Atrophy – Asylum (Massacre Records)

Arizona’s Atrophy are another cult thrash band from the late Eighties which vanished in the grunge haze way too soon. Their debut Socialized Hate (1988) showcased some piercing riffs, varied song structure and was a bit more thrashy than the follow-up Violent By Nature (1990), which introduced a lot more groove and even mid-tempo hardcore..

Firewing- Resurrection (Massacre Records)

Firewing is a new power/symphonic metal band from the United States with Resurrection being their very grand and certainly most impressive first album. For a debut, this a most assured release from a group of musicians who know exactly what they want and have to skills to back it all up. Very much a pleasing..

Thrash vets Assassin with a new album in February

German thrashers Assassin will be back with their sixth full-length album next February.  Bestia Immundis will be released by Massacre Records, with the first single coming up on January 7th. According to the press release, “the upcoming album promises to be aggressive, powerful and heavy but also varied, and offers a nice mix of speed..