BENEDICTUM Confirmed For Rock Harvest II BENEDICTUM
are the latest act confirmed for Rock Harvest II, which is
being held at the House of Rock in White Marsh, MD. The festival, now
expanded to two days, will take place November 8th - 9th, 2013.
Other previously confirmed artists include CIRCLE II CIRCLE, FARCRY,
KING KOBRA, RUSS DWARF, MITCH MALLOY, RON KEEL, LEATHERWOLF, REVERENCE,
TANGO DOWN, EDGE OF PARADISE, LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, ATTACKHEAD, TWISTED
and MODERN SUPERSTAR.
For event information click here.Benedictum
have been busy working during the past few months. A new
album is in the works and will be a complete return to a traditional but
powerful feel - much like the band's first two albums.
Working with the band on the production is Grammy Award Nominee and
Billboard charting producer, John Herrera,
and of course Jeff Pilson
(DOKKEN, FOREIGNER). Jeff has already had one writing session with
Benedictum and Veronica
has just returned from her second writing
session with Jeff Pilson
this past week.Craig Goldy
(DIO) has been writing with Benedictum as well and there
will probably be some vocal duet surprises on the album too. The
songwriting team of Pete Wells and Veronica Freeman is however still in
full effect and with Rikard Stjernquist
(JAG PANZER) adding to the mix
there are some powerful great ideas coming to life.
But Veronica is also working to show another side of herself.
’s words: "I had a lot of input and encouragement from
Frontiers (Records) in the previous months to try and stretch myself
with different musical styles and approaches. So I have decided to
accept their proposal for a solo album - which will be released under
the moniker of THE V."
Musically Veronica will be pursuing a much more melodic and
hook-friendly direction. John Herrera will also produce this endeavor
and there should be some special guests appearing in the writing and
performing dept including a song from Jerry Dixon from WARRANT and some
bass performances from Brad Lang from Y&T as well as from Jeff
Pilson and others to round out the talent that will be involved with
this project. Pete Wells will also show his other side with some of the
music he is contributing to this project.
Both new albums will be released in 2013 – Benedictum are really
looking forward to also being able to perform in Europe in 2013 so
lookout for Veronica's talents both in Benedictum
and with The V
Updates to follow.