“Judge Not” is although five years later in the Blitzkrieg world, a continuation from where the band left off from that last album release. Once again solidifying the bands roots in the British metal genre.
The Newcastle based quintet whose heritage evolves from the `New Wave of British Heavy Metal` era some thirty-five plus years ago in the UK, and the connection with Metallica for the times the Bay Area metal giants have covered the bands’ anthem `Blitzkrieg` over the years, and still sporadically play it in their live set.
When the connection with Mighty Music had been made, and the band were offered a new home by the label and the opportunity to release a new album to a wider public.
“We`re all really excited in the band about the release of the new Blitzkrieg album especially after how well the `Reign of Fire` ep turned out to close out last year, the reviews and response to that has been very good. This will be the bands first recorded new material since 2013! We all hope everyone enjoys listening to the new material as much as we enjoyed the production and recording of `Judge Not” says Ken Johnson, guitars.
The album was recorded in Newcastle UK at Downcast Base HQ by Phil Davies, but the band elected to use a different studio this time around for mixing, and because the band all admire the work that the Hansen Studios do, most notably the mix of the Pretty Maids “Pandemonium” album, Jonas Haagensen came on board from the Hansen Studios to mix the album.
Blitzkrieg will support “Judge Not” with a European tour and festival dates, that are currently being booked and will be headlining these shows this Spring:
Apr 28 - Think Tank, Newcastle UK
May 5 - Metal Bash, Hamburg DE
May 11 - Nordic Noise, Copenhagen DK
“Judge Not” is a major priority release for Mighty Music and will be heavily advertised and promoted worldwide.
TRACK BY TRACK of “Judge Not “by Brian Ross”
HERETIC: - The musical intro to the track `Who is Blind`, the idea of the track is the same way Judas Priests `Hellion` precedes `Electric Eye`, or the intro prior to `Tie your mother down` on Queens `A Day at the Races`, the track uses a section of `who is blind` as the main harmony line.
WHO IS BLIND: - We all see the atrocities that are committed on this Planet to our fellow man and to the animals that we share this planet with. The problem is that some people are blind to it all.
ANGELS OR DEMONS: - Some believe that Aliens from another world visited Earth in our formative years, helping mankind to advance beyond comprehension. What will they see when they return. Will they think we are angels or demons and will they turn out to be angels or demons.
REIGN OF FIRE: - A song about terrorism and the effect it has on civilisation. Things do not have to be like this. We can change it all.
FOREVER IS A LONG TIME: - Lestat is the most powerful Vampire in the World. But he begins to grow tired of immortality.
ALL HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE: - After Satan is defeated by God in the War in Heaven, he is forever banished from Heaven, spending the rest of eternity trying to find a way to get revenge.
WITHOUT YOU: - This is something that everyone has felt or will feel at some point in their lives. A break-up in a relationship is one of the hardest things that a person will ever have to deal with.
LOUD AND PROUD: - A song for our loyal fans. On a personal level the lyrics “tip a hat” to the bands that influenced me throughout the years.
WIDE LEGGED AND HEADLESS: - A continuation of the story that began in the song “I’m Not Insane”. The man in the story has fooled the authorities into believing in that he is now “cured”, totally sane. On his release from the Asylum, he returns to his home and retrieves his wife’s body from the place he hid her after he murdered her all those years before.
JUDGE NOT, LEST YOU YOURSELF BE JUDGED: - The Great Bird of Armageddon, Mario, returns from war to find that The Jester has taken his throne. He is arrested and taken to the Court to answer charges that he had been accused of. Mario escapes and takes back the Kingdom and his throne from the Jester.
FALLING INTO DARKNESS: - Dorian Gray’s wish was to stay forever young. He signs a pact with the Devil. His soul for immortal youth. He remains young, but his portrait grows older and more hideous with every act of depravity that he commits.
BRIAN ROSS – LEAD VOCALS
KEN JOHNSON – GUITARS, KEYBOARDS
ALAN ROSS – GUITARS, LEAD VOCALS ON “WITHOUT YOU”
HUW HOLDING – BASS
MATT GRAHAM - DRUMS