Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Together as One… Iron Savior

Hamburg-based power metal act Iron Savior‘s brand-new studio album, Firestar is out now via AFM Records as is new single, ‘Together As One’.

“’Together As One’ is easily one of the best songs ever written by me, said band frontman Piet Sielck. “But that goes for the entire new album. Firestar turned out to be one of the best Iron Savior works within 25 years of band history. Why? We have no idea… it’s just like that!”

Firestar itself follows swift on the heels of 2022’s Reforged – Ironbound album, and to shorten your wait for Firestar’s full-length release, the band has unleashed the title track as their latest single.

The new album features a wide range of influences from hard rock to pop, all calibrated to heavy metal standards. “Just before the recordings were finalised, I was inspired by the muse, totally of the blue. I wrote two more songs out of nowhere and changed a third one on the spur of the moment. And suddenly, Firestar turned into an even better record,” said Sielck happily, admitting that this unexpected creative surge “triggered great emotions” in him.

Firestar features cover artwork by Felipe Machado Franco, presenting the Iron Savior spaceship that has been around since 2011. Produced at Hamburg’s Powerhouse Studio, and including keyboard parts and  anthemic background choirs, supported by Sielck’s 17-year-old daughter Frida and her boyfriend, tracks featured on Firestar are: ‘The Titan’, ‘Curse Of The Machinery’, ‘In The Realm Of Heavy Metal’, ‘Demise Of The Tyrant, ‘Firestar’, ‘Through The Fires Of Hell’, ‘Mask’, ‘Cloak And Sword’, ‘Across The Wastelands’, ‘Rising From Ashes’, ‘Nothing Is Forever’ and ‘Together As One’.

Firestar can be ordered here.

You can check out the videos for previous singles for ‘In The Realm Of Heavy Metal‘ here at RAMzine, as you can ‘Firestar’ – At an incredible 176 bpm, the title track’s definitely one of the fastest songs in Iron Savior’s history to date. Singer/guitarist Piet Sielck said: “With the power of the debut, the energy of Condition Red and a massive old-school-meets-modern-soundscapes production, ‘Firestar’ is a massive track that won’t leave your players for a long time. We promise!”

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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