Exclusive Stream: Assault – “The Fallen Reich”

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Thrash has a heavy hand in the making of many metal acts in the Southeast Asian Region, and many bands still love to pay tribute to this largely influential movement in modern metal. Such is Singaporean death/thrash band Assault and their brand of no-nonsense, no gimmicks metal, a merging of easy death metal songwriting and thrash rhythms. Not of the old-school Slayer brand of 80’s thrash metal, instead, Assault’s style is similar to modern thrash in the guise of newer Death Angel and older Metallica. Such is the case with  their debut full length The Fallen Reich and the exclusive stream of the title track we have for you right after the jump. Continue reading

Giveaway: Death of Kings – “Hell Comes To Life” (7″ EP)

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Atlanta Georgia based thrash metal band Death of Kings has announced their EP Hell Comes to Life which will be released March 31 via Atlanta based Boris Records and today we have a giveaway of two of these 7″ EP’s. All you have to do is share, like, retweet or whatever it is you do on social media these days and a winner will be chosen at random. Death of Kings has been around the southeastern metal scene since 2009 and have a handful of quick hitters available but also have shared the stage with several bands over the years such as Morbid Angel, Mastodon and Skeletonwitch to name a few. As someone who has seen the band in action I can say their high energy set is one that is not to be missed. The band is working on their debut full length Kneel Before None but in the meantime we have Hell Comes to Life as a neck snapping stop gap. Like it, share it, retweet it or send some snail mail on it and you might get picked as one of two winners of this sweet 7″. Dive in for a stream of “Descent Into Madness” off of the band’s 2015 demo Regicidal. Continue reading

Album Review: Power Trip – “Nightmare Logic”

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Look, you either get it or you don’t. You either feel it in your bones or you rely on the “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” principle and work off nostalgia for an album or two until the next trend comes along. For the ones who live and breathe it day in and day out, thrash is the only way to get the aggression out of your system. Make no mistake: Power Trip knows this deep down in their soul, and Nightmare Logic takes the raw intensity of their debut and sharpens the blade to a razor edge in the name of tight, angry no joke thrash that few are making these days.   Continue reading

Visions ov Hell: Overkill – “Goddamn Trouble”

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Overkill has been around for 37 years. Roll that around on your tongue 3…7… years. And with what will be, as of this week with The Grinding Wheel, 18 full length albums it is nothing short of amazing that the band is still as good as they ever were. Personally I count Taking Over, Horrorscope and I Hear Black as some of the best thrash/heavy metal on the planet. And really they haven’t let off the gas since the early days, the formula from the beginning has been the same — come in at 1,000 mph and forget the brakes. Today on Visions ov Hell we take a look at “Goddamn Trouble” taken from The Grinding Wheel which is out later this week. Jump in the fire… Continue reading

Interview: Conscript’s Joey Jaycock on “Celestial Mechanics”, Writing, and the Power of Synth

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Conscript is a one man melodic death metal band from the UK and recently released their debut EP Celestial Mechanics which is three tracks of some truly amazing, high energy metal. While melodic death metal is a large piece of the puzzle the way thrash, brutal death and symphonic metal are incorporated makes this EP instantly engaging and throughly addictive. Each track blazes with fury, blast beats and jagged riffs abound but the melodic groove is always infectious. And that would have been enough to illicit hours spent with this on repeat but the symphonic aspect creates a monstrous effect, making these three short tracks open up and come to life. Needless to say this EP made an instant impression and we had to find out more from sole member and mastermind Joey Jaycock, see what he had to say after the jump. Continue reading