SIEGE OF POWER - The Devil's Grasp (audio)

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Chris Reifert: Vocals (Autopsy, Violation Wound, Abscess, Painted Doll)
Paul Baayens: Guitar (Asphyx, ex-Hail of Bullets, Thanatos)
Theo van Eekelen: Bass (ex-Hail of Bullets, ex-Houwitser, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)
Bob Bagchus: Drums (ex-Asphyx, Soulburn, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)

When SIEGE OF POWER released their debut album "Warning Blast" in 2018, it was four friends in the studio with the intention simply to play together with no expectations. For "This is Tomorrow", the execution is with a seething metallic purpose.

"We still like the debut a lot but after a few years we started talking about doing another album and then we realized we had to be more serious. So we started writing 11 songs – all killers, no fillers!", comments drummer Bob Bagchus.

Most song ideas came from guitarist Paul Baayens, who is continuously writing riffs, and then the band built the songs around these. "We didn't really rehearse, but booked a studio to see what we could come up with. Most of our inspirations on this album came from old school bands like Venom, Bathory, Slayer and even Black Sabbath. Combined with our own personal style we have for decades, of course."

"This Is Tomorrow" is a darker effort than "Warning Blast", though the sum is greater than the whole of its parts. Chris Reifert's vocals are much more diverse, giving each song its own maniacal identity. It's a straightforward, buzz saw of a metal album with solid, nostalgic 80s vibes. The music and visuals reflect the dark times of the current era.

Recording was completed at Toneshed studios and mixed/mastered by Erwin Hermsen. The artwork was created by Robert Toderico.

SIEGE OF POWER's campaign began in 2013 under the moniker FIRST CLASS ELITE as a project between friends. Shortly after releasing a split album, the project was left for dead, buried and almost forgotten until the rotten corpse was exhumed in 2017. This resulted in 19 no-nonsense extreme metal tracks mixed with several doom dozers and the debut album "Warning Blast".

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