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Minneapolis, United States (2005 – 2012)

Iron Thrones was a progressive metal band from Minneapolis, MN. Their music combines progressive death metal and post-metal, with elements of classic progressive and modern rock, as well as a variety of other extreme metal subgenres.

Previously performing under the name “Everest”, the band was founded in late 2005, and released their first EP titled “Where Earth Meets The Sky” through Mascaret Records in 2006. After a major member and stylistic change, the band was renamed to “Iron Thrones”. Their debut album, titled “Visions of Light”, was self-released on November 21st, 2008 as a free digital download on their website (download., and as a short run “Limited Edition” CD. Soon after its release, “Visions of Light” garnered many positive reviews on underground websites, leading to a nation-wide re-release in early 2009 by Tribunal Records. Shortly thereafter, guitarist Adam Shaleen would amicably leave the band to pursue other interests outside of the music industry. The band has performed and recorded as a four-piece since then, with Adam Clemans (vocalist), Steven Henningsgard (guitarist), Curtis Parker (bassist), and Peter Clarke (drummer).

In Fall 2009, the band began the process of writing their follow-up album. In Spring 2010, just before they were to enter the studio, Iron Thrones was announced as the winner of Scion’s “No Label Needed” Contest. They were flown out to the East Coast to record what would end up being a 6-song, 41-minute EP with Will Putney of The Machine Shop. In addition, they received mentoring from several high-profile musicians and PR/music-related companies, with the intention of giving the group everything they’d need in order to succeed as an independent band.


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  • soullessmate

    its a damn shame they broke up, they really had something going for them.

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • miotailtmilidh

    Why have I only heard this band now that they've split? Ugh!

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • JewEater420

    Better than BTBAM and I'm not afraid to say that.

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • supostat

    Melodic, but solid material: some songs even top BTBAM at times.

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • Ulugbek_K

    Вылитые Btbam.

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • MrBungleLovage

    These guys and After the Burial are putting Minnesota on the map (kinda). Not a big fan of ATB but they are from the town right across from mine so I am obliged to at least respect them.

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ohsoimpulsive

    Great find of the year.

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Cryptorium

    METALCORE???? Where?? [2] Who tagged this as Metalcore? WTF? I Once Had The Crown ♥♥

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • MMMMMorshu

    METALCORE???? Where?? The first ever Yankee melodeath band with decent vocals and it's tagged as metal-fucking-core? Gimme a break.

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • plothead31

    Fun Fact: Vocalist used to be vocalist for Veil of Maya on their first release.

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Slammer4000

    Замечательно, очень атмосферно и своеобразно!

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ChuckHollywood

    So fucking good.

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Metality

    v Impression upon hearing Ever Flowing.

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Metality

    What a pleasant surprise. Seeing the band picture and those metalcore tags, I was a bit hesitant... but holy fuck! So much power in those growls.

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • cosmoretro

    Writing a new album 18 Jun 2011 | from FYI HOLY FUCK

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Elkman75

    damn, what a hell of a discovery! just the right stuff to bridge the time to the new opeth album ;)

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Fullmetal_Tmd

    Holy shit these guys' shit leaves me shitfaced.

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • swimtothemoon-

    Just started listening to these guys and I think I'm in love. Absolutely amazing stuff.

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • DarthRevan144

    Amazing band!!

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Snougle

    Some great stuff, indeed. Keep it up!

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
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