SKR172 - VANIK - II Dark Season (Digital)
SKR172CD - VANIK - II Dark Season (CD)
VINYL coming out on Austenitized Records
CASSETTE coming out on Rapid Fire Records
Just in time for Halloween, SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS is proud to present VANIK's highly anticipated second album, II Dark Season, on CD format. Vinyl LP and cassette tape versions shall follow later.
Formed in 2016 by the selfsame live guitarist of Midnight, VANIK spent one cold Cleveland weekend in January compiling old demos and recording new ones with the quest to make a full album as a frontman/guitar-player. This led to the recording of a debut album, Vanik. With the help of Al Biddle (ex-Toxic Holocaust, Cauldron, Rammer, Chainbreaker) on drums and Ed Stephens (Gluttons, Ringworm, Shok Paris) on bass, Vanik was recorded live at Mercenary Studios on the 27th of February, 2016. The album's massive amounts of energy, spontaneity, and horror themes are a true testament to what VANIK is all about, and laid the foundation for the project to grow into a real band.
During the autumn of 2017, VANIK began playing shows and added Vic Stown (Vindicator, Volcana, Violent Night) to the roster and now continue as a four-piece. On July 21st, 2017 and February 3rd, 2018, the band met in the studio to track a second album. Similar to the self-titled debut album, this second album - appropriately dubbed II Dark Season - was all tracked at once, with only vocals being overdubbed. Altogether, VANIK-the-band is everything guitar/vocalist Vanik envisioned as the perfect group: Halloween themes, horror imagery, and a rough 'n' rowdy collision of heavy metal and rock 'n' roll played the way it should be - together, lively, and full of fuckin' ENERGY.
If this is what you seek as a listener, you have come to the right place, at the right time...VANIK's II Dark Season!
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Majestic melodies like "Heaven And Hell"-era-Black Sabbath, epic like "Nightfall"-era-Candlemass, metal like Manowar "Sign of the Hammer"-era. Fascinating in its complexity, captivating in its powerfull songwriting. THIS is one of the real MAGIC albums, in one league with the gods of the genre. LexMetalUndergroundAustria
Classic hard rock / vintage metal cuts with remarkably up to date production and delivery. Completely inimitable, shrieking vocal stylings of Tim Baker give me goosebumps. Fantastic album that justifies the longevity of this band perfectly. julianhatwell
This is fully fuckn sicknuts! I've only just finished the first listen. I'm gonna get Irishshitfaced drunk and play this to the neighbours till the cows come home. Good luck neighbours because I own fuck all cows. It's like this light fingered pick pocket motherfucker jacked all the good stuff at the same time and produced the stolen goods for the win to win over the Judge, Jury and Executioner with this severe beautiful brutality of thrashing death!.
5 out of 'fuck the neighbours' 5 NunU