Iron Savior – “Kill or Get Killed”

 Posted by on February 17, 2019 at 17:15  No Responses »
Feb 172019
 

Power metal masters Iron Savior return with 10 new tracks filled with fast riffs, blazing solos, lots of hooks and great vocals in a release sure to please existing fans and win over new ones.

Formed in 1996 by Piet Sielck  and other ex-Helloween members, Iron Savior has released now 13 albums of material including a live CD/DVD and a re-recorded best of album, Reforged –Riding the Fire (2017).  As a result, the band needs little introduction to those familiar with European metal or power metal in general.  Over the years, the lineup around Piet has changed, but he has continually found members with exquisite skills and ability to complement his style and vision.   Throughout their history, the band has combined science fiction with their distinctive take on the the NWOBHM sound and Kill or Get Killed is no exception with the somewhat darker concept being inspired by Piet’s reading of the book “The Star of Pandora” which is about the destruction of humanity by an alien civilization.  Once again, the overall sound was polished to a metal perfection by Piet at his Powerhouse Studios.

Kill or Get Killed wastes no time blasting right into the first track and setting the tone for the rest of the album. Jan S. Eckert on bass and Patrick Klose on drums provide a solid rhythm at a torrid pace while the guitars of Piet and Piesel Küstner sound out some great riffs and leads.  Continue reading »

Feb 082019
 

German power metal band, Iron Savior, will release their new album, “Kill Or Get Killed”On March 8th via AFM Records. You can pre-order the album here, and listen to the new song ‘Roaring Thunder’, below.

That Hamburg isn’t only the most beautiful city in the world but also a big stronghold when it comes to power metal should be well know ever since the nineteen eighties. Also every fan of hard, melodic music should be familiar with the band of guitarist and singer Piet Sielck, Iron Savior, who are a known quantity in the metal game. Continue reading »

Jan 192019
 

German power metal band, Iron Savior, will release their new album, “Kill Or Get Killed” On March 8th via AFM Records. You can pre-order the album here, and listen to the new song ‘Eternal Quest’, below.

That Hamburg isn’t only the most beautiful city in the world but also a big stronghold when it comes to power metal should be well know ever since the nineteen eighties. Also every fan of hard, melodic music should be familiar with the band of guitarist and singer Piet Sielck, Iron Savior, who are a known quantity in the metal game.

The band has been continuously releasing albums since its founding in 1996. With twelve albums, several chart entries for example with “Titancraft” (2016) and nearly 4 million streams for their hymn ‘Heavy Metal Never Dies’, it is clear that Iron Savior are on the right track with their classic and thrilling metal sound. Continue reading »

Iron Savior – “Reforged Riding on Fire”

 Posted by on December 10, 2017 at 22:35  No Responses »
Dec 102017
 

Legendary power metal band Iron Savior has re-recorded some of the band’s greatest songs in order to make sure the music in its best form is available to fans.

Formed in 1996 by ex-Helloween members Pat Sielck, Kai Hansen, and Blind Guardian drummer Thomen Stauch, Iron Savior is one of those bands who need little introduction to those familiar with European metal.  Since their self-titled debut in 1997, Iron Savior have released album after album of high quality power metal blending science fiction stories with the sounds of the New Wave of British Metal.  As has happened with most bands that have been around for over 20 years, personnel has changed quite a bit with Piet the lone remaining original member of the band, but this version has been around since at least Rise of the Hero in 2014 and operates as a well-oiled machine.

As with the other Iron Savior albums I’ve reviewed, this one proves to be a bit of challenge as well, simply because there are not enough superlatives available.  Continue reading »

Dec 082017
 

German power metallers Iron Savior will release “Reforged – Riding On Fire” on December 8 via AFM Records. The disc contains re-recorded versions of the best and most popular songs Iron Savior has released so far. These 2017 re-recordings come with a much more powerful sound, of course, but the band managed to keep the songs’ original character and feel.

Iron Savior decided to re-record the material because the band’s early albums was not available anymore but a reissue was not possible due to legal reasons.

“We can’t re-release our albums from the Noise Records years in their initial form,” Iron Savior leader Piet Sielck says, “but we are free to re-record songs from these albums. We’ve approached this challenge with a lot of enthusiasm.” Continue reading »