LTD ED CD/DVD: LMC277
STD EDITION CD
LIMITED EDITION CD+DVD
01. Shadow Of the Red Baron.
03. Forever In The Dark.
06. Black Devil Ship.
07. We Will Meet Again.
09. My Angel Is Gone.
10. Only The Good Die Young.
11. Ghost Of The Tzar.
Dushan Petrossi – All guitars and
Valhalla Jr - Lead
Andreas Lindahl -keys
Vassili Moltchanov – Bass
Erik Stout - Drums
Produced by Dushan Petrossi
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at
fascination street studio.
Artwork and booklet design by Eric Philippe
4 years on from the
critically acclaimed 'Hordes Of The Brave'
Iron Mask are back with their most
potent release yet in 'Shadow Of The Red
Baron'. Home to a fine collection of
melodic neo-classical tracks, this album is
full of first class material from start to
finish. Chief songwriter and guitar
virtuoso Dushan Petrossi’s particular focus
this time was to create superb songs first
and foremost where the excellent
musicianship only lift the music to an even
“Shadow Of The Red Baron”
is home to 11 tracks which deliver melodic
neo-classical metal yet is accessible enough
for fans of traditional metal and
power/symphonic metal to get into. Each of the
10 vocal tracks feature addictive vocal
melodies in the verses and choruses. Dushan’s
virtuoso musicianship is stronger than ever
here serving up a feast of metal treats. The
lone instrumental “Ghost Of The Tsar”
offers up something different with its
aggressive vocals used to compliment Dushan’s
Once again the stunning vocals
of Valhalla Jnr are heard on the
majority of the tracks whilst Oliver
Hartmann has a guest lead vocal on
“Dreams” as well as contributing to the
backing choirs on the other numbers. New
permanent drummer Erik Stout (Reign Of
Terror) has added a solid backdrop to all
tracks with Petrossi commenting “Erik is a
real powerful drummer, I like his groove a
lot, his tom files are like earthquakes, and
he’s the perfect guy for the melodic tunes we
have on “Shadow Of The Red Baron”. A new
keyboardist in Andreas Lindahl (Narnia
/ The Murder Of My Sweet) is also present
adding deft touches and fluid solos to the
album whilts long term member Vassili
Moltchanov still anchors down the bass.
Finally Lars Eric Mattsson has a guest
spot with his guitar solo being heard on the 3rd
guitar solo on “Sahara”.
On the album Dushan comments,
“Once again there’s a mix of epic tracks,
melodic and neo classical numbers all with
great musicians and vocalists, I’m very happy
with the choruses of all songs, they stay in
your head and this is really what I wanted.
Nowadays it seems like bands have forgot how
to write good songs, which is for me the most
important thing”. The track
In the run up to the albums
creation Dushan endured a long family member
illness followed by the passing away of his
mother, this affected the lyrics and this
emotional aspect can be heard in “Forever In
The Dark”, “My Angel Is Gone”, “We Will Meet
Again” etc. However, there are also the
expected epic stories for the likes of “Black
Devil”, “Resurrection” and the title track.
The album was produced by Dushan and mixed and
mastered by Jen Bogren in Sweden at
Fascination Street Studio (Symphony X, Opeth
etc). Artist Eric Phillipe again produced a
visually grabbing piece of artwork around the
idea of the title track.
In addition a promotional video
has been filmed for “Forever In The Dark” and
this will be available on the limited edition
first press only CD/DVD dual pack. The DVD is
also home to in-depth interviews with the band
as well as a guitar lesson with Dushan where
he shows you how he plays various tracks on
the album – a must own release.
• 3rd album from one of Lion Music’s most
• Stunning collection of strong songs with
great performances and excellent production
• Limited Edition CD/DVD dual pack.
• Dushan Petrossi is available for interview
via phone or email and also able to make
guest radio station ID’s on request. Please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more