After their debut attack »Send Them All To Hell« in 2014, it became a little quiet around the heavy metal supergroup PÄNZER. But the soldiers around DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier never sleep and now they announced that they are working on new songs again – with their new line-up! After the departure of Herman Frank (ACCEPT), PÄNZER recruited Pontus Norgren of HAMMERFALL to help out their warfare, as well as V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar, who already helped out on the latest live shows and now became a fulltime member of PÄNZER.
“After producing the debut with PANZER, the guys asked me to help them out live to provide the double axe-attack on stage”, remembers V.O. Pulver. “Of course I took the chance to rock out with my buddies. And when the opportunity came up to join them permanently, I didn’t hesitate to accept and now I can’t wait to play the sound of my youth!”
Pontus was just as excited to join the heavy metal warmachine:
“It was not a hard decision when I got asked to join the PÄNZER project, it was a straight YES!
To be able to create music with good friends is the most important thing in my world and in this band, having fun when making music, is number one. I’m looking forward to all the craziness that the future is going to bring with these guys. So let’s kick some serious…!”
Soldiers and fans of the band can expect a loud comeback in 2017, since Schmier already reveals some great news about the band’s future plans:
“(THE GERMAN) PANZER was always about some friends jamming their fave music, without any pressure of the business and exaggerated expectations. We have decided to release this brandnew song ‘Satan’s Hollow’ for the fans as a statement, because people ask me all the time: ‘Will PANZER go on? This track simply shows: We are creative and working on a new record for 2017! The next album will continue our tribute to our roots with pure fuckin’ METAL! Oh and one more little change: As we have a Swedish and Swiss member now, just simply call us PÄNZER!”
To get a first impression of PÄNZER’s brandnew sound, check out a snippet of the material for the next album here: