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UK thrashers Onslaught announce new album details and UK live shows

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UK thrashers ONSLAUGHT have become one of THE bands that are now synonymous with the brilliance of and endurance of today’s thrash movement and it is to the delight of fans and critics around the world when the band announces the release of a new record… Time once again to prepare, because the band, led by charismatic singer Sy Keeler and powerhouse guitar duo Nige Rockett and Andy Rosser-Davies, is set to set the world of thrash on fire again with new album “VI”!! Put simply, if you like your thrash metal ‘Uncompromising’ and with that extra edge, then this is the album for you and September 20th 2013 (UK: September 23rd, USA: September 24th)  is your wake-up call.

On first listen tracks such as “Chaos Is King” (the furious opener), “Children Of The Sand”, and “Dead Man Walking” pin ears to the speakers and prove that a move to producer ‘Plec’ Johansson (who mixed the finished article) has given the Keeler vocal an edge that even their definitive 80’s years couldn’t quite capture. With a groove that is dominant, ONSLAUGHT are once again where they should be, ripping up the form book!

“Even at this early, early stage,” says guitarist Rockett, “everyone who has heard “VI” has different stand out tracks…. “Chaos Is King” is a very worthy opening track for an Onslaught album, right up there with “Let There Be Death” and “Born For War”. Definitely the most aggressive song we have ever written, it’s a real relentless thrash out from start to finish that really pushed the boundaries of our playing to the max. It’s actually a prequel to the track “Code Black” on the last album lyrically. If you listen to the intro of “Code Black”, you will hear the end of “Chaos Is King” ... There was a lot of forward planning involved in this.”

“Children Of The Sand” is ONSLAUGHT’s biggest experiment to date without question. Lyrically it reflects the fragile situation in the Middle East, which is inherently caused by religion and the indoctrination it breeds. The music paints a very dark, eastern sounding backdrop for the lyrics and we’ve actually incorporated a 'real string section' and 'female vocals’ to enhance the whole theme!” “Dead Man Walking” is another different kind of track for ONSLAUGHT. It has this kind of brutal and ferocious Judas Priest vibe to it. It’s probably the most simplistic song on the album, but you can feel the hate as soon as the first note kicks in..!”

UK DATES:

Oct 09  Blyth and Tyne w/ Onslaught Northumberland,

Oct 10  Birmingham Institute/Temple Rooms w/ Onslaught

Oct 11  Bierkeller  Bristol

Oct 12  The Garage  London

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