Forged in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia,Harlott is the finest example of the thrash metal genre in recent years. Taking their influence from the 80′s bay area thrash scene, and blending it with the Teutonic melody and grit, they focus on high energy, up tempo music with lyrical influence from war, religion, chaos, and the human condition. Unrivaled live concerts, an aggressive recognizable sound, clinical musicianship, and a classic “Aussie” sense of humour have earned Harlott a strong and dedicated fan base, which continues to grow day to day.
Harlott‘s debut release Origin blew audiences away with its unrelenting speed, ferocious sound, and hook driven riffs. Their follow up release, Proliferation, only proved that the band means business, and could not only match their own fury, but even surpass it. Few bands can draw with versatility and ease from such prolific sources and manage to make a sound of their own, and yet Harlott carve with their own style a raw and gritty experience that is captured wholly in their studio releases.
A fistful of national shows across Australia saw them support some of the finest acts that manage the lengthy trek down under. With the local scene vanquished, they departed for a European tour with Canada’s Annihilator, and blitzed their way across 19 countries on an unrelenting 6 week rampage.
Harlottreturned to the studio in 2016 to record their 3rd album, Extinction. Taking what they had already mastered and pushing limits of dissonance, evil, and atmosphere, they brought together an offering that satisfies the bloodlust of their manic legion, and draws in the revelers of a dying breed. With 12 tracks of pure bedlam, the album boasts a full complement of brutality that pauses only for the deafening silence between the onslaught of blistering thrash metal. Recorded at Monolith Studios (Orpheus Omega, In Malice’s Wake, Bane of Winterstorm) and mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Opeth, Soilwork), the album seeks to rain pure savagery upon the listener.
With critical acclaim on multiple releases, a revered live performance based in utter aural domination, and a coming tribute that is a culmination of their collective malice and contempt, Harlott is poised to strike fear into your minds, and your stereos.
Andrew Hudson – Guitar/Vocals
Ryan Butler – Lead Guitar
Tomas Richards – Bass
Tim Joyce – Drums