HELLSPIKE "Lords of War" (CD)Speed/Thrash Metal (October 2020)


TITLE: "Lords of War"
GENRE: Speed/Thrash Metal
RELEASE DATE: October 31st, 2020
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
BARCODE: 8022167090931
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 8 tracks (approx. 41 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color

1. Titans' Clash
2. Storm of Fear
3. House of Asterion
4. Full Spectrum Dominance
5. Fallen Empire
6. Lords of War
7. Iron Forces United
8. Stellar Victory

Total playing time: 40:32

"Storm of Fear" static promo clip
"Stellar Victory" static promo clip

Turning back the hands of the clock to a time when Metal was Metal, HELLSPIKE herald the advent of doomsday to the sound of electric guitars. The band is young, but its members have cut their teeth on metal - both vocalist/bassist Rick and guitarist Zellpike are RAVENSIRE alumni and have played in many other Portuguese bands such as IRONSWORD and INQUISITOR. As the Lords of War lay claim and lay waste to a diseased planet, HELLSPIKE proclaim that real Metal will not go down without fighting. Dark and terrorizing riffs are combined here with tasteful melodic solos and creative arpeggios. The amazing instrumentals are where the guitarist really shines, and on the other tracks, Rick's vocals are ranging from harsh snarling to raspy bellows. They pay tribute to the heavy/speed metal legends like IRON ANGEL, WARRANT (Ger.), M.A.R.S. or RUNNING WILD and GRAVE DIGGER in their good old days, as well as continue the thrash legacy of the old masters such as DESTRUCTION, NECRONOMICON, LIVING DEATH, VIOLENT FORCE or SABBAT (UK), but still score high on originality.

• Debut 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: Necronomicon, Destruction, Iron Angel, Living Death, Violent Force, (early) Running Wild, (early) Grave Digger, Sabbat (UK), M.A.R.S., Warrant, Kreator, Tyrant (Ger.)...

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