Sonic Prophecy was formed officially in 2008. They wanted to capture the excitement and sound of such bands as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, Hammerfall, and Kamelot while melding other musical styles, arriving at a sound all their own.
After the first year, some songs were written and the band played their first live shows, opening for the mighty Tyr and Alestorm on the Pagan Knights Tour in 2009. Later in that year the first demo was released with positive feedback. They followed that up with many more live performances including big opening gigs, this time for the classic bands Ratt, Cinderella, Accept, and Sabaton.
In mid-2010 Sonic Prophecy began the production of their debut album, “A Divine Act of War”, which was released independently in mid 2011, receiving great reviews and solidifying a sound undeniably their own. During this time period, the band did some regional touring throughout California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho which included headlining Power Metal festivals in both Denver and Las Vegas as well as having their music used in the television series “Rock n’ Lock”, a video game “Volgarr the Viking”, and the Danny Trejo movie “Vengeance”.
In early 2012 Sonic Prophecy began the writing process for their second full length album, “Apocalyptic Promenade”, which is scheduled to be released in early 2015. This album combines the melody and beauty of symphonic power metal while maintaining the crunch, drive and power of traditional metal. The album was mastered by Trevor Sadler at Mastermind Productions (Rush, Triumph, Nine Inch Nails, Live). Album highlights include power metal tracks Temple of the Sun and Born of Steel and Fire, traditional metal tracks Apocalyptic Promenade and The Warriors Heart, the power ballad track Fire Messiah, and the epic 12 minute track The Fist of God.
In January 2015 the band announced that were signed with Maple Metal Records. Apocalyptic Promenade was released on March 24th. The band will be touring in support of “Apocalyptic Promenade” and branch into new markets. The band will also begin the writing process for the next album.
New Release Savage Gods due out on January 19th via Rockshots Records.
Vocalist Shane Provstgaard comments:
“We think our fans will love this album! Savage Gods, as a record, basically combines all of the things I think people liked about our previous releases and then moves us forward into new areas musically and lyrically. For our fans, there will be no mistaking this is Sonic Prophecy, but we definitely cover some new exciting ground on this record.”
“Savage Gods” follows SONIC PROPHECY’s 2015 sophomore release “Apocalyptic Promenade” (Maple Metal Records), an album that combined the melody and beauty of symphonic power metal while maintaining the crunch, drive and power of traditional metal plus their 2011 debut “A Divine Act of War”, which had its music placed in the television series “Rock n’ Lock”, the video game “Volgarr the Viking” and movie Danny Trejo’s “Vengeance”.
The upcoming release lyrically covers many topics, from quests and medieval wars, to mechanized genocide, to the dangers associated with extremist ideologies. Broadening and stretching their musical palate, “Savage Gods” will give fans an adventurous listening experience. It’s an album that combines melodic hard rock, driving heavy metal, and chest pounding anthems in a way that is uniquely Sonic Prophecy.
“This is pure heavy metal with driving guitars, thundering drums, and some of what I feel is my best vocal work to date. With songs “Night Terror, “Unholy Blood” and the album title track, we’ve really laid down a brutal sonic backdrop, along with keeping the melody, which is important to our music.” adds vocalist Shane Provstgaard.
Following “Savage Gods” release, SONIC PROPHECY has plans to hit the road and tour across North America, Europe and beyond. The band has performed with Tyr, Alestorm, Ratt, Cinderella, Accept and Sabaton.
Sonic Prophecy – Night Terror
Sonic Prophecy – Sacred Ashes (live at the Complex 2016)
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