IRON KNIGHTS is a British Heavy Metal outfit. Although the roots of the band can be traced back to 2008, the real change that has lifted the band to new heights took place at the end of a European support tour with VICIOUS RUMORS in May/June 2013. From the original IRON KNIGHTS, bassist Paul ‘Beam’ Robbie and drummer Larry Paterson were the sole survivors. Their respective musical journeys have been linked since they formed their first band in New Zealand in 1983: AFTERMATH. Since then they have appeared in numerous bands, both in New Zealand and the UK where they eventually relocated at separate times over the decades that followed. Amongst the various musical adventures that followed, they were both members of UK bands Metalhead and Chokehold, after which Larry spent years with former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Blaze Bayley.
IRON KNIGHTS have gone through various band member changes, but now have an established lined up. They have toured the length and breadth of the UK, as well as accompanying VICIOUS RUMORS on their European Tour. On 14th September 2013, the band played in Andernach, Germany, as part of the Swordbrothers Festival, followed by a support show with ULI JON ROTH and DIAMOND HEAD.
The band played 8 UK shows during February and are scheduled for more shows starting on April 30th in order to promote the forthcoming album. More information can be found at this location.
METAL SHOCK FINLAND is proud to premiere the song ‘Blind‘ by IRON KNIGHTS. It is from the band’s upcoming self-titled album, which is set to be released on May 5th via Metalbox Recordings.
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