Shadow Kingdom Records sets April 19th as the international release date for Fatal Curse‘s striking debut album, Breaking the Trance, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from New York, Fatal Curse are a veritable throwback to earlier, simpler times. Theirs is a roots-oriented sound squarely focusing on early speed metal on both sides of the Atlantic and America’s contemporaneous power metal movement. No thrashing like a maniac here: Fatal Curse create classy ‘n’ cruising anthems of ageless heavy metal might on Breaking the Trance!
Indeed, much of Fatal Curse‘s flash ‘n’ finesse stems from their power-trio lineup, with each member locked in to the other and pumping out seamless, gleaming-chrome odes to such timeless topics as “Blade in the Dark,” “Priestess of Fire,” “Chains of Eternity,” and “Eyes of the Demon,” among others. Nope, you “Can’t Stop the Thunder” here, especially those lightning-explosive yet narrative leads at the hands of guitarist Dave Gruver.
From later Thin Lizzy to Tokyo Blade in the prime, early Virgin Steele to early Jag Panzer, Borrowed Time-era Diamond Head to Witch Cross’ Fit for Fight, Liege Lord to Omen to Helstar and beyond: step onto the wayback machine with Fatal Curse and start Breaking the Trance!
The first step can be taken with the album’s title track, “Breaking the Trance,” HERE at Shadow Kingdom‘s Bandcamp, where the album can also be preordered. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Fatal Curse’s Breaking the Trance
1. Breaking the Trance
2. Blade in the Dark
3. Gang Life
4. Can’t Stop the Thunder
5. Chains of Eternity
6. Priestess of Fire
7. Eyes of the Demon