thrash metal

Bloodstock Festival announces 12 new bands and 2 Sophie Lancaster stage headliners for 2022

After the biggest and most successful Bloodstock to date this year, a certified triumph in the face of adversity, Bloodstock’s 2022 event is off to a flying start with all VIP, discounted early bird tickets and campervan passes sold out in record time! Standard tickets are in the ticket store now ready to find their homes, so don’t snooze on ‘22’s epic line up, as at this rate, it’s sure to sell out in advance.

Exodus to release new studio album “Persona Non Grata” on November 19th 2021

With a bond forged in youth and decades-old friendship, the undisputed masters of thrash metal, Exodus, return with their eleventh studio album, “Persona Non Grata”, due to be released on November 19th, 2021, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band releases a music video for the first single entitled “The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)”. Watch the video written and directed by BJ McDonnell and produced by James A Rota, below.

Anthrax announces Fall 2022 UK & European Headlining Tour

Still celebrating their 40-year tenure as one of music’s premier thrash metal bands, Anthrax announces their first European & UK tour since the summer of 2019. Kicking off on September 27th 2022 in Birmingham, UK, the band will play 28 dates in 16 countries, wrapping up in Zurich, Switzerland on November 5th. Crossover thrash band Municipal Waste will support on all dates.  

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:

Sepultura announces rescheduled North American tour dates for Spring 2022

Sepultura has announced their rescheduled “Quadra Tour” across North America with Sacred Reich, Crowbar, and Art Of Shock.

Initially scheduled as a 2020 run, the North America Quadra Tour 2022 kicks off March 4th in Sacramento, California and makes its way through a month’s worth of shows, ending on April 9th in Berkeley California. Additional support will be provided by Art Of Shock. All tickets previously purchased for the 2020 dates, will be honored.

Sacred Oath to sign with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their new album “Return of the Dragon”

Legendary Connecticut Power-Thrashers Sacred Oath signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for their album “Return of the Dragon” due for release on on November 19th, 2021, worldwide.

Rob Thorne, lead singer Sacred Oath, states:

Criminal to release new studio album “Sacrificio” on September 17th 2021

On September 17th, 2021, Criminal will release their new album, “Sacrificio”, via Metal Blade Records. 

For a first preview of “Sacrificio”, a video for the new single, “Zona De Sacrificio” (directed by Carlos Toro of Abysmo Films, who has previously worked with Kreator, Arch Enemy, Rob Halford, etc.), can be viewed below.

Pre-ordered “Sacrificio”, here, in the following formats:
• jewelcase-CD