Tag Archives: Thrash Metal

Kreator Announces Tour Dates With Arch Enemy, Vader and Sodom


This will be one of the best tours of the year with juggernauts Kreator being joined by Poland’s Vader, Sweden’s Arch Enemy and Germany’s Sodom. Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza comments: “A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact that the band hardly does European club tours – apart from our festival

Overkill Reveal New Album Title


Thrash metal titans Overkill have revealed the title to their upcoming album as “White Devil Armory.” We also know that a few of the song titles so far are Pig, Where There’s Smoke and Amorist and that it is tentatively due out in July in North America via eOne Music and in Europe through Nuclear

Metal Interview: Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza (Hatriot)


I had a chance to sit down with the legendary Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza from Hatriot and of Exodus fame. We talk about his history with Exodus, Dublin Death Patrol and playing with his sons in Hatriot. As you would expect, Zetro is as humble as ever and always makes for a great interview. WC: First

Metal Review: Kayser: Read Your Enemy (2014)

Kayser Read Your Enemy

Kayser is one of the more interesting thrash metal bands out there these days. For one, they hail from Sweden, better known for death metal and power metal, so it is a rarity to find a thrash band that is not half bad coming from Sweden. Also, they are nearly 10 years since their formation,

Metal Review: False Prophet: The Second Death (2014)

False Prophet The Second Death

Classic U.S. thrash metal band False Prophet got its start in Greensboro, North Carolina and released the classic “The Second Death” back in 1991. It actually became their only release before a name change to Infernal Hierarchy and an eventual breakup. Finally, that release is getting some much needed love with Heaven and Hell giving

Metal Review: Hatriot: Dawn of the New Centurion (2014)

Hatriot Dawn of the New Centurion

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal juggernaut Hatriot, featuring former Exodus and Legacy (pre-Testament) frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza, is back with their sophomore effort, “Dawn of the New Centurion.” With its recent release date of February 21, 2014, after an initial delay, through Massacre Records, was one of my most highly anticipated album releases of

Metal Review: Exmortus: Slave to the Sword (2014)

Exmortus Slave to the Sword

Exmortus’s third album, “Slave to the Sword,” is a shredder’s wet dream and one of my most anticipated metal albums of 2014. After quite a few listens, I decided to finally jot down my complete thoughts on it. As with previous work from Exmortus, you have to fully digest an album before making a knee-jerk

Remember Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman on His Birthday

Jeff Hanneman

Legendary guitarist and one of Slayer’s masterminds, Jeff Hanneman, would have turned 50 today. Most people do not realize the impact that Hanneman had on Slayer and on music in general. He was the main writer of most of their best songs throughout their career and was one hell of a great guitarist. Jeff Hanneman

Hatriot Streaming New Song The Fear Within


One of my most eagerly awaited albums of 2014 is Hatriot’s “Dawn of the New Centurion,” which is being released February 21, 2014 via Massacre Records. Hatriot, of course, features ex-Exodus vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. The new track, The Fear Within, is streaming online. Check it out below. Dawn of the New Centurion Track Listing:

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to Join Exodus, Death Angel on Stage

Metallica's Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for Metallica, will be joining two legendary thrash metal bands on stage during his upcoming Fear FestEviL, which takes place February 6-8, 2014 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. He will join Exodus on stage on the 7th as well as Death Angel on the 8th. Hammett was the