"Ironbound" was our 2010 album Darlings overkill. A Polish band took its name four years later and is now playing take first gear. After having a demo and a single IRONBOUND released a debut album, which is actually a Bringer of light could have been, because the guitar work is phenomenal in parts. There is one element, however, that prevents the group's melodic heavy metal from reaching that greatness growing up that would actually be possible: singer Łukasz Krauze has too little power in the voice and is used in higher registers uncomfortably quaky. Better singing would be for IRONBOUND everything possible! - Rock Hard Magazine
Album: "The Lighbringer"
Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal
Label: Ossuary Records
Premiere: April 30th 2021
FFO: Midnight Dice, Traveler, Iron Flame
If there was any chance for a NWOBHM-inspired band to come into life in the heart of Polish Silesia, then it happened in 2014 in Rybnik. Three friends, one goal: heavy metal. Zbigniew, Adam and Krzysztof took the prosperous guitarist, Michał, under their wings and formed IRONBOUND. After recruiting Bartosz to take over vocal duties they record their first EP – „She Devil”. They started to follow this direction, even though Bartosz decided to exit the speedy train not long after releasing the EP. However, on their adventure course the band members were quickly approached by Łukasz and the and became stronger than ever with the new lead singer. „The Witch Hunt / Lifesblood” single from 2018 was a harbinger of what a band was going to deliver – their first full album „The Lightbringer” will have its premiere on April 30th 2021 and it’s sure to assuage the hunger of every metal maniac craving for some good, oldschool NWOBHM vibes.
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Łukasz Krauze – vocals
Michał Halamoda – guitars
Krzysztof Całka – guitar
Zbigniew Bizoń – bass
Adam Całka - drums
Produced by Ironbound
Mix & master by Daniel Arendarski
Cover art by Mariusz Gandzel
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