thrash metal

Bloodstock clarifies 2020 event position and reveals further bands for August

In these unprecedented times and following the recent cancellation of Download & other May/June festivals, Bloodstock HQ wishes to reassure everyone that currently, Bloodstock 2020 event planning is proceeding with full care and attention, in order to bring you the best event yet to celebrate 20 Years of Bloodstock.

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

Destruction announces November & December 2020 UK and European Headlining Tour

Teutonic thrash giants Destruction are proud to announce new dates for their previously postponed UK and Europe tour.

The shows will now take place in November and December in support of their latest record, 2019’s “Born to Perish”. American thrash maniacs Warbringer will replace Suicidal Angels (who cannot make the new dates due to scheduling conflicts), as support alongside Barcelona’s Crisix and Domination Inc. from Greece.

Testament - Titans of Creation

Well, for all intends and purposes some thrash bands like Testament and Overkill, probably by chance, got into a creative streak once they signed with Nuclear Blast (well and them being on a roll and coming up with the goods must have been the reason why they got picked in the first place)… while the Jersey fruitcakes seem to be going down the green gutter of their own greed and slipping into infamy on a musical level, the Cali-thrash titans, who’ve been a little less forthcoming with albums taking four years on average, seem able to keep inspiration

Sylosis to premiere live video for “Cycle of Suffering” and chat to fans online on April 2nd 2020

UK modern Metal quartet Sylosis unleashed their long-awaited 5th studio album, “Cycle of Suffering”, earlier this year via Nuclear Blast followed by an album release show at Islington Hall in London.

The band filmed a video for the raging title track at that show, which they will be premiering on YouTube on Thursday, April 2nd at 6pm GMT / 7pm CET / 10am PST.

Join Josh to chat about all things Sylosis as the video goes live, here.

Evil Scarecrow part ways with guitarist Brother Pain and keyboardist Princess Luxury

Evil Scarecrow has parted ways with Brother Dimitri Pain (guitars) and Princess Luxury (keyboards).

The band stated:
“We are living in strange times and perhaps that is true more so than anywhere else at the ‘Crow’s nest. Evil Scarecrow have some big news to announce. Is it more important than the latest update about COVID-19, perhaps not, but it is pretty damn important to us.

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.

From Hell to release new studio album “Rats & Ravens” on May 22nd 2020

Metal horror band From Hell returns in 2020 with a new album called “Rats & Ravens”. Staying true to the vision that each release is a concept album, Aleister Sinn (the live persona of George Anderson, creator / writer of From Hell), releases an album both dark and sinister.

Mid 13th Century… somewhere in Eastern Europe: