Tag Archives: Thrash Metal

Megadeth storm global charts with new album ‘The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!’


MEGADETH debuted at the top of the charts with first week sales on new album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, taking the No. 3 spot on both the Official UK Album Chart and the US Billboard 200, marking their 8th US Top 10 album of their career, and matching the US chart impact of previous album, the Grammy-winning Dystopia.  

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TESTAMENT release music video for ‘WWIII’ + ‘Titans Of Creation’ Video Album CD/Blu-Ray is out now


Bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT unleashed their highly acclaimed thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, via Nuclear Blast in 2020. 

Today, TESTAMENT have released the Titans Of Creation Video Album. The limited-edition collectible features performance videos of all the tracks on the record. The footage was compiled at a soundstage in San Francisco, and was edited into music video-style clips, now available on Blu-Ray accompanying the CD with bonus photos and liner notes, plus a button and sticker in a longbox. Staying true to the record, the performances feature Gene Hoglan behind the kit! This version is limited to 6,500 units worldwide. 

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REVIEW: MEGADETH – ‘THE SICK, THE DYING…AND THE DEAD!’


by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Thrash metal legends Megadeth return with their sixteenth album, ‘The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!’ which is the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Dystopia’. This album marks the longest gap between releases for the band and the first album to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren and bassist Steve Di Giorgio from Testament following David Ellefson’s dismissal last year. Steve re-recorded Dave’s bass parts, but he is not their new bassist; he just featured on the album. The new permanent bass player is James LoMenzo, who was previously in the band between 2006-2010 and rejoined fully this year. For guitarist Kiko Loureiro it is his second album with the band.

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SYLOSIS return with new single ‘Heavy Is The Crown’


Thrash metal masters SYLOSIS have returned with their first new music of 2022. The band, who are set to headline the inaugural Knotfest Presents Pulse Of The Maggots festival and play the mainstage at Bloodstock this week, have released a new single titled ‘Heavy Is The Crown’. The track ebbs and flows as the band’s signature, thunderous grooves give way to a masterfully crafted chorus.

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ANTHRAX announce ‘XL’ 40th anniversary livestream concert release + reveal ‘Aftershock’ live video


July 18th 2021 marked the 40th anniversary of thrash metal pioneers Anthrax. The celebration began in May of last year and culminated on that July 16th/17th with a global livestream event, shot at the Los Angeles soundstage/studio The Den. For two-plus hours, Anthrax performed an extensive set of hits and deep cuts pulled from their vast catalogue. Today, Anthrax announces that the entire performance, plus never-before-seen rehearsal footage, and Scott Ian’s New York City “walking tour” pointing out the spots that played a role in Anthrax’s formation and history, will be released in North America on July 15th on Blu-Ray/CD/Digital (Megaforce). ‘XL‘ will also have a UK/European digital release on July 15th (Nuclear Blast), followed by a Blu-Ray release (inc. 2CD + 1Blu-Ray) on July 22nd. UK/European pre-orders for ‘XL‘ can be placed HERE.

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EXODUS release music video for ‘The Fires of Division’ + launch pre-order for new ‘Persona Non Grata’ exclusives


With a bond forged in youth and decades-old friendship, the undisputed masters of thrash metal released their eleventh studio albumPersona Non Grata late last year via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band bring the heat with a music video for ‘The Fires Of Division‘.

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