ALKIRA is a Thrash Metal band from Adelaide that formed in 2010.
Hailing from the small country town of Strathalbyn in the Adelaide Hills, this four-piece metal band have taken inspiration from all eras and incarnations of heavy metal and punk, with particular roots in old-school thrash, to developed a unique sound which can be appreciated by all fans of heavy music.
In 2013 ALKIRA released their highly-acclaimed ‘Red Devil’ EP, which the band supported heavily through consistently touring to all corners of Australia, as well as around South-East Asia as the main support act for US thrashers Havok. ALKIRA were also awarded support slots for Fear Factory (US), Grave (SWE), Municipal Waste (US), Warbringer (US), Truth Corroded, King Parrot (AUS), Psycroptic (AUS), Double Dragon and many other high-profile acts.
2014 saw ALKIRA enter the studio to record their debut ten track album ‘Juggernaut’. Juggernaut has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response, with several high-profile magazines and websites putting it in contention for Best Album of 2014; “…quite possibly be the best thrash album of this year and possible the best thrash album of the past several years" (Echoes and Dust). In support of Juggernaut, ALKIRA embarked on a headlining tour of New Zealand in January 2015.