Midnite Hellion - Kingdom Immortal - Reviewed by Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2022/03/01/midnite-hellion-kingdom-immortal/
What happens when you raise a bunch of kids on nothing but old-school heavy metal and feed them nothing but NWOBHM albums and singles from birth? Well, they grow up and play trad metal, they’re not about ‘the breakdown’, neck tattoos, oversized vests and stretched ears. No, they’re about denim, leather, riffs, Newcastle Brown Ale and a slight whiff of patchouli. One such band are Midnite Hellion who are back for the first time since 2017 with their sophomore album ‘Kingdom Immortal’.
From the off, you know what this band is about, they don’t piss arse about pretending to be anything they’re not. ‘Kingdom Immortal’ is down to the bone, catchy as fuck trad metal which allows this band to hummed and sung along to almost immediately. Yes, this means the songs are simple at times, but sometimes that’s all you need and through a raw production this band could be playing in the pub down the road with its live, warts n’ all feel. Tracks such as ‘H.M.O.’, ‘Rapscallion’ and ‘Speed Demon’ not only have all the hallmarks of Judas Priest, Riot and Armored Saint, there’s also a touch of Tygers of Pan Tang, Angel Witch and even Metallica and Sacred Reich.
This means that it is actually quite easy to play ‘Kingdom Immortal’ over and over again, yes, its raw and unsanitised by a clinical modern production and if you cut yourself on the metal here, you’ll probably have tetanus, but I’ll quite happy to take the lockjaw for heavy metal this enjoyable. If trad metal is your bag, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy ‘Kingdom Immortal’, if not? Pretty sure you can go and listen to Trivial, Bring Me the Haircut or As I Die Trying. - Metal Digest
Release Date: January 21, 2022
FFO: Eternal Champion, Cobra Spell, Night Demon
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Enter Kingdom Immortal, the new album from Midnite Hellion. Kingdom Immortal contains eight brand-new cuts of New Jersey-style Heavy Metal. Unleashed by Power Chord Productions on January 21st, 2022!
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Established in 2011 by drummer Drew Rizzo, Midnite Hellion took shape with the addition of bassist and vocalist Rich Kubik in 2016. Joined by lead guitarist Charles Koegler in June 2019, the band entered Pyramid Sound Studios in Ithaca, NY in August 2019 with producer Alex Perialas ( Anthrax/S.O.D, OverKill, Testament, Joe Bonamassa ).
Recording for Kingdom Immortal was completed in six days, with mixing and mastering taking place in March and May 2021, respectively. The vinyl mastering was cut at Infrasonic Mastering by Daniel Bacigalupi ( Barry Gibb, Dolly Parton, Stray Cats, Willie Nelson ) and manufactured at Third Man Records ( Jack White/The White Stripes ). Their debut album, Condemned To Hell , catapulted Midnite Hellion into the metal markets in 2017.
The album was featured on the coveted “ New Music Mondays ” program on 89.5 FM WSOU . Heavy regional and national touring in support of the album was in order, most notably supporting Otep and The World Over in December 2018 in the Midwest and Mountain regions of the US. Midnite Hellion is currently endorsed by InTune Guitar Picks, Axis Percussion , and Drumlite .
Rich Kubik: Bass/Vocals
Charles Koegler: Guitars
Drew Rizzo: Drums
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