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ROAD WARRIOR To Release ‘Power’ In October: ‘It is a Statement of our Intent’

Australian true metal brigade ROAD WARRIOR will release their debut full-length album, “Power”, on October 12 via Gates Of Hell Records. Featuring eight tracks of “diverse, fist-clenching, manly and classic metal,” “Power” was recorded at Against The Grain Studios in Adelaide, South Australia with Andy Kite at the helm.

Comments bassist/vocalist Denimal Blake: “It is a statement of our intent: To inject ‘Power’ back into a heavy metal scene that has been somewhat bereft of it. Whether if it truly is an objective case or not, that is our summary and the crux of the band. When heavy metal first gained a foothold it was the personification of musical power, a very special time that is finally coming back to strength, regardless of trends, due to its dominance.”

ROAD WARRIOR (who are rounded out by guitarist Overdryve and drummer Villon) are said to have recorded “Power” with “gusto, the gnashing teeth and thrusting of loins,” meaning, the album’s cuts are leaning heavily on the band’s ’80s influences as well as the proto-metal scene from the latter part of the ’70s. Says Blake: “Our influences are in a blender this time, laced with the flavor of ROAD WARRIOR, METAL CHURCH, BLACKKOUT, early IRON MAIDEN, SAVATAGE, JUDAS PRIEST, LOUDNESS, RIOT, TWISTED SISTER and HEXX.”

Accordingly, Blake says the album’s lyrical themes are quite varied: “Sex, sex and more sex, along with a bit of historical conspiracy, power, pre-diluvial civilization and hotter sex.” Tongue-and-cheek aside, Blake and his ROAD WARRIOR bandmates remain steadfast in their conviction to true heavy metal.

“We have an acute awareness of the NWOTHM [NEW WAVE OF TRADITIONAL HEAVY METAL] and know that we stand out in many ways, whether it’s due to influence, locality or pedigree. Either way, I cannot speak for the ears of others, but we are supremely confident the album will live up to the album cover and title and help usher in a new age of classic rock and metal as the trends dissolve.”

“Power” track listing:

  1. Don’t Fight Fate
  2. On Iron Wing
  3. Devils In Waiting
  4. I Am The Hunger
  5. Tease n’ Torture
  6. Sweating Out The Poison
  7. Back Alley Tokyo Woman
  8. The Future Is Passed

CHEVALIER “A CALL TO ARMS” FINALLY ON VINYL

Gates of Hell Records is proud to announce the release of CHEVALIER’s “A Call To Arms” on MLP!

Relentless, uncompromising, raw speed metal from Finland influenced by US epic/power metal and Euro metal (French speed metal in particular).
Medieval melodies united to fast riffing, tons of blitzkrieg guitar solos and leads, tight bass and drumming and powerful vocals by Emma Grönqvist, will appeal to fans of ADX,  Brocas Helm, Acid, Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, Iron Maiden and obscure, old school Heavy Metal. An unpolished recording, done at the rehearsal room, places this band out of time. Such music needs to be heard on vinyl!

“A Call To Arms” will be released by Gates of Hell Records  on April 27 on VINYL, featuring specific remastering and revamped layout by Annick Giroux. The MLP comes with  insert with lyric and exclusive promo photograph!

CHEVALIER/LEGIONNAIRE SPLIT AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER

 

Chevalier and Legionnaire split 7” is an unique mix of ancient epic metal and speed metal, featuring raw and melodic medieval tunes played hell for leather, powerful vocals, epic twin guitars, and an analogue recording that will raise the dead.

One unreleased song for each band.

CHEVALIER: The Greed of The Cross
LEGIONNAIRE: Born Of Ash And Blood

Limited to 500 copies. Out on Feb 23rd.

Preorder starts now.

For fans of Brocas Helm, Judas Priest, Slough Feg, Mercyful Fate, ADX, Iron Maiden and old school Heavy Metal.

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

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