Vinyl Maniacs/ GMR Music, coloured vinyl, ltd 100, printed inner sleeve, Firmly based in the field of Epic Doom Metal, Anchorite was formed in 2018 at the Malta Doom Metal Festival, when vocalist Leo Stivala (Forsaken, ex-Reflection) and Swedish bassist/song-writer Peter Svensson (Void Moon, Assassin’s Blade, ex-Goatess) decided to form a band together. After trying several guitarists, the perfect fit was found in Martin Jepsen Andersen (Blindstone, Meridian, ex-Reece). The album contains a heartfelt tribute to the late frontman of Manilla Road, Mark “The Shark” Shelton, called “Valhalla Awaits”. The track also features guest appearances from ex-Manilla Road members Randy Foxe (drums) and Bryan Patrick (vocals). The album was mixed by Magnus “Devo” Andersson (ex-Marduk) at Endarker Studio. Anchorites main inspirational sources are bands such as Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass and Manilla Road, and its safe to say that they play Epic Doom Metal, but with their own original twist.