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"Live and Direct!"

"Six adults playing a music that today is usually reserved for teenagers who were bored in band class, and making it sound fresh again. IRON calls their sound “live and direct” and it is.” - - Phrequency.com


"The Right Triangulation of Kingston, London and Philly."

A band based in Philadelphia that deftly melds the rhythms of the Caribbean with a soul punch and the edgy energy of of punk rock.

For people who are seeking just the right triangulation of Kingston, London and Philly, IRON will satisfy your desire. The songs are tightly crafted without being manufactured and the band delivers a blistering live show that leaves the audience tired, sweaty and euphoric.

This two-tone band makes you remember why you loved riddim and verse in the first place. - - Aaron Levinson Producer


"A Solid Rock/Reggae Band for This Day & Age."

"The first time I heard IRON, I knew they would make some serious waves. They have all the right ingredients to make up a solid Rock/Reggae band for this day and age.

Tight live and in the studio, IRON is the band to be looking out for in 2009." - Rob Paine Worship Recordings / Solomonic Sound


Discography

"Charge", The new E.P. , recorded in Philadelphia, captures the raw-energy of the live show and features dancefloor killers, "Conscience" and "Charge". The hot burning "Take Your Time" (with dub) and the hold-steady jungle vibes of "Hold On."

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Forged in 2005, by London, UK transplant Leon "Rascul Intl" Phillpotts, this powerful 6 piece seamlessly bridges-the-gaps between several genres to create a much sought after but rarely attained authentic hybrid.

The recent underground buzz has led to IRON being featured in The PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER "BANDS WITH BANG" section
and has made their debut E.P., ”Charge”, one of Phillys most eagerly anticipated soundtracks of 2009.

This dynamic tribe of musicians includes members from some of Phillys favorite outfits such as Jojolo, the legendary local afro-beat band formed and led by Nigerian percussionist Yomi Awodesu, alongside the backbone and
heavy hits of, the original DubRocker, James “Mr. X” Robertson on kit. The stage is set for a massive throwdown.

Philadelphia royalty would not be an exaggeration when used to introduce the brothers Mungun, formerly of 80's punky reggae trio Scram, this pair brings a wealth of experience and synergy to the IRON sound.
Greg, on bass, brings his style of rootsy-soul to the floor while multifaceted-brother Matt moves fluidly from guitar to keys and vocals.
Together, with organ and moog-specialist Phil B. Welcome (a Philadelphia gem) they create a wonderful rhythmic, ethereal sound over the heavy-riddim foundation.

Frontman, Rascul, brings an understated pied piper appeal to all proceedings and manages to diversify ideas as a vocalist by blending his foundation of UK sound system style DJ-MCing with the sweet but gritty soulfulness of an RnB or Roots Reggae singer. Add all this to the band's uncanny knack of crafting pungent
killers for the floor and the head, and you've got a serious situation.

IRON do indeed have the hard edged, yet commercial feel for a massive crossover
appeal with tracks including "LONDON BRIDGE", a nod to Rascul Intl's native city of London, "MOVE BODY" & "CHARGE" already receiving huge support in both England and Europe by respected clubland and radio deejays.

Forward IRON!