Tailgunner's debut album, Guns For Hire, is a thunderous explosion of classic heavy metal that catapults this UK band into the stratosphere.
Let’s be honest, if you’re a group of young metalheads in 2023 looking to make a name for yourselves and your band name is the same as an Iron Maiden song, you’d better be ready to deliver the goods. And Tailgunner do just that on Guns For Hire. In a world where being a young metal band is a daunting challenge, Tailgunner exceed expectations with an album that will leave headbangers in pure ecstasy.
Collaborating with producer Olof Wikstrand (Enforcer), the band crafted an album that hits all the right notes for die-hard metal fans. Guns For Hire delivers the blistering speed, grandiose melodies, and commanding vocals that define the genre. With ten infectious hymns for the heavy, the album unleashes an auditory assault that will resonate for eternity.
Since their emergence in early 2022, Tailgunner has taken the underground metal scene by storm. Their rapid ascent includes a barrage of singles, the crushing debut Crashdive EP, and not one, but two headline tours in the UK, with sold-out shows galore. These achievements solidify the unwavering demand for genuine heavy metal, and Tailgunner is here to satiate that hunger.
Self-described as "Laser Guided Riffs N' Hooks that Kill!" the band lives up to their bold claim. Their music is a relentless barrage of speed, volume, and catchiness that will tear your face off. Tailgunner fearlessly stakes their claim as the torchbearers of the genre's future, eyes locked on the horizon, ready to soar like a missile. This is unapologetic, no-holds-barred heavy metal at its finest.
Bass player and founder Thomas Hewson defines Tailgunner as a heavy metal band, incorporating elements of speed metal and old-school power metal. Their influences, which include legends such as Helloween, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, King Diamond, and Judas Priest, shine through in every moment. The band's unwavering love for the '80s era resonates throughout their music. In essence, Tailgunner embodies the essence of pure heavy metal, designed for the present and destined for eternity.
Guns For Hire is a testament to Tailgunner's prowess and their relentless dedication to the metal gods. With this album, they have firmly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, delivering a sonic experience that will captivate metalheads from all corners of the globe. If you're a fan of the genre, prepare to be blown away by Tailgunner's explosive debut. Their arrival is a herald of a new era for heavy metal, and it's a glorious one indeed.