IRON CLAW "Iron Claw"


"Sixteen pulverizingly heavy early masterpieces of dirty doom metal, this is a
can't miss package for all fans of heavy psych, proto-metal and the early
days of doom rock." —The Ripple Effect
"This Scottish band are just ridiculously heavy and I think it's a travesty
that the sixteen songs they wrote around 1970/1971 never got an official release
until 2009. This whole album is just breathtaking." —Terrorizer

Official heavy-duty gatefold double album of early 70s Scottish underground heavy rock from Iron Claw, a band who were stomping around the UK with the likes of Black Sabbath, Hackensack, Pink Fairies, Juicy Lucy and others, but who never released a proper album. Iron Claw started their career in 1970 as (more or less)  the world's first Black Sabbath tribute band: they incorporated the entire first Black Sabbath LP and single into their live set! And as it happens, it was Iron Claw bassist Alex Wilson who unearthed the oldest known concert recording of Black Sabbath, a 1969 gig recorded by Wilson in Dumfries, Scotland! As time progressed, Iron Claw's live sets started to include many originals, as well as covers such as 'War Pigs,' 'Fairies Wear Boots,' 'Wicked World,' 'Green Manalishi' and 'Lady Whisky.' This collection of sixteen original studio tracks documents Iron Claw's existence from 1970 thru 1974 and includes extensive liner notes, lyrics and photos inside the gatefold and on a 12" insert; also includes an 11x17 poster. For fans of Tear Gas, Leaf Hound, Jerusalem, Ancient Grease, Toad, Incredible Hog, Elias Hulk! Newly re-mastered for vinyl and sounding better than ever!!

•First ever vinyl issue, taken from the original tapes

•Old-style tip-on gatefold jacket + insert + poster

•Newly re-mastered for vinyl and sounding better than ever!!

Track List:
Side One:
01. Claustrophobia
02. Mist Eye
03. Skullcrusher
04. Let it Grow

Side Two:
01. Sabotage
02. Crosstalker
03. Winter

Side Three:
01. Rock Band Blues
02. Pavement Artist
03. Strait Jacket
04. Gonna Be Free

Side Four:
01. Loving You
02. Lightning
03. All I Really Need
04. Knock Em Dead
05. Devils

Catalogue number: ROCK/LION049-V-1
UPC:  858581049013