Remember all the nonsense you had to deal with in high school, like homework, curfews, your friends' relationship silliness, and on and on? Imagine if you could've bagged all that and hit the road with your band instead, joining a bill with three legendary acts, all under the umbrella of the premier extreme music magazine in the US. No more teachers, no more books, just blistering solos and thrash metal hooks. Baltimore's Noisem have made that impossible fantasy a reality. Out of the five members of the band, not one is older then 18. Last year they released their debut album, Agony Defined
, on A389 Recordings, and nine tracks of brutalizing metal later, Noisem have proved to the greater metal community that it's not how old you are, it's how many whiplash-inducing stop-breaks, pummeling drums, and burly riffs you can stack into 25 minutes. If Slayer could do it with Reign in Blood
, so can five dudes who haven't cut their hair since they were 13. ARIS WALES
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