In the mid to late 80’s the thrash scene was thriving in both the secular market and in the Christian market. Bands like Vengeance Rising, Deliverance, Sacrament and Believer we’re leading the pack in the Christian thrash circuit. In 1989 somewhere in ….Pennsylvania…. a demo tape would emerge that would make a long lasting impression on the Christian Thrash scene. That demo was called… ‘Totally Possessed’ The band… THRESHER!!!!!
The band would release and distribute only 500 copies of that first demo tape, selling it at their shows and through print magazines like Heaven’s Metal. That demo would catch the eye of many people in the scene and in the industry. This tape, if you can find one today, goes for quite a few bucks on sites like eBay!
After the success of the demo the band would next record a couple of tracks that would be included on two much sought after compilations for REX Records. This would garner even more attention on this young and thriving band. Next, with label interest in both the Christian and Secular markets, they would go in and record what would be their next and ultimately their final, full length release entitled ‘Here I Am’
‘Here I Am’ was to be their break through album, and was recorded live in the studio with very few overdubs at Lifeline Studios in ….Pennsylvania….. But ultimately the band would begin to deteriorate as they battled to try and balance both music and their personal lives. The album would ultimately never be released and has been locked away for close to 20 years, until now!!!
After all these years, Roxx Records, in conjunction with Thresher, is set to release this long lost treasure upon the world in a Limited Edition CD format. Eight never before released tracks, these tracks, while locked away for years, have stood the test of time and are still relevant and stand up with the best of them in today’s Thrash scene.
On ..May 1st 2009.. this CD can be yours, and we hope it touches your life as it has ours! Pre-orders have begun now and the first 100 copies only will come with a BONUS CD recording of that much sought after, highly collectible, demo ‘Totally Possessed’! That’s right the first 100 orders only will be shipped as a 2 CD set with a copy of the EXTREMELY Limited edition demo that started it
Metal Mind Productions presents re-release of Treponem Pal’s third studio album from 1993 – “Excess & Overdrive”. Treponem Pal, the most respected industrial band from France, was formed in 1986, in a time when pop glitz or American glam metal reigned the European music scene. Back then industrial metal was just starting to grow, however the genre’s turning point was close – groups such as Skinny Puppy and Front 242 begun aggressively marking their presence on the scene.
“Excess & Overdrive” is one of the best heavy industrial albums and at the same time the most successful LP from Treponem Pal’s back catalogue. It was produced by Franz Treichler of The Young Gods and featured the club hit “Pushing You Too Far”. New digipak edition includes 2 bonus tracks. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc and limited to 2000 copies. The release date is set up for 9th February in Europe and 10th March in USA (via MVD).
“Excess & Overdrive” (remastered + bonus tracks)
1. Out of Reach
2. Pushing you too far
3. Excess & Overdrive
4. For progress
5. Crimson Garden
7. Nowhere Land
8. Blow me out
10. Full Moon
11. Excess (trance mix)
12. Pushing you too far (tribal mix)
13. Pushing you (com trance remix)
BADMOUTH´s debut single “Heartbreaker”, a cover of Pat Benatar’s smash hit from 1979. The single is released as a download and is available at iTunes and amazon etc www.myspace.com/badmouthswe
If you were one of the people that wanted to check out the Punisher War Zone movie, but missed it in the short span that it was at the box office, never fear! The movie will be released on DVD and Blue ray on March 17th.
The soundtrack for this movie is a pretty impressive mix of hard rock and metal. It features the first new Rob Zombie song in quite some time, as well as some great tracks by Slipknot, Slayer, Seether, and Static-X.
I have never been a big fan of movie soundtracks, but I found myself headbanging quite a bit to this disc. Some of the songs are extremely heavy and are not for the feint of heart.
If you haven’t picked up Slipknot’s new CD yet, this soundtrack features their new song “Psychosocial”. This is easily the best song off of their new CD “All Hope is Gone”. To my ears, this one of the coolest new heavy metal tracks to be released in recent years.
Not every song falls in the hard rock & metal genre. “Genesis” from Justice is a pop/dance music tune. “Showdown” from Pendulum falls closer to the techno side of the fence. It has a harder edge to it, which makes it quite listenable. These songs seem like an odd fit amongst so many hard rock and metal acts, but they do sound good when played loudly, and offers a good breaking point amongst the heavier tracks.
I can honestly say that I haven’t listened to Hatebreed or Rammallah before. Hatebreed’s style of metal reminds me a lot of Slipknot. The singer has an extremely coarse voice. The guitars are heavy and the percussion is very good.
Ramallah reminds me of a cross between Rammstein and Nine Inch Nails. It is interesting, but not essential.
If you are a fan of today’s metal acts, you will likely enjoy this soundtrack. To me, the first three songs on this disc are worth the price of admission. This is the only place you will find Rob Zombie’s “War Zone” making this a must own CD. You can listen to Rob Zombie’s War Zone at this link.
1. War Zone – Rob Zombie
2. Final Six - Slayer
3. Psychosocial – Slipknot
4. Historia Calamitatum – Rise Against
5. Fallen – Seether
6. Bulletproof - Kerli
7. Take Me Away – 7 Days Away
8. The Past Is Proof – Senses Fail
9. Butterfly Wings – Machines Of Loving Grace
10. Genesis – Justice
11. Showdown – Pendulum
12. Refuse/Resist – Hatebreed
13. Lunatic – Static-X
14. Days of Revenge – Ramallah
New audio samples are available of the up and coming Kingdom Come CD, “Magnified”. Check them out at the Lenny Wolf myspace page.
According to TMZ.com, former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler was arrested on Monday, January 26 and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance — a misdemeanor. He was released the same day at 10:50 a.m. on $50,527 bail. No court date has been set.
Steven‘s representatives tell TMZ.com that Adler was **NOT** under the influence of drugs at the time of his arrest. Adler — who was busted last July for possession of narcotics, being under the influence and for an outstanding warrant, and was ordered by the court to stay at the Pasadena Recovery Center — was arrested this past Monday because he hadn’t finished his community service in the time frame given by the judge. The representatives say Adler went to register as a drug offender — also court-ordered — on January 26, when cops acted on the arrest warrant stemming from the unfinished community service. He was charged with “being under the influence of a controlled substance” because that was the original charge from his July arrest.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net