Formed in 2012 and influenced by bands such as Motorhead, Judas Preist, and Accept is Traitor, and after releasing “Last Hope For The Wretched” earlier in the year, Traitor is now preparing to unleash their latest offering on CD format on July 8th, through First Blood Family Records. I caught up with Greg Lundmark and Joe Rado to discuss this and all things Traitor.
TRAITOR released their debut EP Delaware Destroyers in late 2014, and embarked on a powerful journey to discover their sound. TRAITOR explores a wide range of themes from personal loss, political strife, and war, as well as mutant heroes and cult movies. Not wishing to constrain themselves within the slim margins of what defines metal genres today, TRAITOR’s personal brand of heavy metal can range from thundering double bass and ripping speed riffs, to bass-heavy single kick jams under a grooving solo. Further distinguishing TRAITOR from the masses is their twin vocal attack. Led primarily by Greg’s gruff traditional vocal style, they also bring out Joe’s death-thrash vocals for a backup punch, as well as leads on their heavier songs. TRAITOR released their second, self-titled EP in 2017, as well as their split 7 with SACRIFICIAL BLOOD, featuring the song “Weapon X“. January 2022 saw the digital release of their debut full-length album, Last Hope For The Wretched, showcasing TRAITOR’s exclusive brand of heavy metal that disregards trends, breaks free of the shackles of purity, and delivers an attack that is truly one of a kind.
Listen on Bandcamp: https://traitorphl.bandcamp.com/album…
Previously, the album had been released on vinyl in February.
TRAITOR is: Greg Lundmark – Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals Brian Mikus – Rhythm Guitar/Backup Vocals Tony “Gloves” Didonato – Bass Joe Rado – Drums/Backup & Lead Vocals
Links: Bandcamp: http://traitorphl.bandcamp.com
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