Inspired by Magic The Gathering card game, Planeswalker is the new power metal band founded by Helion Prime guitarist Jason Ashcraft and former vocalist Sozos Michael. They have just shared the video for new track ‘The Forever Serpent’
Jason Ashcraft explains the creation of the project: “For those who follow Helion Prime understand that parting ways with Sozos was due to unfortunate struggles with visa issues as he lives in Cyprus, but I knew someday we’d work together again I just wasn’t sure how. I then got the idea to start a band based completely on Magic The Gathering lore because between Helion Prime and Dire Peril I think I’m good on sci-fi based material and why wouldn’t I need ANOTHER project. When I first heard the song Sozos had written for us I immediately knew it had to be about Nicol Bolas.”
Sozos Michael adds: “I am beyond excited for the release of ‘The Forever Serpent’, our first creative output with Jason since our collaboration in Helion Prime. As you will surely notice listening to the song (and/or watching the music video), we channeled our most primal nerdiness to this endeavor, and we have no plans to slow down! We have just begun exploring the rich and deep lore of MTG, and we are excited to see where this journey will lead us.”
Planeswalker currently has no immediate plans for a full-length album but Ashcraft would like to see something in 2021.
The music swirls and the vocals soar. This is proper fantasy metal as expected from a band inspired by a fantasy card game. The choral voices and chugging guitars lead up to a tasty guitar solo and a chant from the pages of Tolkien. Lets hope they create something full length as based on this it will be pretty damn epic.
Check it out, here
Find out more about the band via their Facebook