ONSLAUGHT release their long awaited new album ‘Generation Antichrist‘ through AFM Records on 7th August.
Uncompromising thrash metal pioneers Onslaught bring a new level of brutality with one of the most ferocious albums ever made: ‘Generation Antichrist’. This is an album inspired by a world full of hatred, megalomaniacs & political madness.
Nige Rockett comments:
“We wanted this album to sound like an audio backdrop for the lyrics contained within, dark and brutal in the extreme – which is why we invited producer Daniel Bergstrand to come in and deliver what I think is an absolutely awesome mix! This is also a real perfect time for our new vocalist Dave Garnett to make his name within Onslaught. He’s stepped up to the mark in a big way over the past year, having stood in for some live shows when Sy Keeler was unavailable. So when the full time position became available, he really couldn’t wait to get in the studio and do the business!”
Tracks such as the vicious ‘Strike Fast Strike Hard’, ‘Bow Down To The Clowns’ and ‘Religiousuicide’ pin ears to the speakers and prove that the move to involve the Swedish Grammy Award winning producer Bergstrand (Behemoth / In Flames / Meshuggah) has given Onslaught an edge that even their definitive 80’s years couldn’t quite capture. With a groove that is dominant, Onslaught are storming upwards to where they should be, and ripping up the form book along the way!
“Even at this early, early stage,” says guitarist Rockett, “everyone who has heard Generation
Antichrist has a variety of favourite tracks. ‘Strike Fast Strike Hard’ is a banging track for an Onslaught album, it’s right up there with ‘Let There Be Death’ and ‘Chaos is King’. It has real punky edge to the chorus, which I love, it’s so fucking raw – it’s a truly relentless thrash album from start to finish that really pushed the boundaries of our playing to the maximum once again.”
The album was mixed by Grammy Award winning producer Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth / In Flames / Meshuggah) at Dugout Studios – Uppsala, Sweden.
Onslaught were formed in Bristol, England by Nige Rockett (guitar) & Paul Hill (bass) in 1983
and began life under the influence of second generation hardcore punk bands. Exploiting a strong desire for a more metallic sound and the love of Motorhead, they would quickly search out a much harder, more defined and original style. The result are albums such as ‘Power From Hell’ (1985), ‘The Force’ (1986), ‘In Search Of Sanity’ (1989) and after a long hiatus, releases like ‘Killing Peace’ (2007), ‘Sounds Of Violence’ (2011) and their latest studio album ‘VI’ (2013).
It’s time to add another gem to Onslaught’s legacy, these adrenaline charged metallers are ready to unleash their new beast: ‘Generation Antichrist’!
1. Rise to Power
2. Strike Fast Strike Hard
3. Bow Down To The Clowns
4. Generation Antichrist
5. All Seeing Eye
6. Addicted To The Smell Of Death
7. Empires Fall
9. A Perfect Day To Die