With “The Landing”, German heavy/power metal force IRON
SAVIOR returned to the scene after a 4-year break in November
2011. The band made impact on the scene again with one of their
very best releases, and that’s where IRON SAVIOR now continue
with “Rise Of The Hero”. As usual, the new album was recorded
and produced in Piet Sielck’s Powerhouse studio. What can be
expected? A full dose of first-class heavy music, power metal to the
But IRON SAVIOR like to surprise their fans as well from time to
time. Who would have expected a cover version of Mando Diao’s
“Dance With Somebody” from the Hamburg-based band? Well,
whatever works is allowed. So Sielck admits that “Dance With
Somebody” originally was recorded to become a bonus track for the
limited edition, “but we simply liked it too much and finally decided
to make it a regular album track”.
Beside the “saviorized” Mando Diao song you find 11 crunchy,
melodic, powerful metal tracks in best IRON SAVIOR style.
Compared to “The Landing”, the new material even turned out to be
a little heavier while easily displaying the band’s trademarks. The
savior is more than alive!
The history of IRON SAVIOR began in 1996 when the band was
founded by Piet Sielck, Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) and Thomen
Stauch (Blind Guardian), at first only to be a studio project. But the
musical direction was clear right from the start: traditional (and
influenced by NWOBHM greats like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden)
power metal with science fiction concepts linked lyrics. The rough,
expressive voice of Sielck set additional accents that gave the band
its own profile.
In 1997 they released their debut album "Iron Savior" which was
received in the scene with lots of praise and quickly established the
new band. With the second album "Unification” the savior made it to
the top 100 of the German chart. It was followed by further studio
albums in "Dark Assault" (2001), "Condition Red" (2003), "Battering
Ram" (2004) and 2007´s "Megatropolis". Meanwhile, the line-up had
changed. Since 2001, after the exit of Hansen, Piet Sielck remained
the last of the three founding members, and he is still holding the
band and their vision steadily on route.
"The Landing" brought IRON SAVIOR back on the map and now it’s
time for the “Rise Of The Hero”.