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Raptore - 'Triumphal March To Hell' (audio)

Satanas, empowered by fire
Lust and demise they forge his throne.
Bleakness sets the boundaries of light
as I stand at the gates of the unknown.

Through eternal flames, Hades awaits.
I’m driven by the filthiest Horses of Hell
The yell of the damned, screaming my name

I’m going down, but standing tall
I’m on my Triumphal March To Hell
I feel the flames, burning my veins
I’m on my Triumphal March To Hell.

Vast domain, gathering of liars
Hope succumbs to the deceiver Lord.
No way out, dread intensifies
While I keep drowning into netherworld

Προ δεκαετίας ο Nico Cattoni σχημάτισε στην πρωτεύουσα της Αργεντινής τους Raptore. Μετά από ένα demo (το 2014) και έναν "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο ("Rage n' Fever" 2016) ο Nico μετακόμισε στην Βαρκελώνη και "ξαναέστησε" το συγκρότημα με νέα μέλη. Τους καρπούς της νέας προσπάθειάς του θα τους δρέψει στην "καρδιά" του καλοκαιριού με την κυκλοφορία του δευτέρου δίσκου των Raptore υπό τον τίτλο "Blackfire". Το έδαφος προετοιμάζει η ακρόαση του εναρκτήριου (και υπέροχου) τραγουδιού "Triumphal March To Hell"...

Ο δίσκος των Raptore 'Blackfire'
Δελτίο τύπου: «Dying Victims Productions is proud to present Raptore’s highly anticipated second album, Blackfire, on CD and vinyl LP formats.

Formed in late 2012 by vocalist / guitarist Nico Cattoni, Raptore originally hailed from Buenos Aires, Argentina and released their first demo in 2014. In 2016, they released their debut album, Rage N’ Fever, which allowed them to tour South America and open for such bands as Exciter and Enforcer.

Not being able to find suitable musicians for a steady lineup, in 2018, Nico decides to move to Europe in order to give Raptore better opportunities and recognition. He set base in Barcelona and completed the lineup with three of the most talented musicians in the scene.

One year later, they released the single “Prisoner Of The Night” through Church Recordings and were booked for festivals such as Pyrenean and Trveheim. Unfortunately, the pandemic delayed those concerts until 2022. Nevertheless, the fortified Raptore lineup began work during 2021 on their second album, Blackfire, entering the esteemed Moontower Studios.

Immediately, right from the very first notes, Blackfire EXPLODES with an excitement that simply cannot be contained. Righteously ripping, draped in darkness but lined with purple velvet, Raptore here give a masterclass in spooky speed metal: fierce yet fun, authentically rooted in the ‘80s but not blinkered by the past, and above all ADDICTING.

That the quartet can maintain a bristling energy no matter the pace - cruising, headbanging, or overdrive - is some sort of black magick; that each track is anthemic in its own right and then altogether coalesce into a unified statement of intent is simply diabolical.

But, while Blackfire is most definitely the band’s darkest and fastest recording to date, let it be known that not everything is of a Satanic / vampiric / demonic intent; just as many personal messages exist within the album’s eight-song / 32-minute runtime.

Which is all to say nothing of the evocative lead-work, which is literal FIRE! Featuring an absolutely stellar mix & master courtesy of Javi Félez, Blackfire firmly establishes Raptore as worldwide contenders. From past to present - from Helstar, Liege Lord, and Chastain to Enforcer, Skull Fist, and White Wizzard - prepare to get BURNED!»

Band: Raptore
Country of origin: Argentina
Location: La Plata, Buenos Aires (early); Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (later)
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2012-present

Audio: "Triumphal March To Hell"
Album: "Blackfire"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 29th, 2022
Label: Dying Victims Productions
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
1. Triumphal March To Hell
2. Prisoner Of The Night
3. Blackfire
4. Devil Ascends
5. Phoenix
6. Demon's Lust
7. Dirge
8. Death

Band members:
Nico Cattoni - Vocals, Guitars
Cristian Blade - Bass
Ángel Smolski - Drums
Jamie Killhead - Guitars

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