pre-order: Critical Defiance, Bottomless, Midnight Prey, Dying Victims Vol. 2

Dying Victims Productions is proud to announce the following new Pre-orders:

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.

Out 25th August

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.

Out 25th August

DVP 264 Midnight Prey – Black Cat / Sword and Shield MC

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present a new two-track ep by Germany’s MIDNIGHT PREY on music cassette format. Both tracks will be part of a vinyl and cd split release at a later point.

The Hamburg based three-piece is back after a short hiatus and proves once again that genre limitations are nothing they care about. While the trademarks of their much-acclaimed debut album “Uncertain Times” from 2019 are certainly still there, the band will not stop to incorporate new elements into their sound. This puts them in their very own spot among more genre abiding current heavy metal acts.

Hard rockers, punks and metalheads alike will appreciate the new tunes clocking in at almost 6 and almost 8 minutes respectively

– MC edition with sticker, button, download code.

Out 28th July

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

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the second installation of its compilation series on CD format.

Summarizing the various styles of tradition metal and thus titled “Heavy Metal Attack”, this CD compilation contains (sold out) demos/eps by 5 of Heavy/Doom/Speed metal acts on the label. All of these have so far been available only on cassette tape and 7” and are now unleashed onto a broader mass. Featured bands are Germany’s Blitz with their first demo “The Nachtmahr Sessions” (Heavy/Speed), Germany’s Moon with their debut demo “On The Other Side Of Darkness” (Heavy/Doom), Germany’s Iron Kobra with their 2018 ep “Kerker & Drachen” (Heavy), Germany’s Spiker with their demo “S.A.D.M.” (Heavy) as well as Italy’s Temptress with their debut ep “The Orb” (Heavy).

A total of 19 tracks – almost 80 minutes of Heavy Metal Attack!

– CD edition with sticker and obi.

Out 25th August


Leathürbitch – Shattered Vanity LP
Released by Shadow Kingdom Records – exclusive deep purple colored LP edition on Dying Victims, limited to 100 copies