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Montreal, QC – March 30, 2020
For fans of Fates Warning, Metal Church, Testament, Stratovarius, Iced Earth
American Power Metal LOST LEGACY Cancel Tour Dates w/ Whiplash, Doro, Flotsam & Jetsam
Out Now! New Album “In The Name of Freedom” via Pure Steel Records
New York power metallers LOST LEGACY announce they will be canceling their scheduled April and May tour dates with Whiplash, Doro, Flotsam & Jetsam. The tour dates were to be in support of their new album “In The Name of Freedom” released on March 20, 2020 via Pure Steel Records.
The band issued the following statement:
“Dear fans and friends. We regret to announce the cancellation of our tour. It is unfortunate, but due to the worldwide pandemic, it’s unrealistic to think it will be safe to go on as planned.
It saddens us because this was to be the first leg of our tour supporting our newly released album “In The Name of Freedom”. Months went into planning, money, and resources to make this tour a reality. But it is best at this time to put people’s health first, this is priority one. Stay home and be safe! You can support us by getting a copy of our new album. We will look at planning another tour soon. Be safe and see you soon!”
Featuring forty-six minutes of pure metal, LOST LEGACY‘s sophomore release is a concept album serving as an act II to their debut full length, which was inspired by the tragedy of 9/11. The album “In The Name of Freedom” is available on Puresteel-Shop.com, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and Spotify.
The band comments about the full length:
“For ‘In The Name of Freedom” the inspiration was driven by Dave’s desire to write about ‘the men and women’ of our armed forces and about the lack of judgment among many media outlets that report without having all the facts – and how it divides people.
The album concept follows as part II to our first self-released album ‘The Aftermath’ that was inspired by the tragedy of 9/11. Vocalist Dave Franco took pen to paper and wrote about the tragedies and the heroism of first responders, soldiers and the survivors of this sad day in our history.
‘In The Name of Freedom’ is dedicated to the men and women of our armed forces that have sacrificed everything to protect our freedoms. As a band, we do not support war, but we are supportive of our troops and wanted to express our feelings about what they go through and the difficulties they face, from dealing with their own mortality and PTSD. It’s our way to honor them and say thanks. The album also has a song “Take Me Away” that relates to the way media outlets present news about shootings in our country and how before all the facts are known, they emit conclusions and judgments without knowing all the facts and how this has an effect on people by causing divide, riots, and misunderstandings.
This album delivers a twin guitar assault that blends heavy melodic riffs, intellectual musicianship, and superb vocals.”
LOST LEGACY has been around since 1998 and their dedication to their craft shows. Having four excellent musicians and a vocalist that can play guitar and write riffs makes for a plethora of ideas. With Franco’s vocal capacity and range, it has transformed them to write music that enhances his vocal performances and gives the band the freedom to play intellectual metal.
Canceled Tour Dates: In The Name of Freedom US Tour 2020
April 25 – Club Revolution – Amityville, NY %
May 3 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY *
May 4 – Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA *
May 6 – The Winchester – Cleveland, OH *
May 7 – Reggies – Chicago, IL *
May 11 – Dingbatz, Clifton NJ +
% = Whiplash
* = Doro
+ = Flotsam and Jetsam
1. Rise To Glory (1:56)
2. My Faith (8:04)
3. Front Line (4:30)
4. In The Name of Freedom (8:10)
5. Take Me Away (5:28)
6. Enough Is Enough (5:16)
7. Will You Remember (6:13)
8. Rules of Engagement (6:09)
Album Length: 45:50
Lost Legacy was founded in 1998 in The Bronx, New York and has gained the reputation of a power metal band known for playing melodic music with an attitude. Both classic and modern, Lost Legacy combines lyrical messages that are positive and uplifting with strong vocal performances from Dave Franco.
With decades of experience, Lost Legacy has always had a heavy sound performed by excellent musicians. A professional band, Lost Legacy brings an assault of aggressive guitars, melodic riffs and a classic sound that brings together all the elements and tradition of power metal and thrash. Stage presence and entertaining the fans are of paramount concern to the band who pride themselves on their stage show. With an abundance of energy and they put their heart and soul into each show. Although very centric on power metal, the music has a lot of nuances that give each song a different feel and the crowd is kept on their toes with rhythm changes, tempo changes and melodies that stick.
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“Lost Legacy’s metal is fast and heavy.” – Danger Dog Music Reviews
“For those who enjoy Fates Warning, Metal Church, and Testament, will want to give this record a spin.” – Metal Insider
“Great sound over all supported by well written songs. If you never heard of LOST LEGACY now is the time to change that!” – Reflections of Darkness
“NY’s Lost Legacy Has Been Turning Out the Metal for Over Ten Years. A Killer Six Piece Band Who Know Their Instruments And How To Use Them. Raw Power And Pure Talent Is What You Get.” – Mike The Big Cheese, Heavy Metal Mayhem
“Lost Legacy a metal band out of Bronx NY, that formed in 1998 The latest album “”The Aftermath” came out in 2009 which was a tribute to those who lost their lives in 9/11. Some of the songs are Towers, Time Will Heal, Light The Candles, their music is packed with energy, catchy riffs and powerful vocals. A tour de Force.” – Robin Souls, Metal Messiah Radio
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