Alcatraz Line up: 2023
Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida emerged in the millennium year in Albacete, Spain. Originally they formed as a heavy /power metal outfit but before long they gravitated towards a more thrash-oriented sound. Their full-length debut ‘Evil Unleashed’ (20023) was a commercial success that made waves in Spain and beyond. Sophomore effort ‘Give ‘em War’ (2007) garnered rave reviews. Faster, darker and more aggressive than its predecessor, it was voted one of the best overall thrash releases of 2008 thanks to extensive airplay. The dark, aggressive side to their music caught the attention of Century Media, who offered them a worldwide record deal. Their fourth outing (2012) 'The Call' presented an ever wider range of styles and consolidated the positive evolution that built them a worldwide fan base. Since then they’ve gone from strength to strength and their latest slab, simply titled Angelus Apatrida, topped the charts in Spain and secured their slot at the very top of the European post thrash scene.