With the release of their debut Maxi EP entitled The Beyond, Italy’s traditional heavy metal warriors SIGN OF THE JACKAL have dominated the #1 position on the CMJ LOUD ROCK TOP TEN CHART for two weeks in a row during the month of March. Having dominated the list full of legends and heavyweights such as MOTORHEAD, DIO, DEICIDE, GRAVE DIGGER, BELPHEGOR, CAULDRON and GHOST, the band are very excited as they look forward to their upcoming appearance at Germany’s KEEP IT TRUE festival on April 29th followed by the release of their debut full-length album on Heavy Artillery Records later this year. SOTJ frontwoman Laura Coller had this to say about the band’s latest success:
”We are very proud of our work on The Beyond and are really glad to see so many people enjoying it. It is a true honor for us to receive the support of the American metal fans and we will continue spreading the message that old school heavy metal is still alive around the world! Right now we are preparing for our performance at KIT later this month… we want to give our fans a killer performance before we head back to finish work on our upcoming album.”
SIGN OF THE JACKAL first gained praise from the international metal community during late 2009 with the release of their debut single, Haunted House Tapes. Gearing up for a busy 2011, SIGN OF THE JACKAL have returned with The Beyond, a five track Maxi EP to be released by HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS in advance of the band’s appearance at Germany’s KEEP IT TRUE festival alongside label mates ENFORCER in April. A collection of rare studio tracks and obscure cover versions for die-hard heavy metal maniacs, The Beyond was released in a limited edition of 2000 CDs and 500 vinyl MLPs on March 8th in the USA and March 14th in Europe.
SIGN OF THE JACKAL’s female fronted melodic metal attack fuses influences from classic Italian horror films from legends such as Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava and Dario Argento with pure heavy metal for fans of Warlock, Doro, Iron Maiden, Acid, Bitch and Blacklace or, more recently, Enforcer, RAM, White Wizzard and Cauldron.
Catch SIGN OF THE JACKAL live at KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL XIV:
April 29th-30th 2011 Lauda Koenigshofen, GERMANY
Listen to SIGN OF THE JACKAL at heavyartillery.bandcamp.com/album/the-beyond