Born in the early spring of 2017 , Balor has set forth a new standard of heavy music. “ It’s all of our many musical influences at work , at all times “ – said… Ian Reilly ( Balor guitarist ) in a recent interview. As it turns out , he’s absolutely right. Whether you’re a fan of thrash , grind or even hardcore music you would be doing yourself an enormous disservice by not checking out Balor !!
Balor is no stranger to the prominent upstate New York metal / hardcore scene. Members – Phil Shannon ( drums Abhorrent Aggression/The Killing Condition ) Rhandy Smith ( guitar Violent By Design/Remains of Rage ) Eric Riberdy ( bass Built For Battle/The Killing Condition ) Todd Farrell ( vocals 357 Justice/Playing The Victim/Built For Battle) and Ian Reilly ( guitar Playing The Victim/Wasteform/The Killing Condition) are all seasoned veterans that have hit a stride that is not compromised by any other.
“ The sound is fresh – it’s grindy- it has tremendous groove and at times is as melodic as it is intense “ says Dustin Rose , vocalist of upstate New York’s Titans Assault On The Living.
“ It’s been something that I’ve been waiting to hear – and I couldn’t be more excited than to be making the grind with these dudes !” – says Todd Farrell.
So , if heavy music is your thing , do yourself a favor and check out Balor !
Stay tuned , there’s much more to come.