Adventurers, heed the call of Icelandic newcomers POWER PALADIN as they have finally unleash their debut album With The Magic Of Windfyre Steel via Atomic Fire Records! The six-piece kick-start their journey of conquering the hearts of power metal fanatics globally today with a record that delivers nine highly infectious anthems. As if this wasn’t enough, the band has prepared a brand new animated music video for another new track in cooperation with students of well-known Melbourne, Australia based RMIT University who previously collaborated with acts such as Helloween, Children Of Bodom, Tankard, Korpiklaani, Alestorm, and more.
Comments the band on these festive happenings, “We still remember that moment after we just finished recording our first album with our no-name band on an island with a total number of inhabitants of less than 375,00, not that far from the North pole and suddenly got hit with a record deal and started to hear that people were actually anticipating the record. It was a kind of a weird situation to be in. We were also joking about how fun it would be to create an animated video for one of our songs and laughed at the idea because we only know a tiny fraction of the work that is involved in creating such a video, and it is a lot. That’s why we were even more surprised when RMIT University signalized their interest in making an animated video for our song ‘Creatures Of The Night’ as they usually choose from a ‘highly classified’ list of bands that they work with. The whole process was very enjoyable, and it was very fun to watch how the sketches slowly turned into form. We would like to thank RMIT University, Simon Norton, his students and all those who helped make this video become reality. It blew all our expectations out of the water and we think it could not have turned out better. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”
View POWER PALADIN’s “Creatures Of The Night” video at THIS LOCATION.
Purchase With The Magic Of Windfyre Steel album in various formats as well as the limited Kraven The Hunter 7″ (on orange vinyl) HERE.
Recorded and produced by POWER PALADIN, mixed by Haukur Hannes at Mastertape Studios (Auðn, Dynfari etc.) and mastered by Frank de Jong at Hal5 Studio (Bleeding Gods etc.), With The Magic Of Windfyre Steel makes no secret of the band’s musical idols: “Iron Maiden, Dio, Helloween – the list of bands from the ‘80s that influence us is a kind of obvious, but growing up we’ve actually listened way more to the second wave of power metal and acts such as Edguy, Rhapsody, and Hammerfall,” they explain. The group’s love for fantasy games and books from authors such as Brandon Sanderson and Joe Abercrombie doesn’t go unnoticed either: James Child (Astral Clock Tower Studios) translated that inspiration into the record’s adventurous artwork.
“The only question is, if POWER PALADIN have set the bar too high with this debut…” — Metal Hammer (PL) 5/5
“I’m already considering calling off the search for my top 10 power metal albums of 2022 9.5/10” — The Metal Observer 9.5/10
“…one of the most instantly impressive power metal albums of recent years…” — Ghost Cult 9/10
Ingi Þórisson – guitars
Atli Guðlaugsson – vocals
Bjarni Egill Ögmundsson – keys
Einar Karl Júlíusson – drums
Bjarni Þór Jóhannsson – guitars
Kristleifur Þorsteinsson – bass