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Welcome Back: Hirax

Veteran speed metal squad Hirax make first ever UK trip this spring.

Coming out of California in the early 80s, Hirax were one of the first bands to emerge from the thrash scene, making their name with two storming albums, Raging Violence and Hate, Fear And Power. Splitting at the end of that decade, they made a triumphant return some 10 years later and have remained active ever since. Now they’re (finally!) set to play the UK, with a string of dates, including a UK debut at Hard Rock Hell United.

“It’s about time,” laughs vocalist and founding member Katon W. De Pena, “we should have been there in 1984! We have a big UK fanbase, and even released our first record on a British label – the first thing Earache Records ever released was a flexi disc we were on! UK fans have been writing to us since the moment this tour was announced so I can’t wait. It’ll be like a home-coming because people have been waiting for three decades now.” 

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