Out Now: Witchseeker CD + MP CD/Shirt

Dying Victims Productions is proud to announce the following new releases:
(Vinyl editions delayed at the pressing plant, will start shipping in approximately 2 weeks)

DVP 177 Witchseeker – Scene of the Wild CD

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present WITCHSEEKER’s highly anticipated second album, Scene of the Wild, on CD and vinyl LP formats. 

Hailing from Singapore, WITCHSEEKER formed in late 2012, originally as a one-man project by Sheikh Spitfire. By the time of the band’s first EP, 2014’s Night Rituals, WITCHSEEKER had expanded to a trio but was then pared back to a duo for their debut album, 2017’s When the Clock Strikes, with Brandon Speedranger on guitars and Sheikh Spitfire on vocals, bass, and drums. 

While traditional metal is not often associated with Singapore, WITCHSEEKER gained the attention of their national scene with a classics-minded style of heavy metal that’s packed with power, speed, melody, and aggression. Legions have joined their cause, and over the years, WITCHSEEKER have shared stages with such bands as Firehouse, Enforcer, Destruction, Midnight, Exciter, and many more.  

Come 2019, WITCHSEEKER expanded to a quartet with the joining of Aip Sinner on drums and Nick Stormbringer on guitars. With this bolstered lineup, the band then wrote and recorded their second full-length, Scene of the Wild. Aptly titled, Scene of the Wild stylistically spans Sunset Strip hot-rockin’ and classy, cruising speed metal alike, all with the finesse and deftness of devotees of all that’s timeless and true. Each of these 10 tracks in an anthem unto itself, but each one offers something equally unique. Not here will you find one big blur of sameness: “Lust for Dust” is like a runaway train, while “Nights in Tokyo” offers space, shade, and a yearning heart; “Rock This Night Away” does exactly what it says, while the title track is a ballroom blitz; “Screaming in the Moonlight” is a steady night-time strut, while “Candle in the Dark” struts to a darker, more personal pulse; and plenty more to be experienced elsewhere. Keeping things true, WITCHSEEKER don’t let proceedings get too slick, retaining a rawness of approach and authenticity of spirit, together giving Scene of the Wild a “scrappy underdog” aspect not unlike Mötley Crüe’s Too Fast for Love

WITCHSEEKER are a promising band from a small country, just now realizing the depth of their potential. Graced with literally awesome cover art courtesy of Mario Lopez, Scene of the Wild is a vision of heavy metal revolution! 

– CD edition with sticker.

Shipping will start in about 2 weeks, due to delays at the pressing plant:
– Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
– Special edition on kelly green vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.

DVP-R 002 MP – Bursting Out (The Beast Became Human) CD/T-Shirt

RELICS FROM THE CRYPT, the newly founded sub-label of DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS, is proud to present a reissue of MP’s cult-classic debut album, Bursting Out (The Beast Became Human), on CD and vinyl LP formats. 

Originally released in 1986 on the short-lived Steps Records, Bursting Out (The Beast Became Human) was the first recorded statement of Germany’s MP. As such, it retains all the electricity and urgency of youth. It also upholds Germany’s rich heritage of heavy metal, which spanned the early hot-rockin’ throes of post-NWOBHM to the nascent rumblings of speed metal and its subsequent thrash offshoot, and of course the more mainstream stylings which lingered across all those idioms. It was still the 1980s, after all, and “heavy metal” as both a term and especially a musical style & subculture had yet to be too finely locked into boundaries. And with a complete lack of self-consciousness and, in its stead, an abundance of enthusiasm and energy, MP ably crisscrossed all these metals on their debut album, Bursting Out (The Beast Became Human)

Indeed, aptly titled, Bursting Out (The Beast Became Human) is a measured and never-messy explosion of hooks and heaviness, headbanging and hard-driving speed. Rough and raw yet somehow refined, MP at this stage authentically conveyed a sense of literally living & breathing HEAVY METAL, and each of the 10 should-be anthems comprising their debut full-length delivered the goods, each one as different as the last but altogether unified in their all-out metalness no matter the dynamic being explored. From the locomotive thrust of the opening title track to sleazy, midnight-walking panthers like “Startide Rising” and especially “Out for Love,” from the equally sleazy blitz of “On the Loose Again” to the stand-up-and-shout strut of “Fight for Your Life” right after and concluding with the moody push ‘n’ pull of “World of Tiers,” MP covered all ‘80s-stock metal bases and then some. Naturally, the specter of national heroes Accept loomed large across Bursting Out, but the band could just as handily hold their own with the likes of Living Death, Iron Angel, and Warrant domestically and even Exciter, Abattoir, and Nasty Savage overseas. And if their seemingly odd choice of moniker left any doubt, the trio drove the point home with “MP (Metal Priests).” 

MP continued on for two more albums before changing that moniker to Melting Point, the title of their 1992 album still under the MP handle. But, of course, the band’s Bursting Out debut is their most beloved album, and one that cemented MP’s status as a cult band. Experience it again – or for the first time – on vinyl again since its original release, or on CD with five live bonus tracks! 

– CD edition with sticker and 5 bonus tracks.
Two sided T-Shirt, printed on Gildan Heavy Cotton. Designed by Dark Dungeon Atelier.

Shipping will start in about 2 weeks, due to delays at the pressing plant:
– Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
– Special edition on grey vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.

DVP 182 Natur – Afternoon Nightmare CD

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present NATUR’s great second album, Afternoon Nightmare, on CD format.

About one year after its initial vinyl release through Blasphlegmy and Crypt of Wizard, this glorious heavy metal album will receive its well-deserved CD edition. 8 years after their debut album, internationally acclaimed NATUR with celebrated gigs at festivals such as Live Evil in London or Muskelrock in Sweden, shows with Afternoon Nightmare once again that this band can stay rather low key in these modern times, yet deliver awesome, ancient sounding heavy metal without slipping into any clichés. Authentic and powerful metal for all the old school denim and leather 80’s maniacs.

– CD edition with sticker.