Classic '80s-style power metal returns with a vengeance with the release of SAVAGE BLADE's debut album, "We Are The Hammer".SAVAGE BLADE is a new, Canadian-based classic power metal outfit formed by Eric Hoodicoff (LILLIX, THE FUCKSTIXX, JERMUN), Chris Archibald (BC/DC, JERMUN), and ex-MORMON wild child vocalist Nikko Forsberg. Fueled by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and the classic power metal bands of the early '80s, SAVAGE BLADE pledges to "Kill 'Em All For One". "We Are The Hammer" was recorded in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada with the assistance of producer/engineer Andy Chute, engineer Cole St. Denys, and mixed by Vancouver-based producer Futcher. Chock-full of vintage riffs, pounding rhythms, instantly memorable hooks and balls-to-the-wall vocals, the album is sure to strike a chord with fans of the classic metal bands of the early '80s. In conjunction with the album release, the band has also launched its new web site. Through the new site, the Canadian metal warriors are offering up the new album in a number of ways — both old and new. Leveraging the power of ReverbNation, the entire 11-song album is available for free, in high-quality streaming audio. And instead of releasing the album on CD, the band has opted to deliver their music on the increasingly popular media platform, the USB/Flash drive. The reason for this is simple — more BLADE for your buck. The Flash drive features the full album in both FLAC (Level 8) and MP3 (320CBR) formats, along with some great bonus material, including high-resolution album art (so you can burn and brand your own CD), band photos, bonus track (SAXON's classic "Dallas 1PM"), desktop wallpaper and MP3 ringtone. The band is also releasing "We Are The Hammer" as a limited-edition (500), high-quality, 180-gram vinyl LP. Currently in manufacturing, the LPs are available now for pre-order from the new web site, at a special introductory rate, until the official shipping date of April 1, 2009.
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