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| 19 September 2012 | Reply

Heavy metal band Babylon Fire, based in Manchester (UK), are to release their debut
full length album “Dark Horizons” on Rocksector Records on 12th November 2012.

Built in 2007 on a foundation of Iron Maiden & Black Sabbath, extended into the
territories of Stone Sour, Machine Head & Five Finger Death Punch, the band has
forged a signature sound which has helped Babylon Fire deliver an uncommonly mature
& multi-dimensional debut with both hooks & depth.

Although now a 4-piece, founder-members Ryk Swillo (bass), Rishi Mehta (guitar),
Will Reece (guitar), Mark Cooper (drums) & Mark Dunford (vocals) set out with
the simple intention of writing dynamic, powerful & heavy songs with an emphasis
on melody. This was the basis for a self-released 4 track EP in 2009. Around this
time the band also increased its’ presence on the live circuit including support
slots with Orange Goblin, Blaze Bayley, Heaven’s Basement, Panic Cell, Beholder
& Fury UK.

When Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson began raving about the band on his BBC6 radio
show more people took notice but just as the band’s stock was on the rise, a
significant challenge started to emerge which was the eventual departure of
guitarist Will Reece for personal reasons & entirely on amicable terms. Fans of
the band would agree the Babylon sound seemed under threat & the band
tenaciously stuck together through a series of failed auditions for a new guitarist.
Ultimately, no-one lived up to the band’s exacting standards yet out of that
adversity Babylon Fire in fact truly found its’ feet as the decision was taken to
carry on with just one guitarist & the ensuing fresh approach & sound has in
fact defined the band. “Dark Horizons” is the splendid result.

Recorded during May-June 2012 at MCC Studios, Mottram, Cheshire (UK), produced by
Andy Giblin (Kill2Tis / iDEFi), “Dark Horizons” is a raging & ferocious, yet
diverse, slab of heavy metal. Listen out for the infectious hooks & sheer
aggression, then retreat here & there into the sensitively crafted clean &
acoustic guitar interludes.

A free mp3 download of the track “Shattered Crown” is immediately available at the
Rocksector website

“Dark Horizons” is released on 12th November & will be available on general
pre-order from early October. Watch out also for a special limited edition pre-order
package soon.

Tour dates are in course but meanwhile, the focal point is a special album launch
event at Manchester’s NQ Live on 17th November.

“Dark Horizons” features 12 tracks.. 1. The Clarion Call 2. Darkness Draws Me in 3.
Blood In Blood Out 4. Stripped Away 5. Demonocracy 6. Shattered Crown 7. Gates To
Oblivion 8. Wrath Of The Fallen 9. Cycle Of Addiction 10. Within The Mouth Of
Madness 11. Rise Through Babylon 12. I Still Remember

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