Varkan emerged from the Arizona desert with hard-hitting heavy metal that pulls from grandiose power metal, belligerent 80’s thrash, and 70’s rock anthems.
The formidable foursome delivers charismatic, high-energy performances that hearken back to the glory days of rock n’ roll. With dueling guitars à la Maiden and Priest, and hooks that dig themselves deeper into your brain with every listen, their songs will play in your head long after the show is over.
Varkan also gives back to the community, having organized various charity events like a Queen tribute show to benefit the Mercury Phoenix Trust AIDS foundation, and a heavy metal food drive to benefit United Food Bank.
The band has released two demos, “Back to the Butcher” (2015) and “Filthy Human Race” (2016). Their long-awaited debut album, ‘Varkan‘, is due for release March 8, 2019 via Black Monarch Productions.
Mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, Hammerfall, At the Gates), the album has no shortage of energetic earworms that are bound to make you bang your head.
“We’ve poured our blood, sweat, and tears into this album, which has been in the works since before the band’s inception in 2014,” says lead singer/guitarist Alec Damiano. “We’re extremely excited to unleash it unto the world!“
‘Varkan‘ Track Listing:
1. Divided States
2. Shadow Self
3. Eclipse of My Soul
4. Rats From a Sinking Ship
5. Nocturnal Pollutions
6. The Revenge of the Black Queen
7. The Wound Never Heals
8. Born on Samhain
9. Filthy Human Race
Produced and mixed by: Joe Asselin at Switchblade Sound
Mastered by: Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman
Artwork by: Efrain Becerra / specgraphics.net
Pre-orders will be available Monday, January 14.
Alec Damiano – lead vocals, guitar
Dom Scarano – guitar, backing vocals
Sal Barragan – bass, backing vocals
Michael Rodriguez – drums, backing vocals