Jawbreaker Records is excited to announce the release of State of Emergency, the debut album by South Florida’s Black Denim Rage on cassette tape. The band, formed in 2019, aims to revive the old school “Street Metal” scene in the States with their pure aggression and incorporation of 80s metal elements.
Two of the band members – lead guitarist and vocalist Kevin James Balcazar, aka Speed Veteran, and bass player Tom Hernandez – comes from the South American metal scene before relocating to Florida. The duo’s violent South American roots can clearly be discerned in both music as well as lyrical content. Lead Guitarist Matthew “Thrashing” Sanders and his childhood friend, drummer Shazam Humphrey, completes the lineup and brings their Traditional Heavy Metal influences and more in-depth music theory to the table. All together, Black Denim Rage is surely a thrash metal force to be reckoned with.
State of Emergency is Black Denim Rage‘s first full length album, and showcases the band’s skillful instrumentation, intense energy, and raw power. This release is not to be missed by fans of Speed/Thrash Metal and those looking for a fresh take on the classic 80s Street Metal sound.