When THANATOS emerged in the metal scene of the early80's of the previous century, ‘metalheads’ were still more or lessseen as outcasts. Both the fans and the music itself were raw, unpolished and there was a huge ‘us against the world’ feeling. We were at war with the establishment, organised religion anddisco. The latter turned out to be the least dangerous enemy,but hey, we’re talking about the eighties, right?!
The current metal scene has lost a lot of its rough edges. A lotof bands have adopted a polished, plastic sound and a somewhat happy, politically correct attitude. Thank god, or rather Satan, for bands that still choose to go against the grain, stir up some controversy and never let go of the ‘us against theworld/fuck the mainstream!’ attitude.
Best belated New Year’s wishes to all of you!
Instead of looking back at 2018 we’d rather look ahead to 2019 as we have a lot of good news to tell you! We will be celebrating our 35th anniversary this year and we’re going to do it in style!
• First of all, we have a show coming up at the EMA Fest Part 2in Emden, Germany on February 15th, (https://www.facebook.com/events/563901657396751/) followed by a special 35th anniversary show at Baroeg, Rotterdam on March 16th.