Right, back to all things Thrashersaurus.
This is most definitely the newest video clip I’ve posted on this blog as it was only released to the unsuspecting world yesterday evening.
Not to be confused with the German thrash band Eradicator, Eradikator are straight from the black heart of the Black Country – or Birmingham!
I think I’ve only seen these guys once and that was on the New Blood stage at Bloodstock in 2014. With a bit of luck and motivation I’m hoping to triple that tally by Sunday morning. They play Telford on Friday night, and as they aren’t headlining I can get home at a reasonable hour, and obviously I’m hoping I’m in Norwich in time on Saturday.
I stumbled upon their 2012 debut album Dystopia when I was probably on a Sunday morning internet search for thrash metal. And what a great album to stumble upon. Last years Edge Of Humanity is even better. The UK thrash metal scene hasn’t got the strength in depth of some other countries but there are definitely some quality bands out there slogging their guts out for some recognition.
A lot of empty spaces in the gig diary until the weekend again, so it gives my aching bones a week to recover.
Friday – Telford, The Haygate
Eradikator are playing the gig I’m off to on Saturday, but as I’m not getting there till late and the Norwich organisers don’t put out a running order, as to encourage people to arrive early, meaning I might miss this Birmingham mob, so a relatively short drive into Shropshire is on the cards.
Saturday – Norwich, The Brickmakers
The wife and I did Norwich / Thrashersaurus last year. We made the 208 mile drive into a short four day break. This year I / we are only there for a day, so this year it’s a train journey into Norfolk for an evening of some of the best thrash metal that the UK has to offer.
Sunday – Stoke, Minsters Bar
Assuming Norwich hasn’t broken me and I’m home in time I think I’ll have a wander into Stoke for a local show. Only heard Kismet HC from the line up, but the mention of Jawbreaker on the flyer has my attention. Plus Monday is a day off work to recover, sorry, no it’s not – Hatebreed play Monday, but that’s another week.