JAG PANZER – first studio album in six years, »The Hallowed,« out now; comic inspired lyric video for new song ‘Dark Descent’ unveiled!

“This album is essential!”
METAL-RULES.COM, Alan Baumann – 5/5 Points

“A sensational resurrection: The legends have returned!”
POWERMETAL.DE, Martin van der Laan – 9,5/10 Points

“Power metal or heavy metal, anyone with a cut-off jacket full of patches
will love this – another to put on the best-of list for 2023. Superb.”

MYGLOBALMIND.COM, Smudge – 9/10 Points

Six years of waiting are over! Today, Colorado, USA five-piece JAG PANZER have released their new conceptual studio album, »The Hallowed« and fans can finally listen to record which has been highly lauded by specialised press worldwide. Continuing their DIY attidude, the group’s own Mark Briody (guitars) has created yet another lyric video in celebration of its launch – this time for a track called ‘Dark Descent.’ Watch the comic like result over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Bzb_ivyKVlM


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Briody says: ‘Dark Descent’ can be interpreted as literal or metaphoric. In this part of the storyline, the group are descending down a cliff amongst the old city ruins. The group are also descending towards the final outcome of the story. Although at first glance it seems like a basic heavy metal song, those who breakdown the music will see that it is one of the most musically complex songs on the album.

Order »The Hallowed« in the physical format of your choice, stream it or get it digitally now, here: https://jagpanzer.afr.link/thehallowed

»The Hallowed« – Track Listing:

01. Bound As One
02. Prey
03. Ties That Bind
04. Stronger Than You Know
05. Onward We Toil
06. Edge Of A Knife
07. Dark Descent
08. Weather The Storm
09. Renewed Flame
10. Last Rites

The album will be available in the following formats:

– CD-digipak
– CD-jewelcase
– 2LP (white/blue; transparent/blue; blue/white; white/black)
– digital

Artwork by Dusan Markovic

»The Hallowed« is a quite different album compared to JAG PANZER‘s back catalogue works since it follows the conceptual storyline of the band’s comic book of the same title which came out in late 2022. Bass and drum tracks were recorded at Sonic Phish Productions in Arizona and engineered by revered drummer Ken Mary (ALICE COOPER, FIFTH ANGEL, FLOTSAM & JETSAM), with additional recording for guitars and vocals taking place at SteamPunk Audio Labs (Arizona) and Hound House Studios in Colorado. Longtime engineering guru and extended JAG PANZER family member Jim Morris mixed the record at the famous Morrisound Studios in Florida while Maor Appelbaum (FAITH NO MORE, HALFORD, CANDLEMASS, ARMORED SAINT) added his mastering magic to the album. The staggering album cover artwork was crafted by Dusan Markovic (ANGEL WITCH, VIRGIN STEELE) before longtime underground metal artist Travis Smith (MEGADETH, OPETH, OVERKILL) was brought in to handle the layout of »The Hallowed,« finalizing an amazing team of artists for the new album.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘Dark Descent’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify: https://afr.link/spotifynewreleases


»Welcome To The Hallowed Tour 2023«

29.07.2023 DE Brande-Hörnerkirchen – Headbangers Open Air Festival
30.07.2023 DE Dortmund – Junkyard *NEW*
01.08.2023 DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
02.08.2023 DE Kassel – Goldgrube
04.08.2023 DE Oldenburg – MTS
05.08.2023 DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
06.08.2023 BE Bilzen – South of Heaven *NEW*
09.08.2023 CH Aarburg – Musigburg
11.08.2023 NL Uden – De Pul
12.08.2023 BE Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
29.09.2023 US Madison, WI – Blades of Steel Metal Festival 3.0

More on »The Hallowed«:
‘Onward We Toil’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/TTt85-ksuuM
‘Stronger Than You Know’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/DlaN8cq62To
‘Edge Of A Knife’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/hnD4bEVJJa8
‘Tales From The Hallowed’ OFFICIAL ALBUM DOCUMENTARY: https://youtu.be/5XosmldPE_U