A new band like Sweden’s heavy/power metallers BROTHERS OF METAL doesn’t cross the music fan’s way very often. In fact, the kind of talent this 8-piece band brings to the table is very rare. But what makes BROTHERS OF METAL so special?
Is it their distinctive, striking songwriting, the outstanding vocal delivery, the amazing hooks? “Prophecy of Ragnarök” is an astonishing debut album which consist 14 anthemic, powerful, melodic metal tracks of highest quality. Fans of acts such as Sabaton, Manowar or Powerwolf (just to name a few) will embrace the band for sure, even though BROTHERS OF METAL are so much more than a copy or anything lout there. Their line-up consist of three vocalists – one of them being Ilva Eriksson, a real discovery! Her voice covers the whole spectrum from powerful to sensitive and marks the perfect counterpart to Joakim Lindbäck Eriksson’s energetic, rough vocal style. A third voice appears in shape of Mats Nilsson, the “Tongue of the Gods”, whose spoken parts compliment the extraordinaire vocal mix in a perfect way. Add to that, three guitarists, a bass player and a drummer; and you have a unique constellation which give us amazing heavy/power metal with a folky touch. A new force has arrived!
BROTHERS OF METAL consist of eight powerful Viking warriors that originates from the glorious kingdom of Falun, far up in the north. Falun is a mighty town that lies within the dark iron woods where only true metal warriors reside. BROTHERS OF METAL are known to most as the strongest metal band in the nine realms.
Before time, our eight warriors would travel through the realms and protect the good folk against evil. It was one of those nights that the legacy of metal was born. They came home from some pretty intense giant slaying and felt the common urge for mead and entertainment. The mead was generously flowing from the teats of Heidrun, but the music was really bad. The warriors took what instruments they could find and started playing, thus they wrote their first song Son of Odin, creating a tribute hymn to the strongest god they knew.
The mortals of the kingdom was so impressed with the music that they couldn’t get enough, our warriors looked at each other and so a band was formed. Together they swor an oath to keep the flames of true metal burning and to continue to play until the earthlings had worthy entertainment of their own, it’s yet to come.
BROTHERS OF METAL bring unique stories from endless adventures, battles and gods as you never experienced them before.
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