Montreal, QC – May 19, 2021
For fans of Judas Priest, Saxon, Blind Guardian, Helloween, Manowar
Lycanthro Debut Their Epic Power Ballad Video “Evangelion” From Upcoming “Mark of the Wolf”
Video Premiere via Metal-Rules
New Album “Mark of The Wolf” Out June 4th via Alone Records
Power/thrash metal act Lycanthro has a new album coming out this year and in true power metal fashion has an epic sweeping ballad out now to share with fans. The single comes with a lyric/ vocal playthrough video so listeners can sing and play along.
The writing process for the band is usually very singular, James Delbridge (vocals/guitars) writes all of the songs for Lycanthro, but the other members will always chime in with their ideas. In terms of how he writes songs, they usually start based around a lyrical concept and the music flows around that. He explains how “Evangelion” came to be:
“We felt as though this track would be a good addition to the album to diversify it even more. This song was a passion song for me as it took me a year to write it! Mainly because I wrote this song bit by bit while I wrote some of the other songs. Lyrically this song is based on the anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion” which is a show that is very near and dear to my heart. As for the music, there’s a few cool synth lines in the song that gives it an epic feel as well as one of the more melodic guitar solos on the album.”
From the get-go, the band knew this song would be perfect to close the album on an epic and triumphant note. It mixes intense melody within the layered, soaring vocal melodies, with heavy-hitting guitars akin to Rainbow or “Last in Line” era Dio. Listeners will marvel at the peaks and valleys that this epic track has to offer.
“Mark of the Wolf” covers several metal bases from power to thrash to prog and is recommended for fans of Judas Priest, Saxon, Blind Guardian, and Helloween.
The video for “Evangelion” can be watched via its premiere on Metal-Rules HERE.
“Mark of the Wolf” is being released on June 4, 2021.
“Mark of the Wolf” is out on June 4, 2021 via Alone Records.
Single – “Crucible” – https://youtu.be/f0vnE4_mT9k
1. Crucible (7:17)
2. Fallen Angels Prayer (4:47)
3. Mark of The Wolf (5:02)
4. Enchantress (6:53)
5. In Metal We Trust (5:07)
6. Into Oblivion (3:24)
7. Ride the Dragon (4:03)
8. Evangelion (6:25)
Album Length: 43:02
For more info:
Lycanthro are a four-piece Power/Thrash metal band that formed in 2016 in
Ottawa, Canada. They combine power, thrash, and speed metal, along with an energetic and epic stage presence with their lyrical themes from classic horror and mythology.
Lycanthro introduced themselves to the Candian metal scene with the release of their self-titled demo followed soon after by their 2018 EP “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”.
Encapsulating a heavy, yet melodic sound, that is drawn from influences of both European/American classic power and thrash metal along with high howling vocals, piercing guitars, a booming rhythm section as well as uses of instruments such as piano and classical guitar to forge a powerful sound, Lycanthro continues on in 2021 with their signing to Alone Records for the release of their first full length “Mark of The Wolf”. The album was recorded at Wolf Lake Studios in Lac-des-Loups, Quebec and was mastered Seven Spires guitarist Jack Kosto. For the track “Fallen Angels Prayer”, the band brought in a professional chamber choir to add to its epicness.
The album features various lyrical content that fans will appreciate exploring through its different dimensions. Some of the tracks are homages to different stories in pop culture and media, others are meant to bring the listener on a journey through the worlds of each song, or simply meant to be marvel as epic metal we trust.
The band adds:
“We are trying to present fans with a varied and memorable listening experience. Even though everything on this album still fits under the power / thrash metal umbrella, there is something for everyone on this record. High soaring vocals, harmonized guitars, heavy chugging riffs, odd but cool instruments and even a breakdown or two, all metalheads have something they can take from this record and walk away with a positive experience.”
“Mark of The Wolf” is due out spring 2021 on Greek label Alone Records.
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