Origin: Portugal
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Ironsword  


Founded in 1995 as a one-man project by Tann (though their first album wasn't until 2002, and in fact they didn't play live until 2004), Ironsword is essentially a poor man's Manilla Road, particularly given Tann's gruff vocals that are eerily similar to Mark Shelton's. Musically, too, Manilla Road is a soundalike (particularly that band's earlier works), though Ironsword is less prone to the drawn-out epics and usually stick to shorter, more traditional metal song structures (the band themselves name their inspiration from bands such as Cirith Ungol and Brocas Helm, as well as Manilla Road). Clearly this band isn't about to change the face of metal, but it's nice to hear a retro band that doesn't draw from the same old influences (i.e. Euro speed/power metal).

Current Members

Joao Fonseca

guitars/vocals

Jorge Martins

bass

Joao Monteiro

drums

Former Members/Guests

Axemaster (Victor)

bass

Rick Thor

bass

Hammer (Ricardo)

drums

Arrno Maalm (Beto Arrais)

drums


Discography



Ironsword 
2002 Miskatonic
  1. Intro
  2. March On
  3. King Of All Kings
  4. Legions
  5. Under The Flag Of Rome
  6. Into The Arena
  7. Ancient Sword Of The Dead
  8. Call Of Doom
  9. Guardians
  10. Burning Metal
  11. Outro
  • Joao Fonseca
  • Axemaster
  • Hammer




Return Of The Warrior 
2004 Miskatonic
  1. Ironsword
  2. Beginning of the End
  3. First Masters
  4. Return of the Warrior
  5. Brothers of the Blade
  6. Nemedian Chronicles
  7. Way of the Barbarian
  8. Dragons of the Sea
  9. The Wench
  10. War Hymn
  11. Death or Glory
  12. Let the Titans Collide
  • Joao Fonseca
  • Rick Thor
  • Arrno Maalm

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Overlords Of Chaos 
2008 Shadow Kingdom
  1. Death Of The Gods
  2. And Ending In Fire
  3. Overlords Of Chaos
  4. Blood And Honor
  5. Cimmeria
  6. Wrath Of Crom
  7. Hyperborean Hordes
  8. Road Warriors
  9. Fear The Night
  10. Dark Shadows Of Stygia
  11. Crown Of Iron
  12. Call Of Cthulu
  13. The Pyre Of Kings
  • Joao Fonseca
  • Rick Thor
  • Arrno Maalm

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Metal Observer 



None But The Brave 
2015 Shadow Kingdom
  1. Forging the Sword
  2. Kings of the Night
  3. Calm Before the Storm
  4. None But the Brave
  5. Ring of Fire
  6. Betrayer
  7. The Usurper
  8. Army of Darkness
  9. Vengeance Will Be Mine
  10. Cursed and Damned
  11. Eye for an Eye
  12. The Shadow Kingdom
  • Joao Fonseca
  • Jorge Martins
  • Joao Monteiro


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