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WEAPON UK @ PURE STEEL RECORDS

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    WEAPON UK SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH PURE STEEL RECORDS

    PURE STEEL RECORDS are Proud to announce the official signing of NWOBHM Legends WEAPON UK! A band with a rich tradition who have influenced the likes of Metallica and so many other bands around the world! In 1980 Weapon (uk) supported Motorhead on their mammoth 32 date 'Ace Up Your Sleeve' UK Tour, following which Lemmy proclaimed them to be "the best band we've ever toured with"

    With this signing, the band are currently working on their forthcoming new album that will see its release in 2018 on CD, Vinyl and DDL!

    Along with their new album, Pure Steel are also set on re-releasing their Classic 1980 "Set the Stage Alight (35th Anniversary Edition)". The album which stood dormant for many years will now be made available as special vinyl release presenting it to metal fans as it was meant to be!

    Finally Pure Steel will be re-releasing the critically acclaimed "Rising From The Ashes" also as a special vinyl release. This was originally released in 2014 on CD & Digital Download only.

    Band statement
    "Weapon UK are very pleased and proud to be working with our great friends at Pure Steel Records. It is of the utmost importance to us to be working with people who believe in the legacy of Weapon as much as we do. On this basis Andreas Lorenz, Bob Mitchell and all the team at Pure Steel have our complete confidence in ensuring that our new baby will be unleashed upon the world with love, dedication and respect".
    Danny, Jeff, Tony & Darren

    More News coming soon.

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    LINE-UP:
    Danny Hynes - vocals
    Jeff Summers – guitars, vocals
    Tony Forsythe (ex-Rogue Male, Overdrive) – bass, vocals
    Darren Lee (ex-Midnight Messiah) – drums

    http://www.weapon-uk.com
    https://www.facebook.com/Weapon.UK
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheRealWeaponUK?src=hash
    https://www.reverbnation.com/weaponuk

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    WEAPON UK - Studioupdate and Tourdates

    NWOBHM band WEAPON UK continue their pre-production work on their forthcoming album which will be their first for Pure Steel Records. The band will momentarily break away from the Studio for two important live performances in January.

    After their live appearances, the band will Officially enter Scream Studios in Croydon to begin recording the new album, with the, still, working title being "Bulletproof'". The sessions will begin on February 9th and are expected to wrap up, sometime, in April as the band will then hit the road once again for The "Onwards & Upwards" UK Mini Tour.

    WEAPON UK - Tour Dates
    17th January 2018 @ The Cavern, London
    20th January 2018 @ "Cancer On The Rocks" Fundraiser, Nantwich Civic Hall, Cheshire

    WEAPON UK "ONWARDS and UPWARDS" UK Mini-Tour
    26th April 2018 @ Bannermans, Edinburgh
    27th April 2018 @ Corporation, Sheffield
    28th April 2018 @ The Tivoli, Buckley
    29th April 2018 @ Eleven, Stoke On Trent
    2nd May 2018 @ John Peel Centre, Stowmarket

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    Presented by IAA Touring

    http://www.weapon-uk.com
    https://www.facebook.com/Weapon.UK
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheRealWeaponUK?src=hash
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    WEAPON UK „Rising From The Ashes" - Cover, Tracklist, Release Date: 27th April 2018

    The release date of the of the album „Rising From The Ashes“ by the NWoBHM Band WEAPON UK on CD is April 27th, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on April 13th, 2018 in our webshop.

    Beside the compilation “Set The Stage Alight” Pure Steel will also release the bands 'critically accalimed' first full album “Rising From The Ashes” released in 2014.

    Until now the record only has been available as a self-release on CD by the band. Here, the London quartet featuring original members Jeff Summers (guitar) and Danny Hynes (vocals) also deliver the finest “British Steel” with a strong production. Although they deliver the songs with a modern sound, the songs are still full of classical Heavy Metal, with a slight Rock’n’Roll edge! Included on the album is a re-recording of a 1980's demo “Killer Instinct” Written by vocalist Danny Hynes. This track features the original 1980's line up of Hynes/Summers/Downes/Bisland.

    A really enjoyable, modern piece for all lovers of unknown NWoBHM masters.

    The current line-up of Weapon UK Danny Hynes - vocals, Jeff Summers - guitar, vocals, Tony Forsythe - bass, vocals, Darren Lee - drums have recorded a version of the classic Thin Lizzy song ‘The Rocker’ which is included on the album as ‘Special Bonus Track’.

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    TRACKLIST:
    1. Prelude - The Awakening
    2. Ride The Mariah!
    3. Fountain Of Paradise
    4. Warrior
    5. Ready 4 You
    6. Burning Skies
    7. Alamein
    8. Wonderland
    9. Bloodsoaked Rock
    10. Bad Reputation
    11. Celebration Time
    12. Killer Instinct (Bonustrack)
    13. The Rocker (new Track, Bonus)
    Total Playing Time: 50: 75 min

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    LINE-UP:
    Danny Hynes – vocals
    Jeff Summers – guitars, vocals
    PJ Philips – bass, vocals
    Ian Sweeting – drums

    Special guests:
    Roy Shipston (Alamein) – keyboards
    Baz Downes (Killer Instinct) – bass, vocals
    Bruce Bisland (Killer Instinct) – drums, vocals

    www.weapon-uk.com/
    www.facebook.com/Weapon.UK
    www.twitter.com/hashtag/TheRealWeaponUK?src=hash
    www.reverbnation.com/weaponuk

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    WEAPON UK “Rising From The Ashes” – pre-order phase started!

    The album of the NWoBHM Band WEAPON UK "Rising From The Ashes" is now available in our webshop. Safe 1 Euro during the pre-order time. The official releasedate of the album is the 27th of April 2018.

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    WEAPON UK - digital Singlerelase

    Pure Steel Records present to you WEAPON UK'S Bonustrack "The Rocker" as digital Release. The song is from the bands Rereleasealbum "Rising From The Ashes" which was released on 27th April 2018. The Album is available as CD and Download.

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    LINE-UP:
    Danny Hynes – vocals
    Jeff Summers – guitars, vocals
    Tony Forsythe – bass, vocals
    Darren Lee – drums

    Singledownload:
    Spotify
    ITunes
    Amazon

    www.weapon-uk.com/
    www.facebook.com/Weapon.UK
    www.twitter.com/hashtag/TheRealWeaponUK?src=hash
    www.reverbnation.com/weaponuk

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    WEAPON UK – Albumupdate

    Pure Steel Records Artists WEAPON UK are near completion of their highly anticipated, forthcoming, new album titled “Ghosts Of War".

    Vocalist Danny Hynes offers an official update:

    "The guitar work was recently completed and off it went. We are extremely excited about the release of our new album "Ghosts Of War". Currently, it is in the mixing stages. This album will aim to please. We're also looking forward the release of "Rising From The Ashes" and "Set The Stage Alight" on Vinyl. We'd tell you more but why spoil anything"!

    In the meantime, fans of the NWOBHM pioneers can get their fix buy getting a copy of their current release "Rising From The Ashes", on CD, or, their current Single of the THIN LIZZY Classic, "The Rocker" available on DDL.

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    Singledownload "The Rocker":
    Spotify
    ITunes
    Amazon

    WEAPON UK - "Rising From The Ashes" CD @ PURE STEEL SHOP
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    WEAPON UK "Rising From The Ashes" - LIMITED VINYL EDITION - Cover, Tracklist, releasedate: 28th September 2018

    The release date of the WEAPON UK album „Rising From The Ashes“ on limited Vinyl edition is September 28th, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on Sepetmber 14th, 2018 in our webshop. The Album will release in a limited Edition of 300 black copies with 2 Bonustracks and insert.

    “Set The Stage Alight” must be considered one of the biggest hymns of the entire New Wave Of British Heavy Metal period. Just ask a certain Lars Ulrich. (More of that a bit later). “Set The Stage Alight” originally appeared on the B-Side of Weapon’s debut 7”/12” single »It’s A Mad Mad World« (issued in 1980).

    The original “classic” line-up of Weapon consisted of Bruce Bisland (drums), Jeff Summers (guitars), Barry Downes (bass) and Danny Hynes (vocals). The band was initially called Fast Relief but changed its name to Weapon in early 1980.

    People have for a long time been baffled by the astonishing similarities between “Set The Stage Alight” and Metallica’s “Hit The Lights”, especially regarding the main riff. Has the band ever talked to Lars or James about this? Danny Hynes explains: “Anyone who knows the history of Weapon will know that ‘Set The Stage Alight’ was written by Jeff in 1979, three to four years before ‘Hit The Lights’. Metallica actually lifted the whole intro and used it for their song ‘Hit The Lights’!”

    Due to management problems, the original incarnation of Weapon split up in mid-1981 before having recorded their long awaited debut album. Pure Steel’s »Set The Stage Alight« record compiled on glorious vinyl what would have been Weapon’s first full-length album. Danny Hynes explains: “We would have completed the four demos and put twelve songs on the album. All the finished tracks were recorded between July and August 1980 at The Manor Studios, Oxford (which was also the home of Richard Branson) and Townhouse Studios, Shepherds Bush, London. The demos were recorded at Alvic Studios in West Kensington, London.”

    Weapon did briefly reform in 1984 and even recorded some demos with Andy Scott of Sweet. In 2014, their proper comeback album »Rising From The Ashes« was released. Danny Hynes comments on the exclusive vinyl edition put out Pure Steel Records: “»Rising From The Ashes« was a direct continuation of our early material but we've matured as people and musicians over the intervening years so have a much more modern sound. Overall the material its a bit more melodic, a bit more polished. We received incredible reviews by the press and fans. My personal favourites are ‘Ride The Mariah’, ‘Alemain’ and ‘Burning Skies’. I wrote the lyrics to ‘Burning Skies’ on the flight to London to record the album. I had the music on my phone and was thinking about the 9/11 disaster and the whole thing came to me in a matter of minutes.”

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    TRACKLIST:
    Side A
    1. The Awakening (Prelude)
    2. Ride The Mariah!
    3. Fountain Of Paradise
    4. Warrior
    5. Ready 4 You
    6. Burning Skies
    7. The Rocker (Bonustrack)
    Side B
    8. Alamein
    9. Wonderland
    10. Bloodsoaked Rock
    11. Bad Reputation
    12. Celebration Time
    13. Killer Instinct (Bonustrack)
    Total Playing Time: 51:19 min

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    LINE-UP:
    Danny Hynes – vocals
    Jeff Summers – guitars, vocals
    PJ Philips – bass, vocals
    Ian Sweeting – drums

    Special guests:
    Roy Shipston (Alamein) – keyboards
    Baz Downes (Killer Instinct) – bass, vocals
    Bruce Bisland (Killer Instinct) – drums, vocals

    www.weapon-uk.com/
    www.facebook.com/Weapon.UK
    www.twitter.com/hashtag/TheRealWeaponUK?src=hash
    www.reverbnation.com/weaponuk

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    WEAPON UK – "Burning Skies” – official single from the album „Rising From The Ashes“

    The single of the NWoBHM Band WEAPON UK - "Burning Skies" was released on Soundcloud. The release date of the WEAPON UK album „Rising From The Ashes" on Vinyl is September 28th, 2018. The Album will release in a limited Edition of 300 black copies with 2 Bonustracks and insert. The pre-order phase will start on Sepetmber 14th, 2018 in our webshop. "Rising From The Ashes" is also available as CD and Download.

    WEAPON UK - "Burning Skies" @ Soundcloud


    LINE-UP:
    Danny Hynes – vocals
    Jeff Summers – guitars, vocals
    PJ Philips – bass, vocals
    Ian Sweeting – drums

    www.weapon-uk.com/
    www.facebook.com/Weapon.UK
    www.twitter.com/hashtag/TheRealWeaponUK?src=hash
    www.reverbnation.com/weaponuk

    WEAPON UK - "Rising From The Ashes" CD @ PURE STEEL SHOP
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    21st September 2018 @ Negasonic, Aalst (Belgium)
    22nd September 2018 @ Colosseum, Genk (Belgium)
    23rd September 2018 @ Titans Club, Lens (Belgium)

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    WEAPON UK "Rising From The Ashes" Limited Vinyl Edition – pre-order phase started!

    The pre-order phase for the WEAPON UK album "Rising From The Ashes" on Vinyl starts in our webshop. The limited vinyl edition consists 300 pieces with 2 Bonustracks and insert on black vinyl. The official Releasedate of the vinyledition is 28th September 2018.

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    WEAPON UK „Set The Stage Alight - The Anthology" - LIMITED VINYL EDITION - Cover, Tracklist, releasedate: 30th November 2018

    The release date of the WEAPON UK album „Set The Stage Alight - The Anthology“ on limited Vinyl edition is November 30th, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on November 16th, 2018 in our webshop. The Album will release in a limited Edition of 300 black copies and insert.

    “Set The Stage Alight” must be considered one of the biggest hymns of the entire New Wave Of British Heavy Metal period. Just ask a certain Lars Ulrich. (More of that a bit later). “Set The Stage Alight” originally appeared on the B-Side of Weapon’s debut 7”/12” single »It’s A Mad Mad World« (issued in 1980).

    The original “classic” line-up of Weapon consisted of Bruce Bisland (drums), Jeff Summers (guitars), Barry Downes (bass) and Danny Hynes (vocals). The band was initially called Fast Relief but changed its name to Weapon in early 1980.
    “Set The Stage Alight” was originally also called “Fast Relief” (as well as the band itself) when written in 1979 by Jeff Summers. In addition to that, “Liar”, “It’s A Mad Mad World” and “One Night Stand” were three of the earliest songs the group had written together. The live set at the time consisted of around twelve original compositions (including later stage favourites such as “Midnight Satisfaction”, “Take That Bottle Away”, “Olivia”, “Killer Instinct”, “This Is The Song” and “Remote Control”).

    People have for a long time been baffled by the astonishing similarities between “Set The Stage Alight” and Metallica’s “Hit The Lights”, especially regarding the main riff. Has the band ever talked to Lars or James about this? Danny Hynes explains: “Anyone who knows the history of Weapon will know that ‘Set The Stage Alight’ was written by Jeff in 1979, three to four years before ‘Hit The Lights’. Metallica actually lifted the whole intro and used it for their song ‘Hit The Lights’! We've never had the chance to talk to Lars or James about it but I've been informed that they used to open their set with ‘Set The Stage Alight’ in the very early years.” Lars later selected the “Set The Stage Alight” for his famous »NWOBHM ‘79 Revisited« compilation album.

    Due to management problems, the original incarnation of Weapon split up in mid-1981 before having recorded their long awaited debut album. »Set The Stage Alight« now compiles on glorious vinyl what would have been Weapon’s first full-length record. Danny Hynes explains: “We would have completed the four demos and put twelve songs on the album. All the finished tracks were recorded between July and August 1980 at The Manor Studios, Oxford (which was also the home of Richard Branson) and Townhouse Studios, Shepherds Bush, London. The demos were recorded at Alvic Studios in West Kensington, London.”

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    TRACKLIST:
    Side A
    1. Set The Stage Alight
    2. Liar
    3. Take That Bottle
    4. One Night Stand
    5. Mad Mad World
    6. Midnight Satisfaction
    Side B
    7. Bad Love
    8. Olivia
    9. Remote Control (Demo)
    10. Light Of The World (Demo)
    11. Killer Instinct (Demo)
    12. Things You Do (Demo)
    Total Playing Time: 45:02 min

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    LINE-UP:
    Danny Hynes – lead vocals
    Jeff Summers – vocals, guitars
    Baz Downes – bass, vocals
    Bruce Bisland – drums

    www.weapon-uk.com/
    www.facebook.com/Weapon.UK
    www.twitter.com/hashtag/TheRealWeaponUK?src=hash
    www.reverbnation.com/weaponuk

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    WEAPON UK – "Midnight Satisfaction” – official single from the album „Set The Stage Alight - The Anthology“

    The single of the NWoBHM Band WEAPON UK - "Midnight Satisfaction" was released on Soundcloud. The release date of the WEAPON UK album „Set The Stage Alight - The Anthology" on Vinyl is November 30th, 2018. The Album will release in a limited Edition of 300 black copies and insert. The pre-order phase will start on November 16th, 2018 in our webshop.

    WEAPON UK – “Midnight Satisfaction” @ Soundcloud


    LINE-UP:
    Danny Hynes – lead vocals
    Jeff Summers – vocals, guitars
    Baz Downes – bass, vocals
    Bruce Bisland – drums

    www.weapon-uk.com/
    www.facebook.com/Weapon.UK
    www.twitter.com/hashtag/TheRealWeaponUK?src=hash
    www.reverbnation.com/weaponuk
     
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    WEAPON UK "Set The Stage Alight - The Anthology" Limited Vinyl Edition – pre-order phase started!

    The pre-order phase for the WEAPON UK album "Set The Stage Alight - The Anthology" on Vinyl starts in our webshop. The limited vinyl edition consists 300 pieces and insert on black vinyl. The official Releasedate of the vinyledition is 30th November 2018.

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