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Bad Heaven originally formed in Houston, Texas in 1979. By the mid-1980’s the band was firmly established in the thriving Texas heavy metal scene which included such notable contemporaries as WatchTower, Militia, SA Slayer, and Helstar. The band wrote up-tempo songs with shredding dual-lead guitars in the classic U.S. Metal style, while also drawing influences from such European greats as Judas Priest and Mercyful Fate. A four song demo titled ‘Crystal Dagger’ was recorded in 1986 followed by another four song cassette in 1987 called ‘Dragon Lord’. Despite getting good reviews and attention from well known European publications like RockHard and Metal Forces, the band remained somewhat obscure and the demos have become a bit of a ‘cult classic’ known only to true die-hard underground metal fanatics.
TEXAS METAL UNDERGROUND RECORDS has resurrected these tapes, finally giving these classic songs a proper release on multi-colored vinyl. Each copy includes a thick full color booklet packed with rare photos and an in-depth band interview, and an oversized 11×17 gig flyer reproduction. The ‘Collector’s Edition’ on splatter vinyl is limited to 100 copies and includes a pin-back button for your denim vest and a full color sticker.
Germany’s premier magazine for heavy music features TMU RECORDS in their November 2016 issue. Founded in 1983, Rock Hard has been called the “Zentralorgan” (“Central organ”) of the heavy metal fans in Germany. The monthly magazine contains reports, interviews, specials, reviews, news and all other content regarding hard rock and heavy metal music. It is a distinct honor for TMU RECORDS to grace the pages of such a well respected and widely-read publication. Prost!
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Each month BonnTicket, one of Germany’s leading ticketing agencies, recommends 6 exciting new releases to readers of their online magazine. TMU RECORDS is very proud to have our release of BROKEN TEETH – BULLDOZER selected for inclusion in the December 2015 issue. Read below for an English translation provided by the author.
Broken Teeth – Bulldozer (TMU RECORDS)
Holy Shit – what the guys around singer Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys / WatchTower) are presenting here is truly remarkable. Imagine the bastard of a relationship of Motörhead, AC/DC and Aerosmith. Seven tracks to admire, which hardly allow a breather. It starts with the fast-paced ‘Raining Fire’. With a great riff, great leads and a “full on 12” refrain. It goes on with the groovy ‘Red River Rising’ followed by the incredible ‘The Rough And The Tumble’. The latter song is an absolute live-breaker, a show-opening song par excellence. Pretty big! ‘Flamethrower’ goes exactly in the same vein. No time to breathe. Then it comes to ‘Lightning Strikes’, a great cover of an Aerosmith classic. Next is ‘Devil On The Road’. Again pure live rock – made for smoky and sweaty clubs. The conclusion of the EP comes with ‘The Hammer’ an homage to Lemmy of Motörhead. No better way to implement a cover version. Those who remain sitting quietly while listening to this album really got a problem. Just push play on and on. Thumbs up for Broken Teeth!