This is the required battle garb of A Band of Orcs and the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe's bid for total heavy metal Domination - modeled by the lovely and spared Linds Isler of Ladies of Metal (www.theladiesofmetal.com).
The official Burning Axe and Shield Logo confers a +1 bonus to both attack and defense while fighting on behalf of your new orc overlords. Modeled here by some seriously stoked minion. Printed on a Gildan 5000 T 5.3-ounce, 100% cotton, seamless double needle collar.
''We're Not Misunderstood, We're Evil'' Slogan on back.
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"I have been a fan of the band from the beginning and I totally dig their uniquely-themed, death metal assault. Right from the get-go these guys make it clear that they're are not a gimmick band; this is top-notch, face-melting brutality chock full of killer riffs, wicked shredding and totally insane drumming...
"...I can’t say enough good things about this record; I truly dig the whole package... from the intense cover artwork and music to the whole underlying theme.
"If you're a fan of heavy metal or extreme music and not yet familiar with A Band of Orcs, I highly suggest you acquaint yourself with them as soon as possible. These guys are the real deal!"
“Adding Heads to the Pile demonstrates how the Orcs have a solid grip on their blackened death/thrash fundamentals, but they've also found a way to put their signature on the genre with their lyrical world-building, which helps bring the essence of their outlandish live personas to your earphones. The whole monstrous bundle is wrapped up with supreme artwork, including paintings by fantasy illustrators Chuck Lukacs (Magic: The Gathering) and Lorraine Schleter, which should have fans salivating for a proper vinyl edition.”
--Gregory Burkart, Fearnet.com
“Adding Heads to the Pile is a remarkably good album that displays an abundance of songwriting and performance talent...I should add that the album is beautifully produced, brimming with power and edged with clarity. It’s the kind of album that ought to be heard using CD-quality tracks and good headphones.”
--Islander, No Clean Singing
“I LOVE the images that these lyrics stick into my head. Every song is like this and the lyrics get deeper and deeper as the album moves on.
“A Band of Orcs is an inventive and wildly imaginative band that will keep your thrashing all night long. These guys are not a rehash of GWAR or other ‘costume’ bands; they are the evolvement of the genre. They have a past, a history that is rife with strife, and they present it for you in their music. I highly recommend A Band of Orcs to anyone that likes fast music and unforgiving lyrics.”
--Matthew Scott Baker, Shattered Ravings (Sci-fi and Fantasy Blog)
released 31 October 2012
Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Juan Urteaga, Executive Producer Gruesom Grimp, all songs by A Band of Orcs and the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe
A Band of Orcs hail from Hirntodia. They came to Earth realm via a popular role-playing game played by a group of human
children, who are now dead. The Game Master's older brother, Jed, saved his own life by offering to teach the Orcs to play guitar. SLAYER's "Reign in Blood" play in the background of Jed's room and eased the rage of the beasts. They use this magic called metal for Domination....more