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Crusader Added To WOM VII Festival Main Stage

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.

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