Decibel Magazine is hosting the worldwide exclusive premiere of “Maybe,” the new single from ANDREW LEE’s Heavy Metal Shrapnel, the solo/shred guitar album from the Ripped To Shreds guitarist, with contributions from members of Zealotry, Chtheilist, First Fragment, And Bodies Lay Broken. The song precedes the album’s release in December through Nameless Grave Records.
ANDREW LEE‘s Heavy Metal Shrapnel was born out of a desire to see gated drums and sleazy riffing return to the forefront of guitar oriented instrumental music. LEE’s unique fusion and neoclassical influenced soloing skills in the grimy death metal world garnered interest from a multitude of other bands, resulting in guest features on records by Mark Riddick, Fluids/Pharmacist, Dipygus, and more.
Heavy Metal Shrapnel was mixed by ANDREW LEE at his home studio, W Dungeon, mastering was handled by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower (Ripped To Shreds, Horrendous, Horrified), and the cover art was drawn by Velio Josto (Vulture, Riot V, Toledo Steel).
With their premiere of “Maybe,” which features additional guitar work by Phil Tougas (Chtheilist, First Fragment), Decibel Magazine interrogated LEE about the album and beyond, writing in part, “If endless riffs and shredding are what you crave above all else, you can scratch that monstrous, gnawing, inner itch with ANDREW LEE‘s Heavy Metal Shrapnel…”
Stream ANDREW LEE’s Heavy Metal Shrapnel track “Maybe” featuring guest soloist Phil Tougas of Chtheilist and First Fragment now at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Heavy Metal Shrapnel sees ANDREW LEE performing all guitars, bass, and synth programming, while the album’s drums were handled by fellow guitar shred maniac Alex Zalatan (Zealotry). The record also showcases solos by shredhounds Hagamoto (Bodies Lay Broken) on “Heavy Metal Shrapnel,” Antoine Daigneault (Chtheilist) on “Deliverator,” and Phil Tougas (Chtheilist, First Fragment) on “Maybe.” Recorded on hot pink guitars, Heavy Metal Shrapnel delivers epic Tony MacAlpine-esque melodies floating over glammed up ‘80s riffs that are equally Dokken and Liege Lord, with a solid rhythm bedrock provided by Zalatan that is both deft and powerful, as well as a synth driven power ballad.
Watch for additional audio and video previews of the album to be issued.