The perfect setup for their first full-length album (due in 2019), “Lyrids” features a pair of leftover songs from the band’s 2016 “Where The Time Dwelt In” EP: “Empire Of The Crimson Fields” and “Iron Cave”. Both songs find VULTURES VENGEANCE (who feature guitarist/vocalist Tony T. Steele, new lead guitarist Tony L.A., bassist Matt Savage and drummer Kosathral Khel) digging deep into their NWOBHM roots as well as power metal and thrash, aided by a warm, but raw production job.
Inspired by the “cave myth” from the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, “Into The Cave” takes on fantasy-based heavy metal in the style of OMEN, STEEL ASSASSIN and LIEGE LORD. “Empire Of The Crimson Fields”, on the other hand, features a two-part narrative that tells the story of a noble family awaiting of the birth of the new king. The family eventually conquers an empire, but starts savaging the natives, which is where the story shifts to a commoner who has watched his son killed and his land destroyed. The pain and prayers from this man are eventually heard, placing a curse upon the kingdom. Their points of view converge at the song’s conclusion where both fall into the face of death, neither receiving clarity.
Since their 2015 formation, VULTURES VENGEANCE has become a favorite among European critics and fans, with influential German metal magazine Deaf Forever giving the band’s debut “Rising” demo a glowing review. From there, “Where The Time Dwelt In” only served to further their reputation as a new classic metal band to watch. It is with little doubt “Lyrids: Warning From The Reign Of The Untold” will hold the VULTURES VENGEANCE fanbase over until their first full LP finally arrives next year.
“Lyrids: Warning From The Reign Of The Untold” track listing:
Italian epic fantasy metal outfit VULTURES VENGEANCE have announced the departure of long-time guitarist Nail.
Comments the band: “After seven years, Nail has decided to leave the band due to personal problems. We wish him all the best in his life and future career endeavors. He’s an extremely talented musician and his technique and personality were essential in the development of both the ‘Rising’ demo and ‘Where The Time Dwelt In’ EP.
“It hasn’t been easy to find an adequate replacement, but after a long search we’re happy to introduce Tony L.A., a great guitarist and the perfect personality for a band like VULTURES VENGEANCE. ”
“The new album’s songs are complete and in the coming months we will begin work on our first full-length.”
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.
“On A Prisoner’s Tale”, the second track taken from Vultures Vengeance’s debut EP “Where TheTime Dwelt In” is now on youtube! EP will be out on Oct. 14th and is already available for pre-order. Vinyl version strictly limited to 500 copies. First 150 copies come in purple vinyl.
Limited vinyl available HERE.