Puerto Rican thrashing outfit Calamity originally started off as a Metallicacover band under the moniker Silent Scream in 2009 and soon after having own materials, they decided to continue under the name of Hush. Hush had their first gig on the local scene in 2010. After opening for Skeletonwitch in Puerto Rico, the band decided to adapt a full thrash metal style, rooted in the sonic aesthetics of both old school overlords and modern revival acts. In 2014, months before releasing their first EP, Let em’ burn, Hush changed their name to Calamity to have a better representation of their newly converted musical route.
The band released their first full length, Imminent Disaster, on December 18th of 2015, which was accompanied by their first US tour from December 2015 to January 2016. This album and the next single, End of the Road, led Calamity the way to be featured on the local TV and later in Puerto Rico’s #1 radio station “La Mega”. The same year saw their second US Tour, “Northern Disaster”, and a supporting performance at Nervosa’s 2016 show in Puerto Rico. In 2018, Calamity played at Illinoi’s Open-Air Festival Full Terror Assault.
Calamity is currently on the way to release their sophomore album, Kairos, in 2019. As the first excerpt of the album, they have released the video of the first single The Truth. This track, infested with a blizzard of whistle-stop solos and relentless riffs, is available on all digital platforms.
“The Truth” Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The band comments: “The Truth is the best appetizer we can offer before releasing our upcoming album, Kairos. This album is the total meaning of what Calamity represent as a band and The Truth has the perfect attitude to introduce all the surprises we will include in Kairos.”
Zoheb / Qabar – Extreme Music PR