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Montreal, QC – October 11, 2018
For fans of Dream Evil, Unleash the Archers, Iron Maiden, Dio
MetalInsider Video Premiere LORDS OF THE TRIDENT’s “Tormentor”
New Album “Shadows From The Past” Out Now!
Top L-R Lords of the Trident Current Line Up
Master Hercule “Herc” Schlagzeuger (Lead Drums) | Baron Taurean Helleshaar (Lead Guitar) | Fang VonWrathenstein (Lead Vocals) | Asian Metal (Lead Guitar) | Pontifex Mortis (Lead Bass)
Photo Credit – Mary Sweeney
LORDS OF THE TRIDENT are premiering their latest self-produced music video “Tormentor” via MetalInsider.net. The video is in support of their latest and 7th studio album “Shadows From The Past” released via their indie label Junko Johnson this past August.
The band comments:
“Tormentor is a song about an out-of-control asteroid-mining spaceship that destroys everything in its path, including the earth! Of course, we wanted to get the best special effects team available for the video, so we called up our buddy George Lucas, but unfortunately he was busy with a Jar-Jar spin-off movie. Spielberg passed as well, as he was worried the video would be so epic, sales of his other movies would plummet. So, in the spirit of DIY, we taught ourselves CGI film-making and crafted the video! It took us a number of months, and we burned through at least six graphics cards in the process, but the result is here and it looks AWESOME!”
Watch “Tormentor” at https://www.metalinsider.net/video/video-premiere-lords-of-the-trident-tormentor
A true spectacle to be witnessed, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT is a daring adventure metal quintet that has been delighting their audiences and fans all over the world for ten years. Continuing their epic quest of bringing spectacular and entertaining metal to global fans these power metal warriors unleashed their 7th album “Shadows From The Past” on August 3rd, 2018. The album was supported by a kickstarter campaign that went live on June 1st and ended on June 29th. During that month, the band’s fans helped them surpass their goals to raise over $11,000 for the release. The band offered multiple packages and rewards that included merch, lessons from band members, festival tickets, private concerts and a copy of the video game Coffee Crisis that the band has partnered with to feature one of their songs for one of the levels along with band members as NPCs (non-playable characters).
“Shadows From The Past” is available on the band’s website here plus iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Spotify, Youtube.
Video – “Burn It Down” featuring Unleash The Archers vocalist Brittney Slayes here.
Video – “Reaper’s Hourglass” here.
Video – “Zero Hour” (360 Degree VR) here.
Drum Playthrough – Reaper’s Hourglass” here.
Since climbing out of a volcano in 2008, shrouded in metal and ash, Lords of the Trident have gone to battle on many stages across the USA, playing and headlining a plethora of festivals and have an admirable arsenal of recordings in their inventory. The Lords of The Trident have released three full albums: “Death or Sandwich” (2009), “Chains on Fire” (2011), “Frostburn” (2015) , three EPs: “Plan of Attack” (2013), “A Very Lords of the Trident Christmas” (2014), “Re:Quests” (2015), and two live DVDs, along with numerous compilation singles.
Their live shows include medieval costumes, pyrotechnics, confetti cannons, guitars set ablaze, and of course, excellent technical musicianship that challenges the standard for how live music should be experienced. Citing influences such as Iron Maiden, Scar Symmetry and Judas Priest, and embracing lyrical themes inspired by great battles, conquests, dragon-fighting, virtual reality, and out-of-control robots Lords of the Trident dish out face-melting power that is enjoyed by fans of all races and classes.
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