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.