Produced by guitarist Mark Briody

»The Hallowed« (out June 23rd, 2023 via Atomic Fire Records)
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Artwork by Dusan Markovic
Heavy metal non-believers, be ware as »The Hallowed« is near! The brand new studio album by US legends JAG PANZER will finally be unleashed upon the world in five weeks – on June 23rd, 2023 – via Atomic Fire Records. It’s nothing but a highly-anticipated record but also an ”album of the year” contender for many maniacs of the scene created by the Colorado based quintet, the latter being once again pushed by third single, ’Edge Of A Knife.’ Check out the song in the form of a new ”vinyl playing” lyric video, which was created by guitarist Mark Briody once again, over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnD4bEVJJa8

The band explain: ”’Edge Of A Knife’ highlights the despair and hopelessness of the band of people/animals within the storyline. While earlier songs speak of unity among the group, this track speaks of worry and trepidation.”

Pre-order »The Hallowed« in the physical format of your choice (see below!), pre-save it on your favorite DSP or pre-order it digitally to receive ’Edge Of A Knife,’ ’Stronger Than You Know’ and ’Onward We Toil’ instantly now, here: https://jagpanzer.afr.link/thehallowedPR

ICYMI: Watch a 14-minute YouTube documentary in support of their upcoming offering, titled »Tales From The Hallowed«: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XosmldPE_U

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ’Edge Of A Knife’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify: https://afr.link/spotifynewreleasesPR

More on »The Hallowed«:
’Stronger Than You Know’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:

»The Hallowed« is a quite different album compared to JAG PANZER’s back catalogue works since it follows the conceptual storyline of the band’s comic book of the same title which came out in late 2022.Bass and drum tracks were recorded at Sonic Phish Productions in Arizona and engineered by revered drummer Ken Mary (ALICE COOPER, FIFTH ANGEL, FLOTSAM & JETSAM), with additional recording for guitars and vocals taking place at SteamPunk Audio Labs (Arizona) and Hound House Studios in Colorado. Longtime engineering guru and extended JAG PANZER family member Jim Morris mixed the record at the famous Morrisound Studios in Florida while Maor Appelbaum (FAITH NO MORE, HALFORD, CANDLEMASS, ARMORED SAINT) added his mastering magic to the album. The staggering album cover artwork was crafted by Dusan Markovic (ANGEL WITCH, VIRGIN STEELE) before longtime underground metal artist Travis Smith (MEGADETH, OPETH, OVERKILL) was brought in to handle the layout of »The Hallowed,« finalizing an amazing team of artists for the new album.

The album will be available in the following formats:

– CD-digipak
– CD-jewelcase
– 2LP (white/blue; transparent/blue; blue/white; white/black)
– digital

»The Hallowed« – Track Listing:

01. Bound As One
02. Prey
03. Ties That Bind
04. Stronger Than You Know
05. Onward We Toil
06. Edge Of A Knife
07. Dark Descent
08. Weather The Storm
09. Renewed Flame
10. Last Rites

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»Welcome To The Hallowed Tour 2023«

29.07.2023 DE Brande-Hörnerkirchen – Headbangers Open Air Festival
01.08.2023 DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal (w/ ELVENPATH)
02.08.2023 DE Kassel – Goldgrube (w/ GENERATION STEEL)
04.08.2023 DE Oldenburg – MTS
05.08.2023 DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09.08.2023 CH Aarburg – Musigburg
11.08.2023 NL Uden – De Pul
12.08.2023 BE Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
29.09.2023 US Madison, WI – Blades of Steel Metal Festival 3.0

More dates to be added soon…!

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What came into being in 1981 in Colorado Springs has lost nothing of its rebellion and power, not even over four decades later. Being inspired by the onslaught of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Mark Briody and his comrades quickly became one of the most intriguing US power metal acts, releasing some successful studio albums, including their 1984 debut album »Ample Destruction »The Fourth Judgement« (1997), »Thane To The Throne«(2000), »The Scourge Of The Light« (2011) and their latest effort, »The Deviant Chord« (2017). After facing several line-up changes and a hiatus, JAG PANZER are still holding sway as their forthcoming album »The Hallowed« proves.

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Harry Conklin | vocals
Mark Briody | guitars
Ken Rodarte | guitars
John Tetley | bass
Rikard Stjernquist | drums