Sanctuary will go on with their scheduled tour with Iced Earth across North America, despite Warrel Dane's death. As the band stated, these forthcoming live shows will be a tribute to the life and memory of Dane. Vocal duties will be handled by Joseph Michael of Witherfall, a skilled singer as we can say based on the fantastic album "Nocturnes and Requiems". 

Lenny Rutledge, guitarist of Sanctuary, commented: "Sanctuary has decided to continue on with the Iced Earth tour to pay tribute to our brother Warrel Dane. We have enlisted the help of our friend Joseph Michael from Witherfall. The set will consist of many old and some newer songs performed with the utmost respect and quality to honor our friend. Please join us in this farewell as we celebrate Warrel's musical legacy with Sanctuary. We look forward to sharing this tribute with all of you."

The planned dates are the following:

Feb. 22 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe #
Feb. 23 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts #
Feb. 24 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom #
Feb. 25 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Ballroom #
Feb. 26 - Minneapolis, MN - Music Hall #
Feb. 27 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground # 
Feb. 28 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall # 
Mar. 02 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room # 
Mar. 03 - Calgary, AB - Marquee Beer Market & Stage #
Mar. 04 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater # 
Mar. 05 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon # 
Mar. 07 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades # 
Mar. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater # 
Mar. 09 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues # 
Mar. 10 - Anaheim, CA - Parish @ House of Blues # 
Mar. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom # 
Mar. 13 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theatre #
Mar. 14 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues # 
Mar. 15 - Houston, TX - House of Blues # 
Mar. 16 - New Orleans, LA - Parish @ House of Blues # 
Mar. 17 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade # 
Mar. 18 - Charlotte, NC - Underground # 
Mar. 19 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage # 
Mar. 21 - Wilmington, DE - The Queen # 
Mar. 22 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre # 
Mar. 23 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall # 
Mar. 24 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Bell # 
Mar. 25 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theater # 
Mar. 26 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theater # 
Mar. 27 - Cleveland, OH - Cambridge Room @ House of Blues # 
Mar. 28 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew’s Hall # 
Mar. 29 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge #

# with Iced Earth and Kill Ritual

Broad Street Walk Of Stars is a walk of fame-style institution, installed on the pavement of Broad Street in Birmingham, England. Distinguished people from Birmingham are honored there with a star. Until now, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi have been honored, but also artists like Roy Wood and ELO's Jeff Lynne. Next month a star on the Birmingham Walk of Star will be given to Geezer Butler, legendary bassist of Black Sabbath, during the half-time break in the Aston Villa vs. Burton Albion match on February 3. This date is significant for Black Sabbath, since that day 50 years ago they gave their first show together in Birmingham (their hometown) and 12 years ago they played their last-ever show in the city.

Sadness in the world of rock n' roll, since Fast Eddie Clarke, the guitarist of the original line-up of Motörhead, has passed away. Edward Allan Clarke died yesterday, after a battle with pneumonia, at the age of 67. He was a member of Motörhead from 1976 until 1982 and later formed Fastway together with Pete Way, formerly of UFO. We all loved Clarke's guitar playing in classic albums like "Ace of Spades", "Bomber" and "Overkill".

Motörhead posted the following statement:  "We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight... Edward Allan Clarke — or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke — passed away peacefully yesterday. Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his [Facebook] page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. Fast Eddie... keep roaring, rockin' and rollin' up there as goddamit man, your Motörfamily would expect nothing less!!!"

He will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Mr. Clarke.  

Chris Tsngarides, legendary producer, sound engineer, and mixer, died this Sunday, 7th January 2018. He was battling pneumonia and heart failure at the time of his death. It is a great, sad loss for the world of art. The British Grammy-nominated producer was famous due to his work with bands like Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Anvil, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Yngwie Malmsteen and Helloween. Many distinguished heavy metal musicians talked about Tsangarides' passing, for example, Judas Priest released the following statement: "We are saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Chris Tsangarides. His contributions to our metal and so many others will forever remain. Love and condolences to his family".

Chris Tsangarides, who left our world in the age of 61, will be remembered for his great productions, in albums like Judas Priest's "Painkiller", Anvil's "Metal on Metal" and Thin Lizzy's "Thunder and Lightning". Rest in Peace, Mr. Tsangarides ...