As previously reported, Perpetual Paranoia is a new band, a collaboration between Dale Thompson (Bride, The World Will Burn), Tiago James de Souza (Hand of Fire) – according to facebook, they play extreme metal – not thrash – but old school heavy metal.
Rottweiler Records checked in with the following announcement:
Ok, if you were paying attention, the proverbial cat was let out of the proverbial bag yesterday by none other than iconic Christian metal vocalist, Dale Thompson!
Everyone please welcome Perpetual Paranoia to the Rottweiler Records Pack!
Their debut single ‘The Reapers’ can be downloaded for free from Noisetrade.
The name Perpetual Paranoia lends itself to the thought of ongoing fear. It has an implication of something never-ending, yet something to be cautious of, maybe even to avoid. Perhaps, it is something to run from. However, the name Perpetual Paranoia belongs to a musical entity that is the brainchild of two very distinct and unique talents in the metal world. Most definitely not something to run from, but something to take heed of!
In 2017 singer/songwriter, Dale Thompson, vocalist of iconic Christian metal band Bride, No Other Gods, and The World Will Burn along with flash fingered guitarist/composer of Bay Area thrash band Hand of Fire, Tiago James de Souza met online. Thompson in New Zealand and Souza in California seems on the surface to be a pretty major obstacle to overcome. Yet, these two veteran metal musicians easily bridged the chasm of Pacific Ocean waters to begin composing a perfect blend of thrash, metal and hard rock in their respected countries. Both Thompson and Souza brought their ideas and talents together without ever meeting or rehearsing in the same room.
Perpetual Paranoia was formed out of a blueprint of raw energy, superbly crafted with enough heaviness and edge to cut through the mire of formulated corporate metal that has recently sprung up. Powerful lyrics and vocal acrobatics expertly supplied by Thompson coupled with tasteful, yet unnerving guitar perfection and song writing of Souza has fueled 12 songs of massive power, frantic passion and devastating aggression.
After 30 years of world tours, Thompson has exclusively gone into studio recordings. Souza is currently still touring as the sole ax-wielder for Hand of Fire. The physical distance between the two is most definitely a non-issue. The combination of their collective talents has birthed an original blend of heaviness that does not disappoint.
Now, signed to Rottweiler Records, Perpetual Paranoia is set to unleash caustic, hard hitting metal offering that will shake the hardest metal fan to their core. Ongoing fear? Be afraid. Be very afraid!
Please go hit all of the Perpetual Paranoia social media pages, too!