Metal Shock Finland is proud to premiere for Europe the new video ‘Iwo Jima‘ by Swedish metallers LANCER. Check out the dramatic video below, based on the Battle of Iwo Jima, which took place in World War II:
‘Iwo Jima‘ is the second video to be released from forthcoming album “Second Storm”, due out on 10th April via Despotz Records. The album is a lesson in melodic metal and follows a long tradition of outstanding Swedish metal bands, such as Hammerfall, Sabaton, Enforcer and many more. The first video for ‘Masters And Crowns’ can be seen here.
Oscar Dronjak from HAMMERFALL gives “Second Storm” high praise, stating:
“Damn, this album is good! I love the new edge in the sound, it’s a little bit heavier than the debut. This record really establishes the Lancer sound! Now, I’ll give it a second spin, but I already know it will be a new favourite of mine.”
Metal Shock Finland Senior Manager Blackdiamond expresses:
“If you’re a fan of classic metal don’t miss these guys! Evoking metal sounds of the ’80’s, mixed with their own unique top quality sound, LANCER have paved a great road ahead, I wish them every success!”
The album has been recorded in the world famous Leon Music Studios with producer Gustav Ydenius (Steelwing, Mustasch, Enforcer). Lancer draws its inspiration from classical acts like Iron Maiden, Helloween and Gamma Ray, adding a personal and modern twist to the sound.
LANCER met at the Music Academy of Ingesund in Arvika, Sweden, and the common passion for heavy metal forged them together and LANCER was born. They invaded the metal scene in the spring of 2012 with their debut EP “Purple Sky”. The EP was warmly received across the world, resulting in the band signing to Swedish label Doolittle Group AB, (owned by Narnia vocalist Christian Liljegren) as well as a deal with Japanese label King Records.
In early 2013 Lancer released their eponymous debut world-wide. The album was produced by Tommy Reinxeed and Ronny Milianowicz (Hammerfall, Michael Kiske, Timo Tolkki), and it received amazing reviews from the metal press all around the world, with many naming Lancer ‘a new hope for European power metal’.
LANCER has been busy taking audiences by storm with their energetic and technically brilliant live shows, appearing at festivals across Europe as well as hitting stages with Swedish legends Wolf and Bullet as well as Steelwing and Katana.
“Second Storm” Tracklist:
1. Running From the Tyrant
2. Iwo Jima
3. Masters and Crowns
4. Behind the Walls
6. Children of the Storm
8. Eyes of the Liar
9. Fools Marches On
Isak Stenvall – Vocals
Fredrik Kelemen – Guitar
Per-Owe “Ewo” Solvelius – Guitar
Emil Öberg – Bass
Sebastian Pedernera – Drums
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