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Nuclear Assault Reunited

Reunited Metal Titans NUCLEAR ASSAULT Tours To Support Screaming Ferret Wreckords / SPV Live Album 'Alive Again'

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Album in stores July 1st!

Thrash Metal Masters Writing New Material!

The heralded and heavily anticipated return of the most gifted thrash metal giants thrusts into high gear, when the original lineup of New York's NUCLEAR ASSAULT initiates a world tour throughout the year to support the upcoming 'Alive Again' live album for Screaming Ferret Wreckords/SPV (release date is July 1st).

The band's lineup, consisting of vocalist/guitarist John Connelly, bassist Danny Lilker, guitarist Anthony Bramante, and drummer Glenn Evans made their presence known throughout 2002 on select performances & festival dates around the world in an effort to 'test the waters' - if the world was ready for their unique, dexterous yet uncompromising metal. The result set the wheels in motion for the upcoming all-out assault! In August, Bramante bowed out due to the commitments of his job and was replaced by the more than capable Erik Burke. Lilker comments on the upcoming tour: "It's gonna be great to finally tour again! People seem totally psyched that they will get to see us in the flesh again. We hope to see all diehard metalheads banging and moshing in the front..."

Formed in 1984 by Danny Lilker (who has also been a founding member of Anthrax, S.O.D., Brutal Truth, among others), NUCLEAR ASSAULT enjoyed a ten-year career that spawned 6 studio albums & EPs and a host of world tours. While emitting a dark sense of humor, the band's catalogue acknowledged the gamut of social concerns, from political tyranny and environmental devastation to capitalistic excess and basic human apathy. Their 1989 opus 'Handle With Care' garnered much critical-acclaim, while its singles "Critical Mass" and "Trail Of Tears" received generous MTV airplay.

The forthcoming 'Alive Again' live album represents NUCLEAR ASSAULT's first release in over 9 years. Lilker explains: "We will soon be releasing our new live album, so people can see for themselves that we still have it! I know a lot of thrash bands seem to be reuniting and some people are wondering 'Can these guys in their late 30's still hack it?' The answer is undoubtedly yes!"

'Alive Again' contains the following tracks:

Rise From The Ashes
Radiation Sickness
Game Over
New Song
Butt F**k
Critical Mass
Trail Of Tears
Hang The Pope

'Alive Again' is rounded out with enhanced live video performances as well as interview segments.

Not content to keep the reunion to a mere commemorative or nostalgic event, NUCLEAR ASSAULT is also planning a new studio record

for the near future! Danny Lilker offers a sneak preview of what can be expected: "We are in the process of writing new

material, and I can tell you that it's definitely in the style of the old stuff. Once again speaking for myself, I think the metal

scene NEEDS an injection of classic thrash metal 'cos I've had enough of people thinking Linkin Park is metal. We'll have to show

these youngsters how metal is really played!"

Tour dates include:

Friday, July 11 New York, NY Don Hill's
Saturday, July 12 Clifton, NJ Connections
Sunday, July 13 Buffalo, NY The Showplace


Oct. 08 2003 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Oct. 09 2003 - London, UK - Camden Palace
Oct. 10 2003 - Eindhoven, NETH - Effenaar
Oct. 11 2003 - Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
Oct. 12 2003 - Paris, FRA - La Locomotive
Oct. 13 2003 - Essen, GER - Zeche Carl
Oct. 14 2003 - Berlin, GER - Columbia Halle Fritz
Oct. 15 2003 - Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
Oct. 16 2003 - Munster (Breitefeld), GER - Live Arena
Oct. 17 2003 - Bischofswerda, GER - Hanger
Oct. 18 2003 - Warszawa, POL - Proxima
Oct. 19 2003 - Praha, CZ - Lucerna Music Club
Oct. 20 2003 - Innsbruck, AUT - Hafen
Oct. 21 2003 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7

More dates to be announced soon!

Related Links
Nuclear Assault Web Site
Label Web Site
Nuclear Assault Merchandise