In the bloody aftermath of INVASION's release of Destroyer of Mankind last month, the Indiana Death Squad has launched another scorched-earth campaign with the official video for "Play the Devil's Piano." Get some: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1c8Jw47M0k
Bassist/vocalist Peter Clemens explains theme of "Play The Devil's Piano" as follows:
"The acrid smells, the blistering heat of combat and the deadly assault and rapid fire of the Mauser MG42 German Machine Gun (affectionately known as the Devil's Piano). The MG 42 (shortened from Maschinengewehr 42, or "machine gun 42") is a 7.92x57 mm general purpose machine gun designed by Germany and used extensively by the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS during World War 2. Viewed & cherished by the Germans, this weapon's most notable features was its exceptionally high rate of fire of about 1,200 rounds per minute. Hence, when in heavy combat often it was time to Play The Devil's Piano!"
After six years since the release of their last album, Indiana's war-themed Death Machine INVASION released Destroyer of Mankind February 17 on Abyss Records. The album can be purchased at this location.
The Veterans of Death recently released another official video for "Approaching Cauldron of Horror," which features gripping WWII footage from Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941). Help yourself to some deliciously hellish USDM at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpDA8BpE3mc
The band's fourth album is nothing short of a devastating onslaught of Death Metal! This brutal and uncompromising release demonstrates INVASION's vicious blitzkrieg and wages battle with new members Dan Klein (drums) and John Hehman (lead guitar), while main songwriter/lyricist/guitarist Peter Clemens continues his obsession with World War II. Peter had this to say about the band's activities leading up to the recording of Destroyer of Mankind:
"It's been almost six years since Orchestrated Kill Maneuver was released on Rotting Corpse Records, and it's been somewhat of a frustrating endeavor. We lost original drummer Dave 'Ross' Cady in early 2014 and had auditions for the vacancy, which led to more delays, but in the end we acquired Dan Klein (FIN/NOCTURNE) on drums and lead guitarist John Hehman (YEAR OF DESOLATION). Plus we teamed up with SEA OF TRANQUILLITY/SCREAMKING guitarist Ralphael Hernandez who played on the Berserk Artillery Barrage CD from 2001, so things have been moving forward."
Asked about his switch from guitar to bass, Peter stated "I'm an average guitar player so I had no problem handing guitar duties to John Hehman. He's an excellent musician with a good ear, and teaming up with him to work on the new INVASION recordings was an obvious choice. John pretty much helped lay the groundwork for the recordings in his studio (Broken Toe/Bang Recordings) and things turned out great."
"It's catchy, professional, combative glory that like kindred spirits Hail Of Bullets is thoroughly obsessed with WWII."
- Trevor Strnad (Metal Injection)
"All 9 WWII themed songs hit home. Just all around good solid burly death metal.
- Teeth of the Divine
"An extremely high standard of death metal music."
- Ancient Visionz
"A mechanical riff packed death machine. Destroyer of Mankind is awesome."
- Kultur 666
"Relentless quality death metal made in the U.S."
"Think of a mix between certain elements of Malevolent Creation, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal and Dying Fetus. A very enjoyable and satisfying collection of tunes."
- Wonderbox Metal
"I love war metal! Invasion play a brand of death metal that falls somewhere in line with Bolt Thrower, Amon Amarth, Benediction, and maybe even some Obituary."
- Skulls N Bones
"A very good Death Metal album."
"Straightforward, uncompromising, and brutal."
"Low end heavy old school death metal. Expect death metal patterns that have ignited your senses for years."
- Ave Noctum
"Violent U.S. Death. More than just a convincing traditional Death Metal album."
- Musik Reviews
"Invasion knows how to write quality death metal."
- Angry Metal Guy
INVASION has been in existence since the early 90s and has been destroying the complacent metal scene with their version of "War Metal" throughout those years with the release of these venomous and horror filled recordings. Find and buy them now!
1999 - Conquered - The Plague/Hammerheart Records
2001 - Berserk Artillery Barrage - Forever Underground Records
2010 - Orchestrated Kill Maneuver - Rotting Corpse Records
2017 - Destroyer of Mankind - Abyss Records