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Evil Invaders - Feed Me Violence

Evil Invaders have been around for quite a while now, actually about a decade having a couple of EPs and now a sophomore album to account for all these year plus a fair few live performances under their belt; their style reminiscent of the Canadian thrashers like Exciter and Razor (their name is but an album of the latter) but also Zetro era Exodus and also maybe Violence.
 

Annihilator to release new studio album “For the Demented” on November 3rd 2017

Since 1989, Canada's Annihilator have not stopped putting out records and touring the world. Despite the ever-changing climate of the metal world (and releasing a series of “different” metal records with various lineups along the way), Jeff Waters and company have consistently delivered strong albums since the band's debut “Alice in Hell”.

Rage - Seasons of the Black

You can’t blame Rage for being slouchy, no sir. They have been active for more than thirty years and this one inclusive have released twenty three albums, the LMO project, countless live albums an EPs and have always delivered pretty consistently both in the studio as well as on the stage… never releasing a “bad” album.
 
“Seasons of the Black” is no different and the newest line-up of Peavy, Lucky and Marcos, the most basic trio you could have, delivers another album just a year after the really brilliant “The Devil Strikes Back” that’s really also inspired and doesn’t seem to miss a beat, which is a rather impressive task.
 

Evil Invaders to release new studio album “Feed Me Violence” on September 29th 2017

Evil Invaders are back! After touring extensively all over Europe in support of their highly acclaimed debut album “Pulses of Pleasure” (2015) and their intense follow-up EP “In for the Kill” (2016), these Belgians have managed to capture the ultimate collection of fucked up adrenaline and compressed violence onto one record! Their second monstrosity of an album is called “Feed Me Violence” and today release date, track listing & album artwork has been unveiled!  

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Raven announces June 2017 European Headline Tour

Raven are pleased to announce their upcoming European headline Tour this Summer.

Legendary U.S. Bay Area Thrash Gods, Hirax will share the stage with the British NWOBHM Heroes Raevn in Europen, in June, 2017!

SF Bay Area/Phoenix/Vegas based heavy metallers Kill Ritual joins the tour, as special guests.

Raven stated:
“Great news Lunatics we're heading back for a June headlining tour with our friends, the amazing Hirax! Come out and rock until you drop!”...

European Tour Dates 2017:
07-Jun Roeselare (BEL) "De Verlichte Geest"

Annihilator announces Summer 2017 Canadian Tour

Canada’s Annihilator is the lifework of guitarist Jeff Waters. Founded in 1984, the band took the metal scene by storm with their debut 1989 release “Alice in Hell”, upped the ante with 1990’s “Never, Neverland” and has continued a non-stop career-pattern of releasing records and touring with many of the biggest bands in the metal genre (mostly all outside North America), ever since; cementing Annihilator as the biggest-selling metal act in Canada’s history.

Vendetta - The 5th

“The 5th” is the band’s third release after their reunion in 2002. This album was released about six years after the previous “Feed the Extermination” and that’s a long gap between albums, especially nowadays.
 

Harlott to release new studio album “Extinction” on April 7th 2017

On April 7th, 2017, Australian thrashers Harlott will release their new album, “Extinction”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Harlott returns with a harrowing offering of thrash metal, and a bleak interpretation of mankind’s future.

A blistering assault of speed and aggression awaits those who endure “Extinction”, as well as a reverent journey into the power and force that is metal.

Listen to the first single, “First World Solutions”, below.

Click here to pre-ordered the album in the following formats:
• Digipak CD

AMKEN to release debut full-length album “Theater of the Absurd” on April 7th 2017

Greek Thrash Metal up-and-comers AMKEN will unleash their debut full-length album, “Theater of the Absurd”, worldwide, via No Remorse Records, on April 7th, 2017.

AMKEN comments: “No Remorse reached to us by genuine interest, it's a label with many good records under its belt and we are very optimistic about it”.

The label comments: “"Theater of the Absurd" is the perfect example of pure Thrash Metal rooted in the 80s, performed with youthful power and passion”.

Cerebus returns & announces two CD re-issues

It came as a shock to many in the metal underground when cult U.S. heavy metal band from North Carolina Cerebus was announced this weekend to play “Legions of Metal Festival” 2017 in Chicago.

The news of the band's return spread quickly around the globe through social media and was met with much excitement by fans who had almost given up hope that they would ever see the band surface again.

For years the name Cerebus has been highly regarded in the scene and their “Too Late to Pray” album greatly praised by fans and critics alike.