Finally, after 29 years, thrash ensemble VIO-LENCE have delivered a collection of new, teeth-kicking anthems ready to set the world ablaze with Let The World Burn, their first since 1993‘s Nothing To Gain.
 
Stream now and purchase Let The World Burn at Metal Blade Records, available today worldwide.
www.Metalblade.com/violence


 
Following several US dates this spring, the band will be headlining the European Headbangers Ball Tour 2022, as founding guitarist Phil Demmel reflects on the current state of VIO-LENCE, “We want to constantly be releasing music, and constantly doing shows. At this stage we‘re excited for everybody who‘s still excited for this band. To them I say thank you for still listening to and supporting us, we‘re excited to come play, so spread the VIO-LENCE!”
 
Speaking on the five song EP, frontman Sean Killian believes, “Each song has its own individual sound, they are all very thrash metal, there are grinding riffs, technical riffs, and plenty of speed. The lyrics are written freely with no restrictions and without compromise while the vocal patterns are typically unusual and delivered with a multitude of emotions.” On composing the new songs, Demmel adds, “I hadn‘t written a lot of thrash in the past 17 years but being the main songwriter for the band over the years I wanted that sound, I wanted that mid-80‘s raw thing, but I also wanted to capture our signature notes and structures and stuff like that.”
 
Filling out the band‘s ranks on Let The World Burn are original drummer Perry Strickland, former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson and former FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers. Let the World Burn was recorded with Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios (Testament, Machine Head, Exodus), with mixing handled by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Meshuggah) and Grammy Award winning engineer Ted Jensen (Alice In Chains, Deftones, Pantera).
 
VIO-LENCE will bring their head-stomping brutal live show to select cities with fellow thrashers CORONER before both legends impede upon the Maryland Deathfest on May 27th. This November, the Bay-area thrasher invade Europe as they headline the MTV Headbangers Ball 2022 Tour (with WHIPLASH and ARTILLERY, with more to be announced) starting November 23rd. Tickets on sale now.
 
VIO-LENCE TOUR DATES 2022
with CORONER
5/21 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
5/24 Boston, MA @ The Middle East
5/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
5/26 New York, NY @ Le poisson Rouge
5/27 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
 
MTV HEADBANGERS BALL 2022
with WHILASH, ARTILLERY and special guests
11/23 – Amersfoot, NL @ Fluor
11/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Kulturpalast
11/25 – Mannheim, DE @ MS Connexion Complex
11/26 – Zlin, CZ @ Masters Of Rock Café
11/27 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra
11/28 – Regensburg, DE @ Airport Eventhall
11/29 – Stuttgart, DE @ LKA Longhorn
11/30 – Zurich, CZ @ Alte Kaserne
12/1 – Brussels, BE @ La Madeleine
12/2 – Essen, DE @ Turock
12/3 – Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
12/4 – Stockholm, SE @ Slaktkyrkan
12/5 – Gothenburg, SE @ Trädgarn

Stream Now and Purchase the following formats at Metal Blade Records

– Digipak-CD
-Orange/red marbled (US exclusive)
-180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) 
-Crimson marbled (EU exclusive – limited to 400) 
-Firefly glow marbled (EU exclusive – limited to 300) 
-Deep violet marbled (EU exclusive – limited to 200)
-Ochre brown marbled (EU exclusive – limited to 200) 
-All digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, etc)

Let The World Burn Track Listing
1 – Flesh From Bone
2 – Screaming Always
3 – Upon Their Cross
4 – Gato Negro
5 – Let the World Burn

Watch “Let The World Burn” Now: HERE: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvE_1rOofgc

Vio-Lence online:
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https://www.instagram.com/vio_lence_band
https://www.musicglue.com/vio-merch