British thrashers ONSLAUGHT will hit the road in the United Kingdom and Ireland in the middle of July as part of their ongoing "Thrash Invasion" European tour in support of the "VI" album, released last September. The package is completed by Danish thrashers ARTILLERY and San Francisco Bay Area metallers HATRIOT, who are fronted by former EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza. ONSLAUGHT's friends NIGHTLORD have been added to the London show on Sunday, July 20.
ONSLAUGHT has announced that this tour will see the recording of a new live DVD, to be released in time for Christmas. The set will feature recordings from the Bristol and London shows, as well as fan footage from around the U.K., an exclusive interview with singer Sy Keeler and guitarist Nige Rockett and video clips from the band's recent releases.
ONSLAUGHT's sixth album, "VI", was released on September 20, 2013 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Sounds Of Violence" was mixed by Thomas "Plec" Johansson (TIAMAT, SCAR SYMMETRY) at Panic Room studios in Skara, Sweden.
Commented Nige Rockett: "The new album, 'VI', has exceeded all our expectations, by a long long way!! We really pushed ourselves to the limits in making this record and I think that truly shines through in the final results.
"'VI' is the most brutal and technical album ONSLAUGHT has ever made, no question. It's old school, it's contemporary and it's fucking aggressive in the extreme, with a few big surprises thrown in for good measure!
"We've gone about the whole album-making process with a completely different approach and mindset this time around, ranging from the artwork (by Pär Olofsson) through to the final mixes with Thomas Johansson, who I must single out for mention along with our drummer Michael Hourihan for really upping the ante in the ass-kicking stakes!"