Had a great time on the road with Iron Knights – and the band has really come together as it only can on the live stage. We kicked about almost every song off the new album and they’re sounding good on stage. Got some new ideas coming through too.
Got a couple of cool reviews with more apparently on the way, plus some great photos. Review segments so far:
Johnny Zed of Metalmouth.net
“Anyone familiar with the Iron Knights would be aware of the bands mixed history. Fresh beginnings then – it would be unfair and pointless to put forward comparisons given the numerous personnel changes. This line up with Jamie Gibson up front on vocals and guitar are concentrating on a thrashier sound. With a new album being set for release in the not too distant future, their set tonight is brim full of new songs.
The delivery is short and sharp. Transparent and Destroyer displays plenty of punch while retaining the melody of their early NWOBHM influences. As a unit, they are beginning to gel and there’s plenty to like about the set including crunching songs like Bloodstorm, Genocide and Blind. Only Jericho off the first album under the Iron Knights moniker gets an airing; the structure and delivery recreated to blend with their current work.”
Graeme J. Baty of NE:Volume
“So, to headliners, Iron Knights. It was the first time these guys had ever played in Newcastle and I was so glad they chose Head of Steam, one of my favourite venues.
These guys are legitimate thrashers in the classic heavy metal style, formed back in 2008 and have played worldwide. They offer excellent and occasionally very impressive compositions, held in place by some of the most amazing drumming I’ve ever witnessed.
Drumming duties are covered by New Zealander Larry Paterson, when he hits a grove it’s impossible not to move – although it feels very intense, it is also perfectly controlled. Coupled with fellow Kiwi, Paul Robbie on bass it is one hell of a formidable rhythm section, they just lock in.”
Thanks a lot guys!
So…onwards! Album is released on 5 May, but which time we’ll be out there again.