Thrasherwolf are a UK based 4-piece thrash metal band under Unearthed music. Influenced by the classic heavyweights like Kreator, Metallica and Slayer as well as a selection of new wave thrash acts like Lazarus AD, Hexen and Havok. They are a perfect example of technical thrash metal that brings ferocity and variety to their songs. Having spent a lot of time gigging and touring all around the UK, honing their craft; they have become a band that packs out shows and excite the crowd wherever they go! With over 9000 members of the pack, 3 singles and a studio album having been released mid 2020 as well as another single in the acclaimed charity compilation album Moshin the roof on Volume 2 which was then later released in March 2022; they pride themselves delivering thrash in an unspoiled and raw manner, entertaining fans with guttural vocals, blistering solos, and soul shattering drum patterns. Don’t be afraid, feel the bloodlust and join the pack today!
How has the New Year been for you so far as an artist?
The new year has been wonderful to us as a band, since the start of 2022 we have been on our second tour with our trifecta brothers Hellfekted and Blacklist which was packed with mosh pits and walls of death at every date, we managed to release our newest single "A Thousand Eyes" to much fan praise and critical acclaim and even began to record our second album. The future is looking busy and packed for Thrasherwolf and we can't wait to show everyone what we have been working on.
Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist?
There has been massive amounts of personal as well artistic progression. Thrasherwolf has impacted our lives in many ways and has given us so much, so not only have we progressed a lot as musicians but as people as well. I've become more competent as a guitar player, a vocalist as well as a songwriter.
How did you come up with your latest project?
Thrasherwolfs latest project was our recently released single A Thousand Eyes and the concept came from a massive song writing spree I undertook which ended in me writing and finishing 40 songs, it was the first song of the 40 and so naturally felt like the most natural to release first as a single for the Moshin The Roof On charity album volume 2.
The concept for the song came from the way those of alternative culture such as goth or metalheads are treated in society and how it feels to have A Thousand eyes staring them down.
Where are you from originally? The band is originally from the rural towns of South London. Our Frontman Daniel Lucas being from Mitcham and our guitarist Jack Saunders from Kingston. Our newer members Raimond was originally from Latvia and Zaq is originally from Greenford, West London. Where do you live now? Our front man Dan and our guitarist Jack currently live in exactly the same towns as they did before. Our bassist raimond now lives in Twickenham not too far from Jack and our drummer Zaq all the way in the north of the country in Leeds.
Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made? We feel our music is inspired more by genre and personality of the individual musician rather than the environments that we are brought up in, for instance we are a South London based Thrash metal band but our music and influences are much more closely related to the bay area thrash of the 80s and the teutonic german thrash of bands like Destruction and Kreator. Some people may like to be more closely related to bands that are from their own countries but if the music feels right when you write it and sounds good when you play it, then where you're from I believe is personally irrelevant unless you are a political band using your country's politics as your subject matters. Not to say we might not do that in future, but currently we aren't. What was the inspiration to make music your career? Music just always spoke to us, especially metal music. The inspiration for us all came from watching our heroes and our fav bands playing live and realising that we really wanted to do that too. We realised we were good at writing and performing and so we pushed ourselves to get better and better and we still are to this day. How do you want to shape your career? We would love for our musical career to become self-sustaining and allow us to get to the stage where we could live comfortably off of what we love doing the most. We want to shape our career by growing our pack further and further and creating bigger and better thrash to the world. Do you work on a tight timeline always or do you go with the flow when it comes to your music? There are many different aspects to band life where order and having tight schedules works well, for instance having a recording schedule and having an idea for when releases are gonna happen is good cause it'll give your team a goal to aim for, a target that's in sight and in reach. However sometimes things don't go as planned so you need to be a bit more free flowing with things, so make a schedule and a deadline but don't be afraid not to stick to it. How did your latest title of your music come to be? Our latest single A Thousand Eyes had its title come from the constant scrutiny that alternative cultures such as Goths and Metalheads receive in everyday society. We see the prejudice and we want to tell the story from someone's eyes who has been the victim of such discrimination, as if they feel A Thousand Eyes are staring them down. Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done? Not at all, once the music is done it's like we have given birth to something beautiful and deadly that we are proud to unleash upon the world, it's like being a parent and letting your child into the world on its own, it's a proud moment. Do you feel an emotional attachment to your music?
Definitely, its lyrics, music and contexts come straight from the heart. Everything you hear has our sweat, blood and tears in it. We know that this will then communicate the hard work to the fans/the pack so they then feel just as emotionally attached as us. How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet? Thrash Where do they go to listen NOW? Any pack member or anyone who wants to join our pack can listen to any of our songs next to all online music stores/streaming sites. Spotify, Youtube, Apple music, Deezer, CDs can be purchased on our bandcamp etc. etc. the list goes on. What has been the best fan reaction to your music? We have had so many amazing reactions to our music throughout the years from shining reviews from fans to the mosh pits and walls of death we see at every show we play. Every pack brother and sister has given us very kind words and glowing quotes that we are proud to show everyone we possibly can and it's very clear that they cannot wait for more. Is there anything exciting coming up for you? We have many exciting things coming up for us as a band, big shows such as the one of June 4th at the Underworld in Camden with Raised By Owls and ALTFEST in August, we have a second album in the works which is slowly building itself up and looking to be truly thunderous upon completing; as well as the joy of seeing our latest single grow more and more. (and some cheeky new merch drops in the pipeline) Are you performing the song anywhere LIVE? We have many live dates coming up where we will be performing our new song "A Thousand Eyes" as part of our set. The Underworld in London June 4th with Raised By Owls, July 8th and 9th at the Coalville Metal Invasion, Thrashcester in Manchester November 19th, head to our socials to see everywhere we will be playing and more. Give us all your socials and links so fans can link up with you! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thrasherwolftheband Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thrasherwolfofficial Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCdxeoFCVJ-eXH3cGZpzLU5A Bandcamp: https://thrasherwolf.bandcamp.com/merch