Kanonenfieber has been making waves in the underground for a few years and now they’re taking it to the big time with their Century Media Records debut Die Urkatastrophe. Kanonenfieber is now the album’s second single “Panzerhenker” with all its beefy breakdowns and blackened death metal blasts.

“The Battle of Cambrai took place from November 20 to 30, 1917 and marked the first offensive in which tanks played a decisive role in the attack strategy. The British carried out the attack with the support of battle and auxiliary tanks as well as an intensive barrage,” said Kanonenfieber. “The offensive was halted by German counterattacks.

“With the help of anti-tank field guns the Germans managed to take out a large number of the British tanks. J. Krüger, who was known as the ‘Panzerhenker’ (= Tankslayer / Tank Executioner), played an important role in this. Even when his battery was wiped out, Krüger remained as the last survivor at a field gun and destroyed up to 16 of the approaching tanks. When enemy assault troops penetrated his positions, he attacked with a pistol and was eventually wounded and captured.”

Die Urkatastrophe is out September 20. Pre-orders are available here.

You can also catch Kanonenfieber at one of their many tour dates below.

8/5 (CH) Zürich – Halle 622 (w/ Amon Amarth & Insomnium)
8/19 (IT) Lignano-Sabbiadoro – Arena Alpe Adria (w/ Amon Amarth & Insomnium)
8/20 (AT) Innsbruck – Dogana (w/ Amon Amarth & Insomnium)
8/22 (DE) Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle (w/ Amon Amarth & Insomnium)
8/23 (DE) Giessen – Kloster Schiffenberg (w/ Amon Amarth & Insomnium)
8/24 (NL) Utrecht – Tivoli Vredenburg (w/ Amon Amarth & Insomnium)
9/20 (DE) Weimar – Herbstoffensive
9/21 (DE) Munich – Backstage
11/8 (DE) Berlin – War Against War
11/16 (DE) Leipzig – Hellraiser
11/17 (PL) Gdansk – Drizzly Grizzly
11/19 (AT) Vienna – Flex
11/20 (HU) Budapest – Barba Negra
11/21 (PL) Krakow – Hype Park
11/22 (CZ) Prague – Club Storm
11/23 (DE) Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
11/24 (NL) Utrecht – De Helling
11/26 (UK) London – The Dome
11/27 (FR) Paris – Petit Bain
11/28 (CH) Pratteln – Z7 Konzertfabrik
11/29 (AT) Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
11/30 (BE) Kortrijk – DVG Club
12/2 (SE) Stockholm – Kollektivet Livet
12/3 (NO) Oslo – John Dee
12/4 (DK) Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
12/5 (DE) Magdeburg – Factory
12/6 (DE) Bremen – Aladin
12/7 (DE) Frankfurt – Batschkapp
12/8 (DE) Nuremberg – Hirsch

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