BATTLECREEK - Maze Of The Mind - CD

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German Thrash Metal meets Bay Area!

With their third album "Maze of the Mind", the four thrashers from Battlecreek combine the unmistakable sound of German thrash metal with their Bay Area roots and transport it powerfully into the present. Since their formation in 2004, the four Bavarians have also tirelessly made a name for themselves in the national metal scene through countless live activities, which is why the quartet was also included in the documentary "Total Thrash" (2022) as a representative of the New Wave Of German Thrash Metal.

The album was recorded and produced at 48Nord Studios by Chris Schmid, the song "Granvilles Hammer" also features a guest appearance by Philly Byrne from the Irish band Gamma Bomb, while the artwork was created by scene icon Andreas Marschall.

"Maze Of The Mind" impressively demonstrates the sheer indomitable joy with which the guys go about their work and gives an idea that the quartet is also capable of bringing this energy to the stage.

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Limited bundle of 6-p DigiPak and shirt. The Digipak is only available in this bundle or in small quantities directly from the band!With Thrash Metal through space and time! In some Indo-European languages, aorist is a special past tense that describes a completed, simple action. Born from the idea of mastermind Kristian Leš, who started writing the first songs back in 2018, Aoryst released their debut album in May 2024, creating a unique and captivating piece of music based on fast thrash metal with a small dose of death and classic metal.  The album was recorded and produced by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Recordings, who also played the drums. In the meantime, the line-up has been completed by Dominik Schlüter (e.g. Mourning Caress) in order to be able to travel through time and space as a live band in the future.  "Relics Of Time" is definitely a surprise in the thrash metal sector, which has been very busy recently. You can definitely hear in the technically adept 8 songs with harsh vocals that we're dealing with musicians who haven't just been on the road since yesterday and who know exactly what they can do and what they want!

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FINAL CRY - Zombique - CD
New edition of the completely sold-out 2018 album by Lower Saxony melodic death/thrashers Final Cry. With "Zombique", the band made an impressive comeback after 11 years of radio silence and released the rawest and heaviest album in their history to date. Guitarist Eiko, who took over the vocals in the meantime, characterizes this album with deep growls (rather unusual for Final Cry up to this point) and contributes a lot to the fact that the content concept, which revolves around voodoo cults and zombie stories among the Caribbean slaves with partly historically documented protagonists and their influence up to the Haitian revolution, also unfolds musically in full brutality.  Recorded and produced under the direction of Jost Schlüter at Pure Sonic Studios in Langelsheim, "Zombique" also features all of the band's trademarks that have grown over the years: merciless riffing, high tempos, great melodies and guitarist Eiko Truckenbrodt's almost unmistakable solos.  "Zombique" is a prime example of how a band should come back after a long break: With a punch right in the face! This re-released version of the comeback album features a slightly modified cover artwork. 

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EXTINCT - Incitement Of Violence - CD
Thrash Metal rule em all! The northern German thrashers from Extinct have been making their mark on the German metal scene since 2003. From the very beginning, the quartet has indulged in a mixture of old school thrash and modern death/thrash, with musical roots in both German and American thrash metal of the 80s. After their Full Lengt debut in 2013 and the "Downward Spiral" EP from 2021, it's finally time to present their second longplayer. With "Incitement Of Violence", they pick up exactly where they left off with their predecessors and put 12 grenades in the player that are guaranteed to make your neck ache. From pounding mid-tempo parts to slayeresque thrashing passages, the listener will find everything the thrashers heart desires. When talking about the burgeoning New Wave Of German Thrash Metal, Extinct is a name you can't miss in 2024, also due to their lively live presence.

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EXTINCT - Incitement Of Violence - lim. DigiPak Boxset
The new album of german Thrashers as limited DigiPak Boxset!- noble tinbox with albumdesign- limited 4pg DigiPak- 12pg Booklet- stainless steel bottleopener with album art- guitar pic with logo- printed patch 10x10 cm- Autograph/postcard with gold embossing- sticker

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BATTLECREEK - Maze Of The Mind - CD
German Thrash Metal meets Bay Area! With their third album "Maze of the Mind", the four thrashers from Battlecreek combine the unmistakable sound of German thrash metal with their Bay Area roots and transport it powerfully into the present. Since their formation in 2004, the four Bavarians have also tirelessly made a name for themselves in the national metal scene through countless live activities, which is why the quartet was also included in the documentary "Total Thrash" (2022) as a representative of the New Wave Of German Thrash Metal. The album was recorded and produced at 48Nord Studios by Chris Schmid, the song "Granvilles Hammer" also features a guest appearance by Philly Byrne from the Irish band Gamma Bomb, while the artwork was created by scene icon Andreas Marschall. "Maze Of The Mind" impressively demonstrates the sheer indomitable joy with which the guys go about their work and gives an idea that the quartet is also capable of bringing this energy to the stage.

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FATAL FIRE - Arson - CD
Female fronted Power Metal! With Fatal Fire, one of Germany's most promising power metal newcomers is preparing to leave a clear mark on the metal landscape with an extremely successful debut. The band was founded in 2020 and used the time of the pandemic for mature songwriting before making a name for themselves at over 20 concerts and festival shows nationwide in 22/23.  This album is bursting with enthusiasm. The 8 power metal songs, with some thrash and a lot of speed metal leanings, are instrumentally dominated by two-voiced leads and distinctive solos. Svenja's unique voice gives the whole thing an extra dose of dynamism, as she is able to cover both melodic and rocky tones. „Arson" was recorded and produced in the "Bazement Studio" in Strinz-Trinitatis by Markus Teske, who has also forged albums by Vandenplas, Kambrium, The New Roses, Mob Rules and others.

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STORMHUNTER - Best Before: Death - CD
German Heavy Metal! Stormhunter have been making their mark on the German metal scene since 1998 and, after two EPs (Ready For Boarding, 2020, Strangle With Care, 2022), are now releasing their long-awaited fourth longplayer, "Best Before: Death", in 2024. The band continues their tradition of classic "German Heavy Metal", still dispensing with keyboards in their arrangements and instead increasing the proportion of choirs, which give the songs even more of an anthemic character. The new album was recorded and produced at Iguana Studios under the direction of Christoph Brandes, while Timon Kokott has provided the whole thing with artwork that illustrates the loose concept of the content, which revolves around death.  "Best Before: Death" is described by the band as their "most personal album" to date, as it incorporates various experiences from the band's environment and looks at death from different angles, from loss to redemption. In the 11 songs, the band refrains from musical experiments, but still offers one or two surprising approaches while rocking their way through exactly 48 minutes with sophisticated guitar work and a variety of melodies.

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Final Cry - 35 Anniversary - Shirt/Girlie
Final Cry - 35th Anniversary Shirt - In Metal We Trustlimited (nur 2024 erhältlich) 

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DRAIN DOWN - Toxic Society CD
Old School Thrash with HC Attitude! Founded in Freiburg in 2018, the trio now released their second longplayer, "Toxic Society", which, as with their predecessors, should appeal to fans of old school thrash with a punk/hardcore attitude. In the fall of 2019, the guys spent four weeks on tour in Europe supporting The Exploited before their further development was abruptly interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, as is the case with many bands.  At the end of 2022, the follow-up to their 2021 debut was recorded at Iguana Studios under the direction of Christoph Brandes (e.g. Craving, The Spirit, Pessimist) and see the light of day in early 2024. The 10 songs are in the tradition of hardcore punk-influenced thrash metal, with the genretypically themes like social issues and the decline of society.  With a new record and a new label behind them, the Drain Down train will pick up speed again!

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HADES – Exist To Resist Re-Release CD
Classic ReRelease ! Exist To Resist is a reissue of the legendary 1995 album of US Metal Icons HADES. This rerelease including Bonus Tracks from  83, 84 and 85 Demos and additional Tracks from Patriarchs In Black and Cassius King feat. ex HADES members around the living riff machine Dan Lorenzo! A truely classic with revamped artwork. A must have for fans of the band and the exceptional musician also known from Non-Fiction and Vessel Of Light. This is a true journey through the history of metal, a band and musicians who have shaped generations of bands to follow! TRACKLIST1. Exist to Resist 2. Rape of Persephone 3. Doubt 4. Colorblind 5. Deter-My-Nation 6. Throughout Me, Threw Out You 7. Second Degree Sleepwalking 8. A (G) 9. The Other 10. The Leaders ’95   BONUS TRACKS11. Abode of the Dead  12. Rogues March 13. On to Iliad 14. Widow's Mite (7" edition) 15. Sledgehammer Press  BONUS TRACKS featuring former HADES Members16. Cassius King - As I Begin To Turn17. Patriarchs In Black - Mourning This Life

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SERVANT - Aetas Ascensus - SHIRT+CD Bundle
Age of Ascension ! With their impressive debut "Blessed By The Light Of A Thousand Stars" Servant belonged to the Black Metal surprises of the year 2021. Now with "Aetas Ascensus" the successor is ready to confirm the high expectations, which they undoubtedly succeed in doing! With the new 9 songs Servant fulfil their claim to take the next step.  Musically, much of the new material seems more furious and wild. Blast beats are paired with complex harmonic guitars and merge with the authentic vocals to create an emotionally charged atmosphere. Melody and harmony are the cornerstones of another impressive Black Metal work, which lyrically deals with a variety of religious texts, whereby gnosis plays a major role here and also the politics behind. So the album also contains songs about emperors and kings who have fallen prey to madness and have helped to destroy themselves and their empire.   "Aetas Ascensus" is a complex piece of music, bursting with a wealth of details. Those who already enjoyed the Scandinavian Black Metal influenced debut will love the no less majestic, latently symphonic and yet more brute successor!

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SERVANT - Aetas Ascensus - CD
Age of Ascension ! With their impressive debut "Blessed By The Light Of A Thousand Stars" Servant belonged to the Black Metal surprises of the year 2021. Now with "Aetas Ascensus" the successor is ready to confirm the high expectations, which they undoubtedly succeed in doing! With the new 9 songs Servant fulfil their claim to take the next step.  Musically, much of the new material seems more furious and wild. Blast beats are paired with complex harmonic guitars and merge with the authentic vocals to create an emotionally charged atmosphere. Melody and harmony are the cornerstones of another impressive Black Metal work, which lyrically deals with a variety of religious texts, whereby gnosis plays a major role here and also the politics behind. So the album also contains songs about emperors and kings who have fallen prey to madness and have helped to destroy themselves and their empire.   "Aetas Ascensus" is a complex piece of music, bursting with a wealth of details. Those who already enjoyed the Scandinavian Black Metal influenced debut will love the no less majestic, latently symphonic and yet more brute successor!

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DEIMOS' DAWN - Anthem Of The Lost - VINYL LP
Marc Grewe goes THRASH METAL!  When Germany's flagship-growler Marc Grewe (ex-Morgoth, Insidious Disease) gets ready to step behind a microphone, you can be sure to be bombarded with pure Death Metal ... until now! Because with Deimos' Dawn the scene veteran stands for the first time in front of a THRASH METAL band of pure and classical coinage. Bands like Kreator, Slayer, Sodom and Sepultura have obviously left deep marks on the band's founders Andy Doé (guitar), Matthias Lange (bass) and Mathias Schmidt (drums), so that the three, who have known each other since early childhood, didn't have to spend a long time looking for ideas when they launched Deimos Dawn in 2017 and soon recruited the perfect frontman in Marc. 12 songs, on which Grewe with the full vocal range of his skills and the most diverse vocal performance of his career puts the black-golden crown of a poison and bile-spewing king of the underworld, are waiting to blow a fresh wind of devastation through your brain.  The band's great joy in playing makes it unmistakably clear that Deimos' Dawn are something special. So special, in fact, that former Sodom guitarist and jack-of-all-trades Andy Brings had to write (nearly) all lyrics and produce Grewe's vocals out of sheer enthusiasm for the concept and songs. Yes, had to!  With "Anthem Of The Lost" Deimos' Dawn undoubtedly write a new, strong chapter in the big book of Thrash Metal!

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DEIMOS' DAWN - Anthem Of The Lost - CD
Marc Grewe goes THRASH METAL!  When Germany's flagship-growler Marc Grewe (ex-Morgoth, Insidious Disease) gets ready to step behind a microphone, you can be sure to be bombarded with pure Death Metal ... until now! Because with Deimos' Dawn the scene veteran stands for the first time in front of a THRASH METAL band of pure and classical coinage. Bands like Kreator, Slayer, Sodom and Sepultura have obviously left deep marks on the band's founders Andy Doé (guitar), Matthias Lange (bass) and Mathias Schmidt (drums), so that the three, who have known each other since early childhood, didn't have to spend a long time looking for ideas when they launched Deimos Dawn in 2017 and soon recruited the perfect frontman in Marc. 12 songs, on which Grewe with the full vocal range of his skills and the most diverse vocal performance of his career puts the black-golden crown of a poison and bile-spewing king of the underworld, are waiting to blow a fresh wind of devastation through your brain.  The band's great joy in playing makes it unmistakably clear that Deimos' Dawn are something special. So special, in fact, that former Sodom guitarist and jack-of-all-trades Andy Brings had to write (nearly) all lyrics and produce Grewe's vocals out of sheer enthusiasm for the concept and songs. Yes, had to!  With "Anthem Of The Lost" Deimos' Dawn undoubtedly write a new, strong chapter in the big book of Thrash Metal!

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Mandragora Thuringia - Rex Silvarum - CD
Von Sagen, Schlachten und Trinkgelagen ! Mit Mandragora Thuringia und ihrem zweiten Longplayer „Rex Silvarum“ schickt sich eine der vielversprechendsten deutschen Folk Metal Bands an, die Herzen von Fans mittelalterlicher Klänge im harten Metal Gewandt im Sturm zu erobern. Bereits der Vorgänger „Der Vagabund“ sorgte für einiges Aufsehen und bescherte der Band umfangreiche Präsenz auf Bühnen und Festivals. „Rex Silvarum“ bietet alles, was das Folk Metal Herz begehrt: Harte Gitarrenklänge gepaart mit volkstümlichen Instrumenten erzeugen eine mitreißende Stimmung zwischen brachialen, metallischen Parts und tanzbaren, treibenden Dudelsack- und Akkordeonmelodien. Abgerundet wird das Ganze mit epischen Keyboards, Chören oder Streichern, welche die Emotionen der Lieder tragen und Gänsehaut verbreiten. Das Album enthält 13 abwechslungsreiche Songs, die Geschichten aus alten Tagen erzählen, von Schlachten berichten oder zum Trinken einladen. Setzt euch zu den Thüringern ans Lagerfeuer und lauscht ihren unwiederstehlichen Melodien. Aufgenommen in den Splendid Wave Studios von Dom R. Crey (Equilibrium, Nothgard) und gemastert von Andre Hofman (Varg, Wolfchant) gibts zudem noch Gastauftritte von Dom R. Crey und Robse Dahn. Rex Silvarum - der König des Waldes gewährt euch eine Audienz! TRACKLIST01. Frühling02. Ausbruch'03. Falkenflug04. Kreaturen der Nacht05. Sunufatarungo06. Rex Silvarum07. Waldgeflüster08. Amygdala (feat. Dom R. Crey)09. Grünes Meer10. Kriegerbarden11. Trollmelodie12. Linde (feat. Robert 'Robse' Dahn)13. Herbst

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CASSIUS KING - Dread The Dawn - CD
All Hail to the King!  Dan Lorenzo (ex-Hades, Non Fiction, Patriarchs In Black) ist eine fleischgewordene Riff Maschine, oder wie die Fachpresse ihm oft bescheinigte: Seine Meisterschaft in der Kunst echte, lebensnahe Riffs zu schreiben ist unübertroffen! Mit „Dread To Dawn“ treten Cassius King auf ihrem Zweitlingswerk erneut den Beweis dieser Aussage an.  Auf 11 Songs wälzt sich das Quartett durch schleppende, ergreifende Melodien, umschlungen von den markanten Vocals von Jason McMaster (Watchtower, Dangerous Toys), welche dem Gesamtsound eine authentische Tiefe verleihen und getrieben von den erbarmungslosen Grooves eines Ron Lipnicki (ex-Overkill, Whiplash). Cassius King ist ein vertontes Gefühl, welchem man mit den Oberbegriffen Doom und Stoner eigentlich nicht gerecht werden kann. Mit dem Release von „Dread To Dawn“ beweisen die Herren zudem, dass es sich bei Cassius King um deutlich mehr handelt, als ein einmalig konstruiertes All-Star Projekt. Zählt man Dan Lorenzos gleichnamiges Solo Album aus dem Jahr 2004 mit, ist der Nachfolger des letztjährigen „Field Trip“ bereits der dritte Longplayer in nahezu identischer Besetzung. Wer sich von den vorliegenden Songs in die Tiefe reißen lässt, wird unwillkürlich hoffen, dass es nicht das letzte seiner Art ist.  TRACKLIST 1. Abandon Paradise 2. As I Beginn To Turn 3. Back From The Dead 4. Genesis 5. Royal Blooded 6. Pariah To Messiah 7. Dread The Dawn 8. How The West Was Won 9. Doomsday Hand 10. Bad Man Down 11. Troubleshooter  running time: 49:41 min

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BATTLESWORD - Towards The Unknown CD
Melodic Old School Death Metal strikes back ! With "Towards The Unknown", the German melodic death metal institution Battlesword returns with new material in the twenty-third year of its existence and proves that they are far from being old hat and certainly not willing to think about retirement. On the contrary - on the new material the concentrated load of experience breaks through in the form of an energetic steamroller that threatens to bury everything in its path. With their distinctive mix of melodic death and Scandinavian old school, the band manages to write songs that have classic potential from the very first riff, seemingly effortlessly even in 2022. "Towards The Unknown" was recorded and produced by Michael "Freio" Haas in April/May at Big Easy Studio in Hennef. For the mastering, the band turned to a master of the genre this time and so none other than Dan Swanö refined the album. In addition to new material, "Towards The Unknown" contains the songs from the "The 13th Black Crusade" maxi, which has been out of print for many years, as a bonus which als also been remastered for this purpose! TRACKLIST 1. Departure 2. The Awakening 3. To Become The Wolf 4. Terra Combusta 5. The Shores Of I 6. Hound Of Hades 7. Backstabber - Bonus Tracks - 8. There Will Be Blood 9. Fire And Storm 10. The 13th Black Crusade

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