Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
It's been pretty quiet in the German Panzer camp for a while, as all the members were busy with their respective bands/schedules, but the band have broke the silence today. They have announced that there is a sophomore album in the works currently and there has been some changes made to the lineup. Guitarist Herman Frank is no longer a part of the band due to his solo career and the band now has a double-guitar team with Pontus Norgren of HammerFall and V.O. Pulver of G.U.R.D. and Poltergeist. There's also a new song available.
Sorry folks - it was sure too silent in the last couple of months, we all have been busy and there was some changes that we had to sort out.
We welcome some fresh blood in the line up and wish Herman all the best for his solo career and his new record!
We have recruited Pontus Norgren of HAMMERFALL as well as V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar, who already helped out on the latest live shows and now became a fulltime member of PÄNZER.
"After producing the debut with PANZER, the guys asked me to help them out live to provide the double axe-attack on stage", remembers V.O. Pulver. "Of course I took the chance to rock out with my buddies. And when the opportunity came up to join them permanently, I didn't hesitate to accept and now I can't wait to play the sound of my youth!"
Pontus was just as excited to join the heavy metal warmachine:
"It was not a hard decision when I got asked to join the PÄNZER project, it was a straight YES! To be able to create music with good friends is the most important thing in my world and in this band, having fun when making music, is number one. I'm looking forward to all the craziness that the future is going to bring with these guys. So let's kick some serious...!"
"(THE GERMAN) PANZER was always about some friends jamming their fave music, without any pressure of the business and exaggerated expectations. We have decided to release this brandnew song 'Satan's Hollow' for the fans as a statement, because people ask me all the time: 'Will PANZER go on? This track simply shows: We are creative and working on a new record for 2017! The next album will continue our tribute to our roots with pure fuckin' METAL! Oh and one more little change: As we have a Swedish and Swiss member now, just simply call us PÄNZER!"
"We decided to give the fans an impression of the new PÄNZER line-up with the brand new track 'Satan's Hollow'", Schmier comments. "It stands for all our trademarks: Straight-in-your-face melting metal with an old school melodic vibe - pure energy and shredding lead guitars! We pay tribute to the music we grew up with. I hope our fans enjoy this new song as much as we do - expect the new album before summer 2017!!"
Stream the demo version of the new track "Satan's Hollow" down below and keep your eyes open for more updates on the album over the coming months. The song is quite a heavy jam and I'm lovin' it.