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Sacred Reich announces the return of drummer Dave McClain

Phoenix-based thrash icons, Sacred Reich are thrilled to announce the return of former drummer Dave McClain to their ranks, following his departure from Bay Area metal outfit Machine Head last month after 23 years on the drum throne. Before joining Machine Head, McClain played drums for Sacred Reich for four years between 1991 and 1995.

Artillery to release new studio album “The Face of Fear” on November 16th 2018

November 16th, 2018, sees Artillery release their new album “The Face of Fear”, which is the successor to “Penalty by Perception” from 2016.

“The Face of Fear” is the band's 9th studio album and the third with the current line-up. The record contains nine brand new, straight-to-your-face songs.

Watch the video for the first single which is the title track, “The Face of Fear”, below.

Wrath premiere lyric video for new track “Draw Blood”

Chicago thrashers Wrath premiere the lyric video for their new track “Draw Blood”.

Check out the lyric video below.

The track comes from their long awaited new abum “Rage” in stores on October 5th, via Combar/EMP.

Produced by Chris Djuricic & Wrath, and mixed and mastered by the legendary Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Helstar), with explosive cover art created by Ipoet Poetra/Five Mlligrams and Wrath, “Rage” is 10 tracks of unadulterated Thrash Metal fury.

Wrath to release new studio album “Rage” on October 5th 2018

Chicago thrashers Wrath have signed with Combat Records, who will release their long awaited new abum “Rage” on October 5th, 2018.

Produced by Chris Djuricic & Wrath, and mixed and mastered by the legendary Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Helstar), with explosive cover art created by Ipoet Poetra/Five Mlligrams and Wrath, Rage is 10 tracks of unadulterated Thrash Metal fury.

The album will be available for pre-order this Friday, 8/10, here.

Destruction announces new drummer Randy Black

German thrash metal legends Destruction are pleased to officially welcome Randy Black (Annihilator, Primal Fear) into the fold, after a gruelling probation that involved an extensive tour and many shows around the globe.

Randy will make his official debut as the band's new drummer at the Wacken-Open-Air on August 3rd, 2018.

Mastermind Schmier states:

Onslaught announces new guitarist Wayne Dorman and drummer James Perry

UK Thrashers Onslaught will unveil their new line up on the mainstage at “Bloodstock Festival” Catton Hall, Derbyshire, on Friday 10th August.

Longstanding members NigeRockett, Sy Keeler & Jeff Williams will be joined by James Perry (drums) and Wayne Dorman (guitar).

NigeRockett comments:

Whiplash sign with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade is very happy to welcome East Coast thrashing legends Whiplash to its ranks!

Whiplash is an original thrash metal band, and Tony Portaro delivers over 30 years of power thrashing death.

Comments Whiplash's very own Tony Portaro on the signing: “My main influences were the West Coast thrash bands that Brian Slagel brought into the limelight in the early 80's. Without them attracting my attention in the first place, I never would have written "Power and Pain". And the fact that Metal Blade is still promoting old school thrash and believing in me, gives me the inspiration to continue creating my East Coast style of metal”.