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Distro Update August 2019

DVP has stocked loads of killer items from some of the best metal labels and distros world wide:

Distro Update August

Adversor –  The End Of Mankind
Alien Force – Hell and High Water
Bat – Axestasy
Black Oath – To Below and Beyond

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10 years of Dying Victims Productions!

2019 marks the 10th (active) year of Dying Victims Productions! Cheers to all the killer bands releasing their music through DVP and fans buying underground metal in the shop!!!

Along with the high class releases which have been released so far this year and are going to be released in the next months, there are be several upgrades and changes happening during the rest of the year. Too early to mention them all, but there are two things for now:

1. Shipping:
Since the quality of “Hermes” has deteriorated drastically in the last year, DVP will now exclusively ship through German Post and DHL. Prices will be a bit cheaper for most weight classes.

2. Distribution:
DVP has joined ranks with a digital distributor (world wide) which means that you’ll be able to buy/stream new releases on all of the big (and several smaller) services from now on.
DVP will also cooperate with a physical distributor (Germany, Austria, Swizerland) starting in August. Of course, trades and wholesales directly through DVP will still be possible.

Expect more big news in August!

Upcoming releases:
DVP 129 Aggressive Perfector – Havoc At The Midnight Hour LP/CD
DVP 134 Megaton Sword – Niralet MLP/MCD
DVP 135 Midnight Prey – Uncertain Times LP/CD/MC
DVP 136 Galaxy Aus – Lost From the Start MLP/MCD
DVP 137 MATTERHORN – Crass Cleansing LP/CD
and many more!

PRE-ORDER: Aggressive Perfector LP/CD + Matterhorn LP/CD

DVP 129 Aggressive Perfector – Havoc At The Midnight Hour LP/CD

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR’s striking debut album, Havoc at the Midnight Hour, on CD, vinyl LP and digital 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.Follow Aggressive Perfector into the nightmare when Havoc At The Midnight hour is released on November 1st.

Regular LP version on black vinyl, with insert, poster and sticker.
Special LP version on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and woven patch.

CD version comes with sticker.


DVP 137 Matterhorn – Crass Cleansing LP/CD

DYING VICTIM PRODUCTIONS and REDEFINING DARKNESS RECORDS are proud to announce 1st November as the international release date of the advanced label version of MATTERHORN’s debut album “Crass Cleansing” on LP, CD and Digital formats:

“Today marks a very special day to us, as we can say that our debut album «Crass Cleansing» is going to be released on vinyl for the first time on label!! Not only for the purpose of restocking our nearly gone self-released vinyl, not as plain second pressing or re-release, we used this happy chance to bring you the reworked & advanced label edition. Soldiered through the messy fap of what was the original reproduction, this is now something we’re cool to say we’re being proud of in a new level… Reworked to come closer of how you know our songs live, to fit our vision and most important, to show the group’s capability as an outstanding and inventive group, more precisely… Remixed by JB “Wonderwall” Van Der Wal because he understands the band. Remastered. Also it’s advanced to completion by two new live recorded bonus tracks «Bydying» and «Clarity», to show an insight on our forthcoming sophomore album, presenting the band in its actual state and to cut the biased sights on what we do. The new playtime is 49 minutes. All new artworks and layouts. It will be out in November on CD/Vinyl and streaming. We are happy to have found the two partners Dying Victims Productions and Redefining Darkness Records (US version) to make this possible! Our deepest gratitude!If you hated it, you may hate it for new reasons, if you loved it, you will surely love it for new reasons anew! More info to come …”

Regular Gatefold LP version on black vinyl, with 2 sided poster, sticker, download code and obi strip.
Special Gatefold LP version on colored vinyl, with 2 sided poster, sticker, download code, obi strip and woven patch.

CD version comes with sticker.




Out now – Hemisferio, The Night Eternal, Spiker, Indian Nightmare, Temptress and Vulture

Today DVP is proud to announce the release of the following new titles:

DVP 121 Hemisferio – Anacronía CD

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present HEMISFERIO’s highly anticipated debut album, Anacronía, on CD format.

Hailing from the cult metal hotbed of Chile, HEMISFERIO have been prodigiously perfecting their iron-clad craft since 2015. A couple singles kicked off their heavy metal march, soon followed by a split tape with Chilean comrades Asedio in 2016. With momentum building, those early singles found their way onto 7″ vinyl format, that same year, and then capped off by rough ‘n’ rowdy live album. Afterwards, vocalist Pedro Antonio departed and was replaced by Carlos Contador.

With that lineup firmly in place, HEMISFERIO make their grand entrance onto the worldwide stage with Anacronía. Suitably, this debut album encapsulates all the magic, mystery, and might of their aesthetic thus far, except rendered in rich, era-authentic analog. Indeed, HEMISFERIO create a truly ancient sound that encompasses many early ’80s metals: the NWOBHM taking creative flight, the first rustic rumblings of the contemporaneous US power metal scene, Teutonic metal burning brightly in the night before revving into thrash overdrive, and even Scandinavia’s oft-overlooked contribution to the heavy metal lexicon during this era. However, even in their native tongue, HEMISFERIO’s passion pours forth across each of these nine anthems in the making, with moody-yet-majestic solos flying fast and free, underpinned by a subtle yet no less dynamic rhythm section. And as prefaced by the preceding single from last year, Carlos Contador proves to be a commanding frontman, his tone and delivery bleeding the hard-fought/wrought pathos intrinsic to early, working-class metal.

Gaze into the crystal ball, raise thy sword, and rev that motorcycle, for HEMISFERIO have arrived with Anacronía! Suitably fantastical cover art by Adam Burke.

Comes with a sticker.


DVP 127 The Night Eternal – The Night Eternal MLP / MC / T-Shirt

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present THE NIGHT ETERNAL’s striking debut EP, The Night Eternal, on 12″ vinyl and cassette tape formats.

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, 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 MLP edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster and sticker.
Special MLP edition on red vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and woven patch. (The remaining copies of the special edition have to be repressed by the pressing plant due to a mistake. There is no delivery date yet.)


Regular edition comes with a sticker and a button.
Special edition comes with a sticker and woven patch.

T-Shirt printed on Gildan Softstyle Ringspun Shirts


DVP 130 Spiker – Heavy Metal Macht MLP / MCD / MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present a brand-new EP from SPIKER, Heavy Metal Macht, on CD, 12″ vinyl, and cassette tape formats.

Ever aptly titled, Heavy Metal Macht is indeed pure German metal THUNDER! No thrash, no speed, just simple (and simply stunning) HEAVY METAL brewed in the cauldrons of old, all delivered in SPIKER’s mother tongue, as a nod to the old GDR metal bands who sang in German as well. Classy and cruising whilst emitting a touch of rowdiness that’s intrinsic to the Teutonic rivethead ethos, here on Heavy Metal Macht do this young quartet of old souls charge into the night with gusto and panache, armed to the teeth with anthems of indelible steel. Granted, SPIKER can certainly kick up the pace when they want to, but their thrust isn’t strictly speed metal per se, but rather a hook-intensive sort somewhere between early Living Death and classic Tank, Germany’s Warrant and Strong Arm of the Law-era Saxon. You’ve been warned about their Heavy Metal Macht!

Regular MLP edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster and sticker.
Special MLP edition on white vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and woven patch.

CD edition comes with a sticker.

Regular tape edition comes with a sticker and a button. (Will be shipped from next week on.)
Special tape edition comes with a sticker and a metal pin. (Will be shipped from next week on.)


DVP 131 Indian Nightmare – By Ancient Force MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present INDIAN NIGHTMARE‘S great second album „By Ancient Force“ on cassette tape format.

By now you should know this international outfit, based in Berlin. This five-piece metalpunk outfit plays a highly energetic, refreshing and wild punky thrash metal mix and convince anyone who has seen them live with their great performance. The new album continues what they have started with the debut in 2016 and dives only deeper into the imagery and stories of Mexican natives’ history. “By Ancient Force” is easily one of the most anticipated underground thrash albums of the year – And you won’t be disappointed!
Split release with DVP’s Punk friends of Plastic Bomb.

Regular edition comes with a sticker and a button.
Special edition comes with a sticker and a woven patch.


DVP 132 Temptress – The Orb / Woman 7”

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the recorded debut of Italy’s TEMPTRESS, The Orb, on 7′ vinyl format.

Although a brand-new entity, TEMPTRESS are a veritable blast from the past. Moodily melodic and draped in the cloak of night, TEMPTRESS create effortlessly cruising mid-tempo heavy metal of a most early ’80s vintage. Even down to their production style, the power-trio have this style down COLD, and it emits a nostalgic fire that’s somehow fresh across these two equally strong tracks. A new twist on the old NWOBHM comes courtesy of Italy – gaze deeply into TEMPTRESS’ The Orb!

Comes with a sticker.


DVP 133 Vulture – Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present VULTURE‘S second album „Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves“ on cassette tape format.

Vulture have taken the scene by storm and after unleashing a debut album that sported some of the most exciting speed/thrash metal bastards last year, the band is back with their 2nd record. The band has definitely been able to release a record which sounds like everything their fans are wishing for, yet add some new sprinkles here and there. The crowd will have to decide which of the albums is better, hard to say since they both contain some of the strongest recent speed metal material.

Comes with a sticker and button.





PRE-ORDER: Megaton Sword MLP/MCD, Midnight Prey LP/CD/MC, Galaxy MLP/MCD

DVP 134 Megaton Sword – Niralet MLP/MCD/T-Shirt

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present MEGATON SWORD’s striking debut EP, Niralet, on CD and 12″ vinyl 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 Gatefold MLP version on black vinyl, with poster and sticker.
Special Gatefold MLP version on colored vinyl, with poster, sticker and woven patch.

MCD version comes with sticker.




DVP 135 Midnight Prey – Uncertain Times LP/CD/MC – song premiere on 27th

DYING VICTIM PRODUCTIONS is proud to present MIDNIGHT PREY’s highly anticipated debut album, Uncertain Times, on CD and vinyl LP formats.

Honest rock music played on real instruments: this is MIDNIGHT PREY! In a feral-yet-atmospheric way, this German three-piece play an honest and powerful old-school kind of sound, anchored in the darkness.

When MIDNIGHT PREY was founded in 2013 by Hannes Ruhland (drums), Winston Ziller (guitars, vocals), and Daniel Friesen (bass), they had known each other for two more years since the age of 16-18, already having a bit of reharsal and live experience together and apart. From Venom to Frank Zappa, from Roxy Music to Bolt Thrower, from Rory Gallagher to Black Flag – almost nothing was taboo on their record players. Growing up together sharing their love for good handmade music of all kinds of varieties, they played their way through Germany’s underground heavy metal stages and released a demo on tape called The Savage Sessions in 2013 via Witchhammer Productions. In 2014, a promo tape called Rehearsal Rites was exclusively sold at one show, containing rough recordings of the songs to come out on the following EP, Rite of Blood, which was released on CD, tape, and digital.

MIDNIGHT PREY moved from the southwest of Germany to Hamburg in 2015. After playing a lot of shows in Hamburg, there was the release of a 7″ single called Blood Stained Streets, which underlines their romance for the dirty, booze-soaked streets of St. Pauli (Hamburg). Now, at long last, their debut album, ominously titled Uncertain Times, is nearing release, and the power-trio are more than ready to unleash their sheer energy onto the world!

Indeed, energy is in abundance across Uncertain Times, but tempered with a focus and clarity that suggest the work of veterans. Skillfully working with space and shade, the songwriting retains an urgency but is never in a rush to the finish line, either; MIDNIGHT PREY just play it cool and keep the heads banging and fists pumping. Likewise, with that ever-present energy, they wisely don’t over-distort or saturate their sound, keeping a clean-yet-gritty aspect that reverently straddles their many stylistic inspirations. Whether it’s ’70s hard rock, ’80s heavy metal, or classic punk and speed metal, MIDNIGHT PREY mix it all into one addicting concoction that simply demands total thralldom – and repeat plays!

Uncertain Times is ageless wisdom spoken sagely in complicated, all-too-modern times…and it’s time for MIDNIGHT PREY!

Regular LP version on black vinyl, with insert, poster and sticker.
Special LP version on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and woven patch.

CD version comes with sticker.

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


DVP 136 Galaxy – Lost from the Start MLP/MCD – song premiere on 26th

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present GALAXY’s fantastic debut mini-album, Lost From the Start, on CD and 12″ vinyl formats.

GALAXY is a band from Melbourne, Australia. In choosing the name GALAXY, their mission is to channel the cosmic power of heavy metal, and share it with those who will take up the challenge – to join them on a musical odyssey as far as the imagination will allow.

GALAXY tip their hats to the speed metal and traditional heavy metal acts of the 1980s with their untamed and spirited MLP, Lost From the Start. A force of musical beauty, terrifying in its splendor, it brings to mind ’80s Riot, Satan, Megadeth and the classic years of Judas Priest, with manic thrash elements evoking the glory days of heavy music.

Lost From the Start has a dynamic production that appropriately captures the ferocity and emotion the songs exude. Mastering duties for the MLP were handled by none other than Andy La Rocque at his very own Sonic Train Studios, ensuring the maximum potential of the recording was achieved. The stunning gatefold cover art was created by talented Melbourne artist Keelan Ashton-Bell, presenting a sci-fi-inspired alien desert world which prepares the listener for the epic voyage ahead.

With a professional and high-octane live presentation in tow, the band brings a message of joy and madness, tales of love and loss, songs of fear and courage. Join GALAXY on their journey, Lost From the Start.


Regular MLP version on black vinyl, with insert, poster and sticker.
Special MLP version on colored vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and woven patch.

CD comes with sticker.