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UK doom heavyweights Ironrat sign with Argonauta Records and unveil new version of band’s old classic song »Weed Machine«!

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UK groove/stoner metal band Ironrat has signed with Argonauta Records for the release of their highly anticipated album »Beneath It All« in 2024.

Ironrat have unveiled new version of their old classic song »Weed Machine« to celebrate this partnership.

Featuring current and former members of Wolves In Winter, Lazarus Blackstar, Hollow Earth, Silverburn, Supercollider, Monolith Cult and more.

Courtesy of Grand Sounds PR:

UK doom heavyweights, Ironrat, proudly announce the signing record deal with Argonauta Records.

Drawing influences from the likes of Red Fang, Alice In Chains, Corrosion Of Conformity, and Mastodon, Ironrat is gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated album, »Beneath It All«, scheduled to drop in 2024. This marks the band’s return after their impactful debut, »Monument«, in 2015.

In celebration of this partnership, the band is excited to unveil a previously unreleased track, providing fans with a taste of their upcoming musical direction.

While the band faced a temporary setback with the departure of vocalist Chris due to health reasons, Ironrat utilized this time to regroup and revitalize. The result is a strengthened and revamped lineup that is now more than ready to make a powerful comeback with their upcoming record.

Despite the hiatus, Ironrat remained active on the gig scene, sharing stages with renowned acts such as Orange Goblin, Phil Campbell, OHHMS, Kal-El, Psychlona, Desert Storm, and more. Their memorable performances at events like Bloodstock, SOPHIE Fest, and Manor Fest have solidified their status in the heavy music landscape.

Recorded at Foel Studio with Chris Fielding of Conan at the production helm, the new album captures the essence of Ironrat’s signature sound with massive riffs and unparalleled heavy tones. A notable transformation in the vocal approach brings a fresh sense of melodicism and emotional weight to the core of their sound, allowing the band to expand their songwriting.

“We feel that this new record offers an exciting blend of sludge, doom and grunge influences,” says the band. “We’re super happy to be signing with Argonauta. They have some incredible artists on the roster (past and present) and we’re honoured to be part of that family. We’ve recorded an album that we’re really proud of and we’re extremely grateful to Argonauta for giving us the opportunity to share it with the world.”

Ironrat’s collaboration with Argonauta Records signifies a union of musical forces that is poised to elevate their unique sound to new heights. Stay tuned for the release of »Beneath It All« as Ironrat embarks on a thrilling chapter in their musical journey.

Ironrat is:
Martin Wiseman – Vocals, Guitar
Wayne Hustler – Guitar
Stuart Hillman – Bass
Gordon Wilkinson – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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