In just a few years’ time, Belgian speed thrashers Evil Invaders have become a staple of the European heavy music scene. Relentless touring sees them forge an enviable live reputation even before their self-titled debut EP drops in 2013.
Their soaring popularity brings attention from major labels and Napalm Records is quick to snaffle them up. On the heels of several successful European tours - and two sold-out shows in Osaka, Japan - they hit the studio to complete their first full CD. With nine neck-wrecking tracks, ‘Pulses of Pleasure’ (2015) is a hard-hitting and uncompromising thrash record. Evil Invaders are not trying to reinvent metal. On the contrary, their music is a throwback to (mid-)80s thrash and heavy metal and is characterised by high-pitched vocals, furious riffing, face-melting solos, a rhythm section as tight as a duck’s arse and tons of aggression. Their sophomore effort “Feed Me Violence’ builds on the momentum generated by their debut and brings more variation to the formula as the foursome continue to perfect their blend of classic thrash with a contemporary twist. The live DVD ‘Surge of Insanity’ (2019) captures the live prowess and relentless drive of this well-oiled thrash machine and documents exactly why Evil Invaders are one of the main contenders for the European thrash throne.