Northern heavyweights, TRENDKILL, have revealed their brand-new video and single, Obsession –
The track is a layered slab of groove-induced thrash metal that showcases the band’s deft ability to produce captivating heavy music steeped with riffs, dynamics, rage, and intensity.
Comprised of Alistair Lisle (Vocals), Jonny Stern (Guitar), Isaac Edwards (Bass and Backing Vocals), and Corey Bennett (Drums), TRENDKILL come at you from the North East of England. Formed in 2014 as initially just a garage cover band, it didn’t take the metal upstarts long to realise that they had the drive and dexterity to forge their own unique path.
By 2016, TRENDKILL put out their debut release, EP One, which helped to place the youngsters firmly on the map. Many reviews, streams and sales were acquired, along with an invitation to tour throughout the UK, which included a thunderous slot at Bloodstock Festival. The quartet backed their debut EP with the release of their sophomore EP, Black Moon. The record again moved the burly metallers forward, earning them much praise and acclaim. Original vocalist Elliot Bartram, however, departed the group in 2019, and after an extensive search, TRENDKILL recruited new friend and powerhouse vocalist, Alistair Lisle. The band marked their triumphant return last year in supreme style by dropping their new single, Struck From Existence.
The foursome are set to take 2021 by the scruff of the neck, and they are loaded up with their strongest track to date, Obsession. The single is a fury of thrash, groove, and metal, wrapped around anthemic hooks and peppered with contemporary lyrical themes. The band elaborate: “The theme behind Obsession is addiction, whether it’s sex, food, drugs or even social media. Addiction is a very real and dominating issue in many people’s lives, possibly even more so now during a time where we’re all trying to cope through a particularly challenging time”.
With further material on the way, and with the addition of a new management team, Unearthed Music Management, the future is looking very bright.