Mar 052018

Roxx Records has released a taste of old-school thrash from Join the Dead, a lone track from an album that never happened and a couple of Deliverance cover tracks featuring Michael Phillips on guitars/vocals with Jim Chaffin on drums and Scott Waters on vocals.

Bay Area thrash band Join the Dead was one of the early Christian thrash pioneers and featured Michael Phillips who was in the band Deliverance for their Stay of Execution album and was with The Sacrificed for their album III , which was released by Roxx and Century Records  and received a good bit of critical acclaim.

Before Join the Dead finally disbanded, they did record one last track, “Walking in Darkness” which was to go on their next album, an album that never happened.  The band donated the track to Metal Pulse radio for use in a tribute to Dale Huffman, but otherwise it hasn’t been released until now.  On this ep, it’s combined with two Deliverance cover tracks, one from a Michael Phillips solo album Mirrors Within Mirrors, and the other unreleased until now. Continue reading »

Apr 112016

Bloodgood.2013Southern California are you ready for this? Sacrivox Productions is very excited to bring you the very first So Cal Metal Fest coming to Irvine, California Saturday April 23, 2016. Get ready for a night of great Christian Metal and fellowship! Featuring the long awaited return of Bloodgood (picture) featuring special guest artists Terry Russell (Holy Soldier) on drums and Larry Farkas (Vengeance Rising, Die Happy, Once Dead) on guitars. We are also extremely excited to bring you the worldwide debut performance of Worldview, the brand new super group featuring members of Deliverance, Recon and Sacred Warrior. Also look for the band’s debut full length album entitled “The Chosen Few” out now!  Also joining the bill on our main stage is none other than Northern California thrashers Join The Dead coming down for their first, and only, scheduled Southern California area appearance.  Rounding out our main stage line up for this year’s So Cal Metal Fest is none other than glam metal sensations Chaotic Resemblance and the long awaited return of So Cal area thrashers Wicked’s End.

If that’s not enough for you, on our second stage, in the Acoustic Café, we are excited to bring you the return of REX Recording artists, Tempest (featuring special guest Rex Scott of X-Sinner and GX Project) in their first show in over 25 years. Also on the second stage a special acoustic performance from So Cal metallers In The Midst which rounds out what promises to be one amazing and unforgettable show. This is going to be one great night of metal that you don’t want to miss, and are sure to remember for years to come! Continue reading »

May 282015

JTDCheck out the fan-filmed footage below of Join The Dead performing ‘Out Of Breath’, recorded live this past Saturday at the Hmong Music Festival 2015. The band played an awesome set to a very large crowd! It was an excellent performance!

As previously reported, the band has also been working on hard on brand new material and are currently working on a new bio and three song demo to shop to major labels. In the interim Join The Dead will once again work with indie label Roxx Records to release a limited edition hand numbered 7” single featuring two brand new songs, more info on that coming very soon. Continue reading »

May 192015

JTDJoin The Dead have been very busy! You may think it’s been a little quiet on the Join The Dead front but the band has been very active and busy, tightening up their set, playing live shows opening for national acts and also recording brand new material. Here is a quick update on all things Join The Dead!

For starters and coming right up the band are set to play a very important live show and can use your support. This coming weekend on Saturday May 23, 2015, the band will be playing on the main stage at the Hmong Music Festival in Fresno California. The band has a short set and go on stage at 6pm, come on out and represent, show your support for Join The Dead. For full event details and ticket information please visit their website. Continue reading »

Jun 192012

Roxx Records is very proud to announce their latest signing and this time we are thrashing it up with Northern California based thrash band ‘Join the Dead’.  Join The Dead are the start of what is looking to prove that 2012 will see a resurgence of the thrash scene! Taking lessons from Exodus, Forbidden, Violence and early Metallica, Join The Dead wear their heart (or sound) on their sleeve proudly!

Whether you like your thrash a little old school or you love the sounds of some of the newer era of thrash, thrash fans all over the world will be eating up the bands brand new self titled 4 song EP. Join The Dead features Michael Phillips (Deliverance, The Sacrificed, Fasedown) Paul White (Decadence) and Tim Kronyak (Deliverance) moshing it up on their debut release! Continue reading »