Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Salt Lake City natives Visigoth! The traditional metal act has been blazing a path through the metal underground since their inception in 2010. The release of their “Vengeance” demo in 2010, and the “Final Spell” EP in 2012 earned the band praise from throughout the underground scene in North America and Europe. The band has entered Boar’s Nest Studios to record their full-length debut with Andy Patterson. New album news will be made available soon, and until then, fans can see Visigoth live at select shows in April, May and June. Confirmed shows are listed below, as well as on facebook.com/visigothofficial.
When the gods called for metal traditional and true, Visigoth answered. The year was 2010, and Jake Rogers allied his bardic magic with Lee Campana’s six-string sorcery to forge a tribute to the old sound of heavy metal. Thus the demo “Vengeance” was born.
Its completion sent tremors throughout the salted wastes of the Salt Lake City underground, attracting the attention of powerful musical forces. Jamison Palmer slung his mighty axe over one shoulder and trudged his way through the ice and snow of this inhospitable realm, lending his soul-rending riffcraft to the legion. He was soon joined by the mystical bass groove thaumaturgies of Matt Brotherton and the unrelenting storm-throned siege of Mikey Treseder’s furious drumming. Together, they became known as Visigoth.
As a constellation they traveled throughout the Salt Lake valley, determined to liberate their allies from the enemies of true metal. All who heard their mighty riffs, scorching leads, and infectious choruses joined the Iron Brotherhood, becoming acolytes of all things heavy. After many hard-fought battles, the band came together to record the “Final Spell” EP in 2012, sealing the pact between them with rites ancient and sorcerous.
Visigoth plays heavy metal that hearkens back to the golden age of ironclad riffwork and powerful vocals. They pay tribute to the titans of steel that left their mark on the history of the genre, and their earth-shaking sound echoes with a deep reverence for their roots. Visigoth goes above and beyond mere imitation, making their own musical mark on the genre they lovingly embrace. In Visigoth‘s realm, there are no frills, no gimmicks; there is only heavy metal.
04/03 Kansas City, MO Vadal’s with Vanlade
04/05 Chicagol, IL Reggie’s Rock Club – Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse Festival
04/25 Salt Lake City, UT Lo-Fi Café w/ Disforia, Sonic Prophecy, Helvetiva Scenario
05/15 Salt Lake City, UT TBA w/ Mount Salem
06/4-7 Salt Lake City, UK CrucialFest 4
Metal Blade signs Visigoth from Salt Lake City, UT