Jawbreaker Records are proud to announce the upcoming release of The Gangland Tapes, a compilation tape featuring the whole discography of Löanshark from Spain.
Löanshark is a traditional Heavy Metal power trio from Barcelona, Spain, whose objective is to recover the glory of the bands that played the purest and most classic Heavy Metal in the first half of the 80s. To find its own sound, Löanshark is also inspired by classic speed metal, hard rock and blues. The aim of their songs is to transmit energy and badassism based on electric riffs and structures that encourage headbanging and the desire to sing along with the band’s contagious choruses.
Formed in 2011 by guitarist, singer, and main songwriter Lögan Heads, Löanshark was born from a desire to develop a more classic sound that was rejected by Heads’ previous, more speed metal oriented band Crimson Storm. In 2016, Lögan moved to Barcelona and recruited bassist Aless, with whom he began shaping the band’s sound. Together, they found drummer Ángel, completing the power trio lineup.
In early 2018, Löanshark recorded their first EP, The Warning Sessions, which received a positive reception from the local and national underground scene. The band’s live performances and subsequent singles, Midnight Shooter/Red Light Blues and Fast, Heavy, Loud ‘N’ Proud helped them gain a dedicated following.
The Gangland Tapes is a compilation of the band’s entire discography so far, consisting of 8 songs of top grade heavy/speed metal that encompasses elements of traditional heavy metal and the recent “New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal” (NWOTHM) movement, and it is a powerful statement of Löanshark‘s determination and passion for the genre. The Gangland Tapes will be out on Jawbreaker Records on 24 February 2023.