From the true story of thrash metal’s birth on the streets of San Francisco’s legendary Bay Area through to the emergence of a new wave of diehard thrash warriors in the 21st century, Metal Hammer presents THRASH is the ultimate guide to the most remorselessly metal subgenre of them all.
We go right back to the very start, with the full story of thrash titans Metallica’s formation, the life, times and tragic death of their talismanic bassist Cliff Burton and unique insights into and memories from the Bay Area thrash explosion courtesy of the men who watched its biggest bands – Metallica, Slayer, Exodus and many more - pay their dues 30 years ago.
We also have brand new and exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in thrash history, including Chuck Billy (Testament), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Max Cavalera (Sepultura) and Jason Newsted (Metallica/Flotsam & Jetsam/Voivod). Plus!
The stories behind thrash metal’s greatest albums, the rise and fall of UK thrash, the Top 50 greatest thrash albums ever, a guide to the new thrash generation, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt’s guide to thrashing like a maniac and much, much more!
Published: February 2014