Today is the day! EXTREMA release the new highly-anticipated album “Headbanging Forever” via Rockshots Records!
The mastermind and guitar player Tommy Massara comments: “We have been waiting for this moment for three long years, since we started to write the songs of Headbanging Forever. Finally it’s time to release the album. The feedback received until now from professionals has been just great, now it’s the turn of our incredible fans. We hope to see you all on tour soon!”
The album “Headbanging Forever” is available as CD Digipack Deluxe and Vinyl Gatefold Limited Coloured Edition with signed poster. Order it now here: http://bit.ly/EXTREMA_Store
To celebrate, the band also launch the third part of a supporting video trailer series in which the frontman Tiziano Spigno and the guitar player Tommy Massara talk about the songs of the new album. Check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IWdMFYlEusU
In case you missed the first two album trailers:
Trailer#1 ‘The Writing Process’: https://youtu.be/Lu_LWGoTZ6w
Trailer #2 ‘Band’s History’: https://youtu.be/ivH8WAITlmc
Two weeks ago the band has unleashed another track off the new record. Check out the breakneck-paced track ‘Pitch Black Eyes’ over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zN-r_YPshs4
Watch also the video for the first single ‘For The Loved And The Lost’ on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GlKb41YW5I8
The video has been directed and edited by Daniele Farina, who already directed other three EXTREMA videoclips. The choreography has been filmed in Orlando, Florida and the dancers represent “Las Catrinas de los dias de los muertos”.
You can listen to the song here: http://smarturl.it/HeadbangingForever
For this record, the band enlisted Gustavo Sazes (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, ANGRA, ICED EARTH, GUS G., AMARANTHE, a.o.) to create the album artwork.
Below is the track listing for “Headbanging Forever”
01. The Call
02. Borders Of Fire
03. For The Loved And The Lost
04. Heavens Blind
05. Pitch Black Eyes
06. Headbanging Forever
10. The Showdown
EXTREMA’s original line-up was established between 1985 and 1986 in Milan, Italy. In a very short time, the band led by guitars player Tommy Massara achieved a huge success. Tommy is the only remaining member of the original line-up, and over the years he also played the role of artistic and executive producer.
Hundreds of concerts made the band more and more close-knit and open towards a constant growth path, capable from the beginning of welcoming influences external to heavy metal, a consistent choice within an evolutionary framework which saw EXTREMA start from the rebellious attitude of MOTÖRHEAD to later incorporate the style of Californian thrash metal, a scene with which the band shared the utmost care for the technical side of music and a devastating presence on stage.
The band’s reputation as musicians and performers kept growing in a perpetual live context, with extensive tours and the participation to prestigious festivals with the likes of METALLICA, SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, and KORN, a.o.
Extraneous from the beginning to political and ideological implications of any kind, EXTREMA’s lyrics have always strived to alternate challenging and contemporary themes with lighter subjects, true to rock’n’roll form.
In May 2017 the band welcomed the new frontman Tiziano Spigno. Thanks to his entry, EXTREMA can finally release all the creativity repressed in recent years: a violent, direct and engaging approach which is – at the same time – also varied, courageous and experimental, resulting in the new album “Headbanging Forever”.
Tiziano “Titian” Spigno – Vocals
Tommy Massara – Guitars
Gabri Giovanna – Bass
Francesco “Frullo” Larosa – Drums