April 15, 2023
Photo: Matt Owen

Metal fans have been eager to hear what the much-talked about new collaboration, ELEGANT WEAPONS, sounds like – with the arrival of their latest single Do or Die. Comprised of Rainbow singer Ronnie RomeroJudas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner, Uriah Heep bassist Dave Rimmer, and Accept drummer Christopher Williams, Do or Die is the second single/video (directed by Lief Thomason) off their forthcoming debut full-length, Horns for a Halo.

Do or Die is a rip roaring track about taking the opportunity and giving it your all,” explains 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!”

ELEGANT WEAPONS will also soon be hitting the road in Europe, beginning in June and running through July, which will include performances with PANTERA, festival appearances, and also headlining their own shows.

“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.”

Tickets to the shows can be purchased here.

12th June  Czech Republic, Prague – O2 Arena (w/ Pantera)
13th June  Germany, Berlin – Verti (w/ Pantera)
16th June  France, Clisson – Hellfest
18th June  Belgium, Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
20th June  The Netherlands, Amsterdam – Afas (w/ Pantera)
21st June  Germany, Hamburg – Edel Optics (w/ Pantera)
23rd June  Switzerland, Zurich – Komplex
25th June  Spain, Murcia – Rock Imperium Festival
26th June  Spain, Madrid – Mon Club
28th June  Portugal, Lisbon – Evil Live  Festival
29th June  Spain, Viveiro – Resurrection Festival
2nd July    Italy, Bologna – Return Of The Gods Festival
30th July   UK, Ebbw Vale – Steelhouse Festival

ELEGANT WEAPONS‘ debut full-length, Horns for a Halo (produced by Faulkner‘s Priest bandmate, Andy Sneap and featuring album performances by Pantera’s Rex Brown and Judas Priest’s Scott Travis), will be dropping May 26th via Nuclear Blast Records.


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