PROTECTOR’s comeback full album seems nothing less than their previous releases if not even more accomplished, in an equation of faithfulness to the old school Thrash on one hand and on the other one, the musical maturity acquired throughout a veteran career dating from the late 80s –the Thrash Metal’s golden era…
Cult thrash band PROTECTOR will release its new album, "Reanimated Homunculus", on September 13 via High Roller Records. Says the label: "PROTECTOR are one of those bands that never really got the attention they deserved. With a sound uncompromising and aggressive like burning sulphur, they should have been ranked among the bigger names in German thrash. Sure, any thrasher worth his salt heard about 'Protector Of Death', 'Misanthropy', 'Golem' and 'Urm The Mad', but still, PROTECTOR never really grew beyond their underground status before they disbanded in 2003.
After their successful return with "Reanimated Homunculus", Protector now deliver their second full-length album of the not-so-new millennium. And what can be expected from the new LP? One thing is for sure, Protector fans are in for a nice surprise: The eponymous song "Cursed and Coronated" sees the return of Urm the Mad! Music-wise, Protector keep their boat sailing steadily on the seas of Thrash Metal, with some visits to 'Death Metal Island'. "Cursed and Coronated", Protectors 6th LP, will be released on High Roller Records on the 26th of february 2016. The album was recorded at Sunlight Studio by Tomas Skogsberg, the artwork was done by Kristian Wåhlin, and the mastering by Patrick W. Engel.
When Written on Skin had its premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, conducted by George Benjamin himself, it received a standing ovation. The opera's arrival at Covent Garden in 2013 was eagerly anticipated, and provided audiences with the opportunity to experience the work of two of Britain's greatest living artists. Benjamin previously collaborated with playwright Martin Crimp on Into the Little Hill, a magical retelling of the Pied Piper fairytale, and for this new work they joined forces with acclaimed stage director Katie Mitchell. For all three, the production marked their main-stage debut at the Royal Opera House. The tale, inspired by a medieval legend, tells of an ill-fated troubadour, drawn into a liaison with an innocent maiden. But they are observed by the jealous eye of her protector, who wreaks a shocking revenge on the young couple.