Rock and Metal GAF |OT| We Raise our Fists in Solidarity

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Welcome to the new rock and metal thread here on GAF. Feel free to talk about anything and everything that falls between these two wide-spanning genre's from sugar coated pop rock to hyper technical, brutal death metal. Been to a show, discovered some cool new band/album, tell us about it!

Some Useful Links:
Metal Archives - This one's pretty self-explanatory, need to know something about a metal band 9 times out of 10 you'll find it here.
Spirit of Rock / Spirit of Metal - For that 1 time Metal Archives doesn't have what you're looking for then you'll probably find it here.
Metal Injection 'Weekly Injection' - Pretty handy weekly post of new albums.
Bandcamp - Their lists and scene highlight's are a good way to find new music.
AngryMetalGuy - Although they don't always get it right, their reviews are always an informative read (or if the albums bad they give a good laugh).
Discogs - For those of us who still like to buy physical music.
RateYourMusic - Useful for keeping track of what you've been listening to, or to get recommendations.

Introduce Yourself (optional):
Some quick questions to let people get to know you or to kick-start the conversation.
  • Favourite Bands
  • Favourite Genres
  • Favourite Vocalists
  • Favourite Instrumentalists (Drummers/Guitarists/Bassists/Triangle/etc.)
  • Favourite Albums
  • Favourite Concerts
  • How did you get into rock/metal
  • Cool band(s) from your own country/state
 
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I created this thread a little later than I originally intended but here it is.

I'll update the OP with some more resources/youtube channels/etc when I have the time, if anyone has anything else interesting to add let me know.
I'll also post up my introduction when I get the time.

The OT title comes from a song by Enter Shikari (giving you a small insight into my random music tastes) called 'Solidarity'. I actually got the lyrics wrong, so it should be "We sing this song in solidarity" but what I got sounds pretty decent too ;) They played a show here the night after the Manchester Arena bombing and played this song in tribute to the victims, those last couple of mins of the song gave me goosebumps when the band stopped playing and everyone in the venue kept repeating that part loud and proud.

 
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I'll definitely drop by this thread from time to time and see what recommendations are out there. I've been on a 90s kick lately with my music habits, so GWAR is back on the menu.
 
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Nice OT Angel. Here are some of my metal/rock favorites... (posting favorite songs from bands I like)


Gojira- The Cell

Elder- Spirit at Aphelion

Lamb of God- Reclamation
(met a LoG tec/roady at rehab, thus started my obsession with them)

NOFX- The Decline
One from my high school days one of my favorites of all time... 18 minutes and I still know all the lyrics! (kinda classified as Punk but god damn)

Jeff Beck- Nadia
More of a technician on the guitar a bit slower and more 'mature', more like rock less like metal. Either way its fu**ing amazing!

Black Sabbath- Supernaut
Cant have a metal thread without the OG!
 
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SOAD just announced some West Coast shows! Just nabbed pit tickets for San Manuel, going to be my second time seeing them since the Hollywood Bowl all the back in 2013.

Next couple concerts coming up,
Slayer & Lamb Of God then Black Dahlia Murder.
 
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SOAD just announced some West Coast shows! Just nabbed pit tickets for San Manuel, going to be my second time seeing them since the Hollywood Bowl all the back in 2013.

Next couple concerts coming up,
Slayer & Lamb Of God then Black Dahlia Murder.
damn you... im stuck here in flyover country. I get so few big names I would like to see :(:mad:
Enjoy it! Pound some beers and head bang some for me!
 
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damn you... im stuck here in flyover country. I get so few big names I would like to see :(:mad:
Enjoy it! Pound some beers and head bang some for me!
I'm Southern California so I get big names almost year round. It's a blessing but god does it hurt your bank account Lol.

Also Intro
  • Favourite Bands - Slipknot, Rammstein, SOAD, Linkin Park, A7X, LoG, Slayer, Trivium, RATM, Stone Sour, Atreyu, RHCP, Scars On Broadway, Misfits (Punk) basically just about everyone.
  • Favourite Genres - Metal, Rap, Rock, Pop, Indie I listen to it all. From the darkest of metal to the best pop songs.
  • Favourite Vocalists - Corey Taylor, Serj, John Frusciante
  • Favourite Instrumentalists (Drummers/Guitarists/Bassists/Triangle/etc.) Joey Jordison, Dave Lombardo, John Frusciante, Flea. Drummers lol.
  • Favourite Albums - Too many to say...
  • Favourite Concerts - System Of A Down Hollywood Bowl 2013, Slipknot .5 Knotfest's Shows back to back San Bernardino (was on the rail both nights) jeez too many after that.
  • How did you get into rock/metal - My brother, I remember seeing Slipknot Disasterpieces DVD and I was a youngster and my mind was blown ever since. I've seen Slipknot live 7 times now!
 
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Gonna be BROOTAL.


This shit just sets me off, I've punched and kicked so many people to this song during one of the 14 terror concerts I've attended

These guys are my all time fav, particularly this song was what did it for me.

The first time I saw them Vince(Vocals) threw my the mic at the 1:58 mark at I got to start off the break down. One of the most memorable moments of my life.



All of that is pretty old, as far as new stuff I finally got around to picking up NAILS new(ish) album, kinda late to the party on this one.


And if everything goes well I'll be heading to local bangers Dead Crowns album release show here in Portland this Saturday!
 
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Gonna be BROOTAL.


This shit just sets me off, I've punched and kicked so many people to this song during one of the 14 terror concerts I've attended

These guys are my all time fav, particularly this song was what did it for me.

The first time I saw them Vince(Vocals) threw my the mic at the 1:58 mark at I got to start off the break down. One of the most memorable moments of my life.



All of that is pretty old, as far as new stuff I finally got around to picking up NAILS new(ish) album, kinda late to the party on this one.


And if everything goes well I'll be heading to local bangers Dead Crowns album release show here in Portland this Saturday!
Damn that's some hard shit right there brother! I like. I had only heard As I Lay Dying, I like The Acacia Strain (reminds me of Lamb of God mixed with some early AFI).
 
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Damn that's some hard shit right there brother! I like. I had only heard As I Lay Dying, I like The Acacia Strain (reminds me of Lamb of God mixed with some early AFI).
Oh yeah man, been a huge fan of them forever. I saw them at the roseland in Portland in like 2004-2006 cant exactly remember but the line up was - As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engaged, and In Flames... one of the best shows of my life.

Check out these DooDs as well man!



Really listen to this whole song through. One of the best breakdown into guitar solos in the genre I've ever heard.


Also just a few for flavoring

The CD sampling of most of the songs due them true justice but eh, it is what it is.
 
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Oh yeah man, been a huge fan of them forever. I saw them at the roseland in Portland in like 2004-2006 cant exactly remember but the line up was - As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engaged, and In Flames... one of the best shows of my life.

Check out these DooDs as well man!




Really listen to this whole song through. One of the best breakdown into guitar solos in the genre I've ever heard.



The CD sampling of most of the songs due them true justice but eh, it is what it is.
lol he is hitting the skins so hard his sticks are bending :eek: seeing bands like this live is an experience for sure! No media can beat your ears bleeding from being 10 feet away from a wall of speakers in the depths of a mosh. :p
 
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lol he is hitting the skins so hard his sticks are bending :eek: seeing bands like this live is an experience for sure! No media can beat your ears bleeding from being 10 feet away from a wall of speakers in the depths of a mosh. :p
Oh yeah, I used to drum and that is exactly what is going on lol.

And I know what you mean, I'll be going deaf early in my old age from all the heavy loud shows I've been to :cool:
 
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SOAD just announced some West Coast shows! Just nabbed pit tickets for San Manuel, going to be my second time seeing them since the Hollywood Bowl all the back in 2013.

Next couple concerts coming up,
Slayer & Lamb Of God then Black Dahlia Murder.
You're in for a treat, those 3 bands are killer live.

Seeing a lot of metalcore posted here as well, anyone check out Bleeding Through's comeback single? Sticking to their tried and true mix of symphonic black metal meets crushing hardcore:
 
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You're in for a treat, those 3 bands are killer live.

Seeing a lot of metalcore posted here as well, anyone check out Bleeding Through's comeback single? Sticking to their tried and true mix of symphonic black metal meets crushing hardcore:
Won't be my first time seeing all these guys. Love seeing Slayer & LoG live too brutal and fun. I've seen Dahlia a few times my girl got me into them. Going to see Bleeding Through's comeback show with my girl too!
 
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I’ll be the obligatory old school metal head in the thread.

Favorite Bands: Slough Feg, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Danzig/Samhain/The Misfits, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, X-Japan

Favorite Genres: NWOBHM, Hard Rock, Punk, Post Punk, Goth Rock, Rock and Roll

Favorite Vocalist: Elvis Presley, Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Paul Di’anno, David Vanian, Glenn Danzig, ICS Vortex, Robert Plant, Phil Lynott

Favorite Instrumentalist: Eric Bell, Yoshiki Hayashi, John Christ, Tony Iommi, Uli Jon Roth, Mike Scalzi, Phil Lynott, Steve Harris, Hellhammer

Favorite Albums: Slough Feg - Traveller, Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny, Samhain - Initium, Iron Maiden - Killers, Danzig -1, 2, 3 and 4p

Favorite Concerts: Danzig, Slough Feg, Judas Priest, Sonata Arctica, AFI, Iced Earth, Slayer, Gwar, The Misfits (they sucked but my band opened so it’s significant to me)

How did you get into Rock/Metal: I’ve listened to rock and metal my entire life. Some of my earliest memories are of air guitaring and singing Black Sabbath songs with my mom.

Cool bands from your state: I haven’t kept up since I’ve been out of the music scene for years.

I’ll leave you with some songs.

A newer song from my favorite “modern” metal band, Slough Feg.

Judas Priest before they were hellbent for leather.

Nothing Iron Maiden has done with Bruce Dickinson comes close to this for me.

Thin Lizzy has songs other than The Boys are Back in Town.

I’ve been known to get down to some black metal from time to time.
 
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Seeing a lot of metalcore posted here as well, anyone check out Bleeding Through's comeback single? Sticking to their tried and true mix of symphonic black metal meets crushing hardcore:
Damn this is good! I saw them on their supposed "last tour", guess I should be looking for a comeback tour?


Nothing Iron Maiden has done with Bruce Dickinson comes close to this for me.
Damn that is a good song! I get down on the old school shreds as well my brotha!
 
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Favourite Bands: Lacuna Coil, Katatonia, Arch Enemy, Nightwish, Paradise Lost, Nevermore, Sentenced, Within Temptation, Draconian

Favourite Genres: Melodic Death Metal, Doom Metal, Symphonic, Gothic, Alternative Rock/Metal, and bits and pieces from a load more

Favourite Vocalists: Floor Jansen, Cristina Scabbia, Candice Clot, Angela Gossow, Jonas Renske, Einar Solberg, Mikael Åkerfeldt, Peter Tägtgren

Favourite Instrumentalists (Drummers/Guitarists/Bassists/Triangle/etc.): Jeff Loomis, Anders Nyström, Linus Klausenitzer, Hannes Grossmann, Baard Kolstad

Favourite Albums: Lacuna Coil - Unleashed Memories, Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance, Arch Enemy - Wages of Sin, Nightwish - Once, Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor, Leprous - Coal, Draconian - Seasons Within, Madder Mortem — Desiderata, Epica - Design Your Universe, Eths - Tératologie

Favourite Concerts: Lacuna Coil's '1.19 Anniversary show', Nightwish at Wembley (which later was released on DVD), Katatonia's 25th anniversary show, Funeral for a Friends farewell shows :(, Alkaloid played here as one of the 6 total live shows

How did you get into rock/metal: Got into rock with that song everyone loves to hate 'Bring me to Life' by Evanescence and from there I just kept expanding outward into similar bands and increasingly heavier sounds.

Cool band(s) from your own country/state: Ireland has a wide range of genres represented but I'm gonna avoid some of the more obvious ones like Primordial, Thin Lizzy or *sigh* U2.

 
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Randomly stumbled upon these guys while browsing on Youtube, anyone get into the whole blackgaze craze?
I don't know what blackgaze is but that video was pretty awesome to watch. Not a bad song either. I did that Soothsayer Umpire song, I might use it for a DnD game soon.



Here are a few more songs from my child(ish) hood. I listened to all types of metal.

 
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I don't know what blackgaze is but that video was pretty awesome to watch. Not a bad song either. I did that Soothsayer Umpire song, I might use it for a DnD game soon.
Blackgaze is one of those modern made up sorta genres, mixture of black metal and shoegaze made somewhat popular by a band called Deafheaven. Personally I found Deafheaven to be pretty bland so I'm not sure how they managed to spearhead a genre but that isn't to say the whole genre is a bust, a couple of my favourites would be Alcest and An Autumn For Crippled Children.

 

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Anime waifu panty shots are basically the same thing as paintings of the french baroque masters, if you think about it.
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I’m going to see Babymetal in Atlanta next month.

Did anyone else see Band Makd’s April Fools video?

I was also turned on to Sabaton recently, so good.
 
#29
Picked up a pair of (admittingly pricey) tickets for Incubus last week. Never seen them live before but their HQ Live release is really good

 
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Favourite Bands
Absolute favorites:
Tourniquet
Megadeth

Other great bands:
Manowar
Helloween
Deliverance
Believer
Cyclone Temple
Anthrax
Metallica
Hirax
Dark Angel
Iron Maiden
Stryper

Favourite Genres
Thrash is the absolute best metal subgenre.
I'm not that much into the "core" bands, but I pretty much at least like almost every subgenre out there.
Thrash is my thing though.

Favourite Vocalists
Guy Ritter (ex-Tourniquet)
Katon W. De Pena (Hirax)

Favourite Instrumentalists (Drummers/Guitarists/Bassists/Triangle/etc.)
Ted Kirkpatrick from Tourniquet is an amazing drummer.
Here's one instrumental track where he plays drums over harpsichord music:
 
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Let me introduce you to Tourniquet.
Their first album was released in 1990 and they are going to release a new one this year.
The band started as a thrash/speed metal band, went through a "hard rock groove phase" and went back to thrash with progressive and whatever "neoclassical" elements mixed with other subgenres.

I thought to put ONE SONG from EACH OF THEIR ALBUMS that have original songs in them (there are two compilation discs with both having new songs, so I'm going include those here too) so that anyone interested can take a better look into one band and see how they have changed through the years.
I would be glad if others would give the same treatment to other bands too. I am interested in hearing how someone's favorite band has changed over the years and hear an example of a fan's favorite pick from each of their albums.

Ok, here we go!

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This trio is often said to be the classic era of Tourniquet. For some these three albums are the only ones they are interested in, and some are more interested in albums after these.
Anyway, these three albums are more of classic thrash and speed metal with a bit of progressive edge and getting heavier and darker in each new album.

The Test for Leprosy from Stop the Bleeding (1990)
A Dog's Breakfast from Psycho Surgery [retitled as Psychosurgery in 2001] (1991)
Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance from Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance (1992)
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Here the lead vocalist (who is one of the founding members) leaves the band and a new vocalist takes his place. The second lead guitar player leaves the band. The classic lineup is no more. The music style sees drastic change from thrash to a mixture of groove metal, heavy metal and hard rock (with maybe a hint of thrash elements here and there).

Vanishing Lessons from Vanishing Lessons (1994)
Carry the Wounded from Carry the Wounded EP (1995)
Here the band records two of their heaviest songs for their compilation album which makes fans be very excited of Tourniquet getting back to form (lol, didn't happen as the next album shows).
These are also the last recordings of the second of the three founding members of the band as the original main guitarist leaves the band.
Perfect Night for a Hanging from The Collect Works of Tourniquet compilation album (1996)
After the heavy tease in the compilation album the band goes back to softer groove oriented hard rock.
This one is the album's fastest and heaviest song.
Tire Kicking from Crawl to China (1997)

The band recorded acoustic versions of some of their older songs and made an album out of them, but added one new track which was again the heaviest song they had ever done, giving another chance for their old fans to become excited about the band perhaps getting back to form this time for real.
Trivializing the Momentous, Complicating the Obvious from Acoustic Archives (1998)
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.....to be continued in the next post.....
 
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....continued from the previous post.....


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Here begins the new era for Tourniquet.
The songs are again thrashy and heavy, but now with increased progressiveness. Long and complex songs with a bit of "avantgarde" here and there.

Besprinkled in Scarlet Horror from Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm (2000)
This album had Marty Friedman play most of the lead guitar solos.
Architeuthis from Where Moth and Rust Destroy (2003)
Antiseptic Bloodbath from Antiseptic Bloodbath (2012)
The next album was originally supposed to be a solo project for the only founding member of the band,
but it ended up being a weird solo album and official album hybrid with tons of guest vocalists and musicians.
There are lots of "core" elements in this album with "core" vocals and "core" breakdowns.
Drowning in Air from Onward to Freedom (2014)
WARNING!!!!! NSFW STUFF IN THE VIDEO!!!! LOTS OF REAL BRUTAL SEALIFE DEATHS SHOWN THERE!!!!
THE ALBUM'S THEME WAS PRO-VEGAN AND THIS LYRIC VIDEO HOLDS NO PUNCHES SHOWING IT.

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So, this was an introduction to Tourniquet who released their first album in 1990 and has been going on in various forms and with various styles to this day.
And again, please, if anyone wants to give the same treatment to some other band I would be glad to read about it and listen to it.
 
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I'm not much into harscore stuff tbh.

Only bands I generally enjoy our..
1. Deftones
2. Took (Accept 10k Days)
3. At the Drive In
4. The Mars Volta
5. Nine Inch Nails


Recently I've been really enjoying LeButtcherets. Their a Mexican garage punk band.
It's really Just Terri Gender Bender and a revolving cast of bass player/drummer. Shes also the GF of Omar from ATDI/TMV.
No chick in rock can touch her. Hands down the most gnarly musician, lyricist, performer etc..




All their albums are pretty damn good, last one was superb imo.



New album is on the way. Heres the latest song.


Also.
Terri toured with the Melvins 2 years ago and they hit it off so the formed a new group, basically it's the Melvins with Terri on lead vocals. Band is called Crystal Fairy.



Also, another older band I love to promote I use to listen to as a kid "Drive like Jeru"
This is from 1991-1994..
This is the FIRST post punk band. You can see many MANY bands came from their sound.


 
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So guys let me throw a bit of a curveball here:


This album is entirely awesome but the first song is holy sweet fuck. It begins with a very harsh industrial death metal and then it becomes a piano and voice and holy shit what a voice this lady has, it's very operatic and intense. Although the song is beautiful it's the lyrics that do it for me:

My master pulled me from my bed
Ripped every cull from out my head
Held me down to strip me bare
Said "Hell is real, I'll take you there."

Oh master, master, please be kind
Don't leave me somewhere god won't find
Don't drag me to a sea of flame
From which I'll never rise again


She then comes back for vengeance and shit and it's amazing how she manages to make a line like "woe to all who inhabit the earth for now I walk amongst you" sound true and frightening. Fucking amazing stuff.
 
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I should have my 2017 Thrash list posted soon, thought I'd share my 2014-2016 lists with all of you.

Top thrash from 2014

Exmortus - Slave to the Sword
Premonition - Visions of Emptiness
Perpetrator - Thermonuclear Epiphany
Demon Prayers - Evoke the Pain
Acid Age - Drone Shark Ethics
Space Eater - Passing Through the Fire to Molech
Skeptor - United We Stand... Together We Fall
Mosh-Pit Justice - Justice will be Served
Exorcist - Utterances of Going Forth by Day
Höwler - Back to Madness
Gargoyle - Geshiki
Legion of the Damned - Ravenous Plague
Aggressive Squad - Thrash or Die
Reactory - High on Radiation
Tankard - R.I.B
Acidity - Into the Lies
Rigor Mortis - Slaves to the Grave
Algebra - Feed the Ego
Overkill - White Devil Armory
Menace - Cosmic Conspiracy
Reek - Necrogenesis
Forseen - Helsinki Savagery
Profecia - Oro Negro
Alitor - Eternal Depression
Kremated - Three Minute Warning
Pripjat - Sons of Tschernobyl
Slayground - Critical Thinking
Violent Agressor - Unleash the Evil
Shrapnel - The Virus Conspires
Vaitor - Deto-Nació
Deadlysins - Anticlockwise
Gumo Maniacs - Out of Disorder
Burning Nitrum - Molotov
Lucifer - Desensitized to Oppression
Kraken - Kraken
Arsenite - Apophis
Warckon - High Treason
Chronosphere - Embracing Obliveon
Alkoholizer - Free Beer... Surf's Up
Lich King - Do-Over
The Hidden - Fearful Symmetry
Thorn Burial - Pleasured by Rage
Exlosicum - Raging Living
Severity - Severe Brain Damage
Agressor - Demise of Life
Thrashless - Cult of Fear
Mortal Strike - For the Loud and the Agressive
Ratos De Porão - Século Sinistro
Tormenter - Prophetic Deceiver
Evil Force - Ancient Spores


Top thrash from 2015

Hatchet Fear beyond Lunacy
Exarsis The Human Project
Satyrasis - Of the Dead
Traitor - Venomizer
Skeleton Pit Chaos at the Mosh-Reactor
Conventrate Cannon Fodder
Bastardos Bastardos
Rapture Crimes against Humanity
Calamity Imminent Disaster
Chaotic Bastard Deaths Waiting
Angel of Sodom Divine Retribution
Chemicide Episodes of Insanity
Conflicted Under Bio-Lence
Atomik Destruktor - Unnatural disorder
Alcoholator Escape From Reality
Final Fright Artificial Perfection
Distillator - Revolutionary Cells
Centauro - Cienagas del Engano
Criptofonia - Hazlo o muere
Nuclear - Formula for Anarchy
Riptor Sounds from Hell
Gama Bomb - Untouchable Glory
Wolf Spider - V
Oppression - Scars 1988-1990
Red Razor Beer Revolution
Dreaded Mortuary Vulgar way to die
Warsickness Stay Drunk in Hell
Fog of War - Here Lies Humanity
Saintorment - Well of Sins
Impalers God from the Machine
Orion Control Total
Shallow Ground Embrace the Fury
Dr. Living Dead! Crush the sublime gods
NYLITHIA - Hyperthrash
Antipeewee Madness Unleashed
Comaniac Return to Wasteland
Weresquatch - Frozen void
Anthares - O caos do razao
Raging Death - Raging death
Omicida Certain Death
Project Pain Thrashed to Kill
Mynded Dead End Paradise
McDeath Lord of the thrash
Laid to Waste Counterattack
Mad Dragster Master of Space and Time
Bestial Invasion - Act of Retribution
Metallic Ass Agricultural thrash
Social Black Yelling - Naluri Pembunuh
Thrashpit Perpetual Malice
Oracle The Forgotten
Divine Long live thrash metal
Induxión Mental - Nacidos Para Matar
Spellbound Nothing but the truth
Prisoner See the scars
Thrash or Die Melting your skull
Reign of Fury Death b thy shepherd
Battalion Generation Movement
Eradicator Slavery
Thrashback Night of the sacrifice
Inkvisitor Doctrine of Damnation
Harlott - Proliferation
Metalquil - -Asi se forja el metal
Riler - Engendros del mal
Witchtrap - Trap the Witch
Dekapited - Nacidos del odio
Bio-Cancer - Tormenting The Innocent
Erasement It comes to life
Mastermind Unstoppable drunks
Jailor Stats of Tragedy
Phernetix - Fear
Psychopath - Hatred Outside
Imminent Attack Welcome to my funeral
Bankeray Liar
Abiotx Liquid Damage
Stillness - Sin destino
Breathless Return to Pangea
Mutants of War The mutation begins
Blackened Ritual - Blackened Ritual
Dangerous Metal Heritage
Leave Scars Chains of Redemption
Akramen - Bajo Control
Proagression - El castigo de quien busca la verdad
Riler - Engendros del mal
Vesztegzár Utveszto
Majestic Blood and power
Bitterness - Resurrexodus
Solanum Into the Sinner Circle
Sypsis Playground of the Dead
Thorax - Armamento de Piel y Hueso
Necrosis - Age of Decadence
PsychoMosher Join the Mosh Party
Manfisto Aliens in the Night
Koma - Ремиссия
System Overthrow - System Overthrow
Aratic - Secret Laws of Hell
Retrofaith - ...of Madness
Portal X - El secreto de los cielos
Ultra-Violence - Deflect the Flow
Deathhammer - Evil Power
Riotor - Rusted Throne
Frosthelm - The Endless Winter
Black Fast - Terms of Surrender
Manic Depression - Technocracy
Angelus Apatrida Hidden Evolution
Nightbreed - Nightbreed
A.R.G. - Redemption from Refaim
Viking - No Child Left Behind

EPs

War Curse Final Days
Exalter - Democrasodomy
Acid Fury - Hunt
Violent Violent World
NxTxZx - Nuclear thrashing zombies
Malism - Malism
Inhalator - Fajdalom szinhaz
Charonyx Hearts of steel
Merciful Angel Subhuman Hell
Sadistic Ritual the end of the knife
Sardonius Shantanu
Mutilator - Degollando muertos
Asphyxion - Onward to extinction
Witchery - Next victim
Poisoner Disobey


Top thrash from 2016

Vektor - Charging the Void (USA) - Earache Records
Gargoyle – “誑 ~Taburakashi~” (japan) – first cell
Exmortus – “Ride Forth” (USA) - Prosthetic Records
Maze of Terror – “Ready to Kill” (Peru) – empire records
Wildhunt (austria) “descending” – metal on metal records
Tumourboy (china) “damaged system” – mort productions
Suicidal angels (greece) “division of blood” – noiseart records
Exumer (germany) “the raging tides” – metal blade records
Overthrash (brazil) “until death” – self-released
Fabulous Desaster (germany) “hang ‘em high” – self-released
Agggressor (mexico) “bury your idols” – american line productions
Riffobia (greece) “death from above” – eat metal records
Condition Critical (usa) “extermination plan” – self-released
National Suicide (italy) “anotheround” – scarlet records
Acid Age - Like a Runaway Combine Harvester in a Field of Crippled Rabbits (Ireland) - Witches Brew
Toxica (argentina) “ahogados en contaminacion” – witches brew records
Abduction (italy) “from uranus to your anus” – nightbreaker productions
Reabilitator (ukraine) “social programming” – metal race records
Speedrush (greece) “endless war” – eat metal records
Exekuter (greece) “the obscene ones” – ebm records
Vendeta (slovakia) “failure of humankind” – support underground records
Mental Coma (denmark) “fragments of democracy” - horror pain gore death productions
Tulkas (mexico) “freedom thoughts” – self-released
Toxik Waltz (spain) “declassified” – self-released
Unhoped (finland) “sonic violence” – ebm records
Korrosiah – “The Specter” (France) – self - released
Evil Killer (spain) “witchcraft” – everthink metal records
Punisher (china) ”battle of grace” – kurong music
Dust bolt (germany) “mass confusion” – napalm records
Inhalator (hungary) “almok temetoje” – self-released
Hexecutor (france) “poison, lust and damnation” - armee de la mort records
Whiplash (indonesia) “war of terror” – disembowel records
Aggravator (usa) “sterile existence” – headsplit records
Crimson Slaughter (spain) “state of decay” – self-released
Deathonation (serbia) “dragged into the beyond” – grim reaper records
Drunkard (greece) “inhale the inferno” – metal age productions
Alcor (china) “on the scorched earth” – self-released
Lintver (slovenia) “distorted perception” – self-released
Testament (usa) “brotherhood of the snake” – nuclear blast records
Evil Force (paraguay) “banging on the pentagram” – witches brew records
Deathweiser (ecuador) “prophecy” – self-released
Warfect (sweden) “scavengers” – cyclone empire
Under Assault (paraguay) “underground metal till death”
Devastation Inc (italy) “no way for salvation” – earthquake terror noise
Poltergeist (switzerland) “back to haunt” – pure steel records
Total Violence (germany) “violence is a way of life” – killer metal records
Fornix (peru) “sintomas de autodestruccion” – self-released
Enclave (austria) “new age disorder” – self-released
Reaktion (spain) “blackmailed existence” – self-released
Toxic Avenger (paraguay) “warpath” – eternal glory records
Violblast (spain) “conflict” – suspiria records
Adversor (italy) “rise to survive” – punishment 18 records
Parkrest (chile) “hallucinative minds” – self-released
Massacrator (mexico) “everlasting nightmare” – self-released
Incarcehated (brazil) “tales from the streets” – self-released
Mosh-Pit Justice (bulgaria) “stop believing lies” – witches brew records

best thrash metal eps of 2016

Asylum (australia) “concealed death” / ep - self-released
Disorder (nepal) “corrupted influence” / ep – self-released
Azotador (bolivia) “enganche al grinche” / ep - orchard records
Unjustice (chile) “the final sentence” / ep – self-released
Nemesis (chile) “nemesis” / ep – self-released
Exalter (bangladesh) “obituary for the living” / ep – transcending obscurity records
Riffocity (greece) “disciples of the storm” / ep - self-released
Asphaltator (italy) “world asphaltation” / ep – self-released
Pyroblast (romania) “war unchained” / ep – self-released
Vorbid (norway) “vorbid” / ep – self-released
 
#41
So Slayer have finally anounnced their final European dates, anyone heading?



Nov. 01 - IRL Dublin - 3Arena
Nov. 03 - UK London - Wembley Arena
Nov. 05 - UK Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
Nov. 07 - UK Birmingham - BCA
Nov. 09 - UK Manchester - Arena
Nov. 10 - UK Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena
Nov. 12 - UK Glasgow - The Hydro SSE
Nov. 14 - D Dortmund - Westfalenhalle
Nov. 15 - NL Zwolle - IJsselhallen
Nov. 17 - E Madrid - Palacio Vistalegre
Nov. 18 - E Barcelona - Palau Sant Jordi
Nov. 20 - I Milan - Mediolanum Forum
Nov. 21 - CH Zurich - Halle 622
Nov. 23 - A Vienna - Stadthalle
Nov. 24 - D Freiburg - SICK-ARENA
Nov. 26 - D Hamburg - Barclaycard Arena
Nov. 27 - PL Lodz - Atlas Arena
Nov. 29 - D Munich - Olympiahalle
Nov. 30 - D Erfurt - Messehalle
Dec. 02 - D Berlin - Mercedes-Benz Arena
Dec. 03 - DK Copenhagen - Royal Arena
Dec. 05 - S Stockholm - Hovet
Dec. 06 - N Oslo - Spektrum
Dec. 08 - FIN Helsinki - Helsingin Jäähalli
 
#42
A minor introduction, just to show that I listen to this music daily.

Some of my favorite metal/hardcore bands (or any of the million sub-genres): Alexisonfire, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Disarmonia Mundi, Deftones, Megadeth, Architects, In Flames and many more. Tried to keep it a little varied between sub genre's. It's safe to say that the first one I mentioned is my favorite.

Always willing to discover more or share a few that might not be known that well:


These two for example. Miroist is instrumental only and a one-man band
Pene Corrida is a cover band from my home country (The Netherlands), which I find highly entertaining from time to time.
 
#43
A few weeks ago I introduced Tourniquet here. I posted one song from each of their album from 1990 to 2014.

They have now released the first single of their upcoming album that will be released in Summer 2018.

Here's Gazing at Medusa:

Not sure if Deen Castronovo, who sings the lead vocals on choruses and such in the song, will be singing in more songs in the album or if he's just a guest vocalist, but damn he sounds great!
He's done stuff with Journey, Steve Vai, Ozzy Osbourne, Marty Friedman, to name a few. What an amazing raspy voice he has!
(note, the first vocals in the song are done by the band's guitarist Aaron Guerra - Deen comes in when the first chorus begins)
 
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#44
I feel like I'm stuck in the 2000s music-wise (as I listen to music from 2000s and before). Can I get some recommendations on rock and metal from the last 8 years? (and not thrash metal :p )
 
#45
I feel like I'm stuck in the 2000s music-wise (as I listen to music from 2000s and before). Can I get some recommendations on rock and metal from the last 8 years? (and not thrash metal :p )
What sort of stuff are you looking for? Also do you mean new bands or just music in general? Either way let me just spam a list of a few random things I've been listening to recently.

Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
Junius – Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light
Leprous – Malina
Hallatar – No Stars upon the Bridge
Septic Flesh – Codex Omega
AFI – AFI (The Blood Album)
Eighteen Visions – XVIII
Cellar Darling – This is the Sound
Below the Sun – Alien World
Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy
Bleed from Within - Era
Howling Sycamore - Upended
Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart
Arkona - V pogonie za beloj ten'yu
Harakiri For The Sky - Heroin Waltz
Avatar - Avatar Country
 
#46
What sort of stuff are you looking for? Also do you mean new bands or just music in general? Either way let me just spam a list of a few random things I've been listening to recently.
Thanks will check out.
Just new music in general, but new bands is also exciting. I'm so out of touch that I haven't been even keeping attention on new stuff from old bands either. Like I didn't know AFI still produced new music.
 
#47
I feel like I'm stuck in the 2000s music-wise (as I listen to music from 2000s and before). Can I get some recommendations on rock and metal from the last 8 years? (and not thrash metal :p )
Here's a newer band that sounds like an older band:

The band's name is Christian Mistress (not a religious band despite the name) and they sound like a 70s band. It's female fronted and kinda reminds me of Black Sabbath.