THANATOS (THE NETHERLANDS)
35 year anniversay set
An illustrious name that has been haunting the underground metal scene since 1984. In 2019 they are celebrating their 35 year (!) anniversary with a special set on Pitfest!
After several demo tapes and line-up changes, THANATOS released two classic thrash/death metal albums in the early 1990’s via Shark Records. The band shared the stage with the likes of Kreator, Sepultura, Death, Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Autopsy (Official) and Death Angel to name but a few.
To coincide with the band’s 30th anniversary in 2014, THANATOS unleashed their 6th full length studio album upon mankind. “Global Purification” contains ten brand new songs which see the band outdoing themselves in terms of power and sheer aggression. Despite the speed and ferocity there are enough hooks, memorable riffs and melodies to have these songs cemented in your brain after a few listens.
Thanatos combines elements of aggressive Thrash Metal and old school Death Metal and takes you back to the days when Metal was about breaking rules and boundaries instead of creating them.