DVP 196 Cherokee – Blood & Gold DLP
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the highly anticipated debut album of Germany’s CHEROKEE, Blood and Gold, on CD and double-LP vinyl formats.
Hailing from Cologne, CHEROKEE was founded in 2014. Several lineup changes occurred until the first lineup was complete – guitarists Simon Siantidis and Alexander Beda Maria Kleusch, bassist Fabian Albert Dey, drummer Fabian Kampa, and vocalist Katharina Heldt – which recorded two demos, Ridin’ Free (2015) and Mother Nature’s Child (2016). Following the second demo, Heldt departed the band.
In 2017, vocalist Laura Vesprini joins CHEROKEE, and together the EP Wakan Tanka NIci Un Ep was recorded at Sculpt Sound Studio by Laurent Teubl (Chapel of Disease) and released in 2018. Many gigs followed, the band truly finding their latent power onstage, and in 2019 did a successful mini-tour commence with Canadian compatriots Freeways. But, that power was only simmering…
Indeed, it explodes across CHEROKEE’s literally massive debut album, Blood and Gold. Comprising 15 songs in 75 action-packed minutes – truly, a double-album like the old days – Blood and Gold is the culmination of over a year’s work of writing, recording, mixing, and mastering. More importantly, this recorded document is the grandest statement of the CHEROKEE aesthetic: moody, dynamic, and storytelling HARD ROCK chiseled from the stone of the ‘70s. Each song here is its own experience, its own heartstrings-pulling sensation and fist-shaking anthem. Although a handful of ‘em are re-recorded/finessed versions of earlier songs, it’s a foregone conclusion that these are the definitive issue: CHEROKEE wanted something special for their debut album and simply could not decide which songs to cut, and thus did thus they settle for a 15-song double-album. For them, it is honest, handmade guitar-driven music, a perfect mix of hard rock and blues, fun and power. The soundtrack for any situation in life, be it on your way to work, the soundtrack to an antisocial drinking night, road trips to festivals in the middle of nowhere – to cure post festival depression, or to spice up your next visit to grandma’s house – Blood and Gold is the sonic travelogue to get you there and get you feeling GOOD.
If you feel good to the immortal Thin Lizzy, Rainbow, Wishbone Ash, UFO, and Dire Straits or modern antecedents like the aforementioned Freeways, SANDSTORM, Haunt, MIDNIGHT PREY, and Savage Master, then CHEROKEE are guaranteed to be your new favorite band – and Blood and Gold your new favorite record(s)!
– Special gatefold double LP edition on blood red and golden vinyl, with poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
DVP 197 Destructo – Demonic Possession LP
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present DESTRUCTO’s striking debut album, Demonic Possession, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
The sound, attitude, and execution of DESTRUCTO is similar to the band’s moniker: destructive, merciless and total fukk-off-driven! Formed in 2018 as a side-project between erstwhile Dödsrit and Nuclear Devastation bandmates Soulcrusher and Motörphallus as a tribute to bands like Sarcofago, Syphilitic Vaginas, and Japan’s Sabbat, DESTRUCTO delivered their debut demo in 2019 – 19 minutes of total & utter destruction!
In the meantime, insanity, blasphemy, narcotics, and intoxication all played their part in inspiring DESTRUCTO’s debut album, Demonic Possession. Here, the power-trio amplify those noble influences to a fever pitch while also bringing forward influences from Bathory, Hellhammer, and especially G.I.S.M. With ten songs spanning a skull-crushing 40 minutes, Demonic Possession is a wild fucking ride, even for those prepared to get on in the first place. Cacophonic screams, primitive riffs, bulldozing bass, and berserking D-beats all collide with vocals which approximate a gnarling demon on strict diet of whiskey and amphetamines, making the album best to be enjoyed with…whiskey and amphetamines! Put another way, DESTRUCTO make an even stronger case for being the bastard child of raw and chaotic first-wave black metal blended with an unhealthy dose of ‘80s speed/thrash metal mania, Motörcharged riffs & rock ‘n’ roll grooves that creates the Devil’s Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Armed with production that’s slicing and slimy in equal measure and an overwhelming sense of danger both in songwriting and especially execution, the question remains: can you handle DESTRUCTO’s Demonic Possession? ARGHHH!!