Kaos - "Validated In Blood" EP (Malevolence Records) Review by Battle Helm Magazine
No kidding man, if this should need a validation, then it should be signed by every f-kin thrasher in the Bay Area from the high n mighty Metallica to Exodus to Forbidden for Kaos are their thrash underdogs who have been scorching the streets of San Francisco since 1988! Still with that classic Bay Area sound, these never say die bangers might be a band out of time, but they're still dishing it out with chopping thrash a bomb riffs, throat strained vocals and pummeling drums on songs like "United We Kill", "Alive To Die" and their cover of Vio-lence's "Kill On Command". Aggressive, uncompromising and unashamed, this is how it was, still is, and forever will be according to the law of Kaos!
Since the release of 2010's "The Pits of Existence" and the preceding changes within the band, Jason Darnell (vocals) and Stacey Murray (guitars) bring into the ranks guitarist Steve Brumbaugh (former Skeptism, Starch), newcomer Jesse Bellino on drums and Chad Murphy (former The Venting Machine) on bass to open the next chapter of KAOS.
The new lineup spent much of late 2010 into 2011 making Bay Area and Central Valley appearances in support of their previous Independently released album "The Pits of Existence". A time well spent for the new members coming into form.
KAOS went back into writing mode for their forthcoming release in July 2011 with Stacey Murray tackling the engineering duties once again. The band recorded four new pummeling tunes, "United We Kill", "Internal Bleeding", "Alive to Die" and "Blood Red Eyes". Only one thing could top this off for the band and that is to end this EP with a song by one of their greatest influences, "Kill on Command" off of the Eternal Nightmare album by Bay Area Thrash legends, Vio-Lence.
And so it is written, the new E.P. titled "Validated in Blood" a truly fitting moniker for a band that has been forever entrenched in the Bay Area Metal scene. A band that has consistently found a way to re-invent itself and continues to unleash unrelenting metal on their own terms. This is the future of KAOS and Bay Area Metal to the core.
Hear the new song Blood Red Eyes streaming at Reverb Nation.
Quick update on the happenings with KAOS.
We are proud to announce the premier of our new video/single "Internal Bleeding".
Last month, we teamed up with our friends at Tactical Lighting and Videographer Sergio Collazo at the Temple of Doom in San Lorenzo to shoot our first video. We took a very simple approach to this shoot. Just the band and the stage. Low and behold, it's probably one of the coolest things this band has done. We are super proud of it and there is no better way than this to mark the new beginnings for KAOS. The release will take place on Wednesday February 22, 2012. Join the event here and share it with all of your friends! http://www.facebook.com/events/288750534524679/
Our new E.P. "VALIDATED IN BLOOD" Due to be released in March 2012. CD Release date and show to be announced very soon.
KAOS will embark on a summer European Tour with Absentia (SP). Our comrades with Malevolence Records, Septic Christ (DE) and T.C.F. (NL) will also be playing select shows. We have 3 dates confirmed and more in the works.
Saturday 6/30/12 Return of the Thrashing Dead V Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany
Friday 7/6/12 Thrash Torture III Tilburg, The Netherlands
Saturday 7/7/12 Metal Over Oostrozebeke VI Oostrozebeke, Belgium
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