On February 24th, 2022 internationally, Dying Victims Productions is proud to present a special split 7″ EP between Iron Kobra and Atom Smasher. And today, Deaf Forever magazine’s website premieres Iron Kobra‘s new track “Malicious Magician.” Hear Iron Kobra‘s “Malicious Magician” in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Iron Kobra should be a familiar name to those who follow Dying Victims, as the Germans have become something of a “flagship band” for the label after their two full-lengths, 2012’s Dungeon Masters and 2015’s Might & Magic. And just as those two albums’ titles (and covers!) display, Iron Kobra are true-as-steel HEAVY METAL time-locked in 1984! And while it’s been quite quiet on the recorded front since that second full-length (aside from 2017’s Kerker & Drachen 7”), the bikers from Hell return with a brand-new track here, “Malicious Magician,” that’s a glorious return to form – and shows they’re ready for a gleaming-black new chapter, swords strapped to their iron steeds. On the flip is fellow Germans Atom Smasher: despite forming in 2010, it wasn’t until a decade later when they delivered their first EP. And while a four-way split followed the next year, the duo’s spare discography suggests quality over quantity – and that’s what you get with their track here, “The Law,” which is a moody & mysterious epic of equally archaic metal. Bright days ahead for Atom Smasher, and Dying Victims is stoked to get their name out there with the ever-reliable Iron Kobra.
In the meantime, hear Iron Kobra‘s brand-new track “Malicious Magician” exclusively HERE, courtesy of Deaf Forever, Germany’s defenders of the true. Respective covers and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Iron Kobra / Atom Smasher split 7″ EP
1. Iron Kobra – Malicious Magician
2. Atom Smasher – The Law