Metal on Metal Records have just announced the signing of UK thrash/power metal band Risen Prophecy. Their 2nd full-length titled "Into the Valley of Hinnom" is scheduled for April release.
Commented the label:
"This relatively young band from Newcastle area contacted us last year, sending their just recorded album "Into the Valley of Hinnom", and had all what it takes. It's really pretty simple: if we press 'play' over and over again, and additionally, if the band is active and also looks the part, chances are big we'll contact them. They instantly got us hooked on their combination of thrash and power metal (of the US variety) with some slight progressive and epic metal elements... And when the vocalist has really mighty pipes and is versatile, it's difficult for us to resist. Dan Tyrens of RISEN PROPHECY is one outstanding vocalist who can sing in a clean voice, sometimes going also for extreme high-pitched, ear-splitting screams, but also sings in a much more brutal, snarl-like voice, which sounds really vitriolic and venomous.
"Overall, ICED EARTH seems to be their biggest and most easily noticeable influence, and they also remind us a lot of UNEARTHED from Florida (who had a few early ICED EARTH members in their ranks), but it wasn't easy to find other comparisons for this talented band, as they have quite a personal style. There are surely some similarities to TESTAMENT, DEFIANCE, FORBIDDEN, ARTILLERY, SABBAT, DEMONS AND WIZARDS and JUDAS PRIEST, and from the more obscure acts, to SINDROME, HELLHOUND and MAELSTROM (the prog thrash/power one from New York)...
"In our opinion, this band is simply BRILLIANT. Just check them out and see if you agree!"
Check out the trailer of Risen Prophecy's forthcoming album: