British Thrash Metal pioneers Onslaught received their induction to the 'Metal Hall of Fame' during their recent on-stage performance at Maryland Deathfest. (USA)
'Metal Hall of Fame' President/CEO Pat Gesualdo comments. "Thrash Metal is a crucial part of the entire spectrum of Heavy Metal, and also a huge foundation for the Metal Hall of Fame. We are very proud to have Onslaught represent this genre that we all love so much.
" Nige Rockett comments: We are so honoured to receive this amazing recognition from the Metal Hall of Fame, it's been an incredible journey for this band and to receive this award in our 40th Anniversary year is really the icing on the cake...
This is a great day for Onslaught a great day for 'Thrash Metal' and a great day for the 'UK Metal scene'. 'Onslaught' is in a very very cool place right now and I think it only right that we should also give an honourable mention to Messers Sy Keeler and Steve Grice for their immense contributions in helping us achieve this great accolade.
This one is for the fans..!
Cheerz Nige, Jeff, Wayne, James & Dave
British Thrash Metal pioneers Onslaught will be Inducted into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame, during their on-stage performance at Maryland Deathfest, May 28, 2022.
"We are excited to Induct British thrash metal pioneers Onslaught into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame during their performance on stage at Deathfest Maryland," says Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. "Thrash Metal is a crucial part of the entire spectrum of Heavy Metal, and also a huge foundation for the Metal Hall of Fame. We are very proud to have Onslaught represent this genre that we all love so much.
" Nige Rockett - Onslaught guitarist / founding member comments:"Wow, What can we say, this has come completely out of the blue…! We are truly honoured to receive this extremely prestigious recognition and join a list of so many awesome and respected names from the world of metal music.This has to be right up there with the best of accolades that this band has ever received in our in our long and illustrious career, it's a great day for 'Thrash Metal' and a great day for the 'UK Metal scene'.
This award could not have arrived at a more perfect time as we celebrate '40 years of raising hell', it really is a true validation of 'Onslaught' past and present..This one is for the fans..! Thank you all.!"
Nige, Jeff, Wayne, James & Dave
About the Metal Hall of FameThe Metal Hall of Fame is a volunteer non-profit organization that enshrines forever, those Legendary musicians, artists, and music industry executives who are responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala every January.
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Onslaught are more than delighted to announce our headline slot at the "Back From The Dead Festival" at The Underworld in Camden, August 20th. This - ladies and gentlemen - will be our one and only club show of 2021....so go crazy and see you in the pit!!!
Given the current uncertainty, initial ticket sales are being limited, with the first batch on sale now! The next batch of tickets are due to go on sale on 15 July, subject to it looking suitably clear to increase capacity. In short - don't miss out!
It is a huge honour for Onslaught to be back as the first live headliners of a major rock and metal festival since the beginning of the worldwide Covid pandemic lockdowns.As always, we are more than stoked to be thrashing out at Bloodstock, but this year to mark this very special occasion - and as the opening show with our new chart breaking album, 'Generation Antichrist'- we've got something brutal, something big and something very, very explosive lined up for you all!See you in the pit!"