Streak of the Covid-19 Beast

Streak of the Covid-19 Beast

Dat Chuck Billy corona bier lust wisten we zeker, maar Covid-19 is een ander paar mouwen..

Vorige week werd Exodus-bandleider Gary Holt al getroffen door het virus beast convid-19, en de volgende slachtoffer is niemand minder dan de frontman Chuck Billy van Testament zelf.. Billy en zijn vrouw hebben zich beide laten testen op het virus nadat bandmembers van Testament zich sinds de terugkomst van de recente Europese tournee niet lekker voelden,  ze kregen dan ook argwaan.

Uiteindelijk was hun vermoeden juist en werden ze positief getest op Covid-19, net als enkele crewleden van de band. hun Europese tournee van Testament samen met Exodus en Death Angel werd wegens het virus al vroegtijdig beëindigd maar helaas werden ze toen al aangestoken met Covid-19.Drummer Will Carroll van Death Angel verblijft momenteel al van vorige week in het ziekenhuis.

Slayer’s Gary Holt Needs ‘Your’ Help After A Heartwrenching Accident

 

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 Slayer’s Gary Holt Needs ‘Your’ Help After A Heartwrenching Accident

slayer and Exodus icon Gary Holt shared new photos on his Instagram page and asked the help of the Metal community.
Holt revealed that his and Lisa Holt’s old-time friend, Lee Diaz’s wife had a terrible car accident, and Lee is overwhelmed.

Here is that letter:
“Hey everyone, check it out. A super close friend of not only myself and @lisaholt777, but a super close friend to a large number of the metal community is in need of our help. M friend @diaz_art333 needs our help.
His wife was in a terrible car accident, and is fighting the fight of her life. Lee is overwhelmed right now with her care, and is by her side constantly. And we all know the day to day part of life doesn’t end when you have true priorities like this, such as bills, both the usual stuff and what will be massive medical costs as well.

I’ve put the link to the go fund me page in my profile, please donate what you can. Lee is an icon of the scene, and one of the greatest artists I have ever known. I’ve included a small example of his work. Check out his page for more.
He has done paintings of my granddaughter, my cat, my wife and I, and it seems everyone I know. And he does them for himself. Not for profit.
He needs our help, and he is one of those who don’t like to ask for anything. Please give what you can.”

 See full report and  photos Here

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80’s Thrashers INFRARED Premiere Video “Father of Lies”

L-R = Alain Groulx (Drums, Backing Vocals) | Mike Forbes (Bass, Backing Vocals) | Armin Kamal (Vocal, Guitar) | Kirk Gidley (Guitar, Backing Vocals)
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80’s Thrashers INFRARED Premiere Video “Father of Lies” 
New Album “Saviours” Out Now!
Ottawa Show Date Venom Inc. (Sept 3)

For fans of a mix of the Big 4, Testament, Exodus, Metal Church, SOD

Making an impact on the Canadian’s 80s thrash scene, Ottawa legends INFRARED returned this year to cement and carry on their own legacy with their new album “Saviours” featuring all new music to follow their EP “No Peace”, which featured tracks all written in the 80’s and only recently heard by fans in 2016. Featuring eight brand new tracks, “Saviours” is thrashy, aggressive, melodic, heavy, and tight, which is clearly evident in the band’s new video “Father of Lies” being premiered on Decibel Magazine.

Vocalist Armin Kamal comments on the track:

“Father of Lies – Is the most layered song on Infrared’s “Saviours” album. It’s first three verses are pulled directly from the Bible which describes the Father of Lies (Satan), but the song moves to show the abuses of power from the clergy against its own practitioners, mainly children, in such an evil manner that it is clear they are no better than the father of lies they preach against. So here we have a group of people portraying themselves as saviours all while living complete lies and spewing lies in an effort to conceal and satisfy their sick desires.”

Check out the new video “Father of Lies” 

Kamal also adds about the new album:

“Infrared is extremely excited to release our sophomore album “Saviours”. This has been in the works for about 2 years now and is something we are very proud of. “Saviours” has fulfilled a goal of ours to create some brand new music the way we know how, with an old school 80s thrash feel along with a contemporary sound that encompasses our influences beyond the 80s.
While not explicitly a concept album, the album is heavily themed on the idea of false “Saviours” who claim to do good for others but are really self serving in their intentions. We like to inspire independent thought and a cautious view of the intentions of those who promote themselves as leaders. This message has been captured with 8 brand new songs that highlight the diversity in which this band makes music. While all songs stay true to our roots, they each offer a piece of what Infrared has to offer our fans. From fast and thrashy to melodic and dramatic, “Saviours” delivers a punch from start to finish.”

“Saviours” is available for download and stream on InfraredMetal.ca, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby and all other major online retailers.

Show Dates:
Sept 3 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks – info w/ Venom Inc., Metalfier, Mortor




Track Listing:
1. Project Karma (6:48)
2. The Demagogue (6:52)
3. Saviour (6:04)
4. The Fallen (6:33)
5. All In Favour (5:51)
6. They Kill For Gods (7:41)
7. Father of Lies (5:55)
8. Genocide Convention (5:33)
Album Length: 51:20

 

 

80’s Thrashers INFRARED “Saviours” Full Album Stream


L-R = Alain Groulx (Drums, Backing Vocals) | Mike Forbes (Bass, Backing Vocals) | Armin Kamal (Vocal, Guitar) | Kirk Gidley (Guitar, Backing Vocals)
Photo Credit: Gord Weber

80’s Thrashers INFRARED “Saviours” Full Album Stream 

New Album “Saviours” Due Out May 25th

Ottawa Show Dates w/ Flotsam And Jetsam and Black Mass

For fans of a mix of the Big 4, Testament, Exodus, Metal Church, SOD

Making an impact on the Canadian’s 80s thrash scene, Ottawa legends INFRARED have returned to cement and carry on their own legacy, with their new album “Saviours” featuring all new music to follow their EP “No Peace”, which featured tracks all written in the 80’s and only recently heard by fans in 2016. “Saviours” features eight tracks that are thrashy, aggressive, melodic, heavy, and tight.

Set to thrash world on fire with it’s release on Friday, May 25th, INFRARED have teamed up with MetalUndeground.com for the album’s full stream premiere at the following link

Vocalist / guitarist Armin Kamal comments:

“Infrared is extremely excited to release our sophomore album “Saviours” to the world today. This has been in the works for about 2 years now and is something we are very proud of. “Saviours” has fulfilled a goal of ours to create some brand new music the way we know how, with an old school 80s thrash feel along with a contemporary sound that encompasses our influences beyond the 80s.

While not explicitly a concept album, the album is heavily themed on the idea of false “Saviours” who claim to do good for others but are really self serving in their intentions. We like to inspire independent thought and a cautious view of the intentions of those who promote themselves as leaders. This message has been captured with 8 brand new songs that highlight the diversity in which this band makes music. While all songs stay true to our roots, they each offer a piece of what Infrared has to offer our fans. From fast and thrashy to melodic and dramatic, “Saviours” delivers a punch from start to finish.”

“Saviours” will be available for download and stream as of May 25, 2018 on InfraredMetal.ca, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby and all other major online retailers.

In additional news, INFRARED announces they will be local opening support for Flotsam and Jetsam on May 30th and Black Mass on June 29th.

Show Dates:
May 30 – Arnprior, ON – The St, John Pub – info – w/ Flotsam and Jetsam
June 29 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ – info w/ Black Mass, Mortor

 

Track Listing:
1. Project Karma (6:48)
2. The Demagogue (6:52)
3. Saviour (6:04)
4. The Fallen (6:33)
5. All In Favour (5:51)
6. They Kill For Gods (7:41)
7. Father of Lies (5:55)
8. Genocide Convention (5:33)
Album Length: 51:20

 


Band Line Up:
– Armin Kamal (Vocals and Guitars)
– Kirk Gidley (Guitars, Backing Vocals)
– Alain Groulx (Drums, Backing Vocals)
– Mike Forbes (Bass, Backing Vocals)

Belgian band Trouble Agency can announce the official release of its newest full-length album called ‘Suspected’.

 

Belgian band Trouble Agency

can announce the official release

of its newest full-length

album called  ‘Suspected’

Genre: Thrash Metal/Crossover

Trouble Agency is a Belgian Thrash Metal five piece from Brussels, formed in 1993. The band is considered as one of the last of its generation still active in Belgium. Trouble Agency was born in the ashes of 80s Thrash Metal bands Cyclone and Decadence.

Trouble Agency’s music was described as being similar to Crossover and Bay Area Thrash metal acts by the Dutch Aardschok Magazine and the French Metallian Magazine. Through the years Trouble Agency has shared stages with acts as Exodus, Destruction, Immortal, Anvil, Hyades, Onslaught, Paradox and many more. They’ve headlined the Metal Blast festival held at the Botanique in Brussels and played at the Wacken Open Air 2014 edition.

Trouble Agency’s upcoming album will feature the following songs

1* Pawn Of God
2* Survival Of The Fittest
3* Tears Of Blood
4* Sad
4* Back Off
5* What’s Done is Done
6* Collateral Damage
7* Suspected
8* And the you kneel
9* Banksters

 

 

 


 

THE NEW ALBUM -SUSPECTED-

Trouble Agency is back with what they’re best at ; a rhythmic rollercoaster as tight as can be, topped with some of the thrashiest vocals you can expect. Simultaneously Suspected takes us through some of the most vivid political and social issues of our time; the loss of relatives, radicalism, unscrupulous money grabbers and manipulation.

Throughout tracks like ‘Back Off’ and ‘Pawn Of God’ the band delivers old schoolish thrash songs that will delight the unconditional aficionados of Bay Area Thrash or Speed Metal. Trouble Agency manages to combine this subtly with groovier tracks like ‘Tears Of Blood’ or ‘Collateral Damage’ or even the very peculiar ‘Sad’, exploring newer paths that the band had not yet dared on previous releases.

Suspected is the kind of album that takes you on a ride and surely listening to it behind the wheel will be the way to enjoy it at its best!

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 Bio
​Trouble Agency is a Belgian Thrash Metal band from Brussels, formed in 1993. Founding members Didier Van Coppenolle (guitarist) and Bart Brion (drummer) decided to join forces, writing their first songs, embracing a unique blend of groovy Thrash Metal with Hard Core elements.

The band is considered as one of the last of its generation still active in Belgium. Trouble Agency was born in the ashes of 80s Thrash Metal bands Cyclone and Decadence. The original Trouble Agency lineup consisted of Didier Van Coppenolle (ex-Brain Cancer and Necrosis), Bart Brion (exDecadence) with Kalle Vanlint (ex-Cyclone & Decadence) on guitars, bassist Alain Fabry (ex-Necrosis), and Serge Van Bossele on vocals. The band would record ‘Alone’(1996) and ‘Angry’(1998), their first two demos, joined by Pascal Haneuse on drums and Didier Meeus on vocals.

 

Trouble Agency then releases a first studio demo called ‘Bite Into Life’ (2002), which was recorded and produced by Xavier Carrion (ex-Cyclone & Channel Zero) and features Jamal Obeidat on drums. Larry Van De Rostyne (ex-Decadence) joins the band on lead guitars in 2003. This lineup was the longest to last and also released its first studio album ‘Moneycracy’ (2006).

The band’s commitment to self-releasing their albums and remaining independent from any local or major labels, hadn’t allowed any popular breakthrough of their first releases, despite being well received by the public.

Jamal Obeidat’s departure from the band in 2008 would open a breach in the lineup, as bassist Alain Fabry and singer Didier Meeus would leave Trouble Agency shortly after. Though Trouble Agency never broke up; the most important lineup changes, occurring around 2010, wouldn’t affect the band’s inspiration or style. Trouble Agency recruited drummer François De Bock (ex- Breathstealer) and as a three-piece, released the totally self-recorded demo LP ‘The Last Shot’ (2011) with mastermind Didier Van Coppenolle assuming rhythmic guitars as well as vocals and Larry Van De Rostyne on both lead guitars and bass.

The addition of Simon Mouawad on bass would definitely put Trouble Agency back on the tracks, allowing them to bounce back and recruit longtime friend Kevin Nolis (ex- Breathstealer and Wasted Years) on vocals during early 2013. The band selfreleased its newest full length album ‘Suspected’ in October 2017

 

TROUBLE AGENCY – Suspected – LIVE @ WACKEN 2014

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Calgary Thrashers ILLYRIAN ‘Round 2: Fight!’ Western Canadian Tour

illyrian-pressphoto-creditbradscottwebL-R: Scott Onofrychuk (Guitar/Vocals) | Jeff Perry (Bass/Vocals) | Brandon McNeil (Guitar/Vocals) | Darren May (Drums)
Photo Credit: Brad Scott

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Calgary Thrashers ILLYRIAN ‘Round 2: Fight!’ Western Canadian Tour

New Album ‘Round 2: Fight!’ Out Now!

For fans of Revocation, Lazarus AD, Havok, Battlecross, Exodus

Calgary thrashers ILLYRIAN will be hitting the road for May tour dates in Alberta and British Columbia (dates listed below).  The tour is in support of their latest album ‘Round 2: Fight!’ unleashed during October of last year. The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios.

Formed in 2011 under the name Hellborn Death Engines, the band resurfaced under the new moniker ILLYRIAN with the additions of bassist / vocalist Jeff Perry (Sikarra, ex-Animus Labyrinth) plus British drum sensation Darren May (ex-Deacon Birch) who have brought new and progressive musical mindsets into the band to join original and founding members Scott Onofrychuk (guitars/vocals) and Brandon McNeil (guitar/vocals).

Evolving into a highly technical group playing thrash metal with their erratic and precise on-stage delivery, rapier wit, along with nostalgic charm, ILLYRIAN have removed the constraints of conventional metal sub-genre formula to replace their sound with a melting pot of technical thrash riffs, blistering solos, prog-influenced rhythms along with the band’s signature tri-vocal attack.

1. Walking In Sunshine (5:41)illyrian-cover-art
2. Round 2: Fight! (4:31)
3. Opulent & Imperial (3:58)
4. Chaotic Neutral (3:28)
5. Zeta Reticulan (4:29)
6. Mindbender (4:25)
7. Five by Five (The Dark Slayer Comes) (4:06)
8. Wings of Freedom (4:47)
9. Technodrone (3:50)
10. Sound of The Serpent Siren (4:47)
Album Length: 44:05

 

Full album stream can be heard at the following link: http://illyrian.bandcamp.com/album/round-2-fight plus available for on iTunesAmazon.

Free Song Download – ‘Round 2 Fight!’ – here. Video here.

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ENIME’s New Video ‘Selling Fear’

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ENIME’s New Video ‘Selling Fear’

For fans of Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica

Influenced by 80’s thrash giants like Exodus, Anthrax and Metallica plus later-day heroes like Killswitch Engage, ENIME’s music is ‘heavy articulate, clean, thrashy, and also melodic.’ ENIME are a band not afraid to gaze into the abyss and to take musical and lyrical inspiration from it. But no inspirations from mythical gods and monsters, rather ENIME are inspired by the world around us.

Unleashing their debut album ‘Demon Inside’ during July 2016, the Montreal based metallers have teamed up with Metal-Rules.com for the premiere of their new lyric video ‘Selling Fear‘, a track off the release about how the government and media use fear as a scare tactic to keep the general population in check.

ENIME’s debut album ‘Demon Inside’ is now available on the band’s online store hereiTunesAmazonSpotify and all major online retailers.

1. Demon Inside (4:21)enime1
2. Break The World (3:22)
3. Pretty Place (5:07)
4. Selling Fear (4:40)
5. Lies (2:31)
6. The Darker Side Of Me (4:09)
7. Choose a God (2:08)
8. Dead Ended (4:43)
9. Claiming Justice (4:34)
10. Can’t Rewind (4:10)
11. You Won’t Drag Me Down (2:36)
12. Become One (3:41)
Album Length: 46:08

Wedstrijd * ALCATRAZ 2016 * WIN TICKETS

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Wedstrijd * ALCATRAZ 2016 * WIN TICKETS

ALCATRAZ Hard Rock & Metal Festival, dat op zaterdag 13 en zondag 14 augustus 2016 te Kortrijk zal doorgaan

 (Sport Campus Lange Munte Bad Godesberglaan 22 8500 Kortrijk)

Wederom als elk jaar slaagt de organisatie er in een geweldige affiche samen te stellen, en ook dit jaar slagen ze met namen rond je oren waar je alleen maar duizelig van wordt.

Dit jaar mogen we de volgende bands performen op de Alcatraz festival weide te Lange Munte.

Within Temptation –  Whitesnake –  Avantasia  

Airbourne – Triptykon  – Soulfly 

Kreator  – Ministry – Korpiklaani 

Lita Ford – Children of Bodom –  Avatar 

  Candlemass – Metal Church – Devildriver –  The Answer 

Flotsam and Jetsam  – Thundermother – Exodus

 

Gezien deze geweldige affiche mag Rock-Pix Media in samenwerking met de organisatie van ALCATRAZ zomaar 5x Duo-Tickets weggeven…

Zoals je weet bekom je bij RPM deze Duo-Tickets niet geheel gratis en moet je er wel wat voor doen. Zodoende maken we er weer eens een lekker wedstrijdje ervan voor onze pagina like’rs.

AANDACHT Only for Likers !!!
Zonder onze Rock-Pix en Alcatraz pagina te like kan je niet meedoen en wordt je insturen niet goedgekeurd.

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Zo bedachten we de volgende vragen:

* Vraag 1, Op Alcatraz staat veiligheid hoog aangeschreven, maar welke schoen is dan ook veilig en comfortabel op zulk festival ?

* Vraag 2. Elk jaar komt er iemand langs die niet vies is van Hard Rock & Metal muziek waarbij hij zelf spontaan begint te headbangen, wie is die vrij        bekende persoon van Kortrijk zelf ?
* Schiftingsvraag. Volgens ALCATRAZ Facebook pagina zie link  Heeft de pagina zomaar 20.761 totaal-vind-ik-leuks,

Maar hoeveel like’s zal hun festival pagina hebben op 31 juli 2016?.

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Deze wedstrijd loopt tot 31 juli om 00.00u.
E-mail wedstrijd: alcatraz2016@rock-pix.com

De winnaars worden op 1 August 2016 via een alg post bekent gemaakt op ons media,  tickets zullen op naam van de winnaar per e-mail verstuurt worden door de organisatie van Alcatraz zelf. Over de uitslag / winnaar wordt niet gecorrespondeerd.

Voor Tickets en verder informatie kan je zeker terecht op de volgende link

Good luck,

Metal-icon Max Cavalera confirmed for Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival 2016.

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Metal-icon Max Cavalera confirmed for Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival 2016.

We are proud to announce that former Sepultura-frontman & metal-icon Max Cavalera confirmed his presence to our festival. Yes, SOULFLY is coming to Courtrai to enjoy us with some good old thrash metal, seasoned with their characteristic south-American tribal elements.

Earlier the festival organisation announced the following bands:

WITHIN TEMPTATION, MINISTRY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DEVILDRIVER, AIRBOURNE, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, METAL CHURCH, KORPIKLAANI, WHITESNAKE, CANDLEMASS, TRIPTYKON AVANTASIA, KREATOR, AVATAR, EXODUS, THE ANSWER, THUNDERMOTHER & LITA FORD.

 

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Our Sunday headliner will be announced mid June…

ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 13th & SUNDAY 14th of AUGUST 2016.

ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 13th & SUNDAY 14th of AUGUST 2016.

Location: LANGE MUNTE, KORTRIJK (BELGIUM).

Festival bill almost completed + day tickets available.

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Day tickets, combi tickets, also VIP and camping tickets are available at www.alcatraz.be

Festival tickets SATURDAY: 65 Euro

Festival tickets SUNDAY: 65 Euro

Festival tickets COMBI: 115 Euro

Festival tickets: VIP-DAY: 130 Euro

Festival tickets VIP-COMBI: 250 Euro

Festival tickets VIP XL-COMBI: 500 Euro (2 nights hotel )

Camping ticket: 15 Euro (3 x overnight stay)

Check our website www.alcatraz.be for more info about VIP and VIP XL arrangements.

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Dead By Wednesday ‘The Darkest Of Angels’ Album – European Relase Date Announced.

Dead By Wednesday DEAD BY WEDNESDAY are: Rob Roy – Vocals   Opus – Drums   Joey Concepcion  – Guitars  Mike Modeste – Bass

 

Dead By Wednesday ‘The Darkest Of Angels’ Album – European Relase Date Announced.

US metallers DEAD BY WEDNESDAY to release their new album ‘The Darkest Of Angels‘ on May 20, 2016 in Europe via David Ellefon’s (MegadethEMP Label Group and distributed by SPV.  The album was produced by Nicholas T. Rage of Toxic Holocaust (HatebreedKingdom of SorrowJasta). DEAD BY WEDNESDAY’s title track “Darkest of Angels” (feat. John Arch of Fates Warning) can be streamed here

“The Darkest of Angels” features 11 killer tracks with 11 heavyweight guest vocalists including: Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Eric AK (Flotsam and Jetsam), John Arch (Fates Warning), Rob Dukes (Generation Kill, ex-Exodus), Carley Coma (Candiria), Waylon Reavis (ex-Mushroomhead), Sean Danielsen (Smile Empty Soul), Paul Stoddard (Diecast), Kris Keyes (formerly Gargantua Soul), Antony Hamalainen (Armageddon) and Ceschi Ramos (Fake Four Inc.).

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1. The Beginning of the End (Intro)
2. Live Again (Feat. Brian Fair)
3. Donner’s Pass (Feat. Rob Dukes)
4. Self-Medicate (Feat. Paul Stoddard)
5. Power Troopers (Feat. Ceschi & David Ramos)
6. Darkest of Angels (Feat. John Arch)
7. The Surgeon (Feat. Rob Roy & Marc Rizzo)
8. Defining Fire (Feat. Antony Hamalainen & Waylon Reavis)
9. Chosen (Feat. Carley Coma)
10. Phoenix Rising (Feat. Kris Keyes)
11. You Must Like Suffering (Feat. Sean Danielsen)
12. Break When I’m Dead (Feat. Eric AK)

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DEAD BY WEDNESDAY has recently rocked the stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, along with White ChapelKing Diamond and Slayer. They played Rock & Shock Horror Festival several years in a row, with Life of AgonyGWARHatebreed and Soulfly. At the New England Metal Festival they played along with BattlecrossGoatwhoreDillinger Escape Plan and Opeth. This March they shared the stage with death metal titans Revocation at The Providence Tattoo & Music Festival.

Dead By Wednesday is a band that holds the future of hardcore metal in the palm of their hands” – Paul Gargano (Metal Edge Magazine)

“Heavy, thrashing and hardcore. Perfect! – David Ellefson (bassist of MEGADETH)

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