Italy

Game Over - For Humanity (Scarlet Records)

Rock solid Italian thrash metal. Still waiting for a thrash version of Bella Ciao...
Release Date: 
2 Feb 2015 (All day)

2012 represented the tail end to the heights of the thrash metal resurgence in the 2000s, with numerous strong albums released that year by both the old and new guard.

Riti Occulti – Riti Occulti (Epidemie Records)

Immersive blackened heavy limbed bass riffs for lovers of psychedelic influenced stoner, black and doom metal.

The dominant distorted bass is chunky, rich and filthy. The suffocating groove it drags behind it is infectious, conjuring images of darkened smoky rooms full of shuffling swaying bodies.