HEADHUNTER, the reunited German band featuring DESTRUCTION frontman Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael, and guitarist Schmuddel (ex-TALON), will release its comeback album, "Parasite of Society", on May 23 via AFM Records in Europe. The CD was mixed by Achim Köhler in Stuttgart, Germany.
Two songs from the album — "Doomsday For The Prayer" and "Silverskull" — are available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
Commented Schmier: "I hope you have enjoyed the two new songs 'Doomsday...' and 'Silverskull'. We will post some more REAL METAL within the next weeks.
"The album has a big range/variety, so it's difficult to have an impression on the whole masterpiece if you have only heard two tracks, I do fuckin' know that!
"This record really made my day in difficult times and goes back to the roots of metal. My roots of music.
"I'm fuckin' honored that I had the chance again to play with my mates, Schmuddel and Jörg, after all those years.
"Thanks a lot to YOU out there, YOU made this album possible! This is NO ass-lickin'…
"It's payback time, that's why I'm posting stuff here many weeks/month in advance of the release.
"My label will KILL me! Hargh, hargh!"
"Parasite of Society" track listing:
01. 3rd Man Introduction
02. Parasite Of Society
05. Doomsday For The Prayer
06. 18 And Life
07. Read My Lips
08. Backs To The Wall
10. The Calling
11. Payback Time
12. Rapid Fire
HEADHUNTER had its trio of albums originally issued during Schmier's years away from DESTRUCTION — "Parody of Life" (1990), "A Bizarre Gardening Accident" (1992), and "Rebirth" (1994) — re-released on September 7, 2007 via AFM Records.
HEADHUNTER has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.