Regicide's Issac Discusses New Album, Band's Style and Live Shows

America has a new eave of thrash metal and it's called Regicide. Hailing from the Southwestern U.S. these guys consist of four with one cause; to bring their brand of uniqueness of thrash metal to the masses of the world! They combine a mixture of styles that successfuly create such a unique sound that it works so well for them it's lead to their first full-length album "Fall of an Empire". Frontman vocalist and rhythm guitarist Issac Trujillo discusses this release, the band, and it's future.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Issac: Regicide started out in 2006 playing in garages and dorm rooms. Guitarists Dom and Issac meet in Las Cruces, NM while attending NMSU. After playing with a few guys unsuccessfully, they meet the drummer Brandon at a house party. After talking about music for awhile Dom invited him over to jam. It became clear that he was the perfect drummer for the two Axemen. After trying a few bass players out, Brandon mentioned Andrew as a possible bassist, when asked to jam, Andrew was really enthusiastic about playing and agreed to jam couple times. He showed up with the biggest bass rig ever seen, the gig was his to take. after a week they wrote their first song together, what eventually became "John the Baptist". This sparked the beginning of Regicide. They spent a few years cutting their teeth in Las Cruces, Regicide moved up to Albuquerque in 2011 where there was more opportunity to get their music out.

 2. Why did you pick the name that you did for your band?

Issac: Regicide was was a name that the Brandon (drums) had thought of in high school but never had the opportunity to use. The cool thing about the name is it help shape our sound. we didn't have have a focus at first, but once we had a name the political aspect of our music really came to light.

 3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Issac: Regicide is based out of Albuquerque NM. And the scene here is thriving. Especially the thrash scene. Their are bands such as Divided Inside, 3 Weeks Later, Suspended, Holocostic, and Torture Victim waving the flag for thrash. We also have great bands like Savage Wizdom (power metal), Blind Drive (rock), and Scars Blue (metal).

 4. How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?

Issac: We are an energetic punk/thrash metal band, self described as a New Wave of American Thrash Metal. We are a mix of late 80's thrash metal and the Metal core bands of the early 2000's. We take Anthrax, Metallica, and Slayer and add a dose of Lamb of God,  Trivium, and Shadows Fall with a touch or System of a Down.

5. What can people expect from this new album, why should they be interested and check it out?

Issac: This album has something that everyone will enjoy. It has bulldozing grooves and riffs to keep the mosh pit happy. We explored different avenues of song writing and came up with songs that don't sound alike but still sound like Regicide.

 6. Do you play live as well? What do you have planned in terms of shows and touring, if any?

Issac: We played out fairly often before the album cane out. Now we are on the process of preparing our CD release show and a few other shows in the Southwest US. We are available for gigs if anyone is interested in booking us, email

 7. What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?

Issac: Our music is exciting and if given the chance we will get a crowd moving. If you like music that makes you feet stomp, head bang, and fist pump, then you should check out Regicide.

 8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Issac: We have already begun the process of writing another album. We have no plans to stop playing anytime soon. Look for us and come out to see us when we are in your neck of the woods.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Issac: You can buy a CD from us at or, digitally it's available at iTunes,  Google Store, and Amazon MP3. You can stream our music on Spotify as well if you want to listen to the music before you buy.

 10. What is it you'd like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Issac: We want the listener to remember what it feels like to experience music in the moment. we would like our music to be the soundtrack of a memory the way a Pantera song takes us back to hanging with friends in High School, we want Regicide to define a moment in the listeners life.

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