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One of the Southwest’s premier metal bands, RISING PAIN, is back with a new CD release. Recorded by Byron Filson at Arizona’s Villain Recording, “War Of Souls” is the latest chapter in the popular band’s successful eight year run. The album demonstrates a new sophistication in RISING PAIN’S playing and in the fiery vocals of front man Justin Bredvig, while maintaining their trademark unique blend of traditional thrash and modern extreme metal styles. Read more on

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Future Hits 037: Rising Pain

June 30th, 2009

We can’t remember who recommended Arizona death-thrashers Rising Pain to us, but whoever did – we owe them a beer. We challenged guitarist Ricky Racines to step up to our Future Hits interrogation…

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From: Arizona, USA
Sounds like: old-skool Machine Head, Misery Index, the crunch of breaking bones

Thrash Hits verdict: Arizona has thrown up some badass metal in the last few years. While bands like Job For A Cowboy are the face of the movement, it’s bands like Rising Pain that make up the real bones and the blood of the scene. They’re also pretty useful to have on hand if you fancy taking a trip down Mexico-way…

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