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Piranha – Arise from the shadows

Death Metal

Comeback der griechischen Metalpioniere: Piranha

27 Jahre nach der letzten Veröffentlichung wollen es die griechischen Metal-Pioniere Piranha wieder wissen. Mit ihrer bisher härtesten Veröffentlichung, „Arise from the shadows“, so der treffende Name, knallen sie einem wieder messerscharfe Riffs und treibende Riffs in die Gehörgänge – alles in ihrer gewohnten Mischung aus Death- und Thrashmetal.

Bereits mit ihrer ersten Single „Rotten Mind“, sowie dem Albumtrack „Arise from the shadows“ konnten sich die Griechen zurück in das Bewusstsein der Metalfans bringen. Mit ihrem acht Songs starken Album folgt nun der nächste Schritt zurück auf den Metal-Olymp!

Piranha aus Griechenland wurden 1987 gegründet und sind eine der ältesten Metal-Bands Griechenlands. Bis zur Auflösung 2001 spielten sie gnadenlosen Death/Thrash-Metal: Schlagzeugbreaks in wahnwitzigem Tempo, schwere, aggressive Riffs und „höllischer“ Gesang sind neben einigen atmosphärischen Einschüben die Markenzeichen der Band.

Bisher wurden zwei Demos und drei Platten (LP & EP) von Molon Lave Records & Floga Records veröffentlicht. Die Band erhielt während ihres 14-jährigen Bestehens in der griechischen Metal-Szene großartige Kritiken von der Musikpresse auf der ganzen Welt – schaffte es aber auch, neben vielen bekannteren griechischen Bands wie Septic Flesh, Acid Death, Nightfall, Flames, Death Courier und auch mit großen internationalen Namen wie Destruction und Malevolent Creation zusammen zu spielen.

Ende 2017 fand sich die Band wieder zusammen, spielte einige Gigs und fing an, an neuen Songs zu werkeln, bis im November 2019 ein weltweiter Vertrag bei 7hard Records unterschrieben wurde.

Piranha is one of the oldest metal bands in Greece, they formed in 1987 and they have been active until 2001 (dissolution).Their style is pure deathrash with fast drums, heavy aggressive riffs and hellish vocals and also some atmospheric melodic brakes. Their first demo was released in 1989 under the title “The Exorcist”.

After a year (1990) they released a second demo under the title “The Gate” recorded at Molon Lave Rec studios. This demo made them well known to Greek metal scene. After many concerts, in 1991 came the first record deal for the band with Greek record label MOLON LAVE .The band’s first official record release came in 1992 with the title “World’s Grave” This release was a mini LP with 4 tracks and received very good reviews from the music magazines of the time and made Piranha known abroad.

Songs that became a trademark for the band from this release were “World’s Grave” and “Human Fear”. Α year after the mini LP (1993) they released their second album entitled “Cancer”. This release was a 7” EP with 2 tracks and the song that immediately stood out was the “Cancer” (a song they still play in their concerts). These releases helped Piranha to participate in major music festivals with other well-known Greek metal bands such as SEPTIC FLESH, ACID DEATH, NIGHTFALL, FLAMES, DEATH COURIER, and SELEFICE and also with big major international bands such as DESTRUCTION and MALEVOLENT CREATION.

After 14 years full of music and concerts in 2001, the band disbanded due to other obligations of its members. In 2015, the Greek record company Floga Records released a collectible collection with the demos of some of the first bands of the Greek metal scene of the 90s in the form of LP & and cd. The title of the collection is „Long Live the Past / Demo Collection“ and in this collection there is the second demo of Piranha “The Gate”. At the end of 2017 Piranha are back after 16 years of silence with new member on drums (Andreas).

A new era for Piranha is rising, the band is composing new songs and taking part in several gigs, but the critical and happiest moment after their reunion was in September 2019, when they signed a multi-year contract with the well-known German record company 7hard (7us Media group). Their new album after 27 years of silence is called „Arise from the Shadows“ and will be released worldwide in August 2020 on all digital platforms and in cd format. The 8 songs on the new album follow the style of the band that made them famous, but with a modern heavy sound, more fast tempos and more aggressive vocals. Also, the band in this album managed to adapt to its tracks quite dark atmospheric and epic elements, with the result that this release is the heaviest and most aggressive they have done so far.

Piranha – Arise from the shadows
Label: 7hard
Copyright: ℗© 7hard – a division of 7us media group GmbH
Genre: Death Metal
VÖ: 14.08.2020
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