Today, Edged Circle Productions announces the signing of Norway’s Black Viper. The first fruit of this union shall be a new EP containing two brand-new songs – “Volcanic Lightning” and “Ride of the Icarus” (instrumental) – and on the B-side, a Warlord cover of “Black Mass,” as a tribute to the late Billy Tsamis. A release in winter is expected.
Featuring erstwhile members of the esteemed Deathhammer, Norway’s Black Viper made their public debut in 2016 with the demo Storming With Vengeance. In 2018, they released their debut album, Hellions of Fire, through High Roller Records. While their pedigree is planted in Norway’s renowned thrash metal scene, Black Viper go deeper back into the annals of heavy metal, offering an epic & moody amalgamation of mid ’80s metal and early speed metal, from the Sunset Strip to dear old Blighty, the frozen tundra of Canada to the rising sun of Japan. Hellions of Fire garnered widespread acclaim, and for good reason: its energy is infectious, its songwriting authentic, everything TRUE AS STEEL.