Comprised of vocalist and bass player Schmier, best known as frontman of Destruction and Headhunter, guitarist Herman Frank (ex-Accept, Victory) as well as drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (ex-Accept).
Nuclear Blast recently announced the signing of the true teutonic heavy metal trio, Panzer. The new German supergroup is comprised of three undisputed genre legends: vocalist and bassist Schmier, best known as fronter of Destruction, guitarist Herman Frank (Accept, Victory), as well as drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (Accept, Running Wild). To celebrate the nearing end of the year with a real killer release, the first Panzer onslaught, entitled Send Them All To Hell, will roll down onto the unholy European soil on November 28th
Commented frontman Schmier: “The German Panzer with a fantasy cover? No way! As much as I liked the idea doing something different and less stereotype, it was so much fun to create a real powerful war machine full of classical clichés.”The artwork was created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák, who also created the recent artworks of Destruction and Headhunter. “Together with this great and crazy guy, we have visualized the most brutal Panzer ever,” adds Schmier. "You will find a lot of details that you won’t recognize at first sight - hints to our lyrics and stuff that goes deeper than just the first martial impression! We will show you an intense cover trailer that will show all the fine points of this classical metal art that fits perfect with our music very soon!"
During World War II, just before the events of August 23rd 1944, a German soldier is found murdered in a Romanian village. The dead soldier's superior threatens the villagers that unless the perpetrator is handed over by the following morning they will all face reprisals. In order to avoid this, the village intellectuals try to convince Ipu, the village idiot, to take the blame for the murder and save them.
The complete original LP More of the Greatest Piano of Them All (Verve MGV-8347), showcasing the brilliant pianist unaccompanied. This album, which includes original liner notes by André Previn, was part of the marathon sessions jazz producer Norman Granz planned for Tatum, who at that time was seriously ill and neglected by record companies due to stylistic changes in the music industry. He would die on November 5, 1956 at the age of 47. As a bonus, we have added the complete album Still More of the Greatest Piano of Them All (Verve MGV-8360), which includes original liner notes by Teddy Wilson, plus one extra track, all recorded during the same sessions.