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IRON GRIFFIN SIGNS WITH GATES OF HELL RECORDS

Finnish Epic Metal band IRON GRIFFIN, the side-project of MAUSOLEUM GATE’s drummer Oscar Razanez, signed with Gates of Hell Rec. The band’s debut four-song EP will be released on 12” mini-LP and cassette.

Comments Razanez: “IRON GRIFFIN is a new project which started about a year ago as a one-man band mostly to improve myself at playing different instruments and writing music. Session vocals are done by my friend and spectacular singer Toni Pentikäinen. “The future of this project is living right now. I will continue working with new material and try to search for players to form a ‘real band,’ maybe. But this EP is a good start for me and the journey continues in one way or another.”

The EP is already available for download on Bandcamp:

https://irongriffin.bandcamp.com/album/iron-griffin

Razanez’s MAUSOLEUM GATE will release their second album “Into A Dark Divinity” on September 8 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album can be pre-ordered at this location.

TYFON’S DOOM TO RELEASE “EMPEROR’S PATH” THIS NOVEMBER

Still riding the wave of momentum from their well-received 2016 “Yeth Hound” EP, Finnish classic metal outfit TYFON’S DOOM will release its first full-length, “Emperor’s Path” this November via Gates Of Hell Records. The album contains 11 songs at approximately 45 minutes.

“Emperor’s Path” includes a wide arsenal of original riffs and melodies, and the song material varies between straightforward heavy metal to quite complex song structures and tempo changes,” comments TYFON’s DOOM’s lone member, Tommi Varsala. “The style is still very guitar-oriented old-school metal with fast and slow and even acoustic moments.”

“Yeth Hound” instantly won over the traditional metal contingent with its memorable use of dueling guitar melodies, adventurous arrangements and the charismatic vocals of Varsala. This time, however, Varsala says to expect something different and more evolved. “Now the music sounds professional, and instead of a drum machine, there’s a real musician playing the drums,” he says. “Also, in my opinion, I sing a lot better than I did on ‘Yeth Hound’. Vocals are still in that unique style, but executed like I originally planned it in my head when I started this project. Just couldn’t do it before this.”

Varsala is joined in the studio by drummer Cederick Forsberg (ROCKA ROLLA, BLAZON STONE), who “did an awesome job.” Aside from Forsberg, though, “Emperor’s Path” is all Varsala, who considers songs such as “Moonlight” and the title track to be highlights.

“For a couple of months, I’ve listened to this album once per day on average and it seems that this album causes a serious addiction. This really is a great album and I’m glad I had a chance to make it. For that I want to thank everyone who have supported or is planning to support this project!”

TRACKLIST:

  1. Tyrant’s Sceptre
  2. The Hidden Hand
  3. Sea of Life
  4. Beyond Treason
  5. Endless War
  6. Moonlight
  7. Howling Danger
  8. The Rider From Abandoned Town
  9. Rising Earth
  10. Strange Aeons
  11. Emperor’s Path

GATES OF HELL RECORDS IN LEAGUE WITH KARMAZID


We’re glad to announce the beginning of our collaboration with German artist Karmazid, who’ll design a shirt for each of our releases.

All shirts will feature an exclusive artwork, and will be silk screened in white ink on an old manual screen printing press.

Only black, regular Fruit shirts will be used.
No huge, oversized prints. No fake vintage, bootleggish look and layout on distressed shirts. No inkjet/DTG printing. No girlies. No jerseys in weird colors. No fashion.

The first shirt will be “Sacrifice” for Swedish traditional metal maniacs Gravebreaker.

Shirts will be strictly limited to 50 pieces and available through our website exclusively.

PREORDER HERE – SHIPPING STARTS ON JULY THE 14th

LEGIONNAIRE’S DEBUT ALBUM OUT ON MAY 26th!

We present you “Black Harbinger“, the first track taken off Legionnaire‘s debut album “Dawn of Genesis“!

This Finnish band’s music is based on powerful twin guitar harmonies, and medieval style epic melodies, with the lyrics influenced by ancient mythology, the middle ages, and also  by fictional themes such as Sci-Fi.

LEGIONNAIRE have a personal sound, though you can hear tons of influences in their  music: old Scandinavian Metal with classic NWOBHM-style galloping riffs and an overall epic feel that brings back to mind US metal bands such as Liege Lord, Brocas Helm and obscure US epic metal release from the mid 80s.

In a few words: traditional Heavy Metal!

“Dawn of Genesis” was mastered by Wicked Ischianus of Mausoleum Gate and will be out on 26/05/2017 on CD, LP and digital.

With bands like LEGIONNAIRE, Heavy Metal will never die!

 Recommended for fans of NWOBHM, Liege Lord, Brocas Helm, The Lord Weird Slough Feg, early German power/speed metal.

PRE-ORDER HERE !!!

TYFON’S DOOM ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

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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!

Track List:

Tyrant’s Sceptre
The Hidden Hand
Sea of Life
Beyond Treason
Endless War
Moonlight
Howling Danger
The Rider from Abandoned Town
Rising Earth
Strange Aeons
Emperor’s Path