In a surprise and brilliant turn of events, Russ Dwarf has decided to break out the library and tour wit his new band THE RUSS DWARF BAND. Known for his inexplicable, incomparable and slightly insane stage antics as lead sing of the ’80s metal band KILLER DWARFS, this is an event that needs to be seen to be believed!
Russ‘s desire to keep the music alive was paramount in his decision to bring the KILLER DWARFS music back to the publics eye and ears.
Russ will hit hit the stage with the new band in early April with a string of shows in Canada before moving to Europe and then the U.S.A. Exact cities and venues will be announced soon.
As co-founder of KILLER DWARFS in 1981, Russ Graham quickly gained international success, first in Canada with the self-titled debut album in 1983. The break-through in the United States came when San Antonio-based radio personality Joe Anthony started spinning their album on a regular basis, much to the delight of hard-rocking Texans. This planted the seeds for what would result in KILLER DWARFS receiving a lot of attention south of Canada’s border.
A worldwide recording contract with Epic Records eventually landed them an opening spot for IRON MAIDEN‘s sold-out tour of Great Britain and sharing stages with such acts as DIO and MICHAEL SCHENKER across North America. The band soon received a nomination for Canada’s prestigious Juno Award as “Heavy Metal Album of The Year”.
KILLER DWARFS came to an end in 1995, save for a reunion tour in 2001. Putting a period on the world of the KILLER DWARFS, they decided to pursue their own independent efforts. Since then Russ has been working with several different bands — his own RUSS DWARF AND THE MONGOLS, and, most recently, HARDROAD with Canadian veterans from bands MOXY, SANTERS and LEE AARON. He is currently recording with both these projects.
Russ is now working with Lawless Ent., which is owned by Internet radio personality Donnie Lawless of Lawless Radio.
“I think Russ picked the right time to come back and open up the DWARFS catalog and hit the road It’s been a long time since the fans of the DWARFS have had the chance to hear the songs they love so much live,” said Donnie Lawless.