ATTACKER joins MOMR roster!
We are happy to announce the signing of the US Power/Heavy Metal veterans ATTACKER. This band probably doesn't need much introduction, but you may find some facts you have not known about checking the detailed biography on the ATTACKER page on our website.
Mike Sabatini, the band's drummer and founder, commented:
"I just wanted to say on behalf of the band and myself, that we are thrilled to be working with Metal On Metal Records! Jowita and Simone do a fantastic first class job with their releases (no cheap packaging!) and are truly passionate about what they do. That in itself is very important to us, we didn't want to just sign with anyone. We have had a great working relationship with Jowita for several years now with her doing the cover art for our last 2 releases, "The Unknown" and "Standing the Test of Time", both awesome artworks. We look forward to nothing but great things to come with our new partners... See you on the road!!!"
Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi added:
"Yes, we've known each other for quite a few years. The first time I met the band was at my first Keep It True festival visit in 2004. Taking photos was just the start - then I worked for them on the cover arts and saw them live four more times. I had been kept updated on the vocalists search situation and I was really happy to hear they eventually ended up getting the great Bobby "Leather Lungs" Lucas - he is definitely a more than worthy successor to Bob Mitchell! It's a great honor for us to be working with this legendary band of which we've been big fans for many, many years, but there's also the friendship factor that makes things just perfect."
ATTACKER was formed in 1983 in New Jersey and had their debut album "Battle at Helm's Deep" released on Metal Blade Records in 1985. After the sophomore album "The Second Coming" the band split up in 1989. They came back to the scene 12 years later, in 2001. During that decade 2 full-length albums and a best-of compilation were released. After some hiatus the band recruited a new singer Bobby "Leather Lungs" Lucas (known from SEVEN WITCHES, OVERLORDE and MORBID SIN) and bassist Jon Hanemann, who replaced Lou Ciarlo in April 2012. With those two new musicians, the founding members Mike Sabatini (drums) and Pat Marinelli (guitars), as well as Mike Benetatos (guitars) who's been in the band since the reunion, ATTACKER recorded their 5th album "Giants of Canaan".
"Giants of Canaan" will be released on February 2nd, which coincides with ATTACKER's appearance at the Metal Assault III festival in Würzburg, Germany (with MANILLA ROAD, BROCAS HELM, RAVEN, SKELATOR, JUTTA WEINHOLD BAND and others), followed by the headlining show at the Screaming for Metal festival in Madrid, Spain the next night. The band has more shows in the plans, including Childhood Heroes festival in March in New York (with HELSTAR, HERETIC, VIKING and WRATH), Warriors of Metal VI festival in June in Ohio (with MELIAH RAGE, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, STEEL ASSASSIN, TWISTED TOWER DIRE and many others), as well as a 2-week tour in Europe in September including Ages of Metal festival in Belgium (with DIAMOND HEAD, TYGERS OF PAN TANG and others t.b.a.).