Roberto Dimitri Liapakis - Vocals | Markus Pohl – Lead & Rhythm Guitar | Evan K – Lead & Rhythm Guitar | Joey Roxx – Bass | Hanno Kerstan – Drums
About The Album
German roaring Heavy Metal beast MYSTIC PROPHECY announce the release of their new album “METAL DIVISION”, out on January 10, 2020! After almost 20 years and 10 studio albums
MYSTIC PROPHECY finally found in ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records their rightful home, and this long overdue partnership is out for blood! After the success of their latest offering
“Monuments Uncovered”, one of Germany’s finest heavy metal machine, MYSTIC PROPHECY return with a new ground-breaking Heavy Metal masterpiece filled with massive riffs, anthemic hooks and furious melodies! “Metal Division” is definitely the band’s heaviest and best work to date and will elevate MYSTIC PROPHECY where they belong: to the HEAVY METAL pantheon!
Pounding war drums start off this ultra-heavy bruiser, reminiscent of legendary anthems from the metal gods themselves. A call to arms to all heavy metal fans, fighting as one in the
“Metal Division”, destroying all non-believers! Coming out the speakers like hell on wheels, “Eye To Eye” takes no prisoners. A monstrous guitar riff is taken over the boiling point by Hanno Kerstan’s driving double bass drumming. Pure JUDAS PRIEST “Painkiller” style heavy metal! A driving, anthemic rocker, “Hail To The King” will have you raising your fist and singing along
with the infectious chorus. An ode to Alexander The Great. A track HAMMERFALL would be proud to call their own! Destined to be a fan favourite in concert. Some nice melodic guitar work and Lia’s passionate vocals are offered on "Here Comes The Winter". Perhaps this is something that could be described as EVERGEY on steroids! “Curse Of The Slayer” features crushingly heavy riffs juxtaposed with a very melodic & catchy chorus. This song reminds the listener of POWERWOLF at their finest moments — but much heavier! With a classic VAN HALEN-like shuffle meets PANTERA that sinks its teeth into your brain, this “Dracula” will have you begging for more bites! The lusty groove will bleed you dry! A song that shows a new face of MYSTIC PROPHECY yet preserving their unique approach on Heavy Metal aesthetic. On “Together We Fall” the focal point is shredding guitar riffs and solos courtesy of MYSTIC PROPHECY’s dynamic guitar duo, Evan K and Markus Pohl. Fans of ARCH ENEMY will love this track! “Die With the Hammer” brings Lia’s vocal range to the spotlight, as the song begins with bluesy style singing accompanied only by clean guitar, then he growls to introduce the rest of the song, with aggressive vocals in the verse and chorus sounding like a power metal version of all the Bay Area Thrash legends combined. “Reincarnation” is the song that epitomizes MYSTIC PROPHECY’s sound: very heavy, yet very melodic in the vein of DIO, with an instantly memorable chorus. Featuring a galloping riff in the classic Jon Schaffer / ICED EARTH style, “Mirror Of A Broken Heart” has some of Lia’s most personal, intense lyrics — with a vocal performance to match. Sounding like a more melodic TESTAMENT in
“Victory Is Mine”, if getting the metal legions to bang their head was the goal of this song, then MYSTIC PROPHECY have scored a major “victory”.
In fact every song is such a headbanger that the band should be required to include a neck brace with the album!
The Metal Division Credits / Info
• Produced by R.D. Liapakis
• Recorded at the Prophecy Studios Kempten – Hegge, Germany & Epsilon Studios, Aschaffenburg, Germany
• Mixed and Mastered by “Best Producer 2017-Heavy Music Award” winner Henrik Udd at Henrik Udd Recording Studios (Architects, Hammerfall, Powerwolf).
• Sound Engineering by Christian Schmid and Evan K. at the Prophecy Studios Kempten – Hegge, Germany & Epsilon Studios, Aschaffenburg, Germany
• Pre-production and editing by Evan K at Epsilon Studio, Aschaffenburg, Germany
• Cover artwork and layout by Stan- W Decker (Primal Fear, Ten, Ross The Boss, Stryper)
• Band Photos by Sascha Sinofzik / Booklet Photos by Sascha Sinofzik
• Metal Division Choir Photos by Tobias Vogel & Nina Sosna
• Additional Booklet Photo edit by Michael Gladigau
• Three official music videos / digital singles to be released prior to the album release date.
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Published by The Manamal | December 1ST 2019
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