Out now, “The Reaper is Calling” is the powerful first single to land ahead of SPLINTERED THRONE‘s upcoming album The Greater Good of Man.
Lisa Mann comments:
“When people ask “what did you do during the pandemic,” we can say we spent it making a kickass old-school metal album. When we put it all together, we knew “The Reaper is Calling” had to be the opening track. People are in for a solid kick to the eardrums with this one. We’re very proud of how it turned out!”
Listen to “The Reaper is Calling” here: https://splinteredthrone.bandcamp.com/track/the-reaper-is-calling
The traditional metal powerhouse from Portland, Oregon, are beginning their next chapter by unleashing the high-octane record The Greater Good of Man on August 19th 2022. Refining their classic metal sound fused with progressive hard rock and striking melodies, SPLINTERED THRONE have created a majestic and vivacious release.
“I still pinch myself that I’m even in this band- and now we’ve written and recorded a kick ass album? It’s as good a feeling as sex and chocolate. Can’t wait to unleash it upon the world!”
Well known for their high energy live performances, and having supported the likes of FLOTSAM & JETSAM, PRIMAL FEAR, LITA FORD, and more, The Greater Good of Man sees the band distill their captivating sound. Following the departure of vocalist and founding member Brian Garrison, two-time Blues Music Award winner and European Blues Award nominee Lisa Mann stepped into the role. Lisa was by no means a stranger to the world of metal having released her heavy debut album under the pseudonym of WHITE CRONE receiving raving reviews in the underground scene. Despite the pandemic disrupting initial plans, the band have produced an astounding new record. Opening with the enthralling “The Reaper is Calling”, SPLINTERED THRONE bring a high-spirited energy into the deadly track. Channeling their melodic essence, this opening number aptly establishes the mood of the album. The title track, “The Greater Good of Man” delivers bluesy influences with dynamic bass, groove rhythms, and soaring vocals. Yielding a thrilling pace of high-speed riffs, and unrelenting energy, the epic lyrical narrative of “Night of the Heathens” draws the listener into the storytelling. Also included on the album is a moving re-recorded version of the power-ballad “Immortal”.
The Greater Good of Man is the eagerly anticipated next milestone in SPLINTERED THRONE’s career. Showcasing compelling composition and genre fusion across the tracks, the album is a dynamic collection of energy, emotion and storytelling.
SPLINTERED THRONE is:
Jason “JMo” Moser-guitar
1.The Reaper is Calling* (4:10)
2. The Crossing (6:09)
3. Morning Star Rising (5:50)
4. The Greater Good of Man (3:55)
5. Let it Rain (4:04)
6. Underdogs** (4:50)
7. Night of the Heathens (3:23)
8. Time Stands Still (4:03)
9. Immortal 2020 (Remastered)** (4:34)
All songs written by Jason Moser & Lisa Mann except:
*written by Jason Moser, Lisa Mann, & Fred Osborn,**written by Jason Moser
ALL SONGS ARRANGED BY SPLINTERED THRONE
Publishers: Jason Moser-Monkeyfinger Music (ASCAP), Lisa Mann Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Kevin Hahn & Splintered Throne
Recorded at Primal Studio & Opal Studio
Additional tracks recorded at Monkey Manor & Templo Diablo
Mixed & Mastered at Opal Studio by Kevin Hahn
Photos by Tunerzen at Cobalt Studios PDX (studio)& Michael Englehart, Infinite Eyes Photography (live)
Graphic Design by Jen Taylor, VividPix & Design
“Underdogs” was inspired by those struggling with addiction, and to those who made it into Recovery.