Today, uprising speed metallers Evil Shade stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut mini-album, Vandals, at the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal (NWOTHM) YouTube channel. Released today by Chaos Records and Spookies Productions – Chaos Records will release the vinyl and tape editions while Spookies Productions will release the CD – hear Evil Shade‘s Vandals in its entirety HERE.
Evil Shade is a Mexican speed / heavy metal act from the city of Santiago de Querétaro. The band was started by Iván (drums) and Rod (guitar), erstwhile members of the death metal band Question, and they soon joined forces with frontman Diego Rojas, ex-vocalist of the cult speed metal band Victime.
From the beginning, Evil Shade‘s intention has been to capture the essence of primigenial speed metal acts such as Running Wild. early Helloween, and ADX. With the addition of a bassist (Mike) and a second guitarist (Diego WK), the band went on a journey of about one pandemic year to create songs for a full-length album. With the departure of Iván, the band decided to record half of those compositions and release a shorter mini-album titled Vandals, consisting of four tracks plus a Running Wild cover.
Accomplishing their primary goal and then some, Vandals is 25 minutes of METAL in its purest form. Gleaming yet gritty and encased in an era-authentic production, Vandals proves Evil Shade are serious vintage-metal sorcerers, skillfully able to conjure the past and bring it into the present. Moody hooks and majestic heaviness collide head on for a cool cruise through yesteryear’s best and cultest dungeons: Evil Shade have arrived!
Fully herald their arrival HERE, courtesy of the NWOTHM YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Evil Shade’s Vandals
2. Wicked Crusades
3. Beneath the Pentagram
4. Shade of Evil
5. Black Demon (Running Wild cover)