Who knew that while I was busy fending off real and imaginary fiends, somewhere in this country (which is currently searching for a new and hopefully even better identity) a group of enthusiastic heavy metal musicians kept rediscovering the tried and the true. Well, now we all know. Israeli traditional heavy metallers, SWITCHBLADE, have a new and debut album out as of today, November 29th, 2013; ‘Heavy Weapons’ is being released through German label Killer Metal Records this very moment. Those of us who heard the record, cannot, on its account, feel but a little nostalgic for the times that were and can certainly appreciate the band's passion and devotion to the genre. So, check SWITCHBLADE's new tune, ‘Infernal Paradise’, below and contact the band here (Facebook) or their label here (Killer Metal Records' store) if interested in buying SWITCHBLADE's album:
Formed in 2005 in Haifa, Israel, SWITCHBLADE also searched for their identity and a place in the local metal scene through revolving line-ups and metal sub-genres until 2011, when they found their true calling (“not to reinvent the vintage steel, but to make it come alive and keep the old fires burning”) and had solidified their ranks. That year they recorded their first official digital single, ‘Endless War / Euphoria’ (listen here and here - YouTube), followed by their second digital single, ‘Metalista’, less than a year later (visit YouTube here to listen).
SWITCHBLADE features: Lior “Steinmetal” Stein – vocals, Fede “FedeRock” Taich – lead and rhythm guitar, Venedict Pavlovic - rhythm and lead guitars, Boris Siper – bass and Moshe “Moshpit” Sabah - drums