Stormrider was formed in early 2017 in Manchester by Przemyslaw, Rob and Cristiano. The line-up was finalised in May with the addition of lead singer Mike. Rooted in NWOBHM and with influences ranging from hard rock and classic heavy metal (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest) to power/thrash (Iced Earth, Kreator, Metallica), the band's music offers raw, uninhibited power combined with a keen sense of melody. Since its formation in early 2017 the band slowly but surely have established themselves on the local and North-Western gig circuit by participating in Metal 2 the Masses and one of the biggest local festivals - SOS Festival. Thanks to their live success, in the second half of 2018 they have won opening slots for the likes of Power Quest and Diamond Head which promise to help the band grow. In 2018 the band released their debut EP "Heavy Metal Machine" which was well received by fans and critics alike. Consisting of four tracks, the EP is the classic metal sound, combining vibrant guitar work and powerful vocals that display the true essence of the band!
Great sounding guitars captivate with riffs, musical themes and solos. The rhythm section is firmly set, nimble, and full of invention. Everything is well-balanced and entrances with powerful and clear tone - Heavy Metal Pages
"Heavy Metal Machine" is a combination of speed, adrenaline, raspy voice turning into scream and falsetto, and addictive riffs. It's a perfect debut and first step on the way to a career - Chaco Primero
Currently Stormrider are working on their second EP which will be released in late Spring/early Summer 2019.
POWERPLAY MAGAZINE: “HEAVY METAL MACHINE” 7/10
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