The Metal Voice recently interviewed Epic Power Metal band Warlord co-founder Drummer Mark Zonder and singer Giles Lavery
In the chat the two discussed the return of the band with a new album 'Free Spirit Soar' and their first single 'Conqueror'. As well respond to the nay sayers and how the new album was built off of the late co-founder Bill Tsamis' demos from 2016-2017
Watch interview here
Free Spirit Soar" Tracklist:
01 Behold A Pale Horse
02 The Rider
04 Worms Of The Earth
05 The Watchman (CD-exclusive track)
06 Free Spirit Soar
07 The Bell Tolls
09 Twin (CD-exclusive track)
10 Revelation XIX
Mark Zonder - Drums
Philip Bynoe - Bass
Eric Juris - Guitars
Jimmy Waldo - Keyboards
Giles Lavery - Vocals
Epic Metal pioneers WARLORD are on a mission in tribute to fallen bandmate William J Tsamis and return once more with a new album in 2024.
With »Free Spirit Soar«, a brand-new studio album by Warlord with all songs having been recorded between March and September 2023, singer Giles Lavery and drummer Mark Zonder honor their bandmate Bill Tsamis who passed away in 2021.
They are joined by Jimmy Waldo on keyboards/synthesizer, Philip Bynoe on bass and Eric Juris on guitars. “We wanted to finish these pieces of music that were started ‘for Bill’,” explains Lavery, “and the material we felt was certainly strong enough to inspire us to do so.” Regarding the guitar parts he specifies: “Bill is there where we could pull his tracks off the demo recordings, in much the same way the Beatles were recently able to rescue John Lennon’s voice from an old demo tape. however be assured this album is not "a demo", nor does it sound like one, our new guitarist Eric does most of the heavy lifting as far the recording, but all of the music was written by Bill and we stayed very very faithful to what he wrote.”
The single "Conquerors" is out now digitally and will also be released as a 7" single on April 12, 2024.