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Published on Sep 16, 2010
DEATHRIDERS, the fast and furious California metallers featuring Neil Turbin, the first powerhouse vocalist of Thrash (Thrash Metal Big Four - Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth) and original lead singer of east coast thrash pioneers Anthrax (from September 1982 to August 1984). Neil was the first permanent vocalist of Anthrax and helped pioneer Thrash Metal on their groundbreaking debut album Fistful of Metal and US Attack Tour '84 with (NWOBHM band) Raven and Metallica. Turbin a key songwriter and major contributor wrote all the lyrics and provided the main concepts to such well known metal anthems such as: as "Metal Thrashing Mad", "Armed and Dangerous", "Deathrider" and "Gung Ho", which were on Anthrax's first three releases and many subsequent live and greatest hits albums. Anthrax rose to # 8 on the British charts with the release of Fistful of Metal. Neil Turbin vocals and song "Metal Thrashing Mad" is featured in the "Brutal Legend" soundtrack and his song is also featured on "The Big Four" Dvd..
The band is currently on their "California Screamin" 2010 Tour which includes 20+ west coast dates including an unprecedented 7 shows at the world famous "Whisky a Go-Go" on the Sunset Strip and festival dates including Mexico "Expo Rock Tijuana 2010" The band is fresh off back to back extremely successful tours celebrating 25 years of "Fistful Of Metal" in Double Vengeance 2009 European Tour (spring & summer : Rocktower Festival - Headbanger's Open Air and Nightmare Over St. Pauli Festival), and Japan/Southwest US (including Rocklahoma) in 2008.
DEATHRIDERS have played festivals such as EXPO Rock Tijuana 2010 Mexico, Body Art Expo 2009 Pomona Fairplex, Sweden Rock Festival 2006, Monterrey Metal Fest 2005, Thrash Against Cancer 2005, LA Gates Of Metal 2004 and many others.
The band DEATHRIDERS are named after one of Turbin's songs and were formed in 2003 in support of his solo album "Threatcon Delta". DEATHRIDERS have been touring in support of their forthcoming debut album "Back With A Vengeance" which is slated for release in 2011. The album is currently being recorded in Los Angeles and Sweden.
"Thrash is a style of heavy metal music that does stay true to certain fundamentals like guitar chugging and rhythmic percussive double bass drumming. It has also been perceived as an "all out play as fast as you can" style of metal. I believe it is more Thrash to have a singer who can belt it out with the best of them and combine that with driving, intense powerful music. There is no rule that says Thrash vocals have to be one-dimensional. I for one have my own metal thrashing mad style!!!!"