Today, blackened metalpunks Karloff stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut mini-album, Raw Nights, at Decibel magazine’s website. Set for international release on April 24th via Dying Victims Productions on 12” vinyl format, hear Karloff‘s Raw Nights in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Forming in 2018, Karloff hail from Germany, helmed by erstwhile Graveyard Ghoul member Tom Horrified alongside a couple close comrades. But compared to that band’s old-school death metal stylings, Karloff go in a more punk-oriented direction – more street than cavern, as it were – with a sound self-described as “raw obscure punk turns into blackness.”
Karloff did exactly that with their debut Demo ’18, three thirsty ‘n’ miserable tracks of street-walking napalm. But things got more twisted ‘n’ pissed with the following Raw Nights a year later. Like a more gutter-level Midnight, here did Karloff kick out the (creepy) jams, strutting with sleazy confidence and an infectious sense of bash/crash/slash that struck deep into the heart of what makes the best of both punk and metal. Of course, that blackened singe is never far away, and gives Karloff’s canon that ever-special twist of ancient evil.
Fans from the very beginning, now does Dying Victims combine both recordings onto one longer-playing format, under the title Raw Nights. Raw is this night in-fucking-deed, and you get eight quick-hitting tracks in a tantalizing 20 minutes, graced with new cover art courtesy of Tom Horrified and Jan Utecht of Occvlta. Go hard, go fast, go free: Karloff compel you to partake generously in Raw Nights!
Fully partake exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America’s only monthly metal magazine. Aforementioned cover art and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Karloff’s Raw Nights
1. No Friends
2. I Like Blood
3. Faces of Doom
4. Kill the Masters
5. Bastard of the Night
6. Fright Fever
7. Destroy the Future
8. Tonight or Never