With the release of their debut single Haunted House Tapes in May on Heavy Artillery Records, Italy’s traditional heavy metal warriors SIGN OF THE JACKAL threw their hat in a ring that has been predominantly dominated by the Swedes, Germans and Americans to date. Their 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, Iron Maiden, Acid, Bitch and Blacklace or more recently, Enforcer, RAM, White Wizzard and Cauldron. Eager to earn their share of fandom in the resurging world of traditional heavy metal, SIGN OF THE JACKAL offer a preview of the demo version of “Night of the Undead” from their forthcoming debut album In the Mark of the Beast, tentatively scheduled for a March 2011 worldwide release on Heavy Artillery Records.
Listen to “Night of the Undead” at http://www.myspace.com/signofthejackalmetal
Catch SIGN OF THE JACKAL live during these festival appearances:
September 18th 2010 Villa Rosa di Martinsicuro (TE), ITALY @ Heavy Metal Night 3
April 29th-30th 2011 Lauda Koenigshofen, GERMANY @ Keep It True XIV
Born in the frigid winter of 2007 in the Rovereto, Italy four friends were brought together by a mutual passion for classic heavy metal and horror movies. These four friends sought to create a band that paid homage to such 80’s metal legends as Warlock, Black Knight, Taist of Iron, Black Lace, Judas Priest and Lizzy Borden-that band became SIGN OF THE JACKAL. The core of the band was formed with Bob on rhythm/lead guitar, Sergio Mate on drums, Kill on bass and lead vocalist and front woman Laura on vocals. The bulk of gigs in their first year found SIGN OF THE JACKAL covering their favorite classic metal songs, opting to avoid the hits and instead keep things interesting with a set list full of rare b-sides and obscure album tracks. However, the band desired to write their own songs and have a fuller sound so in April 2008 rhythm guitarist Max was added to complete the line-up. With the line up complete, SIGN OF THE JACKAL quickly found their own sound, meshing together classic metal and horror influences to create a buzz for themselves amongst European underground metal fans. By Winter 2008 SIGN OF THE JACKAL’s debut two track demo, the aptly-named Haunted House Tapes, found its way across the Atlantic to American underground metal fans and ultimately to HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS which gave Haunted House Tapes the vinyl treatment.
Listen to SIGN OF THE JACKAL at http://www.myspace.com/signofthejackalmetal