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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Goldsmith “Of Sound And Fury” will be released on June 24 on MDD Records

20 years after the last album of the legendary thrashers from Blackend, the mastermind Michael Goldsmith comes back under the roof of MDD Records and thus also musically a bit “back to the roots”.

For the third album, which appears under his own name, Goldsmith has strengthened himself with experienced musicians from the scene and delivers an album with a new line-up, which stylistically combines his most formative musical experiences. “Of Sound And Fury” is not a simple classic metal album – the influences of classic rock and blues are too prominent for that – and yet the die-hard fans will easily recognise the clear borrowings from thrash metal or the unmistakable style of Blackend, be it in the sophisticated guitar work, the demanding solos or simply Goldsmith’s unmistakable vocals.

“Of Sounds And Fury” offers entertaining rock with a more than clear homage to his own thrash metal past and was produced, mixed and mastered by Christoph Brandes, who himself is part of the current line-up as a drummer, at the scene-famous Iguana Studios. “Of Sounds And Fury” will be released on 24 June. A first taste will be available soon!