Top L-R Lords of the Trident Current Line Up
Master Hercule “Herc” Schlagzeuger (Lead Drums) | Baron Taurean Helleshaar (Lead Guitar) | Fang VonWrathenstein (Lead Vocals) | Asian Metal (Lead Guitar) | Pontifex Mortis (Lead Bass)
Photo Credit – Mary Sweeney
A true spectacle to be witnessed, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT is a daring adventure metal quintet that has been delighting their audiences and fans all over the world for ten years. Continuing their epic quest of bringing spectacular and entertaining metal to global fans these power metal warriors unleashed their 7th album ‘Shadows From The Past’ this past August.
Their latest music video for their track, Zero Hour, is an incredible 360-degree virtual reality adventure that they are premiering on New Noise Magazine at the following link here.
Vocalist Fang VonWrathenstein comments:
“Zero Hour is a song about a virtual world that has a deadly time limit. When “Zero Hour” is reached, your body and brain disconnect, and you die. Clearly, the only way to truly experience this song is INSIDE virtual reality, so we crafted a 360 degree VR video! Use a VR headset to completely immerse yourself in the video, or pull it up on your phone and physically move around to navigate the 3D world. You can also click and drag the video inside of your browser. Do you dare to watch all the way to the end – to hit ZERO HOUR?”
‘Shadows From The Past’was supported by a kickstarter campaign that went live on June 1st and ended on June 29th. During that month, the band’s fans helped them surpass their goals to raise over $11,000 for the release. The band offered multiple packages and rewards that included merch, lessons from band members, festival tickets, private concerts and a copy of the video game Coffee Crisis that the band has partnered with to feature one of their songs for one of the levels along with band members as NPCs (non-playable characters).
Video – “Burn It Down” featuring Unleash The Archers vocalist Brittany Slayes – https://youtu.be/a6Kj65XZri0
Video – “Reaper’s Hourglass” – https://youtu.be/LlQ2MQR_dDw
Oct 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s – info – Hallow Massacre w/ Green Death, Index Case, Druids, Traffic Death
Since climbing out of a volcano in 2008, shrouded in metal and ash, Lords of the Trident have gone to battle on many stages across the USA, playing and headlining a plethora of festivals and have an admirable arsenal of recordings in their inventory. The Lords of The Trident have released three full albums: “Death or Sandwich” (2009), “Chains on Fire” (2011), “Frostburn” (2015) , three EPs: “Plan of Attack” (2013), “A Very Lords of the Trident Christmas” (2014), “Re:Quests” (2015), and two live DVDs, along with numerous compilation singles.
Their live shows include medieval costumes, pyrotechnics, confetti cannons, guitars set ablaze, and of course, excellent technical musicianship that challenges the standard for how live music should be experienced. Citing influences such as Iron Maiden, Scar Symmetry and Judas Priest, and embracing lyrical themes inspired by great battles, conquests, dragon-fighting, virtual reality, and out-of-control robots Lords of the Trident dish out face-melting power that is enjoyed by fans of all races and classes.