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Iron Man announce details for fifth studio album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 19th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Doom legends Iron Man have recently announced details for, as well as the completion of, their fifth studio album which is to be titled South of the Earth. The album is scheduled for release on 30th September via Rise Above.

Recording and mixing took place at Hudson Street Sound in Annapolis, Maryland with producer/engineer Frank Marchand III. The band’s guitarist, Al Morris, commented on the band’s creative process:

Every time Iron Man goes into the studio, we treat it like a blank canvas. As things progress, the art form takes shape. We wrote this album in about 2 months. Then we practiced our asses off to perfect the performance of the songs. This CD was done with Frank Marchand, an engineer/producer with a head full of ideas! He enhanced every element of this CD. We have great trust in Frank and followed his ideas. This is what came out!

Rising out of the same Maryland/DC mean streets as fellow US doom pioneers Pentagram and The Obsessed, Iron Man formed in 1988 as a Black Sabbath tribute band by guitarist Alfred Morris III, whose musical career began in 1977 with mysterious proto-doom cult Force. Al’s legendarily heavy, unearthly guitar tone was already much in evidence on Force‘s ultra-rare 1981 debut EP – and it has only deepened, hardened, improved and refined in the ensuing 32 years.

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“Native Blood” now available

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 20th July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Native Blood, the new single by Bay Area thrash gods Testament is available now as digital download as well as on limited 7“ vinyl in various colours!

The single exclusively contains the Spanish sung version of the song as a B-Side.

The song comes off the bands highly anticipated new album Dark Roots Of Earth which will is about to be released July 27, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.

For more details and info on how to order, click here.