Hail! announce new bassist

With the passing of Paul Gray, Hail! had to either cancel all of their current touring plans or find someone to join the band only a day before they left to start performing and they did.

The band released the following statement:

“On Monday we were dealt a devastating blow with Paul’s passing two days before our departure.  We discussed the situation and unanimously thought that in the face of this tragedy we needed to remain strong and push forward because Paul would have vehemently insisted that the show must go on.  In a desperate situation we made an emergency call to James Lomenzo and James responded with a Herculean effort, on only one day’s notice, to fly to Portugal and rescue the Rock In Rio Festival.  His immediate and unselfish call to arms single-handedly saved this entire tour.”

James Lomenzo has had a long and very successful career, having played with White Lion, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society and most recently Megadeth.

HAIL! have epitomized the old-school unity  and brotherhood of the metal culture that they have all grown out of and this is another example of that close knit circle of friends coming together to help in a time of need.


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