DeathRiders, the fast and furious California metallers featuring Neil Turbin, the first powerhouse vocalist of Thrash (Thrash Metal Big Four - Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth) and original lead singer of
east coast thrash pioneers Anthrax (from September 1982 to August 1984). Neil was the first permanent vocalist of Anthrax and helped pioneer Thrash Metal on their groundbreaking debut album Fistful of Metal and US Attack Tour ’84 with (NWOBHM band) Raven and Metallica. Turbin a key songwriter and major contributor wrote all the lyrics and provided the main concepts to such well known metal anthems such as: as "Metal Thrashing Mad", "Armed and Dangerous", "Deathrider" and "Gung Ho", which were on Anthrax's first three releases and many subsequent live and greatest hits albums. Anthrax rose to # 8 on the British charts with the release of Fistful of Metal. Neil Turbin vocals and song "Metal Thrashing Mad" is featured in the "Brutal Legend" soundtrack and the multi-platinum "The Big 4" DVD/CD.
The band DeathRiders are named after one of Turbin's songs and were formed in 2001 in support of his solo album "Threatcon Delta". DeathRiders have been touring in support of their forthcoming debut
album "The Metal Beast" which is slated for release in 2014. The album is currently being recorded at Swing House Studios and Blue Pacific Studios in Los Angeles.
“Thrash is a style of heavy metal music that does stay true to certain fundamentals like guitar chugging and rhythmic percussive double bass drumming. It has also been perceived as an “all out play as fast as
you can” style of metal. I believe it is more Thrash to have a singer who can belt it out with the best of them and combine that with driving, intense powerful music. There is no rule that says Thrash vocals have to be one-dimensional. I for one have my own metal
thrashing mad style!!!!”
- Neil Turbin -
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