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Monday, December 4, 2023

Ironmaster unleashes single / video “Bringer Of Deception”

On April 28th, Swedish supergroup Ironmaster will release their new album “Weapons Of Spiritual Carnage” via Black Lion Records. The full length is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut “Thy Ancient Fire” (February 2022). Featuring current and ex-members of Dark Funeral, Scar Symmetry, Raubtier, Carnal Forge, and Facebreaker, this strong follow-up album is a natural continuation of the path taken on the band’s debut record. This time there is even more death, black, and thrash, along with the performance level from all the band members rising a notch compared to the previous album. More powerful and faster than ever at times, but the flow of the album has been the focal point of the whole writing and recording process. Everything has been done with the full album listening format in mind so that the experience when you listen thru the record from front to back will be a good and memorable one.

Edvin Skårud has written all the lyrics (except for one song) on this album, his dark and masterful lyrics deal with death, cruelty and the dark side of life, and the blackness of one’s soul.

The band adds about the track:

“This song is basically a continuation of the song before this one, building on a mix of Black and Death Metal with a 90’s Fear Factory-style chorus. The bridge part was also graced with a solo from the utterly talented guitarist Bill Hudson (I Am Morbid, Doro, Northtale + many more).”

“Weapons Of Spiritual Carnage” was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Blacklounge Studios between May 2021 and October 2022 by Jonas Kjellgren. 

Photo credit: Scott Bobbox