Terrifier – Weapons of Thrash Destruction
Release Date: January 20, 2017
Label / Distro: Test Your Metal Records
For fans of Slayer, Testament, Havok, Kreator, Destruction, Vektor, Megadeth
“Weapons Of Thrash Destruction is relentless from start to finish.” – Bravewords
“The Canadian quintet Terrifier knows full well what its strengths are and it plays to them in spades on the wonderfully titled Weapons of Thrash Destruction…This is a fine thrash record. Should make for a fun concert, too.” – The Vancouver Sun
“Terrifier proudly delivers a true-to-form tribute to the genre that thoroughly kicked the ass of the 1980s: thrash…It’s clear, metal music is not dead. Lurking in the shadows of the music industry are new artists like Terrifier, mastering their crafts, looking to flip the industry on its head. Weapons of Thrash Destruction is an impressive effort, explosively blending classic tricks with a modern, fresh feel.” – Beatroute BC
“Throughout its nine songs, the record unleashes a furious hellstorm of metal yells and hollow-tip-deadly riffs. At its core, it’s a full-fledged love letter to the power of old-school thrash.” – Georgia Straight
“Strike in the name of old school Metal, kneel before the gods of Metal that brought you the best music ever played in stereo, hail the insanity delivered by fast paced riffing and unholy melodic rhythms.” – Metal Temple
“The music is fast and tight, the riffs are complex and fun, the production, solos, and vocals are all spot-on, and there’s plenty of humor to boot. In other words, everything one should want from a thrash album is on Weapons of Thrash Destruction.” – Angry Metal Guy
“an old school thrash cocktail designed to blow a hole right through the bulkhead.” – Amps and Green Screens
“This album (Weapons of Thrash Destruction) is straight up unapologetic thrash! Love the album.” – CJSF – Metal Meltdown
“Grade A, top notch metallic madness set to music. Probably the damned best 43 minutes you will spend in 2017.” – Metal Nexus
“Weapons Of Thrash Destruction detonates a payload of old school thrash goodness.” – Heavy Music HQ
“Easy to see from the pointy band logo and sci-fi/nuclear disaster cover that these nine tracks showcase a set of musicians that mean business, incorporating technical proficiency and relentless adrenaline-fueled tactics to develop a potent cauldron that destroys everything in its path.” – Dead Rhetoric
“Weapons of Thrash Destruction is an impressive thrash album that perfectly captures the spirit of the late 80’s and early 90’s.” – Metal Trenches
“It’s a pedal-to-the-metal thrash-o-rama and these guys do it with a take-no-prisoners attitude. You’ll hear the evil badassery of old Slayer mixed with the speed and cleanliness of Master of Puppets-era Metallica and with a hint of crossover Thrash here and there on this one. All in all, a fun album that just makes you want to hit “play” again.” – The Metal Crypt
“Great album, could listen to it over an over, “Drunk as Fuck ” is song that makes you wanna have a have beer no matter what time of the day it is!” – Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio
“The band is literally burning the house down with this blazing album. It has been forged on the anvil of thrash having all the necessary ingredients to blast your ears off.” – The Deadman Review
“The album is an insane amount of fun…Forget ballads, groove, or half-thrash riffs; this album presents the weapon of mass destruction known as thrash metal, and it does it well…sleeping on this record would be a major mistake!” – Skull Fracturing Metal
“must have album in your collection….you’ve been warned it is the best album you will hear this new year!” – The Metal Mag
“Bringing the pure, unadulterated thrash is Vancouver’s own Terrifier! Getting you pumped up for next year’s album release, they have released a new song that channels so much speed and aggression, it will definitely be something for fans of artists such as Municipal Waste. Check out ‘Re-Animator'” – Musicology
“Each track is an expertly crafted piece of thrash metal…What a great 2017 thrash metal release to kick off the year!” – The Blood Shed
“with Weapons of Thrash Destruction have crafted and unleashed a thrash monster dedicated to the halcyon days of the Bay and an ode to the wild and reckless days of thrashing hard, thrashing fast and thrashing well. And it is GOOD. No, scratch that, it’s fucking great and draws it’s inspiration directly from Bonded By Blood, The Legacy, Eternal Nightmare and We Have Arrived. I swear, these guys exist solely on diet of beer, Exodus, Vio-Lence, Dark Angel, Testament and horror movie marathons and they wear their lives and their influences on their musical sleeves and Weapons is testament (See what I did there? Yeah, you see…) to that and is, as you’ve probably already guessed, absolutely thrashtacular. Suck in your guts, fasten your tight ass jeans and lace up your massive sneakers. It’s thrashin’ time… ” – Mass Movement Magazine
“You can’t go wrong with this band because they know how to write catchy thrash songs that are fuckin’ good. I’m waiting to see what this band does next because with the right exposure they could go very far. The only thing wrong with this EP is that there wasn’t more of it. This is a band to watch. “ – Metal-Archives.com
“What you will be left with is a band that will cater more to the speed fiends and fans of more extreme metal acts but Terrifier are also still rooted in the traditional metal sound as well which should also draw from the crowd of people that may not normally be drawn to bands that are pure speed. Who I tended to compare Terrifer’s ‘Destroyers of the Faith’ to was very early Testament and their song ‘Over the Wall’. Fast, Fast and Faster still. Also, for some reason I seemed to relate them a bit to Venom too maybe due to the vocalist. “ – Skullbanger
Shared stage with: Havok, Destruction, Exmortus, Anvil, 3 inches of blood, Holy Grail, Dismembered, Suffocation, Into Eternity, Striker, Ghost Ship Octaivius, Crowbar, Cauldron, Cryptopsy, Battlecross
List of Tours and Festivals:
2011 – Invoking the Filth – Western Canadian tour with Nylithia
2010 – 2015 – Armstrong Metal Fest
The terrifically titled Terrifier brings their thrash metal apocalypse straight outta Vancouver BC. As the Metal God himself Rob Halford memorably sang: ‘fast and furious/we ride the universe’, that very much sums up Terrifier’s dedication to the glory of thrash!
Originally known as Skullhammer, Terrifier released their debut album ‘Destroyers of the Faith’ back in 2011, so this is no flash-in-the-pan thrash band!
Incorporating jackhammer drums, bulldozing bass-lines, a twin-lead attack that leaves posers pulped in it’s wake, and vocals that can level mountains, Terrifier’s motto could well be ‘thrashing is our business…and business is good’
Terrifier take what has gone before, the old gods, Metallica, Slayer, and use them to birth new sounds, the old gods are eternal but hail the new gods too!
Vocalist, bassist and founder member Chase Thibodeau explains Terrifier’s reason for being. ‘We formed this band because we love thrash and play what we think sounds cool…our music is fast, technical, heavy and melodic and shredding.’ Indeed, this is a band that truly puts the shred inside your head!
It’s their inspirations that drive them to create such perspiration-inducing music as Chase explains: ‘Adrenaline, speed and aggression….that’s the feeling we want to put into people….We started steering more towards an aggressive thrash sound…even being influenced by death metal!’
Their new release ‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ features such soon to be classics as ‘Bestial Tyranny’, ‘Skitzoid Embolism’ and ‘Nuclear Demolisher’ and ‘Sect of the Serpent’, a song inspired by Conan the Barbarian as Chase says ‘the idea was to trample the weak and hurdle the dead on this one!’
Chase sums up Terrifier’s new music: ‘We think people will enjoy this album and use our music to get pumped up for whatever life throws at them. It would be our honour to inspire others into thrash metal…the world needs more thrash!’
Terrifier’s new album ‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ is slated for release in January 2017 via Test Your Metal Records.