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Thrash Of The Titans To Be Relaunched

Thrash metal fans the world over will be overjoyed to hear that the Thrash Of the Titans tour from the early 90s will be relaunched this summer with some of the biggest names in thrash on the bill. The event will be headlined by Slayer, who are rumoured to be premiering a brand new song at the event. Bay area gods Testament will also join the bill as will Exodus, Death Angel, reactivated British thrashers Onslaught and Hirax. The event has been expanded to six bands due to the rise in popularity of thrash metal being experienced at the moment. The credit for the relaunch of Thrash Of the Titans is being given to Testament frontman Chuck Billy.

"Thrash never really went away." he explains, "it just kinda... fizzled. It's so cool to see that it's being given the recognition it deserves in these modern times. It makes me kinda sad to see these bands like My Chemical Romance and The Used being given so praise and adulation and being the representitive of rock for kids these days. But it brightens my day considerably to see young kids at our shows. It makes me even happier when they're wearing a shirt of another thrash outfit from our time. Recently I thought to myself, 'Hell, why not do something to REALLY show the kids how it's done!?'" So I called up Kerry (King, Slayer guitarist) and spoke to him about the old times and the Thrash of the Titans tour back in the day and brought up the idea of doing it again. He called Gary (Holt, Exodus guitarist) who was so excited about the prospect of a huge thrash tour, that he called the boys in Death Angel and it just kinda snowballed from there."

Hirax frontman Katon De Pena posted a brief message via his personal myspace saying: "Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Hirax, Death Angel and Onslaught.... you ain't seen nothing yet! Bring your A game for these pits!"

Dates are expected to be released next week and it's been rumoured there may be one or two surprises in store at the event.

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1. dethmonkee writes:

i want this one to be true!

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2. in2thepit writes:

OMFG YES TESTAMENT SLAYER EXODUS MEGADETH and newer thrash WARBRINGER EVILE and BONDED BY BLOOD what does everyone else think? f***IN awesome 2 c this is back though

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. a writes:

too good to be true

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Thrash Banger writes:

There is a god and he loves metal, I'm gonna find a way to get to this if it goes down. Hell Yes! this line up is f***ing perfect.

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. No One writes:

Damn! Please, please, let this one be true!!!!

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Terminator writes:

if this is an april fool's joke it crosses the line. amazing line up!

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. dethmonkee writes:

if this isnt true you are an evil bastard oz

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. archnemisis28 writes:

it's not true you douchbags, that show is way too good to be true!!!! APRIL FOOLS

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. solidmunkeytoe writes:

its a joke. the 90s tou was called clah of the titans. not thrash. the 90s tour had megadeth,slayer and anthrax. i would like to see that line up again

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. god writes:

Thrash of the Titans was a Testament show in 2001

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. FocusShift writes:

I can't believe people are seriously buying all these fake posts.

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jrizzle writes:

I agree. But these fake posts have kept me amused all day

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# Apr 1, 2008 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. cruor writes:

Goddamn you Oz for playing with my mind like that.

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# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DB writes:

BAY AREA THRASH IS THE sh** !!!

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. DB writes:

CLASH OF THE TITANS AND NEW TITANS ON THE BLOCK WAS IN THE EARLY '90'S, THRASH OF THE TITANS WAS WAY LATER... APRIL FOOLS f***ERS !!!!

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. lara writes:

Man i wish this actually happened

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 3:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Tomo writes:

haha, i dont even like thrash.. Aprils fools jokes are getting old.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 4:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Bryan writes:

Crap...i should have read the comments....i told my band mates this tour was true...now were all p***ed. i wana see Onslaught so damn bad...they need to come to the US

# Apr 6, 2008 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Kalis_wrath writes:

^*LMAO* You did say oops right?

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