Power metallers Highlord will be releasing the Japanese edition of their ninth album “Freakin’ Out Of Hell” next February 1, 2023 via Rockshots Records/Believe Digital.
The special edition will be available on every digital store in Japan and it will include the exclusive bonus track “Fire Wars“, metal version of Mazinkaiser‘s original sound track. The song features the Italian guitar player Giacomo Paradiso (ex-Fallen Arise, ex-Oracle Sun)
The standard version of “Freakin’ out of Hell” was released worldwide on December 9, 2022 by Rockshots Records and it’s available either in the best record stores and in the label’s store: https://bit.ly/Highlord_CD
Infusing heavy-power metal with progressive and symphonic influences was formed in Turin Italy in 1997, over the span of their career they have released eight albums, contributed to two tribute albums for Manowar and Helloween, have toured all over Europe and performed with Zak Steven’s Circle II Circle, Dark Moor, Freedom Call, Pino Scotto, Vision Divine, Elvenking, Sacred Steel, Seventh Wonder and more along with music featured on movie soundtracks for ‘The Werewolf Chronicles’ and ‘Blood Of The Werewolf’.
“Freakin’ Out Of Hell” includes 11 tracks of pure power-metal in perfect Highlord style, but with a much more aggressive sound and a touch of prog-metal. Again the album has been recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced in-house by bass player Massimiliano Flak at Evolution Recording Studio (Italy). The album’s artwork was created by Harley Velasquez on a concept by Highlord.
The band adds about the ninth offering: “Freakin’ out of Hell is a solid work from every point of view. Not only the songs are all potential singles, but they have more or less the same average length of 4/5 minutes; we avoided recording the classic long suite just as much as the hit-and-run happier song because in this album we have found the perfect balance between all the elements of our sound. We have also set the average level of heaviness and aggression a bit higher; this is not a happy metal record, it’s a heavy metal piece that fully deserves this definition.“
01. Prelude To Hell
02. Soul Sucker
03. Freakin’ Out Of Hell
04. Sweet Unknown
05. Off The Beaten Path
06. Hollow Space
07. If You Say Yes
08. Eyes Open Wide
09. The Devil’s Doorbell
10. Fallen From Grace
11. One Eyed Jack