8:27 PMSpellcaster to release debut album
SPELLCASTER TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
Carrying on the proud legacy of Pacific Northwest heavy metal bands such as MALICE, METAL CHURCH, early QUEENSRYCHE and WILD DOGS, SPELLCASTER formed during early 2009 to prove that traditional heavy metal is alive and well in the USA. After solidifying their lineup, SPELLCASTER hit the studio in late 2009 to record and self-release their debut three song CD EP entitled Spells of Speed. Catching the attention of New York ’s Heavy Artillery Records, the band were offered an opportunity to join the label’s growing roster. Spells of Speed was re-released with bonus tracks during October 2010 becoming the first installment in the label’s now popular "Wax Maniax” demo series of limited edition vinyl and CD demo releases. The limited edition of 200 MLPs and 200 CDs sold out almost immediately and gained high praise from the metal press. Having completed their first North American tour during late 2010, SPELLCASTER returned home to their native Portland to put the finishing touches on the songwriting for their forthcoming debut album Under the Spell before hitting the studio during December 2010 to begin laying down the tracks.
Now armed and ready for battle, SPELLCASTER prepare for the release of Under the Spell on July 12th with two record release shows in the Pacific Northwest before finalizing plans for their next North American tour during late summer. As of today Under the Spell is now available for preview and digital pre-order at the Heavy Artillery Records bandcamp site: http://heavyartillery.bandcamp.com
Catch SPELLCASTER during their record release party weekend:
7/15 - Portland , OR @ Plan B
7/16 - Seattle , WA @ Chop Suey
Listen to SPELLCASTER at http://www.myspace.com/spellcaster123 or http://heavyartillery.bandcamp.com/album/under-the-spell
Following the breakup of their previous band during late 2008 guitarist Cory Boyd and drummer Shad Covert set out to start a faster, heavier band with which to fulfill their musical desires. Over the following months frontman Thomas Adams was added to the fold, followed by bass player Gabe Franco shortly thereafter. In need of a second guitarist to complete their dual-guitar attack, Tyler Loney joined, filling the last piece of the puzzle and completing the band’s line-up. The SPELLCASTER has arrived not just to conjure images of times past but to put its own stamp on the noble genre known to all true disciples of the steel as HEAVY FUCKING METAL. Bangers young and old alike, heed thy call to battle!
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