Having appeared on the “Summer Slaughter Festival”, “Mayhem Festival” and touring to the United States with select shows in Canada and Mexico, Thanatotic Desire has been a hungry new act in metal music. Formed in 2007, re-thought in 2010, gained strength in 2012, the quartet from New Jersey is on a mission to be heard. A band that is as fun to watch as they are to listen to, their classic thrash riffs tie together well written melodic harmonies to a groove that makes your neck break! Lyrical content covers topics ranging from death and internal struggles (as the name “Thanatotic” would suggest) to social unrest, personal experiences and of course how to rock and rage!
-Bill Brewster 2015
Thanatotic Desire has actually been around since 2007 and they’ve made quite a name for themselves on the NJ metal scene. Speaking of names, where does the name come from? Well, apparently, the word thanatotic comes from the Greek word “thanatos,” which is the primal urge for death, decay and destruction. The band’s name comes from the desire for the three “D”s. Thanatotic Desire honed in on their skill from 2007 until now performing at just about every club Jersey has to offer opening for national acts like God Forbid, 40 Below Summer, The Black Dahlia Murder, GWAR, Whitechapel, and Darkest Hour. These big shows led to the attention of WSOU’s Street Patrol, garnering the band much of their well-deserved airplay. This airplay would lead to a gig on the Slave To The Metal Festival. The band’s current lineup consists of four members: singer/bassist Will Winton, lead guitarist Ben Moore, rhythm guitarist Anthony “Mace” Capozzi, and drummer Dave Frech. Winton wasn’t always the band’s lead singer, though. In early 2012, Thanatotic Desire parted ways with singer Tom Gilmartin, who left the band to take care of his family.
The quartet debuted their self-released CD, Deathwish, in 2011 on iTunes, amazon.com and Spotify, with hard copies of the CD being sold at their shows or on their online store, thanatoticdesire.bigcartel.com. You know that you want to get to the Mayhem Festival early this Friday, so do yourself a favor and get there early enough to get your fill of Thanatotic Desire. You can also check them out on thanatoticdesire.com. Expect a brain melting when you hear this stuff
—by Tim Louie, The Aquarian Weekly July 25, 2012