thrash metal

Exhorder to release new studio album “Mourn the Southern Skies” on September 20th 2019

NOLA thrash metal legends Exhorder have announced plans to release their first album in 27 years, “Mourn the Southern Skies”, which will be released on September 20th, 2019, via Nuclear Blast Records.

The wait is finally over; today the band has also debuted the record’s lead track, “My Time”, alongside a music video that can be seen at the link below. Fans can pre-order the album now as well.

Watch the official video for “My Time” below.

Acid Reign to release new studio album “The Age of Entitlement” on September 27th 2019

Acid Reign will release their fourth album “The Age of Entitlement” on September 27th, 2019, via Dissonance Productions. With worldwide distribution being handled by Plastic Head.

The album artwork is from renowned artist Mark Wilkinson. Mark is famed for his work for and amongst others the mighty Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Marillion and Acid Reign. 

Evil Invaders to release “Surge of Insanity: Live in Antwerp 2018” on October 4th 2019

Evil Invaders may sound notoriously tech-loving yet astoundingly raw on record – but if you unleash these Belgians onstage, their trademark sound nestled in between death, thrash, progressive touches and trad heavy metal gains another heady and exciting dimension that is second to none.

Imagika to release new studio album “Only Dark Hearts Survive” on September 13th 2019

After 10 years Imagika is back! The most successful lineup of the band with guitarist Steven D. Rice (Kill Ritual, Imagika), vocalist Norman Skinner (Skinner, Niviane, Hellscream, Imagika), bassist Jim Pegram (Mudface, Angerhead, Imagika) and guest drummer Matt Thompson (King Diamond) have recorded a blistering new CD that is a modern take on where the band left off in 2009.

High Command reveals first single “Visions from the Blade” from debut album “Beyond the Wall of Desolation”

Southern Lord will release the debut LP from Worcester, Massachusetts crossover outfit High Command, putting the final touches on the terminal “Beyond the Wall of Desolation” for release in the coming months. While the album’s street date and more are being locked down, an early single, “Visions from the Blade”, as a precursor for the record, as the band continues to tour across the country supporting Spirit Adrift.
 

Agent Steel signs with Dissonance Productions and announces new album “No Mercy from the Godz”

The unstoppable force returns! USA Speed Metal Gods and true masters of Metal, Agent Steel, working on new album for release this year.

It’s been a long time anticipated, and now it’s official: 1980’s speed metal veteran, founder/vocalist John Cyriis, has resurrected his brand creation, the “Agent Steel band and it’s new incarnation in 2019... is finally upon us!”...
 

Sacred Reich to release new studio album “Awakening” on August 23rd 2019

Legendary thrash metallers Sacred Reich have announced the release date for their highly anticipated new album “Awakening”.

The band’s first new music in twenty three years will drop on August 23rd, 2019, via Metal Blade Records.

Pre-orders are available here - where the record can be purchased in the following formats:

• Digipak-CD

Sweden Rock Festival 2019 - Day 3

Following a good night’s sleep and getting some stuff from a local supermarket, we returned for the third time, to the festival grounds, this time, without having to grind through heavy traffic. We did watch the last song of impressive looking all female Suiss metallers, Burning Witches, after an anemic cover of “Holydiver”, who despite having the 80s aesthetic and sound perfectly figured, sounded quite plain, to make some lasting impression. Maybe in the future, who knows.

Sweden Rock Festival 2019 - Day 2

Due to it, being Sweden’s National Day (Thursday 6th June, as we found out later – Go Sweden!) there was more traffic on the roads than usual, so despite our best calculations, we only managed to arrive midway Blaze Bayley’s show, missing Canadian’s The Wild! completely.