Launched in late-2016, Divebomb Records' Masters of Metal series was devised as a new twist on that bygone era when top-shelf metal compilations were in high demand-Metal Blade's longstanding Metal Massacre, New Renaissance's Speed Metal Hell, Roadrunner with Stars on Thrash, or Under One Flag's Speed Kills-all of which provided a great avenue of exposure for both established and up-and-coming artists alike. Rather than highlighting single tracks, however, Divebomb Records compiles complete demos onto these CD-only collections.
Volume 3 offers five fist-raising power thrash anthems from HELLSTORM'S HELL ON EARTH's (Elkin, NC) never-before-released EP-led by Brian "Hellstorm" Williams of October 31 and Final Sign; DEATHINITION's (Bydgoszcz, POL) melodic yet tech-peppered thrash assault via their Art of Manipulation release; two Helloween gone high-octane sagas from SANCTIFYRE's (Eugene, OR) Wasteland Warriors EP; and WEAPONLORD's (Seattle, WA) promising take on memorable, fast-paced, thrash-infused heavy metal through their debut demo.
The 20-page, full-color booklet is emblazoned with unique emblem artwork by Steven Cobb; and despite being a compilation series, every band is fully represented within-displaying the original cover art for each release, as well as lyrics, photographs, etc. Masters of Metal provides yet another means for Divebomb Records to focus their passion for quality in order to champion current metal acts that are out there raging today... as always: for the fans, by the fans!