New Releases 5/26
Born in march 2000, Angelus Apatrida became in few years one of the most important Spanish thrash metal bands. Many demos and band members passed through the history of Angelus Apatrida but it was in January 2003 that the band decided to write pounding thrash metal, mostly influenced by like Pantera, Megadeth, Overkill, Anthrax or Annihilator. Angelus Apatrida released their 7th, self-titled album in 2021 and conquered the top of the official album charts in Spain (#1) and it also marked the band's first ever chart entries in Germany (#49) and Switzerland (#41). The band 's classic album' Clockwork', 'The Call' and ' Hidden Revolution' have been much sought after in vinyl format and reached ridiculously high prices online. Listenable is now happy to reissue those albums in limited edition coloured vinyls with brand new vinyl mastering and meet the huge demand !. First come First served !, for fans of Testament, Exodus, Megadeth, Annihilator
Vinyl LP pressing. Popa has not stopped working. He followed the 2020 release celebrating his 30th anniversary (It's A Mighty Hard Road) with an introspective outing reflecting his time at home: Tinfoil Hat. The year that has followed has lead to more upbeat themes and times. This is strongly reflected on 2022's Emotional Gangster. And indeed the emotions run high on this recording. 11 tracks featuring The Chubbfatha on many instruments and doing all the mixing and recording duties. The real gems here come in Popa's original compositions. 'Equal Opportunity' is a light-hearted sing along that celebrates the feminine at a time when it is seriously needed. And songs like 'Fly Away' and both French and English versions of 'Why You Wanna Make War?' are big standouts ! There is more than an ample amount of pure guitar bliss on this record and slide guitar on tracks like 'Tonight I'm Gonna Be The Man' add flavor to a savory mix!