"Shadow Of The Sword", Stalker's second full-length album was released November 17th, 2017 via Napalm Records.
If you are a fan of speed metal then get off your ass and get this album. These guys will give you flash backs from the pits. Everything about it screams 80's thrash/speed metal, all the way down to the subtle nuances of the production. You can tell these dudes have a ton of fun doing it, too.
The band released this statement, " Welcome back to the glory of the 80s! With "Shadow Of The Sword" STÄLKER send you back on a trip in time to the wild days of raw Speed Metal mayhem. Heavy tempo driven songs up to full speed! Your head will be crushed into a million pieces with a bunch of divebomb-overloads, thrash metal shredding, blastbeats and high pitched falsetto vocals. You certainly can't ask for more. Songs like "Satanic Panic", "Shocked To Death" and "Steel God” speak volumes. It's not only the forceful cranked speed of light that harkens back to early SLAYER. It's those gnarly screams that echo from the deepest catacombs of your mind. These fearless legends are set to release a most sinister monster album from their beautiful home of New Zealand."
The accompanying video is of the single "Shocked To Death". Clear the tables, chairs and small children, because a mosh pit will naturally be forming while playing this.