Full disclosure here. My husband is the drummer for the legendary heavy metal outfit from Maryland called Iron Man. You know, that Iron Man band led by guitarist “Iron Man” Al Morris III, that’s been around for like 25 years and put out four albums and three EPs and have garnered a world-wide following, long before the interwebz made it easy. They built their fan base the old-school way.
So I have not seen much of my beloved lately, because he and the fellas have been recording a new record with producer Frank Marchand at his studio Hudson Street Sound in Annapolis, Md. I have heard a few clips of songs as demos, and a few more songs have debuted at recent Iron Man shows. But mostly, everything in the Iron Man compound remains under wraps. I basically know nothing.
Therefore, I was genuinely excited when I saw that the band had posted a 1:23 minute album teaser video on their Facebook page. I pressed play. And a minute and a half later I felt….um, moist. Yes, I had a visceral reaction to what I was hearing. I am not making this up.
Give this a listen and you tell me if just this brief snippet from the album’s title track, South of the Earth, doesn’t give you an ear boner or at least send chills down your spine. Just press play.