When U.K.'s Sylosis sprung upon the scene with the praiseworthy EP "Casting Shadows" back in 2006, a young vibrant and exciting brand of modern thrash was born. This "modern thrash," which the band has branded "enlightened, neck-wrecking turbo-thrash" - a more technical, serious and melodic version of the beer soaked, speed driven "old school" styles - is laced with a much less migraine inducing metalcore screech and features a boatload of riffs, the speed of which is both c
Ever since the split with guitarist Victor Smolski five years ago, Rage founder/bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner has been on a mission to take back his band. As if there was an immense amount of bottled..er, rage, Peavy has deployed a scorched earth policy, releasing three Rage albums with the newest lineup and one Refuge album (classic era Rage lineup: 1988-1993) in less than a five year period. I recall a hot steamy night in Altanta at the Artmore Courtyard at the 2016 edition
When faced with the term "hardcore" in 2019, there is a cringe level that can only be topped by the term "metalcore." However, if you handed over a cocktail consisting of vintage old school classic hardcore/crossover like "Crossover"/"4 of a Kind"/"Thrash Zone" era D.R.I., classic punk like "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing" era Discharge, the raw production of classic hardcore like "Animosity" era C.O.C. and the delicious riffy goodness of "Beg to Differ" era Prong, then
Metal Allegiance began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself.
The band is proud to announce the release of the sophomore album "Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty" via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on September 7th. Pre-order the album now at this location. The thrash worshipi
Unleashing the latest release "Daño Colateral" digitally this past April, Mexican thrashers Centauro will be making the new album available as a physical CD on June 30, 2018 through Bandcamp and distributor Ablaze Productions. Pre-order over here.
Leading up to the "Daño Colateral" physical release, the band teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the premiere of the new lyric video "Colmando un Oscuro Vacío," which you can check out over at this location, or more convenientl
Brazilian heavy/thrash/death metal band Drowned just dropped the new album "7th" this past Friday (June 15th) via Greyhaze Records under license from Brazil's Cogumelo Records. Grab a copy at this location. The band is offering a full stream of the album, which you can check out in the player at the bottom. On "7th," which as the title implies is the band's seventh release, Drowned seeks new horizons, while preserving and refining the band's most treasured musical essence of
With the melodic black/death metal, The Spirit having already made waves in the European underground scene and with the self-released debut album "Sounds From The Vortex," being strictly limited and nearly sold out on the band's homepage, the band is now reissuing the icy black/death metal chimera through Nuclear Blast on August 10th. Pre-order the album at this location, where it is available as a CD, LP (black and clear) and digital download. The seven virtuosic tracks of t
Canada's AxMinister teamed up with Bravewords for the premiere of the new video clip "Prey." You can check it out over here, or just up in the player above. The song appears on the band's latest EP "The Crucible Of Sin," which was issued in early May. Grab your copy over here. The band commented: "'Prey' was inspired by that whole 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon. This video is a comedic telling meant to be shocking and sexy, as well as a little bit cheesy/cheeky." #AxMinister #t
New York band Pirosaint has released the new track "Awaken My Conscience" via Bandcamp today. The track features original singer Gonzalo Rodriguez and you can stream it in the player above, where the track can also be purchased. Drummer Ignacio Orellana have commented: "Its been a while since we have touched these tracks. We all went separate ways and these were recorded back then in 2015. And we never looked for new members since I've moved to NYC... and life goes on but now
Greek heavy metal band, Null'o'zero issued a video clip for the new single "The Last One." The song is taken from the band's new album "Instructions To Dominate," which is set to drop on July 13th, via ROAR! Rock of Angels Records. The video was directed & produced by Bob Katsionis. Check it out in the player above, but heed the "WARNING: This video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised." "Instructions To Domina
Modern thrash metal act Justice Theory has released a new music video for the song "All For Nothing," which is available in the player above. The song is taken from the band's new EP “When the Lights Are Fading” which is available through Inverse Records. Previously, Justice Theory released three singles and played at the Finnish metal festival Jalometalli in 2016 sharing the stage for bands like Anthrax. The first EP release from the band presents three tracks of catchy and
Swiss thrash metal act Bloodlost issued a video clip for the new single "Evil to the Cross," which is available in the player above. The song appears on the band's upcoming fourth full length album "Diary of Death," which is coming July 6th via El Puerto Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location. The track listing and cover art are available here: 1. Hell Collide Heaven 2. Need of Brutality 3. Necromancer 4. Evil to the Cross 5. The Ghost of my Way 6. Lord of Destructi
Chilean blackened thrash act Hellish is streaming the new song "The Walker of Shadows," which is available in the player above. The song appears on the sophomore full length " The Spectre of Lonely Souls," which will be released on July 27th via Unspeakable Axe Records. Grab your copy now, as pre-orders can be made at this location. Many continents can lay claim to being formative breeding grounds for various pieces of the extreme metal puzzle, but perhaps none were such a me
Lebanese thrash metal act Phenomy has released the new video "Sacrifice (Live at i8 Production Studios)," taken from the latest album "Threaten World Order," which was released back in March. Check out the video in the player above. Commented the band: "Rehearsals before Metalhead Meeting Festival and Wacken Open Air this summer, We can't wait to share our music into new horizons. This is one of many projects we are working on stay tuned."
As previously announced, Phenomy w
Alabama thrash/crossover act Kamikaze Zombie released a new video clip for the song "The Story of Jane Doe," which is viewable in the player above. The video was directed, shot, and edited by Ben and Nadia Robertson of 1931 Productions. The song is taken from the band's latest album "Night of the Nuberus," which is available now. Stream the album in full AND grab yourself a copy right from the Bandcamp player below. In other recent news, the band will be hitting the road for
"7th" is the new album by Brazilian heavy/thrash/death metal band Drowned, which will be released on June 15th via Greyhaze Records under license from Brazil's Cogumelo Records. Pre-order the album at this location. Two new singles from the album are now available. Stream "Rage Before Some Hope" in the player above and enjoy a little "Murder, Sex, Hate and More..." in the player at the bottom! The band's almost 20-year career is synthesized on the new album's 11 tracks, which
U.K. melodic thrash band Armortura released a new video clip for the song "Hellbound." Check it out in the player above. The song appears on the band's debut self-titled album, which dropped back in January via Mighty Music. Armortura was formed in North East England in April 2016 by ex-Holosade members Phil De Sade (vocals) and Paul Trotter (guitarist), who, after a chance meeting at a Rock Night back in March 2016, decided to catapult their creative musical ideas and shared
Post-thrash Italian veterans Eversin released the new single "Soulgrinder" as the first taste from the new album "Armageddon Genesi." The track, featuring a great lead guitar played by Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Death, Obituary) is presented via a lyric video in the player above! "Armageddon Genesi" and will be out via My Kingdom Music on June 29th, 2018 in digipack, vinyl and digital formats! Pre-order the album at this location. Ralph Santolla isn't the only guest on the albu
Finnish, Helsinki-based melodic death/thrash act Dead Shape Figure is streaming the new single "Bolt Of Chaos And Creation," which is available in the player above. The song is taken from the new album "Cacoëthes," which drops on June 8th via Inverse Records.
”Cacoëthes is simply the best Dead Shape Figure Ever. It took some time but now it's very easy to stand behind our music and lyrics" comments the band's singer Galzi. The track list for the album can be found here: 1.
The brutalizing sludge/thrash act Lair Of The Minotaur trio rears its gnarled head once again in 2018; the band has just recorded a new EP and announced live plans for late summer. Following an extensive hiatus sharpening the axes, the Gods have called Lair Of The Minotaur back to battle. The classic "road dog" lineup of Steven Rathbone (guitar/vocals), Donald James Barraca (bass) and Chris Wozniak (drums) gathered to record a new EP on Memorial Day weekend. The as-yet-unname