We’re super-excited to announce our new collaboration: Canadian Tyrant-Queen Annick Giroux (Cauchemar / Temple of Mystery Records) will be taking care of layout for the future Gates Of Hell releases on a regular basis.
Annick’s already worked with us in the past creating awesome layouts for Chevalier – FIN and Skelator.
She’s incredibly talented and metal to the bone and we’re stoked to have her aboard.
FIRE AND ICE!
Never underestimate the power of a good demo tape. Ever since Metallica brandished their legendary “No Life ‘Til Leather” demo in 1982, the metal scene has actively sought out new and emerging bands through this simple, but effective medium. Even though the age of digital recordings and the convenience of the internet has removed some of the romanticism in creating and ultimately unearthing a hidden gem, the classic three-song demo tape lives on in 2018. Case in point: Finland’s Coronary and Canada’s Traveler, who have combined their respective debut demos for a split release via Gates of Hell Records.
Like any good split, this particular offering provides the best of both worlds when it comes to vintage, striking classic metal.
Coronary, who formed in Tampere in 2017, when a pair of Finnish metal veterans, guitarist Aku “Herr Lederwurst” Kytölä and drummer Pate “Batvik” Vuorio, reconnected after bumping into each other at a local flea market, strike first with their German-influenced, unvarnished take on freewheeling ’80s metal. Flashy and spiraling leads emerge from every corner, while the dirty, rough-and-tumble vocals of Olli “The True Herman” Kärki, emerges as the necessary bridge between the band’s notable German/Euro influences that bringing back to mind bands like Accept or Torch and early 80s melodic American metal leanings.
The 2017 creation of guitarist, bassist and primary songwriter Matt Ries, Traveler is rounded out by Gatekeeper vocalist Jean-Pierre Abboud and drummer Chad Vallier. The band’s contributions to the split are marked by an up-tempo, almost relentless style of ground-and-pound metal, reminiscent of the best of Deaf Dealer and 80s Canadian classics going toe-to-toe with Iron Maiden. And, much in the same way he fits Gatekeeper like a glove, Abboud proves to be just as good of a fit in Traveler, becoming the perfect offset to Ries’s penchant for quick, rifling twin-guitar harmonies.
Finnish Heavy Metal band Tyfon’s Doom is currently working on 11 new songs for the first full length, a concept album entitled “Emperor’s Path”.
Cederick Forsberg (Rocka Rollas, Blazon Stone etc.) just finished recording drums and will mix the album that promises to be one of the year’s hilights in traditional Heavy Metal. Stay tuned for more news!
The Hidden Hand
Sea of Life
The Rider from Abandoned Town
“Where The Time Dwelt In” shirts are ready for Metal Assault! Shirts have a full color print and are limited to 100.
Pre-order yours HERE or get it directly at Metal Assault. Orders will be shipped after the festival.
TYFON’S DOOM is a new one man band from Finland that already drew quite some attention with its obscure and unpolished style of traditional Heavy Metal.
Tommi Varsala, the man behind this project, captured the original spirit of metal like only a few other bands nowadays.
Though you can hear a lot of influences in his music, such as Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, early Metal Church and more, TYFON’S DOOM sounds incredibly fresh and personal.
With a brilliant songwriting, great guitar work and gritty vocal style, Tyfon’s Doom recreates a feel that is hard to come across these days.
“Yeth Hound”’s release also includes TYFON’S DOOM “2015 demo” previously released only in digital format.
LP Limited edition of 300 copies, hand-numbered!
CD Limited edition of 500 copies.
Gates of Hell Records in league with TROMA Entertainment present:
Instigator worships Class Of Nuke ‘Em High, Lloyd Kaufman and TROMA movies.
Instigator and TROMA Entertainment support each other.
United for an unhealthy future.
INSTIGATOR “Bad Future” 4-track 7”EP out December 11th, 2015.