Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The core of the band met and started jamming in high school and we hit it off! After playing locally for several years, honing our craft and lineup, we released our first album, "Iron Age" in 2012. We then began playing shows more regionally and nationally while working on our second album, "Rage of the Gods," which we released in 2015 and which garnered some great praise throughout the worldwide underground metal scene! Since then we have been touring the states, playing festivals, and have released a covers EP called "Masters of Time, vol 1."

How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music? 
We are very influenced by the traditional metal of the 70s and 80s. We take the general vibes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, etc, and filter them through our own style and a range of other influences. The heart of the sound is intensity, melody, and precision. We don't like to pigeonhole ourselves into one style, but we could fit well within the realms of the newer wave of traditional metal, or US power metal. 

Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
If you're into powerful, twisting music with hooks, we are the band for you!

What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media? 
"Iron Age" in 2012, "Rage of the Gods" in 2015, and "Masters of Time," the covers EP in 2016. 

Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We play live and tour as often as we can. We have done two US West Coast tours and have played around the Midwest for many years. Our next target is Legions of Metal Fest in Chicago and an eventual tour of the Northeast and South.

What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We are a hard working band playing for the love of music! We've had success within the traditional metal scene around the US and plan to grow our name in the future.

What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are currently writing for album three and gearing up for future touring!

Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
www.vanlade.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/vanlade


March 2017

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