A HAMPSHIRE rock band has announced a new album to raise money for military charities, after parting ways almost 30 years ago.

Sarajevo rose to fame in the early nineties after releasing Tomorrow In The Hands of Yesterday's Man, the successful album which got them large tours and airtime from MTV, VH1, BBC Radio Two and BBC Radio One, before separating in 1993.

READ MORE: Winchester student hit with huge fine for not buying train ticket

During their time together, Sarajevo toured with the likes of The Almighty, Ian Hunter, Dr Feelgood, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Steve Newman.

Vocalist Pete Lacey, from Winchester and Jake Findlay from Basingstoke recorded their new album, The Strength Of The Wolf Is In the Pack, to raise money for a local military charity, Forgotten Veterans UK, as well as the Crisis Appeal, in assistance with the war in Ukraine.

Pete said: "Sarajevo was such a major part of my life that when an opportunity arose to make another recording, whilst supporting and paying tribute to those that fought for our freedom was without question.

SEE MORE: Excellent Cuts Winchester locked out of city centre store after falling into debt with creditors

"Then the Ukraine situation erupted and we knew we had to do something, no matter how small it might be, to aid the women, children and families who were in dire need of support.

"People fighting for the same rights and liberties that we did in the First and Second World Wars. Our album release may not raise the most awareness or money for our chosen causes but we will do all we can to support their causes and raise awareness of their plight"

The album, The Strength Of The Wolf Is In The Pack, is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon and CD.

Message from the editor

Thank you for reading this story. We really appreciate your support.

Please help us to continue bringing you all the trusted news from your area by sharing this story or by following our Facebook page.