Eminent Teutonic Metallers Holy Moses, one of the best known female-fronted thrash metal bands in the world, have lined up the release of their brutal, enthralling new studio album, ‘Redefined Mayhem’ on Steamhammer / SPV on April 28th.
Two years on from the release of their career–spanning ‘30th Anniversary – In The Power Of Now’ double CD, the current line-up of vocalist Sabina Classen, guitarist Peter Geltat, bassist Thomas Neitsch and drummer Gerd Lücking stepped up to the plate to face new challenges in the permanently evolving metal genre.
Statuesque front woman Sabine Classen explains that “This is Holy Moses mark 2014, and ‘Redefined Mayhem’ defines a new chapter of our band history, proving also to our numerous young fans that we are one hundred per cent in the here and now. We had to redefine ourselves as a band and gel as a team. There were people who voiced their doubts that it would work. But the new songs prove beyond all doubt that Holy Moses continue to be a force to be reckoned with.”
The 13 dark, cranium crunching, yet deeply melodious songs on ‘Redefined Mayhem’ were recorded in the Autumn of 2013 at Sabina Classen and Thomas Neitsch’s own studio in Germany. ‘Redefined Mayhem’ was produced by Thomas Neitsch, then mixed and mastered by Tue Madson (The Haunted, Dark Tranquility, Extol) in Denmark. “From The Beginning, Tue really wanted to work with Holy Moses. He told us that our songs had provided the musical accompaniment to his adolescence and that he’d be proud to mix our new record” recalls Classen.
‘Redefined Mayhem’ is a totally contemporary thrash metal opus which skilfully forges an arch to the band’s past classics such as 1987’s ‘Finished With The Dogs’ and 1989’s ‘The New Machine Of Liechtenstein’. Classen concludes that “It’s still first-rate thrash metal, fast-paced and powerful, chaotic at times but with a modern touch and amazingly multi-faceted guitars and drums.”