Bonus MP3: Warbeast -- "Stalker"

Today is the release date for Krush The Enemy, the debut CD from a new thrash band featuring some old Dallas metal pros.

In case you haven't read my review yet, Warbeast features singer Bruce Corbitt, best known from his days in the legendary Rigor Mortis, as well as Gammacide's Scott Shelby, Rick Perry and Alan Bovee.

The band formed in 2006 as Texas Metal Alliance, with members of Rotting Corpse and Hammer Witch, as a means to play songs from band members' previous projects. Eventually, though, the group started writing original material. Their demos then caught the ear of former Pantera singer Phil Anselmo, who signed the band to his Housecore Records label.

Check out the video above for "Scorched Earth Policy," then, after the jump and courtesy of the band and the label, download "Stalker" to hear what grabbed his attention.

Bonus mp3:

Warbeast -- "Stalker"

Warbeast -- "Stalker"

The ferocious energy evident in Corbitt's impassioned vocals, the classic thrash riffing and the pummeling rhythm section all make it clear this is far more than the hobby band of some old-timers trying to relive their glory days.

You'll have to wait until June 19 to catch them in Dallas, when they'll play at Skillman Street Bar. But the band plays next weekend--Saturday, May 8--at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth to celebrate the disc's release. And we heard that its producer might be showing up...