U.K. cult thrashers ONSLAUGHT have just unveiled the cover artwork of their new album “Sounds Of Violence” (to be released on January 28th). They will release a double single “The Sound of Violence” / “Bomber” on December 17th. The song “Bomber” (Motörhead cover) is already available for streaming on ONSLAUGHT’s MySpace.
Onslaught guitarist Nige Rockett comments:
“We’re really stoked to finally be getting some new material out in the public domain, its been such a long time since the ‘Killing Peace’ album and this will be a great little sampler for the upcoming album release in early 2011..
‘The Sound of Violence’ track is a cool representation of things to come, its got a real old school Onslaught feel but its very contemporary at the same time… a real angry no nonsense thrasher…..
Regarding the ‘Bomber’ cover: Motorhead have always been a huge influence on Onslaught and our relationship goes back a long long way.. So when we decided to have some fun and do a cover song in the studio, this track immediately sprang to mind, especially as its relative to the theme of the new album… We’ve given it a pretty aggressive Onslaught slant and thrashed it up little, but still very much retaining the original identity of the song..
To make things a little more interesting, we thought we would like to add some very special guests into the mix….
We asked Phil (Campbell) if he would like to come and thrash out with us and play some guitar on the track… the answer was an undoubted ‘Yes’…
Things we’re sounding pretty cool in rehearsal but just missing that tiny piece of magic / the icing on the cake… Then Phil came in and played that awesome riff in his style and everything just fell right into place…
We also had the idea that our friend ‘Tom Angelripper (Sodom) would sound perfect sharing the vocal duties with our own Mr Keeler, we knew Tom Was in the studio recording the new Sodom record so the timing was perfect….we sent over the tracks and Tom did the rest, he laid down some great fucking vocals as you will hear and its really added something special to the final result…
As you can tell really I’m buzzing about all this… its an exciting time to be in Onslaught right now……….”
Back in the 80s they surely belonged to one of the most influential and also experimental bands of their genre. Let us be honest – Who does not remember a gem like 1986‘s “The Force”! After a long break of 13 years, ONSLAUGHT returned in 2005, due to the great demand of the fans and critics all over the world, with yet another stunning release entitled “Killing Peace” (2007). Now the time has come to give you thrash fans out there, what you have been waiting for. The band is recording a new record as we speak and it will see the light of day soon! This being said there is nothing more than to give this band a warm welcome here at AFM!
The band about the signing: ” WE’RE SO VERY STOKED TO BE JOINING THE ‘AFM RECORDS’ ROSTER, OUR DEAL WITH ‘CANDLELIGHT’ HAD EXPIRED AND AS ALWAYS ONSLAUGHT WERE LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE. THERE WERE SEVERAL LABELS INTERESTED IN SIGNING THE BAND, BUT ‘AFM’ SAID ALL THE RIGHT THINGS AND MADE ALL THE RIGHT MOVES SO IT WASN’T A HARD CHOICE. ALSO SEEING WHAT THE LABEL DID WITH THE LATEST ‘FEAR FACTORY’ ALBUM BACKED UP OUR DECISION. IT KINDA FEELS LIKE WHEN WE WERE SIGNED TO ‘MUSIC FOR NATIONS’ VERY PERSONAL AND VERY FRIENDLY ON EVERY LEVEL RIGHT UP TO THE LABEL OWNER… WE HAVE A REAL GOOD FEELING ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM RELEASE AND A VERY DISTINCTIVE VISION, AFM ARE RIGHT BEHIND THIS 110%, WE’RE GONNA MAKE A GREAT TEAM AND TOGETHER WE’RE GONNA DELIVER SOME KICK ASS NEW TUNES….”
NIGE ROCKETT and ONSLAUGHT