Archive for Thrash Metal


Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on July 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Kryptos Facebook:

Kryptos will be decimating Europe in less than a week with the mighty Death Angel. Time to pile on the leather and the battle jackets metal brothers and sisters! We can’t wait to get on the road and see you all again. Let’s tear shit up. Metal on \m/ SEASIDE TOURING AFM-Records

Below: KRYPTOS – Nexus Legion (2012) Official Lyric Video – AFM Records



JULY 22nd – DORNBIRN, CONRAD SOHM (AUSTRIA) w/The Black Dahlia Murder, Hirax Thrash Metal Legions, Nervosa Thrash



JULY 25th – WOHRATAL-LANGENDORF, Ragnarock Open Air OPEN AIR (GERMANY) w/SAMAEL, Official SuidAkrA, AHAB etc


Thanks to Visual Amnesia for the killer design as well!






Marquee Records Set To Reissue Suicide Watch ‘Global Warning’

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Some people are born to rock; a few are born to thrash and Suicide Watch definitely belongs to the latter!

Late 2003 saw four guys; enthusiastic veterans of the thrash, hardcore and crossover scenes get together in the back alleys of Cheltenham England to form Suicide Watch, a band committed to relentless musical mayhem. The debut album, Global Warning, was a perfect demonstration highlighting the band’s ability to distill their collective knowledge of the genre resulting in one of the most potent thrash core releases outside of the Bay Area. The album was picked up and released in 2005 via legendary Belgian metal label Mausoleum Records.

Having signed to Irish label, Slaney Records, in 2010 for the release of their third studio record The Culling of Humanity, the label would go on to release The Alienation Zone EP in 2014 and live album This Cursed Earth in March 2015. Marquee Records, (a sister label of Slaney Records), has now announced that they will breathe new life into the debut Suicide Watch record, re-issuing Global Warning on 22nd June 2015.

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The long and short of it is, these four guys know each other’s playing styles back to front, and inside out; the chemistry within Suicide Watch is second to none. They genuinely live and breathe the music they play and in fact, the thirteen songs on Global Warning were written over the course of just twelve rehearsals, and recorded, mixed and mastered (live onto analogue tape with none of the digital trickery so often employed by modern thrash bands) in only four days at Whitehouse Studios.

As well as a devastating sonic attack, Suicide Watch pride themselves on positive, sincere lyrics; they are four compassionate, caring individuals that have something of genuine value to impart to the listener. That’s why you won’t find any songs about Satan and ‘bangin’ the head on Global Warning. The world is going to hell at a rate of knots, there’s more important issues at stake right now than who is more metal than whom, and consequently the band’s lyrical thrust is steeped in the grim reality of modern life.

But whether you buy into the band’s politically charged agenda or not, there’s no denying that this is a righteous thrash metal album in the vein of such greats as Vio-lence, Testament, Kreator, Dark Angel, Exodus, Slayer and Anthrax. Even the striking cover art, by the legendary Ed Repka (Megadeth, Evil Dead, Nuclear Assault, Biohazard), is reminiscent of that golden age of extreme metal of the mid to late eighties.

Suicide Watch - Global Warning - promo album cover pic - 2015 - Reissue - #06SWMO

Pre-Order Global Warning Here!

Listen To The Title Track Here!



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* For more info:

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Seattle Thrashers FALLEN ANGELS Reveal New Album Details, Artwork, Track Listing

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Fallen Angels - promo band pic - 2015 - #060415AMMO

L- R – Steve Spitzbart – Drums, Bradzilla – Vocals, Erik Hanson – Guitars, Carl Larsson – Bass, Matt Be Roth – Guitars (Photo Credit – Aaron Meyers)

Seattle, WA thrashers FALLEN ANGELS return in 2015 with their third studio release ‘World In Decay’ produced by Grammy award-winning metal producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Forbidden, Testament, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam, Tesla, Vicious Rumors). The album is set to be released on August 4, 2015 via their indie label Cyberdyne Records to follow 2010’s ‘Engines of Oppression’ and their 2008 debut ‘Rise From Ashes’ – released on Metal On Metal Records. The band also plans to tour extensively this summer, bringing their explosive live show full of thrash and shred, which they are known for as a local favorite in the Pacific Northwest.

“We want to thank everyone who has supported us, and we hope you’re as excited as we are about the release of our upcoming album “World in Decay”. We know you’ve been waiting a long time for this third release and we can’t wait for you to hear it. We hope this album will quench your thirst for new Fallen Angels music. See you on the road thrash fans!” comments drummer Steve Spitzbart.

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Track Listing – Fallen Angels – World In Decay

  1. The Hammer’s Blow (4:25)
  2. Nightmare (4:58)
  3. Forsaken Existence (5:05)
  4. Leading the Blind (4:36)
  5. Fire At Eden’s Gate (6:13)
  6. Into The Abyss (5:39)
  7. The Hour of the Time (5:40)
  8. Mortis Ex Machina (4:28)

Album Length: 41:08


Capturing the classic thrash sound of the Big Four in their prime; early Metallica, Testament, Slayer, and Megadeth as well as other known cult heroes Exodus, Annihilator, Forbidden and Havok. FALLEN ANGELS is influenced by a wide range of 80’s thrash as well as classic metal from the 70’s and 80’s. The band combines these elements in a fresh, modern sounding album with the explosive riffs and solos that one might have expected to hear on the radio around 1989. FALLEN ANGELS is a band that thrash fans and more classic metal oriented fans can agree on because the music is catchy but also very aggressive.

For more info, please visit:

Fallen Angles – Facebook


If you want intricate, tuneful thrash metal loaded with gratuitous leads and quasi-political lyrics, you’ve got it.” – Terrorizer

“Fallen Angels are growing, the riffing already aspires to high places” – Heavy Worlds

“Pure US-Thrash” – Rock Hard 



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80’s Thrashers AGGRESSION Reunite On Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on May 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Aggression - Canadian CHUD Invasion Tour - promo flyer - Summer 2015

Song Stream – Rotten By Torture:

Founding Member /Bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay Rejoins

Recently celebrating their 30 year anniversary tour earlier this March on their ‘Forsaken East Coast Survival US Tour’, AGGRESSION have re-kindled their fire and hitting the road once again with not just founding member / guitarist Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe who reformed the Canadian 80’s thrashers, but will have original bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay rejoin them for their ‘Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour’ that includes three festival appearances at Alberta’s Farmageddon Open Air in June along with BC’s Metallion Festival and Montreal’s Obscene Extreme Festival in August (all dates listed below).

“Seeing the new version of the band and having a chance to play one show with them already back in March, I had no other options than joining when the chance came up! The new members do a great job helping capture the essence of what Aggression is supposed to be. Seeing them perform brought me right back to the early days. Of course it is nice to be reunited with Denis “Sasquatch” Barthe too!” – comments bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay.

‘Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour’ 

June 5 – Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall & Lounge –  Event Details here.

June 6 – Victoria, BC – The Cambie – Event Details here.

June 12 –  Calgary, AB – Overtime Sports Bar – Event Details here.

June 14- Ryley, AB – Farmageddon Open Air Festival – Event Details here.

August 14 – Vanderhoof, BC – Metallion Festival – Event Details here.

August 20 – Quebec City, QC – Bar La Source De La Martiniere

August 21 –  Montreal, QC – Obscene Extreme America Festival – Event Details here.

August 22 – Jonquiere, QC – Le 4 Barils – Event Details here.

August 23 – Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage



Formed in 1985 under the original moniker “Asylum” to be later changed to AGGRESSION, the speed metallers unleashed their 1986 demo “Forgotten Skeleton”, (which saw an album release in 2005) and their debut full length “The Full Treatment” in 1987, which lead them to become one of the most popular bands to rise out of the Quebec and Canadian metal scene. With their manager at the time (Johnny Hart), AGGRESSION quickly became a household name with their concerts sold out everywhere and a fan base that grew from hundreds to thousands in no time.

Other bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Hallow’s Eve, Destruction and others all wanted to see the beast for themselves during tour stops in Montreal. Playing numerous concerts with bands such as Anvil, Celtic Frost, Voïvod, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Possessed, Dark Angel, Crumbsuckers, Sacrifice and others, AGGRESSION decided to call it quits in 1989 due to external influences.



*band line up for recordings was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Botcher (vocals), Burn (guitar), Dug (bass) and Gate (drums and backup vocals).

*1985 – *4 track demo

*1986 – *Live (14 track live album)

*1986  -* 4 Track demo

*1986 – Forgotten Skeleton (originally recorded in 1986 and later released in 2004)

1987 – The Full Treatment (full length) – band lineup for The Full Treatment was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Cactus Pete (vocals) Dug (bass and backup vocals) and Gate (drums and backup vocals)


For more info on Aggression, please visit the following links:



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Thrashers PROWLER Announce New Album ‘From The Shadows’

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , on May 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Is it fair to state that as metalheads we spend a lot of our time checking out new records? Hunting out the next big thing that we can introduce our friends to, something new, and something that evokes the feelings we once got on an almost daily basis back in the day when first discovering metal.

However, on occasion we’re brought back to the classics, the old Metallica records, early Annihilator and so forth; the exact records we discovered on the voyage of metal discovery. Yet sometimes those old classics just don’t quite hit the spot… And that’s exactly what makes bands such as Prowler a breath of fresh fucking air. Everything we’ve heard before is there, it’s familiar, but it’s new and that’s the fundamental difference.

Formed in 2010, Prowler went on to release four EP’s and a box set before signing to Slaney Records to release their debut album After You in 2013, and The New Blood EP later that same year. The thrash titans hailing from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are now on the verge of unleashing yet another beast of a record, their second full length entitled From The Shadows. Overseen by Roger Lian, the same man who was responsible for Slayer’s South Of Heaven and countless others including Overkill, Pantera and Damageplan; you can be assured a great production.

The world won’t go on fire, journalists won’t be scrambling over each other to make up new genre terms (thank god) but that is exactly the point! What you will find is a sterling record in the vein of old school thrash, heavy, destructive and as brazen as the first waves of the genre and unleashed by a troupe of young fiery musicians with the same raw energy captured back in the day on the likes of Ride The Lightning.

Prowler - From The Shadows - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #05PMO

Artwork (as seen above) was completed by Spanish artist Noël Puente.

From The Shadows – Track List:

1. R.O.T.L.D
2. Out Of The Fog
3. I Am Wolf
4. The Thing Not Seen
5. Pet Sematary (The Ramones Cover)
6. Return To The Lot
7. Death On Wheels
8. Creature Of The Black

From The Shadows is out 20th July via Slaney Records.

Listen To ‘No Life ’till Leatherface’ from The New Blood EP



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Prowler on Facebook






DEATHBLOW ‘The Other Side of Darkness’ Is Now Available On CD

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , on May 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo by: Brock Grossl

The Other Side of Darkness from Salt Lake City Thrashers DEATHBLOW is now available on CD format! Order the CD and stream the The Other Side of Darkness in its entirety at this location or below:

The sophomore release continues the scorched earth campaign launched with 2014 debut full-length Prognosis Negative, upping the intensity level, sharpening the songwriting, and leaving any fan of true blue Thrash Metal in a state of pure bliss.

 The Other Side of Darkness was recorded by Andy Peterson and DEATHBLOW. Peterson also handled mixing and mastering duties. Cover art comes courtesy of Andreas Marschall. The Other Side of Darkness is without question, recommended for fans of KREATOR, SODOM, VOIVOD, and DESTRUCTION.

Deathblow - The Other Side Of Darkness - promo album cover pic - 2015

  1. Beyond Obsession
  2. Means To An End
  3. The Other Side Of Darkness
  4. Headless Throne
  5. Death Wish


“This isn’t cookie-cutter thrash. This is a creative band with the technical flash to match their brain-twisting compositional skill.” 

No Clean Singing

 “Here’s a band that unapologetically writes thrash songs that play to the rawness of the early years of the style .”

Sea of Tranquility


Source: ClawHammer PR

* For more DEATHBLOW:

Deathblow Facebook






WARBEAST – Texas Thrash Behemoths Prepare For Live Takeovers; Band Welcomes Two New Recruits

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Texas Thrash behemoths, WARBEAST, are readying for a long-anticipated live takeover with a slew of one-off shows through their homestate and beyond throughout the Spring and Summer months. The festivities commence this Friday in San Antonio at Fitzgerald’s. The following evening, the band will bring their sonic devastation to Welcome To Hell Fest 2015 in Houston alongside Deadhorse, Poor Dumb Bastards and more.

Additional WARBEAST live incursions include an appearance at the Ft. Worth Metal Fest in Ft. Worth on Memorial Day weekend, with Eyehategod and Goatwhore, One Fest 2015 in Dallas, with Mobile Deathcamp and Devourment and Full Terror Assault Open Air Fest in Cave-In-Rock, with Fear Factory, Eyehategod and M.O.D with future onstage infiltrations being deliberated.

The latest bout of live mayhem finds WARBEAST with an updated lineup featuring newest recruits, second guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud (stepson of vocalist Bruce Corbitt), two young, thirsty Lonestar thrash heads and longtime WARBEAST devotees. Comments Corbitt, “We are back with a new lineup and we’re ready to hit the stage again doing what we do best, that is to kick some ass Texas thrash style! We are also busy working on some new songs and  talking about entering the studio sometime in August to record this deadly new material. I’m anxious to start this next chapter of WARBEAST. It will be memorable, I can guarantee everyone that much!”


5/08/2015 Fitzgerald’s – San Antonio, TX

5/09/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX @ Welcome To Hell Fest 2015 w/ Deadhorse, Poor Dumb Bastards, more…

5/15/2015 Blue Max – Midland, TX

5/22/2015 The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX @ Ft. Worth Metal Fest w/ Eyehategod, Goatwhore

6/05/2015 Hangar 21 – Shreveport, LA

6/12/2015 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX

6/26/2015 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX

8/01/2015 Three Links – Dallas, TX @ One Fest 2015 w/ Mobile Deathcamp, Devourment

8/15/2015 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK

9/11/2015 Full Terror Assault Open Air Fest – Cave-In-Rock, IL w/ Fear Factory, Terrorizer, Eyehategod, M.O.D.

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WARBEAST was originally forged in the Fall of 2006 under the name Texas Metal Alliance. In April of 2009 the band officially changed their name to WARBEAST and united with Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Records. WARBEAST‘s roots are firmly entrenched in the legendary ’80s Texas underground metal scene. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was the voice of speed metal splatter kings Rigor Mortis, who achieved major label success on Capitol Records in 1988. Guitarist Scott Shelby was part of the riff machine behind Gammacide, one of Texas’ most furious thrash exports while drummer Joey Gonzalez now also provides blastbeats and mayhem for Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals.

WARBEAST‘s live shows prove equally impressive having already massacred crowds alongside the likes of Down, Crowbar, Eyehategod, Arson Anthem, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, haarp, Child Bite, Hymns, Author & Punisher, Gwar, Goatwhore, Destruction, Danzig, Samhain, Goblin, Municipal Waste, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pig Destroyer and countless others.

Stand by for further WARBEAST developments in the coming weeks.


Source: Earsplit PR

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