There are a number of significant features which help to distinguish a good metal act from an outstanding one. Musical skills, strong songwriting qualities and a professional performance are some of the prerequisites which every band should have, but much more important is an individual style, an independent artistic signature, a band's own trademark. Alpha Tiger from Freiberg in Saxony have found their own DNA. Their latest album is not only called iDENTITY, it also presents precisely that individual profile. ''When we released our debut album Man Or Machine in 2011, it was greeted by raving reviews because lots of fans felt reminded of the golden age of heavy metal. Although this was an ideal start for us, it was nothing we wanted to limit ourselves to,'' guitarist and main songwriter Peter Langforth explains, adding: ''Instead of remaining in the comfort zone of our newly-acquired fan base, our second release Beneath The Surface already saw us develop more individualistic and topical traits without straying too far from our basic style. We've completed this process on iDENTITY, now we sound the way we always felt Alpha Tiger should.''
Following the advance release of 'Lady Liberty' in early summer 2014, Alpha Tiger have shot a video to support their new single 'We Won't Take It Anymore'. The band are also planning a number of spectacular release shows to follow the album launch entitled 'Alpha Tiger & Friends', which are scheduled to feature a number of the group's pals.
So everything is ready: the new album iDENTITY presents the musicians Peter Langforth, Stephan Dietrich, Alexander Backasch (guitar), Dirk Frei (bass) and David Schleif (drums) as a mature and independent metal act who are guaranteed to win lots of new fans with their upcoming live shows.
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