Midwest thrash maniacs VINDICATOR will release their sophomore album, "The Antique Witcheries", on August 10 via Heavy Artillery Records.As one of the frontrunners of what has come to be known as the "New Wave Of Thrash", Ohio-based VINDICATOR was conceived during the summer of 2005 when longtime friends Marshall Law and brothers Vic and Jesse Stown came together with a singular vision, drawing influences ranging from first-wave Bay Area and Teutonic thrash to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Following the self-release of the band's debut full-length album, "There Will Be Blood", in 2008, VINDICATOR spent the next year gigging nationally in support of the album with such bands as RAVEN, OVERKILL, M.O.D., HIRAX, DESTRUCTION, EXODUS and KREATOR. With the addition of lead shredder Mikey B. Lial, VINDICATOR once again hit the studio in late 2008 to record tracks for a split release with '80s German cult metallers METAL WITCH. In late 2009 VINDICATOR signed to Heavy Artillery and began work on "The Antique Witcheries", which is described in a press release as "a masterpiece of modern thrash metal mayhem sure to please fans of DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT and EXODUS." For more information, visit www.myspace.com/savindicator.