“this Des Moines outfit plays a classy brand of classic thrash a la Testament, Heathen and Pantera with a little Type O Negative in there as well as a singer who can sing and everything,” – DECIBEL Magazine
Green Death’s 2nd album, “Manufacturing Evil”-“ The much-anticipated follow-up to the uber-excellent heavy metal melting pot that was 2013’s The Deathening” – DECIBEL MAGAZINE
A way to describe Green Death: Danzig and Peter Steele (Type O Negative) had a baby, and that baby listens to a lot of Slayer!
So Underground…You’ll Need a Shovel!
The killer street thrash band known as REIGN was formed in 2013 in Chicago IL. Fusing death metal rhythms , progressive song layering, old school thrash riffs, and a punk attitude, REIGN is a sonic force to be reckoned with.
Throughout 2013 they built an underground following, gained a reputation for high energy shows and toured the midwest (without any recorded material!). In 2014 REIGN released a single, “New World Order”(DEMO). In early 2015 REIGN released their first self-produced EP “WMD” and began a small scale national tour, playing dates on the West Coast and Midwest.
Vicious Attack is an extreme thrash metal band from the southside of Chicago, Illinois. Formed during the summer of 2007, the band immediately made their presence known playing shows through the city and suburbs. In January of 2008 Vicious Attack recorded a two track demo with Bob O’Connor of Creature Feature Studios and distributed it through the area. They continued to hammer out shows throughout Chicago-land, playing major venues like Reggie’s Rock Club and The Beat Kitchen, and continued to cement their reputation as a fierce, energetic live act. In March of 2009 Vicious Attack recorded their Blade of the Reaper EP. Engineered by Bob Pop and Mike at Gunpoint Studios and mastered by Joe Diliberto at Tonal Eclipse Studios, Blade of the Reaper showed the band progressing into a faster, more focused sound. Vicious Attack is set to record their first full length and play shows throughout the midwest.
Vicious Attack has had the pleasure to share the stage with D.R.I., Evile, M.O.D., Havok, Hatchet, Jungle Rot, Degradation, Lair of the Minotaur, Merciless Death, Lazarus A.D., Bonded by Blood, Early Man, Exmortus, Diamond Plate and many others.
Contemporarily old-fashioned Heavy Metal.
Opacia is a Melodic Death/Thrash metal band from Chicago IL who strives to achieve fast and blinding riffs, in combination with melody. Pulling influence from Exmortus, Holy Grail, Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, and Death; the band brings in the speed and ferocity of thrash metal along with the heaviness and brutality of Death/Melodic death metal.