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COLTRE - FIGHT

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Release date: July 31st

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DVP 153 Coltre – Under the Influence LP/CD

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present COLTRE’s striking debut, Under the Influence, on CD and 12” vinyl formats.

COLTRE was forged in London, England by guitarists Daniel Sweed and Marco Stamigna in May 2019. They met at a Midnight concert and decided to form a band inspired by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. They started rehearsing, and by the beginning of 2020 had recorded the four-song EP Under the Influence, to be released in time for their first gig, supporting Witchtower at Boston Music Rooms.

The band self-released Under the Influence on CD and digital formats, but now DYING VICTIMS steps forward to champion COLTRE’s cause and release it as a five-song work, featuring an exclusive new track. Rough and rustic but brimming with an authentically ancient fire, Under the Influence is moody metallic majesty: dark ‘n’ mysterious riffs, portentously galloping rhythms, epic-yet-direct compositions, and the sage-like pipes of Stagmina atop it all. One could be mistaken for thinking COLTRE were some unearthed relic from the original NWOBHM movement, so hot-rockin’ is their swords-aloft surge, evoking high fantasy and urban grit in equal measure, and crucially retaining that pivotal rock ‘n’ roll thrust Thin Lizzy largely gifted to that movement.

But COLTRE are their own men, and as reverential as they are of these enduring paradigms, Under the Influence is undoubtedly its own creation, its own wild world. You are hereby compelled to go under THEIR influence!

- Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
- Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
- CD edition with sticker
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German heavy metal act Tension have entered the studio and are recording some new tunes for their upcoming release on DVP!

I'm as curious as you are because the debut ep was GREAT!

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🔥 Back in the DVP headquarters 🔥

Thanks to everyone who has ordered during the break - most of the packages have been shipped today/will ship tomorrow.

Ready for new projects, expect big news next week:

- Black/Thrash/Heavy from France, 2nd album
- Black/Thrash from Germany, 2nd album
- Heavy/Doom from the USA, debut EP

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June Distro Update

Lots of great new items added to the shop:

LP
ABYSMAL GRIEF – Blasphema Secta
Blackslash – Lightning Strikes Again
BARBARIAN – Cult of the Empty Grave
BENEDICTION – SUBCONSCIOUS TERROR
BENEDICTION – THE GRAND LEVELLER
CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY – Apocalyptic compendium 
DANGER CROSS – RECITATION OF DEATH
DEMISE – ENDLESS TORMENT
Fusion Bomb – Concrete Jungle
INCINERATOR – Awakened By Evil
LUNAR SHADOW – TRIUMPHATOR
MERCURY BOYS – Return To Cinders
Midnight Force – Gododdin
MORFIN – Consumed By Evil
Mountain Witch – Extinct Cults
Mountain Witch – Burning Village
PASTOR – Evoke
Reactory – Collapse To Come
SCALARE – At the Edge of Darkness
Schizophrenia – Voices
SLAUGHTERDAY – Abattoir
Storm – Demo 82
SUICIDAL ANGELS – THE EARLY YEARS
TARGET – MISSION EXECUTED
TARGET – MASTER PROJECT GENESIS
TENTATION / IRON SLAUGHT – 665 – Les Hordes Metalliques
VIOLENT DEFINITION – LIFE SENTENCE
Wayward – s/t
WOUND – Engrained

7“

BUNKER 66 / VUIL – split
HERZEL – Unis dans la Gloire
MALOKARPATAN – Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada
PASTOR – Wayfaring Stranger / The Oath
VERY PARANOIA – Make Me / Out Of Touch
WHIPSTRIKER / BUNKER 66 – split

CD
BLACKEVIL – The Ceremonial Fire
CHAPEL OF DISEASE – The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art
FLAMES – SUMMON THE DEAD
FLAMES – LAST PROPHECY
INCINERATOR – Awakened By Evil
LETHAL PRESENCE – Unholy alliance
Midnight Force – Gododdin
Midnight Force – Restless Blade
Midnight Force – Dunsinane
Reactory – Collapse To Come
RUDE – Soul Recall
RUDE – Remnants…
SATAN’S CROSS – Celebration of the Fallen
SCALPTURE – Eisenzeit
Schizophrenia – Voices
SKELETAL REMAINS – Beyond The Flesh
SKELETAL REMAINS – Condemned To Misery
SUICIDAL ANGELS – THE EARLY YEARS
White Mantis – Sacrifice Your Future

MC
ABYSMAL GRIEF – Mors Eleison
BARBARIAN – Cult of the Empty Grave
BLOOD INCANTATION – Hidden History Of The Human Race
BRITON RITES – For Mircalla
CAULDRON BORN – Born of the Cauldron
EXCORIATE – On Pestilent Winds…
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – DOOMSDAY FOR THE DECEIVERS
HAIL OF BULLETS – …OF FROST AND WAR
HAIL OF BULLETS – III: THE ROMMEL CHRONICLES
HAIL OF BULLETS – ON DIVINE WINDS
INSANE – The Dungeon Tapes
NOCTURNAL WITCH – A Thousand Pyres
ONSLAUGHT  – POWER FROM HELL
ONSLAUGHT – THE FORCE
PENTACLE – Spectre Of The Eight Ropes
RAZOR – TAPE BOXSET
TRIBULATION – The Horror

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Pre-order: SOULCASTER, NNM, AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR, MEGATON SWORD

Dying Victims Productions is proud to announce that the following new releases are now available for

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DVP 159 Soulcaster – Maelstrom of Death and Steel MLP/MCD

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present SOULCASTER’s striking debut mini-album, Maelstrom of Death and Steel, on CD and 12” vinyl formats.

A brand-new entity hailing from Belgium, the sword-swinging brigands of SOULCASTER shall make their mark across the metal underground with their five-song Maelstrom of Death and Steel. In a swift-but-satisfying 22 minutes, SOULCASTER erect towers of fantastical heavy metal might, evincing a stout grasp of epic-yet-punchy songwriting and a whole host of unique contrasts which render this recording advanced beyond the band’s young years. Raw yet refined, atmospheric yet aggressive, moody yet majestic, SOULCASTER bring to life both bloodshed and arcane intrigue, swords and sorcery. Not for nothing is the record titled Maelstrom of Death and Steel: the name embodies the ongoing turmoil in Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, the book series that lends the band its moniker and forms the setting for the entire EP

Initially, the concept behind SOULCASTER was to recast forebears of the epic metal tradition – Cirith Ungol, Manilla Road, Slough Feg, and early Blind Guardian – and their literary antecedents (Tolkien, Moorcock, Robert E. Howard) and do a modern interpretation of it: thus, newer fantasy as the inspiration, and also more contemporary classicist heavy metal like Eternal Champion, Sumerlands, and Visigoth. But, what results across Maelstrom of Death and Steel is entirely SOULCASTER’s, as the band’s blend of musical influences both metal and otherwise makes the record a rich ‘n’ sumptuous feast of fantasy and fanaticism. Of especial note is the rhythmic thrust they employ, galloping like steeds of the apocalypse or at least in a manner more post-punk than other epic metal battalions – truly, sounds of the battlefield here – which are all the more heightened by the big and booming and somehow distant production style, lending even more mystery to SOULCASTER’s ruminations on steel & spell.

Unselfconsciously unique whilst honoring heavy metal’s iron-clad customs, SOULCASTER thrust you into a Maelstrom of Death and Steel!

– Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download link.
– Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download link.

Release date: 28th August

DVP 160 N.N.M. – Neanderthal Noise Machine MLP

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present NEANDERTHAL NÖISE MACHINE’s striking debut mini-album, Neanderthal Nöise Machine, on 12” vinyl format.

Although a brand-new entity, NEANDERTHAL NÖISE MACHINE (acronym NNM) is a power-trio comprised of metal veterans: Alimai (In League With Satan, Bestial Evil), Ace (Witchunter, Bestial Evil), and Bastard (Blasphemophagher, Ripping Death, Bestial Evil, ex-Baphomet’s Blood). Knowing what they want and wanting it now, NNM mix together furious, dirty, and raw old-school metal influenced by Bronze-era Motörhead, the Fast Eddie Clarke solo project, Venom (1980-‘84), Saxon (1978-‘85), AC/DC (1975-‘79), Sweden’s Gehennah, the Mentors (1981-‘89), Discharge (1981-‘84), Fingernails (1984-‘88), Bathory (1983-‘84), Rose Tattoo (1978-‘82), Eatmyfuk, and Tank (1981-‘84).

Specific these influences may be, but they’re crucial in underlining exactly where Neanderthal Nöise Machine is coming from – and where it’s going, like a locomotive to Hell. Indeed, NNM’s first strike is deadly, salaciously swift at six songs in 18 minutes, crashing the heavy metal vomit party – uninvited, of course! – and proceeding to rudely treat those partygoers, who had no justification being there in the first place. Truly, this is primordial metal for the purist, for those who uphold the law…of the unlawful, and the awful!

Just f-f-feel Ace’s monumental guitar work together with the characteristically bulldozing bass of Bastard, then further submit to the hammering drums and distinctly early ‘80s vocal style of Alimai: there’s simply no faking this; it’s got to be FUCKING REAL. The relentless riffs and rough ‘n’ tumble arrangements, combined with a direct live-recording production in the pure old-school style, altogether make NNM’s sound highly distinctive in this landscape of the plastic and disposable.

In this nowadays “metal” scene full of nice boys, NEANDERTHAL NÖISE MACHINE are ready to be the bad guys in the movie of your life. From the depths of Neanderthal hell, rise with Neanderthal Nöise Machine !!!

– Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download link.
– Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download link.

Release date: 28th August

DVP 129 Aggressive Perfector – Havoc at the Midnight Hour LP/MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to repress AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR’s striking debut album, Havoc at the Midnight Hour, on vinyl LP and music cassette formats.

Following up their 2016 release Satan’s Heavy Metal, Aggressive Perfector’s debut full length, Havoc At The Midnight Hour, finds the English trio in resolutely evil form  as they take a major step forward on their path of destruction.

Embracing a wealth of haunted sounds and textures, this sepulchral slab of metal conjures an atmosphere rich in the romantic repugnance of horror’s past masters which it uses the setting for a 37 minute nightmare of nocturnal menace, occult fascination and bloody vengeance.

Summoning the ghosts of Metal past – Tank, Slayer, Venom and Mercyful Fate all playing a part- Havoc… fixates on the nuclear fury of an apocalyptic future, from which it culls new ways to pervert the course of heavy metal in the present.

– Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and download link.
– Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, woven patch and download link.

– MC edition with sticker and button.

Release date: 28th August

DVP 134 Megaton Sword – Niralet MLP/MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to repress MEGATON SWORD’s striking debut EP, Niralet, on 12″ vinyl and music cassette formats.

Hailing from Switzerland and founded in 2018, MEGATON SWORD are ever aptly monikered: theirs is a nuclear-powered style of true-as-steel HEAVY METAL drunk on high fantasy and the enduring themes of conquest and valor, triumph and tragedy. The band’s first public recording is titled Niralet, and it arrives as a fully formed document of a young band already capitalizing on their considerable strengths. The quartet – vocalist Uzzy Unchained, guitarist Chris the Axe, bassist Simon the Sorcerer, and drummer Dan Thundersteel – here create five mini-epics that feel far vaster than their succinct track times suggest. Perhaps it’s the patient pacing they employ, allowing each bellow of bathos and push of pathos to ring out and as true as possible; perhaps it’s the passion and machismo dripping from every element, every drop of blood, sweat, and tears tangible and intense; or perhaps it’s Niralet simultaneously sounding timeless and fresh, safely evading both rote “retro” throwback and over-modernity in kind.

We can make references to ’80s Manowar, Warlord, and Manilla Road as well as maybe early Running Wild or Nasty Savage, but even this early on, MEGATON SWORD are being no one but themselves. Wield MEGATON SWORD and begin the quest to Niralet! Suitably soothing ‘n’ eerie artwork courtesy of Adam Burke.

– Regular LP edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and download link.
– Special LP edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, woven patch and download link.

– MC edition with sticker and button.

Release date: 31st July

May Distro Update II

Huge distro update, 2nd in May, lots of great LPs, Cds and Tapes added to the shop!

LP
ACID – Maniac
ACID – s/t
Angel Sword – Rebels beyond the pale
Angel Sword – Neon City
ATTACKER – Battle at helms deep
ATTACKER – The second coming
AXE CRAZY – Angry Machines
BLADE KILLER – s/t
BLIZZEN – World in Chains
Clientelle – Destination Unknown
CHASTAIN – The 7th Of Never
CHEVALIER – DESTINY CALLS
Christian Mistress – Possession
Christian Mistress – To Your Death
Dead Head – Swine Plague
DEXTER WARD – III
EMERALD Voice for the silent
Entrapment – Through Realms Unseen
ETERNAL CHAMPION – The Armor Of Ire
Grinder – Dawn For The Living
Grinder – Dead End
HALLOWEEN  –  Don’t Metal with Evil
Hand of Doom – Poisonoise
LUNAR SHADOW – THE SMOKELESS Fires
MANILLA ROAD – Crystal Logic
MIDNIGHT FORCE – Dunsinane
Nifelheim – Servants of Darkness
RANDY  – The Studio Anthology
Razor – Evil Invaders
Razor – Executioners Song
Razor – Malicious Intent
Realmbuilder – Blue Flame Cavalry
Repugnant – Hecatomb
RIOT CITY – Burn The Night
Sacrilege – Ambulance Station Plus the First & Second Demos
Sacrilege – Within The Prophecy
SANHEDRIN – The Poisoner
Savage Loose N Lethal
SIREN – Back from the Dead
SOLICITOR – SPECTRAL DEVASTATION
SORCERER Incantation
SPEED QUEEN – Still on the Road
THRONE OF IRON – Adventure One
V.A. – Jobcentre Rejects vol 1
VULTURES VENGEANCE – THE KNIGHTLORE
WRATHBLADE God of the deep unleashed

7”
Alpha Centauri – Return of the Herakleids

CD
Angel Sword – Rebels beyond the pale
Angel Sword – Neon City
Ashbury – Endless Skies
Atlain – Living in the dark
At War – Retaliatory Strike
Autopsy – The Headless Ritual
Autopsy – Tourniquets Hacksaws and Graves
Axe Victims – Another victim
BLACK DIAMOND – Faces
BLIZZEN    World in Chains
BUNKER 66 – Screaming Rock Believers
Cardinals Folly – Deranged Pagan Sons
Carnivore – Retaliation
Carnivore – Carnivore
Caskets Open – Concrete Realms of Pain
CHEVALIER – DESTINY CALLS
Cloven Hoof – Fighting back
Crossfire – Sharpshooter
CROSSFIRE Second Attack
Darkness – Conclusion & Revival
Darkthrone – The Underground Resistance
Dead Head – Dream Deceiver
Dead Head – Swine Plague
Dead Head – The Feast Begins At Dawn
Despair – Decay of humanity
DEATH POWER – Vivisection – demos 1987
Deathrider CD – s/t
DEATHSTORM Blood Beneath The Crypts
DEATHSTORM Reaping What Is Left
DEFEATER Endless Ray mcd
DIVISION SPEED Division Speed
ETERNAL CHAMPION/GATEKEEPER – Retaliator / Vigilance
Evangelist – Deus Vult
FIRST OFFENCE – First Offence
FLIGHT – A Leap Through Matter
Forced Entry – Same
Hands of Orlac/The Wandering Midget – Same
HEADSTONE – Excalibur
Hellbringer – Awakened from the abyss
Hexx – Wrath of the reaper
Hobbs Angel of Death – Hobbs Satan´s Crusade
Hobbs Angel of Death – Heaven bled
Infernal Majesty – None Shall Defy
Insane – Wait and pray
IRON GRIFFIN – CURSE OF THE SKY
IRON SPELL Electric conjuring
Jag Panzer – Tyrants
Jag Panzer – Mechanical Warfare
Lordian Guard – Sinners in the hands of an angry God
Lordian Guard – Woe to the inhabitants of the earth
Manilla Road – Crystal Logic
Manilla Road – Spiral Castle
Mantas – Death By Metal
Massacra – Final Holocaust
Meliah Rage – Kill To Survive
MEPHISTO – Mephisto
Metal Inquisitor – The Apparition
METAL MERCY    The Unborn Child
Monasterium – Church of Bones
Mystik – Mystik
Nihilist – 1987-1989 Demos
Occult – 1992-1993
Ostrogoth – Full moons eyes
Outlaw – Marauders
Quartz – Same
RANDY – The Complete Anthology
REAPER – Fairies Return
RIOT CITY  – Burn The Night
The River- Vessels Into White Tides
Ruler – Descent into Hades
Sacrilege – Turn Back Trilobite
Sarcofago – INRI
Savage – Loose N Lethal
Scavenger – Battlefield
Screamer – Hell Machine
SDI – 80s Metal Band3
SDI – Sign of the wicked
Steeler – Same
Steelover – Glove me
STORMWIND    Taken by Storm
Stormwitch – The beauty and the beast
Them – Sweet Hollow
Torch – Fire Raiser
Trail – Vessel
Thunder Axe – Grinding the Steel
Twisted Tower Dire – Battle hymns to the pantheon
Tyrant – Fight for your life
Tyrant – Running hot
Tyrant – Ruling the world
Tytan – Justice served
VOJD – The Outer Ocean
Walpyrgus – Same
WARHEAD Speedway
WARHEAD The Day After
Wolf – Edge of the world
WRATHBLADE God of the deep unleashed

MC
Ice War / Mystic Storm – split
Vendel – Dirge

Merch
Hexenbrett – Blutige Seide T-Shirt
Gammacide -Patch
Savage Grace – Patch
Thor – Patch

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OUT NOW — Zatyr , Hexenbrett, Tøronto, Venator, The Night Eternal

Dying Victims Productions is proud to announce the following releases:

DVP 149 Zatyr – Ornament of Proposition MLP

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present ZATYR’s striking debut EP, Ornament of Proposition, on 12” vinyl and digital formats.

Hailing from Sweden and forming in 2019, ZATYR quickly set to work on their debut EP – plus, speaking of “set,” their vocalist Set used to be in the beloved Devil Lee Rot. Titled Ornament of Proposition, the band’s first public recording was released digitally in September of that year, and proudly displayed an otherwise-new band brimming with the fire of the ancients and confidence to spare. Indeed, ZATYR here sounded authentically old, casting their gaze across the darkest and classiest currents of classic heavy metal singed with a touch of first-wave black metal. But, paradoxically, the quartet just as ably burned with the enthusiasm of feral youngbloods, imbuing the EP’s three tracks with boundless passion.

Seeing fit to foster the rich lifeblood of the heavy metal underground, DYING VICTIMS grants ZATYR’s debut EP on a new lease on life, rendering it onto black gold and including an exclusive bonus track, now encompassing a total of 18 stout minutes. Truly, this re-release shall rightfully expose ZATYR to the wider metal landscape, boldly emblazoning “The Devil’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” across the hearts and minds of those who hail ancient heavy metal and black metal alike. Names to be referenced include early Running Wild, Mercyful Fate, Omen, Brocas Helm, Death SS and even Bathory’s transition from Blood Fire Death to Hammerheart, but all done with an addicting zeal that’s entirely ZATYR’s alone. Open thy ears and allow Ornament of Proposition to recast its spells!

 

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.

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DVP 150 Hexenbrett – Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu töten LP/CD/MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present HEXENBRETT’s highly anticipated debut album, Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu töten, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.

It was at the dawn of 2019 when a strange little demo inconspicuously announced itself from the other side and introduced the sound of the bloody iris. Titled Erste Beschwörung, it was the first public recording of one HEXENBRETT, the work of a mysterious duo revealing themselves as Josto Feratu and Scarlettina Bolétte. This was a literal bolt from the blue, sounds that were as refreshingly new as they were authentically old. “Cemetery sounds” is what the band called them, but that only told half the story. Wild and wily, HEXENBRETT unloaded a dizzying payload of sounds both traditional and unorthodox, dumping into its hot-rockin’ cauldron spices from first-wave black metal, Iron Curtain-era speed metal, outsider doom, and even old-school deathrock. It was a kaleidoscopic spin, and caught the attention of Caligari Records (who did a wider cassette release) and then DYING VICTIMS with their 12” vinyl version toward the end of the year. Lots of other, strange-starved ears picked up on it, too.

The stage thus set, HEXENBRETT proceeds to defy expectations and obliterate the slate with its debut album, Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu töten. A record of stark contrasts, Zweite Beschwörung immediately sounds definitively like HEXENBRETT: roaming ancient cemeteries with a torch in hand, conjuring the madness and mysticism of early black metal, when unorthodoxy was celebrated and no blueprints yet existed – only paths to be blazed! But, that latter element is precisely where Zweite Beschwörung takes a different turn, delving into waters both more refined and more rarefied, more straightforward and more obtuse – more METAL, epic and outlandish and “true,” but decidedly in an un-metal manner – beguiling the senses either way, and addictively so. It’s a turn that’s directly inspired by such sources as varied as Varathron, Jean Rollin, Danzig, Goblin, and Van Halen, and yet emerging completely unique and unlike little else around. A diverse journey through mouldy crypts and deranged minds, Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu töten features eight original tracks and an astonishing cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “The Spider Song”.

Quite commandingly, HEXENBRETT reveal an uncanny knack for songcraft, building defined and endearing hooks that unfold unexpectedly yet thrillingly, the intensity constantly rising and falling with preternatural ease but always in service of the song. Elsewhere, the band coats its creations with subtle layers of synth, further fanning that otherworldly atmosphere that laid in wait across the demo while ragged aggression usually took over. Which is all to say nothing of the absolutely spellbinding chimes often employed, evoking a banquet of horror with an almost-filmic quality in line with the band’s love for European cult cinema. And, fittingly, the production across Zweite Beschwörung is richly analog, scrappy but shimmering, evincing a totality of design and just-professional-enough presentation without sacrificing the entity’s original ethics. Like most first albums should be, the tale of HEXENBRETT truly begins here.

If there was ever any question about HEXENBRETT’s singular nature, just beginning to bloom, simply gaze upon the cover art to Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind zu töten. All other paths blazed, this is the only one left, and it’s HEXENBRETT’s alone… The dead will dance, expect the unexpected!

 

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
SOLD OUT: Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.

CD comes with Sticker

Regular MC edition with sticker and button.
Special MC edition with sticker and metal pin.

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DVP 151 Tøronto – Under Siege MLP

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present TØRONTO’s striking debut mini-album, Under Siege, on 12” vinyl and digital formats.

Hailing from Sweden, TØRONTO formed in 2017, partly out of the ashes of the sorely missed Morbus Chron – vocalist/guitarist Edvin Aftonfalk and bassist Dag Landin, here under the stage names Eddie Flawless and 79-83, respectively – and also powerhouse drummer Leo Ekström Sollenmo, from the well-respected Lethal Steel and Temisto, under the name Lt. Oxtreme as well as one Seb Cyborg on guitars. With this lineup in place, the quartet released their debut demo in 2018 and then the Nocturnal High tape on DYING VICTIMS later that year. That latter title alone suggested that something strange ‘n’ salacious was indeed afoot…

And it is! Wanna get nocturnal higher? Then become Under Siege! Encompassing the strides they made across their two demos, TØRONTO’s first longer-playing record is a rush of weird ‘n’ wild speed metal heavily informed by hardcore punk. Put simply, one could imagine the sound of Under Siege as greased-up NWOBHM colliding headlong into early Razor and Warfare, but overseen by Inepsy, mid ‘80s Discharge, and even Howard Benson-era Motörhead. Shit shreds, fast and free, each raucous-yet-rockin’ section charging into the night but equally exuding an unselfconsciously subtle minimalism that somehow gets these eight bangers over and done with in an average of barely two minutes each. Put another way, one could also imagine the zombified spirit of Morbus Chron holding court here, in the sense that that band both embodied and defied death metal; TØRONTO similarly does such with speed metal, but again renders it into an alternately ideal/oblique form that’s entirely theirs – and this is just the start.

While maybe not as off-the-wall weird as GISM’s NWOBHM/noise mélange M.A.N., TØRONTO are treading comparably rarified ground with Under Siege, and their trajectory into the strange is assured. Get with their program or get out of the way!

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.

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DVP 156 Venator – Paradiser MCD/MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present VENATOR’s debut ep Paradiser on CD and cassette format.

Austria has one more exciting new talent in traditional metal, VENATOR! Paradiser features killer, era-authentic artwork reminiscent of Mausoleum Records’ mid-‘80s heyday and is VENATOR’s entry with three moody ‘n’ melodic tracks which have a subtly anthemic quality; just as equally, one can feel the chill of night blow across Paradiser. The uniquely retro-futuristic production simply accentuates the atmospheric push and pull – and already, VENATOR are hard at work on their debut album for DYING VICTIMS.

– CD edition with sticker
– MC edition with sticker and button

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DVP 127 The Night Eternal – The Night Eternal MLP Repress

Although THE NIGHT ETERNAL’s first public recording, already, these Germans are evincing the mastery of veterans. Across their three original compositions and a reverentially poignant cover of Judas Priest’s “(Take These) Chains,” the quintet concoct a supremely powerful and stirringly moody sort of heavy metal, both traditionally pure-steel in their dynamics yet also brimming with epicness and a sort of forlorn heroism. In fact, early ’80s Judas Priest is an apt reference for The Night Eternal‘s night-prowling style, all gleaming chrome and classy, but bespeaking an ever-present darkness beneath that alluring exterior. Of course, hooks are massive as are the commanding vocals of frontman Ricardo, who’s already on his way to being a first class heavy metal singer in his own right, but it’s the chemistry among the five members of THE NIGHT ETERNAL that puts this beyond most other debut recordings: truly, their fire and fluidity are magick to behold! Appropriately moody cover art courtesy of Brouemaster Visual Decay.

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and download code.
Special edition on white vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, download code and new patch.

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DVP 140 Hexenbrett – Erste Beschwörung  MCD edition + MLP Repress

HEXENBRETT is an entity that provides cemetery sounds exclusively. The first invocation, fittingly entitled Erste Beschwörung, is a sample of what will follow in the future. Roaming ancient dungeons with sword in one hand and torch in the other, HEXENBRETT conjures the madness and mysticism of olde-worlde black metal, when unorthodoxy was celebrated and no blueprints yet existed – only paths to be blazed! Indeed does HEXENBRETT blaze across this four-song/19-minute offering, remaining firmly rooted in the purest metals but fanning those flames with a creepy, coffin-dwelling atmosphere that puts Erste Beschwörung in a league all its own, also incorporating eldritch doom and deathrock into this wildly bubbling cauldron. And it’s early days still…

No boundaries, no limitations: HEXENBRETT digs its own unique grave with Erste Beschwörung, and the cemetery is wide-fucking-open. The spell was cast, the demons are here – let the haunting begin!

REPRESS with slightly adjusted layout and patch.
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and download code.
Special edition on clear vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, download code and patch.

MCD comes with Sticker

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May Distro Update

First distro update in May, lots of great LPs, Cds and Tapes added to the shop!

LP
ACID – Engine Beast LP+7″
ACID – Maniac LP+7″
ACID – s/t LP+7″
Atomic – Slashing Victory
Bastardizer – Dawn of Domination
BLACK OATH – TO BELOW AND BEYOND
Bütcher – Bestial Fükkin’ Warmachine
DIVISION SPEED – s/t LP
INTO COFFIN – INTO A PYRAMID OF DOOM
Magnus – Scarlet Slaughterer
ROAD WARRIOR –  MACH II
Schizophrenia – Voices
SMOULDER – DREAM QUEST Ends
SOLICITOR – SPECTRAL DEVASTATION
Speed Queen – King of the Road
TORPEDO – MECHANIC TYRANTS
TRAVELER – TERMINATION SHOCK
Warlust – Morbid Execution
Whipstriker  – Troopers of Mayhem
Witching Hour – Past Midnight
Witchtower – Witches’ Domain
THE WIZAR’D – SUBTERRANEAN EXILE

7”
Whipstriker / Hell’s Bomber – Beyond the Empty Graves/Evil Forces on the Loose

CD
ABYSMAL GRIEF – FERETRI
ABYSMAL GRIEF – STRANGE RITES OF EVIL
AXEWITCH – Visions Of The Past
AXEWITCH – Hooked On High Heels
Bastardizer – Dawn of Domination
Cretin – The Demos 1988,1989 and 1990
DEATH SS – The Evil Singles
Deeler – In Distant Mirrors
EVIL SPIRIT – CAULDRON MESSIAH
First Strike – Call to Glory
Latent Fury – ’91 Demo / Beyond Tomorrow
Myriad – Major Quam Vita
Night´s Blood – Black Arts
NITRO – Lethal Dose
POKOLGEP – Metal Az Esz
ROAD WARRIOR – MACH II
Schizophrenia – Voices
SOLICITOR – SPECTRAL DEVASTATION
STORMCHILD – Lightning Never Strikes Twice
TRAVELER – TERMINATION SHOCK
V.A. Metal Power – The Ultimate EP Collection I-V
Witchtower – Witches’ Domain

MC
Chevalier – Destiny Calls
Midnight Dice – Midnight Dice
Sonic Poison – Harsh Demonstration
Terrörhammer – World Wars III & IV (In Memory of Lord Petrus Steele)
Tyrann – Tyrann
ViperForce – Venomovs Metal
Warthrash – De bellvm ad tenebras

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