"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Pegazus

Formed: 1993
From: Melbourne, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Pegazus News

Below is our complete Pegazus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Pegazus Posts New Music Video

Australian power metal band Pegazus posted a new music video for the track "Road Warrior," which appears on the latest effort "In Metal We Trust" released this past April through Black Leather records. The video was filmed on location in Melbourne, Australia in the exact location and road that was used for the filming of the classic Australian movie "Mad Max." The video was directed by Aaron McLoughlin & Judd Hyland, who also responsible for the bands "Haunting Me" video (seen here), released earlier in the year.

Check out "Road Warrior" here:

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Announces "In Metal We Trust Tour" Info

Australian power metal band Pegazus announced more information about the upcoming "In Metal We Trust" tour this fall. The band has confirmed dates and will feature a very special tour lineup. The press release reads as follows:

"The Australian Metallers of PEGAZUS have just announced some very special news concerning the touring line-up for the upcoming shows for the 'In Metal We Trust' tour.

"Due to the fact that both Ange Sotiro (Drums) and Cory Betts (Bass) will not be available for touring duties because of serious working-related issues, the band has asked 2 well-known names from the past to join the band for the upcoming shows in Melbourne and Europe !

"Ange Sotiro will be replaced by no one other than co-founder of Pegazus and former drummer Robbie Stoj ! Johnny and Robbie Stoj created Pegazus in 1993 and Robbie was the drummer from it's beginning till 2003, when he had to unfortunately leave the band due to a serious hand injury. In the past few months he has felt very comfortable and back into the groove of being back behind the drum-kit again and will now replace Ange for the upcoming shows. Robbie Stoj comments on the recent events : 'Looking forward to getting back to Europe, seeing old and new friends and fans. Great to be back touring, especially with Pegazus. This line up has got a lot to be seen to be believed. These will be really great shows.'

"And the surprises will continue as Cory Betts will be replaced on bass by the former Pegazus vocalist Rob Thompson! After Rob left the band in 2008, he always stayed in close contact with his former band-mates. The band knew that Rob is a great guitarist and bass-player as well, so without any doubts he was asked to replace Cory Betts for the tour. Rob Thompson about his "return" for the upcoming shows: 'When I was asked if I was interested to do these shows with Pegazus as their bass player, it was a no-brainer for me. I have always loved the band and it makes no difference to me if I'm the lead singer or the bass player. Being on stage with those 4 guys is all that matters and it's a unique opportunity which I never thought would happen. The rehearsals so far have shown already that this line-up is gonna kick some ass and you'd better not miss this!'

"It has taken the band 13 years to finally return to Europe and the excitement is overwhelming. Founder and guitarist Johnny Stoj comments on the tour and the two guest-appearances from Robbie Stoj and Rob Thompson : "It's definitely been a long time coming and I can't wait to finally be back in Europe rippin' it up on stage with the boys. Having both Robbie and Rob on this tour is going to be a BLAST!"

"Also vocalist Justin Fleming is thrilled with all the recent happenings : 'I'm really pumped to go to Europe and destroy some PA's over there. I hope the fans will not miss the opportunity to see this very special line-up. For Rob and myself, it will be the first time to hit the stages in Europe and being able to do that with this line-up will be an experience none of us will ever forget.'"

The band has confirmed the following dates for the "In Metal We Trust" Tour:

Oct 14, 2011 - Melbourne, Austrailia (Central Club)
Oct 22, 2011 - Hoorn, Holland (Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival – Manifesto)
Oct 28, 2011 - Antwerp, Belgium (De Rots)
Nov 3, 2011 - Innsbrück, Austria (Livestage)
Nov 4, 2011 - Uster, Switzerland (Rock City)
Nov 5, 2011 - Bologna, Italy (Steel Fest – Estragon)
Nov 9, 2011 - Prague, Czech Rep (Exit-Us)
Nov 11, 2011 - Kaiserslautern, Germany (JUZ, Jugend- und Programmzentrum) (w/ Ivory Night)
Nov 17, 2011 - Munich, Germany (Garage De Luxe)
Nov 18, 2011 - Witten, Germany (Hapa Haole)
Nov 19, 2011 - Worblaufen-Bern, Switzerland (Downstairs) (w/ Ivory Night)

More tour dates are expected.

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus To Play Metal Maniacs Festival

This year's edition of the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival will take place on October 22nd, 2011 in Manifesto - Hoorn, The Netherlands. The organizers of the festival have issued the following announcement about Finale Heiress canceling the band's previously announced appearance:

"Unfortunately Final Heiress is unable to play at this years Heavy Metal Maniacs festival. The singer is struck by a sudden illness and there can't make it to the stage, we wish him and his family lots of strength for the oncoming period, and we hope to see the band in full health on stage next year!"

Pegazus has been announced as the replacement for Final Heiress. You can check out the Pegazus track "Death or Glory" in the player below, which is taken from the "In Metal We Trust" album.

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Postpones "In Metal We Trust" Tour

Australian metallers Pegazus have just announced they have postponed their "In Metal We Trust Tour" till later in the year. Guitarist and founding member Johnny Stoj commented about the postponement:

"Recently, we were hit with some unexpected situations which were unfortunately out of our hands. We feel very disappointed that the band won't be in Europe for this summer as planned for our club shows tour and festivals appearances.

"Now we have to wait a few more months before we can hit the European stages and do what we love to do best! The great news is, that Pegazus will be touring the world later in the year for our In Metal We Trust Tour. See you all out on the road soon!"

Pegazus will be releasing the new album "In Metal We Trust" on April 15th, 2011.

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Posts Final Sample From New Album

Pegazus will be releasing the new album "In Metal We Trust" on April 15th, 2011. Over the last few weeks the band has been posting sample tracks online from the album. The final sample, a cover of the Judas Priest song "Metal Gods," is now available for streaming through the Pegazus MySpace page here.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Posts New Sample Track Online

Pegazus will be dropping the upcoming album "In Metal We Trust" on April 15th, 2011. The band has now posted a ninth sample track online titled "Eye For An Eye," which can be heard by heading over to the band's MySpace profile. The previously uploaded new album samples are also available at the same location.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Posts New Sample From Upcoming Album

Pegazus is set to release the new album "In Metal We Trust" on April 15th, 2011. To give fans a taste of the upcoming album, the band has posted another sample online, this time from the song "End of the World." You can hear the track by heading over to the official Pegazus MySpace profile.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz

The band has also lined up a launch party for the album. Details on the release show are available here.

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Announces Album Launch Party

Pegazus has announced an album launch party and European tour farewell show in support of the band's new album "In Metal We Trust." The details are as follows:

Monday, April 25th, 2011
Melbourne - Central Club (293 Swan St, Richmond)
Doors: 8pm
C/C: $15

The promotional poster for the show is available at this location. "In Metal We Trust" is set for release on April 15th, 2011. The band also recently posted a new song online from the album. Details are available at this location.

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Posts New Album Sample

Pegazus has uploaded a new sample track online from the group's upcoming album "In Metal We Trust." You can listen to the clip from "Ghost Rider" by navigating band's official MySpace profile.

The new album "In Metal We Trust" is set for release on April 15th, 2011. The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz

The band also recently posted a music video online for the song "The Haunting," which can be viewed at this location.

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Posts Sample From New Album

Pegazus has posted another sample online from the band's upcoming album "In Metal We Trust." You can check out a clip from "We Live to Rock" via the band's official MySpace page.

"In Metal We Trust" is set to hit stores on April 15th, 2011. The band also recently posted a music video online for the song "The Haunting," which can be viewed here.

The track listing for the new album is as follows:

1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Posts "Haunting Me" Video

Pegazus has posted a music video online for the song "Haunting Me," which is taken from the band's upcoming album "In Metal We Trust." You can check out the video clip below, or pick up "In Metal We Trust" in stores on April 15th, 2011.

Founding member and guitarist Johnny Stoj commented about the video shoot: "The ‘Haunting Me’ video shoot was personally my best experience ever with making a music video. It was so awesome working with film director Aaron McLoughlin and such a professional crew. Really looking forward to getting back over to Europe to crank out some Heavy Metal tunes on our ‘In Metal We Trust Tour’ and also hitting the Festivals." More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Shoots New Music Video

Pegazus has issued the following announcement about shooting a new music video:

"We have just finished the video-shoot for the first clip taken from the new album 'In Metal We Trust.' 'Haunting Me' will be the first video we will present to you soon!

"We will give you more updates tomorrow concerning the release date for the clip and for now enjoy the screen shots we can present to you already (more pics in the photo area here) A huge thanks goes out to Aaron McLoughlin and his crew for the incredible work they have done!"

The band is also set to release the album "In Metal We Trust" on April 15th, 2011 through Black Leather Records. The track listing for the new album is as follows:

1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus To Play Metal Fest Open Air

Australian act Pegazus has been confirmed for Czech Republic's Metal Fest, which takes place from June 3rd - 5th, 2011 in Pilsen. You can find additional details on the festival at this location. Pegazus is also set to release the new album "In Metal We Trust" on April 15th, 2011 through Black Leather Records. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Streaming Sample From New Album

Australian act Pegazus is set to release the new album "In Metal We Trust" on April 15th, 2011 through Black Leather Records. The band has issued the following brief update about streaming new material from the album online:

"Today, we have uploaded the 4th new sample from new album 'In Metal We Trust' -> 'Old Skool Metal Dayz' Enjoy!"

You can check out the four currently uploaded samples from the new album through the band's MySpace page. The track listing for the new album is as follows:

1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Streaming New Album Samples

Australian act Pegazus has announced the new album "In Metal We Trust" will be released on April 15th, 2011 through Black Leather Records. The band is now streaming samples of the new songs "Road Warrior" and "Haunting Me" online, which can be heard here.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz

0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Reveals New Album Details

It's been nine years since the Australian metallers of PEGAZUS have released their last studio album and although the band always stayed active, they are now back with a worldwide release. PEGAZUS will release their brand new album "In Metal We Trust" on April 15, 2011 through Black Leather Records. The distribution is in hands of the German company Twilight Vertrieb.

The album contains 11 brand new classic heavy metal songs with original singer Justin Fleming back on vocals. As a tribute to the great guitarists of the 80's, Pegazus has invited Ross The Boss (Founding member Manowar, Ross The Boss, The Dictators a.o.), Jeff Watson (ex-Night Ranger / Mothers Army) and David Shankle (formerly of Manowar, DSG) to contribute a solo for the song "Old Skool Metal Dayz."

In addition, the band has posted the first sample, for the song "Metal Messiah" from the new album, on their MySpace page.

The band is revealing now for the very first time the cover artwork for "IN METAL WE TRUST" with the complete tracklisting:

1. Metal Messiah
2. Road Warrior
3. Old Skool Metal Dayz
4. We Live To Rock
5. Haunting Me
6. Eye For An Eye
7. Ghost Rider
8. Metal Gods
9. End Of The World
10. Death Or Glory
11. Old Skool Metal Dayz Extended Version feat. David More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Announces Melbourne Reunion Show

Australian power metal legends Pegazus have set to play a come back show in Melbourne on March 7th at the Central Club in Richmond, Victoria. The upcoming Melbourne show will follow the success of the band's last headlining show, the Metal on Metal festival in Sydney on January 31st, 2009.

The Melbourne show will not only see the triumphant return of Pegazus back on stage in their hometown in almost 2 years, but will also see the return of the band's original frontman, Justin Fleming.

Pegazus guitarist, Johnny Stoj informs us all of the news on the bands Myspace page.

"We are very pleased to confirm that the original Pegazus frontman Justin Fleming has returned to the band. Justin has been spending most of his time since leaving the band acting and singing on stage and screen so we are very excited to have his stage presence and huge voice drive Pegazus forward like never before!"

Support comes from Snakes of Eden and Grimlock.

Tickets are $15. Doors open at 8pm.

7th March 2009
Pegazus @ The Central Club, Richmond
w/Snakes of Eden & Grimlock
Tickets available at the door.

2 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Classics To Be Reissued By Metal Mind Prod

Metal Mind Productions has added three classic Pegazus albums to their line of classic reissues. The albums "Wings of Destiny," "Breaking the Chains," and "The Headless Horseman" from the Australian band will all be remastered and reissued as limited edition digipaks (limited to 2000 each) with bonus tracks. Each album is digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on a golden disc. The official release date is scheduled for July 7, 2008 in Europe and August 5, 2008 in the USA (via MVD).

Short descriptions and tracklistings for each of the albums follows: More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Pegazus Announce New Bassist And Anniversary Show

Pegazus guitarist Johnny Stoj has posted this message on the band's official website:

Hail Pegazus Warriors,

Wow! Time does fly!!! Yes, It has been awhile since the last band news update. So many things still going on and keeping us very busy in the background as usual. There is no news just yet on the forthcoming Pegazus DVD but hopefully we can have something to announce to you on this sometime soon.

However, we can now confirm the new bassist for Pegazus , his name is Joe Fata. Joe is the ex-bass player/member of another cool Australian Metal band Black Majesty. He was also the Pegazus lighting guy for the past couple of years as well. We have known Joe as a friend for quite awhile now and after having a few fun jam sessions together over the past couple of months, he has really slotted into the band so well. The new band member profiles are now available online for all to see, so you can read up and check out info on the two newest members of Pegazus, drummer Ange Sotiro and bassist Joe Fata. Photo's of the new members and new lineup are in the process of being done very soon, so these will also be online in the coming weeks.
More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss