Whirling around the rather dark Icelandic heavy music scene with their highly-positive tunes, newcomers POWER PALADIN have entered the second stage of the journey leading to the release of their debut album, »With The Magic Of Windfyre Steel« which is set to see the light of day on January 7th, 2022 through Atomic Fire Records: today, the group have released a music video for ‘Kraven The Hunter’, that is not only the record’s second single but also the title track of their brand new 7″ orange vinyl single (B-side includes single edit of yet unreleased track ‘Creatures Of The Night’) which is out now! Crafted by Glen Mountford (TRUEview media) – who was already responsible for the group’s very first video, ‘Righteous Fury’ – it underlines POWER PALADIN‘s unmistakable passion for fantasy themes and literature. Watch the video over on YouTube, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXTaMTNeCiA.
Comments the band on the comic book-inspired track: “A certain friendly neighbourhood hero travels to the medieval world of dimension 626 in an effort to enlist the aid of its resident in the fight against Morlun and his evil family. Unfortunately, the resident he’s looking for seems to have turned into a terrible monster and is being hunted by the ferocious ‘Kraven The Hunter’ – who now mistakes our hero for the monster. Watch out, true believers, because Kraven wields the sword of power!”
»Kraven The Hunter« (7″ Orange Vinyl Single) – Track Listing:
Side A: Kraven The Hunter (Single Edit)
Side B: Creatures Of The Night (Single Edit)
Purchase the aforementioned 7″ and pre-order »With The Magic Of Windfyre Steel« in various formats (CD-digipak, black and colored vinyl), pre-save it or pre-order it digitally to receive ‘Kraven The Hunter’ and ‘Righteous Fury’ instantly now, here: https://music.atomicfire-records.com/windfyre.
ICYMI: Watch the band’s play-through video for first single, ‘Righteous Fury’, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ymDKZ2MTI.
»With The Magic Of Windfyre Steel« – Track Listing:
01. Kraven The Hunter
02. Righteous Fury
04. Dark Crystal
05. Way Of Kings
06. Ride The Distant Storm
07. Creatures Of The Night
08. Into The Forbidden Forest
09. There Can Be Only One
Recorded and produced by POWER PALADIN themselves, mixed by Haukur Hannes at Mastertape Studios (AUÐN, DYNFARI etc.) and mastered by Frank de Jong at Hal5 Studio (BLEEDING GODS etc.), the album makes no secret of the band’s musical idols: “IRON MAIDEN, DIO, HELLOWEEN – the list of bands from the 80’s that influence us is a kind of obvious, but growing up we’ve actually listened way more to the second wave of power metal and acts such as EDGUY, RHAPSODY and HAMMERFALL,” they explain. The group’s love for fantasy games and books from authors such as Brandon Sanderson and Joe Abercrombie doesn’t remain unnoticed either: James Child (Astral Clock Tower Studios) translated that inspiration into the record’s adventurous artwork.
POWER PALADIN live:
17./18.12. IS Reykjavík – Andkristni
POWER PALADIN are:
Ingi Þórisson | guitars
Atli Guðlaugsson | vocals
Bjarni Egill Ögmundsson | keys
Einar Karl Júlíusson | drums
Bjarni Þór Jóhannsson | guitars
Kristleifur Þorsteinsson | bass
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