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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
OUT NOW: Cellador
Off The Grid
release: 10 March 2017
The power metal dragons of the Rocky Mountains' snow-covered peaks now have their brand-new 2017 album ready for you to hear in its entirety. Power metal diehards should be excited about this development because Cellador is back big time and their new album is filled with gigantic choruses, sharp-and-fast riffs flying everywhere and songs that will be welcomed by audiences into melodies and singing. This publication has previously reported news about this album and then news about the lyric video, but it will be quite another thing for you when you hear the complete work from beginning to end. Headbangers that support traditional, melodic heavy metal and power metal are exactly the audience that the new Cellador needs. The band has gone through its ups and downs and it did look like they were never coming back, at least that's how it looked from the perspective of people who are not on the inside. Things and times have changed within Cellador and there's no point on dwelling on those things at this moment. Verify for yourself why this new incarnation of Cellador has an exciting album that will, with the headbangers’ support, restore the band's name to its rightful place. The album features varying forms of uptempo and even blasting songs for a full-range celebration of traditional heavy and power metal played tightly and fast, precisely how Cellador should be.
OFFICIAL: Rip out the cables, tear out the cords, destroy your laptops, and smash your smartphones. Cellador returns with a vengeance, exploding onto the world circuits with its massively anticipated album ‘Off The Grid!’
Meticulously crafted at the helm of founding member, songwriter, and producer Chris Petersen, the long awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘Enter Deception’ is finally here, setting the bar even higher and faster on its trademark brand of steroid injected, high intensity power metal music. An allegory to the band’s free spirited nature, ‘Off The Grid’ musically conceptualizes a self-empowered approach to living, including tearing yourself free from the hive-mindedness of an increasingly collective thinking technological society, and paying tribute to the often neglected original personality and identity we retain within ourselves.
Spiked with a unique ferocity and infectious melody, this is an album not for the faint hearted. Within its audible depths the band continues the high energy power and speed metal of its previous album, while adding more clarity, more focused vision, and a cohesiveness never before achieved in its songwriting until now.
Tracing its roots back to the early 2000’s, Cellador has continuously persisted as a near antithesis to the ever fickle American metal scene. With their brand of high speed power metal, soaring vocals, catchy songwriting and intense live show, the band continues to buckle the changing trends and stick out like a sore thumb. Upon the release of its critically acclaimed debut album ‘Enter Deception’, critics quickly hailed the band as the new “Kings of American Power Metal” with universally positive reviews across hundreds of news outlets, and seeing the band tour all over North America and Japan. Quickly the band transcended beyond normal barriers of the power metal genre and enjoys a near cult-like status to this day. The band’s unique ability to draw fans of all types far has led to many touring opportunities, including sharing the stage with the likes of Trivium, Helloween, Sonata Arctica, Queensryche, Gamma Ray, Bullet For My Valentine, Behemoth, Hatchet, Havok, Vale of Pnath, Protest The Hero, Moonspell, Amaranthe, and many others.
Return to present day where after several years of hype and enthusiasm, the next opus is ready to be unleashed worldwide. Signing with Scarlet Records in 2016, Cellador again takes the metal spotlight with its latest release.
Buckle up and hold tight, this bullet train of an album has no brakes! ‘Off The Grid’ was mixed and mastered by Peter Rutcho at Damage Studios (Havok, Revocation, Vomitron, Armory) in Southbridge, MA with artwork created by Colin Marks at Rain Song Design. The album will see the light of the day on March 10, 2017.