by Bill Forman
Big news for semi-underground metal fans: Jag Panzer, possibly Colorado Springs' best-known band of all time, is back on track. Word came yesterday from East Coast publicist Jon Freeman that the band’s first album in seven years is coming out March 8 on SPV/Sony.
The Scourge of the Light will feature three original members: vocalist Harry Conklin, guitarist Mark Briody, and bassist John Tetley. Also back on board is guitarist Chris Lasegue, who was with the band in the mid-80s and co-wrote much of the new material with Briody. He replaces guitarist Chris Broderick, who left the band a couple years ago to join Megadeth.
The album was mixed by Jim Morris at Florida's Morrisound Studio, which has midwifed records by Cannibal Corpse, Sepultra, Savatage and, of course, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
TSO, meanwhile, will be at the World Arena Dec. 23, but we’re sure you already got your tickets for that ages ago.