Thrash metal never dies! Like some mutated metal monster; a Thrashzilla if you will, it sees off all trends; and comes back stronger than ever. Ottawa's Infrared will release the sophomore album "Saviours" on May 25th. Check out a preview clip for the release in the player above and pre-order the album now via iTunes.
One of the reasons for this is the love both fans and musicians alike have for this most durable form of metal. Such a band are 80s legends Ottawa’s Infrared - a band who has made a big impact with Canadian fans in the 80s and have, in recent years, returned to cement and carry on the own legacy. In 2016, the band released a newly-recorded album of classic material called "No Peace," which will now be followed by the new album "Saviours."
An apt name for an album since Infrared really is the 'Saviour[s]' of classic thrash metal! Describing the band's sound as “thrashy, aggressive, melodic, heavy, and tight”, guitarist/vocalist Armin Kamal explains that Infrared's inspirations run deep. “The Big Four will stand out as we have been described as a band with a bay area sound…But our influences are truly rooted in 70s and early 80s metal. Accept, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest are all bands that laid the foundation and the love of metal for us!”
Armin is stoked for fans to hear “Saviours”: “Anyone who likes a more classic thrash sound, and longs for those days, just like we do, will dig this album. Since we are from that era, we are not trying to bring back that style of music, we are simply continuing what we know and do best!” The track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. Project Karma 2. The Demagogue 3. Saviour 4. The Fallen 5. All In Favour 6. They Kill For Gods 7. Father of Lies 8. Genocide Convention