History

Stormzone were formed initially as a studio project in 2004 by vocalist John ‘Harv’Harbinson who was itching for a new creative outlet after a brief break from the rock industry. Harbinson had previously enjoyed success in bands such as No Sweat, Fastway, Sweet Savage and Den of Thieves (who enjoyed considerable and continuing success in the Japanese rock market). Harbinson immediately set about recruiting session musicians, which would lead to the recording and release of the debut Stormzone album, ‘Caught In The Act’, in 2007.

At one point Harbinson joined an Iron Maiden tribute band with bassist Graham McNulty as a side project. During rehearsals, the band decided to compose some original material, which brought Harbinson to realise that he had a functioning live band; a band he could fold into Stormzone allowing the outfit to go beyond the studio and onto the road.

In 2008, Stormzone were to play Firefest in Nottingham England but down a drummer at this point, Davy Bates (ex-Sweet Savage) stepped in to save the day, which then led Bates into the bands ranks on a permanent basis.Following extensive live success in Europe, the band decided to record a new album in the vein of their rapidly evolving classic metal style. Having already caught the attention of rock industry producer/DJ Neil Kay, (famed for discovering Iron Maiden) he consequently agreed to co-produce the resulting album, 2010's ‘Death Dealer’.

Following ‘Death Dealer’ the band hit the road hard. Highlights included supporting American rockers Tesla, appearing at 2009's Sweden Rocks Festival and playing a sold out show in the bands hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland supporting Y&T.Early 2011 saw another quake in the ranks, which would lead to guitarist Steve Moore entering the fold. Moore had previously played with Riff Master General and Fireland, toured with the likes of Kreator and Dragonforce and has appeared on, and engineered, several albums.

After supporting Stryper on the Spanish leg of their 2011 European tour, the band played the W.E.T. stage at Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany before setting about recorded their third album ‘Zero To Rage’. The album was produced by guitarist Steve Moore at his FireMachine Studio in Antrim, Northern Ireland and was released by SPV/Steamhammer in November 2011. 

2013 saw the band shake hands with a new label, Metal Nation Records, which was founded by Jess Cox, ex-Neat Records/Edgy Records boss and original Tygers Of Pan Tang vocalist. The fourth album ‘Three Kings’ would be released later that year, in September 2013. The very first Stormzone video was also shot that summer, with the album title track video going on to achieve over 30,000 views in just a few months since its release.

Following the release of ‘Three Kings’ the band once again hit the road, playing several tours across the UK & Ireland, with bands such as Saxon and appearing at prestigious festivals such as Sonisphere & Bloodstock Open Air.

Just over a year on from ‘Three Kings’ Stormzone are about to embark on yet another journey. Having spent some time once again behind the locked doors of FireMachine Studio, the band has only just emerged. A new album has been completed, a concept album based on humanity's tendency to sin, otherwise know as capital vices or cardinal sins but most famously known as the ‘Seven Sins’. 

‘Seven Sins’ is available now via Metal Nation Records.

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Tour Dates


  • Diamond Head / Stormzone

    Date: 24 November 2017
    Location: Voodoo, Belfast

Seven Sins

Seven Sins

The new album from Stormzone is out now on Metal Nation Records

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