Anthrax Announces Merch Team Up with PUCK HCKY

 

Anthrax will release a line of premium hockey apparel with their new partner PUCK HCKY! The new series of high-quality, small-batch hockey jerseys and streetwear that pull visual inspiration from the band’s rich catalogue of albums, EP, single, and t-shirt artwork, including Anthrax’s instantly-recognizable logo and its long-time mascot, “Not-Man” is available now! The hockey brand has already done collabos with Cannibal Corpse, Exodus, Overkill, Testament, Rivers of Nihil, Doyle, Darkest Hour, 36 Crazyfists, All Hail The Yeti, Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, Less Thank Jake, Opeth and more. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Exhorder – Mourn The Southern Skies

 

 

Formed in 1985, Louisiana’s Exhorder left a brief but lasting impression on a dying thrash scene with their controversial 1990 debut Slaughter in the Vatican and its more mature, but equally impressive 1992 follow-up, The Law (both Roadrunner). Just as thrash was making way for the unplugged introspection and tatty woolly jumpers of grunge, Exhorder arrived in an attempt to revitalise the scene. Continue reading

Hatriot – From Days Unto Darkness

One of the first things that strikes you about the new album by Californian thrashers Hatriot is just how great vocalist Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza is sounding these days. His trademark high pitched, angry version of Bon Scott sounds so good that it could be someone half his age singing instead. Hang on, what do you mean it is? Continue reading

Watch Vio-lence Perform Exodus Classic “Strike of the Beast” with Gary Holt

We brought you the news yesterday of the return of Bay Area Thrash legends Vio-lence. They played their first two shows back this weekend. Watch them cover Exodus early classic ‘Strike of the Beast’ with guest guitarist Gary Holt of Exodus and Slayer live in Oakland, California. Thanks to Capital Chaos TV for sending this clip to us! Continue reading

Ketzer – Cloud Collider

Was Thrash a fad? With the indomitable rise of The Big 4 to the point of global phenomenon in the eighties, along with the likes of Exodus and Testament to name but a few, the sub-genre was a world-conquering behemoth with no signs of relinquishing its stranglehold on the zeitgeist. With Metallica’s turn to stadium Rock on their self-titled effort – better known as The Black Album (Elektra) – and the emergence of the Seattle Grunge movement, Thrash was dead in the water, being dropped into obscurity as rapidly as it had become a buzzword. Continue reading

Murder In The Front Row Documentary To Premiere Next Month

Loosely based on the book of the same name from Bazillion Points and a lyric inspired by Exodus, Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story will première next month on Saturday, April 20 at AMC Kabuki 8 in San Francisco, CA at 1pm. Directed by Adam Dubin (Beastie Boys ‘Fight For Your Right to Party’ & ‘No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn’), the film contains over fifty interviews with metal legends such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel, and animation and narration by comedian Brian Posehn. Watch/Share the trailer for Murder In The Front Row below. Continue reading