Texas metal powerhouse IGNITOR
will release its fourth album, "Year Of The Metal Tiger"
, on April 10 via MVD
. "Year Of The Metal Tiger"
is the second IGNITOR
CD to feature Jason McMaster
, EVIL UNITED
) on vocals. Influenced by '80s masters IRON MAIDEN
, JUDAS PRIEST
's music is a blend of classic true metal with the power of today's greats like PRIMAL FEAR
, GRAVE DIGGER
"When the songs for the new record were coming together, it was obvious in the writing that this is a definite return to true metal," said McMaster
, whose experience in classic metal in undeniable.
"The new album was a blast to make," said rhythm guitarist Beverly Barrington
. "I had only just rejoined the band when we recorded our concept opera of the 'Spider Queen'
, the last album, which was a unique and cool experience, but I also wanted to get back to what inspired IGNITOR
in the first place, and I think we've achieved that with this new recording. The Batlord
[guitarist Stuart Laurence
] really got into 'the zone,' I think, and tapped into a deep and vital, classic heavy metal vein when writing these songs, and it really inspired everyone to contribute their best ideas and chops, so that everyone shines. This album touches on all the various elements of this genre that really jazz me, and I would hope other metal fans, as well.""The Spider Queen"
was released by Heavy Artillery
in the United States and Canada in October 2009 (Cruz Del Sur Music
made the CD available in Europe and all other regions in September 2009). IGNITOR
is: Jason McMaster
- VocalsStuart "Batlord" Laurence
- GuitarBeverly Barrington
- Rhythm GuitarBrendon Bigelow
- BassPat Doyle