German death metallers Deathrite will release their new album Nightmares Reign, via Century Media on November 9th. Check out the crushing first single and title track ‘When Nightmares Reign’ right now.
The band has a brief UK tour booked for this December.
Deathrite play the UK this December w/ Mantar, Skeletonwitch & Evil Invaders:
Formed in 2008 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italian Thrashers Game Over are another act, who along with the likes of Bonded By Blood, Evil Invaders, Toxic Waltz, Merciless Death, and the irritatingly misspelt Fabulous Desaster, wear their influences on their sleeve by choosing a name based on a classic Thrash album or song.Continue reading →
The heaviest metal festival in the history of Scotland is right around the corner as Heavy Scotland is set to kick off April 1st and 2nd at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh. Behemoth is headlining in a UK Exclusive performance, along with Arch Enemy, Finntroll, Blaze Bailey, Destruction, Havok, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Grave, Warbringer and more! Continue reading →
Long running Dutch Music festival Into The Grave has announced Slayer as their headliners for 2016. Joining them on the bill will be Airborne, Kreator, Carcass, Exodus, Amaranthe, The Black Dahlia Murder and more. Into The Grave will expand to two days and its typical sister festival City Rock Leeuwarden will not take place. Tickets are already on sale at this link:
Evil Invaders are streaming a brand new live video for the cover of the Exodus classic “Fabulous Disaster,” which is streaming below. The band is currently on tour with Skull Fist, supporting Pulses of Pleasure, out now via Napalm Records, with dates posted below.
May 24: Naxt Stage – Almelo (NL)
May 26: Kupferdächle – Pforzheim (DE)
May 27: Gaswerk – Winterthur (CH)
May 28: Blue Rose Saloon – Milan (IT)
May 29: Schlachthaus – Dornbirn (AT)
May 30: Escape – Vienna (AT)
May 31: Dürer Kert – Budapest (HU)
Jun 02: Weekender – Innsbruck (AT)
Jun 03: Schwarzer Adler – Tannheim (DE)
Jun 04: Backstage – Munich (DE)
Jun 05: Out & Loud Festival – Geiselwind (DE)
Jun 06: Sächsischer Bahnhof – Gera (DE)
Jun 07: Metalfest CZ – Plsen (CZ)
Jun 08: Fabryka – Cracow (PL)
Jun 09: Progresja – Warsaw (PL)
Jun 10: Atlantic Club – Gdansk (PL)
Jun 12: K17 – Berlin (DE)
Jun 13: Bambi Galore – Hamburg (DE)
The first track of Pulses of Pleasure (Napalm) is called ‘Fast, Loud and Rude’ and that tells you everything you need to know. Once it kicks off with a riff that buzzes around like a pissed off wasp you’ve just failed to swat, high on the spillage of your fizzy drink, you know exactly what type of journey Evil Invaders are going to take you on.
With a more melodic (and slightly restrained) take on Exodus, and lashings and thrashings of Exciter worship, Evil Invaders don’t do subtle. Or diverse. They do, however, pedal a line in nostalgic old school thrash and speed metal and everything, from the retro production to the squealing solos (nice harmony lead in the title track, by the way guys) and the pacy chromatic riffs is lovingly recreated. Existing in a bubble where metal ended when Udo quit Accept and Kai Hansen stopped fronting Helloween, Evil Invaders’ sound and influences begin in 1979 and end in 1986.
While the production and performance values and the base level of pretty much every band releasing music out there these days has increased a thousand-fold in the last thirty years, Speed Metal still allows, nay, welcomes with studded wrist band adorned arms, the amateurish “rough and ready” approach which did alright by Raven and Razor (one assumes the band name is taken from the Razor album of the same name?). Deliberately Shit Metal only exists in the hearts and minds of those with both (white hi-top clad) feet in yesteryear, and Gehennah, who do this retro thing with more balls, menace and conviction, shit Evil Invaders for breakfast.
Some might argue naïve charm and a love of a bygone age, when denim and chains (and rivets) ruled the roost, but the fun factor soon wears off as Pulses of Pleasure reveals itself to be big on style and short on substance. The classic speed metal albums were great because, above all, they lived and died on standout riffs and excellent songwriting. Evil Invaders fall short on both counts.
Belgian speed/thrash metallers Evil Invaders are releasing their new album Pulses of Pleasure, out March 2, 2015 in the UK and March 10, 2015 in North America via Napalm Records. Check out “Fast, Loud ‘n’ Rude” here.