Insanity Alert Party with Iron Maiden on New Single “Beer in the Park”

“Maddening and powerful thrash from guys who understand the sound and culture” – Metal Injection

“Energetic, lighthearted fun” – Distorted Sound

Insanity Alert are nothing but a good time. The veteran mosh manics just cracked open a fresh case of crossover thrash last week with the release of Moshemian Thrashody. Today, they’re celebrating their new EP by taking Iron Maiden on a fast and frothy spin through the park. 

Watch the video for “Beer in the Park”

Moshemian Thrashody is out now on Season of Mist.

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After almost 15 years, Insanity Alert still go to comically absurd lengths for a good buzz. The latest video from Moshemian Thrashody finds these Austrian pit monsters burning rubber from Las Vegas and the Great Wall of China all the way to the fiery pits of Mordor in search of an ice-cold brewski.

“Beer in the Park” overflows with the band’s slapstick humor. Despite suffering a mild heart attack, Slap Master Puke manages to keep the bass lines chunky and grooving. “I have a giant thirst / I just can’t help myself” Heavy Kevy sneers before The Dave of Death launches headfirst into a gold and frothy guitar solo that’ll bring metalheads back to their glory days.      

If there’s anything on this Earth that Insanity Alert crave more than a 666-pack, it’s crossover thrash. The band wasted no time worshipping Iron Maiden on their very first full-length with a mosh-brained rendition of  “Run to the Hills”. This time around, they’re shredding through “Fear of the Dark”, which nabbed the NWOBHM trailblazers their first GRAMMY nod back in 1994.

“Beer in the Park” is all in good fun, but Insanity Alert know how to honor the classics. Don Melanzani pushes the pace with a chugging D-beat. Even after several dozen waterfalls, there’s no cooling down The Inphiltrator’s enthusiasm for heavy downpicked riffs. 

“We think of our renditions as tributes to the greatness of the original songs”, Insanity Alert says. “Mixing their greatness with our blend of speed, fun, brutality and weirdness just feels right”.

Video credits

The video for “Beer in the Park” was produced, filmed and edited by Max ‘Mugs’ Raggl in Innsbruck, Austria during April 2024 (

Concept created by Insanity Alert.
Music written by Steve Harris.
Rearranged / deranged by Insanity Alert & Matthias Mayr.
Lyrics by Heavy Kevy.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Andy Reinhardt at Subsound Station, Telfs, Austria.
Produced by Matthias Mayr & Insanity Alert Artwork by James Callahan / Barf Comics.
Only livers were harmed during the making of this video.

There’s only one way to welcome a new album from Insanity Alert: a summerlong tour! Crack open some beers, roll up a spliff and prepare to meet the wall of death when the band debut Moshemian Thrashody at some of Europe’s biggest and heaviest festivals. 

Moshemian Thrashody Tour 2024

May 31 – Innsbruck, AT @ Treibhaus *Hometown Release Party* [TICKETS]
June 21 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell [TICKETS]
July 5 – Besancon, FR @ Les Passagers Du Zinc [TICKETS]
July 6 – Notre-Dame-d’Oé , FR @ Riip Fest 8 [TICKETS]
July 20 – Bertingen, DE @ Rock Unter Den Eichen [TICKETS]
August 17 – Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze Open Air [TICKETS]
August 19 – Brescia, Italy @ Festa di Radio Ondo D’urto [TICKETS]
August 31 – Bruck an der Mur, AT @ Daaark Fest
September 6 – Hüttikon, CH @ Meh Suff! Metal Festival [TICKETS]
October 18 – Sélestat, FR @ Rock Your Brain Fest 2024 [TICKETS]
October 19 – Paris, FR @ Glazart [TICKETS]
November 1 – Manchester, UK @ A Night of Salvation (Damnation Festival) BEC Arena [TICKETS]

More praise for Insanity Alert

“Heavy, fast, old-school and right in your face” – Grimm Gent

“They make quite a noise…combining retro thrash with their own boozy brand of skateboarding-crossover thrash which hits at such a speed that by the time you’ve slapped the disc on you’re already getting back off your arse to play it again” – Metal Forces

Track-list1. Welcome To The Moshpit (2:17)
2. Beer In The Park (4:24) [WATCH]
3. Beerless Fiesta (2:10) [WATCH]
4. Moshemian Thrashody (3:43) [WATCH]
Total runtime: 12:33

Style: Crossover Thrash Metal
Country: Austria
Photo by Kopie

[Movie trailer voice] In a world that’s plagued by war, natural disasters and TikTok dance challenges, one band are hell-bent on partying like there’s no tomorrow. Sure, the hangovers might hit a little harder now that they’re four albums in. But on Moshemian ThrashodyInsanity Alert are still nothing but a good time.  

Ski parties visit Austria for its powdered slopes, but when Insanity Alert banded together from around Innsbruck in 2011, these adrenaline junkies had a different, more dangerous type of shredding in mind.  Their destructive appetite for ‘80s crossover thrash is only rivaled by an unquenchable thirst for ice-cold beer.  

While under the influence of older party monsters like Suicidal Tendencies and Municipal Waste, Insanity Alert roll their riffs with the same strand of humor as labelmates Cannabis Corpse. Their songs parody everyone from perennial punching bags like David Guetta and Milli Vanilli to sacred cows Iron Maiden.  

“We think of our renditions as tributes to the greatness of the original songs”, the band says. “Mixing their greatness with our blend of speed, fun, brutality and weirdness just feels right.   

On the strength of their demo tape alone, Insanity Alert sent skate punks and metalheads running into the pit. First Diagnosis was quickly confirmed by follow-up EP Second Opinion. Critics properly diagnosed their self-titled full-length as a much-needed dose of derangement, but the band has upped their prescription of snot-nosed speed and grinding d-beats with each release.  

Moshburger was served up in 2016 while Insanity Alert were on tour with Hatebreed, Madball, Terror and Power Trip. They then shared a 666-Pack with festivalgoers at Wacken Open Air. With names like Slapmaster Puke and The Inphiltrator, this band will go to comically absurd lengths just to jump into the circle pit with their fans — so long as there’s a full fridge and good bud(s) waiting backstage. When Insanity Alert played the main stage at Hellfest in 2019, Dave of the Death could barely feel his fretting hand after taking one heck of a stage dive the night before.        

Moshemian Thrashody keeps the festivities going with new parodies of familiar classics like Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden. One might surprise you, though. Lead single “Beerless Fiesta” gives the crossover thrash treatment to (checks notes) George Michael? Insanity Alert aren’t going into mosh retirement anytime soon, though. The title track sees Queen’s theatrics and raises it with a clown car full of hijinks, including a Hauwitzer guitar solo that pops off like a bottle of champagne. Don Melanzani chugs down blast beats as the band joins in an acapella gang chant about “letting it snow” with Santa Claus that’s rowdier than a German beer hall.  

“These are some killer tunes that we threw in our drunken 420 blender”, says Heavy Kevy. “Moshemian Thrashody rides the thin line between familiar and super awkward – like seeing your old grandpa in the mosh pit or masturbating for the first time with your other hand”.  

After almost 15 years of bringing crossover thrash to party animals everywhere, Insanity Alert will still go anywhere the weed blows. 

Heavy Kevy – ​Vocals
Don Melanzani – Drums
The Inphiltrator – Guitar
The Dave of Death – Guitar
Slapmaster Puke: Bass

Guest appearances
“Welcome to the Moshpit” – Hauwitzer (guitar solo)

Recording Studio
Subsound Station (Telfs, Austria)

Matthias Mayr

Andy Reinhardt

Andy Reinhardt

Cover art
James Callahan / Barf Comics



Available formats
Digital Download
10″ Vinyl – Black
10″ Vinyl – Colored (Translucent Turquoise)     


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