I really hope there’s no reader here who would need a clarification who these guys are and why they have nothing to do with German legends Destruction. If I am wrong, then, shame on you! Cleveland’s Destructor (named after an Exciter song) will celebrate their fortieth anniversary next year and most of you probably know..
Life’s a bitch sometimes, and in the case of Razor’s leader Dave Carlo – much more often than usual. The Canadian trash/speed veterans’ guitar player has bravely and even stubbornly pushed the band forward through hard and harder times in the Eighties, before throwing the towel in the early nineties. Now, somehow miraculously, Razor’s ninth..
The eternal underdogs of thrash and speed metal and one of the most unlucky bands on earth – that’s what Razor are. They are often cited as part of Canada’s “big five” of thrash/speed in the company of Annihilator, Sacrifice, Exciter and Anvil, but they are only rivalled by Sacrifice in the lack of luck..
The German power metal machine from Krefeld, as you well remember, was one of the very few bands that flew the flag of classic metal high in the nineties and persevered to become one of the biggest bands in their genre. They started their journey as early as 1984 (under the name of Lucifer’s Heritage),..
If you are a fan of shred and guitar-oriented metal, then you must have heard of Onward, which put out two brilliant US power metal albums at the start of the millennium. Sadly, two of the members from the second album Reawaken (2002) – the fantastic singer Michael Grant and the bassist Chris Payette are..
Hell Fire is a great heavy/speed metal band from San Francisco, being active since 2010, with three full length albums already behind their backs. The two constant members Jake Nunn (vocals, guitars) and Tony Campos (guitars) are now in the company of drummer Mike Smith and bassist Kai Sun (also in Space Vacation). It should..
Paradox is one of the classic bands from the German speed-thrash scene, which was even signed by Roadrunner Records for the release of their legendary second album Heresy in 1990, before falling victim to the changing tastes of the big labels. After a decade in oblivion, Paradox returned with the fantastic Collision Course in 2000..
Blood In The Water, the new album by speed thrash legends Flotsam and Jetsam is obviously one of the highlights of 2021 so far, as you have recently read in the Lee Vickers penned review here. Thanks to Afm Records, Stoyan Tsonev got the opportunity for a phone talk with drums mastermind Ken Mary. Hello,..
Are you familiar with the band Bulldozing Bastard? That German duo released two brutal black/speed metal albums in 2013 and 2015, before both of the musicians involved (bassist Andreas and frontman/guitarist Stefan) decided to form Vulture, together with members of Luzifer and Wifebeater. Now, Vulture has been a slightly different beast than Bulldozing Bastard –..
After almost 9 long years of waiting, we are finally rewarded with a new album by one of the bands most devoted to the old school aesthetics. Nekromantheon are among the members of the “Kolborn circle” of cult new bands, which are carrying the torch of early 80s thrash and speed metal worship, spearheaded by..