After a 30 year absence, Vio-Lence have dropped a tease of new music. A smidge of brutality, if you will, a hint as to what’s in store for fans of the San Francisco Bay Area thrash outfit, and it sounds massive. That’s right, new Vio-Lence music is coming, and it feels so good! The EP entitled From The Brink Of Mortality will be released later this year on Metal Blade Records. The clip contains footage of the group in the studio and the band’s logo flashing on the screen with the words, “30 years in the making,” followed by revealing the EP’s title. Producing three studio albums between 1988 and 1993, Vio-Lence reunited right after guitarist Phil Demmel left Machine Head in late 2018. April 2019 saw the band at the Oakland Metro in Oakland, California performing their first comeback show kicking off several select shows across the U.S. and Europe.
In May of last year, guitarist Phil Demmel told Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on Zetro’s Toxic Vault that Vio-Lence was taking its time to make sure they came up with the best material possible. “When [the songs are] ready, they’re ready,” he said. “This [coronavirus pandemic] has given us more time. But still, it’s gotta be fucking killer. I had a riff that the [other] dudes were kind of digging, and I’m all, ‘I don’t got a boner with this one.’ I want a 10-foot boner with everything that we’re doing now. It’s gotta be better, it’s gotta be fucking kick-ass… I don’t wanna put out some crap.”
Look for their new release in late 2021!
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