Ironflame

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Nazione:Stati Uniti
Attività:dal 2016
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Line up

  • Andrew D’Cagna: Vocals
  • Jesse Scott: Guitar
  • Quinn Lukas: Guitar
  • James Babcock: Bass
  • Noah Skiba: Drums
Since the eighties, Cleveland has always been a hotspot for great heavy metal music. Ohio-based Andrew D’Cagna continues this tradition in true style. Over the past years, the multi-instrumentalist has been active in more than half a dozen bands, among them Brimstone Coven and Icarus Witch. His main priority, however, is his own project IRONFLAME, for which he writes the music, lyrics, handles all the instruments and sings.
Originally formed in 2016, IRONFLAME have released four full-length records to great critical acclaim and fantastic fan reactions. 2017’s »Lightning Strikes The Crown« was followed by »Tales Of Splendor And Sorrow« (2018), »Blood Red Victory« (2020) and their High Roller debut »Where Madness Dwells« (2022).
And now it’s time for the brand new studio album bearing the name of »Kingdom Torn Asunder«, of which Andrew D’Cagna says: “If I had to describe the album to anyone who is already familiar with IRONFLAME and is a fan of our music, I would say you will not be disappointed. To my ears, »Kingdom Torn Asunder« is a classic IRONFLAME album. All of the elements that make an IRONFLAME album are present: twin guitar harmonies, memorable hooks, catchy choruses and good album flow. The writing formula has not changed for us, neither has the recording formula. I handled all of the vocals, guitars, bass and drums as usual. Everything except for guitar solos, which were once again done by Quinn Lukas and Jesse Scott.”
In places, IRONFLAME’s fifth album sounds a lot like classic European power metal in the vein of prime-time Kiske- era Helloween and also Hammer Fall. The singer/bassist/drummer/guitarist nods: “I can absolutely agree with you when it comes to the faster songs on the album, like ‘Blood And Honor’ or ‘Standing Tall’. I was a huge fan of Kiske and Helloween since I was a kid in the late eighties, »Keeper Of The Seven Keys« was a very powerful album to me. Hammer Fall was not what I would call a direct influence but I do respect and appreciate all they have done to carry the torch for heavy metal for so many years.”
The CD version of »Kingdom Torn Asunder« contains two bonus songs, namely “Cold Flesh Falls” and “Exile Of The Sun”. Why didn’t these two make the album proper, didn’t they fit musically or were they considered not as strong as the rest of the material? “I think the two bonus tracks are just as strong as any other on the album,” stresses Andrew D’Cagna. “But I had to make a choice about which eight tracks would be on the LP, so I went with the songs that I felt complimented each other the most. As can be said for songs that have ended up as bonus tracks in the past. I predict that some fans will claim that these songs are some of their favorites on the album.”

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Kingdom Torn Asunder (High Roller Records / 2024) 

1. BLOOD AND HONOR / 2. SOUL SURVIVORS / 3. MAJESTY OF STEEL / 4. MISTRESS OF DESIRE / 5. STANDING TALL / 6. SWORD OF A THOUSAND TRUTHS / 7. RIDING THE DRAGONS / 8. SHADOW OF THE REAPER ...

Copertina 7,5
Where Madness Dwells (High Roller Records / 2022) 

1. EVERLASTING FIRE / 2. UNDER THE SPELL / 3. KINGDOM OF LIES / 4. A FUNERAL WITHIN / 5. READY TO STRIKE / 6. THE PHANTOM FLAME / 7. A CURSE UPON MANKIND ...

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Blood Red Victory (Divebomb Records / 2020) 

1. GATES OF EVERMORE / 2. HONOR BOUND / 3. SEEKERS OF THE BLADE / 4. BLOOD RED CROSS / 5. ON ASHEN WINGS / 6. GRAVES OF THUNDER / 7. GRACE AND VALOR / 8. NIGHT QUEEN / 9. THE SERPENT AND THE THRONE ...

Copertina 8
Tales Of Splendor And Sorrow (Independent / 2018) 

1. HANDS OF FATE / 2. BRINGER OF FIRE / 3. THE CONTRACT / 4. CRIMSON WIDOW / 5. SWORD AND SHIELD / 6. DIVIDED WE FALL / 7. ORPHEUS / 8. EYES OF THE BEAST / 9. VENGEANCE RISING ...

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Lightning strikes The Crown (Independent / 2017) 

1. FIRESTORM / 2. MARCHING ON / 3. THE GORGON / 4. HEAVY METAL WARRIORS / 5. ETERNAL NIGHT / 6. FALLEN GLORY / 7. WHAT WE'VE SOWN / 8. SHADOW QUEEN

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