Painful sacrifice

Title: Martyr
Base: Luxembourg
Style: Thrash Metal
Genre: Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal
FFO: Metallica, Kreator, Testament
Type: Full-length
Format: CD + Digital
Label: Independent
Distro: /
Release: Jan. 20, 2024

🔘 3rd full-length album of the Luxembourgish Thrashers
🔘 Captivatingly performance - dark, captivating and catchy
🔘 There has already been a lot of fun with 3 singles from it

A determined return:
With their 2 previous albums SCARLET ANGER earned lots of respect and appreciation. Now the line-faithful bunch around singer Joe Block has finished the third album "Martyr". In advance, the boys hit it out of the park with new singles and the videos!

[ Album "Martyr" • Artwork: Scarlet Anger ]

[ Pic: Scarlet Anger ]

[ Official Lyric Video by Stereo 27 Productions ]

[ Single "Martyr" • Artwork: Scarlet Anger ]

Band explains about the lyrical background of "Martyr":
"The lyrics explore the concept of martyrdom and how one sacrifices to achieve personal goals. The text encourages facing the pains and challenges of life and overcoming one's fears. It emphasizes the need to free oneself from negative influences and the past in order to step into the future. The chorus speaks of the necessity to accept pain and break free from the chains of the past or one's habits. It's about the ability to detach from external expectations and controls and forge one's own path. The middle passages address life's challenges and the need to overcome them. It's about dealing with emotions and fears, both positive and negative. Finally, the last passage presents the idea that the light at the end of the tunnel is visible and that one should seize the opportunities they've been waiting for. It's about the moment of breakthrough and embarking on a hopeful future."

[ Official Lyric Video by Stereo 27 Productions ]

The band says about "Hunger":
"The song title refers to the central theme of the song, which is the insatiable greed and inner hunger that drives us. The term 'Hunger' symbolizes the intense longing and desire for more, whether it be material or immaterial."

[ Official Lyric Video by Stereo 27 Productions ]

The band says about "No Time":
"This new song gives a good introduction and overview to the musical directive of our new album. On the lyrical content: an hourglass. An old men whose time is about to expire. A depressing and oppressive situation. He couldn't use his time properly in today's society. We live in a hectic time where people don't use their time properly. They often sacrifice their precious time for things that don't matter, forgetting that we only have a certain amount of time in life to use it properly."

[ Single "No Time" • Artwork: Scarlet Anger ]

SCARLET ANGER is a Luxembourgish THRASH METAL band, founded in 2007 by vocalist Joe Block and guitarist Fred Molitor. Their first gigs were followed quite quickly by the release of a first EP, called "La Realidad Es Triste …", whose successor "Kill The King" made the band noticeable on an international level for the first time.

Being more aggressive and fast than its predecessor, "Kill The King" didn’t just earn a lot of critical acclaim but also gained the attention of the German label Dust On The Tracks. This led to a world wide record deal for the first album "Dark Reign", which was mastered by Jeff Waters and released by Dust On The Tracks in May 2012. SCARLET ANGER presented their new album on numerous small and established festivals like the Durbuy Rock Festival and the Extremefest.

In between their shows, SCARLET ANGER started gathering first ideas for the successor to "Dark Reign". Classic eighties and nineties comics and horror stories served as their main inspiration for what would later become their second album "Freak Show". Mastered by Jens Bogren, this album has a more melodic approach. It was released on March 18th 2016 via Haensel and Gretel / MIG Music.



01. The Destroyer 05:56
02. No Time 04:09
03. Martyr 05:12
04. Akrasia 04:52
05. Hunger 04:41
06. Divided 04:14
07. Behind The Mask 05:50

total: 35:10

Joe Block • Vocals
Jeff Buchette • Guitars
Fred Molitor • Guitars
Vincent Niclou • Bass
Rod Sovilla • Drums

2009 • La Realidad Es Triste ... • EP
2011 • Kill The King • EP
2012 • Dark Reign • Full-length
2016 • Freak Show • Full-length
2024 • Martyr • Full-length

SCARLET ANGER are available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email