Hailing from the shores of Santa Cruz in California, modern heavy metal singer James Durbin has announced a February 2021 release for The Beast Awakens, his first album as Durbin and also his boldest, heaviest effort to date.
Durbin is finally releasing the record he has always wanted to make during his decade long career. Combining his love of all things DIO, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, he set out to craft his own signature strain of fantasy inspired power metal with The Beast Awakens, stating that “I have found a home for my creativity with Frontiers. They really share my vision for the type of metal I wish to create and we’re all excited to see where it will lead.”
Watch first single “Kings Before You” ft. Chris Jericho and Phil Demmel below: