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GlobMetal Promotions & Metal 1on1 is proud to

present a power metal act, with their eighth full-length

release << Riders Of Steel >>

FFO: Helloween, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian,

Imperial Age (Russia), Symphony X, Exciter (CAN),

Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards


Band: Arida Vortex

Home: Russia (Moscow)

Style: Power Metal

Title: Riders of Steel

Type: full-length

Release: 30th April 2020

Runtime: 40:12

Label: SoundAge Productions

PR: GlobMetal Promotions

Artwork: Mayhem Project Design

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: Remarkable speed-driven & fuel pumping tight duel harmonization that contains power chords & fret-board riffage & solos, with ravage pickings of the bass

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: Powerful screaming/clean vocals, rough around the edges

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Pounding & thundering drum patterns & beats

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: Riders of steel is a nine-track of over forty minutes of a loud and powerful anthem release, that warms the listen up with the first opening track "Guests From My Nightmare" giving the listener a strange opening, then breaking into a nightmare-ish/medieval-ish fantasy keyboard playing style (could have been composed by Danny Elfman), then we have the second track 'Small Toy Soldier' that sounds like a mixture of Helloween & Gamma Ray playing style & sound, then the rest of the album is unleash upon your ears, and plays like a greatest hits of your favour melodic power, American power, heavy metal & speed metal or collaborates of your favourite artists/songs, giving the listener an experience and adrenaline rush of outstanding classic power metal, that filled with everything you could ask in an album; each track has deliverance of various compositions of individually unique and creativity of flashy guitar virtuoso style playing, thundering drumming, outstanding vocal arrangements, while the rest of the music intertwines with additional sound-fix, small keyboard/paino inserts, power anthem chants, catchy music, (last five tracks) features an female guest vocalist, turning these tracks into romantic/duet power ballard & driven-anthem epic/power metal tracks


**Just take a listen - worth the listen and playtime - not to be missed*

*outstanding* *entertaining & well-executed* *mind-blowing* *full of energy*


crusade Power Metal

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: Dymatic and epic, with artwork like this and a title like 'Riders of Steel' gives the impression, that the listener is in for an epic journey/battle of a powerful crusade music

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: The whole album and the artwork

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none!


Roman Guryev (guitars)

Vadim Sergeyev (drums)

Alexander Fedonin (bass)

Alexander Strelnikov (guitars)

Evgeny Epishin (vocals)


#01. Guests From My Nightmares (02:00)

#02. Small Toy Soldier (04:08)

#03. Riders Of Steel (05:02)

#04. We Will Rise Again (05:53)

#05. Run To Nowhere (04:13)

#06. My Turn (03:49)

#07. The Invincible (02:13)

#08. Damned And Killed (08:28)

#09. To Be By Your Side (04:26)


Evil Sorcery (2003)

Flames of Sunset (2006)

Invisible Tension (2011)

Аве, рок! (2013)

Hail to Rock (2014)

The Illustrated Man (2015)

Upside Down EP (2015)

Wild Beast Show (2016)

Small Toy Soldier EP (2018)

Riders of Steel (2020 )

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