The past four years have been a challenge for both Sodom and their fans. After the excellent Decision Day (2016), guitarist Bernemann, who has been in the band for 22 years (!), was surprisingly replaced by not one, but, for the first time in band history – two guitar players – the legendary Frank Blackfire..
When Metallica's Black album arrived in 1991 it was a watershed moment. Metallica's fifth offering was not just the next step in the quartet's evolution but it was like thrash metal had grown up. Naturally, there were cries of 'sell out' for a 'few' record sales - 31 million and counting and 29 years later..
It feels like 30 years has just slipped by and while some albums suffer for the passage of time, others are unaffected, still stirring the same emotions that they did back in the day. In saying all of that, it feels strange to reflect on time when it comes to the anniversary of a pivotal..
Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN recently revealed their fourth studio album entitled, Empire of the Blind, will be released on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band released the second single, the title track Empire Of The Blind. Heathen (photo credit Chrissie Dieu) HEATHEN comments, "We are very proud to announce the second single, title track from our new album..
Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN recently revealed their fourth studio album entitled, Empire of the Blind, will be released on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released the first album trailer. HEATHEN comments: "We are very pleased to announce Empire of the Blind! It's been another 10 years but we are finally back with a new HEATHEN album. Fine wine takes..
Sixteen years of existence and five full-lenghts are an evidence of ambition, which is backed both by labels and fans. Denver’s Havok are one of the many new wave of thrash bands that emerged in the new millennium, but at the same time – one of the very few requiring special attention. It should be..
Hazzerd, one of thrash metal's most exciting young contenders, have released a music video for their song Waking Nightmare which captures the raw energy of the Calgary-based quartet as they jam the track live in their rehearsal room (guitarist Toryin Schadlich's basement). Check out the clip below – which also features additional conceptual footage by..
The Bay Area of San Francisco. Not only home to the Golden Gate Bridge, the infamous Alcatraz island and taking in cities Oakland and San Jose but also the beacon of the US thrash movement that included Metallica. With its roots stemming as far back as 1979 - and it is not forgotten as to..
The sea port of Seattle on the West Coast of the United States has always had a rich musical heritage. Mention the city nowadays and the more recent memory is the grunge movement of the 1990s but dial back the years a little further and the bands ruling the roost were of a different breed..
The time has arrived for legendary Bay Area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation. Today..