From the featureless backwater suburbs of Melbourne, at a time of abandoned hopes for metal, when once-defiant stalwarts of the genre were surrendering to the mainstream and succumbing to the forces that they once rallied us to rise against, a band called 4ARM would emerge to arrest the descent. In 2004, holding fast to the belief in metal without boundaries, 4ARM snatched modern thrash from the jaws of oblivion.
4ARM's bloody toil and supercharged attitude is represented across three studio albums, culminating in the critically-acclaimed Submission For Liberty (2012). With the mixing talent of Matt Hyde (Slipknot/Machine Head/Trivium/Kreator), 4ARM's high-energy hooks, soaring chorus lines, pounding drums and monster riffs would render Submission For Liberty a modern thrash classic, as attested by leading industry media such as Terrorizer Magazine and Metal Hammer Germany.
Despite their brief history, 4ARM's mark on the world stage is already significant. Driven by rising global demand, recent touring has focused extensively throughout the USA, UK and Europe. The hallowed turf of Donington Park and the hordes of metal pilgrims it summons - welcomed the group in 2012 for Download Festival, as if to confirm 4ARM's arrival in the annals of metal history. 2013 saw the band join forces with Testament and Overkill on the aptly-titled "Dark Roots of Thrash" tour, fulfilling the mission to keep thrash roots alive with a modern direction. Seeing out the year the band went on a 23 show tour of Nth America with "Thrash" legends Slayer.
Undeterred by a line-up change in 2014 the writing and completion of a new album is set to continue the trajectory of Submission of Liberty and promising to break new ground for the band.
Endorsed by the following companies:
TAMA, Zildjian, AHEAD, Jackson, MESA, Spector, Kramer, Gibson