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.“