Wednesday, 14 January 2015

THORR-AXE - Gates of Winter

This one came out yesterday, Thorr-Axe's second album. Like their first, 'Wall of Spears' this is just some straight up primitive metal. If you've heard the band then you know what I'm talking about. These four young dudes use their energetic magic to conjure the true viking spirit once again, only this time the spirit is battle-weary, less inclined to jump head-long into the fray. A touch of doom greys the whiskers and intensifies the bite of cold landscapes on display. Ah, but there's still some fight left in those bronze age bones. Consider the band to be wise or selective berserkers here. It's hard to believe it's been four years since 'Wall of Spears' came out. I only found it about two years ago and it seemed fresh even then. Recommended for those who like their metal old, bold and frosty.

JUST THE FACTS (according to the band's facebook page):
Founded on November 2, 2007

Release Date: January 13, 2015

Genre: Blackened Doom for weird fucks.

Band Members
Tucker Thomasson: Guitar/ Vocals
Mitchell McKinney: Guitar
Garrett Daniels: Bass
Jacob Lett: Drums/ Vocals

Hometown: Bloomington, IN

Short Description
COLD FROSTY DOOM.

Long Description
"...a crushing rifforama that boldly sets all axes to bludgeon-mode. " - Pete Green at The Sleeping Shaman

Bio
Thorr-Axe is a raiding party comprised of four guys with a mutual love of heavy music. We belch forth tales of dragons, wizards, frost giants, and vikings putting axes through people's skulls.

G A T E S O F W I N T E R
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ON RIFF REAPER RECORDS

Our debut album "Wall of Spears" is out now. It's available on Bigcartel, CDbaby, Amazon, iTunes, and most other online music retailers. GO BUY IT!

Praise for "Wall of Spears":
"Put simply, this 9-song showcase is a feast of continent-sized riffs. Imagine The Sword taking on Amon Amarth for a late night Dungeons and Dragons battle with Matt Pike on hand to drink beer and advise The Sword on its strategy and you’re pretty much there." - Pete Green at The Sleeping Shaman

"Wall Of Spears invokes a raging world of wizards and warriors, hell-breathing dragons and a nice cold beer or 50 to celebrate the smashing of the enemy’s skull under the double-edged blade. This is the kind of record that sneaks up on unsuspecting souls before unleashing a Viking hammer between the eyes." - Nate Vaught at Forbidden Magazine

Buy our shit at: http://thorraxe.bigcartel.com/

Current Location: Bloomfield, IN

General Manager: Us. Email us at ThorrAxeofficial@gmail.com.

Artists We Also Like
Fister, Pallbearer, Cough, Thanasphere, Bongripper, Apostle of Solitude, Panopticon, Ode Vinter, Partiac Arrest, Mountain Grave

Influences
Metal.

Band Interests
Norse mythology, Tolkien, loud amplification, big stages, little stages, venues with no stages, outdoor fests, basement shows, living room shows, other band's shows, heavy music in general.

Website
www.thorr-axe.comhttp://www.myspace.com/thedoomwizardhtt://www.youtube.com/thorraxeofficial

Press Contact: Cat Jones at Southern Cross PR: southernxpr@gmail.com

Booking Agent: Us. thorraxeofficial@gmail.com

JUST THE MUSIC

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