Today, German modern metal act DUST BOLT unleashes their brand new, much discussed studio album, Sound & Fury, out now on AFM Records and available at

Since their formation in 2007, DUST BOLT have been resolute and ruthless in their pursuit of metal glory over the last 16 years. Childhood friends with a collective passion for metal in all its various forms, the quartet have established themselves as one of Europe’s leading thrash metal bands. Sound & Fury refines and noisily redefines the band's sound for a new era. UK magazine The Razors Edge writes, "with their fifth album set for release, this could well be their breakthrough moment", while Rock Hard Germany is convinced that "Sound & Fury is an album that is as bold as it is varied and unconventional". "A strong, enthralling and varied album!" says Zephyrs Odem, and also confirms, it's a "brave album and artistically valuable."

To celebrate today's record release day in style, followed by an extensive touring schedule with live dates in Europe but also in support of SUICIDAL ANGELS on their upcoming UK tour in April (find all current & upcoming DUST BOLT shows listed below!), now, the band is presenting the song "I am the One", an anthemic new single fusioning thrash metal with grunge and even blues rock! Frontman Lenny B. comments:

"'I am the One' is a example of my favourite styles of music, and so on my roots, combined into one heavy song. I had a of friend of mine, who is now actually the bassplayer in Dust Bolt haha, saying to me: just do what you love, man, and combine it! If not you, who else can bring the blues into Thrash?! That was really inspiring to me. It hit the message of the whole album 100 percent. So I kinda did that, went over to the boys and said „let’s jam, I got somethin here!“

"The entire album SOUND & FURY is an ode to creativity," Lenny adds. "We all are special. Each and everyone of us has got its own story to tell. We finally did that. We’re not trying to be like others. We don’t copy. We try to be our truest selfs we can possible be. Without limits. That’s Sound & Fury. And that’s what Dust Bolt stands for."

Written during those isolated months of pandemic lockdown, Sound & Fury represents the peak of the band’s creativity, and a major leap forward in every department. The first DUST BOLT record to feature new bassist Tom Liebing, alongside Lenny Bruce, guitarist Florian Dehn and drummer Nico Remann, Sound & Fury grew from a long period of self-reflection that began when the world shut down.

"Sound and Fury was created during the probably darkest and most difficult time for the band." Lenny revealed earlier. "First time in our lives, since we were kids, we were somehow separated from another and the dream we lived together seemed to stopped. It was during the pandemic days, when the band even decided to take a break from one another, when Flo came up with this beautiful piece of music - not knowing how he would channel and express our feelings, leading to LB putting some Dust Bolt unusual, but heartfelt vocals on it and having Nico introducing a disco beat to a metal song in the end. We didn’t know what was happening - we just did it. We did know, there’d be a million voices saying we can’t put this up on a Dust Bolt record. But more than that we knew „as long as we stick together, we can do anything the *** we want“ . Sound and Fury is a story about friendship, struggle & inner turmoil. SuF is a story about us. SuF is a different, open and honest Dust Bolt, sharing their emotion with you and your friends."

Although still rooted in thrash and old school metal, the new record adds dazzling colour and diversity to the band’s trademark sound. With pummelling grooves, spine-tingling dynamics and a startling, part-melodic vocal performance from Lenny Bruce who also produced and recorded the album, with an analogue mix by Moritz Enders [Revolverheld, Silbermond], the new songs mark the beginning of a new era of DUST BOLT destruction!

Order Sound & Fury HERE!

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