Veteran NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) band BLACK ROSE has inked a deal with the German record label Metalizer to release its new album, “Cure For Your Disease”, on CD for the first time in the summer of 2012. Previously the album was only available as a download but the new release will be a limited 1,000 pressing featuring new artwork and photography.

In other news, BLACK ROSE will play a nostalgic warm-up gig before flying out to Germany for their appearance at the Headbangers Open Air festival in Brande-Hörnerkirchen on July 28. The gig will take place on Thursday, July 26, at a venue BLACK ROSE used to play regularly in the 1980s — The Swan Hotel in Billingham, Teesside.

BLACK ROSE opened this year’s Hammerfest “Hammer Of Thor” on the VIP night, Thursday, March 15 at Pontins Holiday Park in Prestatyn.

The band’s current lineup features original members Steve Bardsley (lead vocals, guitar) and Kenny Nicholson (lead guitar) plus Kiko Rivers (bass) and Chris Bennett (drums).

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