HADES Singer Joined By OVERKILL, SEVEN WITCHES Members At HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR (Video)

HADES singer Alan Tecchio was joined by members of OVERKILL and SEVEN WITCHES for an appearance at this edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, which took place July 26-28 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. Their set was billed as “A Night Of Hades Music With Alan Tecchio Friends” and they exclusively played music from the first two HADES records. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

Regarding how he chose the musicians to join him at the Headbangers Open Air concert, Tecchio previously said, “[When HADES guitarist] Dan Lorenzo decided not to play the show, no one else in the band wanted to do it without him since he is the band’s founder. I felt the same way initially. However, since the promoters had already been advertising us for over eight months, I felt an obligation to deliver on our promise to play. We finally came to an agreement that our set [would] be billed as ‘A Night Of Hades Music With Alan Tecchio Friends’ and we [would] exclusively play music from the first two HADES records.

“In all fairness, bassist Kevin Bolembach, who has been in HADES now for the past few years, [agreed to play] bass [at the show] and Ron Lipnicki from OVERKILL (who was also on one HADES CD — ‘DamNation’) [stepped in to play the] drums, so there is at least some related HADES history there for two of the players and myself.

“Personally, I hate it when I see a band and there is only one original member left so I came as close to getting former members as I could.

“On guitar, Jack Frost [SEVEN WITCHES, ex-SAVATAGE] immediately offered to help since I am in the early stages of writing a new SEVEN WITCHES CD with him anyway. He suggested his friend and bandmate in a local cover band, Sean Tarr, as the second guitarist. I checked out Sean at a gig and he really blew me away. So that took care of the axemen.”

Lorenzo issued a statement in May saying that he was pulling out of the Headbangers Open Air gig because it would have required of him “to work at least an hour or two a day for months to play the songs adequately.” He added, “Playing 25-year-old songs just isn’t where my head and heart is this year.”

 

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