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Hidden Gems & Guilty Pleasures: Knife (Germany)

Knife (Blackened Speed Metal / Punk, Germany)

“Forged in the hot winds, tempered by the shrieking sounds of Hades, a blade made of immortal steel rose from the depths to vindicate the souls of those who obey the true sound of metal. Ferocity, power and speed. Metal like a hammer blow! Knife is unleashed!”

Founded in late 2019 willing to play fast and wild metal, the German outfit Knife released their debut tape »Black Leather Hounds« which features the first singles »Sword Loser« and the title track in early 2020. In September 2020, the band released the second assault »Locked In«. 4 tracks of full metal mayhem – in your face! By mixing all their influences from classic hard rock, heavy metal to first wave black metal and punk, Knife deliver a wild and nasty metal sound, willing to take the world by storm with their self-titled debut album in summer 2021.

At once comfortingly familiar but exuding a charisma and star power which elevates it into the halls of greatness, Knife goes from the throat right from the opener »Behold The Horse Of War« and doesn’t let go even after the last seconds of closer »Possessed« ring out. Neither strictly straightforward heavy metal nor retro-minded metalpunk, spanning both speed metal surge and fist-banging hard rock alike, Knife keep it lawless and loose across their debut album, cumulatively conveying their past, present, and definitely future. You like Exciter, W.A.S.P., Thin Lizzy, Bathory, Manowar, Discharge, and Kreator? Then Knife have all the blades you need, and they’ve sharpened them into 11 life-invigorating anthems (plus interlude) that are all wrapped in a gleaming ‘n’ powerful production.

From the dark dungeons the Knife arises in fury with the new EP »Sounds Of Sacrifice« in June 2022. Celebrating the true force of fast, raw and black speed metal, Knife sacrifice their souls to the gods rock ‘n’ roll. Their new tape »Sounds Of Sacrifice« brings you one new track by the band and two tributes to the real masters of black metal, Bathory and Venom.

• »Black Leather Hounds« Single (Metalworld, 2020)
• »Locked In« EP (Metalworld, 2020)
• »The Hallowed Chamber Of Storms« Single (Dying Victims Productions, 2021)
• »Inside The Electric Church« Single (Dying Victims Productions, 2021)
• »Knife« (Dying Victims Productions, 2021)
• »Sounds Of Sacrifice« EP (Dying Victims Productions, 2022)

Band members:
Vince Nihil – Vocals
Laz Cultro – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Ferli Coltello – Drums, Backing Vocals
Gypsy Danger – Bass

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For fans of Exciter, Venom, Bathory, W.A.S.P., Manowar, Discharge, Kreator

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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