"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1984
From: Passaic, NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Whiplash News

Below is our complete Whiplash news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Joe Cangelsoi Discusses New Band Brooklyn Militia

Original Trouble drummer and Retro Grave mainman Jeff "Oly" Olson recently conducted an interview with Brooklyn Militia drummer Joe Cangelsoi (Ex-Whiplash, Kreator) for the "Heady Metal With Jeff Olson" radio show. The two part podcast is now available in its entirety at this location. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Cangelosi on recent departure of Whiplash:

"I'm happy I've got a band (Brooklyn Militia) together now. You know I've put so much work into Whiplash and I want to thank all the fans out there. I've met a lot of contacts and so many cool people everywhere. I'll never forget it.

"I'm just going to continue on with my own thing, but it (Whiplash) was a strange situation. From out of the blue I got a call from Tony (Portaro) saying that he's getting Scaglione back in the band. There was no falling out or anything... I figure it's not my choice. Whatever. I'm shocked, but whatever. I see now that Scaglione is out of the band..."

Cangelosi on new band Brooklyn Militia:

"Brooklyn Mitilia was formed about maybe eight months ago and this was at the time that me and Rich Day were still in Whiplash. There were some personal things going on in the band where we couldn't play and we had to wait. Basically, me and Richie were left waiting around and we're like, let's keep playing and do something...

"We hooked up with Paul Bento. Paul is from Carnivore. He's a killer musician. He plays sitar fluently and he did some sitar and guitar work on some of the Type O Negative records... The last Whiplash record was called 'Unborn Again' and we did a Montrose cover called 'Ive Got The Fire' and Paul use to come up on stage and play that with us. We then started writing songs together... so that's how we met and how Brooklyn Militia happened. Now we're in it to win it."

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Whiplash Parts With Drummer, Announces Replacement

New Jersey based thrash metal veterans Whiplash have announced that they have parted ways with original drummer Tony Scaglione. Replacing him behind the drum stool will be Dan Foord, best known as the drummer from British extreme metal outfit Sikth.

Frontman Tony Portaro commented: "Tony and I were really looking forward to working together once again, but unfortunately there are personal issues in his life that arose which take priority. Fortunately, I was able to contact Dan Foord with the help of Ben Ward of Orange Goblin and Nathan Perrier of Alabaster Suns, Labrat and Capricorns. Dan is well-schooled and plays with exceptional technique. Dank and I are working together feverishly and are very much looking forward to performing live with him in the near future. We are expecting the crowds to share the adrenaline rush as we eagerly anticipate this year's live shows."

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Whiplash Stopping All Shows Due To Legal Problems

New Jersey thrashers Whiplash have issued the following update about canceling all upcoming live shows due to pending legal problems:

"Pending legal issues are hindering Whiplash from continuing any and all performances. We are thankful to all who have followed the band throughout the course of our journey and deeply regret having to make this announcement. The pride and life that you have breathed into us over the years will never be forgotten. No one will ever take that away. Thank you so much."

You can also check out Whiplash tracks at the band's MySpace page.

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Whiplash Posts DVD Teaser Trailer

Reactivated New Jersey thrashers Whiplash have uploaded a high quality video clip of the first segment from the bands upcoming DVD entitled "25 Years Of Thrash." The clip was shot at Mozart Studios in the band's hometown of Clifton, New Jersey and features Tony Portaro laying down rhythm guitar tracks for the song entitled "Feeding Frenzy" with producer Harris Johns at the helm. According to the group the disc features three brand new songs and will cover stories from band's history with Roadrunner Records and beyond. The package will include new and rare concert footage, photos, interviews, and more. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Whiplash To Play Morgan Harrington Benefit Show

On December 19, 2009, New Jersey thrashers Whiplash will play a benefit concert for Morgan Harrington, the missing 20-year-old student from Virginia Tech. Harrington was last seen on October 17th near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia following a Metallica concert. The event is being held at The Canal Club in Richmond, Virginia and aims to raise awareness of Morgan's disappearance and support the Harrington family's ongoing search to find her. All proceeds will go to the Find Morgan website. Other bands on the bill include Dangerous New Machine, At War, and The Chaos Agent. View the show poster here.

Whiplash will also perform a special album release show in honor of their recently unleashed "Unborn Again" full-length at Heavy Metal: The Bar, in Garfield, New Jersey, on December 18, 2009. All-night giveaways will include CDs, T-shirts, the Whiplash 25th Anniversary Hot Sauce Collection and a Jackson Kelly guitar, autographed by the band.

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Seregon Reveals Full Benefit Show Details

On Friday the 30th of October SEREGON will be releasing their new 7 Track EP ‘DISPOSABLE SUFFERING’, this will coincide with an EP Release party the same day at Yate Community Centre in Yate near Bristol, UK. A charity raffle was already set to take place but due to the tragic events of 05/10/09 all proceeds made from the raffle and door sales will go to the family of late EVILE Bassist Mike Alexander. Raffle tickets will be available on the night and entry to the show will cost £5.00, for more details please go to www.myspace.com/seregonuk.

Items in the Charity Raffle include:

- Signed copy of Metal Hammer (June 2007) by the members of MEGADETH & Promotional Beer Mat (Donated from personal collection of SEREGON’s James Moore).
- A set of MEGADETH Plectrums from the 2007 World Tour & Promotional Beer Mat (Donated from personal collection of SEREGON’s James Moore).
- A signed live photo of TESTAMENT in Dubai 2006, (Donated from personal collection of SEREGON’s James Moore).
- A signed copy of SEREGON’s new EP ‘DISPOSABLE SUFFERING’ and signed SEREGON Promo Shot.
- Various signed vinyl’s from EXODUS
- Goodie bag from WHIPLASH
- Epiphone ANNHILATOR Flying V in Black (JEFF WATERS Signature) prototype : Signed and dated by JEFF WATERS, shipping/donation to be paid for by Jeff’s sister, KATHY WATERS
- Plus many more item’s on the night! More...

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Whiplash Announces New Album Release Date

New Jersey metal band Whiplash has announced that their new album "Unborn Again" will be released in the U.S. on October 27th. The cover artwork for the album can be found here.

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Whiplash Announces Brooklyn Show with Black Anvil

New Jersey metal band Whiplash has announced a show in Brooklyn New York at Club Europa on Friday September 18th. Also playing the show are Virginia's At War, Deathrash, Black Anvil, Sweden's Enforcer, Canadian's Cauldron, Undivided, and Vermefug.

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Whiplash Posts "Unborn again" E-card

Reunited New Jersey thrash legends WHIPLASH have five brand new tracks, "Feeding Frenzy," "Pitbulls In The Playground," "Fight Or Flight," "Float Face Down" and "Firewater," available for streaming. To hear the new tunes, check out the WHIPLASH E-Card at Pulverised Records' Official Myspace page. The E-Card will be available for two weeks from July 29, 2009 - August 11, 2009. Go now and listen!

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Whiplash Posts New Song Online

Reactivated Garden State thrashers WHIPLASH have posted another new song, "Fight Or Flight," on their official MySpace Page. The track comes off the band's new album, "Unborn Again," which is scheduled for a Aug 5th release via Pulverised Records. The CD was recorded at Studio with world-renowned engineer/producer Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR , HELLOWEEN, SEPULTURA). The band mixed and mastered the CD at Spiderhouse Studio. The cover artwork was created by Ed Repka (DEATH, ATHEIST, MEGADETH NUCLEAR ASSAULT, POSSESSED, etc) and can be viewed here.

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Sonata Arctica Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

Sonata Arctica are the latest band to be confirmed for the Monterrey Metal Fest, which will take place on September 16th in Mexico. The other bands confirmed for the festival are Atheist, Brainstorm, Children of Bodom, Doro, Samael, Whiplash, Amorphis, Maligno, Uli Jon Roth, and Stravaganzza

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Whiplash Streaming New Song "Feeding Frenzy"

Reactivated New Jersey thrash metallers Whiplash are set to release their new album "Unborn Again" later this month through Pulverized Records. The band is currently streaming a new track from the album titled "Feeding Frenzy" on their MySpace page.

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Whiplash Selling "Thrash Metal" Hot Sauce

Reactivated New Jersey thrash metallers Whiplash, who are schedule to release their new album "Unborn Again" later this year, have joined forces with the From Mild to Wild Hot Sauce Shop to produce and release a "thrash metal" hot sauce line.

The titles for the product line are Power and Pain, Last Nail In The Coffin, and Swallow The Slaughter. Fore more information visit here.

The band also issued the following statement:

"A special release of this sauce makes it available to the fans of thrash metal legends Whiplash before the anticipated release of the 3 pack of hot sauces featuring elements of the band's album covers (old and new!). This moderate hot sauce should appeal to anyone with taste buds - It's been a favorite of ours for a long time and we're thrilled to be providing it under this label. Get 'em while they're hot!"

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Whiplash Reveals "Unborn Again" Tracklisting, Art

Reunited New Jersey thrash metal veterans Whiplash has revealed the tracklisting and artwork for their forthcoming "comeback" album, "Unborn Again." You can check both out below. The album will be released later this year in jewel case and digipak forms, the latter of which features a DVD chronicling the making of the album.

"Unborn Again" tracklisting:

1. Swallow The Slaughter
2. Snuff
3. Firewater
4. Float Face Down
5. Fight Or Flight
6. Pitbulls In The Playground
7. Parade Of Two Legs
8. Hook In Mouth
9. I've Got The Fire
10. Feeding Frenzy More...

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Whiplash Posts Two Live Video Clips Online

New Jersey thrash band Whiplash recently performed at the Hellbrigade Festival. Two video clips have been posted online from the festival of the band performing the songs "The Burning of Atlanta" and "Spiral of Violence." The videos can be viewed below. More...

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Whiplash Announces Hometown Show

Reactivated New Jersey thrash metal band Whiplash has announced that they will be performing a special hometown show on June 20th at Dingbatz. Support on the night will come from Deathrash, Ashes Of Your Enemy, Gas and Arch Demon Choir. Whiplash will be releasing their "comeback" album, "Unborn Again" later this year.

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Whiplash Pays Tribute To Late Sodom Drummer

Reunited New Jersey based thrash metal veterans Whiplash has posted a video message online paying tribute to deceased Sodom drummer Chris "Witchhunter" Dudek. You can check it out below. Dudek passed away last September following a vital organ failure. More...

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Whiplash To Hold "Unborn Again" Listening Party

Right after the mixing and mastering of the new album "Unborn Again" with producer / engineer extraordinaire Harris Johns ( Sodom, Sepultura, Helloween, etc ), legendary New Jersey Thrashers WHIPLASH will unleashed their brand new album for the very first time at a listening party in Berlin, Germany.

The event will be held at the infamous Brutz & Brakel Pub located at Friedrichshain, Berlin on 17th and 18th April 2009.

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Whiplash Posts Pictures Of Recording Online

New Jersey Thrashers WHIPLASH have completed tracking their much anticipated new album "Unborn Again" at Mozart Studio. Pictures of the recording process have been posted online, and can be viewed here.

WHIPLASH will proceed to Berlin, Germany at Harris John's Spiderhouse Studio for the finalised mixing and mastering, which will take place on 13th April 2009.

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Whiplash Confirmed For Keep It True XIII Fest

It is now official that teunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH is already confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Keep It True XIII Festival. A total of 20 bands will appear in 2 days of pure Metal mayhem happening on April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.

The confirmed bands so far are scheduled as follows:


+ 1 Headliner

You can visit the Keep It True Festival official website for more information and details.

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