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SNAKEBLADE - Presents First Track From Upcoming Album

Vancouver (Canada) based one-man black metal band Snakeblade, a project born out of Covid-19 boredom, released its first single "When Kingdoms Collide". The last couple of months have been very productive for Snakeblade, exemplified by the upcoming full-length album entitled The Kingdom, introduced now with the single “When Kingdoms Collide”, which you can hear in the player below.

The man behind the project is Mike Redston and he explains how the band and album came to be and what it means for him: “Snakeblade all came about during the Coronavirus lockdown. Searching for an escape from pandemic anxiety, I absorbed myself in this project and recorded an entire album in about one month. Like many people during this crazy year, I struggled with a lot of anxiety and depression. Snakeblade is my fun escape from all that.”

Coined as fun, nerdy n’dirty black metal, the project completely deviates from the staunch ‘be grim, no smiling’ traditional black metal. The single “When Kingdoms Collide” is the anthem for Snakeblade and its vision. It’s an ultimate escape to a land of fantasy. The songs on the album are heavily influenced by Lord of the Rings, The Witcher, Metal Gear Solid, and Dungeons and Dragons, and the single describes a medieval battle of epic proportions: “Spells! Swords! And Fire!”

The album has a handful of guest solos from other Canadian musicians including Devan Howes (Kayas), Dylan Parker (Protosequence), Kyler Li and Matthew Pancoust (Truent). Ever the ambitious one, Redston doesn’t anticipate Snakeblade staying as a one-man project for long. He is working towards bringing the creative and fun atmosphere to live venues when able and this album is going to kindle interest in anticipation.

Snakeblade is recommended for fans of Immortal, Skeletonwitch, and Midnight; The Kingdom marches into ears on 31st of July! What came out of this anxious time may surprise you though, as Snakeblade refuses to follow typical one-man black metal trends. Every song explodes with energy and youthful rage, delivering a pummeling of riffs, blastbeats, and shrieking vocals. The Kingdom was mixed by Myles Ogilvie (Diretone Music) and mastered by Logan Macdonald (Logan Gordon Engineering). Listen for yourself. Link