Seattle’s COVEN [metal] remain as one of the earlier and more notorious shock-comedy-Thrash bands. Originally just named Coven, they formed in the mid 1980’s just north of Seattle Washington. The classic lineup featured Dean Babbitt & Paul Hash on Guitars, Neal Babbitt on drums, Gary Peebles on bass and Jay Clark on vocals. They recorded and produced their debut ‘Blessed Is The Black’ between June and October of 1986. The album was eventually released in 1988 on the Ever Rat label. Musically, the band offered straight ahead Thrash mixed with some of the the most vile and offensive lyrics imaginable. No target was spared the bands caustic brand of humour but a particular favorite seemed to be organized religion. and more specifically Christianity.
Started out in 2005, the band have played in important festivals such Maryland Death Fest 2010 (US) and Live Evil Festival in London.
Nekromantheon or Nekromanteion literally means ”oracle of death” or ”oracle of the dead” in Greek and it was a temple of necromancy.
Seventh Angel is a British Christian metal band that formed in 1987. The band was known for its combination of doom metal and thrash metal. According to Cross Rhythms magazine, they were considered to be thrash metal pioneers, and they released the albums The Torment (1990) and Lament for the Weary (1991).
Tantara is a THRASH METAL band from Hamar, Norway, formed in 2009. They play a style of thrash metal influenced by bands such as Heathen, Vio-Lence, and Metallica. The band recorded their debut album, Based on Evil in the summer of 2011 with former Metallica producer Flemming Rasmussen, and the album was released in August of 2012 on Indie Recordings
Channel Zero is a Belgian heavy metal band, formed in Brussels, Belgium, in 1990. They are one of the best known heavy metal bands from Belgium and were often referred to as “the Belgian Metallica.” They disbanded at the height of their career in 1997, however in 2009, the band announced a series of reunion gigs starting in January 2010.Channel Zero is a Belgian heavy metal band, formed in Brussels, Belgium, in 1990. They are one of the best known heavy metal bands from Belgium and were often referred to as “the Belgian Metallica.” They disbanded at the height of their career in 1997, however in 2009, the band announced a series of reunion gigs starting in January 2010.
Obituary is an American death metal band formed in 1984 in Tampa, Florida under the name Executioner, then changed the name’s spelling to Xecutioner, and later changed their name to Obituary in 1988. The band comprises vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarist Trevor Peres and bassist Terry Butler. The band is a fundamental act in the development of death metal music and one of the most successful death metal bands in the world.
Destruction are a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the “three kings” of the Teutonic thrash metal scene, the others being KREATOR and Sodom. All three of these bands are often credited with helping pioneer black metal by containing several elements of what was to become the genre. Destruction were originally named Knight of Demon, but changed their name in 1984. For most of the 1990s, Destruction was not signed to a major record label and were forced to self-produce their albums until they signed a contract with Nuclear Blast in the 2000s.
Depressive Age is a German Thrash-Metal-Band from Berlin. The band started in DDR, but they got popular only after the fall of the Wall.
Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. The band rose to mainstream success in 1992 with their second album Legion, and is credited as the second best-selling death metal band of the Soundscan Era, after Cannibal Corpse. Since their debut album in 1990, Deicide has released eleven studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums and two live DVDs. I
Dekapitator started as an idea between Matt Hellfiend, Dan Bulldoze and Andy Maniac in the mid-90s. Their vinyl collections were growing, as was their distaste for modern metal. On a mission to destroy false-thrash Black Metal spinoff bands, Hellfiend and Bulldoze auditioned different drummers in ‘96, until Andy came back into the picture to complete the thrashing trio.