Exclusive: IRON KINGDOM Premiere “Road Warriors” Video
September 10, 2019, 6 months ago
Inspired by legendary pillars of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Scorpions, and Rush, Iron Kingdom is well known for their energetic and electrifying stage presence, as well as intricate musical melodies that bring listeners back to a time when the genre was in its prime.
Now they are back with a new album "On the Hunt" due out on October 4th, 2019, which is sure to remind people of the glory days of metal. With two new members in the lineup, there are new inspirations and approaches in the music while maintaining the traditional sound. They hope the album is well received by fans:
“We’re believing fans can expect the new record to be a lot more traditional in style, more accessible with a lot more rocker tunes, lots of catchy melodies and speed metal riffs, shorter songs, more packed with action, as opposed to the previous album with long epic passages. We wanted this record to include lots of great live tunes we can carry in our set for years to come!”
The nine new tracks are fun tunes that translate well into a live setting, which is paramount for Iron Kingdom who take great pride in their live show. Fans of the classic including Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Queensryche, and Helloween will revel in Iron Kingdom who put a modern spin on traditional heavy metal. Teaming up with BraveWords, the Vancouver heavy metallers are excited to share the exclusive premiere of their new music video and second single “Road Warriors”:
The band adds: “‘Road Warriors’ embodies life on the road, it's a homage to those who tour often, and at all costs to reach their fans. This song was originally made somewhat from our experience of rolling our tour vehicle back in 2015 in the Rocky Mountains. We could have easily perished but circumstances allowed us all to survive. After purchasing a new ride we kept on touring. With a new lineup, a new album, and now a new music video, we can’t wait to take this show on the road, Smell the rubber burn, as we meet our destiny!”
On The Hunt is due out October 4th, and available for pre-order via the band's online store here. Album artwork by Alan Lathwell.
"Driftin’ Through Time"
"Sign Of The Gods"
"Keep It Steel"
"Raze And Ruin"
Iron Kingdom recently revealed first batch of North American tour dates in support of the full-length.
The tour will kick off in Vancouver, BC on October 3rd and take the band on a 2-month trek across Canada, the US and Mexico, ending in Everett, WA on December 1st (dates listed below).
The band comments: "Our upcoming Road Warriors North American Tour 2019 marks the beginning of a new era for Iron Kingdom, we're returning to many of our favourite cities across the continent with a new lineup and a new album! We can't wait to see our fans and friends and bring 'On The Hunt' into a live setting. It's due time we make our mark across the land once again!"
3 - Vancouver, BC - Red Room (Album Release Party)
10 - Nanaimo, BC - The Queens
11 - Cumberland, BC - The Waverley
12 – Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie
13 – Victoria, BC – Copper Owl
17 - Seattle, WA - The Highline
18 - Medford, OR - Bamboo Room
19 - Sacramento, CA - On The Y
20 – San Francisco, CA – TBA
21 – Cupertino, CA – X-Bar
23 - Apple Valley, CA - Frogee's
25 - San Diego, CA - Tower Bar
26 - Tijuana, MEX - Club Paradise
27 - Downey, Los Angeles, CA - The Epic Lounge
29 – Albuquerque, NM – The Jam Spot
30 - Tucson, AZ - House of Bards
31 - El Paso, TX - B17 Bombers
1 - San Antonio, TX - The Mix
2 - Lawton, OK - Railhead Saloon
3 - Houston, TX - Acadia Bar
6 - Atlanta, GA - 529
7 - Raleigh, NC - The Maywood
8 - Wilmington, DE - Bar XIII
9 – Charleston, WV – The Empty Glass
10 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
12 - Philadelphia, PA - The Tusk
13 - Queens, NY - Blackthorn 51
14 - Worcester, MA - Ralph’s Diner
15 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
16 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck Bar
17 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar
18 - Quebec City, QC - Scanner Bistro
19 – Sacramento, CA – On The Y
20 - Windsor, ON - The Back Stage
21 - Hamtramck, MI - New Dodge Lounge
22 – Pekin, IL – Twisted Spoke Saloon
23 - Madison, WI - The Wisco
24 - Minneapolis, MN - Club Underground
26 - Keokuk, IA - Joystix Rockade
27 - Denver, CO - Tennyson Tap
29 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban
30 - Portland, OR - High Water Mark
1 - Everett, WA - Tony V’s Garage
(Photo - Benjamin Somobere)