Pics by Mathieu Bredeau
LA-based thrash metal veterans Viking are currently pillaging through the east coast and midwest on an almost two-week-long crusade beside Virginia power thrashers Possessor. The outing stormed Saint Vitus this past Saturday evening (4/18) for a Signature Riff-sponsored heroic assault upon the Brooklyn rock joint with help from openers Attacker and Iron Force. Fresh new photos from Viking‘s set are in this post.
The ongoing tour [remaining dates] comes on the heels of the release of Viking‘s third studio album, No Child Left Behind, which dropped last month and marks the band’s first studio full-length album in 26 years (since 1989’s Man of Straw), and their first release with Justin Zych (Valhalla) on guitar and Mike Gonzalez (Dark Angel) on bass. Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Testament) recorded drums on the new LP, though Matt Jordan (ex-Tracer) performs live with the band.
Gallery continues below…