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Newcomer crossover thrash/death duo EXECUTIONIST stream their debut EP, “Destined For Destruction”
Executionist is a two-piece thrash metal group from Charleston, West Virginia.
The members are Brett Ash (guitars, vocals, bass) and his younger brother Tristan (drums, backing vocals).
At the time of writing and recording their debut EP, “Destined For Destruction,” the brothers were 17 and 13 years old, respectively.
While drawing inspiration from old school thrash bands, such as Metallica, Slayer, Kreator and Exodus, the brothers also get a great deal of inspiration from newer bands such as Warbringer, Havok, Invicta and Raider.
The resulting blend of metal is one that has the crushing riffs of the 80’s and the melodic harmonies and leads that have gotten more popular over time. Brett’s main guitar influences include Randy Rhoads, Gary Holt and Kyle Edissi. As for his vocals, he draws inspiration from Chuck Billy, John Kevill and Rob Dukes.
Tristan’s main drumming influences are Shareef Hassanien, Gene Hoglan and Dave Lombardo.
With their EP released on January 27th of 2021, Executionist looks to continue writing music for their eventual full-length release.