Band who inspired Metallica are set to release first new album in 32 years

South Shields heavy metal band Mythra played their first gig in 30 years at Brofest. Pic: Finite Photography.
South Shields heavy metal band Mythra played their first gig in 30 years at Brofest. Pic: Finite Photography.

A release date has been set for a South Tyneside heavy metal band’s first album in three decades.

Mythra are set to release Warriors Of Time: The Anthology next month.

The recording is made up of Mythra tracks from 1979 through to the early 80s and five new songs.

The band – made up of Vince High, Maurice Bates, John Roach, Alex Perry, Colin Hird and Phil Davies – say they’ve been shocked by the demand for their new recording.

The band, credited as having inspired US rock giants Metallica, reunited on stage for the first time in 32 years at Newcastle music festival Brofest in February.

Since then, they’ve been inundated with bookings for festivals across Europe and have signed a deal with Skol records.

Singer Vince High. Pic: Finite Photography.

Singer Vince High. Pic: Finite Photography.

Singer Vince, a dad-of-three, from South Shields, said: “It’s been a long time since we released anything, over 30 years, so we’re feeling pretty upbeat and quite excited about the new release.

“We’ve got more than 1,000 likes on our Facebook page now and there’s a lot of interest in this new album and a big demand for it.

“That’s got us quite excited and on the back of all this we’ve been offered a spot at a musical festival in Germany next year.”

Warriors of Time: The Anthology is being released as a limited edition CD on November 30 and only 1,000 copies are up for grabs.

It’s been a long time since we released anything, over 30 years, so we’re feeling pretty upbeat and quite excited about the new release.

Vince High, singer

A limited run of 500 vinyls will then be released early next year.

Fans can pre-order to make sure they don’t miss out on the rare recording.

Vince, 56, added: “There’s a mixture on the album of some of the old recordings and five brand new songs that we’ve written since getting back together.

“We’ve got more songs in the pipeline too, for a potential follow-up.

“We’re starting to think more about releasing more stuff after this album.”

To pre-order Mythra’s new album, go to www.hrrshop.de