Thanatotic Desire / Press

“New Jersey metal merchants THANATOTIC DESIRE link together 10 tracks of unadulterated metallic glory on Deathwish. Bursting with nasty nimble riffs, blood curdling screams, and thunderous vintage rhythms, this troupe merges classic metal virtuosity with modern strands of melodic thrash and death metal to comprise their combination of vicious gallops and soaring melodies straight from the scythe of the Reaper. Striking a middle ground between Megadeth, Three Inches of Blood, and Children of Bodom (“Knights of Nocturn”), this quartet doles out a pummeling blend of heaviness with startling reverence to melody and jaw dropping musicianship propelling their panic-fueled smorgasbord of revivalist heaviness, channeling thrash metal heroes and ace technical players along the way.”

“The winner of this year’s Headbang For The Highway Battle Of The Bands last month was an amazing North Jersey band called Thanatotic Desire. What did they win? A spot on the New Jersey stop of this year’s Mayhem Festival this Friday (7/27) at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. When I heard how many bands they beat out to win the battle, I had to give them a listen on their ReverbNation page—and they ripped my face off! A well-deserved win, I must say. Their songs “….And So We Listen,” “Metal Never Sleeps,” and “Knights Of Nocturne” were mere ear candy and full-blown technical metal at its finest!”