The Los Angeles Strikefest
US power/thrash metal band formed in 1983.
Due to internal conflicts they broke up in 1989. The musicians though were still active in bands like Lowbrow, Infernal and Gardy-Loo.
During the 1990s the band periodically reformed for reunion gigs, including the German "Bang Your Head" festival in 1998.
The band reunited, once again, in 2002.
After playing a series of "one-off" gigs and festival appearances, the band released "Psycho Psycho" on Crook'd Records, in 2003.
Nasty Ronnie - Vocals
Ben Meyer - Guitars
David Austin - Guitars
Richard Bateman - Bass
Curtis Beeson - Drums.
Jim Coker (live only, 1998).
Chris Moorhouse (R.I.P. 1988)
Dezsõ István Bartha
John Mahoney (live only).
Previously known as Nightmare.
Split up in 1989. They officially reformed in late 2002.
Chris Moorhouse died in a car accident, 1988.
Dezsõ Bartha was forced to leave due to his dad threatening not to give him his inheritance.
Canadian Speed / Thrash Metal band from Ottawa, Ontario. Originally formed in 1978 by Dan Beehler, John Ricci, and Allan Johnson (2) as 'Hell Razor', and changed name to 'Exciter' in 1980.
Morbid Saint was formed in 1982 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.
In 1988 they release their first demo "Lock Up Your Children". It was a limited edition of only 400 copies and it was distributed in shows by the band only. This demo was later released by the mexican label Avanzada Metálica as "Spectrum Of Death" LP, with only a slight difference in the sound (pitch and tempo). The producer was Eric Greif, the owner of Edge Entertainment and the manager of Chuck Schuldiner.
In 1992 they released "Destruction System" demo.
They split up in 1994 and reunited in 2010.
Pat Lind - vocals (1988-1994 & 2010-present)
Jay Visser - guitar (1982-1994 & 2010-present)
Kevin Koski - guitars (2011-present)
Bob Zabel - bass (2010-present)
Randy Wall - drums (2010-present)
Bob Sinjakovic - vocals (1987-1988)
Jim Fergades - guitars (1982-1994, 2010-?)
Mike Chappa - bass (1982-1987)
Tony Paletti - bass (1987-1990)
Gary Beimel - bass (1990-1994)
Lance Wolf - drums (1984)
Lee Reynolds - drums (1984-1994)
Chris Jacobs - drums (2010)
Speed/Thrash/Death Metal from San Jose, California, United States. Formed in 1996 and no longer active. Dekapitator started as an idea between Matt Hellfiend, Dan Bulldoze and Andy Maniac in the mid-90s. Their vinyl collections were growing, as was their distaste for modern metal. On a mission to destroy false-thrash Black Metal spinoff bands, Hellfiend and Bulldoze started auditioning different drummers in '96, until Andy came back into the picture to complete the thrashing trio. The trio recorded their split 7" with Nunslaughter in the winter of 96/97 and played shows with Dark Funeral, Birthright, Lord Weird Slough Feg, and many other local metal acts, as well as the San Bernadino Metalfest, sandwiched between the Haunted and The Ravenous. The band then recorded their debut album "We Will Destroy... You Will Obey" in 1999 with guitar guru James Murphy. Shortly thereafter Dekapitator sought to add a second guitarist, first bringing in Wes Blackwulf, who was later replaced by Brad Attitude, which also didn't last, leaving the band as a trio once again. Dekapitator continued to play throughout the Bay Area, including supporting slots for Exodus and Thor, among others. Upon reconvening a couple of years ago to get things rolling again, the band recruited new guitarist D. Attacker. Dekapitator began writing for their next full-length and playing out again. In 2007 the band completed work on said full-length, ?he Storm Before the Calm? and through a long-standing friendship, joined the Relapse Records roster.
Speed / Thrash metal band from Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Black metal band from New York City formed in early 2008 by Colin Marston, Mick Barr and Lev Weinstein.
Nick McMaster joined the band towards the end of the recording of the first album, and appears only as an additional vocalist. The bass tracks were recorded by both Mick Barr and Colin Marston.
Mick Barr - guitar, vocals
Colin Marston - guitar
Lev Weinstein - drums
Nick McMaster - bass, additional vocals
From out of the darkness comes a new EP to sear your soul, "Night Demon" , by the band Night Demon hailing from Ventura, California. A self-titled debut from a terrific 3-piece that will remind you of everything great about Heavy Metal in the early 80s.
Night Demon encompasses the best about that era, but they bring the genre into the modern day with ease. Although they've been compared to NWOBHM acts like Angel Witch, Saxon, Diamondhead, and Samson, as well as some American ones like Riot, they have composed material that sounds fresh in today's world. They breathe new life into the genre with just four fun cuts:
1. Night Demon
2. The Chalice
3. Ancient Evil
"Night Demon" is a classic, fist-pumping rock anthem right from the start, extolling the virtues of being Night Demon in verse. With the power of Metal your town is doomed by Night Demon!! Or at least your beer supply. Driving bass lines reminiscent of old Iron Maiden accompany vocals remindful of Guy Speranza of Riot. This first tune lets you know what the rest of the album will be like. They don't stray far from the formula of the era but they exercise everything that was good about it. Without missing a beat, everything that was awesome about the time is brought to new life.
Night Demon Official Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrX95-9W_so
"The Chalice" rings true of some of the best of that power-driven metal that combines into a single, catchy, sing-along song, like every song on this album, really. Lyrically, it is one of those songs that just epitomizes what this style of music is supposed to bring. Sealing the selling of one's soul over a drink with the Devil is just another day for some. With deep bass lines, catchy guitar hooks, and an eerie vocal approach, it is perhaps the best executed song on the album.
"Ancient Evil". Now any song about Cthulu better be well done or you're toast. Good for these guys that they did it right!! Storytelling at its best drawing from H.P. Lovecraft's works, it is a fast-paced barn burner that chugs along like a freight train from opening to end. Steeped in classic metal, this cut depends heavily on the vocal performance being delivered properly while eliciting excitement from the listener. Mission is accomplished on this tune, with a delivery that shows the ability and range of Jarvis Leatherby's vocals.
"Ritual" closes out the album with a classic double-time thrash piece. Kicking right off with pressing guitar riffs and thunderous drums, this song rips right into you from the start. As the EP started so it ends, reminding everyone that the "Ritual" involves Night Demon, circles of fans, and drinking to be sure. No town will be spared the devastation of a rampaging Rock Band. No magic will protect you from the Night Demon...
Embodying everything that was fun and great of a past era, this band is definitely keeping it old school. They deliver with every song, and show no signs of slowing. Already they have played all over Europe in many festivals including Germany's Keep It True Festival 2014. The KIT is legendary for delivering metal to the masses year in and year out at sold out shows. This band isn't out to change any musical landscapes. They are simply recreating music from a time when great music was plentiful and drawing from its best examples. Whether it's thunderous and driving rhythms or searing guitars and vocals, this EP delivers the best of the era. It ends far too soon, doesn't overstay, and leaves you wanting more in just under 15 minutes.
Consisting of Jarvis Leatherby on vocals/bass, Brent Woodward on guitar, and Dusty Squiers on drums, this is an amazing power trio with a ranged vocalist that allows the band to slide around so many of the great sounds of the times. We are destined to hear more of this band, so add their patch to your denim jacket and let the claws of the Night Demon pull you in...
NERVOSA is an all female thrash metal power trio from São Paulo, Brazil, formed by Fernanda Lira (Bass and Vocals), Prika Amaral (Guitars and Backing Vocals) and Luana Dametto (Drums).
Fernanda Lira - Vocals & Bass
Prika Amaral - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Luana Dametto - Drums
Heavy Metal band from Los Angeles (USA) in the vein of the early NWOBHM, formed in 2012.
Carlos Gutierrez - Vocals
Jon Rubio - Guitar
Jay Vazquez - Guitar
Kelsey Wilson - Bass
Death metal band from California, US.
Thrash metal band from Mexico. Founded in 2005 by Col.KMU (guitars & vocals), Corp.Picos (Drums) Recruit Crio (bass).
American black/ thrash metal band from Oakland, California. Founded in 2013. Not to be confused with a similar named Black Metal band from Fort Worth, Texas.