Tomorrow night: Australian thrash act 4ARM opening for Slayer and Gojira at The Fillmore
4ARM are a pure, straight-up Thrash Metal band who since 2004 have been musically distinctive, aggressive and explosive.
From the featureless backwater suburbs of Melbourne, at a time of abandoned hopes for metal, when once-defiant stalwarts of the genre were surrendering to the mainstream and succumbing to the forces that they once rallied us to rise against, a band called 4ARM would emerge to arrest the descent. In 2004, holding fast to the belief in metal without boundaries, 4ARM snatched modern thrash from the jaws of oblivion.
4ARM’s bloody toil and supercharged attitude is represented across three studio albums, culminating in the critically-acclaimed Submission For Liberty (2012). With the mixing talent of Matt Hyde (Slipknot/Machine Head/Trivium/Kreator), 4ARM’s high-energy hooks, soaring chorus lines, pounding drums and monster riffs would render Submission For Liberty a modern thrash classic, as attested by leading industry media such as Terrorizer Magazine and Metal Hammer Germany.
Despite their brief history, 4ARM’s mark on the world stage is already significant. Driven by rising global demand, recent touring has focused extensively throughout the USA, UK and Europe. On the last trip to the US the band joined forces with Testament and Overkill on the aptly-titled “Dark Roots of Thrash” tour, fulfilling the mission to keep thrash roots alive with a modern direction. The hallowed turf of Donington Park – and the hordes of metal pilgrims it summons – welcomed the group in 2012 for Download Festival, as if to confirm 4ARM’s arrival in the annals of metal history.
4ARM are currently scheduling further international tours for 2013-2014. Writing of a new album, continuing the trajectory of Submission of Liberty and promising to break new ground, is well underway.
Danny Tomb – Vocals and Guitars,
Michael Vafiotis – Drums
Andy Hinterreiter – Bass
James Munro – Lead