Death Dealer Addresses Military Suicide Epidemic In New Single, Video

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Death Dealer premiered the lyric video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single, ’22 Gone Today’ Tuesday. The single is the fifth single from the band’s latest album, Conquered Lands (2020). Its premiere and that of its video follows that of the album’s existing singles, ‘The Heretic Has Returned,’ ‘Every Nation,’ ‘Running With the Wolves,’ and ‘Sorcerer Supreme.’

According to front man Sean Peck, the song’s lyrical theme takes on the topic of suicides among military personnel.

“When I was researching the song, I was blown away by this shocking number of tragic losses that happen each day,” said Peck.  “This video brings attention to it in a very powerful way.  Even though it was a ballad, this song was a surprise hit with the critics and our fans so we decided to give it the video treatment.”

Guitarist Stu Marshall expanded on his band mate’s comments with his own thoughts.

“I feel passionately about our combat agencies and respect the fact these people put their lives on the line every day for our liberties and freedoms, said Marshall.  “Australian and American troops have stood shoulder to shoulder for decades and this song resonates the sadness of soldier suicide and why we need to support our troops in every way we can.”

The video for ’22 Gone Today’ features the song’s lyrics placed over imagery, such as soldiers and former soldiers in settings that find them contemplating the topics addressed in those noted lyrics. The whole thing ends with a reminder and offer of help to veterans who are dealing with depression, complete with phone number for the Military Crisis Line.

As noted by the band members in their comments, the musical arrangement featured in the song is a subdued, contemplative ballad. It does well to translate the emotion in the song’s lyrical theme and illustrate the thoughts and emotions through which so many veterans battle daily.

More information on Conquered Lands is available online along with all of Death Dealer’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.deathdealermetal.com

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Death Dealer Debuts New Single, ‘The Heretic Has Returned’

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Death Dealer has released another track from its latest album.

The band recently premiered its new single, ‘The Heretic Has Returned.’ The song is featured in the band’s latest album, Conquered Lands. It is the album’s fourth single, coming on the heels of ‘Every Nation,’ ‘Running With the Wolves,’ and ‘Sorcerer Supreme.’

‘The Heretic Has Returned’ is the “sequel” to the band’s song, ‘Curse of the Heretic.’ That song was featured in the band’s debut album, War Master.

The musical arrangement at the center of ‘The Heretic Has Returned’ is everything that Death Dealer’s fans have come to expect from the band. The powerhouse shredding from the guitars, equally powerful operatic vocals, rich bass and machine gun precise time keeping make the song a memorable power metal opus.

The lyrical content that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement follows the story of ‘Curse of the Heretic,’ as noted. This is someone who is questioning certain institutions.

More information on Conquered Lands is available online along with all of Death Dealer’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.deathdealermetal.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/deathdealerband

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Death Dealer “Conquers” The Power Metal Realm With Its Latest LP

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Power metal outfit Death Dealer officially returned this year with its latest album.  The band’s third album, Conquered Lands is a presentation that will appeal to the band’s fans just as much as to those of the power metal genre.  That is proven in no small part to its infectious musical arrangements.  This will be discussed shortly.  Its lyrical themes add their own appeal to its presentation, and will be discussed a little later.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements and will be discussed later, too.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of the album.  All things considered, they make the album a successful new offering that conquers the land of power metal.

Death Dealer’s third full-length studio recording Conquered Lands is a presentation that power metal fans will agree lives up to its name.  It definitely conquers the power metal realm.  That is proven in part through its featured musical arrangements.  From start to end of the 11-song presentation, the arrangements lend themselves easily to comparisons to works from the likes of Judas Priest, Blind Guardian, and Sabaton.  That is evidenced in the soaring guitar lines, front man Sean Peck’s equally powerhouse vocals, and rhythm section pairing of bassist Ross The Boss and drummer Steve Bolognese.  For the most part, the arrangements maintain a relatively high energy.  However, there are some moments that while slower, are still heavy in their own right.  Case in point is the album’s slower but still very heavy title track.  It is not until even more than halfway through the nearly five minute song that it picks up the pace.  That increase in tempo and energy is only temporary, though.  It does slow back down to the heavy, sludge style sound and style with which it opened.  ’22 Gone’ is another of the album’s slower tunes that is still so powerful even being a more introspective composition.  That these two slower moments are thrown into the mix gives listeners some variety in terms of musical arrangements, making for its own share of interest for audiences.  The whole of the arrangements forms a strong foundation for the record.  Building on that foundation is the equally diverse lyrical content that couples with the record’s musical content.

The lyrical content that is featured in Death Dealer’s new album is important because unlike its musical counterparts, is even more diverse.  From beginning to end, audiences get a lot of different topics.  The whole thing opens with a song about the famed Marvel Comics character Dr. Strange in the form of ‘Sorcerer Supreme.’  ‘Every Nation,’ the album’s second song takes things in a completely different direction with its proud, fist-pumping anthem that declares the strength of metal and its audiences.  Peck goes so far as to say here, “They don’t understand us/We’re kicked to the curb/Often we scare them/And leave them disturbed/We like it that way/We don’t care what they say.”  He goes on later in the song to note, “If the world was all metal/We never would fight/We would just bang our heads/And get drunk every night.”  This could not be more true.  Metal and hard rock actually does more good for its audiences than bad for any aspect of society.  Real scientific studies that have been done support Peck’s statements.  This is just one more way in which the diversity of the record’s lyrical themes is exhibited.  ‘Faith Under Fire’ and ’22 Gone Today’ take on some very serious social issues.  ’22 Gone today’ tackles the issues of PTSD that military personnel endure long after they leave battle, as well as the physical damage that they deal with.  ‘Faith Under Fire’ meanwhile takes on the topic of the religious divide in America.  Of course, the band also takes on some lighter issues, such as apparently the tales of King Arthur and his knights in ‘Hail to the King’ and even ancient Egyptian culture in the album’s title track.  Between all of that, the seeming fantasy-based ‘Slay or be Slain,’ the call to union among metal heads that is ‘Running With The Wolves’ and the vampire-esque tale in ‘Beauty in the Blood,’ no doubt is left as to the importance of this record’s lyrical content.  While the lyrical themes featured in Conquered Lands and their companion musical content collectively do a lot to make the album widely appealing, they are just a portion of what makes the album a success.  The sequencing of the collective content puts the finishing touch to the album’s presentation.

The sequencing of Death Dealer’s new album is important because as noted, the album stays largely the same stylistically and in terms of the songs’ energies.  Save for the two noted moments, the album’s energy remains relatively high.  What is really important to note of it all is that the changes in the arrangements are just subtle enough from one to the next to keep the album interesting.  The changes are not overpowering, but not too subtle.  They are just enough that audiences can hear them through a close listen.  That in itself is important to address because it shows in its own right, a certain attention to detail throughout the album.  What’s more, the sequencing also shows that the lyrical themes do not stay too closely related from one song to the next.  This adds even more enjoyment and engagement for audiences.  Between that and the impact that the sequencing of the album’s musical arrangements has, the whole of the record’s sequencing clearly presents its own importance to the album.  When it is considered along with the albums overall content, the result is a record that succeeds because of its content and the very presentation thereof. 

Death Dealer’s new album Conquered Lands is a successful new offering from the power metal super group.  That is proven in part through its musical arrangements.  The arrangements are mostly familiar up-tempo power metal anthems.  However, there also is some slower but still very heavy content added in to the mix for a whole that will keep audiences engaged and entertained just from this aspect.  The diversity in the album’s lyrical content adds its own level of appeal to the album.  As noted the lyrical content ranges from the real to the fantastical to something in-between.  This in itself is sure to keep listeners’ attention.  The sequencing of that collective content puts the finishing touch to the album’s presentation.  The subtle changes in the stylistic approaches to those high-energy arrangements do just enough to keep listeners engaged and entertained.  The constant change in the album’s lyrical content through that sequencing builds even more on the importance of the album’s sequencing.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album.  All things considered, the album proves that it lives up to its title.  It is available now.

More information on Conquered Lands is available online along with all of Death Dealer’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.deathdealermetal.com

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Death Dealer Debuts ‘Every Nation’ Lyric Video

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Death Dealer debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Every Nation‘ Tuesday. The song and its video are the third from the band’s latest album Conquered Lands. The band debuted the album’s second single, ‘Running With The Wolves’ last month, along with its video. The album’s lead single,  ‘Sorcerer Supreme’ and its video debuted Sept. 3.

Front man Sean Peck said the lyrics for this vintage style power metal opus are timeless during a recent interview with the band.

“It is kind of weird that I wrote these lyrics 4 years ago and the video was scheduled to come out now in the middle of a turbulent time of division,” he said. “The song represents how I feel that the metal community that it is an evolved society compared to others. If I see someone with an Iron Maiden shirt on at the store I say hey what is up and throw them the horns. I do not care about any of the things that could divide us. I just know we are both metal loving maniacs and that is the number one thing for me. People say it is a lifestyle off the cuff but it really is.”

Peck’s band mate Ross The Boss added his own comments to the discussion.

“The song is really rocking and has a strong message too,” he said. “Music is a uniter and the video captured the concept perfectly. This whole album is filled with great songs like this one I am really proud of it. So support heavy metal and pick it up!”

Guitarist Stu Marshall said he, too, was happy the song became one of the album’s singles.

“I was hoping this track would get picked as one of the songs to do a video for,” said Marshall. “I always liked how it came together when Sean and I wrote it. This track is one I am sure we will be working into the live set in the future.”

Bassist Mike Lepond was upbeat as he shares his thoughts on the new single during the interview.

“Sean and Stu let me be as creative as I wanted on the album,” said Lepond. “They just set me loose and trusted me 100%. This style of metal is right up my alley. It’s where my playing is at its best. The level of talent in this band is off the charts. These guys push me to the edge and I love it.”

Conquered Lands is the third album from Death Dealer, whose lineup consists of Peck (Three Tremors, Cage, Denner/Shermann) on vocals, Ross The Boss (ex-Manowar) on guitar, Steve Bolognes (Into Eternity, Ross The Boss Band) on drums, Marshall (Dungeon, Night Legion) also on guitar, and Mike LePond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss Band) on bass.

Pre-orders for Conquered Lands are open. The album’s track listing is noted below.

‘CONQUERED LANDS’ TRACKLIST:

  1. Sorcerer Supreme
  2. Every Nation
  3. Beauty and the Blood
  4. Running with the Wolves
  5. The Heretic Has Returned
  6. Conquered Lands
  7. Hail to the King
  8. Slay or Be Slain
  9. Faith Under Fire
  10. 22 Gone
  11. Born to Bear the Crown

More information on Death Dealer’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.deathdealermetal.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/deathdealerband

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Death Dealer Debuts ‘Running With The Wolves’ Video

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Death Dealer debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Running With The Wolves‘ Wednesday. The song and its video are the second from the band’s forthcoming album Conquered Lands, which is scheduled for release Nov. 13 through Steel Cartel.

The band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Sorcerer Supreme’ and its video Sept. 3. the video and song apparently focus on Marvel Comics’ famed character Dr. Strange.

The ‘Running With The Wolves’ video features footage of the band on live stages in Latvia, Russia, and Romania. The footage was recorded during the band’s Hallowed Ground Tour, which was in support of the band’s 2015 sophomore album Hallowed Ground. It is coupled with various footage of wolves running through forested settings as the song plays over the imagery.

The footage used for the video illustrates the song’s lyrical content, which is simply about the band being on the road.

Guitarist Stu Marhsall talked about the footage used for the video in a recent interview.

“We had a ton of footage from that great tour and the video captures the crazy energy we generate at these shows and how the crowd reacts to the band and our songs,” he said. “I am really looking forward to playing these new songs of ‘Conquered Lands’ live eventually.”

Front man Sean Peck offered his own thoughts on the video with his own comments.

“It is always a challenge to decide what songs to do videos for when you are promoting a record,” said Peck. “I dig the hook on it and it is a fun song about being in Death Dealer. I always like bands that do songs about kicking ass. I was cracking myself up as I wrote the lyrics. It goes back to the KISS days I would say even.”

Ross The Boss added to the discussion, noting, “Conquered Lands has a lot of heavy fast stuff on it but this song really has a rocking vibe and great energy,” he said. “It is one of my personal favorites on our new record.”

Conquered Lands is the third album from Death Dealer, whose lineup consists of Peck (Three Tremors, Cage, Denner/Shermann) on vocals, Ross The Boss (ex-Manowar) on guitar, Steve Bolognes (Into Eternity, Ross The Boss Band) on drums, Marshall (Dungeon, Night Legion) also on guitar, and Mike LePond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss Band) on bass.

Pre-orders for Conquered Lands are open. The album’s track listing is noted below.

‘CONQUERED LANDS’ TRACKLIST:

  1. Sorcerer Supreme
  2. Every Nation
  3. Beauty and the Blood
  4. Running with the Wolves
  5. The Heretic Has Returned
  6. Conquered Lands
  7. Hail to the King
  8. Slay or Be Slain
  9. Faith Under Fire
  10. 22 Gone
  11. Born to Bear the Crown

More information on Death Dealer’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.deathdealermetal.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deathdealerband

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.