Friday, June 30, 2017

NEWS: Custard

Custard (Germany) is back with the sixth full-length album called A Realm of Tales. The new work finds the band crafting traditional, hard-hitting heavy metal and power metal with proud, classic-style strong singing, a solid drum sound (we hope it’s real drums!) that packs a punch and the guitars to make you bang your head and play air and real guitars. Custard is a band that has tremendous pride in the music that they execute and they sound like it, and the new album is a complete affirmation that traditional heavy metal is their king and the only king that they have and that they will follow in this life, in the next and the life after that one. Custard does not mess around because they know that the most fanatical supporters of classic heavy metal do not have time for nonsense, and neither does Custard. Be sure to visit their Facebook page to hear some of the new music. The new album hits the mark big time if you are looking a band that is loyal to heavy metal. Below is some official information.
Custard
A Realm of Tales
release date: May 19th, 2017
label: Pure Steel Records
A Realm of Tales:
1.Icy Stare
2.Queen of Snow
3.The Pied Piper
4.Arabian Nights
5.Snow White
6.Snow Away (Intro)
7.The Little Match Girl
8.Daughter of the Sea
9.Witch Hunter
10.Sign of Evil
11.Bluebeard
12.Forged in Fantasy Total
playing time: 55:21 min
Since the beginning CUSTARD were a phenomena in Teutonic Steel. From 0 to 100 they bursted into the scene with great old school Heavy Metal songs. Of course a lot of bands play that style, but CUSTARD always made the "more" in songwriting, power and melody.
Fortunately nothing has changed for CUSTARD these days. Vocalist Olli Strasser and his two guitarists Stefan Absorber and Carsten Reichart still find their own way to create great riffings and melodies based on the concrete of Chris Klapper and Markus Berghammer. The lyric themes vary from catchy to extraordinary and with small -yet precious- ingredients like folky tunes along other little enrichements the songs get this special "thing" to make it a must for fans of HELLOWEEN to JUDAS PRIEST. "A Realm of Tales" leave an overall statement: The masters are back!
[Here is a biography of the band, but it appears that they have not had time to update it because they have been too busy breaking their guitars on the stage.]
Biography: Originally founded as a fun-project in 1987, one was able to see CUSTARD on local stages after only half a year, where the guys from Herne could notch up several reasonable successes. Bit by bit the right musicians were found and the musical quality increased enormously, causing CUSTARD to become a synonym for fine thrash metal on local level.
Afterwards the underground press was persuaded over and over again and even the leading metal magazines had a look at Herne and reported on the interesting development of the band from the Ruhr Area for the first time. That invigorated it was even possible to tour Germany as the support of the genre greats of Skyclad. Contrary to all expectations CUSTARD were received warmly by the audience of the folk metal band, so the guys were able to establish themselves in filled up clubs every night. Inspired by the unexpected success, CUSTARD started to write songs for their first adequate album.
With KINGDOMS OF YOUR LIFE (Point Music) a product was released which, according to the specialist publications, did not have to hide behind the international competition. Also FOR MY KING (BO Records/Last Episode) could win the international press as well as fans in many countries straight away. In 2005 the album WHEELS OF TIME (Mausoleum Records/Soulfood) was created. With best reviews it was possible to play a lot of festivals and even a headliner-tour with the swedish mates of Sabaton was very successful. 2007 was a year of massive changes. With a fresh line up and a new label-deal the album FORCES REMAIN (Dr. Music/Rough Trade) entered the stores in autumn 2008 and once more it is named as a blast for press and fans. ... to be continued !
discography:
1.Signa Inferre (1992, Demo)
2.God Of Storm (1996, EP)
3.Kingdoms Of Your Life (1999)
4.For My King (2000)
5.Wheels Of Time (2005)
6.Forces Remain (2008)
7.Infested By Anger (2012)
8.A Realm of Tales (2017)
facebook.com/custardband

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