IRONWOOD: ':Fire:Water:Ash:' Debut Out Now

Australian progressive folk metal band IRONWOOD has announced the release of its debut album, ":Fire:Water:Ash:".

Drawing deeply on their spiritual and musical heritage, IRONWOOD has produced a richly emotive and darkly atmospheric epic that is equal parts organic folk music and blackened progressive metal.

Following on from an overwhelming response to the band's self-titled debut EP, Ironwood'd 70-minute debut was recorded at a number of Sydney studios and was mastered by Oscar Gaona at Studios 301.

"This release represents the culmination of some five years of musical and spiritual exploration," stated Henry Lauer (vocals, six-string bass). "We strove to meld the disparate influences of animism, heathenism, grief and creative exploration. We sought the mystery and ':Fire:Water:Ash:' is the result."

The lineup is completed by Dan Nahum (drums), Matthew Raymond (vocals, guitars) and Phil Brown (vocals, guitars).

The first of several album launches occurs in Canberra, ACT on February 7 at The Basement with support from NEVETHERYM, THE VEIL, FUTILITY and TRANQUIL DECEPTION; additional launches in major Australian cities are scheduled for early-mid 2009.

Presented in a lush digipack format, ":Fire:Water:Ash:" can now be bought direct from the band's web site and MySpace page, and will soon be available through select distributors, including CDbaby.com.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/ironwoodband.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).