From: Milan, Italy
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Extrema 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.
Extrema - led by Tommy Massara’s abrasive guitars and energetic personality - got its start in Milan, Italy, back in 1986 and has been playing heavy and fast since before many of the group's current fans were even born.
During 30 years of activity, Extreme has built a faithful and cross-generational following worldwide, releasing a number of albums, EPs (all recently remastered and reissued with bonus tracks) and a DVD, toured with the likes of Motörhead and Death Angel, and opened for Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Korn and many others.
No stranger to controversy, Extrema recorded singles with Italian rappers Articolo 31, causing a ruckus in both the metal and rap communities. 2013 saw the release of latest full-length album "The Seed of Foolishness" and more relentless touring around Europe.
May 27th, 2016 will mark the launch of "The Old School" EP via Punishment 18 Records, featuring two powerful guests: Ralph Salati (Destrage) and Bob Capka (ex-Vicious Rumours). A promo video regarding the song "Carcasses" is scheduled to be released online in May. More...
The Italian thrash metal masters in Extrema have released a lyric video for the song "Deep Infection," which is taken from the band's latest album "The Seed Of Foolishness."
Check out the clip below. You can also watch the band's previously released music video for "Again and Again" over at this location.
With the release of their new cutthroat creation "The Dream Calls For Blood" just ten days ahead, the Bay Area thrashers in Death Angel now announce the full support package for their upcoming European Tour.
Accompanying the San Francisco based five piece band will be German thrash institution Dew Scented, Italian groove monster Extrema, and Roman progressive force Adimiron. Dates are as follows:
26.11. PL Katowice - Mega Club
27.11. CZ Prague - Nova Chmelnice
28.11. D Karlsruhe - Substage
29.11. IT Brescia - Arcicolony (EXTREMA main support)
30.11. IT Gualtieri - Temprock Club (EXTREMA main support)
02.12. AT Vienna - Szene
04.12. D Munich - Backstage
06.12. D Erfurth - Centrum
07.12. BE Eeklo - Kubiek
08.12. FR Paris - La Maroquinerie
10.12. UK London - Underworld
11.12. DE Essen - Zeche Carl
12.12. NL Eindhoven Metal Meeting - Effenar Hall (without ADIMIRON)
13.12. D Alsfeld - Stadthalle (without ADIMIRON)
14.12. CH Bern - X-Mas Metal Meeting without ADIMIRON)
15.12. D Geiselwind - Christmas Metal Meeting (without EXTREMA & ADIMIRON) More...
Italian act Extrema posted a new music video for the track "Again and Again." The song appears on the latest LP "The Seed of Foolishness," which is available via Scarlet Records. The video was directed by Freddy and edited by Daniele Farina.
Check it out here:
Italian band Extrema has posted the first of four webisodes online chronicling the band's time working on a new album. Check out the first clip, covering the drum recording, in the player available below. Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available.
Italy's Extrema has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:
"Extrema have just announced the addition to the band’s official line-up of new bassist Gabri Giovanna (Fuzz Fuzz Machine), who had already replaced former bassist Mattia Bigi during the band’s last summer tour. A statement regarding the next club tour will be made available soon. The new set list will once again revolve around the band’s latest album, ‘Pound For Pound’, but it will also include some extracts from the band’s 1993 classic ‘Tension At The Seams’."
You can also check out Extrema's music via the band's MySpace page.
May 2010 will see Extrema releasing a special edition of their latest album, "Pound For Pound," on Scarlet Records. The band will present this new version of the album live on stage at the infamous The Underworld in London, UK on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. The album will contain four new tracks, consisting of three live songs recorded during the band’s latest club tour and a cover version of Venom’s "Black Metal." Also a brand-new music video for the song "Selfishness" will be released during the same period.
Here are the latest confirmed Extrema shows:
08/05/10 Cremona @ Midian
11/05/10 Londra (UK) @ Underworld
19/06/10 Aosta @ Aosta Sound Fest
07/07/10 Barletta @ A.live Festival
10/07/10 Livorno @Rock Village
15/07/10 Vicenza @ Ferrock Festival
20/07/10 Noventa Di Piave (VE) @ Roc’n’doc Festiva
22/07/10 Castellana Sicula (PA) @ Sikelian Hell MetalFest
23/07/10 Castello Tesino (TN) @ Cascatella Rock Festival
Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
KEEP OF KALESSIN
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.
The Danish metal act will be direct support for legendary Bay Area thrashers Death Angel on their European tour in April 2008 and will use the opportunity to present you their new album “Architect Of Lies” live.
Tour dates with Death Angel, Demolition and Extrema are as follows:
Apr. 02 Utrecht, NL - Tivoli
Apr. 03 Osnabrück, D - N8
Apr. 04 Rotterdam, NL - Baroeg
Apr. 05 Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo Club
Apr. 06 Vosselaar, B- Biebob
Apr. 07 Lindau, D - Vaudeville
Apr. 09 Budapestm HUN - A38 Ship
Apr. 10 Wien, AT - Planet
Apr. 11 Pratteln, CH - Z7
Apr. 12 Piacenza, IT - Fillmore
Apr. 13 Rome, IT - Alpheus
Apr. 15 London, UK - The Underworld
Apr. 16 Nottingham, UK - Junction 7
Apr. 17 Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
Apr. 18 Wolverhampton, UK - Civic
Apr. 19 Essen, D - Turock
Apr. 20 Leipzig, D - Hellraiser
Apr. 23 Hamburg, D - Markthalle
Apr. 24 Berlin, D - K17
Apr. 25 Adelsheim, D - Livefactory More...
Legendary Italian metal band EXTREMA has scheduled the following dates:
Jan. 10 - IT - Salerno, Iroko Club - Info
Jan. 11 - IT - Roma, Classico - Info
Jan. 12 - IT - Scordia (Ct), Krossower - Info
Jan. 13 - IT - Rende (Cs), B-Side - Info
Jan. 26 - IT - Cagliari, Extra
Feb. 22 - IT - Verona, Lucille
Feb. 29 - IT - Ferrara, Renfe
Mar. 01 - IT - Conegliano (Tv), Zion Rock Club
Mar. 02 - IT - Milano, Italian Gods Of Metal @ Alcatraz
EXTREMA had its entire back catalog — the legendary debut "Tension at the Seams" (1992), "The Positive Pressure" (1995), "Better Mad than Dead" (2001) and "Set the World on Fire" (2005) — reissued in November via Scarlet Records. Each CD includes "plenty of bonus material," according to a press release.
Long Live Rock n Roll has uploaded fan-filmed video footage of the Italian thrash metal band EXTREMA performing a cover of MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace of Spades" with LACUNA COIL's Marco "Maus" Biazzi guesting on second guitar. The footage was filmed this past Saturday (October 27) at Alcatraz in Milan, Italy and can be viewed below.
EXTREMA will have its entire back catalog — the legendary debut "Tension at the Seams" (1992), "The Positive Pressure" (1995), "Better Mad than Dead" (2001) and "Set the World on Fire" (2005) — reissued in November via Scarlet Records. Each CD will include "plenty of bonus material," according to a press release.
EXTREME will be honored with a a special career award at this year's edition of MEI (Italy's most important convention for independent record labels), which is going to be held November 23-25 in Faenza, Italy.
EXTREMA released its DVD, "Murder Tunes & Broken Bones – 20-Year Anniversary", and accompanying live CD, "Raisin' Hell With Friends – Live At The Rolling Stone", in June via Scarlet Records. The DVD includes the complete concert recorded live at Milan's Rolling Stone during the band's most recent Italian tour and a long documentary narrating the band's career (20 years of metal madness with highlights such as the support slot for SLAYER in Milan during the infamous "Reign In Blood" tour and many other shows with legendary bands like METALLICA, D.R.I., DANZIG, MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SEPULTURA, TESTAMENT), with lots of unreleased interviews, video footage (including the now legendary show with METALLICA at Turin's Delle Alpi stadium in 1993) and extras. A preview of the DVD is available at YouTube. More...