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Formed: 1986
From: Wolfsburg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Protector Announces New LP "Reanimated Homunculus"

German technical thrash act Protector is back with the band's first full length album in 22 years. The new album will be entitled "Reanimated Homunculus," and is scheduled for release on September 13th via High Roller Records. The album is the band's fifth studio album, the follow up to 1993's "The Heritage."

"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. The resurrection of Protector began in 2011 with a demo and a split single, and now the time has come for a new full-length album. On 'Reanimated Homunculus,' the band returns to its roots in the early eighties, turning away from the deathier path they used to walk in the nineties.'

Vocalist Martin Missy reveals some more details: "It will be a mix of brand new songs, including the first two songs I have ever written for Protector, and some songs that have already been released on the demo and the split between 2011 and 2012, and an old Protector song from 2000 that we have made our own version of. We've tried to keep it old school, to keep the raw feeling of the songs. We wanted an 80's thrash metal sound, and I hope we have succeeded with that." More...

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