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Possessed

21st April 2019 Reinier de Vries

POSSESSED took San Francisco’s metal scene by storm, playing with fellow Bay Area thrashers and friends EXODUS, and other bands – many now long gone. In 1982-1983, they recorded a four song demo. One of [Read »]

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Exumer

5th April 2019 Reinier de Vries

‘Hostile Defiance‘, Exumer‘s fifth full-length, is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics [Read »]

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Overkill

18th January 2019 Reinier de Vries

An integral part of the early 1980s thrash metal movement, New Jersey quartet Overkill were formed in 1980 by vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and guitarist Bobby Gustafson, and also included bassist D.D. Verni and drummer [Read »]

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Flotsam and Jetsam

4th January 2019 Reinier de Vries

“Hell no!”, Flotsam And Jetsam’s master behind the microphone Eric “A.K.” Knutson exclaimed when asked if this was the band’s final swing of the axe! The End Of Chaos certainly could be construed that way [Read »]

Album Reviews

Artillery – The Face of Fear

16th November 2018 Reinier de Vries

Back in 1982, somewhere across the ocean there were young metal heads rehearsing in garages playing music that would soon be more popular. Bands such as Metallica, Anthrax, Exodus, etc. etc., Denmark had their own [Read »]