Tag: Slayer

Vs. Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins? FIGHT! Slayer #666!

There has been many a debate by the fireside over many, many beers about the legacy of American Thrash Metal titans Slayer and if or when they will be back. There is no doubting that they are one of the most influential bands in not only Thrash but Death Metal with their downtuned guitars, infectious rhythms

Review: “Insurrection” by Helgrind

Celebrating 20 years of mayhem, underground Thrash legends Helgrind have returned from the depths of the abyss for “Insurrection“. The record comes almost a decade after its predecessor in 2011’s “Inquisition” and marks the first writing collaboration between vocalist and bassist Paula Nelson and guitarist Si Ellis as they looked to create a new record

Review: “Wardance” by Stheno

Unleashing Hell from Greece since 2013 with a trio of split EPs with Grassroll, World Downfall and Facada as well as an EP in 2014’s “Damnation Is Forever” and album in 2016’s “Liberty Crawls In Waste” of their own, Blackened Grindcore collective Stheno have cut a path across Germany, Switzerland and France before preparing to

Documentary: Making “Persona Non Grata” with Exodus #3!

After part one saw Guitarist Gary Holt in front of the camera and part two saw drummer Tom Hunting do likewise, part three of the making of “Persona Non Grata” sees bassist Jack Gibson who returned to Exodus 20 years ago at “Tempo of the Damned” take his turn. The record is due out on

Vs. Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Heaven.

Last week we out together a pair of covers of “Mandatory Suicide” from Slayer, a classic Thrash Metal cut that had remained a mainstay in the bands live set for decades, so now it’s time to turn our attention to the title track of that very same 1988 record for the hugely influential title track

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Mandatory.

We could start this off by talking about the chances of a return for Thrash titans Slayer but maybe some other time. Rewinding the clock back to the summer of love in 1988 and the stone cold classic that is “Hell Awaits“, their fourth studio album and second in collaboration with Rick Rubin. Recorded by

Documentary: Making “Persona Non Grata” with Exodus #1!

So as we all know, the man, the myth and the legend that is guitarist Gary Holt finally got home from the seemingly endless final World tour with Slayer and got into the studio for the eleventh studio album, “Persona Non Grata” from his main squeeze Exodus. After premiering first single “The Beatings Will Continue

NEWS: Frozen Soul return to the crypt…

Texas coldest Death Metal act Frozen Soul have announced the reissue of their 2019 Demo EP “Encased in Ice” with a cover of “Mandatory Suicide” by Thrash legends Slayer. Set for a 29th October release, besides the original Demo tracks this version of the record also includes two cover songs, a rare bonus track as well

Review: “Burning In Exile” by Infex

Disciples of Thrash should recognise Infex as a Bay Area band who have shared stages with both Exodus and D.R.I. in the past decade with numerous line up changes limiting them to just a pair of previous records in debut album “Circling the Drain” in 2012 and 2015 EP “Killing for Jesus“. But reinvigorated with a fresh impetus

Review: “Splatterpunk” by Scarecrow

They might look like some corpse paint wearing Black Metal mercenaries but Finnish Horror Metal Punk trio Scarecrow are anything but and over their 21 year career to date vocalist Jack13, guitarist Ruho and drummer Lima have hammered out no less than 5 albums and 11 EPs to prove it, preferring to take influence from