Montreal, QC – March 24, 2023
Out Now! Canada’s CATEGORY VI Have Gathered The “Coven” (Music Video) For The Release of New Album “Firecry” (Moribund Records)
Newfoundland, Canada’sÂ CATEGORY VIÂ have gatheredÂ “The Coven”Â in celebration of release day for their new albumÂ “Firecry”Â out now as of March 24th viaÂ Moribund Records.
“Bassist Keith Jackman wrote this song, and is his first lyrical contribution This song is about our band seducing people into our witch lair and all of a sudden it turns into an oven, we essentially want to eat you up!”Â adds the band.
Watch the music video forÂ “The Coven”Â atÂ https://youtu.be/RPnXnf7-Odc
CATEGORY VIÂ returns in 2023 with a full blazing firestorm with their third album and most accomplished release to dateÂ âFirecryâ.Â From the initial flickering flame of âFirecryâÂ to the final cinders of the absolutely combustible cover of HEART’s classic âBarracudaâ,Â CATEGORY VIÂ delivers true and classic 80âs heavy metal with utter perfection.Â âFirecryâÂ boasts a crisp, clear, and scorching modern production that does not distract from the band’s true 80âs metal sound.
“At its core, unapologetic, the concept of this album is about the burning of witches historically, but also, how we are still being âburnedâ after all of these years.”Â says the band.
Lyrically crafted around themes of personal pride and triumph (Valkyrie, Heavy is the Crown), witchcraft persecution (Firecry), womenâs strength (She Runs With Wolves) & their excellent live performances (Coven), these concepts are boldly and powerfully delivered by the soaring vocal excellence of Amanda Jackman. Bolstered and fueled by the powerful stainless steel riffs and catchy melodies of guitarist Geoff Waye, the pounding anvil bass of Keith Jackman, and the thunderous steadfast drumming of Brian Downton,Â CATEGORY VIÂ brings classy and classic 1980s power â Traditional Heavy Metal into the 21st century with blazing glory.
To close out one of the best heavy metal albums of the decade,Â CATEGORY VIÂ delivers an immaculate true metal, yet radio-friendly cover of the chart-topping Heart classic âBarracudaâ. WithÂ âFirecryâ,Â CATEGORY VIÂ unleashes a global scale climate-changing metal cyclone that just may melt the North American frozen tundra with its blazing power metal.
The albumÂ âFirecryâÂ is available viaÂ Moribund RecordsÂ atÂ http://www.moribundcult.com/product/DEAD304.htmlâ
1. Firecry – 6:10
2. Valkyrie – 6:05
3. The Vultures Never Came – 4:10
4. She Runs With Wolves – 4:12
5. Heavy is the Crown – 3:47
6. Coven – 4:52
7. The Cradle Will Fall – 4:53
8. Burning Bridges – 3:49
9. Barracuda (Heart) – 4:21
Album Length: 42:18
For more info:Â Facebook.com/CategoryVIÂ |Â Instagram.com/categoryviofficial
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“a promising band worth watching.” – Rock Hard (DE)
âthe band, with their sound rooted firmly in the early 80s, play with real charisma.â – The Independent Voice
âa really nice slab of metal that should please fans of the old and new heavy and power metal genres.â – Metal Crypt –
âIf you dig acts like Seven Kingdoms, Mindmaze, or Helion Prime, then I’d call this a no brainer although Category VI do separate themselves from their contemporaries with a more pugilistic edge, and a lethal injection of classic metal attitude which would call to mind Judas Priest or Mercyful Fate. Overall a solid record. You could do far worse than check this out. â – The MetalCrypt
âSo if you like your metal aggressive yet smooth, soulful while never failing to thrash, and resonating without sacrificing in that certain visceral punch, War is Hell is a must â an album that will appeal to the diehard fans of a forgotten generation of thrashers and headbangers, while bringing sufficient juice and sizzle to lure wayward fringe fans of the millennium and beyond. â – Metalheads Forever
âThis album, their second full length, is a power metal tour de force. Although I donât think they sound like either band per say, they do give off a classic metal vibe like JUDAS PRIEST or MERCYFUL FATE. â – Metal Temple
ââMusically, Category VI are a storming True Metal band with no pretentions and no excuses made….Unlike the trend-driven sub-genres, the sound of Category VI is timeless and WAR IS HELL has already shown that they are ready to take it to the international stage.â – Metal-Rules
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