U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will release their new album, "Generation Antichrist", on August 7 via AFM Records. The long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "VI" was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden.
"Generation Antichrist" is the first ONSLAUGHT album to feature new vocalist Dave Garnett, who recently replaced longtime singer Sy Keeler.
ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett comments: "Wow, we're stoked to finally get this new album ready to go.
"It's been a huge challenge to get everything finalized in light of recent events around the the world. We've had to bend a few rules and do things in very unconventional ways to make it work, but we got it done.
"I gotta say this is one brutal fucking record and could be a real game changer for the future of ONSLAUGHT. It's a very earthy and extremely raw-sounding album. We held back on the technology, with natural drums all round and I think Daniel Bergstrand did an unbelievable job on the mix.
"Everyone really stepped up to the plate massively on 'Generation Antichrist', but I have to single out our new vocalist Dave Garnett for smashing the vocals out of the park. It's an unenviable task to follow in the big shoes of Sy Keeler, but he's made this album his own and in his own very cool style, I'm sure he's gonna be hugely popular with the fans."
"Generation Antichrist" track listing:
01. Rise To Power
02. Strike Fast Strike Hard
03. Bow Down To The Clowns
04. Generation Antichrist
05. All Seeing Eye
06. Addicted To The Smell Of Death
07. Empires Fall
09. A Perfect Day To Die
Pre-order the album here.
Garnett has already performed with ONSLAUGHT, having filled in for Keeler at the House Of Metal festival in Umeå, Sweden in late February.
ONSLAUGHT announced Keeler's departure late last month, explaining in a statement that "some things simply aren't sustainable year after year due to the nature of the modern-day music industry."
Back in August 2018, ONSLAUGHT debuted "A Perfect Day To Die" at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom.
RELIGIOUSUICIDE - Teaser.!
‘ONSLAUGHT’ NAME NEW VOCALIST - DAVE GARNETT along with new album track teaser.
We're extremely proud to now have Dave within the 'Onslaught' ranks, Please give him a big 'THRASH METAL' welcome..!
‘Dave Garnett’ comments:
Naturally like everyone I was gutted to hear about the departure of ‘Sy Keeler’. ‘Onslaughts’ music and ‘Sy's' vocal style has been an influence of mine for many years, so it was a great honour for me to be asked by the band to fill these very BIG shoes.
As the new voice of ‘Onslaught’ I want to honour ‘Sy’ for his amazing performances over the years, while at the same time as bringing a new sound and energy to the band.
With a new album set for release and so many live shows / festivals in the works, I will be extremely excited to step out on to the stage with great anticipation and give the fans what they deserve!!!
Posted by Onslaught official on Monday, May 4, 2020