Cover and Tracklist
carry the never fading torch of American Steel into the new decade. After the
new studio-albums of Exxplorer and Sleepy Hollow, Pure Steel Records will also
release the second album of this Power Metal-group from Los Angeles. Formed in
1981, only two demos existed in the 80s. After a longer hiatus in 1998 an EP
called „Lord Of The Realm“ followed, until 2005 the debut-album „Windrider“ came
through Sentinel Steel.
After seven years of silence,
AXEHAMMER have finally released their second full-length called „Marching On“.
It was produced by Bill Metoyer, whose privilege was to record classics from the
likes such as Slayer, Sacred Reich, Omen, Flotsam and Jetsam and Fates Warning.
It doesn’t matter, if it’s driving uptempo or hymnical midtempo: On this album,
AXEHAMMER created almost 40 minutes of crushing steel: Without any doubt, this
music can be compared to long gone legends of US Metal. The well played
twin-guitar-harmonies fit perfect to the organic sounding drums and the piercing
high-pitched-screams. The vocals of the new singer Kleber Mandrake showcase
strong parallels to vocalists like Rob Halford and James Rivera in their heyday.
This can be said without a doubt: Metalheads, that genuflect before Omens „Battle
Cry“ or Jag Panzers „Ample Destruction“ and also worship grail-knights such as
Skullview and Cage, will love „Marching On“!
Up The AXEHAMMERS and may be
gods of METAL be with you!!!
Coverartwork of Timo Wuerz
1. Walk Into The Fire
2. The Dragons Fly
3. Swing the Steel
4. Midnight Train
5. Fire Away
6. Demon Killer
8. Flesh Machine