Preston’s Blitz club hosts a special Rampage night this Friday night as thrash legends Solitary arrive to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
The veteran noiseniks played their first ever gig (in the New Britannia on Heatley Street back in 1994) and will be supported at this birthday bash by their old buddies D.A.M.
Also on the bill are a pair of relative newcomers to the scene: Preston’s Desolate Horizon and, making their first Rampage appearance, Lancaster’s Callus.
Solitary have played all over the UK since that New Brit night, gaining themselves a loyal fan base in the process.
This year already, the band has released a live album to mark the occasion, recorded in front of a manic crowd in Selby.
The album fully captures the energy of the band live, an energy punters will feel full force for themselves on Friday.
I Promise to Thrash Forever is a fitting landmark for a band that have been stalwarts – and prime movers – of the Thrash movement for so long.
The album was mastered by Darkane vocalist Lawerence Mackrory, who learned his trade from Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir and Darkane).
Doors Friday 8pm, bands 8.30-11.30pm, Rawkus until 4am. Entry £3, see www.facebook.com/BlitzVenue for more details.