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Lääz Rockit

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Lääz Rockit is an American thrash metal band. Formed in 1982 in Berkeley, California, Lääz Rockit is considered to be one of the founders of the genre of thrash metal unique to the Bay Area music scene. The band’s new style of metal helped start a huge fan base, with their high energy live performances becoming their signature trademark. Sold out performances in the burgeoning club scene soon gave Lääz Rockit label attention, and the Indie label Target Entertainment inked the band for their debut album in 1984, “City’s Gonna Burn”. Viewed as a classic “blue-print” in the beginning of thrash metal, “City’s Gonna Burn” placed Lääz Rockit into the arena with other powerhouse metal band’s Metallica, Slayer, Testament, Exodus, and Anthrax. A new sound was created by these pioneers that continues to inspire many bands to this day.

Lääz Rockit would release five more full length albums over the next eight years, with 1985’s “No Stranger to Danger”, 1987’s “Know Your Enemy”, 1989’s “Annihilation Principle”, 1991’s “Nothing’$ $acred” and the 1992 live album “Taste Of Rebellion”, securing both fan and critical acclaim worldwide. The band toured throughout North America, Europe, and Japan in this period, raising the bar for metal acts to follow with their unique live performance and rapport with fans at every gig along the way.

The band broke up in 1993, though the members continued their strong bond of friendship outside of music. Their sense of kinship and brotherhood often raised the question of performing together again at some point in time, and in 2005 the perfect opportunity presented itself.

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