Thrash

Thrash

Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead guitar work. The lyrical subject matter often includes criticism of The Establishment, opposition to armed conflicts, and at times shares a disdain for the Christian religion with that of black metal. The language is typically direct and denunciatory, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.

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  • Exodus
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    Exodus

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    The original architects of the thrash metal scene, EXODUS has battled every kind of adversity over the past 30 years and used it all as fuel to stoke their ever-raging fire. Short-lived trends, line-up shifts, label conflicts, even the death of founding vocalist Paul Baloff couldn’t stop the beas...

  • Slayer
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    Slayer

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    Slayer was an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, drummer Dave Lombardo and bassist/vocalist Tom Araya.

    Slayer's fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside ...

  • Anthrax
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    Anthrax

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    Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. The group is considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene from the 1980s and is part of the "Big Four" of the genre, along with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer.

  • Megadeth

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    Known for their technically complex guitar work and musicianship, Megadeth is one of the "big four" of American thrash metal along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer, responsible for the genre's development and popularization. Their music features complex arrangements and fast rhythm sections, d...

  • Testament

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    Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band's current lineup comprises guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, lead vocalist Chuck Billy, drummer Gene Hoglan, and bassist Steve Di Giorgio.

  • Rezet
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    Rezet

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    Since releasing their debut album “Have Gun, Will Travel ” in 2010, REZET are known for delivering high-class Thrash Metal with a unique blend and different taste.

    The northern Germans‘ successful mix of cutting riffs, pounding grooves, catchy vocals and intelligent lyrics have always made them ...

  • Kreator

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    Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen, formed in 1982. Their current lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Miland "Mille" Petrozza, drummer Jürgen "Ventor" Reil, lead guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö, and bassist Frédéric Leclercq.

  • Tankard
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    Tankard

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    Tankard is a German thrash metal band from Frankfurt, founded in 1982. Alongside Kreator, Destruction and Sodom, Tankard is often considered one of the "Big Four" of Teutonic thrash metal. Stylistically, Tankard have consistently played thrash metal that thematically centers primarily on alcohol ...

  • Traitor
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    Traitor

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    The story of TRAITOR begins in 2009, when after various fun projects of the individual band members finally nails with heads are made. In the same year, two demos are released. "Thrash Metal Victory" and "Inclination To Aggression", which reap pretty fat laurels in the underground, so the directi...

  • Kings Of Thrash

    GRAMMY® Award winning bassist David Ellefson and guitarists Jeff Young and Chris Poland reunite to perform the early Thrash classics.

  • Kings Of Thrash

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    Ex-MEGADETH members DAVID ELLEFSON, JEFF YOUNG and CHRIS POLAND.

    KINGS OF THRASH materialized after Ellefson and Young reunited on stage on May 10 at Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, as part of a ...