(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor, RiffRelevant.com)
Bay Area metal legends Trauma are making a brand new song, ‘The Rage‘, available for streaming via Soundcloud today.
The song was produced by guitarist Joe Fraulob and will be included on the band’s eventual third studio album release. The as yet untitled record will follow the iconic act’s classic ’80s album, ‘Scratch And Scream’ and its 2015 follow-up, ‘Rapture And Wrath’. The band’s news does not end there…
Trauma has also announced the addition of Bay Area bass legend Greg Christian (Trinity Fallen/ex-Testament) to the band’s lineup.
“Trauma is thrilled to welcome Greg Christian to our band,” says the band in a statement. “His creative bass guitar work completes our music.”
“Having grown up in the Bay Area thrash scene, it’s a huge honor for me to play in Trauma,” adds Greg Christian. “After all, this was Cliff Burton’s (R.I.P.) band. Respect! Style-wise, for me, it’s a perfect fit and feels like I’m finally exactly where I’m supposed to be.“
In addition to the new inclusion of Greg Christian, Trauma co-founder/vocalist Donny Hillier and longtime Trauma drummer Kris Gustofson put together a monstrous lineup of amazing players. Guitarist Joe Fraulob is a former member of hard rockers Danzig and Deconstruct. Steve Robello played guitar in Dublin Death Patrol – the Bay Area supergroup formed by the singers of Exodus and Testament – and was also formerly with the group Heist.
Stay tuned for more news on Trauma‘s new album, coming soon.
Donny Hillier – Vocals
Steve Robello – Guitar
Joe Fraulob – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass
Kris Gustofson – Drums