Take three musicians of Spellbound, one more of Mystic Prophecy and combine this with piercing female vocals, and you have the perfect thrash cocktail for 2018 in Mission In Black.
After founding in 2010, the first demo Black Infect arrived and following various shows with Brainstorm, Mystic Prophecy and Ligea, family and professional changes made it possible to sign the long-overdue recording contract with El Puerto Records in 2016.
The band’s debut album, Anthems of a Dying Breed will be released on May 4, 2018, worldwide. For the recording in the Stage One studio, produced by Andy Classen, Mission in Black consisted of the following line-up:
Becky Gaber – vocals, Daniel Tschoepe – guitars, Andy “Black” Flache – drums, Martin Grimm – guitars, Hannes Jäger – bass.
The result is 13 songs full of energy that combine traditional metal riffs with modern grooves. Brutal growls alternate with sublime vocals and make the songs a real listening experience. “There was no master plan to direct the songwriting from the beginning in a particular direction, but it was and is more important for us to act ‘out of the belly’ and still be ‘head’ in terms of a certain claim to ourselves and not neglect musical level. “ explains drummer Andy “Black” Flache.
To make a song explicit is difficult. Having supported the Sea Shepherd organization for years, “Oceans of Blood” certainly has a special meaning. His concerns about marine and animal welfare are processed in this song, which shows that the songs also have a real message. “Lyrics that unite both the personal human abysses, the desolate conditions on our planet but also the ‘Right now!’ feeling and a good deal of revolutionary thoughts,” Flache emphasizes. Welcome to the darker side!
The album is a “mixture of brutality and uncompromising heaviness on the one hand and THE hookline and melody on the other”.
Anthems Of A Dying Breed breaks the sound barrier like an express train. Female fronted thrash metal at its best!