Panzer – Fatal Command

Comprising members of Destruction (bassist and vocalist Schmier), and ex-Accept members Herman Frank on guitars and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann, you would expect the quality of the music from Panzer to be high and it is. Their fine debut album ‘Send Them All To Hell’ was more thrash-orientated, whereas the new album, though it will still appeal to fans of their debut, has a pronounced New Wave of British Heavy Metal influence. This can only be a good thing, and overall this album will appeal to a wide range of metal fans, featuring as it does, strong musicianship, strong songs, and a genuine enthusiasm for metal!

(Nuclear Blast)

Schmier | vocals, bass
Pontus Norgren | guitars
V.O. Pulver | guitars
Stefan Schwarzmann | drums

Steve Earles is author and co-author of numerous projects, including To End All Wars: The WWI Graphic Anthology, available summer 2014 (