With Metal Church announcing their cancellation of tour dates due to health reasons Time To Rock Festival went hard at work to find a worthy replacement band. Here’s the announcement (with minor editing):
American, classic metal from the 80s, fronted by singer and guitarist David Feinstein – The Rods! Between 1967 and 1973, David Feinstein was in the band Elf with his cousin, Ronnie James Dio. David managed to quit the band before Elf became classic Rainbow and around 1980 he and drummer Carl Canedy formed The Rods, which was a much harder band than the two previously mentioned. One can find similarities between both Saxon and Manowar. The band had a hiatus between 1986 and 2010 but has since the reunion been all the time active. In addition to David and Carl, the band today consists of bassist Freddy Villano. The trio has just released the full-length Rattle the Cage to great reviews. With song titles such as “Let Them Eat Metal”, “Brotherhood of Metal”, “I Just Wanna Rock”, “Born To Rock” and more, we can expect hard rock poetry of the best kind when The Rods enter our stage in Knislinge for the first time.
The gig will also be the only one in Sweden, so don’t miss this! WE think we have succeeded in finding a worthy replacement. Hope you agree with us.