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Formed: 1986
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's "We Fuckin' Care" Turns 30

Italian thrash metal group Extrema released debut album "We Fuckin' Care" on May 14th, 1987, meaning the release is now officially 30 years old.

Extrema guitarist and founder Tommy Massara stated: "This day is a very important anniversary for me, in these 30 years I have been lucky to do a lot of things, to play on awesome stages, to travel a lot and to meet great people, and most important above all to write a lot of music, everything started with this killer album. Happy Birthday 'We Fuckin' Care!'"

Just recently Extrema launched auditions to find a new singer. To get more information, please write and send your band's studio and live videos to extrema[at]extremateam.com. You can also catch the band live:

July 07 – Berbenno di Valtellina (Italy) – B.Est Fest
July 08 – Gaggiano (Milan, Italy)– Grave Party Open Air
September 16 – Parc De Villero (Mennecy, France) – Mennecy Metal Fest More...

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Extrema Featured On "Rust 'N Dust" Compilation

Italian thrash metal group Extrema, currently embarked on the 30 Years Of Headbanging tour, has been featuring on the "Rust'n'Dust" giveaway compilation with the song "Carcasses." Check out the track below.

Extrema comments: "We're happy to announce that our song 'Carcasses' out of our latest effort 'The Old School EP' will be featured on the 'Rust'n'Dust' compilation together with our friends Underneath, alongside many French and Canadian bands."

The full compilation can be streamed or downloaded for free at this location and was created to promote the featured bands outside of their respective regions. Fans can also catch these remaining Extrema tour dates:

24.02.17 – Segrate (MI) – CSA Baraonda
25.02.17 – Vogogna (VB) – La Loggia del Leopardo
08.07.17 – Gaggiano (MI) – Grave Party Open Air More...

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Extrema Adds More 30th Anniversary Shows

Italiy's Extrema today announced more dates for thr “30 Years of Headbanging” tour, kicking off on February 3rd in Borgo Priolo. Check out all the confirmed dates below:

03.02.17 - Borgo Priolo (PV) - DAGDA Live Club
04.02.17 - San Donà Di Piave (VE) - Revolver Club
10.02.17 - Prato - Exenzia Rock-Club
11.02.17 - Cremona - Midian LIVE
17.02.17 - Roma - JAILBREAK LiveClub
18.02.17 - Livorno - The Cage Theatre (NEW)
19.02.17 - Perugia - Afterlife live club
25.02.17 - Vogogna (VB) - La Loggia del Leopardo (NEW) More...

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30th Anniversary Tour Announced By Extrema

Italian thrash-metal legends Extrema has announced the first dates of their Italian "30 Years of Headbanging" tour, kicking off on February 3rd in Borgo Priolo. Check out the dates below:

03.02.17 - Borgo Priolo (PV) - Dagda Live Club
04.02.17 - San Donà Di Piave (VE) - Revolver Club
10.02.17 - Prato - Exenzia Rock-Club
11.02.17 - Cremona - Midian Live
17.02.17 - Roma - Jailbreak Live Club
19.02.17 - Perugia - Afterlife live club More...

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Extrema Posts "Child Abuse" Song

Classic Italian thrash metal band Extrema will release new offering, "The Old School EP," this Friday, May 27th via Punishment 18 Records.

The EP features five tracks originally written during the band's heyday - primarily unheard as finished recordings until now.

In anticipation of this week's album release, Extrema has revealed the track "Child Abuse," which can be heard below. Guitarist Tommy Massara comments:

"'Child Abuse' is another track from our past production that never ended on an album, there is a really old version on our demo tape 'Rehearsal 1989' that I found, the same as all of the tracks on this EP. We wanted to finally record all of them for our official discography. I've always been pissed that we never recorded them before because even today, these songs are timeless - they don't sound old. This song has a strong lyric, the title says everything." More...

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Extrema Posts "Carcasses" Video

Classic Italian thrash metal band Extrema recently announced the upcoming release of new offering, "The Old School" EP, due out May 27th, 2016 via Punishment 18 Records.

The album features five tracks originally written during the band's heyday - primarily unheard as finished recordings until now. "The Old School" EP is available for pre-order now.

Today Extrema is pleased to release a brand new music video for the refreshed track "Carcasses," featuring Destrage's Ralph Salati. The "Carcasses" video was filmed, directed, and edited by Daniele Farina with additional filming from Jimmy Rey, Loris Marinoni and Nicole Alagna.

Guitarist Tommy Massara comments about the track and video: "'Carcasses' is the only track on the new EP that was never recorded before, even on a demo. I found the song on a rehearsal tape that was unheard and un-played since 1987. All we did was change up the lyrics for this EP.

"It was immediately clear to the whole band that this song was perfect for an in-your-face video. We contacted our close friend Daniele Farina to direct, film and edit the video, who also filmed and edited two of the videos from our 2013 album, The Seed of Foolishness. The place he suggested to film it is currently abandoned, a totally dangerous place for us to be and I don't think we were even supposed to be in there. But it was incredible for the video - such a cool place. The results came out amazing." More...

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Extrema Reveals "The Old School" Details

The Italian thrash metal ambassadors from Extrema first broke out onto the metal scene in 1985. Now, Extrema is ready to unleash a latest offering and follow-up to 2013's "The Seed of Foolishness," entitled "The Old School" EP.

This new mini-album is due out May 27th, 2016 via Punishment 18 Records. Vocalist G.L. Perotti and co. have churned out a classic metal burner featuring five tracks originally written during the band's heyday - primarily unheard as finished recordings until now.

"The Old School" EP is available for pre-order now at this location. Recorded last year at Fear Studios in Alfonsine (Ravenna, Italy) with "The Seed of Foolishness" producer Gabry Ravaglia, these tracks do not just prompt the "old school" cliché - they are the real deal - recorded in classic brutal fashion with only minimal writing tweaks. More...

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Extrema Releasing "The Old School" EP

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...

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Extrema Posts New Lyric Video

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.

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Death Angel Announces Support Acts For Tour

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...

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Extrema Releases New Music Video

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:

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Extrema Posts Studio Webisode Online

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.

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Extrema Recruits New Bassist

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.

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Extrema Announces "Pound For Pound" Special Ed.

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

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Arsames Confirmed For Metal Camp 2009

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:


For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.

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Mercenary Confirmed For Death Angel Tour

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...

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Extrema Announce Italian Dates

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.

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Lacuna Coil Guitarist Covers Motorhead W/ Extrema

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...

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