speed metal

Full Album Stream: Sign of Evil – ‘Psychodelic Horror’

March 11, 2020

Chilean solo project Sign of Evil emerges from the shadows armed with blackened riffs on the debut EP Psychodelic Horror.

Track Premiere: Crypt Dagger – “Six Horned Pervertor”

March 3, 2020

Depraved German trio Crypt Dagger come ripping with another slasher of arcane and malevolent black thrash from their forthcoming EP, Deep Below.

Album Review: Midnight – ‘Rebirth by Blasphemy’

January 14, 2020

Midnight take their sacrilegious heavy metal earworms overground and to the next level.

Track Premiere: Diabolic Night – “In Retribution”

November 6, 2019

Diabolic Night infuse NWOBHM and speed metal with pitch-black infernal power on the new single from their Beyond the Realm LP, “In Retribution.”

Track Premiere: Excuse – ‘Blade of the Antichrist’

July 2, 2019

Check out a genuine ripper from the forthcoming and long overdue debut full length from Finnish speed thrashers Excuse.

Track Premiere: Seax – ‘Bring Down the Beast’

February 27, 2019

U.S. speed metal crusaders Seax charge into the tenth year of their existence with their fourth album, “Fallout Rituals.” Jam an advance track here.

Full Split EP Stream: Mortal Scepter and Deathroned

December 19, 2018

French thrashers Mortal Scepter and Deathroned form a scythe-swinging alliance on their new split EP.

Track Premiere: Vanik – ‘Heresy Undertow’

September 28, 2018

Vanik (featuring member of Midnight) unleash new song “Heresy Undertow.”

Full Album Stream: Panzer Squad – “Ruins”

August 28, 2018

Ruins, the new album from German extreme thrashers Panzer Squad, explodes with energy and an obsession with speed. Panzer Squad work fast, pushing Ruins out just two years after debut album Coming to Your Town, now a more slimmed-down group. The result is a mix of speed and thrash metal, proudly flying the flag of their influences which seem…

Video Premiere: Wölfblood – ‘Rot N Roll’

August 10, 2018

It’s Friday. Indulge in some beer-soaked speed metal/punk to close out your work week.

Track Premiere: Outline ‘Black Eyed Devil’

July 2, 2018

Cleveland-based speed metal duo Outline are red hot on “Black Eyed Devil”.

Track Premiere: Evil Invaders – ‘As Life Slowly Fades’

September 14, 2017

Belgian speed demons Evil Invaders are a stylistic throwback to the days of Metallica and Slayer, playing fast and tight guitar-driven thrash. After debuting with Pulses of Pleasure on Napalm Records, their second LP, Feed Me Violence, builds on what they started on Pulses. In other words, Evil Invaders aren’t just rehashing something that’s been done to death—they play exciting, tight thrash…

Label Report: Witches Brew

March 27, 2017

Witches Brew provide a home for underground death, thrash and heavy metal bands.

Track Premiere: Evil Invaders are “Raising Hell”

September 21, 2016

Evil Invaders‘ “Raising Hell” is a speed-drenched, retro tune. 

STREAMING: Overcharge’s “As If There Were No Tomorrow”

September 3, 2014

Globalization really has changed everything, not just for business and our sex lives but for music. How else could you explain the fact that dudes in Mumbai are playing expert technical death metal and the crop of black metal bands in Australia? Case in point: the new album from Overcharge. Now, if you listen to…