Fast, wild and unstoppable – German upstarts KNIFE deliver the sharpest speed metal!
Formed in 2019, the band defied the pandemic – quickly establishing their standing in the scene with their acclaimed self-titled debut record, ‘Knife’ (2021). Now, the quartet delivers their sharpest blade with the new album and Napalm Records debut, ‘Heaven Into Dust’, out August 25, 2023! Fans can look forward to their furious set at Wacken Open Air or several tour dates with Sodom at the end of the year.
KNIFE’s new album kicks off with dramatic organ tunes and unsettling whispers. Album opener “Hawks Of Hades” sets the tone for their newest chapter. Raspy punk screams rule the darkness together with an eclectic arrangement. Followed by the rousing track “Night Vision”, remarkable classic rock riffs build its foundation while unbridled drums hustle along with shredding guitars. Topped by a catchy, raw refrain, vocalist Vince Nihil fits in perfectly with the fiery demonic atmosphere. Unleashing their 80’s hard rock and heavy metal influences on songs like “With Torches They March” and “Black Oath and Spells”, they showcase the band’s skill in creating remarkable choruses, characterized by soaring vocals, scorching guitar solos and leading drum strokes. KNIFE keeps on rolling with dynamic changes on the album closer “No Gods in the Dark” – featuring unbending, shrieking screams dueling with shredding riffs before the instrumental finale fades out. With ‘Heaven Into Dust’, the band has truly sharpened their tools and gets the listener’s heart pumping instantly while keeping the devil’s horns alive.