This week’s AMPED Artist Of The Week is Richmond, Virginia based hardcore punk/thrash supergroup, Iron Reagan, featuring members of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse and Darkest Hour. Check out the official video to ‘Miserable Failure,’ from the band’s brand new album, ‘The Tyranny Of Will’ below.
‘The Tyranny Of Will’ comes as Iron Reagan’s Relapse Records debut and the follow to the group’s 2013 album, ‘Worse Than Dead.’ The album was recorded by guitarist Phil Hall and self-produced by the group at Blaze Of Torment Studios in Richmond. Converge’s Kurt Ballou mixed the album while the cover art was done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe.
The video for the song ‘Miserable Failure’ was directed by Red Fang’s Whitey McConnaughy and includes the world’s first ever ‘Flash Mosh’ as well as a series of hilarious outtakes, as shown in the videos below.
‘The Tyranny Of Will’ is available now in multiple configurations and formats, including standard CD, Deluxe CD that features a bonus track, cassette, LP and Digital Download. The album can ordered from Relapse Records HERE, bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.
Iron Reagan official bio:
Iron Reagan are no strangers to the art of crossover. Comprised of Tony Foresta (vocals), Phil Hall (guitar), Mark Bronzino (guitar), Rob Skotis (bass), and Ryan Parrish (drums), between them they fill, or have filled the ranks of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse and Darkest Hour alike. Now, with their recent signing to metal powerhouse Relapse Records, the hardcore thrash quintet are ready to take their bruising antics to the next level.
Formed in 2012, they’ve already released a demo EP, the Worse Than Dead full length via A389 Recordings, and most recently a split with gore-masters Exhumed through Tankcrimes. The gang are currently in the process of recording their sophomore release and Relapse debut at Blaze of Torment studios in Richmond, VA. Self-produced and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge), the record looks set for a fall release date. In the meantime, they’ll be hitting the road and joining Ghoul and Occultist across the US in April. Stay tuned for more mayhem and destruction as they begin their maniacal global conquest. 2014 is the year of Iron Reagan!