In the late 80s and early 1990s thrash metal was at an all time high in the United States. A musical assault as if a response to all the fluffy hairballs out there rocking for the cock and masquerading as heavy metal. These bands of disenfranchised youth popped up all over the country bring with them speed, aggression, and a message, DEATH TO POSERS!
North Carolina’s response to this metallic blitzkrieg was a foursome from Charlotte who went by the name of DENIAL.
Lead by vocalist/guitar Jeff Triece, along with guitarist Keith Earnhardt, and rhythm section John Lawton on bass, and drummer Kelly Rodgers. The band delivered a fine blend of crossover thrash metal akin to their peers such as Sacred Reich, D.R.I., and Evildead. Their political based lyrical themes were common in the sub-genre, however helped to set them apart from other bands where they were from.
In 1990 DENIAL would release a self-release 6 song EP entitled ‘No Comment’. This release would lead to their signing to New Renaissance Records and the release of the Antichrist President album the following year in 1991. But even though the Ed Repka cover was creative it failed to catch many people’s attention due to poor promotion and bad timing. This would send DENIAL on a descent into cult underground status.
Doing what Heaven and Hell Records do DENIAL shall be heard again in early 2016 with the re-issue of No Comment on CD. The release titled Still No Comment will include the full EP, bonus studio tracks, and additional live tracks. Re-mastering provided by Jamie King, and new artwork by Steve Cobb. This release will be a limited edit of 500.
More details as they come available.