Its been a while since I have written anything on this site, nearly two months in fact. Sorry about that, everyone; its been a rough few weeks for me. I don’t really want to get into a lot of details because the whole situation is extremely personal but I will say this: depression is a terrible thing. I was at a cross-road. It was either walk away from everything in my life or buckle down, focus and pull myself out of a deadly slump.
Obviously you’re reading this so rather than walk away, I have decided to buckle down and get to work. So what does that mean for Global Thrash Assault? Let me explain.
Global Thrash Assault is expanding.
For three years I covered nothing but thrash metal on this website. Although I have loved nearly every minute of it, I do listen to other genres of metal, mainly death metal and “traditional” metal. As you can imagine running a blog that focuses on nothing but thrash metal requires one to listen to a lot of thrash metal. Although I have loved discovering new and upcoming bands in the thrash metal genre, I have decided to expand Global Thrash Assault to cover death and traditional metal as well. Why? Because the entire purpose of Global Thrash Assault it to share new and exciting bands with people who are equally passionate about the music as I am. Although some of you may be disappointed by this I’m sure there are a fairly large number of you who are as excited about this as as I am. Let me be clear here: you’re still going to get your “Daily Dose Of Thrash” and plenty of great thrash metal content like reviews and interviews but you’re also going to get TRADITIONAL TUESDAYS and SLAUGHTER SATURDAYS. Days dedicated to traditional and death metal respectively. And just like thrash metal you’re going to get plenty of traditional and death metal news, reviews and interviews.
In addition to expanding the content of this website, I’m looking to expand the “staff” of this site as well. Nearly everything you have ever read on this site has been written by me. As you can imagine more content means more work and although I’m up to the task, it sure would be nice to have a little help. Sadly, I can’t offer you any money for your time. I can however provide you everything you need to review albums and give you a platform to share you opinions on bands and other things as long as they’re thrash, traditional and death metal related. I know this offer isn’t too enticing, but it’s all that I have. Hopefully a few of you understand where I’m coming from and will be willing to contribute your time. If not, I understand and Global Thrash Assault will forge ahead.
One last thing before I wrap this whole thing up. In addition to expanding the content and “staff” I’m looking to publish several different press releases every day. In order to do this I need to get in touch with PR companies, promoters and labels or anyone with bands on their roster they’re looking to promote. Even unsigned bands looking to get the word out. If you know any of the previously mentioned, let me know. I’d love to get in touch with them.
So there it is. Global Thrash Assault is expanding. I hope to have everything up and running in the next week or two so keep your eyes peeled!