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Black Shovel

by Iron Heel

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Morts A ball-tearing introduction to a band that has learned the craft of doom by looking to the masters and honed it to carry into the future! And Iron Heel are showing us that the future sounds promisingly bleak! Favorite track: Gravedigger Strike Song.
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kitatta great hypnotic stoner-riffs, brutal drums and rebel voice acting combined with deep meaning lyrics - A FUTURE ALL-TIME-FAVOURITE!!! Favorite track: Gravedigger Strike Song.
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see the bodies build mountains as the earth turns sour hear the whisper of plagues as the dead turn putrid we refuse to dig our own graves we refuse to bury your remains block the gates of the graveyard no one dead gets in stand as one, shovel in hand until the living give in we refuse to dig our own graves we refuse to bury your remains raise the black shovel let the pale light guide the way these pits will stay empty the grave diggers union will save the day we refuse to dig our own graves we refuse to bury your remains
Witches At War (free) 05:01
ground, shield, watch the light take root through leaves and mist bound to destroy collective will that shakes the ground collective strenght that travels with the speed of light the circle is drawn with brute force of will to banish destruction as our chant takes flight you cannot cross the emptiness of oceans you will not conquer this consecrated grove we are drawing down the moon to erase the darkness we sacrifice our lifes to corrupt your rotten schemes
Spartakus Renfield (free) 05:30
Master - you failed me Liar - you broke the oath To worship and serve to take on the curse you made me feed on flies to reign at your side Master - you failed me Liar - you broke the oath Your magic is waning devoid of my trust you can`t tame what you made me as empires turn to dust Master/Liar/Servant/Slave I cast away the shadows and let the sunshine in I wash away the dirt and let damnation win Rise up to tear down This maze of domination



IRON HEEL are a 5 Piece Psych/Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from Vienna, Wien, AT

IRON HEEL play a superb mix of Psych/Sludge/Stoner Metal that bands like BARONESS, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP have made their own over the years.

They have released their new EP “Black Shovel”. 3 tracks at 15 mins or so.

More of a release statement to the world that another great band to check out has arrived. OK nothing new or original but they do play excellent Stoner/Sludge Metal with a cool Psych vibe. And the vocals are excellent. Ranging from Clean vocals to the expected Hardcore Grunts and Growls.

These guys really do know how to play top-notch Psych/Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs that other bands of the genre would be proud to call their own. Simply sublime how they blend all of the great riffs into one. Interchanging brilliantly all the way through.

All of the tracks are superb. Production is excellent. Every note is played heavy and loud.

Standout track is Gravedigger Strike Song. An excellent Stoner/Sludge Metal riff driving the song through out with excellent heavy pounding drumming as well.

If these guys do release a longer release I will definitely be checking them out. As this is a band with hopefully a bright future a head of them. Superb!!!

Heavy Planet

"Iron Heel are an amazing new band from Vienna, Wien, AT. The band uses an awesomely terrifying mix of death howls and clean vocals layered amongst thick as tar riffs and a steady pounding drum beat to tear at your soul. With huge fuzzy guitar tones, immersive grooves and undeniable heaviness, Iron Heel will be imbedded into your skull for years to come. Listen now!"

a distant rumble

Iron Heel is a five piece Psych/Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from Vienna, Wien, Austria and "Black Shovel" is their 2011 release. Three Heavy as Hell songs to knock Your dick in the dirt... Free for the taking as well.


released April 30, 2011


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Iron Heel Wien, Austria

A lonely submarine navigating the black emptiness. A motley crew from vienna bound for the glories of groove. The sonar is scanning the surface: deep frequencies of doom and stonermetal, lyrics that oscillate between occult mysteries and the rebellions of the depressed. The perfect soundtrack for your next hike through the swamp of the mind.
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