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New release from: IRON KINGDOM – The Blood of Creation (November 4, 2022)
Vancouver, Canada’s IRON KINGDOM has been slicing and shredding NWOTHM anthems for metal fans for over a decade since their inception in 2011. The band will be unleashing their fifth studio album The Blood of Creation this coming fall on November 4th and they are excited to share its cover artwork and track listing listed below along with the record’s teaser video below.
“This album is quite dark topically, the lyrics speak of war, fear, sacrifice, and pain, and the music although very classical and explorative also has some very evil moments throughout. We were in a dark place due to the pandemic and the music reflects some of those emotions.” adds guitarist/vocalist Chris Osterman.
1. Tides Of Desolation – 1:13
2. Sheathe The Sword – 5:25
3. Queen Of The Crystal Throne – 4:58
4. Hunter And Prey – 5:25
5. Witching Hour – 5:44
6. In The Grip Of Nightmares – 5:23
7. Primordial – 1:40
8. The Blood Of Creation – 13:38
The Blood of Creation follows Iron Kingdom‘s highly praised 2019 full-length On The Hunt, which took the band to new heights with tours across Canada, the USA, and Europe along with topping the Canadian loud radio charts at #5 and garnering positive reviews.
The Blood of Creation continues the reign of classic heavy metal that Iron Kingdom has been presenting over the years to music lovers of the style along with keeping the flame burning for a new generation.
“We wanted to create music in a style of metal that seemed to have been forgotten when we were kids. Since no one else seemed to be doing it, we decided to play metal the way it used to be played in the 70s and 80s. That was the reason for forming Iron Kingdom. Essentially, we wanted to give people an exciting show like an early Iron Maiden, Scorpions, or Saxon show from the 1980s.” recalls Osterman on the beginnings of the band.
Iron Kingdom has come a long way since their 2011 debut Curse Of The Voodoo Queen and their next offering is a potent full force of classic shredding heavy metal thunder and will take the fans into some unique fantastic worlds, but will also show a dark side of storytelling.
“I think we started as a bit more of a hard rock band on the first record, taking a progressive metal dive for Gates Of Eternity and Ride For Glory, then for On The Hunt, I’d say we went fully classic metal, leading into this new record being a pretty solid mix of all those styles combined. We also came out of the pandemic, which brought some darker emotions some people may have never experienced previously that I think this album may parallel. In the end, though, we want people to get the chance to escape this world for a time and find solace in the music.” adds Osterman.
The new album also sees new drummer Max Friesen (ex-Ophelia Falling) making his recording debut with the band to add another angle to their songwriting for this release. The album was self-produced by Iron Kingdom with mixing done by Andy Boldt and mastering by Greg Reely (Overkill, Fear Factory, 3 Inches of Blood).
Recommended for fans of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, and Saxon, the album pre-order for The Blood of Creation is available at the following links:
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Iron Kingdom – Album Teaser The Blood Of Creation (2022) Pre-Orders Available Now at: http://www.iron-kingdom.com/shop/ https://iron-kingdom.bandcamp.com Websites: http://www.iron-kingdom.com http://www.facebook.com/ironkingdom All Music And Lyrics written and recorded by IRON KINGDOM. Copyright IRON KINGDOM (2022) All Rights Reserved Registered Under SOCAN