“Ventor” is also a tattoo artist and has his own studio in Essen. He is one of the most famous drummers in the scene and gives an insight into the founding of the band Kreator and his very personal Thrash […]
Martin Sosna (TSB Festival / Merchandise Service)
Martin lives in Gelsenkirchen and is the organizer of the Thrash-Speed-Burn series, looks after bands through the merchandise service and is also firmly anchored in the scene.
Kai (Moshpit Passion)
Kai is an enthusiastic Thrash Metal fan and has seen quite a few bands from the genre as part of Thrash Whiplash. He has his own magazine “Moshpit Passion”.
The Ruhrpottj guys around Erazor play Black-Thrash-Metal and have influenced their style by elements of Dissection. Fredi has been an integral part of the scene for years.
Anton is an enthusiastic Thrash Metal fan and has accompanied several concerts by German bands as well as numerous gigs on the Slayer farewell tour.
Thomas (Glory and Fame Music)
Thomas “Cooper” Kubitz is an avid Thrash Metal fan and has set up his own label with Glory and Fame Music. He knows the scene in and around Kassel.
Philip (Teutonic Slaughter)
The Ruhrpott boys around Teutonic Slaughter play classic old-school Thrash Metal and live in Gladbeck. Singer Philip is in touch with the Ruhrpott Thrash Metal scene.
Leo Schacht (Space Chaser)
Guitarist Leo of the Thrash Metal band Space Chaser, from Berlin, informs us about the development of the project and about his experiences with the Thrash Metal scene in Berlin.
Harris Johns (Music Lab Berlin)
Harris Johns is still one of the most important producers inside the country for many of the German Thrash Metal bands. Legendary milestones like Pleasure to Kill, Agent Orange, Raging Steel, Possessed by Fire and The Morning After were created […]
Dirk Heiländer (Fatal Embrace)
The thrash metal veterans of Fatal Embrace from Berlin have been making old-school thrash metal that hits in the face since the beginning of the 90s. Singer Dirk experienced the scene in Berlin like no one else.
Nico Tautz (Fan)
Nico has been an enthusiastic Thrash Metal fan since the 90s. His heroes have been Slayer, Sodom and Kreator since childhood.
Jörg Müller (Ftwtpc Records)
Jörg has his own record label and today he looks after some of the young bands from the Thrash Metal sector that appear in the movie.
Thorsten Kotzan (Timewarp Records)
The record store in Gelsenkirchen-Horst has only been around since 2020. Owner Thorsten has created a local hero box with great attention to detail and is a Thrash Metal fan himself.
Frank “Blackfire” Gosdzik (Sodom)
In the 80s Frank Blackfire was first part of Sodom. Later, he played with Kreator. His guitar play had an influence on the records Agent Orange and Coma of Souls, among others. Since 2018, he is back at Sodom
Tom Tschernig (EXA)
Tom founded the Berlin band EXA, who have been doing modern Thrash Metal for several years now and who are making the scene take notice with their first album.
Dirk Tschernig (EXA-Management)
Dirk experienced the Thrash Metal scene in the GDR in Chemnitz and today supports his son’s band in terms of management and technology.
Marcus Marth (Postmortem / Brutz & Brakel)
Marcus plays in the band Postmortem, which is based on Thrash / Death Metal. At the same time he organizes his own festival in Berlin and is the owner of the trendy pub Brutz & Brakel.
Peter Schulz (Protector / Death Attack / Inzest)
Peter was part of the Wolfsburg band Protector and played parallel and afterwards in Death Attack and Inzest. In the movie he tells us about his experiences with the scene.
Hansi Müller (Protector)
The Wolfsburg-based band Protector was founded in the mid-80s and played many concerts with Kreator, Sodom, Destruction and Co. Their sound was always very rough and sometimes turned into death / black metal.
Jerome “Jerry” Düren (Reactory)
Jerome plays guitar for the Berlin thrash metal band Reactory. The guys have been doing solid Thrash Metal for many years and have already had some sweaty gigs behind them.
Hans “Hazardo” Hornung (Reactory)
We met with Hans at SO36 and talked about the Berlin thrash metal scene and his band Reactory, who have been playing solid thrash metal for several years.
Chris “Keksgrinder” Carl (FirstAid)
FirstAid have been doing solid old-school thrash metal for many years and come from Berlin. Chris knows the scene in the capital very well and reports about his experiences in the movie.
Ölaf Korth-Streit (Fan)
Ölaf grew up in the north of the country and has seen the GDR scene, including the record mafia, up close. After the reunion he ended up in Hamburg and is still a big Thrash Metal fan today.
Volker Bärschneider (Maniac Aliens)
Volker is an enthusiastic Tankard fan and has been in charge of the Tankard fan club “Maniac Aliens” based in Berlin since 2004. He gives us an insight into the work of the fan club and its numerous stories with […]
Maik Ribbe (Nalar / Pestbaracke)
Maik is himself the organizer of the Pestbarascke in Eisenhüttenstadt and knows the Berlin scene very well. He plays in the band Nalar and is a thrash / death metal fan.
Aias (Age of Arcadia)
Greek mythology and culture meet Thrash Metal with the Berlin guys from Age of Arcadia. 114 / 5000 Übersetzungsergebnisse Aias lives in Berlin today and tells us in Total Thrash about his experiences with Thrash Metal in Germany.
Bauke de Groot (Swell Creek & Violent Creek Records)
In addition to his work at AFM Records, Bauke has two labels dedicated to harder music based in Hamburg. Today he looks after many of the German up-and-coming bands from the hardcore and thrash metal sector under the banner.
John Turner (Fadead)
The Berlin thrash metal band, founded in 2020, is currently recording its first disc. Guitarist John is a thrash metal fan himself and tells us about his experiences in the film
Phil McGuire (Battlecreek)
Battlecreek from the Munich area have been doing old-school thrash metal since 2004. Drummer Phil gives us an insight into the German BAY area scene in the film.
Hartl Grill (Fan & Editor)
Hartl Grill is an enthusiastic Thrash Metal fan and has seen the Thrash Metal scene around Landshut and Munich. Today he writes for Rock It! Magazine und hat hier auch schon einige Thrash Metal Bands begleitet.
Marcel Schuster (Metalclub Reichenbach)
Marcel is a thoroughly thrash metal fan and is also close friends with the Reichenbach metal club. He tells us about his experiences over the years.
Thomas Zierhold (Fan)
The Metalclub Reichenbach exists since 1982. 99 / 5000 Übersetzungsergebnisse “Z” tells us about his experiences with German Thrash Metal before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Thomas Müller (Metalclub Reichenbach)
The metal club in Reichenbach Vogtland exists since 1982. “Thomsen” was already a thrash metal fan in the GDR and has some concert and festival experiences that he can report about in the movie
Michael Burkhardt & Jan Singer (Metalclub Reichenbach)
The metal club in Reichenbach Vogtland exists since 1982. While “Burgi” coordinates as head of the club, “Grützer” takes care of the booking. In the movie, the two tell us which Thrash Metal bands have already played at the Chronical […]
Oliver Hippauf (MacBeth)
MacBeth from Erfurt is still one of the most influential Thrash Metal bands from the former GDR. Singer Olli also played for the boys from Moshquito for a while and then came back to MacBeth.
Ralf Klein (MacBeth)
MacBeth from Erfurt is still one of the most influential Thrash Metal bands from the former GDR. Ralf tells us the emotional story before and after the fall of the Wall.
Marc Doblinger (Mortal Infinity)
Marc plays with the Bavarian thrash metal band Mortal Infinity, which was founded in 2009 and musically also integrates parts from groove and death metal.
Wolfgang Mischer (Fan)
Wolfgang comes from Austria and is an avid Thrash Metal fan and has attended more than 1000 concerts. His favorite bands include Sodom and Kreator.
Alexandra brought many international Thrash Metal acts to Germany by promotions in the 80s and 90s, accompanied the start of Roadrunner and has now her own PR agency in Munich.
Coralie Baier (Antipeewee)
Thrash metal meets science fiction and horror literature under the Howard Phillips Lovecraft banner – Coralie only joined the band later and now plays guitar.
Tom (Hateful Agony)
The band from Bavaria, founded in 1997, plays death thrash metal. In an interview with Total Thrash, drummer Tom sat across from us and told us details about the band and the Munich scene.
Alexander “Schotti” Schott (Antipeewee)
Schotti plays bass in the Bavarian up-and-coming band around Antipeewee. This is where Thrash Metalt meets science fiction and horror literature under the Howard Phillips Lovecraft banner.
Fabian Engelniederhammer (Krug)
“Pubr” is a thrash metal fan and also plays in the heavy thrash band around Krug, which was founded in 2016.
Philipp “PeeWee” Schnepka (Antipeewee)
Thrash metal meets science fiction and horror literature under the Howard Phillips Lovecraft banner – the band from Bavaria belongs to the new generation of Thrash Metal.
Thrash Speed Burn Festival
The Thrash Speed Burn Festival is one of the hottest addresses for fast and hard Thrash Metal in the Ruhr area. As part of Total Thrash, we accompanied the guys from Bonded in Oberhausen.
35 years Darkness
At this anniversary gig of Darkness you felt like you were back in the 80s. A journey through time through the history of the band that we accompanied for the film Total Thrash.
Thrash over Walsrode
The little underground festival around the guys from Ravager clearly showed what a modern Thrash Metal party should look like. We accompanied the guys from Ravager for Total Thrash this evening.
PartySan Open Air
At PartySan Open Air 2019 we accompanied the guys from Traitor as well as parts of the festival and collected impressions for Total Thrash
Lorenz Kandolf (Traitor)
Traitor are among the most interesting Thrash Metal bands of modern times and have made a name for themselves in the meantime. Bassist Lorenz gives us an insight into the band, which we often accompany LIVE in the movie
Steffen Gruß (Fan)
Steffen is an enthusiastic metal fan and follows the scene by concerts and records. He gives a view on the scene as a fan.
Tobias Hoppe (Fan)
Tobias is an enthusiastic metal fan, had his own Thrash Metal band and follows the scene via concerts and records. He gives us a view on the scene as a fan.
Marius Mende (Fan)
Marius is an enthusiastic metal fan and also follows the Thrash Metal scene with records and concerts. He gives us a view on the scene as a fan.
Julian Dietz (Fan)
Julian is an enthusiastic metal fan and has been following the Thrash Metal scene since he was 11 years old. He gives us a view on the scene as a fan.
Björn von Oettingen (SPV)
The SPV promotion manager is also a Thrash Metal fan and has seen and partially accompanied developments in the past. Today he leads, among other things, the promotion of Iron Maiden in Germany and gives us an insight into the […]
Burkhard Schmitt (Hate Squad)
In the 90s, Hatesquad was a real Thrash Metal board with a modern approaches. They toured with greats like Grip Inc., Kreator and co. Today, Burkhard is owner of a label and an online TV and radio station.
Guido (Donots) & Chaco (Keitzer)
Guido von den Donots has been an enthusiastic Thrash Metal fan since the 80s, just like Chaco from the band Keitzer. In the movie, both report on the scene in Münster and on their experiences as a band and fans.
Marius Wegener (Smorrah)
Mining meets horror – Marius from the death thrash band SMORRAH from Gelsenkirchen gives an insight into the modern era around Gelsenkirchen at the Zeche Consolidation.
Marius Ickert (Despair / Destroy Them)
Marius plays bass with Destroy Them and Despair and in the film gives an insight into Thrash Metal and the role of bands in modern times.
Hendrik Tuschmann (Destroy Them)
“Tuschi” sings at Destroy Them and in the film gives an insight into Thrash Metal and the role of bands in modern times.
Matthias August (Exumer)
In addition to his work at Exumer on drums, Matthias is also worldwide active as a drum tech for bands like Kreator, Sodom or Destruction.
Roland Fahrenkrog (Fan)
Roland is an enthusiastic metal fan and has been following the thrash metal scene in the Ruhr area since the 80s. In the film he informs us about his connection to Holland and the Ruhr area.
Holger Stratmann (Rock Hard)
Holger brought the Rock Hard Magazine to life in the early 80s and in Total Thrash he gives us access to the Dortmund Thrash Metal scene and the Rock Hard Festival, which has been taking place since 2003.
Dirk “Lemmy” Weihrauch (Fan)
“Lemmy” is a huge thrash and death metal fan and has a gigantic collection. In the movie he informs us about fan culture, his connection to Sodom and gives an insight into his life.
Jörg E. “Mafia” Gerlach (Metalclub Reichenbach)
The metal club in Reichenbach Vogtland exists since 1982. “Mafia” is the oldest still active club member and explains us in the movie how the club came into being and the stories before the reunion.
Abo experienced and followed the Thrash Metal scene in East Germany and wrote numerous columns about it. In the movie, he explains the development up to the present day with a focus on the Leipzig and Annaberg-Buchholz area.
Flocke (Metalclub Velbert)
Flocke is also one of the guys from the Velbert Metal Club and has accompanied Kreator and Sodom behind the scenes. Today he is in charge of the Rock Hard Festival.
Marco Thimian (Fan)
We met long-time thrash metal fan Marco Thimian for an interview in the historical Bunkermuseum Datteln, north of Dortmund. In addition to a lot of Thrash Metal, he gave an insight into mining and the history of the bunker.
Maddin Schachtvier (Fan)
Many organizers and bands know Maddin Schachtvier. Inside his Metal Mausoleum in Oberhausen we talked to him about his numerous Thrash Metal collectibles, the former Heidedorf and about covers and drawings that he has already created for fans, bands and […]
Tamara Frankenberger and Willi Overbeck were among the initiators of what was then the “Zeche Carl” in Essen.
René Thomsen (BRS)
René is the owener of a large backline company based in Hanover and he has accompanied the guys from Kreator for a while. He explains the work of a backline company regarding the collaboration with bands and festivals in Germany.
Wolf Reinisch (Mechanix)
Wolf is the band leader of the Nuremberg thrash metal troupegroup Mechanix and has seen the scene in and around Nuremberg since the 80s. In addition he is a fan and concert visitor and presents his review in the film.
Lenny Bruce (Dust Bolt)
Lenny leads one of the most successfull Thrash Metal bands in modern times Serveral albums were released by Dust Bolt and live, they are an institution.
Buffo Schnädelbach (Tankard)
The manager of the Frankfurter guys from Tankard has been an integral part of the band since the beginning of the 80s and has followed developments over decades.
Hannes Schmidt (Idiots Records)
The owner of Idiots Records in Dortmund was the contact point for numerous fans to get new records in the 80s. Even today, the shop is still very popular and an important part of the scene.
Axel Hermann (Künstler)
The Dortmund artist has also drawn some covers for Thrash Metal bands (including bands like Despair, Liar and Sodom) and talks about these processes during the movie.
Rochus Pfaff (Odium)
Odium are one of the Frankfurt veterans in Thrash Metal. They have been active since the 80s and play classic Thrash Metal.
Leif Jensen (Dew-Scented)
Leif caught the NEO-Thrash around his band Dew-Scented, founded in the 90s, originally grew up in South America and followed the trends intensively. Today he works in artist management and as a product manager for labels.
Till Burgwächter (Metal Hammer)
Book author and metal hammer writer Till has written several columns and is also an enthusiastic Thrash Metal fan since the very beginning. He knows the scene in and around Braunschweig.
Christian Weinrich (TCM Records)
Charming Man Records is a modern label located in Münster. Especially modern bands find a place here. The next generation of Thrash Metal is also represented with Space Chaser and Antipeewee.
Stefan Matuschek (Art Worx)
Stefan started Art Worx Merchandising in Dortmund and is now in charge of one of the largest shirt and merch productions for the heavy metal world in Germany.
Anja Rinne (Art Worx)
Anja has already accompanied the Thrash Metal scene around Essen as a teenager, then she was at Century Media and now works in sales at Art Worx.
Ingo & Jürgen (Assassin)
The band Assassin has its roots in Düsseldorf in the 80s, but has been playing classic Thrash Metal with NEO Thrash / Crossover and Hardcore approaches since it was founded in 2002.
Nord Open Air
The Nord Open Air takes place in Essen annually, on Viehofer Platz free of charge. In 2019, Sodom was the headliner there and the festival also serves as an interview point for thrash metal fans from all over the world […]
In 2020 there was a Thrash Metal night on the Friday before the Festival Saturday. Among others, Eradicator and Surgical Strike were there.
Metal Melts the Ice
Frank Lau is the organizer of the Metal Melts the Ice Festival which took place for the first time at the end of November 2019 with Exumer and Pripjat, among others.
Dennis Rusnjak (Wulfpäck)
The 4 guys from Coburg play modern Thrash Metal and singer Dennis spoke with uns about the Thrash Metal scene in Franconia and about the band life.
Dominik Rothe (Taskforce Toxicator)
Taskforce Toxicator located in Münster have just released their second EP and plan their first album. Musically their direction is old school thrash metal.
Jens Albert (Surgical Strike)
rgical Strike from Hanover has been around for a few years, they only really take off after their last long player. They stand for old school thrash metal and show it on stage too.
Max Seipke (Tormentor)
The band Tormentor, located in Guben, plays Thrash Metal from the Pleasure to Kill brand their style of music is clearly based on the first albums of their role models. Singer Max talks about the scene around Cottbus.
Jan-Peter & Sebastian (Eradicator)
Eradicator from the Sauerland have already released 4 albums and founded in 2004. The brothers play melodic Thrash Metal and talk about their experiences during the interview
Heiko Musolf (Rezet)
Heiko is the guitarist of the Schleswig thrash combo Rezet and gives us an insight into the tour with Destruction through Europe in the film.
Marcel Lehr (Ravager)
Ravager from Walsrode (north of Germany) are one of the most important up coming bands with their old-school Thrash Metal.
Eugen Lyubavskyy (Pripjat)
The Cologne thrash metal band Pripjat impresses with musical skills and sweaty LIVE gigs. Old school thrash metal with modern elements are on the program.
Kirill Gromada (Pripjat)
The Cologne thrash metal band Pripjat impresses with musical skills and sweaty LIVE gigs. Old school thrash metal with modern elements are on the program.
Björn Gosses (The Very End /Harkon)
Björn started with the Very End in the Thrash Metal sector. He now draws CD covers, has his own art exhibition and a new Thrash Metal project with the band Harkon.
Dennis Baron (Final Depravity)
Dennis is the singer of Final Depravity, an enthusiastic Thrash Metal fan and is currently experiencing the new era of Thrash Metal, both, musically and as a fan.
Jerome Reil (Destroy Them)
The band Destroy Them around the son of Jürgen Reil – Jerome Reil – is still very new and has just released the first EP under the banner “Use Hate”.
Siegfried Rudzynski (Space Chaser)
Die Space Chaser are influenced by Anthrax, Megadeth und Slayer beeinflusst – paired with science fiction topics one stands for Thrash Metal from Berlin.
Frank Kestenbus (Greenhell Records)
The owner of Green Hell Records has been running a record shop in Münster for many years. We meet Frank at the warehouse for the film and shoot an excerpt there with him and his collection.
Markus Koch (Black Heaven Shop)
The owner of the Black Heaven Shop grew up in Balingen and moved moved to Münster later to open his skater shop. The interview is specifically about the developed of a Sodom skateboard and the story behind it.
Ricky Wagner (Rezet)
The thrash band Rezet is partly active alone in the far north and play modernized thrash metal with old school influence. In an interview, singer Ricky talks about the development of the band he founded in 2009.
Britta Görtz (Cripper)
Britta is one of the few female singers in thrash metal around the Hanover region with the metal club 666 and the former thrash metal band Cripper.
Waldemar Sorychta (Produzent)
In the 90s, after the joint founding of Century Media in the late 80s, producer Waldemar started the Grip Inc. projects with Dave Lombardo. and Voodoocult started and experienced the experimental influences on Thrash Metal.
Bernd Kost (Sodom / Bonded)
“Bernemann” was born in Dortmund and has seen the Thrash Metal scene there from childhood. He was part of Sodom for a long time and has his own band Bonded since 2019.
Markus Freiwald (Sodom / Bonded)
“Makka” was born in Dortmund and has seen the Thrash Metal scene there from childhood. He was part of Sodom for a long time and also works for Century Media. Since 2019 he has his own Band “Bonded”
Sabina Classen (Holy Moses)
As the front woman of the band Holy Moses, Sabina slipped into the band one day and has been an integral part of it since then. Her extraordinary singing shaped the band and made them pioneers of German Thrash Metal […]
Stefan Hüskens (Sodom)
Started as a roadie at Disaster, “Husky”, a native of Koblenz, had seen the scene there and then discovered the drums for himself. He later joined the booking agency Continental Records and was part of Sodom for 2 years.