Archive for Thrash Metal

Crusty Thrash from America’s Dairyland: “Stalemate” 10” by Protestant

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on January 22, 2012 by Underneath A Dying Sun

Alright, first post of 2012! I hope you enjoy it:

After releasing a certain amount of 7“, Splits and LP’s, Protestant from Milwaukee, WI, are about to unleash their latest output onto humanity: a 10” containing six tracks, titled Stalemate. It’s being released by five labels: Dingleberry, Parade Of Spectres, Caramba, Halo Of Flies and Apocaplexy. Continue reading


Toxic business, Black Metal sightseeing and ancient Greek gods: Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust speaks

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , on November 28, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

When American Thrashers Toxic Holocaust played the Underground in Cologne on November 19th, 2011 (as part of the tour with Kvelertak, read more about the gig here), I took the chance to have a chat with guitar player and driving force Joel Grind.

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Neckbreakers Delight: “Conjure And Command” by Toxic Holocaust

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on October 14, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

YES!!!! All guns blazing ’til the speakers come blasting out of the rack! Toxic Holocaust celebrate on Conjure And Command Thrash Metal in its purest form. Everything from wrecking ball riffing to throttled, but nonetheless brutal grooves is present on this li’l platter. It’s their 4th album in total (besides lots of splits and EP’s) and the 2nd one on Relapse.

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Music to Smash Some Heads to: “Cracking The Sledge” by Basanos

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on October 13, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

Basanos, hailing from Vienna, Austria, are one of the big Thrash surprises I came across this year. After somewhat withdrawing from the scene in favor of new genres and bands like Mastodon, Isis, Kylesa or Black Tusk, I’m very pleased to discover that the genre is still alive and full of exciting bands like this four-piece.

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