speed metal

Torrefy to release new studio album “Life is Bad” on July 1st 2020

Black Speed Death Thrash! That’s what Canada’s Torrefy offer on forthcoming album “Life is Bad”, set to be self-released on July 1st, 2020.

The official video for the album’s first single, the aptly titled album-closer “Plague of Empires”, is available below.

Purchase/stream “Plague of Empires” here.

Midnight announces Fall 2020 European Headlining Tour

Midnight, who released their new album, “Rebirth by Blasphemy”, in January of this year via Metal Blade Records, have now announced a full European tour for the fall. 

Special guests on the Speed Darkness and Excrement Euro Trash Tour 2020 are Red Death and Hellripper! See below for the dates.

European Tour Dates 2020:
Oct. 29 - Leiden, NL - Gebr De Nobel
Oct. 30 - Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo
Oct. 31 - Hamburg, DE - Markthalle

Kreator releases music video for new single “666 - World Divided”

German metal legends Kreator have surprised fans by unveiling a brand new track and accompanying music video. The video for “666 - World Divided” was created under the direction of Jörn Heitmann, who was responsible for the videos for “Radio” and “Ausländer” by Rammstein.

Watch the video for “666 - World Divided” below. Get the new single here.

Stallion - Slaves of Time

These “Comrade” leaning mustachio’d German metal merchants have been going on for a few years and “Slaves of Time” is their third album. Their typical speed metal owes as much to Metallica as and NWOBHM, as to earl thrash and their closest of the modern revivalists might be a band like say Skullfist.
 

Ambush - Infidel

Sweden’s Ambush is an interesting band, probably, better than most of their newer wave trad metallist pals that worships in the altar of Priest and Maiden. But these kids also seem to be mixing more melodic stuff, ie Dokken, Riot (the hard rock side) and Scorpions to the mix.
 
On their third album they seem to be running in parallel to their countrymen in Enforcer, trying to clean their act up, showing of as much versatility as the genre and it’s rather dumb crowd may afford them.
 

David Ellefson and Chris Poland announce May 2020 Japan & Australian Tour

David Ellefson, legendary co-founder and bassist of iconic ‘Big 4’ Thrash Metal titans Megadeth, will bring his eponymous solo band, including vocalist Thom Hazaert, to Australia in May, reuniting with Megadeth’s classic “Peace Sells” era guitarist Chris Poland for a once in a lifetime thrash event!

Anvil - Legal at Last

One has to give it to Anvil for sticking to their guns for the best part of over forty years and counting. Countless albums later (nearing 20?!) the band is still around, through all its ups and downs, doing what they set out to do all those years ago.
 

Kreator premiere new live video for second single “Violent Revolution”

Sunday, 16th December 2018: The cold fingers of winter have already reached out for the British capital but there is one place in London that is set on fire as Kreator thrill their fans with an extensive live show and take their breathtaking performance once again to another level. The band’s new live album “London Apocalypticon - Live at the Roundhouse” will be released on February 14th 2020 via Nuclear Blast.