Another “new to me, but obviously not to the world” band…
On November 18th Finnish old school death metal bulldozer Shrapnel Storm released a new promo entitled We Come in Peace... This promo was recorded at Shrapnel Studios in Finland and contains two tracks from their upcoming as of yet untitled debut full length album which the band will begin recording in April of 2014.
Currently Shrapnel Storm are hard at work creating a music video for the track “Deathroller” in hopes of releasing the video in mid-December. Both songs can be listened to on their SoundCloud and Reverbnation pages (links at the bottom).
Shrapnel Storm, “The Old School Death Metal Bulldozer”, was founded in 2007 in Tampere, Finland. To this day, the quintet have recorded three demos and have had dozens of gigs.
After some lineup changes in 2011, this six year old youngster is standing bravely on its own feet, now stronger than ever. The biggest musical influences for Shrapnel Storm are 90’s mid-tempo death metal acts. The music gives respect for the influences mentioned, but on the other hand shows a middle finger for today’s computerized perfectionism in the music business.
Brutality, respect for traditions and groove are three key elements which can be found in every Shrapnel Storm song. The lyrics are commonly dealing with war and fighting.
As the band is as yet unsigned, Shrapnel Storm is looking for a record label to give a helping hand in recording, promotion and marketing related issues. On the strength of the material I don’t see why they couldn’t get picked up by someone. This is some lovely, old-fashioned heavy death. It even sounds like an old recording, which makes it all the more enjoyable.