Heavy metal saviours PÄNZER recently announced the release of their sophomore album, Fatal Command on October 6th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. After revealing why they picked such politically charged artwork in the first album trailer, the band has now launched a second trailer covering the lyrical content. Watch as front man Schmier opens up about what influenced him when writing the lyrics for Fatal Command: https://youtu.be/9X_4H7R9YnE
“The lyrics of the album are a personal view of mine on the world and of my life also – I have some personal lyrics in there about a friend of mine who turned schizophrenic, which is of course very intimate and for me it’s been a great relief to write about it. But I’m also an old punk and like to create lyrics about stuff that’s going on in the world.”
Listen to ‘We Can Not Be Silenced’ over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HoLLWKwkM-4
Schmier commented on the track: “It is a hot topic: How much of your personal freedom are you willing to sacrifice for our safety? When I dived into this subject and the whole Edward Snowden story, it has really caught me and I had to write a song about it. Is he a hero or a traitor? He is a very smart man for sure, that showed the world the truth about the monitored surveillance system worldwide. The idea to bring fellow friends & musicians into the lyric video was very exciting – we are all free minds and global citizens of this world, I hate to see all we have achieved drifting apart again.
The song itself is a really catchy powerful smasher with my fave solo from Pontus of the whole record. I hope people enjoy the music and the topic itself is something worth reading about.
I have a lot of respect for free spirits and mankind needs them to NOT drift into chaos & war again. I know many metalheads don’t wanna deal with politics but this affects all of us in the end!”
PRE-ORDER ‘FATAL COMMAND’:
Ltd Digipack CD (inc signed insert) from Recordstore.co.uk: http://bit.ly/PanzerCD
Ltd Double gatefold Vinyl (inc signed insert) from Recordstore.co.uk: http://bit.ly/PanzerVin
Limited Digipack CD (inc signed photo card), Limited Clear Vinyl, T-shirt from the Nuclear Blast UK store: http://bit.ly/PanzerShop
Order the album digitally from iTunes: http://bit.ly/PanzeriTunes