Due to the ongoing health situation with our singer Bobby, we have no choice but to pull out of the March 4th Saint Vitus show with Metal Church and the April 12th Puerto Rico show. We also have to announce that Jon Hanemann is no longer with the band, Jon has decided to pursue other avenues and we wish him all the best. In the meantime, we have decided to immediately begin work on material for the next Attacker album and remain productive during this downtime period for us.
Thanks to all for your support, it's what drives us forward to continue what we love to do....
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A little update:
Attacker will be in the recording studio next weekend laying down tracks for the Riot song "Fire Down Under" that will appear on the "Keep It True Festival Tribute Album" which is to be released at the 2014 Edition of the Festival.
We are also working on something fun for everyone, that we think people will dig as well as getting to work on new material for the next Attacker release!
Have a great weekend everyone.....
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The undisputable King of reviews, autothrall (who wrote 3620 for Metal Archives) was the first one to review "Giants of Canaan" (it was online the day after he got the promos!)! And what a great review it is! Not just because he gave it 9/10 (and categorized it as "Epic Win", and even rated higher than their debut), but because it's a really in-depth, very well written review, from which you can see his long years of being into this music. I've pulled out a few quotes form it, but I encourage you to read the whole review on his page: http://autothrall.blogspot.it/2013/01/attacker-giants-of-canaan-2013.html. "(...) this is hands down their riffiest construction, through all 10 of the metal tracks, and it culls a number of American and British influences into the core sound they helped create, to produce one of the better USPM efforts I've heard in years (...) I've been unable to stop listening to it, and aside from a few minor hiccups in terms of cheesy lyrical delivery, it's a nearly spotless example of its medium, a level of power metal finesse which I'm just not hearing much of in the world lately. (...) The busied, winding, classically infused guitar picking is no doubt going to draw a few comparisons to another US act, Helstar, who were writing like this back on A Distant Thunder or Nosferatu in the later 80s; truly more expressive, melodic and well-developed than anything this band has released before. The sheer variety and quality of the riffs was the major selling point for me, loads of dual harmonies that fire straight into the memory, rooted in angry ballast and momentum. (...) New vocalist Bobby 'Leather Lungs' Lucas, formerly of Seven Witches fame, fits in here like a knight's fist to a gauntlet, capable of delivering in both a vicious, convincing mid-range and a higher pitch. A lot of people will compare him to James Rivera, but I also heard a lot of angrier Bruce Dickinson, as well as some Halford, Dio or Wayne through the shrieks. (...) Most importantly, Lucas is able to produce some vitriol in the verses, essential to really place one in the mood of such bloody, epic struggle that inspired the songs. (...) Leather Lungs is a tremendous talent and a suitable front man to replace long time screamer Bob Mitchell. With this guy at the helm, and such a seasoned and excellent quartet of musicians to back him, Attacker has easily written one of the best albums of this sort I've heard since the 80s, and the intricacy, complexity, and quality of the guitar licks can't be denied. In fact, if I were to stand this up shoulder to shoulder against the group's beloved debut, Giants of Canaan would come out the victor, because there's simply that much more to it, which is not always a good thing, but here nothing less than a benefit. Fucking great record here, whether your tastes lie in USPM, NWOBHM of the Maiden variety, or the Teutonic surge of a Gamma Ray or Primal Fear."