Hailing from the frozen tundra of Ontario, AxMinister are the heroes of metal the world needs! Initially formed back in the forgotten mists of metallic history (1999); the power-trio returns in 2018 with their next triumph ‘The Crucible of Sin’ to follow singles ‘Visceral Speed’ (2017), ‘AXistential Christmas‘ (2015), ‘Unborn Warriors: The Cries of Tomorrow’ (2015) and full length ‘Betray Everything’ (2015).
Warriors of metal on a holy quest AxMinister is inspired by Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Manowar and can be best described with a sound that of a sped up Type O Negative.
Teaming up with us at Metal Nation, we’re excited to premiere AxMinister’s new lyric video for their first single Prey, a track inspired by the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon, but written with a comedic take meant to be shocking and sexy, as well as a little bit cheesy/cheeky with a Type O Negative approach.
“Our soon to be released EP “The Crucible of Sin” sports a sense of humour. It tries to tell a… at times, nihilistic, story about love, lust, oppression, and redemption. Following every recording and show, we try to reflect on our own mistakes, and attempt to improve. We grew to understand our 90s thrash/traditional style of songwriting, and compose accordingly. This EP has that ‘90’s warm thrash sound akin to Megadeth’s Youthanasia album. We hope old and new audiences join us on a journey that is at times fictional, visual and imaginative, while other times introspective and contemplative. We like you to dance, head bang, and mosh to it.”
‘The Crucible of Sin’ is due out May 4, 2018 and available for pre-order on Bandcamp here.
1. Prey (4:15)
2. Salvation (4:16)
3. The Trials of Hercules (4:06)
4. The Succubus and the Crucible of Sin (5:10)
5. Sanctus Equitis Mortis (5:06)