Nitrous - Biography

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Thrash metal project Nitrous masterminded by drag racing champion Lauri Kuriks effectively combines fast, powerful and deafening machines as subject matter with fast, powerful and deafening music.

Estonia's - and possibly the world's - only drag race thrash metal band Nitrous derives its name from the gas called nitrous oxide, used in car racing in order to increase engine power by injecting it into the intake manifold. Like the gas that creates bursts of considerably more explosive environment, the band Nitrous with its aggressive, Slayeresque music injects the audiences with spontaneous spurts of energy guaranteed to induce displays of breakneck moshing. The monstrous quartet initiated in 2004 by the drag-racing champion Lauri Kuriks (guitar) draws its lyrical themes from the world of high-powered engines only, which titles like "Torque Monster", "Fuel System Alert" and "Pro Mod Action" plainly hint at.

"Torque Monster", the debut album by Nitrous, while strongly smelling of gasoline and nitrous oxide, delivers wild rhytms, vicious soloing, relentless bass onslaughts, breathtaking drum bombardments and mercilessly raw vocals utilised as an additional rhytm instrument. The band incorporates the unfathomable appeal of ultra-powerful mechanics, the suffocating enchantment of superhuman speeds and the enlightening effects of sound barrages that challenge human aural endurance into a one-of-a-kind thrash metal revelation. Warning! May induce sudden weight-gain in the right leg when listened to while driving a motorized vehicle!