Los Angeles (CA) – Traditional Heavy Metal stalwarts RESISTANCE have released the official video for “Valhalla Has Locked Its Doors,” a track from the recently released album Skulls of My Enemy.
RESISTANCE released long-awaited new album Skulls of My Enemy July 22 on CD and digital formats via Pure Steel Records. Written and recorded during the darkest days of the pandemic, Skulls Of My Enemy offers eight new songs (plus the Intro) that are an ode to Heavy Metal.
RESISTANCE have crossed swords once more to call down the thunder with their finest album to date. Skulls of my Enemy is an anthem-laced call to arms, which will rally the metal legions worldwide. RESISTANCE have captured the sound and energy of their live performance with a sonic battle cry from the stage straight through your skull. Skulls of my Enemy delivers on all things you expect from The Los Angeles Metal Machine.
Since its 2000 inception, RESISTANCE have become one of the standout bands carrying the torch of the NWOTHM. Through years of writing, recording and touring through North America, South America, Europe and the Mediterranean, RESISTANCE have forged and refined their brand of American Power Metal. The quintet has released four prior studio albums and have now ridden into battle with its fifth release on Pure Steel Records.
Skulls Of My Enemy was recorded at the band’s own studio, The Metal Room. It was mixed and mastered by Ronald Sandoval at Rev Studios in Chino CA.
Cover Artwork by – Dusan Markovic
Skulls Of My Enemy is the culmination of all things RESISTANCE and it will hit you like a hammer strike to an anvil! Hail to the Horns!
- Call to Arms (Intro)
- Valhalla has Locked its Doors
- On Dragon Wings
- Nordic Witch
- Empires Fall
- Templar’s Creed
- Awaken the Necromancer
RESISTANCE are a Los Angeles Heavy Metal band known for delivering a full on Metal assault from a broad range of influences – U.S. Power, Traditional, Thrash, and Classic Heavy Metal are genres often used to describe the band. The core of RESISTANCE (Paul Shigo, Matt Ohnemus, and Dan Luna) was born in their teenage years – and they collaborated in several different bands, lineups, and names before officially forming RESISTANCE in January of 2000.
RESISTANCE released their debut EP, A Certain Sorrow in 2002. The band followed up with (4) critically acclaimed albums, 2004’s Lies In Black (Lion Music), 2007’s Conceptual Metal Masterpiece Patents Of Control (Lion Music), 2015’s Volume 1 Battle Scars (MMR Records), and 2017’s Metal Machine (No Remorse Records).
In 2022 the band inked a deal with Pure Steel Records (Germany), to release their latest studio album, Skulls Of My Enemy.
Throughout the years RESISTANCE performed around the world on stages and festivals both nationally and internationally including Germany’s “Head Bangers Open Air”, Greece’s “Up the Hammers Festival” Milwaukee Wisconsin’s “NYDM Spring Bash” Nicosia Cyprus’ “Power of the Night Festival” Lima Peru’s “Lima Metal Fest” and Ventura California’s “Frost and Fire Festival” all while gaining Legions of loyal fans
Tim Shigo – Lead Vocals (2000-2002)
Ernie Martinez (Ex-Reverend) Lead Guitar (2000-2007)
Dave Watson (Ex-Ruthless, Ex-Hirax) Lead Guitar (2007-2008)
Burke Morris – Ruthless (Ex-Primal) Lead Guitar (2008-2017)