Vio-lence Announces Bobby Gustafson as Their New Guitarist, Replacing Ray Vegas

House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/18/19

Reunited Thrash legends Vio-lence have announced the addition of former Overkill shredder Bobby Gustafson to their ranks, replacing Ray Vegas. Vegas’ final show with the band was the 70000 Tons Cruise earlier in the month. Bobby released his new album from his Satan’s Taint project in 2019 and has promised more music from that band as well. Vio-lence will play Puerto Rico as a 4 piece this weekend and then honor all future shows with Bobby. Continue reading

Watch Reunited Thrashers Vio-Lence Perform Live In Oakland

Bay Area Thrash-Metal legends Vio-lence performed last night for the first time with their new lineup. (Saturday, April 13) at the Oakland Metro in Oakland, California. Video footage of the concert, as well as the pre-gig soundcheck, can be seen below (courtesy of Capital Chaos TV and Walter Morgan. The current band lineup now consists of guitarist Phil Demmel, vocalist Sean Killian, bassist Deen Dell, drummer Perry Strickland, and guitarist Ray Vegas. Former member Robb Flynn of Machine Head was in attendance but didn’t perform. The band has booked has several more shows scheduled for the coming months, including a second Oakland date today (Sunday, April 14); a European appearance at the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival in Kortrijk, Belgium; shows with Sacred Reich in Los Angeles and Phoenix; and concerts shows in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading