HAIL! Featuring PORTNOY, CRANE, DROVER, LOMENZO Performs In Turkey; Video Available

HAIL! — the supergroup featuring a rotating list of musicians, including current and former members of SEPULTURA, TESTAMENT, DREAM THEATER and MEGADETH— play a festival at Kucukciftlik Park in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday, October 15.

The band’s lineup for this performance consisted of the following musicians:

* Glen Drover (MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, KING DIAMOND) – Guitar
* Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE, LIFE OF AGONY, ANOTHER ANIMAL) – Vocals
* Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) – Drums
* James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, WHITE LION) – Bass

HAIL!‘s setlist:

01. Ace Of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD)
02. Walk (PANTERA)
03. Grinder (JUDAS PRIEST)
04. Sympony Of Destruction (MEAGDETH)
05. Fairies Wear Boots (BLACK SABBATH)
06. 22 Acacia Avenue (IRON MAIDEN)
07. Diamonds Rust (JUDAS PRIEST)
08. The Four Horsemen (METALLICA)
09. Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
10. S.A.T.O. (OZZY OSBOURNE)
11. Heaven and Hell (BLACK SABBATH)
12. Running Free (IRON MAIDEN)
13. Peace Sells (MEGADETH)

Commented the band: “The show in Istanbul was amazing.

“Despite the constant rain, the fans were once again great in welcoming us back to Turkey.

“This first-time lineup of James Lomenzo, Mike Portnoy, Whitfield Crane and Glen Drover had the opportunity to experiment with a bunch of new songs and despite only one day of rehearsals we slammed it hard!

“Before the show, we did a photo meet-and-greet and it was great to meet more fans.

“We love meeting all of you and sharing this communal celebration whereever we go. Our fans are always so gracious, friendly and super-excited that no matter where we are they make us feel loved by showing their tremendous appreciation for what it is that we are committed to doing. Tonight we even had one fan come up with a the idea that because of our fist logo we should call our fanclub ‘HAIL!’s Knuckleheads!’

“What does everybody think? Fists in the air — raise your knucks high!

“We had a great time in Turkey again — the people rule, the food is delicious, the culture is historically diverse and the people who put this together were excellent.

“Special ‘thank you’s go out to Erdem for once again making it all possible, our new ‘mom’ Seyda (and her hub) for taking such wonderful care of us, Adnan, Bugra, ‘Drum Guy,’ Mehmet, all the press people and fans — tessukur erderim!”

As previously reported, HAIL! will embark on an eight-date tour of Russia in December with a lineup consisting of vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, BEYOND FEAR), drummer Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, SLAYER, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN) bassist James Lomenzo and guitarist Glen Drover.

 

 

 

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