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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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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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