IGNITOR – ‘Haunted By Rock & Roll’   5 comments

Original heavy-metal giants IGNITOR have now launched the official video for the title track from current album release, ‘Haunted By Rock & Roll’. Produced by guitarist Stuart ‘Batlord’ Laurence, featuring Lydia Gallardo and her husband ‘Hands’.

The album on which it’s based is their 6th album release, officially launched on November 24th, 2017, via EMP label group/Ariescope Records. It’s the 4th video from ‘HBR&R’, after Hatchet (‘The Ballad Of Victor Crowley’), ‘No Sanctuary’ and ‘To Brave The War’. Those last 3 are viewable on YouTube.

EMP label owner Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) acts as executive producer on ‘HBR&R’.

Founded in 2003, by Stuart ‘Batlord’ Laurence, guitarist and founder of ‘Agony Column’ and ex ‘The Offenders’ drummer, Pat Doyle, IGNITOR’s mission was to return to genuine, old school heavy-metal and bring that sound back home to Austin, Texas.

Standard line-up changes resulted in Jason McMaster (Watchtower, Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Evil United) taking over on vocals, with his first outing on ‘Spider Queen’, back in 2007. Well-known in the Texas metal scene, Jason is considered a veteran of metal.

By 2015, IGNITOR had brought guitarist Robert Williams (Witches Mark) and bassist Billy Dansfiel (Agony Column) on board. Thus began a 3 year promo drive, performing live, with the new line-up, supporting legends such as, Grim Reaper, Helstar, Jag Panzer, Raven and Cage. These new, enlivened tracks would form the album, ‘Haunted By Rock & Roll’.

IGNITOR will appear at Chicago’s longest standing heavy metal Fest, ‘Alehorn Of Power X’, on July 28th, at ‘Reggie’s’, Chicago. This is set to be the 10th presentation of the event, which has aimed to promote the cream of the heavy-metal underground, since 2006.

Haunted By Rock & Roll – Banging, loud, instant catch, with consummate, high-level drumming, classic metal visuals and all the surrounding gothic darkness and implied threats to prove it. Great, fast-paced, highly melodic riffs and top-notch production. The sound quality rocks hard, as do the satanic lyrics, well honed power screams and carefully, tacitly designed scenes. Just enough mild horror-esque anticipation to keep you guessing, on the edge of your seat and a strong air of absolute metal professionalism and supremacy, marrying sound and visuals well.

Overall – A classic heavy metal video, with ‘headbanging, crowd puller’ written all over it.

10/10 **********

For fans of old school greats, such as Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS and Skid Row.

Video link for ‘HBR&R’: http://www.youtu.be/9M6X8idmljl

http://www.youtu.be/odByb4bYNMo (‘Hatchet’)

http://www.youtu.be/P2ifJm0QjcU (‘To Brave The War’)

http://www.youtu.be/yy6pCtd235M (‘No Sanctuary’)

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Posted May 13, 2018 by jennytate in Uncategorized

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