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Löanshark – The Gangland Tapes

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.

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Acid Blade – Power Dive out today on LP


Today, Friday the 13th 2023, is the release of Acid BladePower Dive on vinyl LP. 8 songs of old school Heavy Metal in the proper style.

Unfortunately the Aquilla LPs which were also supposed to be released today are still delayed, which means that all that of you that have ordered both of these LPs will have to wait just a bit longer before your order can ship. There have been some problems from the side of the pressing plant, but hopefully it should only be a matter of days or weeks by now. We will let you know more as soon as we know ourselves, thanks for your patience.

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Three new LP pre-orders open!

Today is a good day, as we can proudly present none less than three vinyl pre-orders for upcoming Jawbreaker releases. Only old-school and underground metal of the highest quality, as always!

Acid Blade – Power Dive

Acid Blade is a powerful Heavy Metal outfit from Dresden, Germany, risen out of the ashes of the previous project Angel Blade. While the demo released under that name got great reviews, listeners should not just expect “Angel Blade II”. Instead, this is a much heavier and more dynamic band, with influences ranging from 70s Hard Rock and NWOBHM to US Metal, Thrash, and Punk. While mashing together different styles, Acid Blade‘s sound remains raw and honest, which paired with the characteristic and versatile voice of frontman Klay Mensana will not disappoint any fan of their former work. Acid Blade is not reinventing the wheel but is consequently continuing to turn it. This is Heavy fucking Metal as it should be!

Aquilla – Mankind’s Odyssey

Aquilla is a heavy metal band that was founded in 2015 in the heart of Poland and it’s capital city – Warsaw. The band’s main theme is a blend of science-fiction and 80’s aesthetics. Every aspect from lyrics to stage performance is connected by the band’s original lore, a sci-fi universe that is highly inspired by both old-school and nowadays pictures such as 2001: Space Odyssey, Dune, Alien, Bladerunner or Interstellar. Aquilla aim to bring to the audience a futuristic story of a mankind that has left Earth and ventures through the unknown in order to find a new place to live long and prosper. This epic story was begun already on the EP pair consisting of The Day we Left Earth (2017) and Saviors of the Universe (2019, released on cassette by Jawbreaker Records), and is now given not just another chapter, but a taken to a whole new dimension in the form of the band’s first full-length album, Mankind’s Odyssey. This is something you don’t want to miss if you are into fast-paced, old-school sounding heavy metal with extraordinary high-pitched vocals.

Gallower – Behold the Realm of Darkness

Also hailing from Poland are Gallower, a witching blackend thrash band formed in 2015, inspired by such bands as Destruction, Kreator, Sabbat (UK), Sodom, Mercyful Fate, Slayer and Venom. All the lyrics on the 41 minutes long debut album Behold the Realm of Darkness are interlinked and take place in the dark and eponymously named land of Gallower. This is a unwelcoming place ravaged by the black death and populated by witches, necromancers and inquisitors.

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Three new tape pre-orders open

Greetings Jawbreakers!

Today we are proud to present no less than three new pre-orders of upcoming tape releases. That’s it for now, but more is coming in the near future so stay sharp out there.

Well met!

Onyx – Onyx

Onyx was a short-lived but highly influential Swedish heavy metal band active in the early 1980’s. Onyx had a sound that remains quite unique still to this day, and they were also one of the first metal bands in Sweden to pen lyrics in their native tongue. The tape contains all four tracks from the 1982 single (available on cassette for the first time ever) as well as another four songs from the 1983 demo.

Release date: 6 january 2023

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Rät King – We Are The Rät King

Jawbreaker Records are proud to introduce Rät King, a brand new heavy/speed metal band from Poland. These guys are young and hungry, something you can clearly hear on their debut EP, simply entitled We Are The Rät King. Limited to 200 copies on double-colored black/white tape.

Release date: 28 October 2022

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Stormdeath – Call of the Panzer Goat

Finally out on cassette! The second full-length album from Sweden’s masters of thrashing heavy metal. Recommended for fans of Exodus, early Metallica, W.A.S.P., Judas Priest…. well, everything metal basically.

Release date: 28 October 2022

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Aquilla – Mankind’s Odyssey out today!

The moment of Planet Earth’s autumnal equinox is upon us, which also means that the cassette version of Aquilla‘s debut album Mankind’s Odyssey is now officially released!

Mankind’s Odyssey is a science fiction concept album depicting a mankind that has left Earth and ventures through the unknown in order to find a new place to call home. This epic story was begun already on the EP pair consisting of The Day We Left Earth (2017) and Saviors of the Universe (2019, also released on cassette by Jawbreaker Records), and is now given not just another chapter, but a taken to a whole new dimension in the form of the band’s first full-length album, Mankind’s Odyssey.

Highly energetic, old school sounding and fast Heavy Metal with extraordinary and high-pitched vocals.

This cassette version of Mankind’s Odyssey is available on 3 different tape colors: Cosmocrystallic Orange (limited to 50 copies), Hyperspeed Red (limited to 100 copies), and Solar Yellow (limited to 150 copies). All three variants come with a sticker.

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Mystic Storm – From the Ancient Chaos

The LP version of Mystic Storm’s highly anticipiated debut album Из хаоса древних времен (From the Ancient Chaos) is finally here!

Mystic Storm hails from St. Petersburg, Russia, and plays a unique style of thrash mixed up with ultra heavy Bolt Thrower riffs, powerful vocals and wild speed metal melodies. The lyrics mostly concern leather-clad barbarian warriors and ancient evils from the world of Robert E. Howard and are sung in the Russian language. Musically traces can be heard of Manowar, Heavy Load, Candlemass, Vio-Lence, Sentinel Beast, Bathory and Immortal – but all mixed up in a fresh new way. This might be the best underground album to surface during 2021. Limited to 400 copies on black vinyl and 99 copies on transparent red vinyl. Already selling fast as a shark so be quick or be dead!

Shipping will start around October 25 so that you will hopefully have the record by Hallow’s Eve!

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Commando strikes again!

Rites of Damnation

Commando are back! Two years and a lot of gigs after the release of their 2-track demo tape in 2018 the band is finally ready to unleash their first EP. The EP contains 25 minutes of relentless heavy metal spread over 6 songs; four new anthems as well as rerecorded versions of the two hits from the now long sold-out demo tape. So regardless if you loved the first tape or missed the chance to get it, Rites of Damnation has something for you. Prepare to be crushed!

Limited to 200 copies (150 on Midnight Black tape and 50 on Shocking Blue tape). The cassette version is exclusively available through Jawbreaker Records, while the CD and LP versions will be out on High Roller Records.

This tape will be released on 2020-05-22 but the pre-order starts already today.

About the band
Commando plays dark heavy metal without remorse and comes from the deep woods of Värmland, Sweden. This young band is a fast rising star on the skies of heavy metal and have gone from nothing to signing a deal with High Roller Records in just a few years time. You can safely assume that this is just the beginning of their career.

Release date: 2020-05-22

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Support the future of Swedish heavy metal!

No tracks from the EP are out yet, but here’s Slumbering Death from the 2018 tape:

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Booze Control – Forgotten Lands

A new release has just come out of the Jawbreaker furnaces: Forgotten Lands by German heavy metal band Booze Control. This tape contains 10 songs of glorious heavy metal that brings their fellow Germaniacs of Stormwitch and Scanner to mind.

This is the fourth album by Booze Control, and also said to be their last, marking the climax of their 10 year long career.

Limited to 100 copies (25 copies on Axeman Orange tape and 75 copies on Forgotten Green tape). Order now while stock lasts!

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Saviors of the Universe

Do you like science fiction? Do you like heavy metal? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, you should definitely check out Aquilla.

This band of young, hungry and passionated musicians hails from Poland, Earth and their new EP Saviors of the Universe has just been released on Jawbreaker Records. The EP tells the story of humanity escaping Earth in a desperate search for a new home and three songs of fist-pumping heavy metal with top class high pitched vocals.

On the tape you will find an intro, the title track “Saviors of the Universe” and two exclusive demo tracks only available on this release. Solid heavy metal with science fiction themes. Recommended for fans of Scanner, Ambush and Enforcer. Comes with a sticker.

Limited to 100 copies and selling at hyper speed, so hurry up!

Also check out this month’s other new release on Jawbreaker Records: Total Inferno – P.E.M.F.H.

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Out now: Mindless Sinner – Turn on the Power!

Swedish heavy metal legends Mindless Sinner need no further introduction. Jawbreaker Records are proud to announce this official re-release of the band’s groundbreaking debut album, recorded in 1984 and released in 1986. This is your chance to lay your hands on a real piece of heavy metal history. Limited to 100 copies on pink tape and 200 copies on blue tape. Never released on cassette before.

Includes 9 rare bonus tracks: 4 alternative versions of songs from the album recorded in 1986 (previously only available on the 2015 CD re-release by Eat Metal Records) and 5 demo tracks, also from 1986 (previously only available on the 2003 CD re-release by Metal For Muthas).

Tracklist, Side A:

  1. We Go Together
  2. I’m Gonna (Have Some Fun)
  3. Turn On The Power
  4. Live And Die
  5. Left Out On My Own
  6. Here She Comes Again
  7. Standing On The Stage
  8. Voice Of The Doomed
  9. Tears Of Pain

Tracklist, Side B:

  1. I’m Gonna Have Some Fun*
  2. Here She Comes Again*
  3. Turn On The Power*
  4. Left Out On My Own*
  5. Rock And Roll Man**
  6. A Long Time Ago**
  7. Time Of Pleasure**
  8. Step Into The Fire**
  9. Point Below Zero**

* Alternative Version (1986)
** Demo (1986)

Just like last year’s tape release of Master of Evil has this release been made possible due to a collaboration with Night Crawler, who has contributed the awesome layout. Horns up!

Out now on Jawbreaker Records!

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