Portland-based dark power metal group SILVER TALON has released a special 2-song exclusive EP. ‘Bloodflow,’ available for streaming or download at all digital platforms.
Stream it here: https://silvertalon.bandcamp.com/
Since we’re busy working on our follow-up to ‘Decadence And Decay,’ we figured injecting at least a little blood-flow into our discography would help tide folks over until that’s ready,” explains guitarist Bryce VanHoosen.
Here’s our tribute to two bands that get us consistently pumped and have inspired us to do what we do today – Cro-Mags and Alice in Chains. We really enjoyed recording these, and hope that you enjoy listening to them as well.
SILVER TALON recently completed a west coast tour supporting neoclassical death thrashers Exmortus and the next generation of Bay Area Thrash Hatriot, as well as several fest appearances such as Vancouver’s Hyperspace and Chicago’s Legions of Metal Fest.
Next on the list SILVER TALON will perform as part of Tijuana’s Dragon Rojo Metalfest in mid-November alongside Dying Fetus, Hirax, Blood Feast, Riot V, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, and labelmates Cemican.
“Decadence and Decay” – released in May 2021 – was the long-awaited follow-up to SILVER TALON’s acclaimed 2018 debut EP, “Becoming A Demon.” The full-length album is a masterful display of the thrilling combination of heavy metal hooks and guitar-driven virtuosity that has powered the band since their formation in 2017.
Music videos for the album’s blistering lead-off track, “Deceiver, I Am” (in which Decibel says the band “sound(s) absolutely immortal”), “As The World Burns” (which Metal Injection says showcases “everything that makes their triple guitar attack so killer in the first place”), “Kill All Kings” (hailed by MetalSucks as “at once hard-hitting and melodic, melancholy and uplifting”), and “Divine Fury.”
The album – which features striking cover artwork from noted fantasy artist Gerald Brom (Doom, Diablo, Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft) – also features a guest appearance by guitarist Andy La Rocque (King Diamond, Death) on the song “Resistance 2029.
Digital and CD copies of the band’s full-length debut album, “Decadence and Decay,” are available at smarturl.com/silvertalon.
With a virtuosic triple-guitar attack, a rumbling rhythm section and powerful vocals, SILVER TALON was birthed in 2017 after rising from the ashes of the acclaimed Pacific Northwest metal group Spellcaster in a shared mission to keep the heavy metal flame burning brightly.
Bolstered by the soaring vocal attack of Wyatt Howell (Sanctifyre), SILVER TALON began 2018 by unveiling two demo tracks, “Devil Machine” and “Warrior’s End,” which showcased the group’s ability to create fist-clenching, head-banging heavy metal through a combination of masterful hooks, lush melody and technical dexterity.
SILVER TALON subsequently built on this foundation with the release of their self-released debut EP “Becoming A Demon,” which included re-recorded versions of their original demos with Zack Ohren (Exmortus, Fallujah, Machine Head) alongside three new originals and a cover of Sanctuary’s “Battle Angels” featuring that group’s former guitarist (and future Nevermore/Arch Enemy guitar hero) Jeff Loomis.
The release was praised by Dead Rhetoric as “a solid salvo for those who love mid-’80s U.S.-style power/heavy metal with occasional nods to Teutonic finesse” and “metal that has plenty of heaviness while being musically sharp, sophisticated and awe-inspiring.”
The group would further their reputation as masters of triumphant heavy metal with live performances alongside acts such as Exmortus, Unleash The Archers, Striker, The Absence, Powerglove and Hatchet, as well as a nationwide tour at the end of 2019 supporting Savage Master.
VanHoosen’s guitar prowess is also displayed through his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/BryceVanHoosen, which is updated regularly with play-through videos, guitar covers and product reviews.
11/19-11/20/2022 – Dragon Rojo Metalfest @ Explanada Estadio Chevron in Tijuana, MX (w/Dying Fetus Hirax, Blood Feast, Riot V, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Three Tremors, Cenotaph, Cemican and more)
SILVER TALON is:
Wyatt Howell – Vocals
Bryce R. VanHoosen – Guitar
Devon Miller – Guitar
Walter Hartzell – Bass
Michael Thompson – Drums
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