Alpha Omega, a new music Management company formed by the likes of Megadeth alumnus Dave Ellefson and one of the Godfathers of the nascent eighties thrash metal scene, Bill Metoyer, is extremely thrilled to announce the signing of the UK thrash legends Onslaught!
The band stated on the signing: “Onslaught are incredibly happy to announce Alpha Omega as their new managerial representation. We have set ourselves an ambitious set of goals, targets and achievements for the coming year and beyond. We honestly feel that Alpha Omega are the right team to ensure that those ambitions become a reality and to take them on even further! Buckle up ladies and gentlemen, things are about to get crazy!’
Alpha Omega Management‘s General Manager Alex Azzali adds: “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Onslaught to our roster family! No need to say that with their new line-up, these guys are relentless and hungry to blast the world harder than ever! Cannot wait to start working for their ambitious goals! Stay tuned, great things are going to happen!”
As previously announced, the band will unveil their new line up on the main stage at Bloodstock Festival 2018 on Friday 10th August. Longstanding members Nige Rockett (Guitar), Sy Keeler (Vocals) and Jeff Williams (Bass) will be joined by James Perry (Drums) and Wayne Dorman (Guitar).
The next scheduled Onslaught shows are:
August 10th – UK – Bloodstock Open Air Festival
October 5th – Germany – FUeLDA Thrashers Delight @ Alte Piesel
October 19th – Belgium – Evil or Die Fest
More shows will be announced soon!
UK thrashers Onslaught are one of the most explosive metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing three now legendary albums in the eighties (Power From Hell, The Force, In Search of Sanity), the band marked it’s path to become a major influence for many metal generations to follow. Since reforming in 2005, the band have performed countless shows and tours all across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best live acts in the scene today, with crushing performances at Wacken, Bang Your Head, Thrash Domination, 70000 Tons of Metal, Hammersonic, Hellfest, Brutal Assault & Bloodstock Festivals to name just a few. With four critically acclaimed album releases from2007-2013 (Killing Peace, Live Damnation, Sounds of Violence, VI) and with the back catalogue being released no fewer than three times Onslaught stands as one of the most respected acts in the metal scene today.
During the mass promotion in the USA for the latest studio album VI the band reached and stayed in the top ten of the CMJ charts for four consecutive weeks. VI was also the number one selling thrash metal album with Amazon.com and the band became one of the biggest selling acts in North America for their label AFM Records.
Early 2016 saw the release of Live at the Slaughterhouse, a live DVD that celebrated the power and raw intensity of an Onslaught show that was well received by the public and critics alike. 2016 also saw Onslaught as the first international thrash metal band to play Vietnam as well as touring China, Taiwan and Indonesia and Europe.
In 2017 the band hit South and Central America, Mexico and once again Europe. One of the highlights of the year however was breaking new ground as the first legitimate international thrash metal band ever to play in the Lebanon. With a new album now well underway the Onslaught continues, as relentless and hungry as ever!