The wait is over, after more than two years since SPLIT HEAVEN’s last release, Mexico’s speed metal demons return. Their last effort, ”The Devil’s Bandit”, was released on our sub label Pure Legend, but this new album is coming back through Pure Steel Records, like we did with "Street Law“ in 2011. Now in 2016, Split Heaven is back with a vengeance with their new album “Death Rider”. They have formed an alliance with their new singer Jason Conde-Houston, from Seattle, the frontman of US Metal band Skelator.
He is strongly influenced by high pitched legends like Helstar’s James Rivera and Primal Fear’s Ralf Scheepers. As always Split Heaven is keeping it true, this time with “Painkiller” style double bass drumming, “Thundersteel” style guitar melodies, and glorious NWoBHM style solos. This album features an uptempo smasher “Speed Of The Hawk”, the spanish fistpumper “Descarga Letal” as well as the striking opener “Death Rider”. The explosive, crushing, “Death Rider” will take the hearts of many Metal maniacs by storm! Split Heaven returns stronger than ever!
From the land of sombreros, cactus and tequila, these pistoleros will make you scream with blasting heavy metal! Created in 2005, with four albums released (Psycho Samurai, Street Law, The Devil’s Bandit & Death Rider), Split Heaven is one of the most solid bands in the actual heavy metal scene. They combine thundering speed, '80s metal riffs, battle solos and high-pitched vocals to create a vicious monster ready to bite, infect and spread the word of Heavy Metal.
The band have performed several gigs around the world in tours and festivals such as Wacken Open Air 2009, A.O.S.M.A.T Brazilian Tour 2010, Swordbrothers Festival / European Tour 2012, Vive Latino 2013, BÄÄÄM Festival / European Tour 2014 and in Mexico with some of the most important bands in the worldwide metal scene, becoming one of the strongest heavy metal bands in their country.
The release of the 4th album (Death Rider) with new singer Jason Conde-Houston will be on March 25th 2016 via Germany's Pure Steel Records.
Split Heaven is endorsed by: Washburn Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, Eden Amplification, Vic Firth, MEINL Cymbals, D'Addario Strings, Planet Waves Accesories and Evans Drumheads.
- Split Heaven - Waiting For The Angel of Death (The Devil's Bandit 2014)
- Split Heaven - Vuelo Nocturno (Single 2012)
- Split Heaven - Iron Witch (Psycho Samurai 2008)
- Split Heaven - Split Heaven (Demo 2005)