Thrash Metal

Exhorder Announce Reunion + Live Dates

November 15, 2017

Legendary NOLA thrashers Exhorder officially announced today that they have reunited. Previously, the band have not been active since Maryland Deathfest in 2011, one of their only live dates following the death of longtime bassist Frankie Sparcello. Exhorder’s last studio album was their 1992 full length The Law, followed by a live split with Suffocation, Malevolent Creation and Cancer in…

Full Album Stream: Moonlight Prophecy – “Vanquished”

November 8, 2017

Power metal collective Moonlight Prophecy have returned with their new debut album mere months after the release of their last EP.

WATCH: VA House of Delegates Winner Danica Roem Thanks Metalheads in Victory Speech

November 8, 2017

Danica Roem became the first openly transgender legislator elected to the Virginia House of Delegates yesterday, giving special thanks to the metal community in her acceptance speech.

Track Stream/Premiere: Odious Icon’s Planet of Immense Decay

October 26, 2017

Tomorrow sees the release of the debut album from thrash/death newcomers, Odious Icon. Today, we’re offering up the album’s lead-off and title track for your listening consideration.

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…

Video Premiere: Left Behind – ‘Tough Love’

September 5, 2017

Stream the first single from Left Behind‘s new record, Blessed by the Burn now!

Video Premiere: Dust Bolt – ‘Mind the Gap’

September 5, 2017

Watch a new live video from Dust Bolt before they hit the road with Obituary and Exodus!

Ten Songs Inspired by Stephen King

September 4, 2017

This coming Friday, a new film adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic and massive horror novel ‘IT’ will be released in American cinemas. Will it be good? King does not have the best history with cinema. The beloved miniseries based upon the novel, starring Tim Curry as the shapeshifting clown monster Pennywise, does not hold up,…

Nuclear Assault’s ‘Game Over’ Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame

August 3, 2017

New York thrash metal heroes Nuclear Assault join the ranks of the Decibel Hall of Fame this month with the induction of their landmark 1986 debut album, Game Over. You can read the extensive story about the making of the album in the September issue of Decibel (available here), which includes interviews with each member of Nuclear Assault who performed on…

Label Spotlight: WYLN

June 26, 2017

New York City-based label WYLN is reissuing lost, classic heavy metal records including albums from Cyanide, Leather Nunn, Valhalla and Death Squad. 

Track Premiere: Paralysis – ‘Life Sentence’

June 26, 2017

Stream the title track from crossover thrashers Paralysis’ first full-length record, Life Sentence.

CONTEST: Win Test Pressings Of Kreator’s Noise Records Reissues

June 16, 2017

Contest alert: Win test pressings of Kreator‘s reissued first four albums plus full Q&A with guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza.