Underground Thrash Legends Laaz Rockit Set Release
There will be a record release party on August 23rd at Betty's Rock Club in Walnut Creek, CA. Two new songs off the new CD are available on the band's official MySpace page
Formed in 1982 in Berkeley, CA, Laaz Rockit is considered to be one the founders of the unique genre of Bay Area thrash metal. The band's new style of metal garnered a huge fan base, with their high energy live performances becoming their signature trademark.
Sold out performances in the burgeoning club scene soon gave Laaz Rockit label attention, and the indie label Target Entertainment inked the band for their debut album, City's Gonna Burn, in 1984. Viewed as a classic "blue-print" in the beginning of thrash metal, City's Gonna Burn placed Laaz Rockit in the arena with other powerhouse metal bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Testament, Exodus, and Anthrax. A new sound was created by these pioneers that continues to inspire many bands to this day.
Laaz Rockit would release five more full length albums and an EP over the next eight years, with 1987's Know Your Enemy and 1989's Annihilation Principle securing both fan and critical acclaim worldwide. The band toured throughout North America, Europe, and Japan during this period, raising the bar for metal acts to follow with their unique live performance and rapport with fans at every gig along the way.