Genre: Heavy Metal, Power
Label: No Remorse Records
A lone warrior nicknamed Deathstalker is sent by a witch on a quest to find a sword, a chalice, and an amulet, two of which are held by the wicked king and sorcerer, Munkar. ‘Deathstalker’, also known as ‘El Cazador de la Muerte’, is a 1983 Argentine-American sword and sorcery cult film directed by James Sbardellati (credited as John Watson), and starring Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Bernard Erhard and Lana Clarkson. Probably all the aforementioned says nothing to the majority of our readers but certainly says a lot to R.F. Traynor in order to name his band (Tower Hill) album with the same title. Tower Hill is a traditional Heavy Metal band from the Canadian Prairies. Founded initially as a one-man project in 2020 by vocalist R.F. Traynor, Tower Hill surged into a five-man, stage-ready heavy metal force soon after the release of their ‘Fighting Spirits’ demo tape in early 2021.
Excellent Heavy Metal totally inspired by 80’s sound and a mixture of heavy and power metal bands like Running Wild, Scanner, Riot, early Blind Guardian, Stormwitch and early Helloween, Tower Hill have the skills to write easy to remember choruses, catchy melodies, on fast-paced, hook-driven, full of energy and fresh ideas riff-driven twin guitars Heavy Metal with increasing rapidly solos, dynamic drumming, and characteristic dynamic storytelling. “Deathstalker” was recorded and engineered by Jeremy Puffer and R.F. Traynor at B.T. Studios. Vocals recorded and engineered by Diego Fernandez at Oracle Studios. Mixed by Diego Fernandez at Oracle Studios. Mastered by Enforcer’s Olof Wikstrand at Hvergelmer Studios. The ultra 80’s artwork cover art was designed by Andreas Marschall (Running Wild, Hammerfall, Kreator, Blind Guardian). The in the veins of Running Wild song ‘Port Of Saints’ is dedicated to legendary Running Wild’s guitarist from 1985-1990 Majk Moti (R.I.P.).
Highlights: ‘The Claw is the Law’, ‘All the Little Devils are Proud of Hell’ , the title track and ‘Kings Who Die’.