Onslaught News Blog
The countdown to the new Onslaught Album starts now! Songs have been written, demo tracks recorded and the thrashing machine is racing forward at full throttle. With a release date set before the end of 2018 this is shaping up to be Onslaughts most vicious and hard hitting thrash metal attack yet!
The lead up for the new Onslaught album quite rightly kicks off at the UK’s most mighty and relevant Heavy Metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air! A Powerful and Brutal show is promised along with the world’s debut of a brand new Onslaught track taken from the forthcoming recording on AFM Records.
Get your mosh on and get in the pit!
‘Onslaught have always loved playing the UK’s finest metal festival, Bloodstock, and this year the show is going to be something special indeed! We’ll see you maniacs at the front!’
On another note both Mic and Iain made the decision to leave Onslaught soon after the last tour finished in order to concentrate on their other bands and projects. We’d like to thank them for all of the hard work they put in over the last few years and wish them all the very best.
So…saying that, the new guys are kicking major amounts of heavy metal backside right now and they will be announced to you all very soon. Believe me, the band has never sounded so aggressive and so focused! We can’t wait to unleash the new reign of violence for you at Bloodstock. It’s going to be epic and very, very explosive!
Following a recent health issue for Onslaught guitarist Nige Rockett, the band will take a short break from touring after the upcoming Black Xmas Festival in Sweden on Dec 15th to focus on writing and recording new material for their next studio album.
“Following an accident in Germany whilst on the last 'Thrash til the Death' tour I suffered quite a severe blunt force trauma injury, which resulted in me receiving a partially collapsed lung and internal bleeding. At the time the severity of my injury wasn’t that apparent but a few days later before the show in Pavia, Italy, paramedics had to be called to the tour bus and it was only then that I had an idea of the extent of the incident. Immediately after the show, and under the paramedic’s advice, I went to hospital and after more extensive tests I was told that they wanted to admit me for at least a week in order to stabilise and treat the injury.
The doctors informed me that my condition, whilst very serious, was not immediately life threatening so I decided to take a chance and see out the rest of the tour playing the last 7 shows.
Recovery is going slowly, but be assured that we will still be thrashing out at the Black Christmas Festival in Sweden! Taking some time off after that is the perfect opportunity to get the writing process in full flow and make some new 'Slaught' music..!
We have tons of great ideas in the pipeline and some very cool and exciting announcements to come in early 2018..!”
It is with great sadness I have to report that due to a close family bereavement within the band the tour of Mexico has had to be postponed. The tour will be rescheduled as soon as possible though, hopefully within the next month or so and this is being worked on by our tireless Mexican promoter Metalunion Prods right now. It has NOT been cancelled. Any tickets sold will still be valid for the new dates, and we'll work on a special ultra aggressive set just for you crazy guys and gals! Again our apologies to the amazing Mexican fans, but we will all be thrashing out with you as soon as the new dates are confirmed and I'm sure that in the mean time you will all join me in giving sincere condolences to our Onslaught brother for his very personal and private loss. Just to reiterate my friends, the tour is just postponed NOT cancelled. See you all soon!
LATIN AMERICA 2017
THE DATES ARE NOW COMPLETE!
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF THE FORCE ROLLS ON! - THIS IS THE VERY FIRST AND THE VERY LAST TIME THAT 'THE FORCE' WILL BE PLAYED LIVE AND IN FULL IN LATIN AMERICA! GET IN THE PIT!
11.01 – Rio de Janeiro,Brazil@ Planet Music
12.01 – Belém,Brazil@ Centro Histórico
13.01 - Fortaleza,Brazil@ Teatro Boca Rica
14.01 - Teresina,Brazil@ Bueiro do Rock
15.01 - Jandira, Brazil@ United Bands Festival
16.01 - Assunção,Paraguay@ Absoluto rock
17.01 - Santa Cruz de la sierra, Bolivia@ ex-discoteca skala
18.01 – Buenos Aires, Argentina@ Museo Rock
19.01 – Santa Fé, Argentina@ Tribus Bar
20.01 - Bariloche,Argentina@ Interview Pub
21.01 - Santiago,Chile@ Enemies of the cross festival
22.01 - San José, Costa Rica@ Rancho San Jorge
23.01 – Panama City,Panama@ Hangar 18
24.01 – Guatemala City, Guatemala@ Tba
25.01 – San Salvador,El salvador@ Buhus
26.01 – San Pedro Sula, Honduras@ Elite Bar
27.01 – Bogotá,Colombia@ Car Audio rock festival
28.01 – Quito, Equador@ la industria
29.01 – Cali, Colombia@ Distorsion Bar
30.01 - Duitama boyaca, Colombia@ teatro culturama