Back in April, we asked Havok frontman David Sanchez to pick his top five thrash albums, and among undeniable classics such as Reign in Blood and Master of Puppets, he highlighted one largely overlooked speed-metal record that has, in his words, "somehow remained under many people's radars": The Unquenchable Thirst, by Sacramento, California's Psychosomatic. "It's a perfect marriage of thrash-metal technicality with punk-rock attitude," Sanchez enthused.
Formed in 1988, the underappreciated metal veterans have six albums to their name and have played thousands of shows, with the likes of Exodus, Vio-Lence, Death Angel, M.O.D. and D.R.I. Their forthcoming seventh LP, The Invisible Prison, is due out August 28th via Nefarious Industries and was produced by none other than superfan Sanchez himself. (You can pre-order it via the label's store or Bandcamp.) Today (July 30th), the band has teamed with Revolver to premiere the LP's latest single, the ripping "Fortune Dealer," which features Sanchez in another role: guest vocalist.
Psychosomatic's Jeff Salgado enthuses, "We definitely wanted Dave to do a guest appearance so 'Fortune Dealer' was a good fit. His screams match the witch's persona in the song lyrics perfectly. We hope to work with Dave again soon."
As for Sanchez, he tells us, "I had a blast making The Invisible Prison with the Psycho guys. I drove from Colorado to California with a loaded car and we built a makeshift studio in their rehearsal room. In the middle of tracking, they asked me to do vocals on 'Fortune Dealer' and I was happy to do 'em. It's always fun to scream my head off, but especially when it's with a band I love. This whole record rips and I'm honored to have been a part of it."