Making an impact on the Canadian’s ‘80s thrash scene, Ottawa legends INFRARED returned this year to cement and carry on their own legacy with their new album “Saviours” featuring all new music to follow their EP “No Peace”, which featured tracks all written in the ‘80s and only recently heard by fans in 2016. Featuring eight brand new tracks, “Saviours” is thrashy, aggressive, melodic, heavy, and tight, which is clearly evident in the band’s new music video ‘All In Favour’.
Vocalist / guitarist Armin Kamal comments:
“INFRARED is extremely excited to release our sophomore album ‘Saviours’ to the world today. This has been in the works for about 2 years now and is something we are very proud of. ‘Saviours’ has fulfilled a goal of ours to create some brand new music the way we know how, with an old school ‘80s thrash feel along with a contemporary sound that encompasses our influences beyond the ‘80s.
“While not explicitly a concept album, the album is heavily themed on the idea of false ‘Saviours’ who claim to do good for others but are really self-serving in their intentions. We like to inspire independent thought and a cautious view of the intentions of those who promote themselves as leaders. This message has been captured with eight brand new songs that highlight the diversity in which this band makes music. While all songs stay true to our roots, they each offer a piece of what Infrared has to offer our fans. From fast and thrashy to melodic and dramatic, ‘Saviours’ delivers a punch from start to finish.”
Describing INFRARED’s sound as “thrashy, aggressive, melodic, heavy, and tight”, guitarist/vocalist Armin Kamal explains that INFRARED’s inspirations run deep.
“The Big Four will stand out as we have been described as a band with a bay area sound…But our influences are truly rooted in ‘70s and early ‘80s metal. Accept, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest are all bands that laid the foundation and the love of metal for us!”
Armin is stoked for fans to hear INFRARED’s new “Saviours” album.
“Anyone who likes a more classic thrash sound, and longs for those days, just like we do, will dig this album. Since we are from that era, we are not trying to bring back that style of music, we are simply continuing what we know and do best!”
“Saviours” is available on InfraredMetal.ca, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby and all other major online retailers.
01. ‘Project Karma’
02. ‘The Demagogue’
04. ‘The Fallen’
05. ‘All In Favour’
06. ‘They Kill For Gods’
07. ‘Father Of Lies’
08. ‘Genocide Convention’