HIRAX has returned from the Mexican leg of their 2006 tour. The band played to their rabid metal fans across the border on October 28 at Cocktail Bar Live in Leon, Mexico and October 29 at Circo Volador in Mexico City.
"The show in Leon gathered a lot of die hard metal brothers and sisters," vocalist Katon W. De Pena said. "We had the honor and pleasure to meet such great Mexican bands as PANIK (ex-TRANSMETAL members), STRIKE MASTER, RAPED GOD, and PIRANA. We had so much fun that at one point there was slam-dancing on the tour bus as it was speeding down the road. The next day we played in Mexico City with very little rest. Upon arriving to the concert hall for soundcheck, there were a lot of fans waiting to welcome us to their country. I will say that out of all of our travels in Mexico, Circo Voldor is one of the best places we have ever played. I will never forget how LOUD the headbangers cheer and chant during and in between the songs. It is unbelievable. I made a promise to them that HIRAX will return very soon. Viva Mexico!"
HIRAX will mix five new songs this weekend (Nov. 4-5) at Shiva Industries Studio in Santa Ana, California. The tracks "Lucifer's Inferno" and "City of the Dead" are slated for the compilation "Speed Kills Again", to be released on Heavy Artillery, a subsidiary of Punk Core Records. The other three tracks, "Summon the Death Dealers", "Assassins of War", and "Invasion", will tentatively be released on limited edition vinyl through Black Devil Records. The compilation will also feature two songs each from MERCILESS DEATH, WARBRINGER, VIOLATOR, ENFORCER, MELTDOWN, and AVENGER OF BLOOD.
KNAC.COM will play several of the new studio songs during their radio interview with the members of HIRAX on Sunday, December 10, between 3 and 5 p.m. PST.
HIRAX's highly anticipated East Coast tour will begin on November 10 at The Barbary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.