Hello Headbangers! Well it is now in the history books. Attacker's return performance at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ on December 13th was a complete success!! The house was PACKED with rabid Metal Freaks who sang along to the old Classics and thrashed and banged with lethal fury to the bands newest material! Reports indicate that Metal luminaries were on hand to witness the historic return of the Lords Of Thunder! Members of SEVEN WITCHES, OVERLORDE, M.O.D./S.O.D., VYNDYKATOR, ALCHEMY-X and Label representatives from OUTLAW RECORDINGS and SENTINEL STEEL were in attendance. Former ATTACKER bassist Lou Ciarlo made a touching guest appearance. The band raged through a spectacular set, highlighting songs from the new release, SOUL TAKER, as well as an abundance of ATTACKER classics! For those that missed out on this amazing evening of Metal Mayhem, read for yourself what those in attendance had to say about the event:
JACK FROST- Seven Witches
"Hi! This is Jack Frost I just want to say I attended the show, it was, for me, an amazing night. I always loved Bob's voice and the killer song writing. It took me back to when metal was king. When I first saw them back in the day I was just hoping to someday do what thay where doing and now seeing them 15 years later, they havent missed a beat. The only thing we missed was them. Thanks from the heart" .
KING FOWLEY- October 31/Deceased
"ATTACKER TOOK THE STAGE AND RAVAGED IT LIKE A CHEAP WHORE IN A BACK ALLEY!!! THEY PLAYED A VERY VERY INSPIRED SET OF TRADITIONAL 80'S METAL AS WE KNOW THEY ALWAYS HAVE FROM DAY ONE! ALL 5 BAND MEMBERS WERE IN FINE FORM AND THE NEW BASSISTS FIT IN PERFECT! THE NEW MATERIAL IS FANTASTIC AND A SINCERE THROWBACK TO THE 80'S METAL TRAPPINGS WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE! 'SLEEPY HOLLOW' BEING THE BEST NEW TRACK FOR ME! THE CROWD LOVED IT ALL AND WE ALL HAD OVER 1 HOUR OF MIGHTY METAL BANGING! MY BAND OTOBER 31 HAD A BLAST OPENING UP THE FESTIVITIES AND WAS TREATED JUST GREAT BY THE BAND, CLUB, AND ALL THOSE IN ATTENDANCE! ALL AND ALL A GREAT NIGHT FOR METAL AND AN AWESOME MEMORY FOR ALL TIME! CHEERS"
STEVE RATCHEN- Vyndykator/Alchemy X
"Attacker was quite good, in both their delivery and stage presence, though having shared the stage with them back in the 1980's, that hardly surprised me. On the same note, having played many venues with Bob in both Vyndykator and Alchemy X, the man is just the living embodiement of Dean Martin/Tom Jones transposed into a metal arena. And understand that I don't make that point lightly. It would be very easy for that kind of persona to slip into caricature, but he manages to not only pull it off, but excel at it. I've said this in interviews many times before, but he is by far the best frontman/singer/entertainer I've ever played with, and his approach is completely professional, whether we're playing in front of 10 people or 10,000. It's always interesting to watch him from the audience rather than the stage as I'm used to. All in all, the guys in Attacker put on an outstanding show and i look forward to playing with them at the Classic Metalfest in Chicago this summer".
OMID- Outlaw Recordings
"Omid here, from Outlaw Recordings well, I was there- and I guess if I had to sum it up I would say that Attacker is back, and all I can say is watch out Europe! These guys kicked it out, they were totally on! Of course Bob Mitchell had the Udo-ish screams down, plus all the stage moves that Tom Jones wishes he could have come up with! I mean that as a compliment! He is truly an entertainer, and Attacker is a truly a Heavy Metal band!"
So there you have it kids! The show was a runaway success!
In a related story, ATTACKER have confirmed that they will begin the writing stages for the fourth Attacker album before hitting the Festival curcuit this Spring and Summer! Upon the bands return from the road, they will commence on working their next album. So it goes without saying that the seminal US Pioneers of True Metal are here to stay!
For what its worth, there are also some unconfirmed reports that ATTACKER may come to Europe! Seperate territorial US tour treks with SEVEN WITCHES and OCTOBER 31, respectively speaking, have also been in buzz bin as of late. Our next update should confirm all. Stay Tuned!....
MERRY METAL CHRISTMAS TOO ALL!!!
-Hans Perlseig, December 2003
ATTACKER: "SOUL TAKER" The New Album! IRON GLORY RECORDS! WORLD-WIDE on JANUARY 26TH!!