Ludwigsburg Show Cancelled
November 22nd 2011
The band regrets that due to circumstances beyond their control, this Thursday’s show at the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg has been cancelled. The band still looks forward to seeing their fans at the Cologne and Metal Forces shows elsewhere in Germany this week, plus of course our Swiss fans at Rock City in Uster.
Tokyo Blade to return to Greece
October 17th 2011
Tokyo Blade is thrilled to announce they will be playing 2 dates in Greece in December.
After too long away the band will play for it's loyal fans in Thessaloniki at the Eightball Club on December 3rd and in Athens at the Kyttapo Club on December 4th.
Andy Boulton commented,
"We're thrilled to be playing there again. I think Greece has been going almost as long as us so it should be good fun. Seriously though we know things aren't great over there for everyone financially but maybe we can help them forget all that for a couple of hours at least. Can't wait to see you all!"
Queens Of Steel Interview with Andy Boulton
September 1st 2011
The Spanish metal site Queens Of Steel recently conducted an interview with Andy B.
Read the full interview here
Hard Rock Haven Review - Thousand Men Strong
August 26th 2011
Thousand Men Strong was recently reviewed by the excellent Hard Rock Haven magazine.
This veteran British quintet hasn’t lost a step since their formation back in the early 1980s and continues to pump out intense melodic metal with the best of them
The icing on the cake is dynamic vocalist Nicolaj Ruhnow. His tone and enormous range blend together the best aspects of Tim “Ripper” Owens, Rob Halford, Dream Theater’s James LaBrie and Primal Fear’s Ralf Scheepers. Power and range – a winning combination.
The musical teamwork and experience of the rest of TB is obvious, allowing the band to focus on delivering big hooks, catchy rhythm lines and vocal and guitar harmonies with few distractions – and deliver they do
Thousand Men Strong was produced by the well-respected Chris Tsangarides, who kept the fancy stuff to a minimum and allowed the band to make a simple, dead-on metal album.
There are enough modern touches to show that Tokyo Blade is not a dinosaur, but an evolved band with deep 80s roots.
Read the rest of the review here
Thank You Wacken!!!
August 8th 2011
If you were there, you already know but Tokyo Blade blew the lid off the W.E.T. stage at Wacken Open Air yesterday.
Thousands of rabid fans who'd waited many years to see almost the original Tokyo Blade line-up perform again were treated to a virtuoso performance by our veterans of the stage plus of course the final piece of the jigsaw, vocalist Nicolaj Ruhnow. It was kind of a homecoming as the mainly German crowd were thrilled to see their heroes back where they should be, on the world's biggest stages, but now had a new hero to cheer, their own favourite son NIcolaj.
As almost the final band on at this year's festival it was apparent the organisers HAD saved the best til last. Of course many festival-goers watched the always popular Motorhead on the main stage but this was a British Double Bill on the final night of Wacken and the more discerning visitors were in the tent for another unforgettable Night Of The Blade.
See you on the Main Stage next year?