Last month, New Zealand metal titans, Legacy of Disorder returned to U.S. soil, bringing their unique brand of kiwi brutality in tow. The quartet, which features vocalist James Robinson, guitarist Rana Freilich, bassist Jason Keill and drummer Matt Thompson, are set to release their sophomore effort, Last Man Standing, sometime next month.
Legacy of Disorder is currently on tour with GWAR and Municipal Waste, while looking for a U.S. distribution deal for the new album. The band is selling copies now at each show on the tour.
The band’s 2008 self-titled debut was produced by Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Damageplan, The Commander-In-Chief). Winfield returned to produce Last Man Standing as well. In relation to the band’s debut, Freilich offers, “On the second album we cut off all the fat. We get to the meat and potatoes a lot quicker …” The sound is distinct to the band, but flavors of everything from Pantera, Judas Priest, Slayer, Lamb of God and Black Sabbath can all be found in the mix in some form.
After the current tour the band will immediately head out with Fear Factory and Shadows Fall, so they will spend all spring tearing up cities all over America.
Last week, while the band set to destroy Denver, Rana Freilich and I hooked up for a conversation about the band’s beginnings, Sabbath and Dio, his days as a lumberjack, and how working with Sterling Winfield impacted his guitar playing. Lock in and enjoy what Rana had to say.