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Shadowstrike Added To Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization, announced that newly discovered Long Island, NY power metal band, Shadowstrike has been confirmed for Warriors Of Metal Fest VII, which takes place at O'Sheckys Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio from June 27th-28th.

ShadowStrike guitarist and vocalist Matthaus Krais states: "We are all very excited to be a part of Warriors Of Metal Fest VII. This will not only be our first time performing in Ohio, but it will be our first time performing in the Midwest period. There are many amazing bands playing this festival and we can't wait to see them all perform as well as share the stage with them and of course bring our music to all the fans!"

The band previously posted "Gales of Winter" off their forthcoming EP "Infinite Power," which can be heard at this location.

More information about the festival, including ticket information can be found over here. The latest lineup for the festival includes:

Pre-Fest Showcase - Thursday, June 26: ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

Warriors Of Metal Fest VII - Main Festival - Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28: ARMORY, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE, RESTLESS BREED, SHADOWSTRIKE, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN, VALHALLA and ZEPHANIAH. More...

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Crusader Added To WOM VII Fest

The Warriors of Metal fest has announced that NWOBHM-inspired heavy metal/thrash act Crusader has been confirmed for this year's festival. The Chicago-based band appeared as an 11th-hour replacement act for last year's pre-fest showcase and will hit the main stage this year in support of its Stormspell Records release "Onward into Battle." The Warriors Of Metal Fest VII will be held at O'Sheckys LIVE in Columbus, Ohio on June 27th and 28th.

Fest organizer Datis Alaee comments: "Crusader was brought to my attention by the former Chicago Thrash Metal guitarist Alex Manske of Degradation who played their penultimate Live show at Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air in 2012. Upon contacting and subsequently booking Crusader for our Pre-Fest Showcase, I was really impressed with the way these guys re-arranged their schedules at the last minute so that they could come down to Ohio and rock our socks off.

And, if that was not enough, they stuck around and supported ALL the other bands that played that night. They only left the venue because we were getting kicked out and by then most of the other bands who played that night were already gone. That was very impressive to me so right then and there I vowed to bring them back to Ohio so that they could play on our main Fest stage in 2014!"

Crusader drummer Colin Holmes states: "It's an honor to be able to participate alongside such a great and growing lineup at WOM Fest for the last two years. We're really looking forward to getting on the main stage this year hot on the heels of the release of 'Onward into Battle,' our first full-length album through Stormspell Records."

Check out album track "Hopeless Destiny" below. More...

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