L-R - Sozos Michael - Vocals, Jason Ashcraft - Guitar
Exploring the rich and deep lore of Magic: The Gathering, Planeswalker , the new power metal band founded by Helion Prime guitarist Jason Ashcraft and newly added Gloryhammer vocalist Sozos Michael, celebrate the release of their debut album "Tales of Magic" , out now as of January 21st with the unveiling of their most ambitious music video to date for the track "Oath of the Gatewatch" .
The video features album guests Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers), R.A. Voltaire (Ravenous E.H.) and Heather Michele (ex-Helion Prime). The track itself is inspired from the lore of Magic: The Gathering where it follows the storyline of the same name - Oath of the Gatewatch. Each guest vocalist plays a character from the story and each had this to say.
"There it is! I am incredibly proud of everyone that put their heart and soul to make this song. "Oath of the Gatewatch" is one of the most intricate and complex pieces I have written, and it could well have collapsed under its own weight were it not for the stellar performances of our amazing guest singers. So thank you, Brittney, Heather, Rav, we couldn't have done this without you." - Sozos Michael.
“It’s amazing what can be accomplished when five Magic: the Gathering nerds join forces across the globe - creating one of the best Power Metal epics (with costumes, to boot!)” - R.A. Voltaire.
"Oath of the Gatewatch is one of the most fun endeavors I've had the opportunity to work on. The concept, the costumes, the amazing music from Planeswalker, and the incredible talent from all musicians involved makes this a truly special project. I hope you all love it as much as I do!" - Heather Michele.
"It’s such an honour to be a part of this project! Not only is it created by one of my oldest friends from the North American metal scene, but it includes some of my favourite voices in metal today and I couldn’t be more proud. This is the coolest, nerdiest side project of all time and I just count myself lucky to be a part of it. Hopefully, you all enjoy the video that I climbed a tree to perform, and braved many a wild pup charging into the forest off the walking path to see just exactly what it was I was up to dancing around in the bushes I had the greatest time with this song and I really hope you all will as well!" - Brittney Slayes
“Tales of Magic” includes guest performances from Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers), Heather Michele (ex-Helion Prime), Taylor Washington (Paladin), R.A. Voltaire (Ravenous), and more.
Album order is available at the following links:
Big Cartel (Shirts and Physical Copies) - https://planeswalkerpreorder.
1. Tales of Magic
2. The Spark
3. Shadow of Emeria
5. The Forever Serpent
6. Oath of the Gatewatch
7. A Million to One (Kiss Cover)