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metallers have released their third full length effort, The Great Bear, through Vanity Music Group. The band, who throughout their career, have released a series of Ep’s, full length and compilation albums in the realm have back on their 70’s and 80’s influences for The Great Bear.  “We were aiming to bring a bit more back into without sacrificing any punch; things like big choruses and hooks as opposed to our previous works’ intensity and such,” says frontman and guitarist, Keith Spargo. “We were definitely influenced by concept albums such as ’s ‘2112’ and ’s ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ (among others) in putting together our story. This musically is more denim, spikes, spit and vodka than anything we’ve done.”

Conceptually, takes a look at the U.S-Soviet space race of the 1950s/1960s and asks some “what if” questions:
“Lyrically, we rewind back to space race era Soviet Russia, and we chose to take a fictional turn towards what would have happened if the Russians chose to - the American’s moon landing by going somewhere further,” says Spargo. “We tell the story from the Russian perspective, and try to the mentality of a union that could mobilize their entire population to achieve a goal, and also from the perspective of a member of this mission. This sort of story almost wrote itself, and its mood lent us to write some more straightforward yet very tracks. It’s definitely more thematic than prior releases, but aims to get to and tell a large story fairly efficiently.”

The album can be purchased on iTunes here
Physical copies can be ordered here

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