HELLSPIKE "Dynasties of Decay" (CD)Speed/Thrash Metal (November 2021)


TITLE: "Dynasties of Decay"
GENRE: Speed/Thrash Metal
RELEASE DATE: November 19th, 2021
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
BARCODE: 8022167090986
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 8 tracks (approx. 45 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color

1. Dynasties of Decay
2. They Live
3. Gone to Waste
4. Hegemony Defied
5. Divide to Rule
6. On Through the Times
7. Ruthless Invasion
8. Lost Reality

Total playing time: 45:19

"Ruthless Invasion" lyric video
"They Live" static promo clip

Only a year after their debut, the three Portuguese veteran musicians return with the sophomore effort. Their uncompromised music, free from market impositions, will take you straight to the metal bravery of the past. HELLSPIKE's melodic approach dives deep into the NWOBHM sound, merging it with the direct and relentless approach of the German speed and thrash bands from mid '80s like IRON ANGEL, SODOM, ANGEL DUST, MINOTAUR, VIOLENT FORCE, NECRONOMICON, WARRANT (Ger.), LIVING DEATH, DESTRUCTION and heavy metal bands like early GRAVE DIGGER and RUNNING WILD, JUDAS PRIEST and M.A.R.S. The songs are full of melody, expressive guitar harmonies, creative arrangements, inspired solos and choruses that will easily stay in your head. The album exudes a pleasantly nostalgic flair with its rather vintage and organic feel. In an age in which the world slowly disintegrates before our eyes, HELLSPIKE write the chronicle of the coming end of our days. Delivering old school metal both furious and classic, they watch the struggle of a failing society. The fall of empires has not ended.

• Sophomore album of this Portuguese speed/thrash band featuring veterans of the scene - Rick Metal aka Rick Thor (Ravensire, Perpetratör, Filii Nigrantium Infernalium, Ironsword...) on vocals and bass, and Zellpike aka Zé RockHard (Ravensire, Inquisitor) on guitar.
• Cover art by Noël Puente (Axemaster, Abductum, Prowler, Ritual Servant, Shallow Ground...).
• For fans of: Iron Angel, Sodom, Angel Dust, Minotaur, Violent Force, Necronomicon, (early) Running Wild, (early) Grave Digger, Warrant (Ger.), Living Death, Destruction, Sabbat (UK), Judas Priest, M.A.R.S...

Cover art by Noël Puente (www.facebook.com/noelpuenteart).