Even as their second album, If But For One (1993), was being released – an effervescent album full of creativity and imagination – UK thrashers Detritus were already laying down their arms. Sadly, the door was quietly closed on the obvious potential revealed by If But For One – and its predecessor Perpetual Defiance (1990) – as the members of Detritus predominantly turned and walked away from the scene (although frontman/bassist Mark Broomhead did go on to join doom thrashers Seventh Angel).
The success of recent reissues of those two early 90’s unsung thrash classics stirred up old memories and reignited flames and that closed door began to open once more….and Detritus were reborn.
The music world has changed since Detritus first emerged onto the Bristol music scene in 1989, stunning audiences with their resolutely positive approach and high energy live shows. They drew fans to their banner thanks to rampaging live performances alongside the likes of Slammer, Acid Reign and the Galactic Cowboys, securing their loyalty with the riff-packed exuberance of Perpetual Defiance and its iconic Rodney Matthews artwork and the fresh, exciting songs that made up If But For One.
What hasn’t changed, despite the passage of time, is Detritus’ ability to create remarkable, progressively minded thrash metal. If anything the band have emerged from their lengthy hiatus stronger than ever before, with their new album Myths combining the best of both previous albums while striding still further ahead.
This is no nostalgia trip, no flawed attempt to recreate the past, this is new and exciting music from a band who still have much left to say!
On February 19th 2021, Myths will be revealed in all its glory and a new generation of metal fans will have the chance to experience the unique power of Detritus. The potency of songs like “Forever Soldier” and “Call Me Human” is beyond question and somehow Detritus have eclipsed their past musical achievements with ease.
Andy Bright – Drums & Percussion
Mark Broomhead – Vocals & Bass Guitar
Michael Bryzak – Guitar
Andy Neal – Guitar
Paul Newington-Wise – Guitar
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