Formed in 1981 Anihilated are one of the longest serving thrash bands in the UK. Emerging from Hardcore Punk origins, they began to bring elements of aggressive metal into their sound and by the time the Speedwell sessions was recorded in 1984 the crossover sound was firmly entrenched. The track “Inferno” was chosen as the opening salvo on the then fledgling “Peaceville” record label's first ever release, the Flex disc “Will Evil Win” . A self financed 12” “Path To Destruction” was released a year and a half later, further evidencing the leap into thrash metal territory. It captured something within it's rough sound and simple structure and caused waves in the thrash community over the years, despite its limited vinyl release, PTD became something of a cult classic around the world.

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