Skillful forged, knightly blessed

Base: Florida • USA
Genre: Classic Heavy Metal
Title: Slavery Or Steel
Format: Album
Label: Iron Shield
Release: September 7th, 2018

Attention: This is absolutely no material for the high-gloss-spoiled masses of superficial listeners and in-between consuming perfection fetishists. And that neither musically nor in terms of cover-art and optical representation of the band - DUNGEON WOLF wants to be just that, so extraordinary, cranky and standing for itself!

As a true believer, totally devoted to CLASSIC HEAVY METAL, vocalist and guitarist Deryck Heignum performs his music with complete passion.

And the fully convinced also has a big heart for the concerns of the working class, as he shows textually equally impressive with the fascinating song highlight "Worker Metal Might".

In fact, the fabulously self-made debut album "Slavery Or Steel" is a treat for lovers of the old, original musical values ​​of the genre. With the Metal gods!

Whether DUNGEON WOLF amazes progressively, or rises epic, whether he electrifies with power or speed bonds - master Heignum combines all the components of his varied songs with artistically fabulous bravery.

Because the fantastic time when Heavy Metal was still genuine and was primarily characterized by knights, swords, castles, dragons, demons, and all sorts of dark mysticism, will never lose its great appeal!

Moving from the frigid land of Cleveland, Ohio to humid Florida, Deryck teamed up with master of the bass and studio engineer Stan Martell along with expert drummer Austin Lane and the three recorded 2015’s "A Dark Formation" under the band name Stormlurker.

The release by Stormlurker was critically acclaimed with its combination of Thrash and traditional Metal. Unfortunately, due to being under funded it never made its mark on the Metal scene the way it should of though a sonic representation is to be found here.

The three Metal maniacs got together again in 2017 under the name DUNGEON WOLF in order to record a more melodic and much more traditional album entitled "Slavery Or Steel".

German label Iron Shield Records signed DUNGEON WOLF in early March. May these legendary album gets the exposure it deserves!

The very deliberately created old-school frontcover of the album clearly reveals that the timeless sound of the glorious 80s is honored herewith:

Official release date of "Slavery Or Steel": September 7th, 2018

Planning on the 2018 release the band asked for a couple of early reviews to create a buzz and received the following accolade from the review site Heavy Metal Time Machine:
"'Slavery Or Steel' is the cream of the crop as far as new Metal offerings are concerned! Kudos to everyone involved with DUNGEON WOLF's grade A debut!".

"Slavery Or Steel" is poised to make one of the biggest explosions with a debut release that the Metal scene has seen in quite some time due to the absolute original sound, top notch songwriting and production that is second to none. (Markus Eck)

1. Hidden Dreams 4:18
2. Last Alive 4:31
3. Slavery or Steel 5:49
4. Borderlands 5:03
5. While the Gods Laugh 4:49
6. Dark Child 4:39
7. Worker Metal Might 6:46
8. Lord of Endless Night 5:27

total: 41:23 min.

Deryck Heignum (guitar, vocals)
Stan Martell (bass)
Austin Lane (drums)

2018 Slavery Or Steel (full-length)