Texas thrash band Messengers pulled no punches this year when they charged onto the Dallas heavy music scene. In the band’s own words they “just want to be heard,” and playing music in the vein of Crowbar, Pantera, and Agnostic Front will get the job done.
Messengers’ hometown, Dallas is known for producing heavy music from the likes Pantera, so it’s not unusual that a hardcore band from “The City of Hate” could cross over so seamlessly. Childhood friends Noah, TK, Andy, and brothers Chad and Chance have set in motion an unstoppable sound. High energy, fast-paced, driving tracks dominate Anthems, the band’s first EP, and spot-on gang vocals punctuate the songs with uncompromising strength. Messengers are stalwart supporters of the thrash sounds of yesteryear, but to call Messengers’ sound a throwback is to not realize the full potential of the second coming of 80s and 90s hardcore and thrash.
Anthems will be released on Strike First Records November 9, 2010. Vocalist Chad Paramore had this to say: Signing to Strike First really is a dream come true. We have followed Facedown for years and years and it became a huge motivation to us. We have seen the bands that shine on Strike First be pushed up to Facedown, so even having this stepping stone makes us that much closer to being a part of the Facedown Family. We already feel like we are part of the family. The whole team has treated us with the up most respect and we could not ask for anything more.