bay-area thrash metal

Testament announces February & March 2020 European & UK Tour with Exodus and Death Angel

2020 is set to be an unforgettable year for British and European thrash metal-heads - three legendary pioneers of the genre have announced that they will be touring throughout next spring. Hitting the road will be no other than the Bay Area’s very own Testament, Exodus and Death Angel – who have all teamed up to bring the catchily dubbed “The Bay Strikes Back” tour to our shores!

Testament’s Chuck Billy commented:

Exodus celebrate 40 Year anniversary with the release of “No Love (Live at Day in the Dirt 1984)”

The formation of the beast we now call Exodus began in Richmond, CA in 1979, and although many started their journey as fans a few years down the line, there is no debating that the early 80s was a time for major growth in the world of thrash metal, especially in the Bay Area of California.

Dust Bolt releases new thrashing video for “Dead Inside”

The start of 2019 slams: on January 18th Dust Bolt fire a real thrash-bomb with their fourth longplayer “Trapped in Chaos”.

Now the raging quartet releases their first video off the upcoming record – watch “Dead Inside” right now, below.

Dust Bolt emerged in 2006 to encrust Germany and the rest of the world in hefty, Bay Area-influenced thrash metal featuring crossover influences and killer melodies.

The four piece elevates it‘s trademark sound to perfection on fourth album “Trapped in Chaos”: profound lyrics, dark melodies and pure hostility are the ultimate recipe for a thrashfest between retro and modern.

Dust Bolt to release new studio album “Trapped in Chaos” on January 18th 2019

The start of 2019 slams: On January 18th, 2018, Dust Bolt fire a real thrash-bomb with their fourth longplayer “Trapped in Chaos”!

Dust Bolt emerged in 2006 to encrust Germany and the rest of the world in hefty, Bay Area-influenced thrash metal featuring crossover influences and killer melodies.

The four piece elevates it‘s trademark sound to perfection on fourth album “Trapped in Chaos”: profound lyrics, dark melodies and pure hostility are the ultimate recipe for a thrashfest between retro and modern.

Death Angel announced for MTV Headbangers Ball Tour 2018 with Sodom

After the success of last year's concept tour, it's returning in 2018 once again - “MTV Headbangers Ball” on tour!

This year the concert reincarnation of the 80's cult TV show has managed to get Sodom, Death Angel and Suicidal Angels on their respective tour buses for a 16 date run - including a show at London's Electric Ballroom.

Hatchet to release new studio album “Dying to Exist” on June 22nd 2018

Bay Area Metal staples Hatchet have released the video for “Desire for Oppression”, the first single from their new LP “Dying to Exist” in stores on June 22nd, 2018, via Combat Records/EMP Label Group.

The video is available below.

Hatchet has launched the pre-order, along with the cover art, for “Dying to Exist” here, available on CD and LP, and in several bundle configurations.

Defiatory to release new studio album “Hades Rising” on May 11th 2018

Swedish thrashers Defiatory are about to release their second album, titled “Hades Rising”.

The album marks the continuation of the band's collaboration with Black Lion Records, following up their debut release “Extinct”, released in 2016.

“Hades Rising” carries on from the aggressive thrash metal sound established on the debut album, evolving into more rhythmic and melodic sessions, granting more variety without losing focus on what is important in the old school style of thrash metal.

Trauma announces April 2018 US Tour

Last year, Bay Area thrash vets Trauma announced their long-awaited comeback and new member additions.

In advance of finishing their upcoming third album, Trauma are set to hit the road on a brief headline tour beginning April 13 in Cool, CA.

Additional east coast and midwestern dates have also been added.
 
US Tour Dates 2018:
4/13 - Cool, CA @ Cool Beerwerks
4/20 - Milwaukee, WI @ NYDM Spring Bash
4/21 - Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
4/22 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
4/23 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
4/24 - Boston, MA @ Middle East - Upstairs
4/25 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland