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New Jersey devils MIDNITE HELLION present brand new single Army Of The Dead

Ever asked yourself, what it would sound like if British legend Witchfinder General got lost high on shrooms within the wonderfully weird New Jersey thrash metal scene? Don’t worry, you’re not alone: US-thrashers MIDNITE HELLION somehow seemed to have woken up to just the same question some day.

And while psilos aren’t on their diet, NWOBHM – from Blitzkrieg fast to slow and heavy – certainly is! One possible answer to your question could certainly be Army Of The Dead from the band’s (outside US) upcoming album Kingdom Immortal.
At the sinister end of an intro that presents itself as slow and cozy as a good old doom metal funeral march but with a battery of war drums joining, a single bell strike rings it in: the massive wall of mid-tempo mosh carrying the infectiously grippy chorus that’s of such paramount importance for any metal anthem to work.
And as it began, it shall end – more slow cooking groove, more melodies in a creamy guitar solo, heck, even more death bells tolling the end of the show unless the replay button is being watched out for and pressed. In which case it’s straight back to business with heavy-as-fuck thrash and that certain rock’n’roll attitude paired with the intriguing playfulness that so many of us find and love in NWOBHM. And a love letter it truly is, a homage that comes flying across the great pond here:

Upon release to the US market in 2022, MIDNITE HELLION’s album Kingdom Immortal immediately entered the Metal Contraband and NACC Radio charts. And soon – on April 12, 2024 – the crazy time traveling riff machine will also become available for European fans of classic neck shredding. The title derives from a Rock’n’Roll heaven, which every deceased musician or band joins when they call it quits. Composed of eight memorable tracks, Kingdom Immortal will be available on CD, MC and LP for the first time outside the US.

Better yet, Kingdom Immortal is now available for pre-order and pre-save worldwide: https://orcd.co/kingdomimmortal