Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
The Ohio, U.S.-based, traditional heavy metal band IRONFLAME announced the February 7th, 2020 release of their new full-length studio album, ‘Blood Red Victory‘, via Divebomb Records (CD) and Metalworld Switzerland (vinyl and cassette).
Accompanying today’s news is the unveiled album artwork and details, along with a lyric video for the first single, “Seekers Of The Blade“. The song reveals IRONFLAME displaying the signature sonic qualities that have become the band’s trademark styling. With unmatched technical proficiency permeating their music, a soaring and tight-knit take on classically influenced metal reigns triumphant.
‘Blood Red Victory‘ was recorded, performed, mixed, and mastered by Andrew D’Cagna (Brimstone Coven, Icarus Witch) at Sacred Sound in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Guitar leads were performed by Quinn Lukas (Icarus Witch) and Jesse Scott, while the live version of IRONFLAME is completed with bassist James Babcock and drummer Noah Sliba.
01. Gates Of Evermore
02. Honor Bound
03. Seekers Of The Blade
04. Blood Red Cross
05. On Ashen Wings
06. Graves Of Thunder
07. Grace And Valor
08. Night Queen
09. The Serpent And The Throne*
10. Horns Held High*
*CD only bonus tracks
IRONFLAME was founded in 2016, the solo project of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist D’Cagna; a passion project hearkening back to the Golden Age of heavy metal. Inspired and influenced by such acts as Iron Maiden, Helloween, Running Wild, and Riot, in time IRONFLAME evolved to become a full-fledged working band. In 2017, debut album ‘Lightning Strikes The Crown‘ was released and followed by the 2018 sophomore release, ‘Tales Of Splendor And Sorrow‘.
In the brief three year existence of IRONFLAME, the band has appeared at several regional festivals including Descendants Of Crom and Legions Of Metal in the U.S., and Germany’s Keep It True. The nearing arrival of their third album, ‘Blood Red Victory‘, is cause to rejoice beneath the high flying banner of contemporary metal.
Take up the quest and view IRONFLAME‘s “Seekers Of The Blade” streaming below. On February 7th, Divebomb Records will release the CD format of ‘Blood Red Victory‘, with vinyl LP and cassette from Metalworld Switzerland.