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The second single from ELEGANT WEAPONS is now released. The song, “Do Or Die”, comes with an official Lief Thomason-directed music video. The new project is featuring guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOWMSG). The track is taken from ELEGANT WEAPONS‘ debut album, “Horns For A Halo”, which will be released on May 26 via Nuclear Blast. The LP was recorded with bassist Rex Brown (PANTERADOWN) and drummer Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST) and was helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with JUDAS PRIESTACCEPTEXODUS and MEGADETH, among many others.

Watch “Do Or Die”below.

Faulkner: “Take the shot, play the game and do it to the best of your ability. It’s the fastest track on the record and is a blast to play!”

Watch the previously released ‘Blind Leading the Blind’ below.

ELEGANT WEAPONS, which is rounded out by Dave Rimmer (URIAH HEEP) on bass and Christopher Williams (ACCEPT) on drums, will hit the road in Europe beginning in June and running through July. The trek will include performances with PANTERA, festival appearances and headlining shows.

Richie said: “We are very much looking forward to touring and our first tour dates are taking place in Europe starting in June 2023. Fans can expect heavy songs with catchy melodies, great vocals and lots of riffs! We all live to play live, and can’t wait to take the ELEGANT WEAPONS out onto the live stage.”

Tour dates:

June 12 – Czech Republic, Prague – O2 Arena (with PANTERA)
June 13 – Germany, Berlin – Verti (With Pantera)
June 16 – France, Clisson – Hellfest
June 18 – Belgium, Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 20 – The Netherlands, Amsterdam – Afas (with PANTERA)
June 21 – Germany, Hamburg – Edel Optics (with PANTERA)
June 23 – Switzerland, Zurich – Komplex
June 25 – Spain, Murcia – Rock Imperium Festival
June 26 – Spain, Madrid – Mon Club
June 28 – Portugal, Lisbon – Evil Live Festival
June 29 – Spain, Viveiro – Resurrection Festival
July 02 – Italy, Bologna – Return Of The Gods Festival
July 30 – UK, Ebbw Vale – Steelhouse Festival

“Horns For A Halo” track listing:

01. Dead Man Walking
02. Do Or Die
03. Blind Leading The Blind
04. Ghost Of You
05. Bitter Pill
06. Lights Out
07. Horns For A Halo
08. Dirty Pig
09. White Horse
10. Downfall Rising

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