British Thrash Metal pioneers Onslaught will be Inducted into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame, during their on-stage performance at Deathfest Maryland, May 28, 2022.
Now celebrating their 40th year U.K Thrash legends ‘Onslaught ’are one of the most ferocious, explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80’s (Power From Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity) the band marked its path to become a major influence for many metal generations to follow.
Since reforming in 2005 the band have performed countless shows in no less than 70 different countries across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the metal scene today. ‘Onslaught ’also have the enviable kudos of being the first International thrash band to perform in ‘Vietnam ’and the ‘Lebanon’ respectively.
5 critically acclaimed albums were released between 2007 & 2015 – Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI / Live at the Slaughterhouse – with millions of streams between them. ‘Onslaught ’ have taken their sound to a whole new level of brutality with the release of the latest opus ‘Generation Antichrist’ in August 2020. The album charted successfully in the USA, the UK, Europe and Asia.
Produced by Grammy award winning Engineer ‘Daniel Bergstrand’ (Meshuggah / In Flames / Behemoth) Generation Antichrist gathered huge international acclaim, with many renowned rock and metal pundits declaring it the album of the year.
“We are excited to Induct British thrash metal pioneers Onslaught into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame during their performance on stage at Deathfest Maryland,” says Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “Thrash Metal is a crucial part of the entire spectrum of Heavy Metal, and also a huge foundation for the Metal Hall of Fame. We are very proud to have Onslaught represent this genre that we all love so much.”
Wow, WTF can we say, this has come completely out of the blue…! We are truly honoured to receive this extremely prestigious recognition and join a list of so many awesome and respected names from the world of metal music. This has to be right up there with the best of accolades that this band has ever received in our in our long and illustrious career, it’s a great day for ‘Thrash Metal’ and a great day for the ‘UK Metal scene’. This award could not have arrived at a more perfect time as we celebrate ’40 years of raising hell’, it really is a true validation of ‘Onslaught’ past and present.. This one is for the fans..! Thank you all! Nige, Jeff, Wayne, James, Dave.
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