HIRAX Announce More Shows!

Legendary U.S. Bay Area Thrash Gods, HIRAX, have announced more upcoming shows, see the full list below.

Upcoming events:
December 23rd, RAINBOW BAR AND GRILL Hollywood. (new)
December 26th, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey Guitar giveaway promotional event. Pike Restaurant and Bar Long Beach, California. (new)
December 28th, The Red Room 4th Street Long Beach (new)
January 2019 January 19th, Grill ‘Em All Alhambra Anniversary Party! (new)
February 9th, Osaka Japan “ True Thrash Fest!!!! (new)
February 16 – Circo Volador – Mexico City w/ DRI, Demolition Hammer, etc.
April 20 – NYDM Spring Bash – Wisconsin w/ EVIL DEAD, ANVIL, etc. (HIRAX headlining Saturday night)
July 27 – California Deathfest – Los Angeles w/ MORTICIAN, VIOLATOR etc.

More information to be announced soon!

[Photo: Very rare photograph! Katon W. De Pena, A young DJ Katon Late 1984 early 1985 Contributed by: Megawimp (Erich Keller) Archives – Switzerland]

HIRAX is an American thrash metal band beginning in 1984 under the leadership of vocalist Katon W. De Pena (founding member). The band was an early example of the thrash metal, speed metal and crossover.

HIRAX is based in Los Angeles but, at that time, because of the weak metal scene in their area, they spent most of their time playing in San Francisco along with Slayer, Metallica, and Exodus, who were all part of the exciting new metal emerging from the Bay area.

They released a four-song demo in 1984. This demo was widely circulated and the band became known and respected worldwide through the metal tape-trading underground. Since then HIRAX has released 5 full-length studio albums and multiple EPs and has toured the world including many festivals in South America, Europe, Japan, Scandinavia, and the U.S.A.

On February 10, 2018, HIRAX performed at True Thrash Fest in Osaka, Japan. Watch the stage-filmed video footage for the songs “Idk”, “Hellion Rising” and “Baptized By Fire”:

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