‘Blue Haze’ is the third album from Iron Lamb set for release the 26th of October on The Sign Records. Iron Lamb has raised the bar and the production provides a timeless sound that gives space for songwriting and craftsmanship. The weighed down and dark sense in the music stand next to a grim sense of humor. ’Blue Haze’ is a new chapter where the band is not rewriting history. It’s the start of something new. On ’Blue Haze’ there is an overflow of impressions at the same time as there are no compromises with tremendous force that the band brings to the live stage. There are multiple dimensions and layers on the new album. An album that holds a dark and apocalyptic depiction.
Iron Lamb have turned the fusion of metal and punk into their own style of Rock and/or Roll. Iron Lambs foundation is still there with an ”up yours” style of pumped classic rock at the same time as influences get much wider on ’Blue Haze’. On tracks as ’Iron and the Lamb’ and ’Into the Night’ the band finds themselves nearer a more epic sound. Tracks as ‘The Hunt’ or ’Bound by Gravity’ is a pure unleash or raw rock n roll energy. The opening track ’Apocalypse Express’ is perhaps the best example of how the band combines these opposite into their third, powerful and dynamic album.
Blue Haze was recorded and mixed by Martin ’Konie’ Ehrencrona (producer of In Solitude, Viagra Boys, and Tribulation) in Studio Cobra. Andreas Sandberg (Negative Self) plays keyboard and mellotron on the song ’Into the Night’. ’Koine’ plays keyboard and piano on ’Erase/Rewind’ and Hammond organ on ’Dead Beat’. Iron Lamb has been around for ten years and released two albums The Original Sin (2011/Pulverised Records) and Fools Gold (2015/High Roller Records). Except for the dark vibe over ‘Blue Haze’, there are few resemblances to bands as Repugnant, Martyrdöd, Dismember, Diskonto, General Surgery, Tyrant, and Insision where the members have served time. Iron Lamb third album ‘Blue Haze’ is their most complete album to this day.
“Musically, they are able to integrate all their influences into their totally -after three studio albums- personal sound by interpreting their references impressively instead of copying them dogmatically. They don’t deny their punk roots and extreme past as they filter it with a street mindset by introducing a multitude of rock and roll elements with N.W.O.B.H.M. interventions and 70’s rock melodies that create a flawless effect. Blue Haze consists of 8 excellent tracks so it makes no sense to just quote my personal favorite titles.” – Metal Invader
“[The] blending of rough ‘n’ ready punk sensibilities with classic hard rock calls to mind bands like Motorhead or Monster Magnet” – The Independent Voice
“They are able to integrate all their influences into their totally personal sound by interpreting their references impressively instead of copying them dogmatically” – Metal Invader
“What sets Iron Lamb apart from their contemporaries is their ability to sound like they came out of 1977 without sounding like anything you’ve ever heard from 1977” – Glacially Musical
“The perfect match of melody and aggression. Pure Heavy Metal to the bones” – Metal Addicts
Do Iron Lamb spark a rock firework? They for sure do” – Markus’ Heavy Music Blog
“Helt vill tipping, men jeg har det for meg at halvparten av bandet må være Kiss-frelst, mens den andre halvparten får promille bare av å høre ordet Motorhead” – Metal Norge
“All in all this is a great fuckin’ album” – SCUMFEAST METAL666 BLOG