Posted in metal | music on August 29, 2013

Iron Man

Iron Man may have originally started as a Black Sabbath tribute band, but their original material more than stands up on its own. The quartet sprung from the fertile Maryland doom scene and now, 15 years after formation, are preparing a new LP for Lee Dorian's Rise Above Records/Metal Blade, out October 1. Underground no more, check out "Hail to the Haze" from the band's new LP, South of the Earth (preorder yours), which you can stream below.

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Comments (21)

Is that Karl Malone?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 12:24 PM

update: bill ward is no longer part of 'iron man'. shame they couldn't agree on contract terms...

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 12:24 PM

I guess these guys play black metal, lol!

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 1:10 PM

someone left that sausage in the frying pan a little too long.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 1:12 PM

Highly underrated, non-commercial traditional doom metal band. Great to see them getting some wider exposure after 25 years. Al Morris has been playing in heavy bands around DC and MD since the late 70's, he's the real deal.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 1:31 PM

These guys look like they have one or two glory hole stories to share.

Posted by Mr. Prex(!) | August 29, 2013 1:34 PM

I, for one, would love to hear those gloryhole tales. Any photos?

Posted by len jay | August 29, 2013 2:47 PM

I thought flaming scarves were supposed to be tolerant of other races...


"Black" metal - 1
Racist milk scarf - 0

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 4:47 PM

I pity the fool that don't like Iron Man

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 8:51 PM

DC/Maryland underdog stoner rock. Got the only band shoutout during Sleep's set at MDF. Respect.

Posted by jruss | August 29, 2013 9:24 PM

When did Iron Maiden shorten their name?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 9:29 PM

I don't find this non commercial, it sounds more accessible than most, should be on the radio.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 11:48 PM

The most un-doom song ever.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 11:06 AM

Iron Man is labeled as traditional doom, but their sound over the past 25 years has always been much wider than just the sounds of traditional doom. NWOBHM has always played an important role in their overall sound as well. They're a band that is very fluid, their dynamics move around, not just from album to album, but from song to song.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2013 9:54 AM

I'm glad Al Morris is finally getting the reconfirm he deserves. Great guitar player and nails an awesome Iommi tone with his own twist on the riffs. Check our their past.catalogue, the debut Black Night is a classic, but "I Have Returned" was as perfect as it gets.

Posted by Sarah | December 17, 2013 7:12 AM

Don't know how I feel about the music itself, but the vocalist has some nice old-school grit to it and I love it.

Posted by KENNETH | January 27, 2014 4:05 AM

Don't know how I feel about the music itself, but the vocalist has some nice old-school grit to it and I love it.

Posted by KENNETH | January 27, 2014 4:05 AM

Iron Man are finally starting to get the recognition they deserve!!

Posted by Luke | January 27, 2014 11:48 AM

Just discovered this band when I saw them on my Youtube feed. I LOVE the riffs! Not so into the constipated vocals but the music has that great sludgy, doped up, slow groove.

Posted by Chase | May 9, 2014 5:45 AM

What is needle music? Like music you listen to when shooting up heroin or needle as in vinyl?

Posted by Kylen | May 20, 2014 12:21 PM

shame they couldn't agree on contract terms...

Posted by massagem | August 8, 2014 10:32 AM

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