HIRAX "Raging Violence" LP


HIRAX "Raging Violence" LP
Formats: LP/CD
Armageddon Label 037 / AL-037

Release date April 23, 2023
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LP on 150gram colored vinyl housed in heavy board sleeve with printed inner sleeve. Ltd to 500 copies.

Back on vinyl for the first time in almost 20 years, the 1985 debut album "Raging Violence" by L.A.'s legendary HIRAX is back in print as it was meant to be.

A blistering slab of crossover/thrash/speed metal that was able to bridge the gap between the straight up metal audience and the embryonic "Crossover" hardcore/punk era that was evolving in 1985. HIRAX was always fast, rough and raw, they blasted forward with energy and relentless speed. Katon delivered traditional metal style singing with upper registers often only used by Mercyful fate or Judas Priest. Unique and uncompromising in their attack, HIRAX played with bands across the heavy music spectrum in the L.A. scene and cemented their legacy with fans worldwide with a prolific amount of interviews, correspondence and tape trading. They built a fan base with a true DIY style dedication. That legacy continues today. We're happy to have this record back on its original format for old heads and new fans alike. Play it loud!

Original front cover art photographed and restored by Hillarie Jason.
Audio has been freshly mastered and cut for vinyl by Nick Townsend.

Demons-Evil Forces
Blitzkrieg Air Attack
Guardian Protector
Bombs Of Death
Defeat Of Amalek
Raging Violence
Call Of The Gods
Warlords Command
The Gauntlet
Destruction And Terror

Take note fans of Cryptic Slaughter, DRI, Exodus, Mercyful Fate, Celtic Frost.