Since their formation in 1990, WINTERS BANE has consistently created truly memorable heavy metal songs. In their first incarnation with present ICED EARTH vocalist Tim "Ripper"" Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST), they released the classic Heart Of A Killer album in1993. A concept piece based on the murderous exploits of one Judge Cohagen, Heart Of A Killer is a power metal tour de force, combining the amazing vocals of Owens, with the fret board kinetics of Lou St. Paul. On such instant favorites as "The Silhouette" and "Reflections Within, "St. Paul showed that he is a talented songwriter, playing great riffs over intelligent, well thought out lyrical essays. In 2000, Century Media Records re-issued Heart Of A Killer as a 2-CD set, winning over many new fans who heard the classic WINTERS BANE sound for the first time.
After the departure of singer Tim Owens, St. Paul took over the vocal duties, resulting in WINTERS BANE's heaviest work to date, "GIRTH". "GIRTH" was an amalgamation of all the elements that make great heavy metal music: killer riffs, scorching solos, memorable vocals, poignant lyrics, and a tight, imaginative rhythm section. On such soon to be classics "C-4," "Kill Procedure," and "Alexandria, "WINTERS BANE proved that they were still a band to be reckoned with.
After many years of searching for a singer with the vocal prowess to equal the talents of the departed Owens, Alexander Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) was recruited as the new voice of WINTERS BANE, far surpassing the band's expectations of what a vocalist could accomplish. Now WINTERS BANE is ready to unleash their next release, Redivivus, a return to the power metal style of Heart Of A Killer. With the addition of powerhouse drummer Mark Cross (ex-METALIUM, HELLOWEEN), WINTERS BANE's most potent line-up is now in place, and the band has delivered the best album they've ever written. On such standout songs as "The World," "Spark To Flame," and "Dead Faith," WINTERS BANE displays their musicianship and song writing abilities. Just listen and you will discover one of heavy metal's best kept secrets.
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