30 September, 2013

Iron Man: South Of The Earth – new album


The Obelisk has conducted an in-depth interview with IRON MAN's Alfred Morris III, therefore I refer you here for all the necessary information plus the new IRON MAN's song ‘The Worst And Longest Day’. The tune can be found on the band's new album ‘South Of The Earth’, issued through Rise Above in Europe today, September 30th, 2013, and due in North America through Metal Blade Records tomorrow, October the 1st. ‘South Of The Earth’, produced by Frank “The Punisher” Marchand, awaits your order here (Rise Above store) and here (Metal Blade store), as well as on iTunes and at Amazon's:
“The main thing for me is Al's tone,” [enthused Lee Dorrian, owner of Rise Above Records and former CATHEDRAL vocalist as well as Morris worshipper since the late 80s] “It’s so brutal but in a natural way, no frills, straight for the gut. Listening to his riffs is like being stuck in a vat of molasses, unable to move with a rotating grinder lodged into the middle of your forehead down to the base of your stomach. It’s that heavy!”

Formed in 1988 in Maryland, USA as a BLACK SABBATH tribute band by guitarist Alfred Morris III, whose musical career began in 1977 with mysterious proto-doom cult FORCE, IRON MAN released their debut album ‘Black Night’ through the legendary doom label Hellhound Records in 1993. Described as “an absolute classic in the field of SABBATH-inspired doom,” by Lee Dorrian and as “an absolutely stellar collection of songs” by Eduardo Rivadavia, AllMusic (more here), IRON MAN's debut was followed by ‘The Passage’ in 1994, before line-up and label instability forced the band into a “late 90s wilderness period”. IRON MAN would briefly re-emerge in 1999, “proving that they remained a force to be reckoned with when they actually showed up”, with their third album ‘Generation Void’ and would fashionably disappear for another 10 years before returning, in style, with ‘I Have Returned’ in 2009. In 2010, Maryland doom circuit veteran “Screaming Mad” Dee Calhoun joined IRON MAN on vocals, recording two EPs, 2011's ‘Dominance’ and 2012's ‘att hålla dig över’:

IRON MAN features: Al Morris III – guitar, “Screaming Mad” Dee Calhoun – vocals, Louis Strachan – bass and Jason “Mot” Waldmann - drums

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