Dying Victims Production is constantly crawling the scene for great newcomers, as it is part of its underground mentality to give chances to new promising bands.
At the same time, there are countless old albums that go unnoticed by many fans and deserve a re-release.
For this reason, DVP proudly presents its new sublabel: RELICS FROM THE CRYPT!
DVP-R 001 Mad Butcher – Metal Lightning Attack LP (2020)
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the first release of its newly founded reissue sub-label, RELICS FROM THE CRYPT: a LONG-overdue of MAD BUTCHER’s cult-classic debut album, Lightning Metal Attack, on vinyl LP format.
While it would seem that MAD BUTCHER were inspired by Germany’s legendary Destruction, the truth is rather the other way around: MAD BUTCHER predated Destruction by a number of years, and began even earlier than Teutonic metal mainstays Accept, Steeler, Grave Digger, and Living Death. As such, they were one of the first real metal bands in Germany to pick up sonic influence from the burgeoning NWOBHM movement and the early US metal scene. And what they delivered with their ragged ‘n’ righteous debut album, 1985’s Lightning Metal Attack, stands immortal to this day even though it’s largely remained a cult curio among diehard metal collectors.
Begun in name in 1980, by band accounts, MAD BUTCHER arrived at their unforgettable moniker from a trip vocalist/bassist Harry Elbracht took to New York City and seeing a butcher’s shop sign lit up in big neon. Hailing from Essen, in the working-class Ruhr area, MAD BUTCHER were relentless scene members, travelling to all heavy metal festivals and shows across Europe and England. Curiously, they forewent doing a demo and subsequently became prolific on the live front, playing across Germany with the likes of Warlock, Sodom, Helloween, Sinner, Living Death, and the aforementioned Grave Digger and Steeler; in the United States, they played with Slayer, Exodus, Brocas Helm, and Lääz Rockit. Slayer even wanted MAD BUTCHER to open for them on their European Hell Awaits tour, but the band’s management refused it, thus nixing the band’s big break.
Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and download code.
Special edition on blood red vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, download code and patch.
Release Date: 13 November 2020