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Mustang – Beyond Raging Thunder

Mustang plays high octane Heavy Metal in the vein of the old masters and with vocals on par with the best US Metal singers from the 80s. Recommended for fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Crimson Glory, Enforcer and Agent Steel.

Jawbreaker Records will take care of the cassette edition of Mustang‘s debut album Beyond Raging Thunder – a 10 tracks long masterpiece containing high speed bangers, mid-tempo riff explosions, epic power ballads, and topped off with a outstanding cover of Judas Priest’s “Ram it Down”. Mustang surely didn’t play safe on their debut album, taking bold risks which is showcased by the vast soundscape of music covered on Beyond Raging Thunder.

In the words of label boss G.G. Sundin: “Speed metal furies and sing along bangers? Oh yeah! For the fans of Judas Fucking Priest, Mercyful Fate, Agent Steel and Crimson Glory? Fuck yes! Ram it Down cover!?!! Hell yeah!!”

Limited to 50 copies on yellow tape and 150 copies on red tape.

Release date: 7 December 2023

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Jawbreaker Records welcomes DISARRAY

Jawbreaker Records are proud to welcome thrashers DISARRAY to the roster!

Just like when thrash was new, it’s a global crisis that underlies the new wave of young bands that blend the ethos of punk with the technical dexterity of the metal genre. The difference now is that the very epicenter of the movement has moved significantly closer to the mental precipice where climate crisis, pandemic, AI threats and terror wars make it impossible to numb one’s anxiety with video games or drugs. If Sweden became a hub for death metal when the decadent yuppie era of the 80s was on the autopsy table, Disarray was born right into the galloping chaos and disorder that defines a world in a state of dissolution. Since the start in 2022, Disarray has played extensively on Stockholm’s underground scenes and in the summer of 2023 released the mini-album “Evil is Reborn”, which caught the eye of both record companies and reviewers around Europe. Pre-production of a full-length album (to be released on Jawbreaker Records in 2024) has just begun. Disarray consists of: Lucas Lee (vocals and lead guitar), Valter Ernerot (guitar), Edvin Mossfeldt (bass), and Morgan Ottenvang (drums).

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Dunwich Ritual – The Weird Tapes Sessions

In conjunction with the orbital bombartment known as the Quadrantids Meteor Shower, the cosmic horror that is DUNWICH RITUAL will also descend upon mankind with their new offering, known as The Weird Tapes Sessions. The estimated date of impact is January 1, 2024.

Dunwich Ritual plays “cosmic speed metal” and hails from Deuil-la-Barre on the outskirts of Paris, France. The band’s lyrics explore outwordly spaces and dimensions, inspired by the works of horror and science fiction legends such as H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, as well as the worlds of Hidetaka Miyazaki. The lyrics work well with the group’s mind-bending speed metal, making Dunwich Ritual a perfect fit for Jawbreaker Records! The Weird Tapes Sessions is a compilation that collects the first 3 arcs of the band’s Lovecraftian journey through madness and beyond. The 8 cosmic horror tales of The Weird Tapes Sessions were recorded in 3 different sessions during the year of 2022. Get ready to embark on a journey of horror and magic, channeled through the power of epic speed metal!

Limited to 100 copies on yellow tape and 200 copies on blue tape, as well as 300 copies on CD. Pre-order open now through!

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MIDNATT / OVERTURE – “Swedish Metal” LP

Gates of Hell Records and Jawbreaker Records are proud to announce the co-release of the MIDNATT / OVERTURE split LP “Swedish Metal”. Both bands are newcomers in the Swedish Heavy Metal scene, and this split album collects their two debut demos, for the first time on vinyl format.

Overture (formed in 2022) is an up-and-coming, extremely talented young band from Stockholm. The power trio combines jawdropping musical virtuosity and musicianship with flawless song writing and a contagious young-and-hungry energy. Their specific blend of metal is highly recommended for fans of Scorpions, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Rising Force, Heavy Load and Silver Mountain.

Midnatt emerged from Arvika’s underground in 2022 with the “Metallisk Hetta” demo tape, a solid slab of gritty heavy metal, entirely sung in Swedish language. This raw-power trio conjures up a soundscape that can only lie behind the burning gates of Hell and that will appeal to all fans of the golden era of Swedish Heavy Metal.

Despite being two brand new bands, members in both Midnatt and Overture are no first-timers and no stranger to Metal danger: Midnatt in fact  features members from Swedish Heavy Metal monster Commando, who made quite an impression with their 2020 “Rites of Damnation” EP and their previous 2018 demo cassette. Overture members are no beginners either as they’ve been delivering the goods in bands such as Eternal Evil and Atonement (who just recently released two excellent full albums) and more.

The album will be limited to 500 copies, 250 on black vinyl and 250 on bone vinyl. An exquisite and utterly traditional layout by Turborock Productions perfectly rounds off this fantastic release. If you like your metal sharp and heavy, this split will make your day. Everyone else, cut and run!

Release date: 26 January, 2024.

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“What caught my attention on World Targets In Megadeaths“, says Jawbreaker boss G.G. Sundin, “is that is not stuck in the same old grooves that most thrash metal albums coming out nowadays are. Instead Acid Force have created a fresh mix of thrash, speed and traditional heavy metal.”

World Targets In Megadeaths is out digitally as well as on all formats (vinyl, CD, cassette) today. Listen to it from a streaming platform of your choice or order the album directly from the web shop.