Thursday, August 6, 2015

EXTINCTION A.D. + Substream

"A blend of early '90s Slayer and Sepultura filtered through a prism of Kill 'Em All. Check out Extinction A.D. if you're in the mood for groovy thrash that explodes with modern energy."

"A 21st-century powerhouse upgrade of Eighties thrash... The best aspects of early Metallica and Testament."
–Guitar World

"Extinction A.D. may very well write the best Slayer riffs that Jeff Hanneman never got around to writing but they're more than a simple re-thrash band... If thrash is a machine gun firing wildly in all directions, Extinction A.D. is a sniper with a laser sight."

"Rick Jimenez is the kind of guy that's in this for life... On Extinction A.D.'s debut full-length, Faithkiller, the sound has gotten thrashier but no less pummeling than Jimenez's past two decades of music creation, only now he's the one speaking out against injustice and corruption."

With debut album Faithkiller out August 21st on Good Fight Music, Extinction A.D offers up opening track "Black Omen" via Substream Magazine.

Thrash, here.

Comprised of ex-members of This Is Hell, Extinction A.D.'s brand of thrash is blazing and laser-precise, like a 2015 turbo upgrade of prime Testament.

The band exists on the opposite end of the spectrum from the jokes and pizza parties of thrash's recent years. Frontman Rick Jimenez seethes with rage as he calls out various injustices. "Little by little, people are starting to wise up to the corruption of the court system, the police system," he says to Substream in regards to "Black Omen." "I believe we can band together and really make a change for the better."

Faithkiller was recorded and mixed by Brett Romnes (I Am the Avalanche, Anthony Raneri), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Noisem).

Extinction A.D., live:
Aug 22 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution w/ Suffocation
Aug 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
Aug 28 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Boneyard