Finnish Thrash Metal Masters
Announce UK Tour Dates!
Following the re-release of their iconic 1989-debut album, “Attack Against Gnomes” (reissued in January 2023 via Massacre Records), Finnish thrash metal titans PRESTIGE have announced a series of UK summer dates. They will mark the band’s first live appearances in the UK ever!
Says Jan Yrlund, guitarist of PRESTIGE:
“Finally, after some 35 years of Prestige, we are coming to the UK. Needless to say we are thrilled about the tour and hope to see as many friends on the road as possible. People who are into no-nonsense old school thrash metal should check out the shows in Norwich, Bristol, Ipswich or London. We are teaming up with promoters and bands who do this for the sake of metal, for the fans. As it used to be and as it should be. Thank you for the support!”
Make sure to catch PRESTIGE live at the following dates:
PRESTIGE were barely out of their teenager years, yet fully aware of the problems in the society and the world around them when they started making music in 1987. Often the band took a humoristic approach to song lyrics, but if you dig deeper, there is always a message hidden in there. A song like “This World”, for example, is as relevant today as it was 35 years ago.
Their music was fast and aggressive, and PRESTIGE was the third thrash band to release a full-length album in Finland. The years 1988 and 1989 witnessed a real breakthrough of thrash metal in Finland, and PRESTIGE was right in the middle of it, ending up playing all over the country and hitting the charts.
The band’s iconic debut album, “Attack Against Gnomes”, that has been reissued via Massacre Records earlier this year, was produced and recorded by renowned producer TT Oksala and was mixed at the legendary Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. The album recordings took seven days. As bonus, the CD Digipak edition of the “Attack Against Gnomes” reissue includes the 1988 demo “GODS” which actually led the band to a record deal in first place. It was recorded with an eight-track recorder in just a few hours at Emma Studio, yet the band obviously knew what they were doing. On the demo you can hear the band raw and unpolished, yet full of devotion to their music and lifestyle
Order the album HERE!