Check out ‘Defcon 1’ here on YouTube, the first track of the new album Where Evil Dwells.
Just voted among the most interesting new generation metal bands in Finland, Helsinki's RANGER will melt your face. Overloading all senses with a relentless onslaught of turbo-charged old school heavy/speed metal, RANGER'S torrid riffs, twin-guitar assault, intense rapid-fire drumming, pummeling bass onslaught and banshee-like old school vocal delivery thrashes you to oblivion. We're talking heavy metal here, the sort that transcends generations: organic, authentic, old-school and blatantly put: crazy as a fucking shithouse rat. Contagious. Unstoppable.
01. Defcon 1
02. Deadly Feast
03. Phantom Soldier
04. Dead Zone
05. Black Circle (S.Y.L.S.)
06. Where Evil Dwells
07. Storm Of Power
Since 2013 the band have played stages at Tuska Open Air, Jalometalli, IlosaariRock, Porispere and Germany’s Keep It True Festival. For 2015, the band has already been confirmed to play at the Puntala Winter Attack indoor mini festival, Nummirock and Norway’s Beyond The Gates festival. More dates to be confirmed soon.
A true product of the Finnish underground, RANGER is a four-piece unit founded in 2008. Skyrocketing in success and popularity ever since the release of their label debut Knights Of Darkness 12” EP (Ektro) in 2013, within the two years after, they have already laid waste to the stages of basically every Finnish major festival. Their rabidly energetic shows have wreaked havoc in a manner unprecedented in Finland, whipping punk and metal audiences alike into riotous thrashing frenzy, leaving behind mangled armies of euphoric fans drenched in sweat, parched with thirst and smiling like morons.
After a couple of demos and EP releases (and a compilation comprised of the aforementioned), Where Evil Dwells is RANGER'S debut full-length album, proving that their frenzied output is every bit as effective in larger portions as well as it is on EP’s.
Dimi Pontiac - bass & vocals
Miko - drums
Mikael - guitar
Ville - guitar
Knights of Darkness 12" (2013)
Shock Skull 7” (2014)
Skull Splitting Metal Comp. (2014)
Where Evil Dwells (2015)
"The eighties have nothing on Ranger. This is the real deal folks.” - Axis Of Metal
"These guys are a band to be reckoned with. If you like your metal fast and furious then this is the band for you.” - The Metal Archives
"Höchstgeschwindigkeit, entfesselte Gitarristen und Higher-than-the-sky Screams - so, Ladies & Gentlemen, geht Heavy Metal!” - Deaf Forever
"Old metal never gets old and that’s a fact. The older the better, and the guys from Ranger know it. They are living proof that time CAN go back and gangs of headbangers can unite in the streets of Europe or elsewhere to beat the shit out of the poseurs.” - Metal As Fuck