The musical partnership between vocalist Shawn Pelata and guitarist Brian “Hellstorm” Williams dates back to 1999, when Brian contacted Shawn with the hope of recruiting him to sing for a new project he was putting together. That short-lived endeavor became K-Octavem yielding a single album titled “Outer Limits,” issued via Germany’s Hellion Records in 2001.
Williams then continued with his main band October 31 while Pelata released two albums with melodic rock outfit Line Of Fire, as well as working with metalcore cultists KillWhitneyDead. The two kept in touch, vowing to one day work together again when the time was right.
That time, it seems, is now. An unstoppable riff machine (he’s not called “Hellstorm” for nothing), Brian soon found himself with new players, and eight new songs in need of the right voice. He knew just who to call: Shawn was brought on board and—alongside Kevin Haverlah (drums) and Howard Baker (bass)— Final Sign was born.
Divebomb Records is proud to present the debut album from Final Sign, titled “Hold High The Flame.” It’s a ravenous blend of U.S. power metal, thrash and old school heavy metal. Pelata adds, “Brian and I are really excited that our new band Final Sign is part of the Divebomb Records family! These guys know their audience, they know their Metal, and their track record speaks for itself. It’s an honor for me, personally, to have their continued support.”
Due out October 30, the track listing for “Hold High The Flame” is as follows:
1. Daring The Sun
2. Burn The Temple Down
3. Hold High The Flame
5. The Sinister Silence
6. Scaling Lies
7. Madness Eternal
8. The Ominous Black