ATTACKER "Giants of Canaan" (CD)US Power / Heavy Metal (February 2013)
TITLE: "Giants of Canaan"
GENRE: US Power/Heavy Metal
RELEASE DATE: February 2nd, 2013
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
CATALOG ID: MOMR13037
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 11 tracks (approx. 52 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color
1. As They Descend (1:04)
2. Giants of Canaan (5:39)
3. Trapped in Black (4:54)
4. The Hammer (5:15)
5. Washed in Blood (4:54)
6. Sands of Time (4:25)
7. Curse the Light (4:19)
8. Black Winds Calling (4:14)
9. Steel Vengeance (3:53)
10. Born into Battle (6:08)
11. The Glen of the Ghost (6:52)
Total playing time: 51:31
The Lords of Thunder are back! New Jersey's own power/traditional heavy metal act ATTACKER strikes with their 5th album. What we have here is classic guitar work with true '80s feel, mighty galloping riffs, powerhouse drumming, thunderous bass, and last but not least: the bloody impressive vocal performance by the new singer, Bobby Lucas (ex-SEVEN WITCHES, OVERLORDE), straight from the Dickinson and Rivera school. All this goodness is rounded up with a well-balanced mix and production that steers away from the modern digital sound plaguing even some traditional metal albums. Musically talking, besides the two aforementioned bands, their music is closest to HELSTAR, LIEGE LORD, DESTINY'S END, VICIOUS RUMORS, JAG PANZER and obviously IRON MAIDEN. ATTACKER is a force to be reckoned with - although they celebrate their 30th anniversary, they kick more ass than most young bands today!
• 5th album of this legendary US power/traditional heavy metal band, formed in 1983, whose debut full-length was out on Metal Blade Records in 1985.
• Mastered by the renowned engineer Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
• The band comes to Europe to play Metal Assault festival in Germany and more dates in 2013. They have toured in Europe before and played at festivals like Keep It True, Headbangers Open Air and Swordbrothers from 2004 to 2006.
• Cover art painted by Jowita Kaminska (Exodus, Manilla Road, Attacker, Witchburner, Forsaken, Deceased, Meliah Rage, Arkham Witch...).
• For fans of: Overlorde, Helstar, Liege Lord, Seven Witches, Destiny's End, Distant Thunder, Iron Maiden, Vicious Rumors, Jag Panzer, Sleepy Hollow, Amulance...
Cover art by Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi (www.jowita-kaminska.com).
LP version (black or limited black with orange splatter vinyl) licensed to/released by Metalizer and Underground Power Records (May 2013).