Belgian guitar player Rik Priem and his high profile band have completed the work on their debut video for the stomping Heavy Rocker “Babylon Rising”.
The song is taken from the bands self-titled debut album, which was released on May 23rd 2014 on CD and as digital download through Avenue Of Allies.
Rik invited his band mates Carsten ‘Lizard’ Schulz (lead vocals), Vincent De Laat (bass), Geert Margodt (keyboards) and Rami Ali (drums) to his home country Belgium,
where the video was shot at the B52 Club in Eernegem in May 2014 with the help of Andy Maelstaf, Daniel Winne and Steve Claeys.
Direct video link : http://youtu.be/ApihMoiW5_4
The album which was produced by Steffen Seeger (Iain Ashley Hersey, Midnite Club) and mixed and mastered by Rolf Munkes (Dead End Heroes, Empire, Razorback, Tony Martin) continues to receive great feedback from the international media around the world:
AOR Heaven (GER): “A well done affair for 80s metal lovers”
Danger Dog (USA): “Solid mixture of classic hard rock and metal with a touch of the neo-classical”
Power OF Metal (DK): “The quality level is way above average…One of the strongest debut albums I've heard this year…”
Rock Report (BE): “Energetic heavy rock full of hooks from Priem and great vocals from Schulz”
Metal Temple (IL): “Sincere recommendation if you are a true fan of Melodic Hard Rock and Heavy Metal… Satisfaction guaranteed!”
Metal Underground (AUT): “With a lot of originality the band has created a very convincing masterpiece”
The Mayfair Mall Zine (UK): “Priem is a great guitar player, but unlike some guitarists, he doesn’t hog the limelight. This release is more along the Axel Rudi Pell guitar driven albums rather than say a Malmsteen, great stuff!”
Spirit Of Metal (F): “If you want killer riffs, pounding rhythms, intelligent and solid compositions combined with catchy hooks, then the 13 songs from Rik Priem’s Prime are for you”