ONSLAUGHT: UK Thrash Legends’ First North American Tour Begins Tonight

The first-EVER North American tour for England’s thrash commanders ONSLAUGHT finally begins tonight, erupting in the city of Seattle. Following the kickoff this evening the tour will blast its way through nineteen other metal havens across the continent towards the East Coast, wrapping up in Brooklyn in three weeks, with direct support from all ex-Venom supergroup M-pire Of Evil. ONSLAUGHT‘s exclusive 90-minute set for the Scream For Violence 2012 North American tour spans their back catalog, including the classic Power from Hell, The Force and In Search of Sanity LPs, in addition to their more recently praised crushing comeback albums Killing Peace and Sounds of Violence.

ONSLAUGHT are amassing as much video footage as possible from this tour for an upcoming release so any journalists interested in covering one of the shows or conducting an interview with the legendary outfit should contact Earsplit PR immediately to set something up.

ONSLAUGHT Scream For Violence North American Tour 2012:
3/19/2012 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
3/20/2012 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
3/21/2012 The Pound – Oakland, CA
3/22/2012 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
3/23/2012 Jumping Turtle – San Diego, CA
3/24/2012 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
3/26/2012 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
3/27/2012 *TBA – Laredo, TX
3/29/2012 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
3/30/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
3/31/2012 House of Rock – Dayton, OH
4/01/2012 Blondies – Detroit, MI
4/03/2012 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
4/04/2012 The Katacombs – Montreal, QC
4/06/2012 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
4/07/2012 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

ONSLAUGHT‘s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album Sounds Of Violence was released in North American in February 2011 via AFM Records. 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).

“…this is as good as metal gets… 10/10” – Ultimate Guitar

“…a no-brainer recommendation for fans of no-bullshit thrash.” – Blabbermouth

“…Onslaught’s finest effort. Everything comes together here… 5/5” – Dangerdog

“…the darkest, meanest sounding and heaviest album in their career. 4/5” – Metal Rules

“…a massive dose of skull-crushing metal with first-rate guitar work…” – About.com