For decades, UK thrash metal has been the most underrated and overlooked member of the metal family. Criminally ignored, and considered secondary to its American, German and Brazilian equivalents, the genre has nevertheless continued to survive and thrive, rising from the ashes on more than one occasion. There can be no denying that the UK’s thrash scene has generated a wealth of amazing music, often in the face of adversity and apathy, and Contract In Blood tells the whole story - warts 'n' all. From humble DIY beginnings in backstreet pubs to misrepresentation in the music press and being misunderstood by major labels on the world stage and beyond...
Extensive 5CD box set exploring the history of Thrash Metal in the UK – curated by author and scene chronicler Ian Glasper.
From legends such as Venom, Onslaught, Sabbat and Acid Reign to lesser-known, cult artists.
83 tracks across 5CD + 40pp booklet, including rare demo and live recordings and previously unseen photographs.