AUDREY HORNE ring the Devil’s Bell with a future Scandinavian hard rock classic!
Fuel to the fire – that’s what relentless hard rock outfit AUDREY HORNE ignites! What started back in
2002 soon took the Norwegians and their expertly-executed, riff-soaked fury all the way to the top of
the rock scene. USA metal outlet Angry Metal Guy even dubbed the band as ‘the first extreme metal
collective to rediscover and mercilessly plunder the sacred crypts of 70s and 80s radio rock, leaving
naught behind for subsequent tomb raiders but Frank Stallone 8-tracks and broken pieces
of Toto and Billy Joel imports.’ Four years after their much-praised album Blackout the Norwegians
are back for more with their seventh album! Devil’s Bell is out on April 22, 2022 and proves to be a
massive rock’n’roll album full of infectious earworms!
Devil’s Bell offers 9 fist-pumping songs that will shake concert venues worldwide. The album kicks off
with charging opener “Ashes to Ashes”, followed by “Animal”, a stripped down rocker that will make
you go crazy. Songs such as “Danse Macabre” and “Break Out” prove to be real rock anthems with
big arena choruses, showcasing frontman Toschie in top shape, followed by the instrumental “Return
To Grave Valley”, immediately creating a laid back atmosphere. Title track “Devil’s Bell” starts off with
a strong guitar solo by Ice Dale that leads into a pure melodic hard rock anthem, while “All Is Lost”
offers excellent head-turning drumming as the central element of the song.
Toschie once again proves that he has one of the most charismatic and energetic voices in rock. The
kinetic guitar-work of Ice Dale (Enslaved) and Thomas Tofthagen (ex-Sahg) underline an outstanding
genre-warp of 70s and 80s rock via NWOBHM, keeping the music rocking and the listener locked in.
As with every AUDREY HORNE album, there are no duds or misfires as the songs flow together
seamlessly, making Devil’s Bell a delight to play from the first tune straight to the end. The band is
tight, the music is festive, and the songs stick on the first listen – that’s how a modern hard rock
album should sound!