Like the album South of the Earth itself, which came out on Tuesday, Iron Man‘s new video for the song “Hail to the Haze” is a pro job. Sure, it’s a performance clip, but the shots of the band rocking out and the occasional nod from Louis Strachan or “Iron” Al Morris III (interview here) come through not lazily captured or amateurish, but professionally and crisp. They’re doing it up for the camera a bit, and that’s fun, but really, it’s just cool to see Iron Man making a go of supporting South of the Earth, their first release through Metal Blade/Rise Above.
As previously announced, Iron Man will make their UK debut later this year at Rise Above‘s 25th anniversary festival, and I can’t think of a better time for them to do it. With frontman Dee Calhoun and drummer Jason “Mot” Waldmann alongside Strachan and Morris, the band are at their best yet, and though it feels like a long time coming, the praise they’re reaping is nothing if it’s not due them.
Look out for a review of South of the Earth next week, and in the meantime, here’s “Hail to the Haze,” produced and edited by Will Cline of Powergridstudios. Enjoy:
Iron Man, “Hail to the Haze” official video
Taken from the brand new album, South of the Earth on Rise Above Records.
See the legendary Iron Man performing exclusively at the Rise Above Records 25th Anniversary shows. The event takes place on December 27th/28th at The Garage, London.
Other artists performing include – Blood Ceremony, Horisont, Troubled Horse, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell + more to be added.
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