Murder in the Front Row: a visual journey through the Bay Area thrash scene

Crushtor chats to Brian Lew, co-author of a new book that captures the rivet-headed zeitgeist of the 80s San Francisco Bay Area thrash scene.

The San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal scene of the 80s – the same soil from which Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth grew is imbued with a certain drunken reverence.

Megadeth - Th1rt3en (Roadrunner)

Mega Dave and co take us on a trip through time, space, and their studio archives with their thirteenth release.
Release Date: 
27 Oct 2011 - 11:30pm

Of course it matters not one whit what I or anyone else thinks of Megadeth’s thirteenth (geddit?) album outside of Dave Mustaine and his coterie of flunkies

Crushtor's Predictive Guide to the Best of 2010

No - this isn't my personal top ten - it's a prediction and guide to Top Tens that are coming in across the globe as this year fades into twilight.

When you're in the game a while, you can almost anticipate what's going to be on the Top 10 lists of everyone else.

No Sleep Til Festival Announced!

With the headlining act announced as thrash legends Megadeth, you can rest assure the No Sleep Til festival, hitting our shores this December, is set to be one hell of a tour. Read on to find out more about the bands on this diverse tour...

Amid a sea of rumour and innuendo, it's time to set you straight.

No Sleep Til Festival (Dec 10-19)

Feast your eyes on the inaugural No Sleep Til festival, a tour featuring some of the world's most legendary metal acts, as well as the up-and-coming artists. The whirlwind tour will be hitting our shores this December...
Tour Dates: 
10/12/2010 - 19/12/2010

Headlined by thrash legends Megadeth, who delivered standout performances across our nation last year, Musatine and co have announced that they will be playing their hallmark album

Fatal Embrace - Empires of Humanity (Metal Blade/Riot)

Veteran Germans long on talent but short on originality return for some more heads-down, no nonsense mindless boogie.

The trouble, of course, is that it’s all so derivative. Good, but derivative.