Death-Dealer, the all-star heavy metal act led by former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss, release their third album, Conquered Lands, on 13th November through Steel Catel.
“We have been working on this record for quite a while now and it feels like the perfect time to get this out and give the people a kick ass heavy metal record,” said Ross “It almost seems like it was meant to be that the album comes out during this time period because people could use this uplifting rock and roll to put some positive energy back into their lives.”
He talks more about the album in this video footage…
Death-Dealer also features vocalist Sean Peck (Cage, The Three Tremors, Denner/Shermann), guitarist Stu Marshall (Dungeon, Night Legion), drummer Steve Bolognese (Ross The Boss Band, Into Eternity), and newly added bass player Mike Lepond (Symphony-X, Ross The Boss Band).
The band mixes classic heavy metal with elements of thrash, power, and epic stylings, all wrapped around powerful choruses that the listener can sing along at the top of their lungs with fists held high in the air.
Their debut album, Warmaster, met with critical acclaim and led them to an arena tour opening slot in Europe and parts of Asia. Their follow up album, Hallowed Ground, continued where they left off leading to their own headlining tour in Europe. Touring and festival appearances are likewise planned to support the release of Conquered Lands.
“Making an album always is fun and you look forward to the fans’ reaction to it of course, but I really look forward to performing some of these ripping, speed screamers live on stage with the guys – and my new band mate, Mike Lepond,” said Peck.
“We all worked really hard on this thing and I am really happy with how it sounds,” said Marshall, who mixed the album. “All the people that helped me with the production really came through, especially Maor Applebaum who mastered it.”
Guitars, drums, and bass were also treated at Monolith Studios in Melbourne Australia by Chris Themelco, and Appelbaum mastered it in in Los Angeles, California.
“Chris made some amazing things happen to the mix and sound of the instruments and what can you say about Maor?” Marshall continued. “He is the best in the business right now. There is no reason to look for anyone else. He has always been a big supporter too, which is great!”
‘Tracks featured are ‘Sorcerer Supreme’, ‘Every Nation’, ‘Beauty And The Blood’, ‘Running With The Wolves’, ‘The Heretic Has Returned’, ‘Conquered Lands’, ‘Hail To The King’, ‘Slay Or Be Slain’, ‘Faith Under Fire’, 22 Gone, and ‘Born To Bear The Crown’.
Conquered Lands will be available in combinations of unique digipak, coloured vinyl, and merchandise configurations. You can pre-order the album by clicking here.
Death-Dealer has released the first track on the album, ‘Sorcerer Supreme’, as a single, along with an accompanying video that you can catch here at RAMzine.