Thrash metal is alive and well. Ottawa legends Infrared have announced their new studio album Saviours is due out on May 25th. You can check out a short teaser of the record below. Infrared made a significant impact with fans of the genre in the 1980s and have returned in recent years to cement and carry forth their legacy for a whole new generation of fans. Back in 2016, the band released a newly recorded version of their classic No Peace and now fans can expect a whole slew of new material on Saviours.
Recently assessing Infrared’s sound to be “thrashy, aggressive, melodic, heavy, and tight,” singer and guitarist Armin Kamal said that Infrared’s inspirations run very deep. “The Big Four will stand out as we have been described as a band with a bay area sound…But our influences are truly rooted in ’70s and early ’80s metal. Accept, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest are all bands that laid the foundation and the love of metal for us!”
Armin also commented on how stoked he is for fans to hear the band’s new album. “Anyone who likes a more classic thrash sound, and longs for those days, just like we do, will dig this album. Since we are from that era, we are not trying to bring back that style of music, we are simply continuing what we know and do best!”