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Tag Archives: thrash metal

Watch trailer for ‘Murder in the Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story’

Posted by on March 20, 2019

While we enjoyed Lords Of Chaos that arrived last month and looking forward to see Motley Crüe’s biopic arriving this Friday, it looks we will see more metal films. For those who enjoyed the 1988 classic The Decline of Western Civilization Part II:The Metal Years, you will want to check out the upcoming documentary Murder […]

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Dissident Aggression: Coffin Dust – Everything Is Dead

Posted by on April 29, 2016

Once upon a time, genre descriptors mattered much less than they do today. Even now, when some folks look back on metal from its earliest days the music gets tagged with genres that simply didn’t exist at the time. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact it can help those in search of a […]

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Interview with Tony Portaro of Whiplash

Posted by on August 10, 2015

One of the preeminent East Coast thrash bands, Whiplash has created an amazing legacy for themselves, specifically with their first three albums, Power and Pain (1985), Ticket To Mayhem (1987), and Insult To Injury (1989). We had a chance to sit down with guitarist/vocalist and original member, Tony Portaro on the eve of their headlining […]

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Dissident Aggression: Immortal Bird Takes Flight

Posted by on November 22, 2013

Once upon a time metal was metal and the ever splintering genres we know today existed almost singularly under this banner.  Sure the differences in certain bands, from Iron Maiden to Venom for example, were always palpable but fans and bands themselves were less concerned with what to call it than they were to simply […]

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Dissident Aggression: Toxic Holocaust Once Again Rise From The Ashes

Posted by on April 5, 2013

Some bands attempt to secure the ‘old school’ label and the street cred that follows it with varying forms of metal mimicry.  They are always easy to spot, usually because they are trying too hard to be something they are not.  Then there are the bands that simply pick up their instruments, thrash away and […]

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Dissident Aggression: Nails Are The New Weapon Of Choice

Posted by on March 29, 2013

You ever have one of those days?  The kind of days where the only color you see is red.  The kind of days where the blood is constantly boiling like some primordial stew.  The kind of days where, by the end of it all, you are ready to rip someone’s throat out with your bare […]

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Dissident Aggression: Crossing The Bevar Sea…

Posted by on December 19, 2012

Welcome to Dissident Aggression, where we sow the future, reap the present and highlight the past to bring you the underground of The Underground… It’s not very often that I listen to an album and am instantaneously blown away.  That may seem like an untruth to those who know me as I am want for […]

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