The release date of the of the new album “Ghosts Of War“ by the NWoBHM Band WEAPON UK on CD is September 27th, 2019. The pre-order phase will start on September 13th, 2019 in our webshop.
Due to the epoch in their founding time, WEAPON UK will forever be considered as a NWoBHM group. And of course, there is the British 80’s lifeblood in them, which flares up in rock / metal and drives the listener to ecstasy!
WEAPON was originally formed in 1980 as FAST RELIEF, before they caused a furor as WEAPON in the underground. Despite critical acclaim, and a major UK tour supporting Motörhead, the band never got a chance to establish itself through a variety of managerial problems and broke up after a couple of years. Fast forward to 2005 and the original lineup reformed for a couple of warm updates in London before a very successful appearance at Headbangers-Open-Air Ball, Germany on July 8th.
In 2010 Danny & Jeff decided to reform the band full time. Their first real album "Rising from the Ashes" was released in 2014, almost as a comeback album! This was preceded by a renaming of WEAPON in WEAPON UK for ‘legal reasons’ The two original members - Vocalist Danny Hynes and Guitarist Jeff Summer, along with the new rhythm section of Tony Forsythe (Bass/Vocals), and Darren Lee (Drums) release their new album ‘Ghosts Of War‘ in September 2019. The album contains ten new compositions + a remake of their 1980s single classic "Set The Stage Alight" as a vinyl bonus track. And wow, this side got a real heavy weight. In the style of SAXON and DEMON,
WEAPON UK brings every traditional metal / rocker heart to a higher frequency. On the title track "Ghosts of War" the band have a ‘guest vocalist’ the beautiful Irish girl Clare Cunningham (ex-THUNDERMOTHER).
1. Ghosts Of War
2. Queen Of The Ride
4. Sea Of Hope
5. Emerald God
7. All I Need
8. Hell On Earth
9. '79 Revisited
10. G.O.W. Reprise (Bonustrack)
Total Playing Time: 43:30 min
LINE-UP: Danny Hynes – vocals
Jeff Summers – guitars, vocals
Tony Forsythe – bass, vocals
Darren Lee – drums
Special guest: Clare Cunningham (Ghosts Of War) - vocals
Coverartwork: Augusto Peixoto