I'm enjoying the heck out of this.. kind of a mix between Iced Earth and Blind Guardian. Very polished.
Out on Divebomb Records November 19.
American sci-fi power metal duo DIRE PERIL featuring Jason Ashcraft (Helion Prime) and vocalist John Yelland (Judicator) announce they will be unleashing their new album "The Extraterrestrial Compendium" on November 9th, 2018 via Divebomb Records. The debut full length follows DIRE PERIL's three previous EP releases "Astronomical Minds" (2013), "Queen of The Galaxy" (2014) and "Through Time and Space" (2015). Inspired by all manners of science fiction, "The Extraterrestrial Compendium" bases each one of its 12 songs on classic sci-fi movies including Predator, Total Recall, Starship Troopers, and E.T. and features guest performances by Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers) reprising her role as Barbarella for a re-recorded version of "Queen of the Galaxy" and the mighty Arjen Anthony Luccassen (Ayreon, Star One, The Gentle Storm), who lends his voice and guitar skills to album-closer "Journey Beyond the Stars". "The album takes you on a journey all based on different sci-fi films. From fast aggressive right hand attacks (in style of Iced Earth) to softer acoustic passages." says Ashcraft. The band's first single "Heart of The Furyan" is a track based on the "The Chronicles of Riddick" series, but more importantly the third installment "Riddick" where the duo demonstrate a very strong gallop riff during the verse, a slow acoustic middle section and big chorus.
Track Listing: 1. Yautja (Hunter Culture) 2. Planet Preservation 3. Enemy Mine 4. The Visitor 5. Total Recall 6. Queen of the Galaxy* 7. Roughnecks 8. Blood in the Ice 9. Heart of the Furyan 10. Altair IV: The Forbidden Planet 11. Always Right Here 12. Journey Beyond the Stars** *Features Brittney Slayes **Features Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Album Band Line Up: Jason Ashcraft (Guitar, bass) John Yelland (Vocals) Featuring Brittney Slayes as guest vocalist on Queen of the Galaxy Featuring Arjen Anthony Lucassen as a guest
Live Band Line Up: Jason Ashcraft (Rhythm Guitars) John Yelland (Vocals) Chelsea McMasters (Bass) Steven Soderberg (Lead Guitars) Tom Tierney (Drums)
For more info: http://direperil.com https://www.facebook.com/direperil