So, 2010 is upon us, a brand new studio album / lots more shows and of course lots more party's :)....
The new album is coming along real well, 6 tracks up and running and kicking some serious butt... we're gonna release some details and stream a track or 2 in early 2010, everything is nicely in place on the Road to Hell.......Watch this space....!
Love / Respect & METAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL.....!!!!!!
Nige - Sy - Jeff - Andy - Steve
ONSLAUGHT SOUTH AMERICA
Hi ladies & Lunatics
The South American tour is finalised and confirmed and it looks fucking awesome... The tour will kick off in Chile on November 4th, with at least 13 shows going through Argentina - Brazil & finishing up in Colombia on 22nd November...I have to say the response to these dates from our South American fans has been totally amazing, so we're gonna have to do something pretty special for you crazy people..
By the way... We're gonna kick your asses :)
see you all very soon
04-11 – Puerto Montt / CHILE
05-11 – Santiago / CHILE - CLUB ROCK & GUITARRAS
06-11 – Buenos Aires / ARGENTINA - ZORBA ROCK
07-11 – Manaus / BRASIL – RIO NEGRO
08-11 – Belém / BRASIL – LUX
11-11 – São Paulo / BRASIL – MANIFESTO BAR
12-11 – Campinas / BRASIL – HAMMER ROCK BAR
13-11 – Curitiba / BRASIL - OPERA 1
14-11 – Belo Horizonte / BRASIL - MATRIZ
15-11 – Rio de Janeiro / BRASIL - SÉCULO XXI
16-11 – Salvador / BRASIL - BOOMERANGUE
17-11 – Brasilia / BRASIL - UK BRASIL PUB
20-11 – Cali / COLOMBIA
21-11 – Medellin / COLOMBIA - AUDITORIO DE LA UCC
22-11 – Bogotá / COLOMBIA - TEATRO LA MAMA
ONSLAUGHT / TESTAMENT TOUR
Hi Ladies / Gents
Just got back fromt the Testament / Onslaught UK tour... Fuckin Killer......!!!
We had a blast and the shows we're totally fuckin awesome for us, if this tour proved one thing, it was that 'THRASH METAL' is well and truly back at the forefront of the UK metal scene once more...Great line up / Sold out shows with real 'Old School' attitudes, the future is bright........!!!!!!
It was real cool to be out with all The Testament guys once more and a pleasure to have on board new upcoming American Thrashers 'Warbringer'.. check em out :)... This was one of the most enjoyable tours we have ever been involved in, no egos & attitudes, just one big machine that ran like clockwork......... very rare in this business.
There were many many highlights for us over the tour and as always we met lots old friends and a whole bunch of new ones for good measure.. All in all a huge success for everyone involved.....
Major thanks to all you metal heads that supported this tour and gave the bands such banging reactions, you are the METAL FORCES....!!!!!!!!!!
MORE UK TESTAMENT DATES / HEADLINE SHOW ABERTILLERY
Just a quick post to let you all know that we have been added to 2 more shows on the upcoming TESTAMENT UK tour..
ONSLAUGHT will also be appearing at:
Sheffield Corporation.... July 20th
Glasgow Garage.... July 21st
DATES ARE NOW AS FOLLOWS:
Sheffield...Corporation.. 20th July
Glasgow Garage.. 21st July
Newcastle... 02 Academy.. 22nd July
Bristol........ 02 Academy.. 23rd July
Wolverhampton.. Wulfren Hall.. 25th July
We have also added a headline show on our day off at ABERTILLERY 'PLAYFEST' (formally the 'ARENA') on Fri 24th July............
tickets for the Abertillery show are only £5 in advance (£6 on the day) and are available from the venue or call Matt on 07811 762946
see you all real soon
ONSLAUGHT TO GUEST FOR TESTAMENT ON UK SHOWS
Hi Ladies & Lunatics
Hope yer all enjoying the sunshine while it lasts :).... we're holed up in our studio working on the new album tracks, so i'm not getting to see much of it, but which ever way i look at it, its a fucking lovely day for creating 'Aggressively Heavy Thrash Metal'.....
Anyways, we are stoked to announce we have been added to at least 3 shows on the upcoming 'Testament' UK tour... Confirmed dates as follows...
We are confirmed on , Newcastle 22nd ,Bristol 23rd & Wolverhampton 25th and are still hoping to clinch the Glasgow and Sheffield dates!
This is fantastic timing for us as this coincides perfectly with the release of our "Damnation" CD which hits the shelves on July 20th.
It'll be cool to catch up with the Testament guys once again and play our first hometown show for almost 4 years... especially at the O2 Academy, as its the only venue we have never destroyed in Bristol... haha....
ONSLAUGHT LIVE DAMNATION
British thrashers ONSLAUGHT recorded their performance at the Damnation Festival on November 22, 2008 in Leeds, U.K. for a live CD, "Live Damnation", to be released on July 20 through Candlelight Records.
Available for pre order at most record outlets now
ONSLAUGHT CONFIRMED FOR 'PARANOID OPEN AIR FESTIVAL' - SLOVENIA
We are stoked to announce that Onslaught have been confirmed to appear at this years 'Paranoid Open Air' Festival in Slovenia on Sat 15th August...
We cant wait to return once again to Slovenia - this time hopefully in better weather :) it's a beautiful country and the people really love their metal.. so another crazy festival weekend is in the pipeline...
Hi Ladies / Gentlemen & Crazy Fuckers
We would like to inform you that Onslaught have been confirmed to appear at this years edition of the "Hard Rock Hell" festival at Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales on Saturday 5th December..
This will be one of the very few shows we will be playing in the UK during 2009 due to writing commitments for the new Slaught album (which i must say is coming along real well..) So therefore we are gonna do something just a little bit special....Needless to say its gonna involve Kickin your fucking asses in a big way...
And of course we'll up for a major party after the show..... Dont forget to bring yer Jager....!!!!!
LIVE ALBUM UPDATE
Just to let you lovely people know that the live album has been mixed and approved and is now heading its way to record company HQ to go to press.
We are kind of hoping to get this out in the summer, a more accurate date will be released soon.......sounds pretty good though!
Cheers for now
ONSLAUGHT CONFIRMED FOR SPAINS 'HMH FESTIVAL'
Hola Hombres y Senoras
Onslaught are extremely proud to announce their appearance at this years 'HMH FESTIVAL' on 23rd May at 'Villalpardo - Spain'
We really look forward to returning to Spain once again to play yet another festival, the crowds are always very special for us there and the sun and Sangria always make sure we have a real killer time with our many friends... ;)
ONSLAUGHT TO PLAY ROCK CITY OPEN AIR FESTIVAL, ROMANIA
Hi Metal Headz
Hope you're all cool....??
We're very pleased to announce Onslaught have been confirmed to play at 'ROCK CITY OPEN AIR FESTIVAL' at Fetesti, Romania on Friday 21st August.......
This is gonna be an awesome and crazy event if our last visit to Romania was anything to go by..We met some wonderful people and made some real good friends, definately one of my most memorable and special experiences with Onslaught and i really cant wait to return...
See you all Soon
ONSLAUGHT INTO IRELAND (North & South)
Hi Ladies / Guys Onslaught are coming back to Ireland...!! We will be visiting all our friends in the North and the South on the weekend of August 28th / 29th... Firstly we play 'Belfast' for the first time in 18 years at 'The Spring & Airbrake' on Friday 28th August... Then on Sat 29th August we head South to play at the 'Low End Festival' in Waterford... Fuck...!!! its gonna be a banging weekend, as always when we hit Ireland.. It really doesn't seem like 18 years since we last played Belfast, we're really looking forward to getting back there once more, we have so many awesome memories of our previous visits, all of which were totally insane from start to finish... This will be our first time in Waterford - Southern Ireland, which is gonna be real cool and i'm sure we'll be meeting up with lots of our drinking partners down there too haha.. Again so many fantastic & crazy memories from our many visits to Dublin, Cork and Sligo.. Its always such a great pleasure to play for you Guys / Girls from North & South, long may you invite us back.... Another great weeknd of Thrash metal and Jagermeister awaits.... Bring it on..!!
ALCATRAZ METAL FESTIVAL - BELGIUM
We are stoked to announce that Onslaught have been confirmed for the second edition of the 'Alcatraz Metal Festival' that will take place on Saturday August 8 at Brielpoort - Deinze (BE) Other bands confirmed so far include Saxon, Testament, Helstar and Agent Steel with More bands following soon.
ONSLAUGHT RETURN TO GREECE
Hey Ladies / Gentlemen Onslaught will return to Greece on May 29th to play a show at the 'On Stage Club' - Athens....(support acts to be announced soon)... This one we really cannot wait for, our last visit to Greece 2 years back with Napalm Death was totally fucking insane, so we're looking forward to much more of the same...Real old school Thrash crowds, with huge amounts of stage diving / circle pits and lots of blood... haha....Bring it on..
ONSLAUGHT confirmed for DELIRIUM FESTIVAL - BELGIUM
Hey People Hope you're all doing good..?
We've just played our first show of the year in Oxford (uk) along with Testament and it was fuckin great to take a break from writing and get back to doing what this band is all about. We felt a little ring rusty after a couple of months break, but it was still an awesome gig with a real vocal crowd behind us... thank you all We've got plenty of shit to tell you over the next month or so and the first piece of news is that we have been confirmed to play 'DELIRIUM FESTIVAL' at Biebob, in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sat 11th April.... Its a great little venue, with a real cool atmosphere as all our Belgian fans will know, so we're really looking forward to returning there once again and seeing all our old friends....
Take care / stay heavy Nige + Onslaught
Hi Ladies / Gentlemen
Well, what can we say..... What an awesome festival 'Damnation' was this weekend... It is right up there with the best UK shows we have ever played.... The crowd was immense from start to finish with some real cool pits... There was a few problems with the PA but that never dampened anyones enthusiasm and it was a great show all round for us....
We would like to thank all the Damnation organisers and crew for making us so welcome and for all the hard work they put in to make the festival such a monsterous success and of course all the thousands of fans who come to make so much noise for us as we recorded the performance for the upcoming 'Live in Leeds - Live at Damnation' album.... you all fucking rocked..........
See you all in 2009...
Nige + Onslaught
UK NOVEMBER 2008
Hi Ladies / Gents
Hope you're all very happy and well after our glorious summer.. haha
We would just like to inform everyone that we will be playing 4 shows in the UK this november...
Nov 1st... Gloucester - Brunswick..
(this will be a free entry show as a favour to a long time friend of ours, who has followed us thru thick and thin, to hell and back)
Nov 21st.. Swansea - Sin city
Nov 22nd..Leeds - DAMNATION FESTIVAL
Nov 28th.. Kingston - The Peel
These will be the final shows in support of the 'Killing Peace' album before we hiberante write the remainder of the new album (which incidentally is sounding ;).. so we hope to see all you thrash metal maniacs real soon, for some more chaos, mayhem & Jagermeister...........
ITALIAN ASSAULT 2008
ONSLAUGHT CONFIRMED FOR UK’s ’DAMNATION’ FESTIVAL
Hi Ladies / Gents Just thought i'd drop by to bring you some more cool news for Onslaught.. We have just been confirmed for 'Damnation Festival' taking place on Sat 22nd Nov, (Leeds, England) This is gonna be a fucking killer show and definately the best UK festival for 2008... The line-up is truly awesome, boasting the Premier, most Extreme Metal bands from all genres this country (UK) has had to offer over the past 25 years...Hats off to the promoters for getting this one together... Line-up inc... Carcass, Napalm Death, PitchShifter, Benediction & of course Onslaught....... hope to see you all there.......... for what i guarantee will be one insane fucking day... :)
Don't forget the warm up show in Swansea 'Sin City' on the 21st !
ONSLAUGHT CONFIRMED FOR PORTUGALS 'CAOSEMERGENTE FESTIVAL'
Onslaught are proud to announce their appearance at 'CAOSEMERGENTE' Festival on Sunday 15th September (Porto, Portugal)
It's great news and very important for us to land a slot on this cool festival as we were so disappointed when the Lagoa Burning Live Festival' in Portugal was cancelled recently.. Everyone had such an awesome time on our last visit and we just had to come back to and play once again..
See you all real soon for a Slaughter in the sun :)
NEW ONSLAUGHT ALBUM - WRITING TO BEGIN
Hi Ladies / Gentlemen Hope everyone is doing good...? Just to let you all know, Onslaught will now begin work on writing the follow up album to last years thrash assault 'KILLING PEACE'.......First track was written and completed early last year, but now over the next few months we will forge ahead to write the remaining slabs of 666% Pure Thrash....We have a choice of 3 titles for the new album and all of the basic song outlines are firmly in place... We're all real excited about making this album, we have our own studio set-up and a whole new outlook on how to make this next record a screaming fucking monster...!!!! with Andy Rosser-Davies now in the band there's gonna be lots of fresh input and a slightly different slant to the 'Slaught'...He's a very aggressive player, very much like me, so the musical violence is gonna be increased considerably...with serious amounts of shredding.......!!!!! We'll keep you all updated as we progress with each song and all other album related info... take care Nige
BANG YOUR HEAD !
What another awesome weekend we've had in Germany at Bang Your Head Festival... Huge crowd, great weather and 2 days of pure fuckin metal.!! We hit the stage at just after midday on saturday which was by far the heavier day of the 2, with Judas Priest, Saxon, Obituary. And Tankard sharing the billing with us... All our apprehensions about playing so early in the day soon disappeared as the Onslaught intro rang around the festival, the arena was packed and ready to thrash. Sadly, we were limited to a 40 min set which meant we had to cut some songs, always a tough decision but it was still real intense.:) KILLING PEACE. LET THERE BE DEATH. ANGELS OF DEATH. DESTROYER OF WORLDS. METAL FORCES. PLANTING SEEDS OF HATE. DEMONIAC. BURN. The BYH crowd were so fucking cool, lots of banging and lots of noise, we were given such a great welcome and response which made the 16 hour drive to Balingen very worthwhile... 40 mins are over in the snap of a string and we're off to celebrate at the bars, catch up with friends and get wrecked for the rest of the day. Haha. And what a fuckin day it was.!! Finally we would like to send a massive thank you to everyone at the BYH FESTIVAL organisation for inviting us to play this great event and for making us all so welcome during our stay.
ONSLAUGHT COLLECTORS VINYL RELEASES
Due to popular demand, Back on Black records have recently released 4 Onslaught albums on vinyl (coloured) complete with gatefold sleeves.. The albums available are: Killing Peace, Power From Hell, The Force and one purely for the fans of the embryonic Onslaught, a collection of early hardcore punk demos from 1983 entitled 'Shadow Of Death'.... Time to dig out the decks folks.. :)
HORNS UP !
Well its been a while but we are finally getting some updates on the site ! The roller coaster ride that was the Horns Up Tour has finally came to an end. Thank you to everyone who came to the shows you were all fantastic !
Next up we have a string of festivals which we are all looking forward to. See you there !
More news soon, watch this space.
NEW ONSLAUGHT GUITARIST
Onslaught have replaced departed guitarist Al Jordan
with awesome new shredder Andy Rosser-Davies..
Nige Rockett comments.'Unfortunately Al was unable to commit to any touring with the band as from late last year due to personal circumstances, live shows are what we are all about, so the situation was unworkable.
As many of our German fans will know Andy came in at very short notice to play on the tour with Ektomorf and did a fantastic job..He is phenemenol guitar player with a very aggressive style which suits Onslaught perfectly, we were stoked when he accepted our offer.
It was a pity Al had to go at such a positive time, but sometimes i guess these things happen and we will move on to bigger and better things.. we all wish him and his family all the best with his new career
SALE TOUR SHIRTS
2007 European tour shirts are now only £10.00 plus post and packaging
THRASH ASSAULT #2
For the first time ever Onslaught and Sabbat share the stage at the THRASH ASSAULT #2 Festival in Wuerzburg, Soundpark Ost, on Feb 23rd 2008 !
NEW LIVE TOUR DATES
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we sadly announce that the 'X-mass Festival Tour' scheduled for December has been postponed.. However the tour will now go ahead in January 2008 under the title of the 'Black Winter' tour.. more details of the line up and dates to follow very soon...
This does not mean we're gonna be taking time off during december, we have now been confirmed as very special guests on the 'Rockfalls Giant' tour with Ektomorf: ...It is predominently a tour of Germany with 1 other show in Vienna, Austria.
See the live section for a full list of dates.
ONSLAUGHT WILL NOT BE APPEARING AT SOUTH SIDE OF HELL FESTIVAL
Onslaught will not be appearing at the Hellflame-south side of hell festival in Lichtenfels this saturday (22/09/07) this is due to local government interference which in turn led the promoter to make a decision not to fly in any of the international bands booked to play the festival.
KERRANG LIVE REVIEW THE ATTIC RUSHDEN
Issue no. 1172, Aug 18 2007
Thrash never realy went away. That almost everyone in the Attic is wearing shirts older than most modern day band members proves this, while the room is so rammed that getting whacked across the heel every time some bint charges through the door is inevitable. It's a fantastic turn-out given that untill two years ago, tonight's headliners hadn't played a gig for some 13 years.
Not that you'd know, because right now Onslaught are sounding louder, nastier and more essential than ever.Whatever happened during their time in the wilderness has only added even more firepower to their already mighty arsenal. Drawing largly from their recent 'Killing Peace' album, songs like the aptly titled 'burn' are absolutely wicked in their delivery, conjuring a metallic firestorm that gets wilder at every turn. It's brutal as shit, but what stands out most tonight is the ineffable bond that a band like Onslaught inevitably shares with its audience. Fists are pumped, hugs are exchanged, and the amount of Newcastle Brown sloshing around for the duration means you'll be lucky to leave without positively reeking of the stuff.
They may not be as popular or successful as their American counterparts, but only a fool would doubt the impact that Onslaught have had on modern metal, and tonight is a shining example of why they remain so vital.
We are now up and running with the blog section, check it out.
LIVE POLISH ASSAULT DVD
For a preview of the first ever live Onslaught dvd check out the link below
ONSLAUGHT - KILLING PEACE (taken from the new LIVE POLISH ASSAULT DVD Available 2-7-2007 from HMV, AMAZON and all other decent record shops. PRE ORDER NOW!)
ONSLAUGHT CONFIRMED FOR BANG YOUR HEAD 2007 WARM UP PARTY
Just like last years festival the organisers are gonna arrange a little warm up-party taking place at the Rockdisco WOM onJune 21st with ONSLAUGHT and co/headliner Vicious Rumors.For all the details go here /Bang your head/
ONSLAUGHT/DESTRUCTION UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
Onslaught are proud to announce a 10 date uk tour with German thrashers Destruction from 9th to the 19th of November, check out the live section for more information
SY KEELER UPDATE
Hello All, now i can see well enough, thought i'd check in with an eye update, But first off thank you to everyone on the forums for the good wishes & support, i was very low during the week after the op & you're messages were a great pick up, Thanks again.
The prob started the day after the Dutch gig in Arnhem on April 30, which prompted a visit to Bristol eye hospital on our return. the docs could find no visble sign of damage at that point so off we went on tour. May 3rd Leeds, during the afternoon the prob got a lot worse, eventually during soundcheck i developed what i can only describe as a 'BLACK HOLE' which prompted a rush to hospital where i had my biggest fear confirmed, 'Detached Retina' emergency surgery had to be carried out within 24 hours, which the surgeon offered to do in Leeds the next morning, bang goes the tour!
I chose to return home to the Bristol eye hospital,
where i had my op at 2pm Friday 4th under local anesthetic, Metal or what!
a very unpleasant experience i'll tell ee! the next 10 days i had to spend
'posturing' keeping my head tilted to the left for 45 mins in every hour
!!! part of the healing process means 'a Gas' had to be put into the eye
to add pressure to the repair, the gas has now cleared sufficiently enough
for me to spend short periods at the pc, 'tis a peculiar effect having gas
in the eye, its like looking thro' a goldfish bowl with the water sloshing
The op appears to have been a success, but i'm gonna have to take it steady for a while.
A Special Thanks to the doctors & Nurses in Leeds & Bristol.
Thanks again for you're messages 'see' you soon... Sy
NIGE TAKES TO THE MIC AT LEEDS RIOS
..we were advised 'not to play at all', it was only down to the peoples reaction that we decided to override the decision..We did our best, it was nowhere near the Onslaught that you should have seen, a million miles away in fact, but i haven't done any vocals in 22 years, let alone play guitar to a high standard and try to sing (i use the term loosely)..but at least it put a smile on some faces..
The hastily rearranged Rios' set included ' LET THERE BE DEATH, ANGELS OF DEATH, METAL FORCES, SHELLSHOCK AND BURN '.
ONSLAUGHT FORCED TO
CANCEL UK DATES
UK thrashers Onslaught have been forced to cancel the remaining dates of their British tour due to a serious health issue concerning vocalist Sy Keeler.
The Onslaught frontman was rushed to hospital during the soundcheck at Leeds Rios suffering from an acute loss of vision. Keeler has since undergone an emergency operation to repair a detached retina in his left eye. If it was not for this immediate procedure the doctors said he would have almost certainly lost the sight in this eye.
Following the bands announcement to the Rios crowd regarding the situation, Onslaught were taken aback by the overwhelming warmth and support showed to them by the enthusiastic audience. This compelled the band to quickly reorganise and power through a few chosen classics with guitarist Nige Rockett handling the bulk of the vocal duties.
Speaking from hospital a distraught Sy Keeler expressed his sincere apologies to all the fans that were looking forward to the first leg of the 'Killing Peace' tour and is hoping to be fit enough to hit the road as soon as is humanly possible.
Onslaught are currently looking into re-scheduling the cancelled dates for later in the year.
ENTOMBED ADDED TO LONDON
SHOW 7th MAY
We are happy to announce that Swedish metal legands ENTOMBED have been added to the London Underworld show on 7th May.
BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL APPEARANCE CONFIRMED
Onslaught have been confirmed for the Brutal Assault Festival which takes place at Jeroma in the Czech Republic on Saturday 11th August. (Hopefully no Terrorist alerts this time around while we're waiting with our bags packed at the airport ready to go...huh folks?) For more details and photos of this shows awesome location check out the website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ONSLAUGHTS CONFIRMED
2007 FESTIVAL SHOWS CHECK OUT THESE LINKS
Kings of Metal festival, Arnhem /www.goudvishal.nl/
Whiplash festival, Sligo www.sligowhiplash.com
Up From The Ground Festival, Gemunden www.uftg.de
Hellflame festival, Osnabruck www.burningstage.net
Hellflame-The South Side of Hell festival, Lichtenfels www.burningstage.net
More shows / festivals to be confirmed soon
ONSLAUGHT CONFIRMED FOR UP FROM
THE GROUND FESTIVAL
Onslaught will be playing the UP FROM THE GROUND festival in Gemünden, Germany on 25th Aug. Other bands confirmed include TESTAMENT and ARCH ENEMY for a full list of bands and all other information check out this link.
NEW DATES ADDED TO THE LIVE SECTION
Onslaught have confirmed a short co-headlining UK tour with Susperia that will also feature very special guests Evile, check out the live section for dates. Also Onslaught have been confirmed for a few festivals in Europe with more to be confirmed shortly.
FIRST AIRING OF KILLING PEACE TRACK TWISTED
Radio 6 and Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dickenson gave Onslaught's Killing Peace track Twisted Jesus its first airing on his show Saturday night. You can listen to the show using this link here.
LORDS OF METAL REVIEW KILLING PEACE
"this is exactly what I've been expecting: a ferocious thrash metal album"
To read the full review just click here.
CDs NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE MERCHANDISE SECTION
Ladies and Gentlemen the store is now open for business.
ONSLAUGHT are to headline the THRASH TIL ' BURG FEST on Sunday February 18th @ 013 in Tilburg. Other bands at the festival and the runing order is as follows;
16.00-16.30 The New Dominion
17.50-18.30 Flesh Made Sin
21.30 band curfew
22.00 venue closed
for venue info check out www.013web.nl
New Design 25th Anniversary T-Shirts
Now available in the merch section.
KILLING PEACE RELEASE DATE
Onslaught release the long awaited 4th studio album 'Killing Peace' through Candlelight Records on Monday 5th March 2007.
Produced and mixed by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy) at Backstage Studios, Derbyshire, UK. The album contains 9 tracks of brutal and ferocious,
uncompromising thrash metal.
2. KILLING PEACE
3. DESTROYER OF WORLDS
5. A PRAYER FOR THE DEAD
6. TESTED TO DESTRUCTION
7. TWISTED JESUS
8. PLANTING SEEDS OF HATE
9. SHOCK & AWE
The band have also re-recorded a new version of their classic 1st album title track 'Power From Hell'. The track was reborn on the 6/6/06 and mixed by Andy Henderson.
ONSLAUGHT TO RECORD LIVE SHOW IN POLAND
Onslaught will be recording their first ever live performance in Poland for a future live DVD release through 'Metal Mind Productions'. "It's something the band are so looking forward to", says guitarist Nige Rockett, "we can't wait to get over to Poland, it's a fucking great place and the people are very cool, we've heard the crowds are pretty crazy too. I went there for a holiday a while back and had an unforgettable time and made a lot of friends!!!
Onslaught will be appearing at Club Stodola, Warsaw, Poland on Feb 12th 2007 alongside Vader & Solitude Aeturnus.
ONSLAUGHT 'MYSPACE' SITE
Onslaught have launched a new MySpace site. The site will be previewing tracks from the forthcoming album Kiling Peace prior to release. The site will also include some new live video footage.
NAPALM DEATH and ONSLAUGHT
Napalm Death and Onslaught will be playing 2 dates in Greece, details as follows.
Saturday 27 January 2007 in Thessaloniki - Hydrogios
Sunday 28 January 2007 in Athens - An Club.
Onslaught - Halloween Show
The 'slaught will be playing a headlining show in Birmingham on Monday 30th October.
Onslaught in Weymouth
Onslaught will play Finns Bar in Weymouth on Sunday 10th September as a one-off special warm gig for their forthcoming venture to Japan.
Tickets are £5 and we will be playing 1 or 2 previously un-aired songs on the night from the new forthcoming studio album Killing Peace.
For more info on the gig please call 01305 77809. Support will come from Weymouth bands PLAGUE and ARCHAIC ARCAINUM.
More Gigs In Europe Announced
Onslaught will be headlining Metal Mania in Slovenia on 11 August and also play the Jalometalli Festival in Finland on 19 August with Helloween and Udo.
METAL MANIA OPEN AIR 2006
11th August 2006
KOMEN na Krasu
Jalometalli Festival Finland 2006
Onslaught Signed To Candlelight Records
The new material, scheduled for release on the album, Killing Peace, out 23rd of October 2006, is sounding desperately heavy, with an emphasis on strong song structures.
The new Onslaught album promises to be an uncompromising experience and will be recorded by the legendary Andy Sneap (Trivium, Testament).
New T-shirts Available
New Onslaught tour t-shirts are now available. They feature a new print and the band’s 2006 festival dates.
The "Power From Hell 2005" T-shirts are still available as well. Sizes available are Large or X-Large.
View large image of T-shirt.
The cost is £15.00 + postage and packing @ £1.00 for the UK and £2.00 for overseas for each of the T-shirt designs.
Send cheque or postal order made payable to Onslaught at:
c/o Focus Media Management units 1 & 2-21 Wood Road
Please allow 14 days for delivery.
Onslaught and Xentrix live in Bradford
Testament are no longer playing so Onslaught are now headlining with Xentrix, Pitiful Reign, Evile and Headless Cross at Bradford Rio’s on the 3rd June 2006.
It will be Onslaught’s last UK appearance before going off to record their new studio album Killing Peace.
You can buy tickets for this show on Ticket Line.
Pitiful Reign 7:10-7:35pm
Headless Cross 8:30-8:55pm
Onslaught In Japan
Onslaught will join Venom, Death Angel and
Sodom at the Thrash Domination 2006 two-day mini-festival on September 16-17
at Club Citta in Tokyo, Japan.
This is Onslaught’s very first trip to Japan and they are very much looking forward to the experience!
Onslaught Play Lorca Rock 06
Onslaught Play Lorca Rock 06 in Spain on Saturday 17 June.
Other acts confirmed include Anvil, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake and Exodus.
Onslaught to play KEEP IT TRUE VII
Onslaught are playing the Keep It True festival on November 4th 2006 at the Dittigheim Sporthalle in Germany.
The bill also features Heir Apparant and Flotsam and Jetsam.
More at www.keep-it-true.de/en_home.php
Brutal Assault Festival
Onslaught are playing at the Brutal Assault Festival in ’SVOJSICE U PRELOUCE’ (100km EAST OF PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC).
Also playing are IMMU BORGIR, DESTRUCTION, GOJIRA and ORPHANED LAND.
Monsters of Rock, Bulgaria
Onslaught have been confirmed as appearing at the Monsters of Rock festival in Bulgaria, which takes place at the Black Sea resort of Varna between 3 and 7 August 2006.
The event features an illustrious bill, featuring such luminaries as old friends Motorhead, Saxon, UFO. Nevermore, Fear Factory, Gamma Ray and Kreator.
The band are very proud to have the opportunity to play their first show in Bulgaria, and are looking forward to it very much.
ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For DAY INTO NIGHT Festival
Onslaught have been confirmed as special guests of AKERCOCKE at the Camden Underworld on Saturday, May 13 as part of the Day into Night festival. The full lineup is as follows:
Friday, May 12:
SHE SAID DESTROY
Saturday, May 13:
Sunday, May 14:
+ 2 others
The band have also confirmed the following festival appearances:
Jun. 8-10 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock
Sep. 29-30 - Derbyshire, UK @ Bloodstock
Onslaught are proud to be special guests at Venom’s forthcoming UK shows in March:
Thursday March 23rd: Glasgow Garage
Saturday March 25th: London Mean Fiddler
Sunday March 26th: Manchester Academy 2
More Onslaught shows will be announced soon!
Onslaught confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival
Onslaught have been confirmed as one of the acts appearing at the Sweden Rock Festival.
The festival takes place in Sölvesborg from 8-10 June. The band join the likes of Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Venom. Celtic Frost and Whitesnake on the bill.
More information, ticket costs and travel arrangements can be found at the official site
ONSLAUGHT To Guest On ARFM's Simon Gausden's
Sy, Nige, and Steve will be the featured guests on the "Simon Gausden’s Extreme Zone" show on Britain’s ARfm radio on Saturday, January 14 between 9:00 p.m. and midnight (U.K. time). You can listen to the show online at www.arfm.co.uk.
X-Mass Festivals Tour Report
Better late than never, the site has been updated with the first part of bassist Jim's inside track of what actually happened when Onslaught descended upon the X-Mass festivals in Tilburg and Antwerp...
So. First gigs for Onslaught in mainland Europe in
some sixteen-odd years...nerves are a little jangly as we meet at Steve’s
to collect the van. Greeting the crew and new soundman Trevor, a smooth
getaway sees us at Nige’s house within a half hour.
Steve then spends the next half in fits of the giggles at Nige’s spanking new green mohican. Punk-tastic. The grind to Dover’s a pain, M25 traffic making the palms perspire at the thought of missing the ferry. However, the white cliffs are soon in view and not even a closed bar and Burger King can dampen the enthusiasm.
Alcohol needs are sated nicely, thank you, on the crossing; however, La Manche is a little choppy. Nige’s face soon resembles his hair. Even Gricey’s natural ebullience is dampened somewhat. Despite nature’s best efforts, only guitar tech Anthony succumbs to the conversation with God on the great white telephone.
Eventually, despite my and Steve’s best navigatory efforts, we roll off the boat to pull up late outside the Best Hotel in Dunkirk. Waking Madame, who is unflappable when faced with several uncouth Englishmen who are hungry and want beer, we are soon in bed, with only the Keeler/Rockett posse managing to locate the mythical late-night kebab.
The coffee is strong the next morning. The weather’s getting worse as we move northwards through Belgium - snow’s falling like crazy and there’s a feeling that we wish we’d left a little earlier. However, the sun soon shines and it’s just a little damp when we arrive at the 013 in Tilburg. What a venue - fantastic! Exodus are soundchecking - all stonking great riffs and thumping drums. We’re impressed.
Pretty soon we’re crawling over the stage getting gear set up. Meet the Naglfar and Wintersun boys - nice guys. Wintersun get a soundcheck - we manage a few chords before the power’s cut. Here’s hoping all’s well at showtime!
The doors open - the hall’s getting busier! Very busy, in fact. Wintersun are first up on the main stage and, I must say, I am impressed. Very tight, great musicians. These lads get a great reaction and will go far. Then it’s our turn - swift changeover of amps, Steve gets his cymbals in position. Thump, thump and Jay’s introducing us: "Are you ready? From Bristol, UK...ONSLAUGHT!!!!"
Fuck me the adrenalin’s going as I walk out
onto the stage. The place is full! And everyone’s clapping and cheering!
He he he he! One-two-three-four...CLUNG...and Nige is scratching out the
Let There Be Death intro. Fifteen years are gone in a flash! My head’s
snapping, Steve’s kicks are pounding and Mr Jordan’s throwing
some serious metal shapes here! Winding down the into...Simon strides onstage
like a colossus. "Good evening, Tilburg...LET THERE BE DEATH!".
There’s a pit going, heads are shaking. I’m loving this shit.
Angels of Death - things are getting more intense at the front. Pause for breath, downtune the bass..."Destroyer of Worlds...". Dark, heavy, brooding tune. People in the crowd standing back to observe..."Kill-in-peace, kill-in-war"...storming. Sy winds up the crowd; time for the return for an old friend..."The Demoniaaaaaaac...". People are slamming, pushing, moshing. There’s an old-school sense of friendly violence in the air! "Time for the title track from the new Onslaught album...KILLING PEACE"! Thrash, thrash, thrash - the fastest thing we’ve ever done. Tilburg loves it!
And so to Power from Hell. Cheers as Nige teases with the intro riff..."POWER"...again..."FROM HELL"!!! Stabs - pause - snare and omifuckengodherewefuckengomyfuckenneck! He he - slowing her down for the chorus - "Onslaught - Power from Hell! Power, Power, Power From Hell!!".
And it’s all over! Bows at the front - saunter offstage. Gricey’s bright red - is he going to die? Hugs all round. Well done, lads!!
Killing Peace - Writing Update
Onslaught have resumed the writing of Killing Peace after the festive break. The new song upon which the lads have embarked is shaping up to be the fastest thing they’ve ever written (again - and we’re not making this up)...horribly heavy, darkly disturbing and thoroughly unpleasant. Which is just how we like it...
Bloodstock Festival 2006 - ONSLAUGHT Confirmed
Bloodstock Festival organizers have announced that the UK’s reformed thrashers ONSLAUGHT have been confirmed to join PRIMAL FEAR, MACHINE MEN, OMNIUM GATHERUM, DIED SMILING, ENEMY UNKNOWN, BEYOND AFTERLIFE and STEEL TORMENTOR to be the first eight bands for the 6th annual Bloodstock Festival to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derbyshire, England on September 29th - 30th, 2006.
Details with links to the other band’s respective websites are now online at www.bloodstockfestival.com. There will be 25-26 bands in total, so another 17-18 will be announced in the forthcoming months.
Tickets for the 2-day show are £51 including
a £1 booking fee. Or combine tickets and merchandise with the Bloodstock
Open Air for the Supporters Club pass for £120. Tickets and Passes
are available to buy online now at www.bloodstockfestival.com.
The artwork for Bloodstock 2006 will be online shortly, with details of
some new 2006 merchandise.
Onslaught would like to wish friends everywhere a thoroughly enjoyable festive season and all the very best for the year ahead. 2006 promises to be a busy year for the lads, who are very grateful for all of the support and good wishes that they have received this year - 2005 surpassed all expectations and 2006 promises to be the beginning of something really special. Thanks, folks!