album End of an Era returning the favour after Oliver had appeared on Tubeless Hearts Three CD. READ MORE….
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