Category 7

Category 7

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Format: CD

Cat No: 160882

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Release Date:  26 July 2024

Label:  Metal Blade / Metal Blade Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  039841608823

Genres:  Hard Rock & Metal  Heavy Metal  

  • Description

    With veteran musicians from such legendary bands as Anthrax, Armored Saint, Adrenaline Mob, Machine Head, Overkill, Exodus, and Shadows Fall, it's hard not to think of Category 7 as a supergroup. "I think we're pretty super," jokes guitarist Phil Demmel, who has earned mega-metal cred over the decades as a member of Machine Head, Vio-Lence, Kerry King, and has also played as a fill-in road guitarist for Slayer, Lamb of God, Overkill, and others. "Really, I feel like this is a band, not a side project. And I feel like we have written this incredible piece of music, and we're not done. I'm so proud of the way this came together and the people who were involved. And I think we all feel super positive about this and what else we can do with it going forward."
    The songs on the band's self-titled debut speak for themselves. As crushing and confrontational as an armed rebellion, as rhythmically thunderous as a storm of golf ball-sized hail, and as fiercely melodic as infectious riffs and aggressive vocals can be, Category 7 is a new breed of metal that lives up to the storied histories of its members. They're as heavy as a battleship, yet the songs are meticulously structured, skillfully balancing thrash beats, New Wave of British Heavy Metal rhythms, punk metal attitude, blistering and ferocious dual guitar work, and scar-inflicting vocals. "It's all about big verses and big songs, and it has a lot of the elements we've explored in our other bands," explains guitarist and main songwriter Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Universe, Noturnall).

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. In Stitches
      • 2. Land I Used to Love
      • 3. Apple of Discord
      • 4. Exhausted
      • 5. Runaway Truck
      • 6. White Flags and Bayonets
      • 7. Mousetrap
      • 8. Waver at the Breaking Point
      • 9. Through Pink Eyes
      • 10. Etter Stormen