Formed in 1979, Cloven Hoof’s career has been one of challenges and triumphs.
Their self titled debut was released in 1984, and garnered critical praise. With songs like “Laying Down The Law,” “Gates of Gehenna,” and “Nightstalker,” they set the tone for what was to be a productive decade for Eighties Metal.
Their next two albums Dominator and A Sultan’s Ransom expanded on these themes and took them to new heights. Their second album featured highlights such as “Reach For The Sky,” and “Nova Battlestar,” songs which helped push metal into a new age of exploration, whilst on their third album songs like “Highlander,” and “Mistress of the Forest,” showed just how diverse the band could get. As a live act during this time they really pushed the boundaries and the stage was set for them to take over.
Unfortunately, fate and the music business had other plans and a short separation was required.
In 2006, the band returned fighting fit and since then have released four albums which have really grabbed the attention of metal fans the world over. Their newest album Age of Steel shows that the spark of deliverance is still there.