melodic thrash metal

Heathen to release new studio album “Empire of the Blind” on September 18th 2020

Bay Area thrash legends Heathen are back! Today, the band reveal the details of their fourth studio album entitled, “Empire of the Blind”, which will be released on September 18th, 2020, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the lyric video for the first single, “The Blight”, below.

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Machine Head releases new digital single “Civil Unrest”

Bay Area metal icons Machine Head have released “Civil Unrest”, a 2-song digital single, featuring A-side, “Stop the Bleeding” and B-side, “Bulletproof”, with the former featuring additional guest vocals from Killswitch Engage frontman, Jesse Leach.

This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. They are not for the faint of heart. 

Anvil announces live stream metal show on July 4th 2020

Back in February, Canada’s Anvil released a new album “Legal at Last” celebrating the legalization of recreational cannabis use in the country. To support this album, the heavy metallers had a very thorough tour planned in the UK and Germany, with an assortment of other stops along the way. Unfortunately, like everyone else, COVID-19 stopped the tour in its tracks.

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.

Vio-Lence signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Vio-Lence to its worldwide roster!

Vio-Lence was born in 1985 in the womb of thrash metal’s inception: San Francisco’s East Bay Area. With a ferocious blend of blazing guitar riffs, relentless rhythm, and an ultra-aggressive vocal style, they have an intensity unmatched in metal.

After disbanding in late 1993, their music and legacy still drew metal-heads from around the world. Their return to live performances began in mid-April 2019 and they haven’t looked back.

Warbringer to release new studio album “Weapons of Tomorrow” on April 24th 2020

Thrash metal force Warbringer is launching into 2020 with the announcement of their brand-new full-length release, entitled “Weapons of Tomorrow”, scheduled to drop on April 24th, 2020, via Napalm Records.

With this release, the SoCal five-piece have not only proven a true mastery of their craft, but have spurred the forward shift of an entire genre – transporting thrash metal into a brand-new era.
 

And The Sky Darkened to release new EP “Between Ghosts” on May 8th 2020

South Wales heavy rockers And The Sky Darkened release their explosive new sophomore EP, “Between Ghosts”, on Friday 8th May, 2020, via all outlets.

The ascending foursome have also just set loose a stream of their new track, “The Darkened Await”. Listen to the new song below.

Megadeth and Lamb Of God announces Summer & Fall 2020 North American co-headlining Tour

Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – Megadeth and Lamb Of God – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM.

And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour, Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this THE must-see heavy music package of the year. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14th, here.
 

Let Us Prey release lyric video for new single “Above The Vaulted Sky”

The Boston-based dark melodic power thrash group Let Us Prey have signed with M-Theory Audio, which will release the group’s full-length debut, “Virtues of the Vicious”, this summer.

A lyric video for the album’s opening track, “Above The Vaulted Sky”, can be viewed below.

The song can also now be streamed or downloaded on Bandcamp.