Who doesn’t know them? The legendary, in 1982 formed US Metal-band EXXPLORER with their gifted front man Lennie Rizzo, who have released a legendary album through Black Dragon Records called „Symphonies Of Steel“ in 1984. Songs like for example “Run For Tomorrow” and “City Streets” are a good prime example for melodic, but also powerful US Metal. Although they had released two more albums in the mid of the 90s, they did’t have the success of the debut. Although they had released two more albums in the mid of the 90s, they did’t have the success on the debut of their last album “Coldblackugly” from 1996 – also because of the exit of Lennie just before – even totally. After that the band split up and stayed inactive for over 10 years.
After 15 years without a new album but also some concerts in Europe (Headbangers Open Air and Keep It True in 2009), the band from New Jersey (incl. Lennie) is back with their new album called “Vengeance Rides An Angry Horse”. We’re very proud, that we have the honour to release this album through our label! They haven’t lost anything of their magic sound from the old days: The whole 55 minutes on this brand new album melodic, US-styled Power Metal rules. Songs like the catchy opener “Gypsy”, the groovy-straight track “Freight Train To Hell” or “Chasing The High” show up, that because of the reunion in the old line-up also the spirit of these days is back. In here, heaviness and melodic is building a strong union!
For US Metal-fans this is an absolute, inevitable must-have! EXXPLORER are back with a vengeance!
Check out the clip “Glory Hunter” below.
“Widow is very excited to sign with Pure Steel Records. They have become THE label for amazing traditional metal and we are honored to work with them. They have been very supportive of us and what we do and they are true fans of real heavy metal! The future starts now!!!!!”
Statement from Pure Steel Records
“We are in contact with WIDOW regularly since a long time. Since their beginnings they released very strong material without any exception and combine NWoBHM influences with traditional 80s US Metal at the best way possible. So you always can expect timeless melodic Metal songs at highest level. Chris is a real Pure Steel fan, so of course the cooperation was the logical move. So we are very happy to have WIDOW on our label!-a very fantastic band”
Sebastian Bach’s new song, “Kicking and Screaming” has been made available as a free download from Amazon.com today only. Get it here!!