Here is the first pic of our awesome new line up.
Please welcome James Perry (Drums) & Wayne Dorman (Guitar) in to the Onslaught camp.!
You will not be disappointed.!
The countdown to the new Onslaught Album starts now! Songs have been written, demo tracks recorded and the thrashing machine is racing forward at full throttle. With a release date set before the end of 2018 this is shaping up to be Onslaughts most vicious and hard hitting thrash metal attack yet!
The lead up for the new Onslaught album quite rightly kicks off at the UK’s most mighty and relevant Heavy Metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air! A Powerful and Brutal show is promised along with the world’s debut of a brand new Onslaught track taken from the forthcoming recording on AFM Records.
Get your mosh on and get in the pit!
‘Onslaught have always loved playing the UK’s finest metal festival, Bloodstock, and this year the show is going to be something special indeed! We’ll see you maniacs at the front!’
On another note both Mic and Iain made the decision to leave Onslaught soon after the last tour finished in order to concentrate on their other bands and projects. We’d like to thank them for all of the hard work they put in over the last few years and wish them all the very best.
So…saying that, the new guys are kicking major amounts of heavy metal backside right now and they will be announced to you all very soon. Believe me, the band has never sounded so aggressive and so focused! We can’t wait to unleash the new reign of violence for you at Bloodstock. It’s going to be epic and very, very explosive!
Following a recent health issue for Onslaught guitarist Nige Rockett, the band will take a short break from touring after the upcoming Black Xmas Festival in Sweden on Dec 15th to focus on writing and recording new material for their next studio album.
“Following an accident in Germany whilst on the last 'Thrash til the Death' tour I suffered quite a severe blunt force trauma injury, which resulted in me receiving a partially collapsed lung and internal bleeding. At the time the severity of my injury wasn’t that apparent but a few days later before the show in Pavia, Italy, paramedics had to be called to the tour bus and it was only then that I had an idea of the extent of the incident. Immediately after the show, and under the paramedic’s advice, I went to hospital and after more extensive tests I was told that they wanted to admit me for at least a week in order to stabilise and treat the injury.
The doctors informed me that my condition, whilst very serious, was not immediately life threatening so I decided to take a chance and see out the rest of the tour playing the last 7 shows.
Recovery is going slowly, but be assured that we will still be thrashing out at the Black Christmas Festival in Sweden! Taking some time off after that is the perfect opportunity to get the writing process in full flow and make some new 'Slaught' music..!
We have tons of great ideas in the pipeline and some very cool and exciting announcements to come in early 2018..!”
ONSLAUGHT has now officially joined forces with Proximity Productions- Management for the Asian- Australian region.
Nige Rockett comments: “We’ve been to Asia several times in recent years and it’s clearly an expanding market where Metal music is very much on the rise. It would be awesome to increase the ‘Onslaught‘ profile in the region and i think working with ‘Proximity Productions’ will definitely give us a huge advantage. We’ve been in discussion with the company for some months now and their vision for the band is very cool, the vibes are extremely positive and we look forward to this new challenge with Harsha and his team.“
On signing up with Onslaught, the owner of PP adds, “It is indeed an honour and a privilege to work with such big names from the classic era. One of those bands that remain true to it’s form even to this day and age. It’s a surreal experience that we begin our journey together now.“
Caparison Dellinger Bass
Caparison only ever made these Japanese hand crafted beauties in very limited numbers. This extremely rare and wonderful example, that was made around about 2008, has spent its life since then touring the world and has been gigged extensively with UK thrash metal legends Onslaught. It was also used to record all the bass parts on the Onslaught albums 'Sounds of Violence and 'VI'
Over the years the Matt Black 'Tone Paint' finish has become wonderfully and naturally stage worn, no custom shop nonsense here, just years of graft, gigging and playing metal!
It has an Ash body, 5 piece Maple / Walnut neck with a rosewood fingerboard, EMG pickups with a 2x Volume, 1x Tone control layout. It plays like butter and it sounds harmonically rich, aggressive and superbly focused.
It excels at rock and metal music but can do so much more!
Complete with the original Caparison hard case, you’ll also get an Onslaught plectrum and patch and if requested we can get Jeff to sign the bass too. It could be yours for £1200 ono.
Collection from Cardiff is preferred, but willing to consider shipping worldwide
Just send us a message for more information or any questions you might have for your chance to own this unique and awesome piece of thrash metal history!
Onslaught 'Live At The Slaughterhouse' The crushing live double disc DVD / CD recorded during the 2014 UK O2 Academy 'Thrash Assault' tour will be available soon as part of a strictly limited, online only exclusive offer.
These copies will come autographed by the band and are completed with an Onslaught Patch and Onslaught Plectrum.
Pre-order now to secure your copy!
It is with great sadness I have to report that due to a close family bereavement within the band the tour of Mexico has had to be postponed. The tour will be rescheduled as soon as possible though, hopefully within the next month or so and this is being worked on by our tireless Mexican promoter Metalunion Prods right now. It has NOT been cancelled. Any tickets sold will still be valid for the new dates, and we'll work on a special ultra aggressive set just for you crazy guys and gals! Again our apologies to the amazing Mexican fans, but we will all be thrashing out with you as soon as the new dates are confirmed and I'm sure that in the mean time you will all join me in giving sincere condolences to our Onslaught brother for his very personal and private loss. Just to reiterate my friends, the tour is just postponed NOT cancelled. See you all soon!
ONSLAUGHT will become the first international thrash metal act to play in Lebanon on June 10. The band's appearance at The Station venue in Beirut will be a special climax to "The Force 30th Anniversary" world tour, which kicked off in November 2016 with dates in United Kingdom and Ireland.
Nige: "This is something really special for us and a huge honor for ONSLAUGHT to be invited to perform in Lebanon. We have no idea what to expect, but I know it's gonna be another crazy, amazing adventure."
Having recently returned from the hugely successful Latin America leg of the tour, where the band played nineteen shows in nineteen days across eleven countries, the band next head to Russia for two shows in St. Petersburg (Backstage club on March 17) and Moscow (Brooklyn Hall on March 18).
While in Brazil, ONSLAUGHT recorded a brand-new 360-degree, interactive promo video of a pre-tour rehearsal at Tellus Studios in Rio De Janiero.
Metalville Records has released a Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD) tribute album called "Snaggletooth: A Tribute To Lemmy".
This is not just a classic tribute record — bands like OVERKILL, DESTRUCTION, MONSTER MAGNET, UGLY KID JOE, MONSTER MAGNET and ONSLAUGHT are playing their favorite songs. The master himself, Lemmy, is on this record with three tracks — a fine version of one of the greatest QUEEN songs, "Tie Your Mother Down"; "Love Me Forever", a duet with Doro Pesch; and a great rare track, "Rock City Night", that he did with Richard Kruspe from RAMMSTEIN. The tribute also includes exclusive new songs, "Killed By Death" by German rockers KÄRBHOLZ, and "Burner", performed by German thrash heroes PERZONAL WAR. BLACK EXPLOSION from Sweden closes out this extraordinary compilation with "Location 9", inspired by early HAWKWIND days.
"Snaggletooth: A Tribute To Lemmy" track listing:
01. OVERKILL - "Overkill"
02. ONSLAUGHT - Bomber
03. Lemmy Kilmister and Doro Pesch - "Love Me Forever
04. UGLY KID JOE feat. Phil Campbell - "Ace Of Spades
05. Lemmy Kilmister - "Tie Your Mother Down
06. KÄRBHOLZ - "Killed By Death
07. Lemmy Kilmister and Richard Kruspe - "Rock City Night
08. DESTRUCTION - "We are the Roadcrew
09. PERZONAL WAR - "Burner
10. KORPIKLAANI - "Iron Fist
11. MONSTER MAGNET - "Brainstorm
12. BLACK EXPLOSION - "Location 9
Lemmy, who celebrated his 70th birthday last Christmas Eve (December 24), learned two days later that he was afflicted with an aggressive form of cancer. He died two days later, on December 28, at his home in Los Angeles.
The MOTÖRHEAD frontman had dealt with several health issues over the past few years, including heart trouble, forcing him to cut back on his famous smoking and Jack Daniels habits.
The band canceled a number of shows last year, although they did manage to complete one final European tour on December 11, 2015.
In a 2015 interview with Kerrang! magazine, Lemmy was asked how it makes him feel when people call him a legend. He responded: "As long as they don't believe it, that's alright." He continued: "Who wouldn’t want a hero somewhere in their lives? And it might as well be me, 'cause I don't take the piss out of them for it, and I don't laugh at them because of it." But he added, "I'm not a legend. I never thought of myself as being special in particular. Maybe I make brilliant music, but that's about it."
LATIN AMERICA 2017
THE DATES ARE NOW COMPLETE!
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF THE FORCE ROLLS ON! - THIS IS THE VERY FIRST AND THE VERY LAST TIME THAT 'THE FORCE' WILL BE PLAYED LIVE AND IN FULL IN LATIN AMERICA! GET IN THE PIT!
11.01 – Rio de Janeiro,Brazil@ Planet Music
12.01 – Belém,Brazil@ Centro Histórico
13.01 - Fortaleza,Brazil@ Teatro Boca Rica
14.01 - Teresina,Brazil@ Bueiro do Rock
15.01 - Jandira, Brazil@ United Bands Festival
16.01 - Assunção,Paraguay@ Absoluto rock
17.01 - Santa Cruz de la sierra, Bolivia@ ex-discoteca skala
18.01 – Buenos Aires, Argentina@ Museo Rock
19.01 – Santa Fé, Argentina@ Tribus Bar
20.01 - Bariloche,Argentina@ Interview Pub
21.01 - Santiago,Chile@ Enemies of the cross festival
22.01 - San José, Costa Rica@ Rancho San Jorge
23.01 – Panama City,Panama@ Hangar 18
24.01 – Guatemala City, Guatemala@ Tba
25.01 – San Salvador,El salvador@ Buhus
26.01 – San Pedro Sula, Honduras@ Elite Bar
27.01 – Bogotá,Colombia@ Car Audio rock festival
28.01 – Quito, Equador@ la industria
29.01 – Cali, Colombia@ Distorsion Bar
30.01 - Duitama boyaca, Colombia@ teatro culturama