Band: Spartan Warrior
Genre: NWOBHM /Heavy Metal
Country: Sunderland, United Kingdom
Release Date: Friday, February 23rd 2018
Album: Hell To Pay
Label: Pure Steel Records, Germany
NWOBHM LEGENDS SPARTAN WARRIOR ARE BACK!
Who are a hugely prestigious signing at Pure Steel Records, are today one of the hottest bands of the NWOBHM movement.
ARE YOU READY!?!!
NWOBHM PROWLER LEGENDS – SPARTAN WARRIOR “Releases their full-length album “Hell To Pay”, Release Date are on the 23rd February, 2018.
The release date of the of the new album “Hell To Pay“ by the british Heavy Metal Band SPARTAN WARRIOR on CD is February 23rd, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on February 9th, 2018 at Pure steel Records webshop , 2 weeks before the official album release on all connected distributor shops online. The radio airing has already started.
The band’s debut album “Steel n‘ Chains“ and their self-titled second album which were released during 1983 and 1984 to critical acclaim were albums of great quality and continue to attract a deserved cult status among Heavy Metal aficionados.
In 2009 this 30 year legendary band re-reunited and subsequently released the “Behind Closed Eyes” album which also heralded the bands return to the live circuit both at home in the UK and abroad.
“Hell To Pay” is the bands fourth album and the 10 featured songs and the bands performances on this album provide firm evidence, if ever that were needed, that founding members David and Neil Wilkinson have lost nothing of their original power and appeal.
Harnessing the force of a line up that has essentially been together since mid 2011 the band deliver 45 minutes of quality hard rock infused heavy metal.
Drawing on influences as thunderous as Saxon and as melodic as UFO, Spartan Warrior show their dexterity as song writers and performers.
Driven by the powerhouse rhythm section of James Charlton (Drums) and Tim Morton (Bass) Spartan Warrior launch a heavy metal attack on tracks such as “Walls Fall Down”, “Fallen”, “In Memorium” and the title track “Hell To Pay” whilst equally delivering the sublime balladry of “Something to Believe In” and the hook laden choruses of “Lettin Go” and “Bad Attitude”.
The twin guitar attack of Neil Wilkinson and Dan Rochester is a force to be reckoned with and the vocals of David Wilkinson have lost none of their characteristic bite.
Spartan Warrior have delivered an album of great quality and which is truly representative of the bands status as a stunning live act.
The Union Jack is flown high above Pure Steel Records HQ… Are you ready!
1. Hell To Pay
2. Bad Attitude
3. Letting Go
4. Court Of Clowns
5. Something To Believe
6. Walls Fall Down
8. Covered In Lust
10. In Memorium
Total Playing Time: 51:50 min
Spartan Warrior – History
NWOBHM- New Wave of British Heavy Metal band, Spartan Warrior was formed in the North East of England in the Autumn of 1980.
Between 1980 and 1982 the band carved the themselves a solid reputation on the live circuit before attracting the attention of Guardian Studios.
Spartan Warrior recorded two tracks “Steel n Chains” and “Easy Prey/Comes as no Surprise” which featured on the Guardian Studios compilation album “Pure Overkill” in 1983.
Later that same year Spartan Warrior recorded and released their first full length album “Steel n’ Chains”.
Such was the response to the release of the bands full length debut that Spartan Warrior signed to Roadrunner and 1984 heralded the release of the bands second self-titled album with world-wide release.
With the possibility of a significant touring schedule ahead and against a background of competing band and personal interests Spartan Warrior split in 1985 before realising their full potential.
THE HEAVY METAL LEGENDS ARE NOW BACK WITH A ALBUM IN PURE & TRUE OLD SCHOOL METAL STYLE LOOKING FOR A FULL SPEED AHEAD FUTURE!
Hell To Pay – Album, Pure Steel Records (2018)
Spartan Warrior 30th Anniversary – Single,limited Self release (2013)
Spartan Warrior HOA 2011 – DVD (2012)
Behind Closed Eyes – Album , Iron Age Records (2010)
Never Take Me Alive – Single, Cadiz (2009)
Spartan Warrior Official re-release – Metal Mind Productions(2009)
All Hell Has Broken Loose – Compilation, Bronze (1985)
Spartan Warrior – Album, Roadrunner Records (1984)
100% Pure Metal Sampler – Compilation, Roadrunner Records (1984)
The Metal Machine – Compilation, Roadrunner Records (1984)
Steel N’ Chains – Album, Guardian Records N’ Tapes (1983)
Pure Overkill – Compilation , Guardian Records N’ Tapes (1983)