Death Dealer has released another song to the public via Youtube and social media, off of their 3rd album, ‘Conquered Lands,’ that was released November 13, 2020 on Steel Cartel Records.
The track – entitled “THE HERETIC HAS RETURNED” – is a sequel to the song “CURSE OF THE HERETIC” off of their debut album “WAR MASTER,” and can be heard below.
Vocalist Sean Peck chimed in, “We went with a very fan driven campaign that was greatly supported. There were only a few songs we let the streaming services have so you had to purchase it and support the band and support heavy metal to hear the whole thing. We all decided that maybe it would be cool to let another song out there so that people could hear more of what all the hype was about and maybe grab it before it was all sold out. Because the initial campaign went so well, we hardly have any vinyls left and we are super low on the digipaks too so jump in the deep water with us you will not be sorry. If you love screaming heavy metal that is ha!”
Ross said “I really dig this song we thought about putting the ballad out there 22 GONE which I love but we settled on putting another thrasher for people to hear.”
The all-star heavy metal roster of DEATH DEALER features the aforementioned ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR), Sean Peck: vocals (CAGE, THE THREE TREMORS, DENNER/SHERMANN), Stu Marshall: guitar (DUNGEON, NIGHT LEGION), Steve Bolognese: drums (ROSS THE BOSS BAND, INTO ETERNITY), and newly added bass player extraordinaire Mike Lepond (SYMPHONY-X, ROSS THE BOSS BAND).
The Death Dealer sound mixes classic heavy metal with elements of thrash, power, and epic stylings, all wrapped around powerful choruses that compel the listener to sing along at the top of their lungs with fists held high in the air. The album’s lead-off track, “Sorcerer Supreme,” can be heard below.
Death Dealer has compiled an insane variety of pre-order packages, dubbed “Ultimate Conquerer Paks,” that have combinations of unique digipak, colored vinyl, and merch configurations. The label Steel Cartel has become well known for offering exotic arrangements of unique merchandise products for fans. This go around, they have a stunning, 3-D Lenticular print of the cover art by Dusan Markovic included – amongst the other killer items. “I always look forward to working with Sean Peck on album art,” says Dusan. “He always brings a fresh idea to the table and pushes me in new directions I don’t normally go. The ‘Conquered Lands‘ cover was fun because I do not do a lot of Egyptian themes and this cover came out great.”
Order “Conquered Lands” here.
“Conquered Lands” Track-listing:
- Sorcerer Supreme
- Every Nation
- Beauty and the Blood
- Running with the Wolves
- The Heretic Has Returned
- Conquered Lands
- Hail to the King
- Slay or Be Slain
- Faith Under Fire
- 22 Gone
- Born to Bear the Crown
The album was mixed by Stu Marshall, and guitars, drums, and bass were treated at Monolith Studios in Melbourne Australia by Chris Themelco. The album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum in Los Angeles, California. Stu Marshall talked about the mixing and mastering partners he engaged. “Chris made some amazing things happen to the mix and sound of the instruments and what can you say about Maor? He is the best in the business right now. There is no reason to look for anyone else. He has always been a big supporter too, which is great!”
Only 3 tracks will reach the streaming platforms for the foreseeable future – this is an “old school campaign,” directed at the true metal supporters and long- term fan engagement.
Their debut album, “Warmaster,” was met with critical acclaim and led them to an arena tour opening slot in Europe and parts of Asia. Their follow up album, “Hallowed Ground,” continued where they left off and quickly helped them build a loyal fanbase aided by their headlining tour in Europe
Death Dealer will be supporting their new release with touring and festival appearances in the coming months.