Russian death/thrashers POKERFACE have released a video to “The World Is Yours”, an Arch Enemy – coversong. Guest lead guitar was played bt Lisaveta Schtoltz.



Lineup: LadyOwl - Vox, Xen Ritter - Guitars, Lisaveta Schtolz - Guitars (guest star), DedMoroz - Bass, Roman Pankow - Drums

Video production, post-production and effects: Dmitry Morsus (AMORSUS STUDIO)

Location: Sunlightstudio, Moscow

Recording, mastering and mixing: Konstantin Vihrev

Backline provided by: MetalStuff

The band was created in Moscow in 2013. Doctor (drums) and Dietrich (guitar) organized a group with ironic name – POKERFACE. The band got over some changes of musicians, but it has never stopped  to work  intensively in studio and on stage and finally had crystallized its unique style. POKERFACE shared the stage with such famous  bands as Sodom, Onkel Tom, Sister Sin, Knorkator, Sepultura, Overkill, Claustrofobia, Children of Bodom, VaderMegadeth, Kreator, Death DTA and Infected Rain.

Greek heavymetallers AFTER DUSK have just released a playthrough video to “Kings Of Misery”. The song comes from the new AFTER DUSK album "The Character Of Physical Law”.

Link to the video:

After Dusk is a heavy metal band from Athens, Greece founded in 1998. They have released 3 full-length albums and played many concerts in venues and festivals. The band describes their music by a quote, written by the press, for one of their records:  “…pure heavy metal can exist…”

Their latest album is entitled “The Character Of Physical Law”. Produced by After Dusk, engineered, mixed and mastered by George Emmanuel and released worldwide on May 23rd, 2017. The goal was to forge their heavy, thrash and black metal alloys into one…



La band greca After Dusk,  ha appena pubblicato un video  "A Corpse With A Smile", un'altra canzone  del nuovo album "The Character Of Physical Law".
After Dusk è una band heavy metal di Atene,  fondata nel 1998. Il gruppo ha pubblicato tre album  e hanno suonato molti concerti tra cui anche festival.  Il loro ultimo album è intitolato "The Character of Physical Law”, prodotto da After Dusk, progettato, mixato e masterizzato da George Emmanuel e pubblicato in tutto il mondo il 23 maggio 2017.
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A Corpse With A Smile Official Video

Terrordome, sederi nudi, tette e thrash metal. Appena pubblicato il nuovo video della band per “Welcome to The Bangbus”, canzone tratta dall’album “Machete Justice”.

VESCERA - Official Video "In The Night" released!


VESCERA has released a new video for the song "In The Night". That song is off the album "Beyond The Fight", which was released on April 7th, 2017 via PURE STEEL RECORDS. The limited vinyl edition will be released on 28th July 2017 and consists of 300 black copies, with 2 Bonustracks and insert.

The outstanding singer MICHAEL VESCERA signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records.  After his solo project, Michael Vescera finally has formed a real band. Its new album ´Beyond The Fight´ with the ex-NITEHAWKS musicians Mike Petrone (g), Frank Leone (b) and current ANNIHILATOR drummer Fabio Alessandrini is gaining critical praise all over the world!

So what you get now is the finest melodic Metal with US-american influences. Of course the production is superb and supports the heavy melodic songs at its best! If you are into melodic Metal with a really heavy edge it is a must to listen to "Beyond The Fight"!



Michael Vescera – vocals

Mike Petrone – guitars

Frank Leone – bass

Fabio Alessandrini – drums


VESCERA - "Beyond The Fight" CD @ PURE STEEL SHOP 

VESCERA - "Beyond The Fight" DL @ PURE STEEL SHOP 


Find out more about VESCERA: 


Facebook official band page here

More about Vescera

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Dutch extreme thrashers GRINDPAD have released the video for the title track off their most recent EP, “Sharkbite!”. Filmed partly live and in their practice room the video gives an insight into the fun and violence that Grindpad stands for. And of course not even the video is safe from the shark infestation!



Putting’ back the violence in Metal


In autumn of 1986 (ok, 2006…), guitarist JG was asked by some local musicians to join a metalproject. An on & off thing, nothing serious by that time. The name Grindpad was mentioned every now and then. After a few months, Axel joined the (then still nameless) project. Although it was more of a Death/Grind-band back then, JG and Axel soon realized that this Grindpad project was the perfect vehicle for them to use, to release for their hunger to make old-school violent Metal. Bored to death by the whole new wave of the countless gutless, whiny, death/core/fashion/whatever-bands, they knew that there was a place for them to bring the aggression back in Metal, as if it were a 1985 Exodus show! From mid-2007 on, Grindpad became the official name, and the machine started rolling. Cool shows and two EP’s, leading Grindpad to win the Dutch Metal Battle in 2010. More shows followed among which were Occult Fest and shows supporting Bolt Thrower, Benediction & Tankard. Bandmembers came & went, but the two-guitar-assault-engine (JG & Axel) always stayed the same. Then, in 2011 the machine collapsed when three out of five members left... Instead of quitting, JG & Axel were more determined than ever to keep the monster alive. It didn’t need to be ‘brought back’; it was never dead… Having never been fully satisfied with the musical direction, they decided that now was the time to switch one hundred percent towards the music that they always wanted to bring: violent, aggressive, old-school, non-melodic, merciless, hacking THRASH! The philosophy being: one Slayer/Exodus/Pantera song destroys an entire deathcore-army in terms of sheer energy and aggression. In 2012 Olivier and Remy joined Grindpad. With Olivier’s aggressive vocals and Remy’s pounding low bulldozer sound, the whole band was in the right mindset, and started writing an entire new set of songs. To help out on drums Paul Beltman (River of Souls, Ex-Sinister, ex-Judgement Day) was willing to put in his aggressive no nonsense drums and Grindpad was ready to attack again.Now armed with their new EP “SharkBite!”.

Grindpad aims for the things that are mostly neglected in Metalnowadays: Aggression, violence, anger.That is what Metal is all about (and always should be).

Nothing less.

And man does Grindpad get it…

Swiss thrashers Comaniac ( are releasing a playthrough video for the title track of their upcoming sophomore record. “Instruction For Destruction” deals with the motive of the album artwork. The song tells a story of a woman trying to build a divine sculpture of herself. Yet she fails due to the blind following of an instruction which leads her into her physical and mental decay. The exclusive premiere takes place at on March 9th, 9:00 AM CET.

The band say: „This song is packed with great riffing and an innovative songwriting which makes this song perfect to present it as a playthrough video. „Instruction For Destruction“ is for sure one of the most challenging songs we ever wrote and an outsanding Comaniac song with a deep and dark lyrical content.”


“Instruction For Destruction” is coming out on April 7th via SAOL Records.

Wisconsin thrashers TOXIC RUIN have just unleashed their first official video for the song "Immolation" taken from their debut release "Subterranean Terror".

The clip was filmed and edited by Vincent Sacket, Phase One Recording, January 28th, 2017.


It was shot at Stageworks Performace Hall, Sheboygan, WI.

Toxic Ruin is an original thrash metal band derived from a previous heavy metal cover band called The Ruin. After a substantial line up change in 2014, the remaining members agreed on a change of the name and over all sound of the group. Their sound is now only getting faster, heavier, and more progressive at each glimpse of new material. It can be described as straight, in your face, thrash metal, with a hints of death metal and old school rock and roll lead work, focusing on tight, consistent musicianship.

Hailing from the eastern shores of Wisconsin, Toxic Ruin only has but a few other names to share the genre with, one of which being the legendary Morbid Saint. This makes them a staple for their area where many other true heavy metal bands have faded away.



As of today, the new sampler “Metalheads support the True Victims of every War - The Children” is available for sale. are counting for a nice sum to donate to the charitable society.

As special bonus, every 10th buyer will receive a CD of their choice as a gift.

Buyers will receive their download link via the email address used with PayPal.

https://radiodiabolus. support-the-true-victims-of- every-war-the-children



01.Brocelian - Unbreakable

02.Battlecat - Hold The Line

03.Full Handsome Day - Settle The Score

04.Cockriot - One Two Three

05.Grey Attack - Let Me Go

06.Flame Rising - Flame Rising

07.Kyosis - Absolution

08.Soul Collector- The Pledge

09.Razorblade Messiah - Metal Messiah

10.Toxic Ruin - Subterranean Terror

11.Toxik Waltz -Srebrenica

12.Pokerface - Into The Inferno

13.Thrasshole - Machinegun Fire

14.Addict - Bloody Race

15.Sweeping Death - My Insanity

16.Crimson Slaughter - Bred To Obey

17.Fabulous Desaster - Faster Than Light

18.Deathinition - Online

19.Durothar - Mann Ueber Bord

20.Kemwer-Das Letzte Mahl

21.Menschenfresser - Der Nachzehrer

22.Fieberwahn - Ewige Nacht

23.Drowning In You - You Might As Well Be Burning

24.Comaniac - Secret Seed

25.Haters Paradise - Frequency Of Calamity

26.Okskura - Born In Blood

27.Pandorium - From Entirety To Individual

28.Infrared - No Peace

29.Eli Van Pike - Tears Of War

30.Eisenschwein - Der Schaman

31.Zinker - Im Winde Verweht

32.Bonus Track Rise Above - Hold On.

Russian death/thrashers POKERFACE unleashed a lyric video for "Game On" - the title track off their upcoming new record. 


Last month they launched a crowdfunding campaign for their sophomore record,''Game On''. projects/new-pokerface-album- thrash-death-metal#/


POKERFACE - The band was created in Moscow, Russia in 2013. 

POKERFACE shared the stage with such famous European bands as Sodom, Sister Sin, Knorkator.

In 2014, the band released their first EP "Terror is the law" on the label "Irond / Molot" with female vocalist Delirium Tremens.

In their work POKERFACE is looking up to the stars of American and German thrash metal, such as Slayer, Testament, Sodom, Kreator.

Speed heavy riffs, English lyrics and brutal vocals symbolizes real old school thrash metal.


In the Spring of 2015, POKERFACE arranged Russian tour with Brazilian icon Sepultura and performed a Summer tour with Overkill, Claustrofobia, Children of Bodom and Vader.


At the beginning of Autumn 2015 POKERFACE released the debut album "Divide And Rule", and played shows with Megadeth, Kreator and Infected Rain.

Donkey Punch Management is proud to announce that POKERFACE band from Moscow will be on tour with NERVOSA (Female Thrash Metal from Brazil) this October for 3 shows:






POKERFACE - The band was created in Moscow, Russia in 2013. 

POKERFACE shared the stage with such famous European bands as Sodom, Sister Sin, Knorkator.

In 2014, the band released their first EP "Terror is the law" on the label "Irond / Molot" with female vocalist Delirium Tremens.

In their work POKERFACE is looking up to the stars of American and German thrash metal, such as Slayer, Testament, Sodom, Kreator.

Speed heavy riffs, English lyrics and brutal vocals symbolizes real old school thrash metal.


In the Spring of 2015, POKERFACE arranged Russian tour with Brazilian icon Sepultura and performed a Summer tour with Overkill, Claustrofobia, Children of Bodom and Vader.


At the beginning of Autumn 2015 POKERFACE released the debut album "Divide And Rule", and played shows with Megadeth, Kreator and Infected Rain.



After more than 16 years guitarist Michael Hoffmann

decided to leave ASSASSIN. His decision to leave became

apparent already during the recordings and production of

the new album "Combat Cathedral" because he didn't take

part of it much. After a long time of thinking about it, his

decision came because of personal reasons.


A good and valid substitute had to be find fast, because

ASSASSIN is going to present their new master piece

combined with old ASSASSIN-classicals from mid

September on.


This musician was found with FRANK BLACKFIRE who is

going to play the second guitar in the band. And members of

the Metal Scene will know him from bands like Kreator and

Sodom, as well.

So check out what the ASSASSIN guys are going to present

on stage in the next upcoming future!

Canadian progressive thrashers Torrefy ( have just unleashed the lyric video for "Thrashist Dictator". The song comes off the sophomore record, which is due to be released independently on Friday, August 19th.

Hailing from Victoria BC, Canada - Torrefy have returned from their cosmic forge wielding a brand new concept album "The Infinity Complex" as a follow up to their debut album "Thrash and Burn". Torrefy presents this album as proof of their development into a sonic 'tour de force' capable of shaking the very foundations of creation. Since their last release, Torrefy has shared the stage with many legends of the Heavy Metal craft, including, but not limited to, the likes of Havok, Skeletonwitch, Warbringer, Enforcer, Exmortus, Toxic Holocaust, and Cattle Decapitation. Torrefy has alchemized the influences of these performances into a style all their own. Truly showcasing their frantic and eclectic take on the Thrash and Death Metal genres, "The Infinity Complex" hums with the frequencies of a thousand dying suns, twisting and writhing through a countless barrage of riffs, only to offer a few moments of respite from the unrelenting intensity wherein the hypnotic rhythms only further the listener's descent into a nihilistic trance. With ambitious and thoroughly massive effort, a story beyond any conscious scale weaves its way toward an explosive climax to the tune of a decaying macrocosm. Beyond an album, what Torrefy has created is an experience; One which they hope to share with their metal brethren across the globe...

And perhaps, one day, across this universe.

Russian death/thrashers POKERFACE announce line-up changes.

POKERFACE welcome two new female members: guitarist Xen Ritter and vocalist Alexandra "LadyOwl" Orlova. The latter (being a KORROZYA METALLA member)  toured with the band this Spring, replacing the steady singerette Delirium Tremens, who recently left Pokerface.

They are working on the new album and preparing for the Metal Crowd Open Air in Belarus.

POKERFACE debut full-length was released late 2015 via Moroz Records. Since then, they shared the stages with (among others) Sodom, Sepultura, Megadeth, Kreator, Death DTA.








After 15 years playing with Assassin, guitarist Michael Hoffmann decided to leave the band. 

His decision to leave became apparent already during the recordings and production of the new album "Combat Cathedral", because he didn't take part of it much. 

We gave him the time to think about it and after all he took this decision because of personal reasons in case of the new style Assassin was going with "Combat Cathedral". 

He will stay musically active for sure and we wish the best success for him and his future projects. 

You can see Assassin live from September on with a substitute on guitar that is well known to the scene. 

So watch out for the next Assassin news to come!

Nach über 15 Jahren bei Assassin ist unser Gitarrist Michael Hoffmann aus der Band ausgestiegen.

Sein Ausstieg zeichnete sich leider schon bei den Arbeiten und der Produktion des neuen Albums Combat Cathedral ab, da er daran nur wenig teilgenommen hatte. Wir haben ihm die Zeit gelassen, sich alles in Ruhe zu überlegen. Nach langem Überlegen und hinsichtlich des ,Stils, den Assassin mit Combat Cathedral gehen, fiel dann doch letztendlich seine Entscheidung des Ausstiegs aus persönlichen Gründen.

Er wird sicher musikalisch aktiv bleiben und wir wünschen ihm alles Gute dafür. Assassin werden ab September live zu sehen sein mit einem entsprechenden Ersatz, der der Szene bekannt sein wird.

Thermit – the dynamic Polish heavy-thrashers have just released the video for the title track off their debut CD,Saints”.


Fully animated video was developed by 'Cassiaramone' ( and 'Komary w czekoladzie' ( Both artists and the band are featured in the clip in animated form.


The,Saints” CD was released early April 2016 and has been gaining critical praise with 9/10 being the most usual score.


Metal Hammer Poland:,(…)it’s beyond comprehension. The fact, that a record of this fantastic quality has to be released by the band itself. It might be a proof that the metal market has reached its bottom”,(…) it might be one of the best records of 2016 on European scale. Not to mention Poland.


The video can be watched here:

The Icelandic thrash metal band Skurk just released a single from their upcoming album Blóðbragð.  The song got the name Refsing and it is a chapter in a saga of Mjöll and her ill fate.  The song is a quite old school thrash tune with bit of twist and turns.  The album Blóðbragð is soon to be released and will be delivered into your ears pure essence of metal and a dramatic story of decisive murder and regrets.

HERE you can hear the song        

You can pre order Blóðbragð by sending mail to for further detail.

Here you can visit Skurk website

Bay Area Thrashers THE KING MUST DIE have just released their new video.


The clip for "These Later Years" is a nostalgic look back at The King Must Die's first five years together, 

as well as a look back into the long-time connections between the band members who have been in and out of bands together since the late-80's; 

all this, combined with an intense performance in their "home-base" rehearsal studio.


You can buy the self-released sophomore CD by TKMD at

The King Must Die is a thrash metal band formed in 2011 and operating out of the San Francisco Bay Area. All five members of TKMD came of age at the height of the Bay Area thrash scene and those influences are evident in their aggressive, riff-driven, uptempo music.

Their new record, "Murder All Doubt" picks up where their 2014 debut, "Sleep Can’t Hide the Fear", left off and shows a continued evolution of TKMD's signature sound. Guitarists Mike Sloat and Kent Varty trade off galloping riffs and unexpectedly melodic solos with equal skill, while drummer Corky Crossler and bassist Scott Paterson provide a dynamically fluid and tight rhythmic base. Vocalist Doggie Doyle's poetic lyrics, syncopated phrasing, and powerful delivery blend perfectly with the rest of the band to deliver a powerfully complete package. If you’re a metal fan, check out TKMD's "Murder All Doubt”…and don’t miss a chance to see TKMD live!


Ein Thrash-Metal-Brettspiel ist unterwegs! Thrash and Roll - Assassin Edition!

Du wolltest schon immer mal Manager einer Metal-Band sein? Unbezahlbare Emotionen spüren, wenn deine Band ihren ersten Auftritt hinlegt oder wenn ihr erstes Album erscheint und sie ihr erstes großes Interview geben? Wolltest du schon immer mal stolz sein, wenn du aus deinem Fenster schaust und auf der anderen Straßenseite eine Riesenmenschenmasse den Namen deiner Schützlinge ruft und auf Einlass zum Konzert wartet? Jetzt hast du die Chance dazu!

Heute startet auf der Spieleschmiede das Crowdfunding-Projekt zu der Thrash and Roll - Assassin Edition! Hier schlüpfen 1-5 Spieler in die Rolle von Metal-Band-Managern.

Die Bands im Spiel gibt es wirklich und - !!! - wir sind auch mit an Bord! Du kannst dich also schon bald als unser Manager versuchen! Wer weiß, vielleicht führst du uns ja auf den Metal-Thron!

Unterstütze das Projekt und sichere dir dein deutsches Exemplar, mit dem du gemeinsam mit deinen Freunden eine thrashige Spielrunde im Metal-Umfeld an eurem heimischen Spieltisch erleben könnt.



Board Game in Thrash Metal climate is coming! Thrash and Roll - Assassin Edition! Would you like to be a metal band manager? Feel unforgettable emotions, when Your group plays their first performance? When their first album appears, and they just carry out their first official interview? Would you like to be proud, when looking out of the office's window seeing the crowd gathered at the concert hall across the street, loudly chanting the band's name? Now you have the chance! Today on the platform Spiele Schmiede there was a launch of the new board game: Thrash and Roll - Assassin Edition, which is designed for 1-5 players who will play the roles of the managers of metal bands. There are real bands inside this game. And - attention - ASSASSIN are also in it! So you can soon try yourself as their manager! Who knows, maybe you will ensure even better performance and more fans. We recommend support for this project to become a happy owner of the game, thanks to which you can spend time with friends, and Thrash Metal climate spread on the home table.



German Thrash Metal pioneers ASSASSIN will come up with their new studio album “Combat Cathedral” May 20, 2016. The album will be released via Steamhammer / SPV worldwide and is available as CD, LTD. Edition LP version (500 only worldwide on red 180gr. Vinyl + CD) and of course as download.

The coverart was done by Marcelo Vasco who also did artworks for Slayer, Machine Head, Soulfly and Borknagar.


After founding member and shouter Robert Gonella has left the band in 2014 new singer Ingo “Crowzak” Bajonczak joined in and it turned out that he was the right choice for the band. The new album shows very impressive that this band is still able to deliver fast and precise Thrash Metal on a high level. From the first to the last note of the album this is a full throttle Metal album containing loads of energy and ultra-heavy riffing! Fasten your seatbelt and welcome “Combat Cathedral”. This will make clear that Assassin is still on top of the list of German Thrash Metal bands.


 “Jürgen “Scholli” Scholz (Assassin guitar) comments: “Like back in the 80s, the new album stands for Thrash Metal at it´s finest, but, after the last album Breaking the Silence, much more mature, developed and with a very fat production. Songs with 220 – 240 bpm are not rare, same with groovy Moshparts, which are partially nested into each other and a lot of sticking Refrains, which will animate you, to shout them along immediately  together with our new Singer Crowzak. The opener sums it up perfectly: Assassin are ‘Back from the dead’!”