While their homeland is beautiful, trying to make a go of it as a thrash metal outfit was difficult. Promoters were unsupportive, if not at times treacherous, and bad equipment wasn’t helping them any. It was a hardscrabble existence, but the guys were persistant.
Formed in early 2001 in Pereira, Colombia, South America, Head Crusher’s blend of thrash, death metal and hardcore ultimately helped them ascend to the peak of the growing Colombian and South American metal scene.
The band released two demos (Your Blood on my Hands 2003, and Re-Evolve 2005) supported by hundreds of shows in their home country playing with bands such as Apocalyptica (Finland), Suicidal Tendencies (U.S.), Animal (Argentina), Confronto (Brazil), Muscaria (Ecuador), Koyi K Utho and Souledge (Colombia) among others. This led Head Crusher to self-produced their first album, I Felt This Before in 2006. The album sold out in their home country, and their videos for “Re-Evolve” and “I’ve Got Another Plan” were played on the most important Colombian television stations as well as MTV Latino.
Head Crusher played successful shows in support of I Felt This Before, taking part in several open air festivals in their home country; playing in front of over 50,000 people at Colombia’s prestigious Rock Al Parque festival and over 6,000 people at the always anticipated FFF festival in Ambato, Ecuador.
Head Crusher traveled to New York in 2007 and toured the East Coast, playing several gigs in New York City. Head Crusher then relocated to Austin, Texas in the summer of 2008 where they worked with Scott Sargeant (Laz Rockit, Killing Culture, Skinlab, M.O.D., By Any Means Necessary), a producer and engineer, to finish recording their self titled EP. The tracks were mastered by Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Testament, Machine Head) at Trident Studios in Northern California, with the artwork designed by Alex Eckman-Lawn (Architects, Syopus, Hacride).
Head Crusher has everything that we have all missed about metal. Killer riffs, punishing drums, intense vocals and songs you can break your neck or chip a tooth to. The band is currently the #1 ranked thrash metal band on RoadRunner Records Sign Me To… site: http://signmeto.roadrunnerrecords.com/artists/head-crusher
Check them out yourselves, and hear what all the buzz is about!