IRON SAVIOR signs with AFM Records!
With "The Landing" one of the most popular German metal bands finally returns back to the scene: IRON SAVIOR!
Four years have passed since the latest album "Megatropolis". Years in which Sielck already collected ideas for another IRON SAVIOR album, which now appears under the title "The Landing". With bassist Jan S. Eckert an old friend is on board again, and so now IRON SAVIOR´s “Condition Red" line-up is together again to record the new album.
Their performance is impressive: "The Landing" is full of haunting melodies and power - all in the typical Savior sound. Hymns like "Heavy Metal Never Dies" and "Hall Of The Heroes" posses an almost unreal power of persuasion, with "Starlight" melodic speed to perfection is represented, the beautiful half-ballad "Before The Pain" captivates with atmospheric density and straight forward rockers like "R.U. Ready" or “No Guts No Glory” will make it hard for anybody to sit still.
With "The Landing" IRON SAVIOR have probably recorded their most versatile album to date, and it is still 100% IRON SAVIOR. Development takes place with the band in detail and the fan always knows that he is perfectly served.
"The Landing" was, like his previous albums, recorded at Piet Sielck´s Powerhouse studio.
The history of IRON SAVIOR began in 1996 when the band was founded by Piet Sielck, Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) and Thomen Stauch (Blind Guardian), at first only to be a studio project. But the musical direction was clear right from the start: traditional (and influenced by NWOBHM greats like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden) power metal with science fiction concepts linked lyrics. The rough, expressive voice of Sielck set additional accents that gave the band its own profile.
In 1997 they released their debut album "Iron Savior" which was received in the scene with lots of praise and quickly established the new band. With the second album "Unification” the savior made it to the top 100 of the German chart. It was followed by further studio albums in "Dark Assault" (2001), "Condition Red" (2003), "Battering Ram" (2004) and 2007´s "Megatropolis". Meanwhile, the line-up had changed. Since 2001, after the exit of Hansen, Piet Sielck remained the last of the three founding members, and he is still holding the band and their vision steadily on route.
Since their foundation IRON SAVIOR toured with f. ex. Running Wild and Edguy and were guests on almost all major festivals.
With "The Landing" IRON SAVIOR now prove in impressive fashion that they have absolutely lost none of their class. Quite the opposite: their new piece of work will make their fans all around the globe (and the universe) feel more than delighted once again.
Long live the savior!
IRON SAVIOR - The Landing
AFM CD 383-2
AFM CD 383-9
Release Date: 2011-11-18
Media: CD/ Ltd. Digipak