Classic metal acts Ruthless And Hexx are to join forces for the first split release in the new Tyrants Of Steel series!
Released this summer on High Roller Records, the first in a series of 7″ vinyl singles featuring classic US metal acts has been produced by Bart Gabriel and will include brand new Ruthless track “Thirteen Skulls” and a new exclusive version of Hexx’s “Burn Or Boil”.
“This version of “Burn Or Boil” features our amazing new vocalist Eddy Vega, and the world famous Bob Wright from Brocas Helm on guitar! This track represents the style and sound you can expect from the new upcoming full length Hexx album!” says guitarist and founding Hexx member Dan Watson.
The Ruthless track received its live premiere at the Up The Hammers Festival in Greece: “This song, “Thirteen Skulls” is taken from the myth about an alien race coming here and leaving these thirteen crystal skulls – with mysterious powers when they are all together – but many people believe this not to be a myth, but reality” explains Ruthless vocalist Sammy De John.
Producer Bart Gabriel goes on to sum up his idea behind the Tyrants Of Steel series: “I always loved all kinds of single, split or mini LP releases and I’m crazy when it comes to all those weird releases from Iron Works and Azra. They had this killer compilation titled Iron Tyrants and this is where the name “Tyrants Of Steel” comes from, it’s like a tribute. I’m honoured that my friends from Ruthless and Hexx have joined me on this project and I can reveal that I’m already working on Tyrants Of Steel II and III, which will also include two exclusive tracks from other US cult acts. A special shout out goes to Roberto Toderico, who perfectly visualized my idea and painted the great artwork inspired by the old Conan The Barbarian comic books!”