melodic thrash metal

Megadeth announces James LoMenzo as touring bassist for the upcoming Metal Tour Of The Year

In just 9 days, the Metal Tour Of The Year co-headlined by Megadeth and Lamb Of God will lay waste to cities across North America as the highly anticipated trek finally hits the road. Megadeth have today announced that joining them to take care of bass duties for this tour will be former Megadeth member, James LoMenzo.
 
Speaking on today’s announcement, Dave Mustaine shares:

Vio-Lence announces new EP “Let the World Burn” - due out in early 2022

Last year, Vio-Lence released a digital single - “California Uber Alles” (a cover version of the Dead Kennedys classic!) - via Metal Blade Records. After giving fans a taste of what’s to come, the band is now ready to announce their upcoming EP: “Let the World Burn” - their first original release since 1993’s ”Nothing to Gain”!

Megadeth part ways with bassist and co-founder David Ellefson

Megadeth have official parted ways (once again) with bassist and co-founder David Ellefson, after he was accused of sexual misconduct. The whole thing came out on May 10th, 2021, and it has taken too much publicity till now, even though the accusations were denied from both parties.

David has also parted ways with Megadeth back in 2002, after a serious incident that he and Mustaine had due to royalties and copyright issues.

Megadeth and Lamb Of God reschedule 2020 North American Tour to Summer & Fall 2021

It’s time. Megadeth and Lamb Of God cannot be stopped and today announced the rescheduled run of the Metal Tour of the Year. Joining them, as previously planned, will be special guests Trivium and In Flames, heralding the long-awaited return to the stage for these bands, who are every bit as excited about these historic and not-to-be-missed shows as fans are.

Reject The Sickness to release new studio album “The Weight of Silence” on May 28th 2021

Two years after their second album “The Weight of Silence”, Belgium’s Reject The Sickness returns with an album so mercilessly crushing and heavy that you have to experience it to believe it. 2019’s in-between EP “The New Chapter” already indicated that Reject The Sickness were travelling on a new path towards musical maturity. With “While Our World Dissolves” this journey has been completed with astonishing results exceeding the promise of the earlier EP.

Emissary reform after 25 years and working on new album

Southern Oregon melodic thrashers Emissary have reformed after a 25-year hiatus to record a new album for Germany’s Underground Power Records, to be released on CD and vinyl later this year.  

An official lyric video has been uploaded to YouTube for the demo version of the song “The Silent Treatment”. Check it out below.

Artillery to release new studio album “X” on May 7th 2021

On May 7th, 2021, Artillery will release their tenth full-length, “X”, via Metal Blade Records.

Listen to the new single, “In Thrash We Trust”, below.

“X” can be pre-ordered, here, in the following formats:

• ltd. digipak-CD (incl. 2 bonus tracks)
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
• blood red / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)

War Curse signs worldwide deal with Blacklight Media Records / Metal Blade Records

Blacklight Media Records / Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome War Curse to its worldwide roster!

Formed in 2013 in Cincinnati, OH, War Curse unleashed their debut full-length “Final Days” (Static Tension Recordings / Iron Mouth) in 2015, with media hailing it as “catchy, quick to the point, precisely executed with plenty of shredding solos, and enough punk/hardcore grit to give it a snarling edge” (NineCircles.co).

Injector to release new studio album “Hunt of the Rawhead” on December 18th 2020

Technical Thrash Metal act Injector strike back with burning details of their third and upcoming album “Hunt of the Rawhead”, to be released on December 18th, 2020, via Art Gates Records worldwide.

The cover art has been created by the artist Enrique García Morales, who previously worked with Injector in other albums.
 
In words of the band: