Montreal, QC – February 18, 2022
Fly Into Hell With LYCANTHRO’s Music Video “Crucible” Off “Mark of the Wolf” (Alone Records)
Music Video Premiere via MetalInjection
L-R – Panos Andrikopoulos (Drums), Forest Dussault (Guitar), James Delbridge (Vocals/Guitar), Stew Everitt (Bass)
Canadian power metal quartet Lycanthro are pleased to debut their music video for their lead single off their newest album “Mark of the Wolf”.
The single “Crucible” was the first song written for the band and it was on the 2017 demo, but was deemed worthy of re-recording and ultimately a video. The main thematic elements of the song come from the classic book “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. James Delbridge (vocals/guitars) explains in further detail:
“I wrote this song back when I was in high school, I actually wrote the lyrics of this song while I was in English class instead of doing my school work. The story of “The Crucible” really fascinated me and I felt as though it would translate perfectly into a metal song. There are also references to other witchcraft stories such as William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. In terms of the music, I was aiming for a kind of a Judas Priest meets Death vibe and I think that got pulled off on this track.”
“Crucible” is one of the heaviest and darkest tracks musically in Lycanthro’s catalog and it will bring the listener on a journey through the times of the witch trials in an epic and evil way!
Making music that is memorable for fans is the key driving factor behind Lycanthro and it is evident in their stage show, on their recording, and in their videos. They effortlessly bring to you the epic sounds and catchiness of power metal while still being heavy.
The album is a diverse listening experience with something for just about everyone who likes the realms of thrash and power metal and even a bit of prog. It is highly recommended for fans of Saxon, Blind Guardian, and Judas Priest.
Filmed and directed by Joe Lyko of Dark Moon Productions, “Crucible” can be watched via its premiere on MetalInjection HERE.
“Mark of the Wolf” was recorded at Wolf Lake Studios in Lac-des-Loups, Quebec and the mastering was done by Jack Kosto who is most well-known for being the lead guitarist in power metal band Seven Spires.
The album was released on June 4, 2021 via Alone Records and is available on the following platforms.
Album order available on Bandcamp and Big Cartel.
Digital (Spotify) here.
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
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“Their latest single (Crucible) is a treat for any fans of power metal or good old classic heavy metal. The track features a catchy rhythm, precision drumming, and classic 80’s vocals. It’s over 7 minutes of headbang worthy heavy metal. The guitar work is a particular highlight of the track, changing pace throughout the track, keeping the listener engaged throughout.” – Metal Injection
“Mark of the Wolf is filled with mostly catchy heavy metal (good luck trying to get “In Metal We Trust” out of your head after hearing it once) that gets the listener break out the air guitar and air drums and sing along almost from beginning to end. Fans of ’80s heavy metal and modern power metal that’s not over the top should definitely find something to like on Mark of the Wolf.” -The Metal Crypt
“As a debut hard rock/heavy metal album overall, it not only showcases a variety of talent throughout its 43 minutes of captured studio time, but it also features an even number of eight powerful songs crafted with fury and determination… Mark Of The Wolf marks not only many criteriae for the consummate debut album but also marks LYCANTHRO’s own territory within the new breed. 5.0 Out Of 5.0” – KNAC.com
“with Mark of the Wolf this scribe believes Lycanthro will vault up the scene in terms of a fine debut album, a promising lift to those that love all aspects of power metal.” – Dead Rhetoric
“This is an album that bears repeating. For a band named after literal monsters, it’s uplifting and stirring. So Canadian, right? LYCANTHRO is a refreshing band; “Mark of the Wolf” is an impressive album.” – Metal Temple
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