Legendary New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers Battleaxe, whose fire briefly burned brightly in the early-to-mid 1980s, have confirmed the release their long-awaited third studio album, Heavy Metal Sanctuary on Steamhammer / SPV on February 24th.
A video for the title track can be viewed at:- http://youtu.be/BNLEFyRXSsU
Heavy Metal Sanctuary was recorded at Trinity Heights/Pillarbox/Sound Inc Studios in Newcastle Upon Tyne and mixed by Fred Purser (Ex-Tygers Of Pan Tang).
The current line-up of original members Dave King (vocals) and Brian Smith (bass), as well as Mick Percy (guitar) plus Paul Atkinson (drums) began working on the album early in 2011 after Battleaxe reformed to play Wacken Open Air Festival in 2010.
The band states:
“We can hardly believe that the task is finally over, the album that we never thought that we would complete is finally finished! It has been a long hard road against almost impossible odds and we hope that everyone out there are as pleased with the result as we are. If it were not for the devotion of all our fans old and new we probably wouldn’t be here today. It is you guys who resurrected this band! The songs are total Battleaxe and the production is better than we could have hoped for with a limited budget.
Thanks to Fred Purser and the guys in the band we have got this thing sounding massive! Many thanks to Olly and SPV for making the release of this album possible and for making the 21st century version of Battleaxe become a reality!”
BATTLEAXE “Heavy Metal Sanctuary”
Release Date Europe: February 24th , 2014
Release Date: Germany: February 21st , 2014
Release Date USA/Canada: March 04th, 2014