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Grief of War

Created in Tokyo, Japan in 2002, Grief of Battle was a death/thrash steel (their description was “Samurai Crunch”) group that first produced waves within their house country if they released their demo material, a self-titled collection, in 2003. In 2004, the music group began to strike levels in Japan, and …

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Exmortus

A hard-hitting Bay Region thrash metallic quartet who incorporate components of progressive, loss of life, neo-classical, and twin-guitar-based power metallic to their already mighty aural attack, Exmortus will be the missing hyperlink between Testament, Kids of Bodom, Manowar, and Yngwie Malmsteen. Co-founded in 2002 by Conan (vocals, acoustic guitar) and …

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Detente

Veteran thrash music group Detente were shaped in 1984 by vocalist Dawn Crosby and drummer Dennis Butler, eventually cementing right into a quintet using the improvements of guitarists Caleb Quinn and Ross Robinson and bassist Steve Hochheiser. (Robinson later on became an effective producer, perhaps most widely known for his …

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Woe of Tyrants

Chillicothe, OH-based progressive death metal quintet Woe of Tyrants created in 2004 round the skills of vocalist Chris Catanzaro, bassist Shaun Gunter, drummer Johnny Roberts, and guitarists Matt Kincaid and Nick Dozer. Equivalent parts past due-’80s thrash (Testament, Dark Angel) and contemporary Scandinavian death metallic (Amon Amarth, Kids of Bodom), …

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Acid Drinkers

A hard-hitting Polish thrash steel device in the vein of early Testament, Kreator, Agnostic Entrance, and D.R.We., Acid Drinkers produced in 1986 throughout the abilities of Tomasz “Titus” Pukacki (vocals, bass) and Robert “Litza” Friedrich (electric guitar, vocals). Among the leading lamps in the lively Polish thrash picture, the band …

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Metal Church

Created in Seattle in 1982, Metallic Church contains vocalist David Wayne, guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Craig Wells, bassist Duke Erickson, and drummer Kirk Arrington. Their 1985 self-titled debut recording, documented when the thrash/rate metallic genre was still growing, made an enormous splash within the picture, as do its related follow-up, …

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Testament

Testament were the largest thrash metallic music group to never reach the platinum plateau. Actually, the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA quintet seemed around the verge of demanding Metallica (their most apparent influence) within the melodic thrash sweepstakes, but their work toward the very best was ultimately derailed by inconsistency, poor …

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Hirax

Buena Recreation area, CA’s Hirax formed in 1984 and achieved only average success through the initial outbreak of thrash within the 1980s, yet their cult following is continuing to grow exponentially within the years since, to the stage where they’re now frequently cited one of the genre’s important — and …

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Alex Skolnick

Although he first found the eye of guitar fans world-wide as an associate of thrash metallists Testament, Alex Skolnick has truly gone to put his metallic days mainly behind him and only his real love: jazz fusion. Given birth to in 1968 in Berkeley, California, Skolnick’s desire for rock and …

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Overkill

A fundamental element of the first 1980s thrash steel movement, NJ quartet Overkill were formed in 1980 by vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and guitarist Bobby Gustafson, and in addition included bassist D.D. Verni and drummer Rat Skates (afterwards changed by Sid Falck). The music group garnered a popularity for brutal, …

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