Out Now: Critical Defiance, Bottomless, Megaton Sword

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

DVP 260 Critical Defiance – Misconception LP

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present CRITICAL DEFIANCE’s cult debut album, Misconception, on vinyl LP format.  

Hailing from the cult-metal hotbed of Chile, for over a decade now, CRITICAL DEFIANCE have been steadfast purveyors of authentically late ‘80s-style THRASH. With a couple demos and a split preceding it, the band truly put themselves on the metal map with their 2019 debut album, Misconception. 

Absolutely ripping right from the start, Misconception announced in a manner most Dark Angel “we have arrived!” Encompassing eight songs in 40 minutes, CRITICAL DEFIANCE’s debut album possessed a veritable treasure trove of ideas – or, rather, riffs and rhythms – too countless for such a seemingly compact runtime. Indeed, the Chileans whip forth a fury whereby everything races with palpitating intensity and the extreme aggression’s well into the red, but due to their jawdropping chops and a mad-scientist style of songwriting, everything across Misconception flows with a paradoxical sort of grace. Granted, such was the way of such legends as Sadus, Demolition Hammer, Morbid Saint, and indeed Dark Angel, and CRITICAL DEFIANCE duly honored this rich legacy with their own brand of actually-catchy tech-thrash…and they were just getting started! 

Hear where one of modern vintage thrash’s best success stories started with this well-earned vinyl release of CRITICAL DEFIANCE’s Misconception! 

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

DVP 265 Bottomless – The Banishing LP/CD

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present BOTTOMLESS’ highly anticipated second album, The Banishing, on CD and vinyl LP formats. 

Hailing from Italy, BOTTOMLESS was formed in 2016 by the hands of vocalist/guitarist Giorgio Trombino and drummer David Lucido; bassist Sara Bianchin joined shortly after. Collectively, the band possesses a wealth of experience across other prior and present bands, including Messa, Assumption, Becerus, Shrieking Demons, Morbo, and many more. Five years later, in 2021 and preceded by a trio of three of digital singles, BOTTOMLESS released their self-titled debut album: a clear affirmation of the power-trio’s commitment to traditional doom metal yet with a slightly ‘70s edge, bluesy and hard rocking. 

Now, two years later, BOTTOMLESS return with their second full-length. Appropriately titled The Banishing, the band take bold steps into new territories here, retaining their rootsy doom sound but moving it toward the epic and sometimes evil and most definitely dark. The relatively-dramatic shift reflects a focus on themes of magic, death, remembrance, and sorrow, most poignantly displayed across such tracks as “Guardians of Silence,” “By the Sword of the Archangel,” and the acoustic ballad “Drawn Into Yesterdays.” Even more so than the first album, The Banishing is a doom metal record for doom maniacs, reflecting emotional atmospheres reminiscent of classic Candlemass, Solitude Aeternus, the UK’s Solstice, and Manilla Road’s slower moments whilst firmly residing on a foundation of ‘80s doom ala Pentagram, Trouble, and especially Black Sabbath; one could say that BOTTOMLESS are even approaching the latter’s cult years with Tony Martin on the mic. And like the best vintage doom, whether it’s entrenched in the ‘70s or ‘80s, The Banishing is richly wrapped in an authentically analog production, all recorded, mixed, and mastered on tape in a few sessions. 

BOTTOMLESS are truly hitting their stride now. The Banishing is for all those heavy rockin’ castaways who are living backwards, banished from the modern world and still looking to carve their own individual path into the realm of slow, somber heavy metal. 

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

– CD edition with sticker and obi.

DVP 270 Knife – Heaven Into Dust LP exclusive edition

While the band has moved on to new shores at Napalm Records, DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to release a special vinyl edition of their 2nd album “Heaven Into Dust”.

This DVP exclusive edition is limited to 300 copies, comes with its own design and includes the usual treatment:

Red/yellow marbled vinyl with insert, poster, sticker, post card and woven patch –


DVP 167 Megaton Sword – Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire LP
black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker and download code.

DVP 266 Dying Victims Vol. 2 – Heavy Metal Attack CD

– CD edition with sticker and obi.