METALIAN - Metal, Fire & Ice  LP
METALIAN - Metal, Fire & Ice  LP
METALIAN - Metal, Fire & Ice  LP
METALIAN - Metal, Fire & Ice  LP
METALIAN - Metal, Fire & Ice LP

HRR 630, ltd 350, 150 xblack + 200 x transparent blood red vinyl, lyric sheet

Ian - vocals / guitar
Simon- guitar
Andres – bass
Tony – drums

1. Intromental
2. Metal Fire & Ice
3. Nightmare
4. Into the Unknown
5. The Traveller
6. Evel Knievel
7. Warrior


Mastered by Patrick W. Engel at TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY in May 2018.

Metalian were originally formed in Montréal, Canada, in 2003 by vocalist/guitarist Ian Wilson “after learning how to harmonize guitar solos and realizing that I could hit high notes like Rob Halford.” After playing for a few years, touring locally around eastern Canada and the US and releasing a couple of demos, EPs and albums one by one the other members had to quit due to having children and getting married. The current line-up has been together for about seven years, having toured Europe and Mexico twice respectively.

There are people who have described Metalian as classic Priest meeting Jaguar meeting Raven. “Definitely, I agree that we sound like Priest because of the falsetto vocals,” confirms Ian Wilson. “As far as our riffs go, I wouldn’t know who exactly we sound like but it’s absolutely an honor to be compared to Jaguar and Raven! We’re influenced by the NWOBHM movement for sure. I wouldn’t say we are Canadian-sounding as there are bands similar to us all over the world, for instance our friends in Voltax from Mexico.”

»Wasteland«, the band’s first full-length studio album, was originally released in 2009. However, it took a further six long years until the second Metalian record »Metal Fire And Ice« was finally unleashed in 2015. In comparison to »Wasteland«, the follow-up »Metal Fire And Ice« is a more mature album. “Absolutely,” states Ian Wilson. “Considering we were a three-piece for many years, once I finally was able to get another guitar player in the band (Simon Costa), we really push each other and it’s been making me a better player and shows in the riffs. I listen to pretty much all genres of music, so I draw a lot from classic rock, soul, punk, I don’t even know ... When we’re writing music my vocals just fall into place.”

Matthias Mader