Combining the anthemic melodies of traditional and power metal, the precise, aggressive attack of thrash, and twists of dark intensity borrowed from second-wave black metal, Jersey, USA’s Mindrazer plays a style as familiar as it is fresh. Their debut album, “A Thing of Nightmares” (Produced by Kevin Antreassian – The Dillinger Escape Plan) is out today, Friday the 13th via label Misanthropic Records and to complement its release is a music video for the first track “Entombed In Time”. The band shares their thoughts:

“Every song offers something different. We took the inverse of the AC/DC approach. We grew up in the playlist era, albums can’t be the same anymore. Every song has to keep the listener on edge and bring something new to the table to keep people from going to something else. “Entombed in Time” is moody, epic, and contemplative. It is supposed to make the hairs on your arm stand up and give you that rush that makes you throw yourself in the pit.“

Mindrazer’s latest offering promises to be a bold, brutal, and diverse exploration of melodic thrash metal, which even before its official release, was igniting mosh pits at the band’s live shows. Now, with the album’s imminent launch, fans can delve into the depths of these tracks and experience them in all their glory.

The writing for the tracks on the album spans a large period of evolution which can be heard as one progresses through the album. “Knightfall”, the earliest work, is much more power metal, upbeat, and melodic. “Better Dead”, another early song, is very riff-focused and old-school sounding. “Crusader” and “Suffer In Silence”, the later tracks on the record are great examples of how that power metal vibe never really left but the music got heavier and more technical. Each of the ten tracks offers epic melodies and frenetic dynamics that metalheads will be eager to sink their teeth into. “A Thing of Nightmares” is recommended for fans of Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and Blind Guardian.

“A Thing of Nightmares” is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Officialmindrazer.bandcamp.com

In addition to releasing their album on October 13th, the band will also be opening support for Venom Inc., Satan, and Ringworm in Clifton, NJ at Dingbatz.

Track Listing:
1 Entombed In Time (5:36)
2 Suffer in Silence (4:05)
3 Left to Rot (6:09)
4 In the Corner of Your Eye (6:06)
5 Knightfall (5:35)
6 The Misanthropist (6:11)
7 Extractor (4:51)
8 Better Dead (4:07)
9 Crusader (6:25)
10 Mercy (1:12)
Album Length: 50:22

Album Credits:
Tracks 1 & 3 by Nick DeFuria and Mo Uddin
Track 2 by Zack Larmer, Nick DeFuria, Vin Verducci and Brian Weissman
Track 4 by Nick DeFuria, Zack Larmer and Patrick Wentz
Tracks 6 and 9 by Nick DeFuria and Zack Larmer
Tracks 5, 7, 8 and 10 by Nick DeFuria

Production:
Produced by Kevin Antreassian (of The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Mixed by Simon Ficken
Mastered by Josh Gannet
Artwork by Amber Leute

Album Recording Lineup:
Nick DeFuria – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Classical Guitar, Additional Percussion
Vin “Hawky” Verducci – Bass Guitar
Brian Weissman – Drums, Percussion, Harsh Vocals
Zack Larmer – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Featuring a guest guitar solo from Mo Uddin on track 7

Live Band Lineup
Nick DeFuria – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Vin “Hawky” Verducci – Bass Guitar
Brian Weissman – Drums, Harsh Vocals
Patrick Wentz – Guitar and Harsh Vocals