Reactivated East Coast thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT have cancelled their appearance at this year's Hole In The Sky festival, set to take place August 27-30 in Bergen, Norway. According to the event organizers, "Glenn [Evans; NUCLEAR ASSAULT drummer] broke his wrist some time ago and he will be needing surgery to be able to play again. Time will not allow him to be performing in due time for the festival in August. The band and their agent apologize for this misfortune. A replacement will be announced shortly."
NUCLEAR ASSAULT release its first-ever DVD, "Louder Harder Faster", in October 2006 via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. Recorded during the band's performance at the 2005 Louder Harder Faster Festival (taped on June 5, 2005), the disc also includes such extra bits as vintage live footage, slide shows (put to the original "Survive" demos), music videos, in the studio footage, unreleased songs, and an interview with longtime members Danny Lilker and Glenn Evans.
Originally formed back in 1984, NUCLEAR ASSAULT bassist Lilker witnessed the birth of thrash metal first as an original member of ANTHRAX, as well as a crucial component to S.O.D., NUCLEAR ASSAULT and BRUTAL TRUTH.
While many thrash metal bands tempered their aggression with melody, NUCLEAR ASSAULT has stuck to their guns throughout and in the process, released such thrash classics as 1988's "Survive" and 1989's "Handle with Care".
After an extended hiatus, the group returned in the early 21st century with their first new studio album in over a decade, 2005's "Third World Genocide".