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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
Edited by HardRadio

9/27/17 Page 3

PANZER will release their sophomore album, Fatal Command, on October 6th via Nuclear Blast. "We pay tribute to our early days and the era of NWOBHM," comments singer Schmier. "The new songs are faster, heavier, catchy and even more melodic, without being commercial at all. We wanna keep the old and original metal spirit alive." Fatal Command lives and breathes heavy metal like a few other albums of recent years do. It is a monolith of a record on which the tempestuous music, the provocative artwork and Schmier's social-criticism come together under a metallic and indestructible hide, courtesy of Little Creek Studio in Basel, Switzerland. One thing, however, is setting Fatal Command apart from the perfect heavy metal record: "There's no ballad! But as the singer, I wanted to spare mankind," he laughs. Watch a music video for "Fatal Command" below:

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