The Skinny: Fans of bands like Sepultura and Angelus Apatrida are going to love this exclusive premiere and album stream for Portuguese thrashers, Terror Empire. Hailing from Coimbra, Portugal and founded in 2009, the group signed to Nordavind Records in 2014 to release this, their debut full-length, The Empire Strikes Black. Read more about the band below, but first, sit back, hit play, and let the thrashing begin!

Featuring a guitar solo by special guest David G. Alvarez of Angelus Apatrida (courtesy of Century Media Records), The Empire Strikes Black is 12 tracks of blistering thrash metal that will leave 1000s of sore necks everywhere. Since their 2012 debut with the EP Face The Terror, Terror Empire have solidified their status as a brutal and up-and-coming force in the thrash metal scene. The Empire Strikes Black is set for release on February 23, 2015 and be pre-ordered via Nordavind Records here (free shipping worldwide).

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