Toronto Wizard Rock Band Triton Warrior Treated to Archival 7-inch Release
Published Sep 15, 2014After appearing on the Numero Group's "wizard rock" compilation Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles earlier this year, '70s era Toronto stoners Triton Warrior are about to have their lone 7-inch single back on wax for the first time in over 40 years.
Vancouver Island record label Supreme Echo will have the band's 1972 single "Satan's Train"/"Sealed in a Grave" out in a limited pressing of 500 copies for October 31. The B-side had appeared on the Numero comp, while this will be the first official appearance of "Satan's Train" since the original pressing of the 7-inch.
In addition to the tracks, the upcoming single release comes with a booklet featuring era-specific photographs and interviews with the members of Triton Warrior. As explained in the booklet, while the band would later move on to a more prog-influenced sound, the early tracks take on the dark and heavy vibe of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Cream.
Drummer Ken Ambrose explained in a statement: "We went onto heavy metal and had no problem coming up with lots of songs. We had some gigs where we were so loud and heavy that the guys on stage were almost blown into the crowd."
You can stream both tracks below and get a brief history lesson on the band here via Numero. Note that "Satan's Train" is mislabelled below as "Satins Train."