It’s the end of week, and we’ll end with the final Metal update of the week
There will be a lot of reviews added very soon… in the meantime, check out the review for the re-issue of Viogression – Expound and Exhort
Sólstafir Enter Studio
SÓLSTAFIR have now entered the studio for the recording of their seventh full length, which will be released later this year via Season of Mist. The recordings take place at the mighty Sundlaugin Studio (Iceland), where ‘Svartir Sandar’, ‘Ótta’ and ‘Berdreyminn’ were also recorded by producer Birgir Jón Birgisson (Sigur Rós, Alcest, Damien Rice).
Vocalist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on the recording: “This time around we wrote most of the songs on guitars instead of pianos and organs as we have done a lot in the past. Therefore some songs are pretty heavy, even some are fast, faster than we have been for years”
SÓLSTAFIR have recently released a stunning new video for the track “Bláfjall”, taken from their latest released full-length ‘Berdreyminn’
Lutharö Album Teaser
Hamilton, Ontario’s Lutharö are sharing with fans a teaser clip for their forthcoming music video in support of their sophomore EP “Wings of Agony” due out March 27th along with launching its pre-order via Bandcamp.
“Wings of Agony” promises to be more innovative and imaginative than Lutharö’s 2018 debut “Unleash The Beast”. The band stepped out of their comfort zone for this recording and they anticipate a solid reception from current and new fans. The EP was produced by the band with mixing done by Tyler Williams (Monolithic Productions) and mastering by Lasse Lammert.
Iron Kingdom – European Tour 2020
Inspired by legendary pillars of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, and Rush, IRON KINGDOM is well known for their energetic and electrifying stage presence, as well as intricate musical melodies that bring listeners back to a time when the genre was in its prime.
This past October, the band unleashed their latest album “On The Hunt” along with kicking off a two-month North American tour in support of the full-length. Now recharged after a short break home in Vancouver, BC, the full force DIY Canadian heavy metallers announce they will be crossing the Atlantic for six-show dates in Europe that include performing at Full Metal Osthessen Festival (DE) and Swordbrothers Metal Fest (DE) plus a show date supporting Vicious Rumors (all dates listed below).
Vocalist/guitarist Chris Osterman adds:
“After our last tour of Europe in 2014, we knew that they held heavy metal very close to their hearts, and we knew it was something very special for the genre. Europe was always on our minds, it was always a conversation at rehearsals and band meetings, but for one reason or another, we kept having to delay our return. You know it really is quite strange to think it’s been six whole years since we performed there, We’re so honoured and excited to have been invited back, and we are so thankful to say that now the wait is over, it’s truly been far too long! We will see you soon!! But until then, just remember to Keep It Steel!”
IRON KINGDOM’s latest album “On The Hunt” offers up nine traditional heavy metal influenced tracks that translate well into a live setting, which is paramount for the band who take great pride in their live show. Fans of the bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Queensryche, and Helloween will revel in IRON KINGDOM.
IRON KINGDOM – European Tour 2020
March 4 – Paris, FR – Le Klub
March 5 – Hamburg, DE – Bambi galore w/ Riot City
March 6 – Stadskanaal, NL – Bolle Ruud
March 7 – Neiderkassel, DE – Full Metal Osthessen Festival
March 12 – Tilburg, NL – Little Devil w/ Vicious Rumors
March 14 – Lunen, DE – Swordbrothers Metal Fest