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Relentless Aggression


Relentless Aggression End Of Religion (Thrash Metal)

From the band: “End of Religion was originally made in the mid 80s. When we recorded it in 2019 it had been seriously upgraded, we added riffs and changed the song structure and lyrics. Yngve’s lyrics are so much better than in the 80s. The lyrics are about our view on organized religion. However, take a listen and make up your own mind. We’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback for this song, both when we released it as a single and when our debut album, “A Shadow of All Things Broken” was released on February 19th this year. It captures that old school thrash metal feeling from the 80s, whilst at the same time adding new energy and aggression.”

Relentless Aggression is an old school thrash metal band from Bergen, Norway . Even if this version of the band is only three years old, the band was originally founded in the mid 80s, under the name Hell Awaits. (No points for guessing where the first inspiration for the band came from). The original drummer was Erik “Grim” Brødreskift, later more known for drumming with black metal bands like Immortal , Gorgoroth and Borknagar. He also got a festival named after him after his death in 1999, the Hole In The Sky Festival in Bergen.

After nearly thirty years concentrating on other bands and other projects, Finn and Yngve decided to record two of the old songs and release it on vinyl. Some of the original songs were just too good to die of old age! The seven inch single was released in 2018 in a very limited number, and quickly became a collector’s item. The process of recording the old songs was such a great experience that the band decided to continue their walk down the thrash metal path. New songs started to flow, and it soon was clear that a full length album had to be made. The band entered Solslottet studio with engineer and producer Iver Sandøy ( Enslaved ), and recorded three old songs and seven brand new ones. Iver also did all the studio session drumming. 

Four singles have been released on various streaming platforms and two videos have been made. So far the videos have gained more than 15.000 views. The band has also been featured in Norway’s most important metal magazine, Scream Magazine. 

Some comments on the songs have been: “old Slayer ” and “sounds like something that could have been on Metallica ‘s “Kill ‘Em All” . Listen to it yourself and see if you agree. 

On the last song on the album the band knew it needed an additional female voice to get the right feeling, so Laura Pleasants from Kylesa was contacted. She liked the song and agreed to do the part the song was missing. The result speaks for itself.

 

Relentless Aggression – End of Religeon

Relentless Aggression – The Art Of Self Destruction

Relentless Aggression – Epitome Of Resentment

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