VIOLATOR - It's time to Annihilate!
“Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scene worldwide, Violator was formed with the purpose of rescuing the spontaneity and anger that seemed forgotten in the metal scene. Coming from the center Brazil, Brasilia, took no longer than a demo and two compilations for the band to be considered one of the good promises of the style in Brazil. But make no mistake, Violator is not just another thrash revival band.
If metal were an exact science, we might say that these four maniac kids raised the extreme aggression of Kreator at the potency Paul Baloff, multiplying the inventiveness and precision of Sacrifice and Vio-Lence on a basis that sum Anthrax and Whiplash in equal doses. The goal of Poney Ret (b/v), Caçapa (g), Cambito (g) and Batera (d) is to seek riffic excellence, never compromising the thrashin' violence of their compositions. So many proficiency called the attention of Rolldão, from the local label Kill Again Recs, who in 2004 decided to launch what would be the second demo in EP Violent Mosh. There could be no more appropriate name. The material was released on tape in Bolivia and on vinyl in Germany.
Supporting the release of the EP, the four violators launched a nationwide travel, the Moshing With Violence Tour 2005, which crossed the northeast of Brazil and took them to the middle of the Amazon rainforest (!!!). To witness Violator on stage is certainly to receive a lesson in violence you will not forget anytime soon. But the extremism of the quartet is in the ability to mix different feelings such as anger and fun, in a flurry of stage dives, moshs and genuine old school feeling: no barriers between band and audience, all united by and for the thrash. This was precisely the theme of this first full length album, Chemical Assault, 2006, licensed by Earache Records in Europe.
Soon after the release of this album, Violator embarked on another tour. But this time, something unprecedented in the brazilian thrash scene. There were five consecutive months in which the quartet took their sound on each forgotten piece of South America. Combining the passion for the underground, the rush of tearing down borders and the do-it-yourself ethics, the band stormed across the continent ruthlessly. And the road seems to be the reason for these brazilians, because this tour was followed by several other presentations that took Violator to parts of Europe and even Japan. The concerts in Asia led to the recording of a DVD and a 7" split with the thrash metal legend, Hirax.
After having shared the stage with big names in the metal world and be hailed as the new third-world sensation of thrash, the group now releases their more visceral work: Annihilation Process, the longed-awaited successor of Chemical Assault. An album even more aggressive and antisocial, with a thematic that deepens the political side of the band in lyrics about the relationship between rampant consumerism and degradation of the planet promoted by capitalism.
At this point, you certainly expect to read that the Violator is ready to conquer the world, right? Wrong. What these four thrashers really want is to annihilate any kind of throne or altar. As mentioned, they are not your typical thrash metal band.”
By Luiz Menezes
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