Thrash Metal

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

September 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

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 Vince Bellino

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 Vince Bellino

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 Joseph Schafer

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,…

Label Spotlight: Satanath Records

August 7, 2017 Vince Bellino

Go behind the scenes with prolific Russian label Satanath Records.

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

August 3, 2017 Albert Mudrian

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…

Video Premiere: Granada – ‘La Serpiente’

July 17, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch a new video from groove metallers Granada. 

Track Premiere: Toxik – ‘Stand Up’

July 10, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new song from old-school thrashers Toxik. 

Full Album Stream: River Black – ‘River Black’

July 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the new record from River Black, featuring members of Municipal Waste and Revocation.

Track Premiere: Warbeast – ‘Maze of the Minotaur’

July 5, 2017 Vince Bellino

Prepare to suit up and Enter the Arena with Texas thrash heavyweights Warbeast. 

Label Spotlight: WYLN

June 26, 2017 Vince Bellino

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 Vince Bellino

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 Vince Bellino

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

Track Premiere: Green Death – ‘Sickle & Scythe’

June 2, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream EP closer “Sickle & Scythe” from thrashers Green Death.

Track Premiere: Wilderness Dream – ‘The Observer’

June 1, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream new track “The Observer” from blackened thrash force Wilderness Dream. 

Journalist Martin Popoff talks new Rush, Motörhead, thrash metal books

June 1, 2017 Greg Pratt

Journalist Martin Popoff just released a trio of new metal books, and we picked his brain about them.

Full Album Stream: Ikillya – ‘War For An Idea’

May 31, 2017 Vince Bellino

Ikillya are At War For An Idea on their third effort, which you can stream now.

Track Premiere: Dead Asylum – ‘Defiance’

May 17, 2017 Vince Bellino

Melodic thrash metal crew Dead Asylum premiere “Defiance” from new album Death Always Wins. 

Blood Feast

May 15, 2017 Dutch Pearce

The Future State of Wicked
Binge on some tasty riffs
dB rating: 8/10

Track Premiere: Satanarchist – ‘Tempest Of Sorrow’

May 9, 2017 Vince Bellino

Satanarchist are a raging whirlwind of black metal and anarcho-punk on their new album, First Against the Wall.

Track Premiere: Croatoan – ‘Bloodgutter’

May 2, 2017 Vince Bellino

Croatoan unleash potent thrash/groove metal on “Bloodgutter.”

Full Album Stream: Blood Feast welcome you to “The Future State of Wicked”

April 11, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Their first album since the reunion of Jersey’s morbid thrash cult, Blood Feast, The Future State of Wicked boasts deadly riffs, razor-sharp vocal attacks, and explosive battery. Out this Friday on Hells Headbangers, The Future State of Wicked is here.