EMERALD "Voice for the Silent" (CD)Heavy Metal (November 2017)


TITLE: "Voice for the Silent"
GENRE: Heavy Metal
RELEASE DATE: November 17th, 2017
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
BARCODE: 8022167090726
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 11 tracks (approx. 49 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color

1. Mechanical Wars
2. Behind My Wall
3. The Passion Remained
4. Train of Unbelief
5. New Gods
6. Sword Brothers
7. To the Bone
8. Paper Snakes
9. Sting of Death
10. Defeated by Guilt
11. Rhymes of Robin Hood

Total playing time: 49:13

"Voice for the Silent" album promo clip
"Train of Unbelief" static promo clip
"Sword Brothers" static promo clip

The Dutch heavy metal scene of the '80s has given birth to many jewels, and one of them was "Down Town", a debut LP of EMERALD. It was the only album of the band until now, when their long awaited comeback finally sees the light of day. A 32-year gap between the albums is huge... Many bands fail to revive their spirit, but EMERALD fans have nothing to fear: the record sounds as if it was a "lost" gem from the '80s! The songwriting hasn't changed (actually many of these songs were written soon after the debut was out), and Bert Kivits' vocals still have this incredible youthful energy and feel, though now they're smoother, not as extremely high-pitched and shrill as back in the day. The production is also totally old school - the fully analogue recording, engineering and mastering resulted in great warm sound, which will be for sure appreciated by the fans. And if you're not one of them yet, but love old heavy metal with a great dose of melody and clear NWOBHM influences, you will likely become one and put their new album next to classic records of UFO, THIN LIZZY, ANGEL WITCH, SATAN, BLITZKRIEG, RIOT, JUDAS PRIEST, CLOVEN HOOF, DIAMOND HEAD, PICTURE and CRIMSON GLORY.

• The long awaited comeback album of these veterans of the Dutch heavy metal scene, a band formed in 1985 (but active under the name Warrior from 1979 to 1984).
• Fully analogue recording, engineering (at Voodoosoundstudio) and mastering, resulting in great warm old school sound.
• Produced by the renowned producer and former Enigma Records owner Ron Goudie (Cirith Ungol, Stryper, Death Angel, Gwar, Coven, Wrath...)
• Cover art painted by Jowita Kaminska (Exodus, Manilla Road, Attacker, Witchburner, Forsaken, Deceased, Meliah Rage, Arkham Witch, Metal Law...).
• For fans of: UFO, Thin Lizzy, Angel Witch, Satan, Blitzkrieg, Riot, Judas Priest, Cloven Hoof, Diamond Head, Picture, Crimson Glory...

Cover art by Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi (www.jowita-kaminska.art)