Vio-Lence was born in 1985 in the womb of thrash metal’s inception: San Francisco’s East Bay Area.
With a ferocious blend of blazing guitar riffs, relentless rhythm, and an ultra-aggressive vocal style, they have an intensity unmatched in metal.
After disbanding in late 1993, their music and legacy still drew metal-heads from around the world. Their return to live performances began in mid-April 2019 and they haven’t looked back.
Sean Killian (vocals) comments: “My first real exposure to thrash metal was brought to me by Metal Blade Records in the form of Slayer’s ‘Show No Mercy’, which turned into my first live thrash metal show when I saw Slayer at The Keystone Berkley.
Today, being able to announce that Vio-Lence has signed an agreement to bring new music to thrash metal fans and future thrash metal fans around the world with our partners Metal Blade Records is a very proud moment for me and Vio-Lence.
Metal Blade has been involved in thrash metal since the beginning with their compilation ‘Metal Massacre’, and they have stood the test of time because of their love for heavy music. Thank you, everyone, at Metal Blade Records for believing in Vio-Lence and for being fans of the music I love.”
Scheduled to tour internationally in 2020, Vio-Lence is ready to tear it up around the world doing what they love most: playing music for their incredible fans.
Catch them make history for their very first UK debut at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival along with the mega-line up you see listed on the graphic below.
Vio-Lence tour dates:
Mar. 20 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall
Mar. 21 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Apr. 18 – Oakland, CA – Metro Operahouse *SOLD OUT
May 1 – Mexico City, MX – Domination Festival
May 22 – Baltimore, MD – Maryland Death Fest
June 5 – Austin, TX – Oblivion Access Fest
July 7 – Canberra, AU – The Basement
July 8 – Brisbane, AU – The Outpost
July 9 – Melbourne, AU – Max Watt’s
July 10 – Sydney, AU – Crowbar
July 11 – Adelaide, AU – Enigma
July 14 – Wellington, NZ – Valhalla
July 15 – Auckland, NZ – Whammy Bar
Aug. 8 – Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 9 – Kortrijk, BE – Alcatraz Fest
Sept. 5 – Sao Paulo, BR – Setembro Negro Festival
Sept. 19 – Quebec, CA – Death Fest
Oct. 3 – Portland, OR – The Bossanova Ballroom
Sean Killian – vocals
Phil Demmel – lead guitar
Deen Dell – bass
Perry Strickland – drums
Bobby Gustafson – live guitar