After playing in 2012 on the Barge To Hell cruise, Denmark thrash metal veterans Artillery will return to North America this fall for their first ever North American tour. The band will join Onslaught and Striker beginning on October 23rd at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. The tour will weave its way throughout North America before coming to a close in Hollywood, CA on November 26th. Dates for the 'North American Thrash Invasion Tour' can be found below the flyer.
Another new track from Onslaught's upcoming album VI has been posted online. You can now check out "66'fucking'6" and let us know what you think. The thrash metal band's sixth studio album is officially released today in Europe, but only comes out on September 23rd in the UK, and September 24th in North America via AFM Records.
British thrash metallers Onslaught have released a new lyric video for the first song unveiled from their upcoming album VI. The new single "Chaos Is King" is available for streaming now through the YouTube clip below. Don't forget that the band's new album will be released on September 20th (Europe), September 23rd (UK), September 24th (North America) via AFM Records. What do you think about the new song?
British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have unveiled several details for the band's follow up to the 2011 release Sounds Of Violence. The new album will simply be entitled VI and is scheduled for release on September 20th via AFM Records.
Onslaught, Exumer, Mpire Of Evil and Master will all take part in the European leg of the Slaughterfest world tour which starts in the UK on October 9th. Onslaught will be touring in support of their upcoming new record and also their anniversary year which means they will include songs from each of their studio albums on the setlist. Check out the confirmed dates below.
Thrashers Onslaught have been recording their yet untitled sixth studio album and according to their latest update will now be mixing it with Thomas Plec Johansson (Tiamat, Scar Symmetry) at the Panic Room studios in Skara, Sweden commencing on July 7th. The successor to Sounds Of Violence is due for a worldwide release through AFM Records in September. This year also marks the band's 30th anniversary.
Thrash metallers Onslaught have released a brief statement online about beginning the recording process for a new record. The band has a string of shows in Japan in December and plans to start recording their new album and follow-up to Sounds Of Violence after that tour.
Last month we gave you the opportunity to win a free entry to the show of your choosing on the upcoming Onslaught North American tour. We asked you which song on Power From Hell shares the same name with a well-known sub-genre of metal. The answer was of course "Death metal"!
Here are the winners who have won a spot on the guestlist for the show they selected:
Next March and April, Onslaught will embark on their first ever North American tour.
Nige Rockett comments:
"Good Morning America. Here we are at very long last! Onslaught are super-fucking stoked to announce our debut tour of the mighty USofA and Canada. It's been one hell of a long time coming, but we are now finally bringing the Scream For Violence tour to North America for 20 shows in March and April 2012. Just as we did in Europe, the UK and South America, we'll be thrashing it up with a brutal 90 minute set featuring tracks off all five Onslaught studio albums. We can't fucking wait guys. This is the Sound of Violence!"
Coming along on tour is the new black/thrash metal outfit M-Pire Of Evil an all ex-Venom supergroup featuring Demolition man, Antton Lant and Venom's founding member Jeff "Mantas" Dunn. Mpire will be presenting their own material as well as performing classic Venom songs. Bay area thrashers Evil Dead will joining this unholy package for some devastating dates on the US West Coast.
Onslaught have announced Mic Hourihan as their new drummer. He will replace Steve Grice. The band announced it on their Facebook page: "British thrashers Onslaught have announced that drummer Michael "Mic" Hourihan (Desecration, Extreme Noise Terror) has officially joined the band on a full time basis. Mic has been touring with Onslaught since March 2011, and has already done over 50 shows with the band including South American, UK and European tours."
Thank you all for your entries to the Onslaught competition. The correct answer to the question was of course the Damnation Festival. Here are the lucky winners:
Paul Bourke (PAUL BOURKE) - Guest list + CD pack
Michael Smyth (mick-metal) - Guest list + CD pack
Krissie Williams (Lemonfresh) - Guest list + CD pack
Sam Marshall (Hopscotch) - Guest list
Ambrish Saxena (Cynic Metalhead) - Guest list
The winners now need to get in touch with their prefered date of the tour, as soon as possible.
Original Onslaught drummer Steve Grice is leaving the band.
Grice released the following statement to Blabbermouth: "With great reluctance and sadness, I must announce that I am no longer prepared to fulfill the role of drummer for Onslaught, the band that I helped found in 1983, and which I brought back together in 2005. This has been a very difficult and painful decision to make, and follows a series of events that, in my opinion, have seen the recurrence of old patterns of behavior that fuelled the band's original demise in 1991.
This culmination of occurrences came to a head when I learned through a third party that the band had booked a series of shows without my knowledge, and with the intention of using another drummer, during a period of time reserved for family commitments. Be very clear — the temporary use of another drummer does not present me with a problem. My issue is with the fact that at no point did anyone from the band let me know that these decisions had been made.
UK thrashers Onslaught will embark on the Scream For Violence Tour, taking place in March and April. The band will be touring through Europe in support of the new album, Sounds Of Violence, which will be released later this month. Support on the trek will come from Suidakra and Debauchery.
Scream Of Violence Tour Dates:
Mar. 31 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Apr. 01 - Arhus, Denmark - Voxhall
Apr. 02 - Göteborg, Sweden - Parken
Apr. 03 - Stockholm, Sweden - Huset
Apr. 06 - Turku, Finland - Klubi
Apr. 07 - Helsinki, Finland - DOM
Apr. 08 - Tampere, Finland - tba
Apr. 09 - Tallin, Estonia - Tapper
Apr. 10 - Riga, Latvia - Melna Piektdiena
Apr. 11 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Club New York
Apr. 16 - München, Germany - Backstage
Onslaught is streaming a 1:30min sample from the upcoming new single Bomber at their brand new MySpace profile. The single will include guest appearances of Motörhead and Sodom members, Phil Campbell (guitars) and Tom Angelripper (vocals) respectively.
The new digital single will be available worldwide on December 17th including the songs "Bomber" (indeed a Motörhead cover) as well as "The Sound Of Violence", the title track from the upcoming album Sounds of Violence due to be released in early 2011.