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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – The fourth installment in Stormspell Records’ Red, White and Heavy “arcane collector series” of previously unreleased demo recordings comes from New York thrash metal band Cold Steel. The band issued a handful of demos prior to their 1992 [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Underneath the armor of crusty death metal clichés which have long lost their initial meaning and value, there is tearing emotion and true human sorrow seeping through conventions on Gojira’s new release. After 4 albums under its belt, the band [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Are we in the middle of a revival of the classic “power/thrash” sound? In the last couple of years we’ve seen killer albums from bands like Helstar and Vicious Rumors, the return of Sanctuary after a decades-long absence, a whole new breed of [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Reverence, metal’s latest band to emerge from the Motor City, Detroit that is, have released their debut album When Darkness Calls on Razor Ice Records. The group was founded in 2010 by Toyko Blade guitarist Bryan Holland and vocalist Todd Michael Hall, who [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Emerging at the tail end of the NWOBHM scene, Brighton-based band Deathwish, along with bands like Onslaught and Xentrix, was part of the UK’s answer to the emerging Bay Area thrash scene in the US. With their high-speed riffing, heavy rhythms, hardcore [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – When groundbreaking Chicago area thrash metal band Znowhite lost vocalist Debbie Gunn (she decided to join Sentinel Beast), guitarist Greg Fulton, bassist Scott Schafer and drummer John Slattery III decided to soldier on, bringing in a new vocalist and [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Maryland-based Ironchrist hit the scene in the late ‘80s just as the thrash metal movement was exploding across the country. The members of Ironchrist cut their musical teeth in local punk bands, and you hear a lot of punk and hardcore elements in their [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Confessor. Just saying the name in the company of knowledgeable metal fans is enough to cause heads to turn and previous conversations to cease. The North Carolina-based band is one of those rare bands (Manilla Road is another) who are both legendary and [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – This self-titled release is the first full-length album from Swedish crossover/thrash metal band Dr. Living Dead. The band, whose members operate under aliases (Drs. Rad, Dawn, Toxic and Ape) and wear skull masks, obviously have a real love for classic thrash [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Aussies from Down Under strike again! This time, thrash metal reigns supreme in the guise of Head In A Jar. Hailing from Sydney, the quartet has been on a quest since their first gig in the spring of 2011 to put their own twist on their beloved thrash metal. [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – The 6-song EP Whispers of War is the debut release from Ohio-based metal band Age of Distrust. The band plays high speed, high aggression, heavy metal with one foot in the thrash metal sound and the other in the traditional metal domain. Throw in some melodic [...]
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