Origin: Amherst, MA, USA
Genres: Thrash Metal

Lich King  


Here we have another band piling on the retro thrash bandwagon, a vehicle seemingly about ready to collapse under its own weight. By the band's own admission, retro thrash is nothing new, it's all been done before (and better) 25 years ago and these guys are just another band thrashing about with wild abandon just for the fun of it. And so Lich King takes the familiar influences, both from the Bay Area side a la old Exodus as well as some early Germanic stylings and perhaps a bit of hardcore-ish moments reminiscient of a Stormtroopers Of Death, and attempts to put their own spin on things. With song titles like "Black Metal Sucks" and "Cheesy Metal Intro", the boys are even less reverent and serious than their compatriots, which may or may not work against them (as has been said before, humor and metal rarely mix successfully), while musically they pull off the speedier numbers well enough. The production, at least on Toxic Zombie Onslaught, leaves a bit to be desired, it's a bit tinny and vocal-heavy, a minor distraction though not a deal-breaker. No doubt the band will run its course in due time and leave a legacy of decent retro thrash in its wake. Amusingly, the 2011 release Super Retro Thrash is a collection of "8-bit, NES-style adaptations of some of our songs".

Current Members

Tom Martin

vocals

Joe Nickerson

guitars

Rob Pellegri

guitars

Dave Hughes

guitars

Brian Westbrook

drums

Former Members/Guests

Kevin Taylor

guitars

Erick Herrera

guitars


Discography



Necromantic Maelstrom 
2007 StormSpell
  1. Lich King
  2. Caveman Aggression
  3. Mascot War
  4. Reavers
  5. Bleeding and Screaming
  6. The Werewolf
  7. Thrashssacre
  8. Kill Your Guts Out
  9. Bodies on Bodies
  10. A Lesson in Violence
  • Tom Martin
  • Joe Nickerson
  • Kevin Taylor
  • Erick Herrera
  • Brian Westbrook

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Toxic Zombie Onslaught 
2008 StormSpell
  1. Cheesy Metal Intro
  2. Attack of the Wrath of the War of the Death of the Strike of the Sword of the Blood of the Beast
  3. Office Politics
  4. Thrash Resurgence
  5. Black Metal Sucks
  6. I Destroy
  7. Predator
  8. Cold Steel Machine
  9. Toxic Zombie Onslaught
  10. Lich King 2
  • Tom Martin
  • Joe Nickerson
  • Kevin Taylor
  • Erick Herrera
  • Brian Westbrook

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



World Gone Dead 
2010 StormSpell
  1. Intro
  2. Act of War
  3. ED-209
  4. A Storm of Swords
  5. Waste
  6. Terror Consumes
  7. Grindwheel
  8. Behaver
  9. Aggressive Perfector
  10. Lich King III (World Gone Dead)
  • Tom Martin
  • Joe Nickerson
  • Kevin Taylor
  • Erick Herrera
  • Brian Westbrook

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Super Retro Thrash 
2011 StormSpell
  1. Lich King III (World Gone Dead)
  2. Combat Mosh
  3. ED-209
  4. Toxic Zombie Onslaught
  5. Black Metal Sucks
  6. Behaver
  7. Wage Slave
  8. Act Of War
  9. Attack of the Wrath of the War of the Death of the Strike of the Sword of the Blood of the Beast
  • Tom Martin
  • Joe Nickerson
  • Brian Westbrook




Born Of The Bomb 
2012 StormSpell
  1. All Hail
  2. We Came to Conquer
  3. Wage Slave
  4. In the End, Devastation
  5. Fan Massacre
  6. Agnosticism
  7. Combat Mosh
  8. Axe Cop
  9. Agents of Steel (Agent Steel cover)
  10. Lich King IV (Born of the Bomb)
  • Tom Martin
  • Joe Nickerson
  • Rob Pellegri
  • Dave Hughes
  • Brian Westbrook


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