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Antichrist – Forbidden World (High Roller Records, 2011)

Anyone who knows me from my posts on the Thrashmania Facebook page will be aware I’m a total old-school head. There are a few exceptions to my (mainly 1980s) tastes in Thrash, this album being one of them. Antichrist formed in Växjö, Sweden, in 2005. They released two demos, “Crushing Metal Tape” in 2009, and “Put To […]

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Bulldozer – The Day Of Wrath (Roadrunner Records, 1985)

  There’s been many albums made by Italian Thrash and Thrash-based bands over the years. Only a handful of them are what I’d consider classics, this being one of them (also the first two Necrodeath albums and Schizo’s “Main Frame Collapse“). Bulldozer had been active as a band from 1980, at one point calling themselves […]

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Necrodeath – Into The Macabre (Nightmare Productions, 1987)

Necrodeath formed in Italy as Ghostrider in summer 1984. They released one demo under that name, “Mayhemic Destruction“, in 1985 (more Goth-tinged Speed Metal than the Black Thrash they would become). They changed their name to Necrodeath after this, and released a demo, “The Shining Pentagram” , later in ’85. “Into The Macabre” was recorded […]

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Stress – Stress (Independent release, 1982)

This album holds the honour of being the first Metal album ever released by a Brazilian band. Formed in Belem, Brazil in 1974 as Pingo D’Agua, the band changed their name to Stress in 1977 . Stress have been active since then, releasing several demos, singles, and albums over the years. The music on this […]

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5 Underground Brazilian Thrash Albums

South America is one of my most favourite areas of the world for Metal, and a large number of those bands are from Brazil. Here’s five underground gems of Brazilian Thrash Metal: 1. Chakal – Abominable Anno Domini (Cogumelo Records, 1987) Chakal formed in 1985 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. They put out a demo and […]

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10 Old School Underground Albums Everyone Needs To Hear

Every thrasher needs to have these 10 diamonds in the rough in their collection.