One of the most influential death/thrash bands ever now back with a new killer album!!
Solstice was formed in 1990 by Rob Barrett, Alex Marquez, and Dennis Munoz in Miami, Florida. Soon after their first demo, the band signed to Steamhammer/SPV, the German label that released their first two albums. However, after Rob left to join Cannibal Corpse and with Alex increasingly busy with Malevolent Creation and Demolition Hammer, the band went into a long hiatus. After a few hints to reunite, the third album finally saw the light of day in 2009. Now, powered with the new blood brought by Taylor and Marcel Salas, Solstice is back in full force, with an impressive display of power in the form of the fourth album, “Casting The Die”.
Few bands can claim to have forged the Florida death/thrash metal sound as SOLSTICE did. Back in the early 90’s, pivotal albums such as “Solstice” and “Pray” set the milestone for the local scene and for the whole style to look up to. Now, the Miami quartet is back, regrouped with the immense talent of new recruits Marcel Salas (Cyst) and Ryan Taylor (Malevolent Creation), and drop an album that, being faithful to the 90’s Solstice sound, is exactly the soundtrack to the state of the world today. “Casting The Die” is equal parts intensity and speed, technical ability, and sheer fury. And, for a band with ages ranging from 23 to 50, they present themselves as a tight unit