Tag: thrash metal

July 18, 2022

July 1, 2022

Song of the Day: Deliverance - No Love

Metalheads are divided over whether the subgenre dubbed “speed metal” actually exists or not. Often confused with shred metal and/or Neo-classical (yes, those guys play fast, but that’s not the same thing), it’s almost synonymous with thrash except there are often clean vocals and/or slightly cleaner guitars. In the Christian scene, the most obvious examples are the seminal and fantastic Valor, Tourniquet’s early work (also adding a progressive element) and the mighty Deliverance. While Deliverance has flirted with a lot of different styles (speed/thrash, gothic metal, alternative metal, groove, etc.),… Continued →

May 9, 2022

xDOULOSx Drop 2 New Songs

Southern California based hardcore/thrash/punk band – xDOULOSx, just dropped 2 new songs. Listen to “Cycles” and “Shots Fired”, below. This is really great heavy hardcore thrash-punk music. Sounds amazing and has a certain classic sound mixed in with the new school. Kinda reminds me of a mix of Downset, Six Feet Deep, The Crucified, The Warriors, No Innocent Victim, Knocked Loose, and All Out War. Good stuff. Listen to both songs below. Follow the band here.… Continued →

April 3, 2022

January 21, 2022

Song of the Day: The Warning - Condemned to Hell

If you’ve been around the Christian punk/metal/hardcore/indie scene for any amount of time, you will likely have heard the name Burrito. Not his real name, of course–the man David Villalpando was a legend in the underground scene. Sadly, the man that many called a friend passed away this week from covid-related illness. For those who didn’t know him, it is difficult to overstate his impact on the scene. From a musical standpoint, while none of his projects ever achieved mainstream success or financial prosperity, they were always on the bleeding edge of innovation.… Continued →

December 16, 2021

October 28, 2021

Charon Collective re-issue Sacrament demo!

New independent metal label The Charon Collective have recently re-issued Pennsylvania band Sacrament’s debut demo Presumed Dead on CD and digital formats. The death/thrash metal band went on release two full-lengths, seminal death metal release Testimony of Apocalypse and technical thrash beast Haunts of Violence. The re-issue is accompanied by the news that former Sacrament members have re-formed as Testimony of Apocalypse, and are writing new material for a future release. Presumed Dead can be ordered from The Charon Collective here: https://thecharoncollective.bandcamp.com/album/presumed-dead-2021-remaster?fbclid=IwAR3RtKoHZ2sSGB2-zSPwhS1tABQrTwI-gVHda1Z19zNFQHrk0SluASZ4XvMContinued →

October 18, 2021

Testimony of Apocalypse (Feat. Members of Sacrament) - Redemption (Demo)

Testimony of Apocalypse are an insane new metal band featuring members of classic Thrash Metal band, Sacrament. While members of Sacrament await their potential reunion in the future, a couple members got together and have pursued this really great new project called Testimony of Apocalypse, which is actually named after the Sacrament album of the same name. Check out the DEMO of a new track titled “Redemption”, below. The band plan to release their debut full length in the spring of 2022 via a label on the rise, The Charon Collective.… Continued →

February 6, 2021

Blame It On The Flatfoot

That’s right, two giants in their own respective genres (Punk and Metal) are here to bring the fun and the noise on February 19th. You will be able to livestream an event featuring FLATFOOT 56 and THE BLAMED for one night only. Purchase your tickets in a few different options plus check out some great merch items right here. You don’t want to miss this great LIVE (from your living room) show. I’m all about The Blamed and Flatfoot 56 and I know this will be really great.… Continued →

December 28, 2020

December 11, 2020

Song of the Day: Living Sacrifice - Not Beneath

There are so many different types of Living Sacrifice fans. People who started listening from the beginning, and those who joined somewhere along the way. Fans who praise their experimental phase, those who prefer the -core era, and those who swear by the traditional metal era. Heck, I even know one guy who claims they only released one album (he’s a thrash fan), and all the others were recorded by imposters! The band has certainly seen a number of different phases, most easily broken down into two main categories (metal and -core) with a few other splinters.… Continued →

October 30, 2020

Song of the Day: Seventh Angel - The Passing of Years

When Seventh Angel’s debut album The Torment came out, I was an instant fan. I was a huge thrash fan in my teenage years, and their unique take on it–lots of acoustic interludes, and darker chord progressions–appealed to me. A couple of years later, the band followed up with Lament for the Weary. I must admit that at first I didn’t get it. It was much slower than any thrash I’d ever heard, and I hadn’t discovered doom yet as a genre, so I didn’t have a frame of reference for slower tunes.… Continued →

July 24, 2020

June 5, 2020

REVIEW : Shadow Puncher - All Glory to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords Part II

I’ve reviewed 3 different releases from Shadow Puncher (for 2 different publications), and one of the things I’ve noticed is the diversity of sounds and influences on each project. While the one-man band from Norway functions within the death metal genre, each release has a different feel. The earliest material had a strong thrash influence, then moved into a djent-heavy sound. This EP is the first to utilise keyboards in a prominent way, thus adding a progressive element.… Continued →

March 13, 2020

Song of the Day: The Crucified - Path to Sorrow

The Crucified is probably the most legendary Christian hardcore band of all time. They only released 2 full-length albums (plus some demos, and later re-issues) before disbanding in the early 90s. However, their influence cannot be overstated. Their blending of hardcore punk and thrash metal into a unique take on crossover thrash touched and influenced bands in genres as diverse punk, alternative, metal, hardcore and even industrial. Their sophomore effort, The Pillars of Humanity was heavy, fast and bold.… Continued →

March 2, 2020

Messengers Emerge From a Long Slumber to Knock Us All to the Floor With Their Thundering Metal Assault

How do you like that headline? Was it over the top? Well when you have a powerful band with a heavy presence like this band – MESSENGERS (Texas), you can’t help but feel floored. This band released an EP called “Anthems” 10 years ago on the Facedown Records imprint, Strike First Records and it blew a lot of people away. Part thrash, part metal, part rock n roll, and pure heaviness. The band has emerged from their slumber after releasing their last Ep in 2013, to sort of announce a return?… Continued →

February 29, 2020

October 8, 2018

September 23, 2018

10 Essential Christian thrash albums that you MUST hear before you die

I don’t know what you think of when you hear the term “heavy metal” or more specifically “Christian metal.” Do you think of spandex or goat heads? Hairspray and makeup or the devil? Fortunately for the bands in this list, none of those things are really the issue. I started getting in underground music somewhere around 1988. (Yes, I’m old.) I started out listening to mainstream Christian rock like Petra and Russ Taff, then got into heavier stuff like Whitecross, Sacred Warrior and Jerusalem.… Continued →

September 9, 2018

REVIEW : Outrage AD - New Blood

Having initially formed in 1992 as simply Outrage, the band released 2 independent releases by 1995 when they sadly broke up. Reuniting as the newly-christened Outrage AD in 2013, the band quickly began work on New Blood. On this debut the Canadian band apportion some classic thrash metal, with touches of crossover and groove metal. The 8-song full-length brings to mind mid-paced thrashers Thresher as well as Overkill, Bloody Cross, Detritus and Ultimatum. Their mostly-shouted vocals (hence the nod to Scott Waters of Ultimatum) occasionally employ a bit of death growls as well.… Continued →

November 17, 2017

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October 28, 2017

August 12, 2017

Introducing: Disciples of God (D.O.G.)

There’s a new Christian metal supergroup on the rise. They go by Disciples of God, or simply D.O.G.. Roxx Productions are helping the band with making their debut at SoCal Metal Fest 2. The band has a powerhouse lineup, bringing members from some of the oldest thrash and power metal bands. The lineup includes Terry Russel of Holy Soldier and Neon Cross on Vocals and Drums, Larry Farkas of Vengeance Rising and Die Happy on Guitars, Don Webster of Neon Cross on Guitars, and lastly, Terry’s son, Colton Russel on Bass.… Continued →

August 9, 2017

Vengeance Rising reissue and reunion show

Vengeance Rising, one of the oldest Christian thrash metal bands, have announced a reissue of their debut album Human Sacrifice. They have also announced a special reunion show at the SoCal Metal Fest 2, with the original lineup of Guitarists Larry Farkas and Doug Thieme, Bassist Roger Martin and Drummer Glen Mancaruso. The band also got a fill in vocalist for the show! The man behind the mic for the show is Jim Settle of Hand of Fire.… Continued →

June 23, 2017

Ritual Servant - The Just

Ritual Servant, a thrash metal band, has released their third lyric video for their EP, 777. The band recently released the EP independently through Bandcamp. One person described the album as this; Slayer found Jesus! – Paul Rote After you check out the video, go check out the EP. Enjoy! Continued →

June 6, 2017

Hand of Fire - The Prophecy

California Thrash band Hand of Fire has a new music video for y’all to see! The song is called “The Prophecy” and it is brutal. It brings the sound of old school thrash, much like Slayer or Metallica, with the vocals of Death Angel. The track is going to be apart of their upcoming debut album, titled Let the Killings Begin, coming out through Rottweiler Records. Continued →

April 17, 2017

10 Heavy Bands You Should Listen To

Well it’s been awhile since I’ve wrote one of these. So I hope you all enjoy and I hope you check these amazing bands out! Go headbang! 10. Every Knee Shall Bow Every Knee Shall Bow is a death metal band that started in 2002, with brothers Drew and DJ Wibblesman, but didn’t get going until 2008, when their two younger brothers came of age: Cole and Shane. Two years later, the band hired their friend Chris Hull and recorded an EP titled Weary Warriors.… Continued →

April 4, 2017

Tourniquet performing at Exodo Fest w/ New Lineup

The beloved thrash metal band, Tourniquet has been working on a new album for the last year or so, with only the lineup of founder Ted Kirkpatrick (drums) and longtime member Aaron Guerra (guitars). The band has been set to play Exodo Fest for awhile, it was just unknown about the lineup. Until recently. On March 4, 2017, the band announced they would be playing with Guitarist Jamey Henn, Bassist Andy Robbins (formerly of Holy Soldier), and Vocalist Jason Robison (Wrath of Typhon).… Continued →

March 26, 2017

Believer releases new EP, to continue releasing music throughout 2017

The progressive thrash metal band, Believer has began to release their long-awaited new music. Though not all at once. It seems that they are releasing them two songs at a time, or at least this EP only had two tracks. This EP, just called 1 of 5, has two tracks: “Home” and “888”. The band formed in 1986 as Deceiver, but changed their name to Believer the next year. They released three albums though the label R.E.X.… Continued →