US Thrash Heavy Metal Legends TRAUMA have announced Joe Fraulob, as their new guitarist and songwriter!
“Joe has been in many bands over the years and has toured the globe. He was in DANZIG and DECONSTRUCT. TRAUMA is very pleased to have Joe on board touring and writing new material!”
Just recently TRAUMA were confirmed for 70000 Tons of Metal, taking place on February 2nd – 6th, 2017.
TRAUMA drummer Kris Gustofson commented: “Trauma is delighted and honored to be playing on the 70000 tons of metal cruise with some of the best bands in Metal. This is going to be a blast and we look forward to putting the pedal to the Metal.”
TRAUMA was formed in 1980, having in their original line-up the iconic Cliff Burton on bass guitar, before joining Metallica in 1982. The band quickly became well known throughout California, playing at all the legendary venues, and their first ever recorded track “Such a Shame” was included on Metal Blade Records, Metal Massacre II album in 1982. Their “Scratch and Scream” (1984) album has long been considered a classic Heavy Metal collector’s item. Shrapnel Records re-mastered and re-released the album in October 2013, and TRAUMA reformed with a new line-up for the album re-release. In July 2014 TRAUMA played at the Headbangers Open Air Festival, furthermore the same year TRAUMA signed a world-wide contract with Pure Steel Records. Their latest effort “Rapture and Wrath” was released on February 27, 2015. The band released a video of one of the new songs, “When I Die”, in February 2015. TRAUMA is currently writing material for a new album and is in the process of securing live touring dates