On Friday 10th August, UK Thrash Legends Onslaught played a fantastic show on the main stage at Bloodstock Festival 2018, unveiling also their new line up! Longstanding members Nige Rockett (Guitar), Sy Keeler (Vocals) and Jeff Williams (Bass) were joined by James Perry (Drums) and Wayne Dorman (Guitar).
The band’s guitarist Nige Rockett stated this about the recap from the show:
“What can I say, it was such an awesome day, but also a very apprehensive one in many ways. This was the first show Onslaught have played in over 9 months, (the enforced layoff was due to myself recovering from a collapsed lung I received whilst on our last European tour in 2017) so the fear of being a little rusty was always in the back of my mind. Then, of course, there was the additional pressure of the new guys, (Guitarist ‘Wayne Dorman’ & Drummer ‘James Perry’) making their full-time debuts for the band in front of such a huge crowd, but no worries whatsoever, the guys delivered in a super professional way as you will witness in many of the videos. If that wasn’t enough to focus on for one show, we decided to add a brand new track ”A Perfect Day to Die” to the setlist at the last minute, with only one full band rehearsal behind us! It’s always a big concern when you play a song that nobody has ever heard for the first time live, ‘Will it Bomb..? Will the crowd take it in..? It was the true highlight of the show for me, you could see the anticipation in the crowd when ‘Sy Keeler’ announced the song and as soon as it kicked in, there was a ‘Wall of death and a Huge pit kicked off, it was amazing, I’ve never witnessed that kind of reaction to new, unheard material before.. truly honoured! All in all ‘Bloodstock Festival’ was the massive success for Onslaught and it will be a huge kickstart for this next phase of our career.”
Check out the impressive Drum Cam footage for the song “66’fucking’6″ from ”VI” album (2014) here, enjoy it:
Onslaught Bloodstock Festival 2018 Set List:
3.The Sound Of Violence
5.Let There Be Death
6.A Perfect Day To Die
Next Onslaught shows:
October 5th – Germany – FUeLDA Thrashers Delight @ Alte Piesel
October 19th – Belgium – Evil or Die Fest
More shows TBA.
UK Thrash legends Onslaught are one of the most explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80’s (Power From Hell / The Force / In Search of Sanity), the band marked it’s path to become a major influence for many Metal generations to follow.
Since reforming in 2005, the band have performed countless shows / tours all across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the scene today, with crushing performances at Wacken / Bang Your Head / Thrash Domination / 70000 Tons of Metal / Hammersonic / Hellfest / Brutal Assault & Bloodstock Festivals to name just a few..!! With four critically acclaimed album releases in 2007 / 2009 / 2011 & 2013 (Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI) and with the back catalog being released no fewer than 3 times Onslaught stands as one of the most respected acts in the Metal scene today. 2017, the band hit South and Central America, Mexico and once again Europe. One of the highlights of the year, however, was breaking new ground as the first legitimate international thrash metal band ever to play in Lebanon. With a new album now well underway the Onslaught continues, as relentless and hungry as ever!
Check out the music video for the song “Sound Of Violence” (Official Video 2011) here, enjoy it:
Check out the music video for the “66Fucking6” (Official video 2014) here, enjoy it: