The American thrash-metal movement brought us the Big 4–Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax–but there are numerous other bands to come out of that scene who are worthy of whip-lashing along to: Exodus, Testament, Overkill, and many more. Here is our sure-to-be controversial list of the 14 most essential classic American thrash albums. Check it out […]
A lovely metalhead by the name of Johanna Priestess has created this fun quiz, which determines which type of metal best suits you based on your personality, beliefs, interests, and style. Play below and let us know what you think of the results.
Richmond, Virginia neo-crossover kings Municipal Waste have recently joined the worldwide Nuclear Blast Records roster. “It took a real long time to decide what we were going to do for our next record,” says frontman Tony Foresta. “We wanted to work with a label that were not only fans of the band and our music, […]
Long-running Italian death-thrash band Necrodeath have announced their definitive retrospective CD, The Age of Fear, which is due out in North America on June 14 via Scarlet Records. The 15-track anthology features tracks spanning every album in the band’s discography, starting with 1987’s debut album, Into The Macabre, through their latest release, Old Skull. In […]
Norwegian blackened thrash metal masters Aura Noir have announced its first-ever North American tour titled “Black Thrash Over North America.” The 11-city trek will kick off on May 27th at the coveted Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore and will conclude in Mexico City on June 11th. Check below for complete list of dates. Aura Noir formed […]
In honor of the hugely anticipated Big 4 Festival in Indio, California, on April 23, Revolver has put out The Big Four special collector’s issue, chronicling the history of thrash metal’s most legendary bands. The magazine is on newsstands now, as well as available online here. While making the issue, we talked to some of the […]
Lars Ulrich looks back on his relationship with Dave Mustaine.
Former Slayer and Testament drummer Jon Dette will fill in for drummer Darren Minter of cult Bay Area thrash band Heathen during the group’s upcoming North American tour with legendary German thrashers Destruction and Texas-based thrash act Warbeast. Commented Heathen: “Darren is unable to join us on the North American tour due to previous work […]
In celebration of the upcoming Big Four shows—featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax—Revolver has created a new, special collector’s issue all about the giants of thrash metal. It hits newsstands today and is also available for purchase online here. The issue features all-new, exclusive interviews with members from each group talking about how they’ve crossed […]