Halfway through the first month of the new year, the German thrash-mental band, Bonded, released their debut album Rest in Violence, via Century Media Records. This album showcases OVERKILL's Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth as a guest vocalist as well as former KREATOR bass player Christian "Speesy" Giesler on the album's title track. The album artwork was created by Björn Gooßes of Killustrations (ABORTED, THE CROWN, CARNAL FORGE) and can be seen below.
In 2018, the previous member of SODOM, Thomas "Angelripper", stated in a social media post that he wanted to start all over, with fresh and hungry musicians- which led to the formation of Bonded. The first track they released as a single, “Je Suis Charlie” lyrically brings forth a straight message and upright statement for the freedom of speech and against any religious oppression.
Review By: Bethany Clancy