Sunday, October 4, 2020

Iron Angel release new album"Emerald Eyes" today

Long-running German speed metal legends IRON ANGEL release today their fourth studio album “Emerald Eyes“, via Mighty Music.

The follow-up to their 2018 comeback album “Hellbound“, which gathered massive reviews, sees the band maturing and refining their sound without compromising intensity and aggression, quite the contrary. The new release brings back a lot of the thrashiness, that has been somewhat absent from anything the band has done since their 1985 debut "Hellish Crossfire“. On the other hand, the songwriting, the performances, and the overall package, everything has reached a new level in quality and with it’s clear (though not sterile) production, the band sounds fresh, hungry, and energetic.

“Emerald Eyes” is out today in digital, CD, and vinyl formats by Mighty Music.

"Emerald Eyes" tracklist:
1. Sacred Slaughter
2. Descend
3. Sands of Time
4. Demons
5. What We're Living For
6. Emerald Eyes
7. Fiery Winds of Death
8. Sacrificed
9. Bridges Are Burning
10. Heaven in Red
11. Dark Sorcery

Orders can be done here and here.

We wanted to improve in every way possible“, says drummer Maximilian Behr and continues: “On one hand we wanted to even further go back to the sound of “Hellish Crossfire“, but on the other hand we also wanted to play to our own strengths, rather than the ones of others and I think we really managed to do that. With “Emerald Eyes“ we married the past with the present at last and now we set our eyes onto the future.“

Upon their return to activities in 2015, Iron Angel had toured like hell, having played in North-America, South-America and across Europe. Festivals such as Play It Loud, Nordic Noise, Metalbash, Headbangers Open Air, Metal Forces, Metallysee and Up the Hammers have tasted the band's live roar. And many more will taste it as well when Iron Angel resume their live activities in the beginning of 2021, with Bavarian Battle Open Air (DE) and Mangualde Hardmetalfest (PT) already confirmed.

Line up:
Dirk Schröder: vocals
Didy Mackel: bass
Maximilian Behr: drums
Robert Altenbach: guitar
Nino Helfrich: guitar



"“Emerald Angel” is that kind of album that can make an old Metalhead shed tears of happiness." Metal Temple 10/10

“Anything Iron Angel puts out will forever be compared to their 1985 debut “Hellish Crossfire”, but I can pointedly say that “Emerald Eyes” comes close to that legendary speed metal opus.” Powerplay Magazine 9/10

Hellfire Magazin 9/10

Time For Metal 9/10

United Rock Nations 4,5/5

Rock Hard Greece  8/10 8/10 4/5

Spirit Of Metal 15/20

Metal na Lata 8/10
IRON ANGEL "Sands Of Time" official video
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