Release date: July 28 – 2023
*Black vinyl LP – Limited to 300 copies*
In the early 2000s, with two albums in their discography, Panzerchrist were on the way to become the biggest name in the Danish death metal scene. But they needed a flawless fourth studio record to make that happen and cement their name in the top of the chain food. Enter “Room Service”! Recorded in Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen at the console, the Danes produced an amazing set of death metal songs that would serve as an introduction to the genre for a whole new generation. On top of Bo Summer’s (Illdisposed) trademark ultra-brutal vocal attack, Rasmus Henriksen (Illdisposed actual guitar player) was recruited to set the rhythm for soloist Frederik O’Carroll, while Exmortem immensely talented drummer Reno Hilligsø “Killerich” Killerich was setting the pulse, together with bassist and Panzerchrist visionnaire Michael Enevoldsen, aka Panzergeneral. Now, this brutal death metal classic gets a vinyl release for the first time, in valuable 180-gram black vinyl, limited to 300 copies. The sound was also completely remastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios.
Panzerchrist was formed in 1993 by Michael Enevoldsen, which by that time was leaving his role as Illdisposed drummer. Precise as a clock, the band released their first two albums every three years- in 1996 and 1999 – until they hit gold with a record deal signed with Mighty Music and two of their most successful albums ever: “Soul Collector” in 2000 and “Room Service” in 2003.
Amidst a constant lineup change (which saw Enevoldsen himself switch from drums to keyboards and later to bass) and which transformed Panzerchrist in a global stage for the best musicians in the Danish metal scene, the band released their fifth opus, “Batallion Beast”, in 2006, before singing to French label Listenable Records, through which they released the latest two studio albums.
In the Autumn of 2021, the band re-released the cult album “Soul Collector” on CD and – for the first time ever – on vinyl, in a limited collectors edition. Three different vinyls colours – red, yellow and black – each limited to 100 units. The sound was remastered at Angioni Studios.
In early 2023, the band welcomed back guitar player Frederik O’Carroll (he was in the band between 2022 and 2006) and presented a new vocalist: Sonja Rosenlund Ahl (Arsenic Addict). Later the new axeman Danny Bo Pedersen (Arsenic Addict) and the drummer Danni Jelsgaard (Detest, Vansind) were also added to the fold, making up for the strongest Panzerchrist lineup in over a decade and making the band ready for a new era of evil brutality.
A5. At The Grave
B1. Death Approaches
B2. Metal Church
B3. Room Service
B4. The Red River