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..
Three and a half years after their last studio album, thrash institution Testament is back. Their new full-length is entitled Titans Of Creation and will be released on April 3 through Nuclear Blast. You can see the Eliran Kantor cover artwork below, as well as the full tracklist. 1. Children Of The Next Level 2...
Jeff Waters and co. are back with their 17th (wow!) album, less than three years after the great For The Demented. Just a little bit awkwardly titled, Ballistic, Sadistic features Fabio Alessandrini, with everything else (vocals included) performed and recorded by Waters (Mr. Riff) himself. The album picks up just where For The Demented left,..
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..
Back in the day, the UK may have been a little late to the thrash party but there were plenty of bands wanting to make their mark. One of those bands is Acid Reign who were formed in 1985 and were picked up by Music For Nations’ subsidiary label Under One Flag on the back..
What is left to say about Slayer? For nearly four decades the LA foursome have been the pure embodiment of thrash metal, unrelenting and at the same time - reliable. Even in the 1990s when thrash seemed like nothing more than a memory, Slayer entered the decade on the still stunning Seasons In The Abyss..
Is “unholy black worship” a style? In the case of Finland’s Urn – yes, it is. I remember these guys from as far back as 2001, when their debut album 666 Megatons (recorded in two days only!) stated quite clearly what their ethos was. With 5 full-lengths in their 25-year career, Urn cannot be called..
It has been a long wait for Sacred Reich to return to studio activity – 23 years to be exact – and while watching the resurgence in thrash and bands from a seemingly bygone era become powerhouses again there always seemed a missing piece without Sacred Reich. As part of the second wave of thrash,..