With their 30 year anniversary looming, founding AGGRESSION guitarist Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe has handpicked the finest musicians around him to reform the 80’s thrashers for their first US tour this coming March. The ‘Forsaken East Coast Survival Tour’ will kick off at 2015 edition of Defenders of The Old Festival in Brooklyn, NY on March 13th that includes Exciter, Riot V, The Rods and many more.
Denis “Sasquatch” Barthe comments:
“There’s no way Aggression could have entered the States in the 80’s. Now, 30 years later it’s amazing that we can make it happen! When we would scream “Thrash Till Death” we truly meant it. I can’t wait to see you all on the Forsaken East Coast Survival Tour!”
AGGRESSION‘s line up will feature vocalist Brian Langley from Toronto thrash metal legends Infernal Majesty, bassist Darin Wall and guitarist Dave Watson from Vancouver thrash powerhouse Entropia plus drum maniac Ryan Murray Idris from Expain.
This will be Aggression’s first series of shows since 2005, where they reunited at the Montreal Metal Massacre fest and unleashed their un-released 1986 album ‘Forgotten Skeleton’.
March 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Black Vulture Gallery
*March 15 – Worcester, MA – Ralph’s Rock Diner
March 16 – Burlington, VT – Nectar’s
*March 17 – Wallingford, CT – Cherry Street Station (moved form Cafe Nine)
March 20 – Lexington, KY – The Green Lantern
#March 22 – Detroit, MI – The Detroit Pub (cancelled)
March 23 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
Formed in 1985 under the original moniker “Asylum” to be later changed to AGGRESSION, the speed metallers unleashed their 1986 demo “Forgotten Skeleton”, (which saw an album release in 2005) and their debut full length “The Full Treatment” in 1987, which lead them to become one of the most popular bands to rise out of the Quebec and Canadian metal scene. With their manager at the time (Johnny Hart), AGGRESSION quickly became a household name with their concerts sold out everywhere and a fanbase that grew from hundreds to thousands in no time. Other bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Hallow’s Eve, Destruction and others all wanted to see the beast for themselves during tour stops in Montreal. Playing numerous concerts with bands such as Anvil, Celtic Frost, Voïvod, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Possessed, Dark Angel, Crumbsuckers, Sacrifice and others, AGGRESSION decided to call it quits in 1989 due to external influences.
*band line up for recordings was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Botcher (vocals), Burn (guitar), Dug (bass) and Gate (drums and backup vocals).
*1985 – *4 track demo
*1986 – *Live (14 track live album)
*1986 -* 4 Track demo
*1986 – Forgotten Skeleton (originally recorded in 1986 and later released in 2004)
1987 – The Full Treatment (full length) – band lineup for The Full Treatment was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Cactus Pete (vocals) Dug (bass and backup vocals) and Gate (drums and backup vocals)
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