Far Left: Leighton Holmes (Bass) | Centre Left: Chris Osterman (Vocals & Guitar) | Centre Right: Megan Merrick (Guitar) | Far Right: Chris Sonea (Drums)
Photo Credit: Benjamin Somobere
Announcing the release of their new album “On The Hunt” on October 4, 2019, Vancouver heavy metallers IRON KINGDOM are excited to share the first batch of North American tour dates in support of the full-length. The tour will kick off in Vancouver, BC on October 3rd and take the band on a 2-month trek across Canada, the USA and Mexico, ending in Everett, WA on December 1st (dates listed below).
The band comments:
“Our upcoming ‘Road Warriors North American Tour 2019’ marks the beginning of a new era for Iron Kingdom, we’re returning to many of our favourite cities across the continent with a new lineup and a new album! We can’t wait to see our fans and friends and bring ‘On The Hunt’ into a live setting. It’s due time we make our mark across the land once again!”
Inspired by legendary pillars of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, and Rush, IRON KINGDOM is well known for their energetic and electrifying stage presence, as well as intricate musical melodies that bring listeners back to a time when the genre was in its prime.
Now they are back with a new album “On the Hunt”, which is sure to remind people of the glory days of metal. With two new members in the lineup, there are new inspirations and approaches in the music while maintaining the traditional sound. They hope the album is well received by fans:
“We’re believing fans can expect the new record to be a lot more traditional in style, more accessible with a lot more rocker tunes, lots of catchy melodies and speed metal riffs, shorter songs, more packed with action, as opposed to the previous album with long epic passages. We wanted this record to include lots of great live tunes we can carry in our set for years to come!”
The nine new tracks are fun tunes that translate well into a live setting, which is paramount for IRON KINGDOM who take great pride in their live show. Fans of the classic including Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Queensryche, and Helloween will revel in IRON KINGDOM who put a modern spin on traditional heavy metal.
“On The Hunt” is due out October 4, 2019 and available for pre-order via the band’s online store here.
IRON KINGDOM – ‘Road Warriors – North American Tour 2019’
Oct 3 – Vancouver, BC – Red Room (Album Release Party)Oct 10 – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens
Oct 11 – Cumberland, BC – The Waverley
Oct 17 – Seattle, WA – The Highline
Oct 18 – Medford, OR – Bamboo Room
Oct 19 – Sacramento, CA – On The Y
Oct 23 – Apple Valley, CA – Frogee’s
Oct 25 – San Diego, CA – Tower Bar
Oct 26 – Tijuana, MEX – Club Paradise
Oct 27 – Downey, Los Angeles, CA – The Epic Lounge
Oct 30 – Tucson, AZ – House of Bards
Oct 31 – El Paso, TX – B17 Bombers
Nov 1 – San Antonio, TX – The Mix
Nov 2 – Lawton, OK – Railhead Saloon
Nov 3 – Houston, TX – Acadia Bar
Nov 6 – Atlanta, GA – 529
Nov 7 – Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
Nov 8 – Wilmington, DE – Bar XIII
Nov 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Tusk
Nov 13 – Queens, NY – Blackthorn 51
Nov 14 – Worcester, MA – Ralph’s Diner
Nov 16 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
Nov 17 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
Nov 18 – Quebec City, QC – Scanner Bistro
Nov 20 – Windsor, ON – The Back Stage
Nov 21 – Hamtramck, MI – New Dodge Lounge
Nov 23 – Madison, WI – The Wisco
Nov 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Club Underground
Nov 26 – Keokuk, IA – Joystix Rockade
Nov 27 – Denver, CO – Tennyson Tap
Nov 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban
Nov 30 – Portland, OR – High Water Mark
Dec 1 – Everett, WA – Tony V’s Garage
1. White Wolf
2. Driftin’ Through Time
3. Sign Of The Gods
4. Keep It Steel
5. Raze And Ruin
6. Road Warriors
9. The Dream
Album Artwork by Alan Lathwell
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Inspired by legendary pillars of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, and Rush, Iron Kingdom is well known for their energetic and electrifying stage presence, as well as intricate musical melodies that bring listeners back to a time when the genre was in its prime.
Formed in Surrey, Canada, in June of 2011, Iron Kingdom’s intent was to fill the gap of bands that are heavy, but not extreme, melodic but not mainstream, technical but approachable. ‘Curse Of The Voodoo Queen’ was released on Dec 14, 2011, and the band took the opportunity to tour western Canada, along with an appearance on the CTV Show, Canada’s Got Talent (viewership of 1 million on that episode). With the debut album finishing its cycle, the group decided it was time to record a new album, and by April 26, 2013, ‘Gates Of Eternity’ was released. Garnering strong reviews and attention from around the world, Iron Kingdom was invited to perform at Germany’s Keep It True XVII festival.
Following this massive milestone, Iron Kingdom set out to pursue as many opportunities as they could spending some serious time on the road through Canada in 2013, Europe in 2014, followed by a tour in the USA with California’s Night Demon. The band had created some major momentum and Iron Kingdom were spreading their moniker far and wide in support of the first two releases.
On July 30, 2015, Iron Kingdom released not one but two more albums, ‘Ride For Glory’, their 3rd full-length album, as well as ‘Unleashed At The Kraken (Live In Seattle)’, an exclusive live E.P. recorded on a previous tour. The band set out on the road again in support of the two new releases. The tour was unfortunately riddled with many trials, including a vehicle accident that almost killed the band members. Life on the road continued, including a massive North American tour in 2016, as well as a tour in Brazil in a supporting slot for former frontman of Iron Maiden, Blaze Bayley.
As of 2019, with a new lineup and a new album ‘On The Hunt’ on its way, Iron Kingdom will once again be ready to take the world by storm and aid in the revival of the mighty and classic sounds of Traditional Heavy Metal.