Good things come to those who wait and Iron Man fans have waited a year and a half for a new recording from their favorite Maryland doom band. The new EP entitled, att hålla dig över, features four crushing tunes that the band has only just started to perform live. The EP is now available for pre-order from the band’s website (www.ironmanband.com) And no, I don’t know what the title means either. Google Translate was not able to decipher it.
Calling all of this music “new” is a bit misleading here, since at least one of the songs has been brewing in the mind of guitarist Alfred Morris III for some time. I was particularly excited to see the tune, “On the Mountain,” included in this offering. The group has been including this song in their live sets, and it really leaves the crowd charged up.
Another new song “Quicksand,” was premiered on the Canadian radio show “Crossing Boredom” on CKCU (93.1 FM). Hosts Derek and Jennifer Bradshaw interviewed Iron Man’s vocalist Dee Calhoun. Canadians are in love Iron Man. Yeah, I don’t understand that either. But those Canucks went bathsalt crazy for the doom pioneers during their show in May at Mavericks in Ottawa. You can hear the full interview, along with a lot of other cool metal songs and the Bradshaw’s adorable Canadian accents here.
Other new songs on the EP include “Crucified” and “Suffer the Children.” This recording features the band’s current line up of Morris on guitar, Louis Strachan on bass, Calhoun on vocals and Jason “Mot” Waldmann on drums. Check out a preview video for the whole EP below.
The doom metal quartet also has a number of live gigs scheduled for the east coast, beginning this Saturday, Aug. 4 at Wilcom’s Inn in Monrovia, MD. Joining them are Against Nature and guitarist Jason Barker, who will be presenting an acoustic set.
Other upcoming Iron Man shows include:
Friday, Aug. 31: The Acheron with War Injun, Earthen Grave and Kin of Ettins. Located at 57 Waterbury Street (Brooklyn), New York, NY.
Saturday, Sept. 1: Geno’s Rock Club where Iron Man and Revelation support the Maine’s Orge. Located at 625 Congress Street, Portland, ME.
Sunday Sept. 2: Stoner Hands of Doom, this four-day festival begins Aug. 30 but Iron Man will close the fest on Sunday night. The SHoD fest happens at El ‘N’ Gee Club, located at 86 Golden Street, New London, CT. For a complete listing of bands click here.