With the release of Warbringer‘s third album, World’s Torn Asunder, the band’s primary goal was complete brutal annihilation. “We wanted to achieve maximum destruction,” vocalist Kevill announced. The Southern, California based thrash metal juggernaut recorded a gut-ripping, facemelter of a record with which to achieve the desired result.
Kevill, along with bassist Andy Laux, new drummer Carlos Cruz, and guitarists John Laux and Adam Carroll, make up one of extreme metal’s rising new acts.
This week the Warbringer kicks off a headlining tour in Los Angeles which will bring the beat down to the road. Kevill says the response to the new material in a live setting has been incredible, with the band playing about five new tracks most nights. Once the U.S. has been left in ruins, Warbringer will head to Europe with labelmates Arch Enemy to further their global decimation by domination. Or is that domination by decimation?
I had an opportunity to chat with his highness, John Kevill, the duke of hostility this week. We spoke about the new tour and record, as well as the things that inspired Kevill lyrically on Worlds Torn Asunder. He tells us what he thinks is important in a great thrash album, which bands are crushing his skull these days, and which classic Judas Priest track he’d have picked for the Metal Gods’ new CD, The Chosen Few, which drops next week.