Lior “Steinmetal” Stein – vocals
Federico “FedeRock” Taich – guitar
Sascha Latman – bass
Moshe “Moshpit” Sabach – drums
Since 2005 the Israeli SWITCHBLADE tried to find their place in heavy metal. Six years later, along with shifting metal subgenres, several unofficial releases, a few gigs with various of groups within the Israeli metal scene, plenty of lineup changes, and a few bruises, SWITCHBLADE found its rightful purpose and direction. With a talented solid lineup that shared the same devotion to the classic years of metal, the SWITCHBLADE group began playing their material with strong accordance to their true worship, 80s heavy metal.
SWITCHBLADE’s aim was not to reinvent the vintage steel, but they made it to come alive and keep the old fires burning for all the Metal maniacs all over the world.
2011 saw the release of the first official digital single, “Endless War / Euphoria”, announcing a newfound landmark for the band. Less than a year later, SWITCHBLADE issued its second digital single, “Metalista”, which was highly perceived by the local and foreign metal communities. Following that same year SWITCHBLADE made it to the finals of the „Wacken Metal Battle“ competition in Israel but sadly, they didn’t made it to Wacken. After that SWITCHBLADE began to work on their debut album. Almost a year later we took notice of the band and signed them. SWITCHBLADE’s aim was not to reinvent the vintage steel, but they made it to come alive and keep the old fires burning for all the metal maniacs all over the world.
SWITCHBLADE are resurrecting the mighty 80’es era of metal while often reminding IRON MAIDEN with Bruce Dickinson at the helm, huge, powerful sawing riffs a’la ACCEPT and spreading catchy choruses. All are the cornerstones of a brilliant album. With murderous riffery the four musicians forged an album which makes all goatie-bearer withering their herb! The errand to the attic is your principal duty to arouse your long since forgotten jeans jacket!
“Heavy Weapons” consisting of nine tracks, a few from the band’s past along with fresh material. All those who like the METALHEAD-debut (KMR-CD012) also will love SWITCHBLADE! Another top album of tradtional heavy metal which soon will find a lot of fans!
Veröffentlichungen auf KILLER METAL RECORDS:
1) Heavy weapons CD (November 2013) 12 €