Warchest Posts “Fear Of The Machine” Music Video

Chilean thrash metal band Warchest has released “Fear of the Machine,” the band’s third music video promoting debut album “Aftershock.” The music video was directed by Axel Marinkovic, with the assistance of Raimundo Correa (Warchest’s bass player) at Oxido bar in Santiago, Chile.

Guitarist/ Vocalist Chris Pelaez comments: “This video release has the mission of give the last breed to our first album (this is the track n.10 of it), before we start full committed to the new one. And also to showcase our two newer members to the fans that already knows our work. We picked this track to show our thrash metal side on a live environment.”

The “Aftershock” track listing is as follows:

1. Aftershock
2. The Entrance
3. Contradiction
4. Warchest
5. Prelude
6. Let Me Down
7. Alone
8. Mental Mess
9. Army of Revolution
10. Fear of the Machine

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Legion Of The Damned Signs With Napalm Records

Dutch metal act Legion of the Damned have signed a worldwide deal with Austria’s Napalm Records after releasing its first five albums through Massacre, the latest of which is the 2011 release “Descent Into Chaos.”

The band commented on the signing: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce Legion of the Damned has signed a deal with Napalm Records, a very important and exciting moment for Legion of the Damned. It was certainly not an easy decision to leave our friends of Massacre Records who supported us since our first album. We always got along very well, and therefore we want to thank the crew of Massacre Records enormously for their big support! It’s time for Legion of the Damned to move on and seek other challenges, we are very happy with the excitement Napalm Records has shown in our band and we can’t wait to release our new album under their wings!”

Max, CEO of Napalm Records, added: “Legion of the Damned is one of the most successful and promising Thrash Metal bands worldwide, and we feel very lucky to call them a member of our family. Rest assured that the new record will be a lethal onslaught, and the band will claim the Thrash Metal throne in 2013.”

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Legion Of The Damned Signs With Napalm Records

Dutch metal act Legion of the Damned have signed a worldwide deal with Austria’s Napalm Records after releasing its first five albums through Massacre, the latest of which is the 2011 release “Descent Into Chaos.”

The band commented on the signing: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce Legion of the Damned has signed a deal with Napalm Records, a very important and exciting moment for Legion of the Damned. It was certainly not an easy decision to leave our friends of Massacre Records who supported us since our first album. We always got along very well, and therefore we want to thank the crew of Massacre Records enormously for their big support! It’s time for Legion of the Damned to move on and seek other challenges, we are very happy with the excitement Napalm Records has shown in our band and we can’t wait to release our new album under their wings!”

Max, CEO of Napalm Records, added: “Legion of the Damned is one of the most successful and promising Thrash Metal bands worldwide, and we feel very lucky to call them a member of our family. Rest assured that the new record will be a lethal onslaught, and the band will claim the Thrash Metal throne in 2013.”

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Beast Posts New Song "Thrash Metal Holocaust" Online

Madrid, Spain based thrash metal band Beast has posted the song “Thrash Metal Holocaust” online, which can be heard below. Beast also commented:

“You waited for it, and now you got it: Thrash Metal Holocaust, from our upcoming EP untitled ‘Thrash Metal Propaganda.’ Hope you enjoy it…”

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Heathen Signs New Deal With Nuclear Blast Records, Working On New Album

The ink has finally dried and Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of the Bay Area’s indomitable thrash metal band Heathen, which was recently covered in our Sunday Old School column.

Founding member & guitarist Lee Altus comments on the new alliance:

“I’m really happy and couldn’t think of a better label for Heathen. I’ve known people at Nuclear Blast, some of whom have been fans of the band going as far back as the early demo days, and have been friends with them for many years. It’s amazing for me to think that throughout this band’s career, every album we recorded has been released on a different label. I can finally say that we have found home. Nuclear Blast has become a mecca for Bay Area thrash bands and we are happy to join our friends and partners in crime Exodus, Death Angel, Testament and Forbidden. Now it’s time to get to work on the new album!”

Lead singer David White adds: “I want to thank all the fans for their amazing support; we do not take any of this lightly! Now we move forward with a true Metal record company that really understands what we’re all about, 2012 and beyond!!!”

Jaap Wagemaker of the A&R Department at Nuclear Blast Germany shares the following: “It is no secret that the staff of Nuclear Blast has a soft spot for thrash metal. We all grew up here with classics such as Breaking The Silence and Victims Of Deception, and who doesn’t remember that legendary tour from 1991 with SEPULTURA, SACRED REICH and HEATHEN destroying the stages night after night! We are totally stoked to announce that these legendary Bay Area Thrashers have inked a deal with us and are now labelmates with EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL,TESTAMENT, FORBIDDEN, ANTHRAX, SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION and TANKARD!!! Since HEATHEN’s reunion for Thrash of the Titans, we had been following the band very closely over the last couple of years with first-hand information from Lee Altus – who is also swinging the axe in EXODUS – and what we heard from him made us very curious! After seeing HEATHEN play an amazing show at Rock Hard and their release of another classic album with The Evolution of Chaos, it was very clear to us that the band needed to become part of the Nuclear family as well. Seeing the band play several times at last year’s Thrashfest Classics, we were finally able to make this work!! With the signing of HEATHEN, another thrash dream has came true!! Welcome home guys!!!”

The following press release was also issued about the band:

“Forged in the fertile breeding ground of the Bay Area’s thrash scene in 1984 and debuting onto the worldwide tape-trading scene in 1986 with their six-song ‘Pray For Death’ demo, Heathen went on to create the now classic Breaking The Silence in 1987 (whose opening track ‘Death By Hanging’ quickly became a live staple) and 1991’s Victims Of Deception, which included the nine-and-a-half minute opus ‘Heathen’s Song.’

“Reunited in 2001 for San Francisco’s Thrash of the Titans benefit for Testament’s Chuck Billy and Death’s Chuck Schuldiner, Heathen reemerged in full force after a 19-year absence with stellar reviews for 2010’s The Evolution Of Chaos and will begin recording their fourth studio album later this year.

“Heathen has performed their brand of guitar-driven, fuel-injected thrash metal in Europe at numerous summer festivals, on the Thrash Fest Classics tour with co-headliners Exodus & Sepultura, and the Killfest tour with Overkill, in North America on last year’s spring tour with Destruction, and most recently at the ‘Bonded By Baloff: A Decade Of Remembrance’ memorial in Oakland in February. Their live sets continually test the endurance of headbanging audiences everywhere.

“Heathen 2012 is David White on vocals; Lee Altus on guitar; Kragen Lum on guitar; Jason Viebrooks on bass; and Darren Minter on drums.”

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Meshuggah Offering New Song "I Am Colossus" As Free Download

Meshuggah has teamed up with Scion A/V to give fans a stream and free download of the opening track “I Am Colossus” from the upcoming “Koloss” album, due out March 27th, 2012. The track can be downloaded here or through the player below.

Tomas Haake comments on the track, “‘I Am Colossus’ is way more straightforward than the thrash metal we grew up with. At the same time, it does pose its own difficulties for us as players. It will probably be one of the first songs we attempt to play on tour. The solo – which is basically two long notes that are slow bends – just turned out beautiful. Such an understatement as a guitar solo. Sometimes a slow song is just as aggressive as a fast one.”

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Meshuggah Offering New Song "I Am Colossus" As Free Download

Meshuggah has teamed up with Scion A/V to give fans a stream and free download of the opening track “I Am Colossus” from the upcoming “Koloss” album, due out March 27th, 2012. The track can be downloaded here or through the player below.

Tomas Haake comments on the track, “‘I Am Colossus’ is way more straightforward than the thrash metal we grew up with. At the same time, it does pose its own difficulties for us as players. It will probably be one of the first songs we attempt to play on tour. The solo – which is basically two long notes that are slow bends – just turned out beautiful. Such an understatement as a guitar solo. Sometimes a slow song is just as aggressive as a fast one.”

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In The Midst Of Lions Video Interview Available Online

Bryan Stars Interviews has posted a new video interview online with Matt Janssen and Jake Mitchell from In The Midst of Lions during the Thrash & Burn Tour. Check out the video clip in the player below.

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Mosfet Posts New Music Video For "Thrash Assasination"

Austrian death/thrash act Mosfet posted a new music video for the song “Thrash Assassination” from the band’s forthcoming sophomore LP “Deathlike Thrash ‘N’ Roll.” The album is set for release on January 13th, 2012 through Refused Records.

The track listing for “Deathlike Thrash ‘N’ Roll” is as follows:

1. Shots for Free
2. Thrash Assasination
3. Sativaville
4. A Rowdy‘s Warfare
5. Pigheaded Bitch
6. Angel‘s Piss & Devil‘s Jism
7. Interfred
8. My Puppet
9. Rockaholic
10. Tales of a Diarrhoea Werewolf
11. Black
12. Beauty and the Necrophiliac
13. Stinky Pants Blues

Check out the video here:

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The Prophecy 23 Announces New Band Lineup

Germany’s The Prophecy 23 has issued the following announcement about recruiting new members:

“Rearmament of THE PROPHECY 23. The new weapons: MARIO (Bass) and PHIL (Death Vocals). THE PROPHECY 23 is already presenting two new members while one or two are still speculating about the replacement of Tobias: MARIO MACARONI is following the 23rd Prophecy as their new bassist and PHIL HECKEL will unite his rough Death Vocals with the Thrash Vocals of Hannes to a powerful unit. The new guys already showed their unruly live-action during the ‘Tour The Pit 2010,’ when they already stepped in for Tobias. Now they are officially in! The last show with Tobias will take place on December 17th at X-MAS-ROCKT-Festival, Stauferhalle Bad Wimpfen. Get your presale tickets now – info@theprophecy23.de.”

Guitarist Hannes also commented: “Phil and Mario are two extraordinary action-guys! After the shock of Tobias’ quit, we immediately realized who should be the replacement. Everything blends seamlessly into one another. We are currently working very hard and we almost have finished all our songs for the next record. More on this later.”

For more on The Prophecy 23, head over to the band’s official Facebook profile at this location.

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