NWOBHMers Cloven Hoof will re-join forces with Russ North for a brand new album in 2012.


Bassist and only remaining founding member, Lee Payne, announced the return of the vocalist, who left the band in 2009 to pursue a solo-career:


“Russ is back as lead vocalist firing on all cylinders the new album will be a concept album very epic and operatically layered. There is an overall progressive rock feel to it, and will be our most ambitious release ever. “Dominator” was a good concept album but this will be very technical with multi time changes …  It will take about a year or so to complete so sometime in 2012 looks like being the likely release date.”

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It looks like the new album will also feature a brand new line-up as previous live-members have left the band, leaving only Payne and North. This includes Matt Moreton, who laid down vocals too all of the band’s releases since 2005 and who was forced to quit due to health issues. As for the other members, Payne comments: “Jon Brown and Ben Reed the ex drummer and guitarist were simply not good enough to play the new songs so they had to go.”


Read full interview HERE.

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