Photo by Dan Russell
Veteran US heavy metallers JAG PANZER are finally back in full force! Today, the band is proud to announce their signing to Atomic Fire Records for the release of their twelfth full-length album, The Hallowed, which is due out next Spring.
Comments founding guitarist Mark Briody, “JAG PANZER is proud to announce that we have signed to Atomic Fire Records. Over the years, we have seen the incredible promotional work done by Markus, Flori, and their team. We felt that our music combined with their hard work could take JAG PANZER to the next level. We are very excited to bring The Hallowed to Atomic Fire Records.
Adds Atomic Fire Records founder/A&R Markus Wosgien, “When we got the offer for a new JAG PANZER album, it was already a kind of a no-brainer to give them a deal. When we heard the album, it became a must-have. Honestly, this is one of the best albums they’ve ever done and they have an armada of classics in their discography. They sound hungry, inspired, and take all their trademarks to another level. We cannot wait to release their first singles and believe me; it was a hard choice to make. This is a future heavy metal classic to come!”
JAG PANZER came into being in 1981 in Colorado Springs and, over four decades later, has lost none of their rebellion and power. 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 a glut of successful studio albums, including their debut album Ample Destruction (1984), 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 lineup changes and a hiatus, JAG PANZER are still holding sway as their forthcoming album The Hallowed proves.
Recently, JAG PANZER welcomed long-time touring guitarist Ken Rodarte as an official band member: Said Briody, “Ken’s done a great job on the last several tours. When he expressed interest in joining the band, we put him on an eight-week audition to see how he’d fit in with our creative process. Ken’s contribution to The Hallowed exceeded all our expectations. Harry, Rikard, John, and I are all excited to have Ken on board.”
JAG PANZER Live:
1/19/2023 Klub Remont – Warsaw, PL
1/21/2023 Hammer And Iron Festival – Essen, DE
1/22/2023 Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
1/24/2023 Kyttaro Live Club – Athens, GR
1/25/2023 Eightball Club – Thessaloniki, GR
1/26/2023 Down Town Live – Nicosia, CY
7/27–29/2023 Headbangers Open Air Festival – Brande-Hörnerkirchen, DE
8/11–13/2023 Alcatraz Festival – Kortrijk, BE
Harry Conklin – vocals
Mark Briody – guitars
Ken Rodarte – guitars
John Tetley – bass
Rikard Stjernquist – drums