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Converse Rubber Tracks x MetalSucks Preview, Week 4: Extinction A.D.

  • Axl Rosenberg

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photo by Laura Murray
photo by Laura Murray

This coming July, five unsigned bands will visit Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NY to record at Converse’s completely free, state-of-the-art recording studio with producer Will Putney. MetalSucks held an open application process in April for bands to apply, then Axl, Vince and Will sifted through all of the entries to choose their five favorite bands. In the weeks leading up to these recording sessions, we’ll be previewing one band every Monday, so you can get a taste of what’s in store for ya! Learn about the band’s we’ve previewed so far here. Today, we feature Extinction A.D. from Long Island, NY.

Regular MetalSucks readers may already be familiar with the bestial thrash quartet known as Extinction A.D., which features four-fifths of the members of This is Hell: we’ve been praising their Sepultastic, Hannemalistic jams for nearly a year, and their track “Mummified” was even included on the most recent volume of our free comp, NYC Sucks.

Can you blame us for being so excited about these dudes’ music, though? The subgenre known as “re-thrash” is now sufficiently old that we have young bands who might better be categorized as “re-re-thrash.” And yet Extinction A.D. make the genre feel fun again. While their influences struggle to write anything even half as memorable as the material for which they’re famous, Extinction A.D.’s shit is catchy they’re likely to induce adhesive capsulitis. The band’s whiplash-paced, garrote-sharp riffs will remind you why you ever loved thrash in the first place. We’re beyond-stoked to hear what they come up with for their CRTxMS session.

Check out “Mummified” below. You can listen to even more Extinction A.D. on Bandcamp.

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