Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

Merry (early) Christmas, Metalheads! Damn, do I have a gift for you, as usual with most any Riot’s Revelation segments. How does an Asher Media Relations-provided Sampler sound, with over 50 tracks and a running time of four hours? Sounds pretty good, eh?

What if I told you that sampler, titled ‘Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7′, was bestowed upon you as a free gift? As if all of that was not already enough to convince you, I listed the bands contained therein. Bands representing the absolute best in all styles, from black and death metal to thrash, from metalcore to hard rock, and everything else in between!

Well, that would be awesome, but I’ll be damned if I am taking the time to name every one of them, but here are some of the standouts:

Abandoned Souls, All Else Fails, Buried Realm, Centuries Of Decay, Dark Avenger, Empty Threat, The Great Russian Empire, Howling Giant, Mutank, Nervcast, Pile Of Priests, Sonic Prophecy, Striker, Vvon Dogma I, Warcall, and Zealot’s Desire, for starters.

In closing, publicist Jon Asher of Asher Media Relations commented this for you, the fans, saying:

“I’ve been putting together this compilation for the last six years to promote the bands I love working with. I believe they need to be heard and discovered by those who are not yet familiar with them. This holiday sampler is my gift to the head banging community to enjoy and celebrate all that is heavy. \m/\m/”

Now the rest is up to you. You can either go here and directly download the sampler, or check out the Bandcamp stream below. Enjoy!

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