Bulldozer Keep the Thrash Alive on ‘The Counter-Crusade’
Emerging from the ’80s European underground metal scene, Bulldozer are true thrash survivors. Formed at the dawn of that decade, the band combined early influences like Venom and Bathory to brew up a blistering blend of speedy arrangements, infectious guitar riffs, and vocal hooks. Throughout their first decade together, Bulldozer released a succession of well-received albums on labels like Roadrunner Records while influencing a generation of future metal musicians.
On June 14th, Scarlet Records will release a special edition of Bulldozer’s 2009 comeback album, ‘Unexpected Fate.’ The reissue also features four classic songs recorded live at Rock Hard Festival 2010 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Noisecreep has a stream of ‘The Counter-Crusade,’ one of the best tracks from the album.
Listen to ‘The Counter-Crusade’
Strengthened by the return of original members A.C. Wild and Andy Panigada, Bulldozer released ‘Unexpected Fate’ in 2009 after signing a worldwide deal with Scarlet Records. The album was a huge success among thrash metal purists around the globe. The record found Bulldozer as just as fast and furious as in their ’80s heyday, but with a renewed sense of purpose. ‘Unexpected Fate’ also features special guest appearances by virtuoso guitarist Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson) and Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth).