Several months after the final European show by Nuclear Assault, and the bitter pain of loss still haunts the denim hordes. Danny Lilker’s post-apocalyptic thrash vehicle Nuclear Assault made life safe for headbangers at hardcore shows, pushed the speed of thrash metal over the top, and enjoyed a long run of classic albums with even a moment of MTV glory. Now we are all all in denial that the band will never be back. Well, all of us except Danny Lilker, anyway. Here is some well-shot footage from the “final flight,” captured Dec. 12, 1985, at Eindhoven Metal Meeting.

We salute you, Danny, and look forward to seeing your locks flowing in the breeze soon under the backdrop of Blurring, Venomous Concept, or Nokturnal Hellstorm.

Witness the journey of Dan Lilker, solid metal in human form, as he formed and fostered the bands Anthrax, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault, Brutal Truth, and many others:

PERPETUAL CONVERSION: 30 Years and Counting in the Life of Metal Veteran Dan Lilker, by Dave Hofer



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