Hellbutcher – Hellbutcher (Metal Blade Records)

Look at that cover and tell me you don’t know already this will contain some kind of total metal old school madness. Well, you’d be damn right. Hellbutcher is the brand new band, formed by (and named after) the frontman of now inactive Swedish black/thrash legends Nifelheim. The other musicians helping with writing and recording..

Bat – Under The Crooked Claw (Nuclear Blast)

For those unfamiliar, Bat is the speed-punk side project of Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos from Municipal Waste. Their debut full length Wings Of Chains came out in 2026, followed by the Axestasy EP three years later. Under The Crooked Claw, which will hurt your ears next Friday, is the band’s first album for Nuclear..

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..

Mental Destruction – Road Of Redemption (Independent)

Mental Destruction is a thrash act from Plovdiv, Bulgaria, which are releasing their debut full length on January 15th. Three of the album’s nine tracks have previously appeared in the Fighting The System demo from 2011, but this a much more mature band than the one from 12 years ago. Road Of Redemption makes impression..

interview with Remi Nygård (Inculter, Morax)

Starting the second decade of their existence, Norwegian thrashers Inculter are now more lethal an inspired than ever, releasing their third fantastic album in a row. We had the pleasure to review Morbid Origin a few days ago, and now, the band’s frontman and guitarist Remi tell us everything we needed to know about Inculter,..

Inculter – Morbid Origin (Edged Circle Productions)

It’s been more than a decade since Inculter’s inception in a town called Fusa in Norway, and they have delivered two full-lengths and one EP of blistering thrash since. Their third album Morbid Origin will be released next Friday, four years after the excellent Fatal Visions. The band is still comprised of Remi André Nygård..

Sadus – The Shadow Inside (Nuclear Blast)

Well, hell has frozen over and Sadus are back in action with a new album! I have honestly lost hope these death-thrash vets will release something new, but, The Shadow Inside, their first new material in 17 years, will be hitting shelves next Friday. Formed back in 1985 in Antioch, California, Sadus is a household..

INTERVIEW WITH KNOX COLBY (ENFORCED)

Richmond, Virginia’s crossover thrashers Enforced have been around for less than seven years, but we are already awaiting their third full-length album War Remains. As witnessed by Stoyan Tsonev, who had the privilege to hear it early, the album is another tour-de-force of extremity condensed into less than 34 minutes and 10 tracks. It’s an..