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Sandstorm - Time to Strike

by Dying Victims Productions

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LexMetalUndergroundAustria These guys dont need nothing but the most essential basics of the one and only true classic Heavy Metal Sound. Because they know the black forgotten magic of good old outstanding songwriting. I love this band and this Album Favorite track: Denizen Of Hell.
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Dr. Zoid Look at the cover, watch the videos, listen to the opening outburst of „Denizen Of Hell“ and you'll develop a rather serious form of helper syndrome. But don’t be fooled: These fine people know exactly what they are doing. Songs so simple and cleverly reduced to the bare minimum even Sandstorm‘s fellow countryman Thor was too afraid to perform them because „they wouldn’t fit well with the more sophisticated image I’m going for.“ [citation needed] This is an instant mood-lifter and heart-warmer!
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ilikemusic I completely love this! It's one of the catchiest releases of the last few years and, as such, has been in rotation for nearly 2 years now!
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DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the striking debut album of Canada’s SANDSTORM, Time to Strike, on 12” vinyl format.

Hailing from Vancouver, SANDSTORM are a power-trio in the grand tradition: PJ “The Butcher” La Griffe on drums, Reptile Anderson on lead vocals & bass guitar, and Stevie “Broke” Whiteless on lead vocals & guitar. The band formed during the winter 2017 and were initially inspired by ‘80s Swedish underground metal, the original NWOBHM movement, and “Rob Halford’s Instagram account.” While knowing (and fully embracing) all of heavy metal’s over-the-top aesthetics at the dawn of the 1980s, it became immediately apparent that SANDSTORM were indeed the Real fucking Deal when faced with their debut album, Time to Strike.

In early 2019, SANDSTORM digitally released Time to Strike and did a self-released run of 100 CDs and tapes, all of which sold out quickly, and for good reason: here was glorious (and gloriously scrappy) pre-speed/thrash HEAVY METAL in the literally ancient, sword-wielding style so favored in the early ‘80s, rendered in such authentic (and authentically over-the-top) style, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was some unearthed relic from the era. Nothing’s overdriven here, and everything moves at a patient yet hot-rocking pace; all strings suitably retain a strong sense of rock ‘n’ roll, pared back in distortion to allow the medieval melodicism to work its magick. And, like all the best early true metal, the vocals are clear and authoritative and just high-pitched enough to evoke that misty ‘n’ mystical sensation. And although Time to Strike comprises but six songs, each one’s a mini-epic in its own right, making the album a compact but somehow expansive 35 minutes.

Many references could be made to Time to Strike, but no specific one in particular – that’s just how infectious and charismatic SANDSTORM are. And this is only the beginning, with more new material due later this year on DYING VICTIMS. Additionally, SANDSTORM will play Sweden’s esteemed Muskelrock fest this year, which perfectly suits the band’s obscure ‘n’ old-school take on heavy metal. Fuck yeah, it’s Time to Strike!

Release Date: 24. April


released April 24, 2020


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Dying Victims Productions Essen, Germany

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is a German underground heavy metal label that unleashes all sorts of metal. DVP is always on the lookout for newcomers as well as established acts.

Releases true metal on all formats - Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Merchandise.

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