Capping off a year that found Scotland’s Iron Claw being hailed as the Rock n’ Roll comeback story of the Decade, Iron Claw has opened the ears of a whole new generation to their primal, proto-metal sound. And they’ve done it in the most unexpected way.
Rightly hailed as one of the silent legends, the pioneers of British Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, with their Ripple Music debut, A Different Game, Iron Claw proved that their role in Rock history shall never go unspoken again. A hard biting, bluesy album found the band re-energized and vibrant on their first ever official releases. Yet, it was an entirely different avenue that has brought fans clamoring for more Iron Claw.
Yes, the skateboard (and snowboard crowd) have rallied to Iron Claw’s beastly metallic roar with aplomb. You can find Iron Claw music gracing a litany of boarding videos from different producers, different times, and different scenes. Recently, they were even requested to lend their song “Real Mean Rocker” to a snowboarding movie entitled “Snake Bite” produced KBR Productions in Finland.
The skaters and boarders can’t seem to get enough Iron Claw.
Don’t miss out on your chance to catch this latest chapter in the ongoing rock and roll history that is Iron Claw. Check out Thrasher’s latest video, “Supra Presents Lizard King’s Passion Trip part 3” and keep your ears open for that raging Iron Claw sound.
And don’t forget to check out A Different Game, still available on Ripple Music and world-wide through Nail Distribution, Code 7 Distribution, Clearspot International and at the label’s web store.
Here’s what the press are saying:
“The songs crackle along, the voice conveys experience and resolve, the solos tasteful. An effortlessly playable collection of working man’s hard rock, and a heartening reassertion of power from metal’s forgotten founding fathers. 8 out of 10” — Metal Hammer, Issue 225
“Scotland’s Proto-Metal pioneers, Iron Claw, return with a long-awaited album of gritty, blues-based melodic heavy rock that is already garnering album-of-the-year accolades.” – Puregrainaudio
“This is a solid, dynamic, vintage rock ‘n roll record, 13 tracks spanning 57 minutes yet hardly a dull moment to be found. A Different Game is more of the same—high quality heavy rock unearthed from the underground” – Hellbound.ca
“My first listen to A Different Game should not have been in my car: the rear speakers are nearly blown. Thanks to the heavy end of Iron Claw, they’re likely obliterated!” – Dangerdog.com