Inner Axis with double single Midnight Hunter / Steelbladed Avenger.
The Heavy Metal band Inner Axis starts into spring 2021 with two brand new power-driven tracks, which will be released each as a digital single as well as double-feature CD and 12” Vinyl-Maxi. Both songs were produced at the Pitchblack Studios and deliver a perfect genre sound, noticeably enhanced by new band member and guitarist Nino Helfrich (also Iron Angel) and Annihilator bass player Rich Gray, who contributes with his skills on both tracks. Also, regarding the artwork, the band does not make any compromise by hiring specialist Jan Yrlund, who also worked for Manowar, Apocalyptica, Battle Beast, Bon Jovi und Korpiklaani before.
The first single is called Midnight Hunter and will be released with an instrumental b-side on April, 9th together with a music video. Some additional video specials are also due for release in the following days and weeks. Midnight Hunter demonstrates the band’s capabilities to create and perform powerful, epic as well as catchy songs in the spirit of classic 80s metal, which is also emphasized by the cover artwork design and visual presentation of the music video. In addition to this, female bass player Melissa Cavo is featured on the performance shots of this video.
The second single Steelbladed Avenger, to be released on May, 14th incl. an instrumental b-side, the band goes full throttle with another epic and catchy metal hymn. Even more developed in terms of sound and composition, these two new singles set a new level in the band’s musical career. Regarding the music video they joined forces with director Alex Popov, who also was responsible for the special effects of the Oscar nominated movie Two Distant Strangers as well as director Danny McBride (producer and writer for Underworld) The team produced the short movie Fallen Angel, which was combined with Inner Axis`performance shots creating the perfect Steelbladed Avenger music clip.
The movie and clip also feature actress Ellen Hollmann (The Steelbladed Avenger), who recently finished her part in The Matrix 4 and worked on projects such as Criminal Minds, Spartacus, CSI:Las Vegas, Scorpion King 4, Lethal Weapon: Series, NCIS: New Orleans. Additional performers include Steven Dunlevy (Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick 2, Logan: the wolverine, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw), Scott Mcelroy (Reservoir Dogs, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Underworld…stunts für Pulp Fiction) and Anthony De Longis (Master of the Universe, Star Trek Voyager, Highlander:Series, Batman Returns).