Out Now: Raptore, Suffering Sights, Gallower, Drifter, Insurgency, Sexmag

Dying Victims Productions is proud to announce the following new releases:

DVP 222 Raptore – Blackfire LP/CD

DYING VICTMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present RAPTORE’s highly anticipated second album, Blackfire, on CD and vinyl LP formats. 

Formed in late 2012 by vocalist/guitarist Nico Cattoni, RAPTORE originally hailed from Buenos Aires, Argentina and released their first demo in 2014. In 2016, they released their debut album, Rage N’ Fever, which allowed them to tour South America and open for such bands as Exciter and Enforcer. 

Not being able to find suitable musicians for a steady lineup, in 2018, Nico decides to move to Europe in order to give RAPTORE better opportunities and recognition. He set base in Barcelona and completed the lineup with three of the most talented musicians in the scene. One year later, they released the single “Prisoner Of The Night” through Church Recordings and were booked for festivals such as Pyrenean and Trveheim. Unfortunately, the pandemic delayed those concerts until 2022. 

Nevertheless, the fortified RAPTORE lineup began work during 2021 on their second album, Blackfire, entering the esteemed Moontower Studios. Immediately, right from the very first notes, Blackfire EXPLODES with an excitement that simply cannot be contained. Righteously ripping, draped in darkness but lined with purple velvet, RAPTORE here give a masterclass in spooky speed metal: fierce yet fun, authentically rooted in the ‘80s but not blinkered by the past, and above all ADDICTING. That the quartet can maintain a bristling energy no matter the pace – cruising, headbanging, or overdrive – is some sort of black magick; that each track is anthemic in its own right and then altogether coalesce into a unified statement of intent is simply diabolical. But, while Blackfire is most definitely the band’s darkest and fastest recording to date, let it be known that not everything is of a Satanic/vampiric/demonic intent; just as many personal messages exist within the album’s eight-song/32-minute runtime. Which is all to say nothing of the evocative lead-work, which is literal FIRE! 

Featuring an absolutely stellar mix & master courtesy of Javi Félez, Blackfire firmly establishes RAPTORE as worldwide contenders. From past to present – from Helstar, Liege Lord, and Chastain to Enforcer, Skull Fist, and White Wizzard – prepare to get BURNED! 

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

CD edition with sticker.

DVP 223 Suffering Sights – When Sanity Becomes Insanity LP/CD

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS, in conspiracy with Burning Coffin Records, is proud to present SUFFERING SIGHTS’ highly anticipated debut album, When Sanity Becomes Insanity, on CD and vinyl LP formats. 

One of the best-kept secrets in the forever-burning Chilean underground, Santiago’s SUFFERING SIGHTS formed in 2017 and have been steadily building their sound across a successive stream of two demos, a digital single, and most recently an EP. Now, that full arsenal of songs have been delivered in their ultimate form on the band’s long-awaited debut album, When Sanity Becomes Insanity

For those who’ve been following SUFFERING SIGHTS so far, the majority of the ten songs comprising When Sanity Becomes Insanity should come as no surprise: a feverish blast of deathrashing metal in the vein of later Possessed, Dark Angel, Texas’ Devastation, and even ‘80s Death. Ripping is their assault and stout is their songwriting, with all instruments clearly heard (and powerful) in the mix, the quartet truly using their enviable chops in service of those ten songs. But, what’s perhaps most surprising is how POWERFUL that production is: both era-authentic and timeless all the same, the album feels like a punch in the face while leaving a dizzying delirium in the mind, sounding exactly how a proper death/thrash record should. “No more but no less,” as the maxim goes, which is all the more special given how rare such deathrash is these days. 

So, When Sanity Becomes Insanity, open your eyes and see such SUFFERING SIGHTS! 

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

CD edition with sticker.

DVP 224 Gallower – Eastern Witchcraft MLP/MCD

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present a new EP from GALLOWER, Eastern Witchcraft, on CD and 12” vinyl formats. 

Formed in 2015, Poland’s GALLOWER wasted no time in recording their first demo, Witch Hunt is On, which was released by Shadow Kingdom Records. A second demo, Through the Gallows, followed a year later, and both demos were re-released together on CD by Under the Tyrant’s Banner. 

The next couple years were spent playing gigs, with GALLOWER sharing stages with the likes of Angel Witch, Nifelheim, Satan, Blasphemy, Nocturnal, Attic, Hellish Crossfire, Witching Hour, Division Speed, and more. Finally, in 2019, recordings began in Bestial Sound Studio for their debut album, Behold the Realm of Darkness, which was released in June 2020.  

As ever, GALLOWER have stayed true to their power-trio format – Nocturnitier rips the guitar, Speedfire bangs the drums, and Tzar gives his sepulchral voices and bulldozing bass – and they’ve reached something approaching ripping perfection with their latest Eastern Witchcraft EP. With a sound seeking the ultimate revenge and squarely located around 1985 (maybe even 1986), GALLOWER incite a riot of violence that skillfully melds the Teutonic legendry of Destruction, Sodom, Kreator, and Violent Force with the first-wave black magick of Bathory, Hellhammer, Venom, and Japan’s Sabbat. No more but definitely no less, Eastern Witchcraft is a five-song/17-minute spell of destruction sure to entrance diehards and genre borderlanders alike. In particular, GALLOWER at present emit strong vibes of early Bulldozer, Running Wild, Deathrow, and pre-Rick Rubin Slayer. 

To restate the obvious, this is a time-warp, and GALLOWER will definitely WARP even the sturdiest minds – this is Eastern Witchcraft

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

MCD edition with sticker.

DVP 221 Drifter – Demo 2021 MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present DRIFTER’s debut from 2021 on music cassette format.  

After the initial release of Drifter’s “Demo 2021” on Caviar Records and Tapes sold out immediately – it was obvious that a European version must be made available for wider distribution.  Drifter’s heavy metal rock plays like a dusty 7 incher from UK, 1981. Brimming with class, and hooks aplenty, their twin guitar attack and melodious approach to songwriting takes the listener back to the early days of heavy metal. 

No need to start dropping names of all those obscure 7” titles – fans of this old feeling will not be disappointed.   So sink your teeth into this aged piece of heavy metal mutton – and keep your ears to the ground as these steel wheels have just started down the track.

MC edition with sticker, download code and button.

DVP 231 Insurgency – Primitive Shrines MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present INSURGENCY’s new demo “Primitive Shrines” on music cassette format.

Five years after their “Militant Death Cult” EP and with a revamped line-up, UK-based INSURGENCYare back with a new 3-track demo. Combining the chaos of earlier releases with a more refined approach to performance and songwriting, INSURGENCY melds the speed and aggression of early thrash (Kreator/Sepultura/Dark Angel) with the lunatic cries of early grind (Repulsion/Terrorizer/Sadistik Exekution) and twisted song structures of contemporary Black Thrash (Slaughter Messiah/Nekromantheon/Antichrist). This shall pave the way for their upcoming debut album.

MC edition with sticker, download code and button.

DVP 232 SexMag – Żelazna Dziewica MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present SEXMAG’S new demo “Żelazna Dziewica” on music cassette format.  

After stirring heavily in the underground cauldron with their debut mini-Album “Sex Metal” in 2021, the Silesian four-piece is back with a new demo. The 3-track advance tape to next year’s full length album introduces the listener to the story of the ancient Sumerian king Zamus The Third while the music has turned even more evil and possessed than before: a filthy and merciless mixture of ancient black, speed and thrash metal. 

MC edition with sticker, download code and button.