Metal vets Trauma will be launching their first-ever European tour in May, when they join a bill also featuring Ross the Boss. 
Additionally, the band has completed work on their next album, ‘Awakening,’ which will be released at some point this year. It marks the first Trauma album to feature new singer, Brian Allen, who replaced the group’s original vocalist, Donny Hillier (who passed away in 2020).

“Trauma is delighted to be going on tour in Europe with Ross The Boss,” says drummer Kris Gustofson. “As this is Trauma’s first time touring in Europe, we cannot wait to play for the fans! It has been way too long. Fans can expect to hear and see Trauma performing some old tracks – ‘Scratch and Scream,’ ‘From Here to Hell,’ and some tracks from the new album with new vocalist Brian Allen. High energy, Bombastic songs and a true heavy metal experience is what fans will receive.”

Trauma will also be appearing as part of the multi-act Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival in Belgium (which will also feature the likes of Testament, Hatebreed, Accept, etc.), which runs from August 12-14th

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And concerning Trauma’s new album, it is being heralded as their finest work to date (produced by Juan Urteaga, who has previous worked with Testament and Machine Head), including such songs as “Death of the Angels,” “Meat,” “Death Machine,” and ” Walk Away,” among others.

Originally formed in 1981 in San Francisco, Trauma was part of the same scene that gave the world such thrash notables as Exodus, Metallica, and Testament. And the band’s original bassist was none other than the late/legendary Cliff Burton (who would later join Metallica). 1984 saw the release of the group’s debut album, ‘Scratch and Scream,’ before the band parted in 1985. But in 2013, Trauma reunited, and have been back in business ever since.

And according to the band, fans will not be disappointed with what they will hear from their new music. “Trauma’s new album along with new vocalist Brian Allen is going to melt your face off!!”


5/12/22          DE    Hamburg Knust   
5/13/22          DE   Oldenburg Amadeus   
5/14/22          NL   Tilburg Little Devil   
5/15/22          NL   Rotterdam Baroeg   
5/17/22          DE    Osnabrück Bastard Club  
5/18/22          DE   Bochum Matrix   
5/19/22          DE   Würzburg Posthalle   
5/20/22          DE   Siegburg Kubana   
5/21/22          DE   Weinheim Cafe Central   
5/22/22          DE   München Strom  
5/24/22          CH   Pratteln Z7 
5/25/22          IT     Bergamo Druso   
5/26/22          AT    Salzburg Rockhouse Bar  
5/27/22          DE   Leipzig Hellraiser   


8/12-8/14/22 BE   Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival 

L-R  Steve Robello, Kris Gustofson, Brian Allen, Greg Christian, Joe Fraulob
Photo Credit: Bill Towner, Red Nova Digital


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