England may not be the first country that comes to mind when it comes to thrash metal, yet, it’s hard not to think of ONSLAUGHT when mentioning legendary bands of the genre. Power From Hell (1985) and The Force (1986) have a well deserved place in the collection of any old school metal fanatic and the British quintet continues to release quality thrash records.
After a fifteen year hiatus, ONSLAUGHT returned in 2007 with the triumphant release of their Killing Peace full-length, featuring the high-speed thrash attack ONSLAUGHT was notorious for. The record was a fist in the face of anyone who deemed the Brits dead.
Now in 2010, a new chapter begins, as ONSLAUGHT are prepared to release their fifth studio album Sounds Of Violence. Due for North American release on February 8th, 2011 via Germany’s AFM Records — right in time to celebrate this cult band’s 25th anniversary — the album falls perfectly in line with Killing Peace, yet broadens the classic ONSLAUGHT style once again, helping the band maintain an original edge. Recorded and produced in the renowned Hansen-Studios (Destruction, Heathen, Mercenary), the blazing record boasts ten brand new original tracks, as well as a cover of Motörhead’s classic “Bomber,” featuring guest appearances by Phil Campbell (Motörhead) and Tom Angelripper (Sodom). View the “Bomber” video, studio footage from the recording of the album below.
In celebration of the new release of Sounds Of Violence, ONSLAUGHT vocalist Sy Keeler and guitarist Nige Rockett will be available for phone interviews over the coming weeks! The first interview sessions will be held this upcoming Tuesday January 18th and Wednesday, January 19th, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm EST both days. Please get in touch with Earsplit right away to secure one of these interview slots. Email interviews are also available with the band.
ONSLAUGHT have confirmed a headlining European tour for this April as well as appearances on some of the biggest European festivals throughout the year, and are now devising a full North American tour for later in the year! Stay tuned for further updates on ONSLAUGHT all year long as they are confirmed.