RANGER, Finnish masters of speed metal, have signed to Spinefarm Records. The band will be recording their label debut album this fall and a release is expected early 2015.
These young metal merchants sound as if they came straight out of the eighties and adapted their own style for a new generation of thrash and speed metal fans. Or as singer/bass player Dimi Pontiac likes to say: “Skull splitting METAL for maniacs pure!”. RANGER nailed something that eludes them from the majority of ‘retro’ acts. Fans of Agent Steel, Exciter, Razor and classic teutonic metal beware!
RANGER are Dimi Pontiac – vocals & bass, Miko Sipilä – drums, Mikael Haavisto – guitar and Ville Valtonen – guitar, and started in Helsinki, Finland in 2008. After three demos the band gained quite a cult status in Europe, which resulted in their first two releases on Ektro Records, the MLP Knights Of Darkness (2013) and their recently released 7” single Shock Skull. RANGER have already played many club shows in Finland and appeared on various Finnish festivals (Tuska, Ilosaari, Porispere, Jalometalli) and on European stages (Keep It True, Muskelrock, Live Evil).
Until the new album in 2015, have a listen at their MLP Knights Of Darkness at Bandcamp here and their recent 7” single Shock Skull here. 100% headbanging material. Check their facebook page for all the latest updates www.facebook.com/rangerheavymetal.
RANGER live: October 17th – The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, UK