Mosh Pit Army Presents: ONSLAUGHT & M-PIRE OF EVIL
Mosh Pit Army Presents: Onslaught and M-Pire Of Evil (members of Venom) at 910 Live in Tempe, AZ on 3/24/12!
This is an all ages event, bar with ID.
Onslaught are an English thrash metal band from Bristol, England. Initially active from 1983 to 1991, they reformed in 2004. The band initially drew influence from the second wave punk rock bands such as Discharge and The Exploited, and then adopted a straight forward thrash metal sound.
Onslaught were formed in 1982/83 in Bristol, England by guitarist Nige Rockett. vocalist Jase Pope and Bassist Paul Hill and soon after to be joined by drummer Steve Grice. a demo was recorded and released later that year by this line up.
Jase Pope and Paul Hill were soon to be replaced by Roge Davies and Paul Davis respectively. The subsequent line-up recorded an EP, What Lies Ahead, in 1983.
 Power from Hell
In 1984, Paul Mahoney and Jase Stallard replaced Roge Davies and Paul Davis respectively. The band started to write more heavy metal-oriented songs than their original punk sound. This was mainly influenced by the early releases of thrash metal bands, albeit with a darker sound. The band signed to Children of the Revolution Records, and the band released their debut album, Power From Hell, in 1985 as a result. As with other metal bands of the time, the lyrics were often Satanic, and the now iconic cover showed a demon emerging from a pentagram.
 The Force
In late 1985, Sy Keeler joined the band, who assumed the duty of members of Paul Mahoney. Mahoney retained his place in the band, but He took over bass duties from Jase Stallard, who in turn assumed the role of rhythm guitarist, giving the band a second guitarist. During the first months of 1986, the new line is ready to record their second album, The Force, in a recording studio in London. The album was released in the spring of that year through the label Under One Flag. The album was much more successful than Power From Hell, and is considered a classic by many critics and fanzines. Paul Mahoney, citing personal reasons, left the band later in 1986 and was replaced by James Hinder.
 In Search of Sanity
Onslaught's policy of the sacking of band members changed in 1987. Jase Stallard's guitar playing came into question, so the band dismissed him and replaced him with Rob Trotman. Using this line up, they set out to write material for a third studio album. Having drawn the attention of London Records, the label signed the band. In mid 1988, the band began to start recording In Search of Sanity, their third album. Upon hearing the album, the record label felt that a more versatile vocalist was needed to do the music more justice. Although the band felt that Sy Keeler's vocals on the demo recording had the right sound, the production had a more polished sound- hence the need for a more polished vocalist. Steve Grimmett, formerly of N.W.O.B.H.M. act Grim Reaper, was drafted in to replace the departing Sy Keeler. Owing to this development, the release of the album was delayed until the summer of 1989. Following the success of The Force, and with an accomplished new singer, there was much pre-release publicity. In Search of Sanity had a much different sound than previous Onslaught releases, and many hardcore thrash metal fans were disappointed, and this partially contributed to the band's demise.
In early 1990, Steve Grimmett decided to leave the band due to personal reasons and was replaced by Tony O'Hora. The band then set out to write and then record a fourth album. London Records decided not to renew their contract with Onslaught, leaving the band without a record deal. Although the band tried to secure a deal, nothing came to light and they decided to disband in early 1991.
In 2004, the band reformed with the line up of Sy Keeler, Nige Rockett, James Hinder and Steve Grice. They were joined by a Welsh guitarist Alan Jordan. Writing for the band's fourth album, Killing Peace, began in 2005, and was released in early 2007.
James Hinder left the band in 2006, before the new album release, and was replaced by bassist Jeff Williams
This line up recorded a live DVD in Club Stodola, Warsaw, Poland and was released in 2007 by Metal Mind Productions under the title live Polish Assault
In 2008 Alan Jordan left the band for personal reasons and was replaced by guitarist Andy Rosser-davies
In November 2008 the band recorded their live performance at the Damnation Festival in Leeds resulting in a Dual disc live album "Live Damnation" released in August 2009 by Candlelight records.
In June 2010 the band signed to the German metal label AFM records to record their 5th studio album, Sounds Of Violence, released January 28, 2011. This album would prove to be their most critically acclaimed release to date.
On 25 March 2011 Steve Grice decided to leave the band on the eve of a major European Tour. Michael Hourihan (ex-Extreme Noise Terror / Desecration) replaced him for the tour and on November 2011 became a full member of the band.
Now, after three decades of waiting, British thrash masters ONSLAUGHT will cross the Atlantic for their first ever tour of the continent in March and April 2012!
The 20-date trek gets underway in Seattle on March 19th and tramples its way across the continent ending in Brooklyn on April 7th. The band's exclusive set for the tour spans their full back catalog, including Power from Hell, The Force, In Search of Sanity, Killing Peace and their lauded 2011 release Sounds of Violence. ONSLAUGHT will have direct support from all ex-Venom supergroup M-pire Of Evil for the entire tour, as well as Evil Dead on a slew of the West Coast dates.
Stated founding ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett on the upcoming invasion: "Good Morning America Here we are at very long last! ONSLAUGHT are super fucking stoked to announce our début tour of the mighty USofA and Canada. It's been one hell of a long time coming, but we are now finally bringing the Scream For Violence tour to North America for 20 shows in March and April 2012.Just as we did in Europe, the UK and South America, we'll be thrashing it up with a brutal 90-minute set featuring tracks off all five ONSLAUGHT studio albums. We can't fucking wait"
ONSLAUGHT Scream For Violence North American Tour 2012:
3/19/2012 Studio 7 Seattle, WA
3/20/2012 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
3/21/2012 The Pound Oakland, CA
3/22/2012 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
3/23/2012 Jumping Turtle San Diego, CA
3/24/2012 910 Live Tempe, AZ
3/26/2012 The Korova San Antonio, TX
3/27/2012 *TBA Laredo, TX
3/29/2012 Fubar St. Louis, MO
3/30/2012 Reggie's Chicago, IL
3/31/2012 House of Rock Dayton, OH
4/01/2012 Blondies Detroit, MI
4/03/2012 Wreck Room Toronto, ON
4/04/2012 The Katacombs Montreal, QC
4/06/2012 Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY
4/07/2012 Saint Vitus Bar Brooklyn, NY
ONSLAUGHT's critically-acclaimed fifth studio album Sounds Of Violence was released in North America in February 2011 via AFM Records. Recorded and produced in the renowned Hansen-Studios (Destruction, Heathen, Mercenary), the blazing record boasts ten brand new original tracks, as well as a cover of Motörhead's classic "Bomber," featuring guest appearances by Phil Campbell (Motörhead) and Tom Angelripper (Sodom).
"this is as good as metal gets 10/10 Ultimate Guitar
"a no-brainer recommendation for fans of no-bullshit thrash." Blabbermouth
"Onslaught's finest effort. Everything comes together here 5/5 Dangerdog
"the darkest, meanest sounding and heaviest album in their career. 4/5 Metal Rules
"a massive dose of skull-crushing metal with first-rate guitar work" About.com
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