This Charming Man Records, the Muenster based record label responsible for releases by Kadavar, Mountain Witch and The Tidal Sleep have this week announced the UK release of Space Chaser’s highly anticipated debut Watch The Skies on 5th May 2014.
Shaped by hi-top sneakers, skateboards and cheap booze as much as they are Anthrax, Metallica and Agent Steel the Berlin based quintet have built an impressive following in their native Germany around their love of classic ’80s thrash metal and no nonsense approach to banging heads, necking bottles and starting parties in the dearth of good parties.
Having come to the attention of This Charming Man Records in 2012 – who included ‘Thrashold’ on their This Charming Man Radio Distortion Broadcast compilation after one listen to their self-released Decapitron EP – Watch The Skies is every pinched harmonic a winner for fans of the genre. Whether the band is keeping the tradition alive or just doing their own thing is anyone’s guess but one thing is for sure, Space Chaser are far from being your average Germanic/Teutonic thrash metal throwback. Produced by Harris Johns (Sepultura, Sodom) this is a record about alien invasions, hazardous waste and modern day maschinenmenschs rolled out against a backdrop of excellent riffs and rhythmic guitar duels, wailing vocals and chemically peddled drum fills.
Make no mistake, Space Chaser are out to tear fair-weather metallers a new one so get on side or get out of their way. Watch The Skies will be released in the UK on 5th May 2014, and throughout the rest of Europe on 12th April. To pre-order a copy from the 29th March click here and to catch the exclusive premiere of new video ‘Waste Crawler’ head on over to Terrorizer Online – http://www.terrorizer.com/news/video/space-chaser-premiere-new-video-waste-crawler-exclusively-terrorizer/