U.S. metallers SANCTUARY have recruited Attila Vörös (NEVERMORE) as their new second guitar player. Vörös will join the band on the 2017 European summer tour.

Says SANCTUARY in a statement: “We are all very stoked to share the stage with such a great musician. Attila has always been at the top of our guitar player wish list.”

Attila added: “This is an absolute honor and pleasure for me that I’ll be playing with the legendary and such influential band SANCTUARY over this upcoming summer festival season. Over the years, we stayed in contact with my friend Warrel Dane, and now I can’t wait to share the stage with them again. It’s gonna be hell of a summer for sure!”

Tour dates:

Jun. 16 – Loreley, Germany – RockFels Festival
Jun. 17 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 18 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
Jul. 12 – Balingen, Germany – Bang Your Head!!!
Jul. 14 – Gävle, Sweden – Gefle Metal Festival
Jul. 16 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Gagarin
Jul. 21 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205
Jul. 25 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metal Days
Jul. 26 – Munich, Germany – Free and Easy
Jul. 27 – Berlin, Germany – Musik und Frieden
Jul. 28 – Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany – Headbangers Open Air
Jul. 29 – Erfurt, Germany – From Hell
Jul. 30 – Aarburg, Switzerland – Musigberg
Jul. 31 – Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsh
Aug. 02 – Hanover, Germany – Musikzentrum
Aug. 03 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Willemeen
Aug. 04 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air

After returning from the European festival/club tour, SANCTUARY will resume work on the follow-up to 2014’s “The Year The Sun Died” album.

SANCTUARY‘s last release was “Inception”, the official prequel to 1988’s classic debut “Refuge Denied”.

“Inception” contains presumed lost 1986 studio recordings, which guitarist Lenny Rutledge discovered recently and which were magically restored, remixed and remastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (QUEENSRŸCHE, HATEBREED).