Lich King Announce Signing With Evil EyE Records & New Do-Over EP Release

lich king band logo photo 1aLICH KING: ‘Because thrash metal needed a Manowar’

Massachusetts thrashers Lich King are set to release a new EP entitled Do-Over which comprises 5 re-recorded songs from the Necomantic Maelstrom and Toxic Zombie Onslaught albums. Do-Over also features a cover version of Van Halen’s track “Hot For Teacher” and a demo version of “Crossover Songs Are Too Damn Short” which will appear on the band’s 5th full length album scheduled for a mid 2015 release. The EP will be released worldwide on 25th December 2014 via Evil EyE Records.

Lich King are architects of new ‘old-school’ thrash metal in the vein of EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, S.O.D and SLAYER amongst others. Drummer Brian Westbrook describes the bands unique proposition as follows: “We think the sound of thrash was perfected in the 80’s and we’re not trying to add anything to the mix. We’re just coming up with riffs and songs that the old masters didn’t.”

Lich King’s frontman Tom Martin made the following educated statement regarding the new deal between Lich King and Evil EyE Records.

“So apparently we’re “signed” to some no-name label now. Brian did it under my nose, despite my protestations. That’s just great.

We couldn’t be happier to be contractually shackled to Evil eye or whatever for the forseeable future. Having some scheister on another continent in control of our future sounds like such a great way to lose a lot of money, and we’re really excited to begin the ‘but things wouldn’t always be so good’ part of our VH1 Behind The Music episode.

What the hell.”

The Do-Over EP was produced and mixed by Lich King’s drummer Brian Westbrook at PDP Recording, while the EP’s artwork was designed by Lich King’s vocalist Tom Martin.

A CD & Digital Download Pre-Order Package is available at the Evil EyE Records store:

The initial statement regarding the impending EP release was first broadcast over Lich King’s social media channels and Instant comparisons and queries were made by fans and non partisan individuals alike regarding the originality of the Do-Over EP’s artwork.

Lich King released the following statement by way of response: “A lot of people are saying the new EP’s art is a rip-off of some old DRI album. I don’t see the resemblance. If anything, they probably ripped US off.”

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