– RAIDER –
“Guardian of The Fire”
Check this out death/thrash outfit RAIDER, hailing from Waterloo, Canada.
The band is releasing their full-length album “Guardian of The Fire” on March 20, 2020. The eight-track LP is a rush of E-standard mayhem, thrash overtones, and blackened vocals. For fans of Exmortus, Annihilator, Skeletonwitch, Deicide, Carcass.
Please take a listen and let me know what you think of them for an advance album review, interview, airplay or Spotify playlist add or social media share of single ‘Bound By No Fate’, news share, etc.
Album Download – https://ashermedia.haulix.com/Media/Link?h=2brYedrMiBbAG8Z7vj7tkw==
Music Video – ‘Bound By No Fate’ – https://youtu.be/hKlDXO1d3ls
Latest News – RAIDER Premiere Music Video ‘Bound By No Fate’ Off Upcoming Album “Guardian of The Fire” via Metal Injection
Comparing it to the 2018 EP “Urge To Kill”, RAIDER has this to say:
“We brought back a lot of familiar elements but added so much more. ‘Guardian of The Fire’ is more diverse, more aggressive, and is frankly just going to hit way harder. We’re stoked to see what our fans and future fans think of these new tunes!”
The band set out with a goal of making this record to be an absolute assault from beginning to end.
Story Angles/ Fun Facts:
1. Raider had never been a full line up until 2020. Since inception, they’ve had fill-ins for second guitar duties live. They’re stoked to finally be fully-fledged and ready to showcase what we can do as a 5 piece unit.
2. The photographer that took their album’s photo of the band is none other than Wesley Raffan. The same man who took the picture of Sepultura on the back of 1989’s Beneath the Remains.
3. The band plays in E standard. No ones really doing it anymore and they’ve always been a fan of the tightness that E standard brings to the table. Combine Death-Thrash played in standard with blackened death metal vocals and you’ve basically got the recipe for their sound.
Track by track explanation ;
1. Bound By No Fate: This song is meant to be a barrage from beginning to end. It’s about forging your own path in spite of all the overwhelming evidence that your path is chosen for you.
2. No Sign of The Dawn: A groovy thrash attack about the cost of taking our world for granted. It’s a reflection on getting human priorities straight.
3. Endless Vengeance: This song pummels you with fast assaults and slow, pounding valleys. A story of the never-ending will to avenge and restore the balance between the betrayer and the betrayed.
4. Guardian of The Fire: At the heart of this album is the principle of keeping the truth alive and settling for nothing less. Musically this song is a winding journey that grooves, stanks and has a heavy-hitting chorus.
5. Infernal Justice: This song is kind of like a helix DNA strand: one twisting curve is an old school riff, the other is dark and almost black metal in character. With great power comes great responsibility and humanity wields great power. This song is about using that power for justice instead of evil.
6. Ravenous Hydra: Previously we said that this record revolves around the theme of overcoming, and the story of Hercules versus the Hydra is one that stood out and we wanted to write about. Sometimes it feels like when we conquer one hardship, two take its place. In spite of this, it’s important to keep moving forward. Musically, hydra is a reflection of battle – the chorus is the relentless head diving in to devour you, and the verses provide a small respite until the final head is claimed.
7. Offering of Souls: Part one of two – this and our final song go hand in hand. Every mythos on Earth and from beyond has their respective lore of both creator… and destroyer. This is definitely one of our grooviest songs with a pounding bassline that really gets your blood pumping.
8. Destroyer: Part two of two – it is only fitting that the final Destroyer be placed at the book end of the record. We wanted to put a voice to the archetype of the destroyer god and tell that story. We frame it in a riff that is both thrashy and rampaging that culminates in a hard-hitting and definitive chorus.