Get ready to headbang and sing along in your car with Mindrazer’s latest music video “Suffer in Silence” in support of their debut album, “A Thing of Nightmares” (produced by Kevin Antreassian – The Dillinger Escape Plan), which was released this past October via the label Misanthropic Records.

The lyrics are simple and the melody is infectious. Get your pipes warmed up for this power-thrashing banger!

The band comments about the track:
“This is a bi-polar anthem that has uplifting highs and brutal chugging lows. This one is about the toxic culture surrounding internet discourse.”

Combining the anthemic melodies of traditional and power metal, the precise, aggressive attack of thrash, and twists of dark intensity borrowed from second-wave black metal, Jersey, USA’s Mindrazer plays a style as familiar as it is fresh. Their first full-length, “A Thing of Nightmares” is a bold, brutal, and diverse exploration of melodic thrash metal, which even before its official release, was igniting mosh pits at the band’s live shows. Now, with the album’s availability, fans can delve into the depths of these tracks and experience them in all their glory.

The writing for the tracks on the album spans a large period of evolution, which can be heard as one progresses through the album. “Knightfall”, the earliest work, is much more power metal, upbeat, and melodic. “Better Dead”, another early song, is very riff-focused and old-school sounding. “Crusader” and “Suffer In Silence”, the later tracks on the record are great examples of how that power metal vibe never really left but the music got heavier and more technical. Each of the ten tracks offers epic melodies and frenetic dynamics that metalheads will be eager to sink their teeth into.

“This album really came as a collection of the best of our work from before 2020. ‘A Thing of Nightmares’ is a culmination of half a decade of artistic inspiration. We find that this record demonstrates immediately that we aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of the genre, whether it is crushing breakdowns, modern-tinged leads or even borrowing tropes from power metal. It is technical, epic, brutal but most of all fun. Borrowing stories from history, literature, and cinema, the album touches on themes of horror, shame, anger, oppression, and mania by way of story, metaphor, and allegory. We aren’t reinventing the genre or breaking significant new ground but we are bucking modern thrash trends of coalescing around the hardcore-laden neo-thrash and never straying from it and are doing so without regrets.” adds the band.

Released on October 13, 2023, “A Thing of Nightmares” is recommended for fans of Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and Blind Guardian and is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Officialmindrazer.bandcamp.com.

Track Listing:
1 . Entombed In Time (5:36)
2 . Suffer in Silence (4:05)
3 . Left to Rot (6:09)
4 . In the Corner of Your Eye (6:06)
5 . Knightfall (5:35)
6 . The Misanthropist (6:11)
7 . Extractor (4:51)
8 . Better Dead (4:07)
9 . Crusader (6:25)
10 . Mercy (1:12)
Album Length: 50:22

Album Recording Lineup:
Nick DeFuria – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Classical Guitar, Additional Percussion
Vin “Hawky” Verducci – Bass Guitar
Brian Weissman – Drums, Percussion, Harsh Vocals
Zack Larmer – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Featuring a guest guitar solo from Mo Uddin on track 7

Live Band Lineup:
Nick DeFuria – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Vin “Hawky” Verducci – Bass Guitar
Brian Weissman – Drums, Harsh Vocals
Patrick Wentz – Guitar and Harsh Vocals