Bay Area thrash legends, Trauma, who once featured Cliff Burton in their ranks. is set to physically release their album on 17th August in UK.
“…As The World Dies, an album that easily surpasses both of their previous efforts on every level… while still remaining true to form. This album is by far Trauma’s best record to date… – Culture Shock Media
Bay Area thrash legends, TRAUMA, unveil the official lyric video for The Rage, created by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art. Watch the video here:
The Rage is the opening track on Trauma’s new album titled, “As the World Dies”, released via The Orchard/Sony. Upon release, the album was #3 most added at NACC Loud Rock, is rapidly climbing the metal charts, and is featured on Spotify’s Heavy Metal Playlist.
Trauma formed in 1981 in the San Francisco Bay Area. It currently consists of members Donny Hillier (vocals), longtime Trauma drummer Kris Gustofson, guitarist Joe Fraulob (former member of Danzig), guitarist Steve Robello (former member of Dublin Death Patrol) and bassist Greg Christian, founding member of Testament. The band is known for its association with Cliff Burton, the original bassist of Metallica, who founded Trauma before joining Metallica in 1982.
As the World Dies track listing
1. The Rage.
2. From here To Hell
3. As The World Dies
4. Gun To Your Head.
5. Last Rites
6. Run For Cover
9. Cool Aid
Trauma is highly revered by those in the know as an important evolutionary entity in the intersection of traditional heavy metal, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, and the more melodically minded classic rock influenced bands on the Sunset Strip. This is the band responsible for the much sought after classic ‘80s album, Scratch And Scream, featuring killer cuts like “The Day All Hell Broke Loose” and “Lay Low.”
Trauma have now returned and their current line up is co-founder/vocalist Donny Hillier and drummer Kris Gustofson, along with guitarist Joe Fraulob (formerly Danzig), Steve Robello (guitarist in Dublin Death Patrol, the Bay Area supergroup formed by the singers of Exodus and Testament) and Bassist Greg Christian a founding member of Testament.