LP released: Aug 30, 2024

Side A
1. Motormentor
2. Nordschleife
3. Inverted Crossroads
4. C.F.S.O.D.C.
Side B
1. Imola '94 (From Gravel To Grave)
2. Racers Of Death
3. Traumatized In Traffic Jam Ejection
4. S.M. Death Worship
Cat No: DVP301LP
Barcode: 198391986475
Packaging: LP (100g)

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present DEATH RACER’s highly anticipated
debut album, From Gravel to Grave, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Hailing from Austria, DEATH RACER are nothing if not thorough. See, the idea for the band
was born years ago while philosophizing during listening to Razor's "Deathrace." From there,
a wellspring of inspiration followed – and the race was on!
DEATH RACER’s debut demo, released in 2020, was appropriately titled Qualifying.
Musically, their most important influence, maybe – rawness, straightforwardness, DRIVE –
are the same qualities a racecar driver must possess. Without zero fucks given and a will to
make devilish sacrifices at times, you were never able to hit the final laps back in the
dangerous days of motorsports; a certain backwardness and nostalgia for those days is the
most important ingredient overall for DEATH RACER. In their mind, post-apocalyptic /
dystopian movies – with their totalitarian atmosphere and hostile approach against all life –
are mirroring in perfect symbolism that of relentless racing.
And so they race forward, more relentless than ever, with their long-awaited debut album,
From Gravel to Grave. Also perfectly titled, From Gravel to Grave presents DEATH RACER as
an all-pistons-pumping runaway racecar, chassis gleaming but torched black with exhaust
underneath, its very construction pushing the outer limits of safety before all the screws fall
loose and a fiery wreck ensues. For sure, it’s not difficult to spot the Austrians’ influences,
and they wouldn’t have it any other way – they are transparent as they are thorough, to
circle back to the earliest point – so therefore, there’s the obligatory 'High Speed Metal' of
classic Razor as well as the comparable grit & grime of equally old, raw metal like earliest
Slayer, Exciter, Bathory, Hungary’s Tormentor, Bulldozer, true-metal Darkthrone, cult
NWOBHM, Violent Force, and of course, erudite Teutonic thrash.
Still, it’s how DEATH RACER revs this noble engine that matters most, not how familiar it is
(because what ISN’T familiar now?!), and they sneak some nitrous into that engine in the
form of hardcore punk attitude and otherworldly black metal atmosphere as well as some
touches of chorused guitar from old deathrock. But again, From Gravel to Grave is thorough
as it is (filthy) fun, so its lyrics deal with true incidents / accidents on the world's most
demanding and terrifying racetracks ('Nordschleife,' 'Imola '94') as well as the terrors of "real
life" inspired by newspaper articles ('C.F.S.O.D.C') or just plain fantasy ('Motormentor,' 'S.M.
Death Worship') and daily struggles ('Inverted Crossroads,' 'Traumatized in Traffic Jam
Ejection'). All told, filth and fury and FUN. DEATH RACER is at the wheel, and you’re going
From Gravel to Grave at 666 mph!

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