TRAUMA was born in California’s Bay Area in 1980, a crucial year for metal music. It was within that fertile musical climate that TRAUMA developed a sound evoking the electric energy in the air around them. Singer Donny Hillier consumed a steady diet of Zeppelin and Sabbath and shared a love of Priest and Maiden with guitarist Mike Overton. And of course, there was Trauma’s legendary early bassist, Cliff Burton. In 2013’s ‘Birth School Metallica Death: The Inside Story of Metallica,’ legendary Bay Area thrash singer Steve “Zetro” Souza of Exodus recalled seeing Trauma as a music-hungry teenager. As Zetro remembered it, several voices in the Northern California scene heralded Trauma as “the next big thing” to emerge from the Bay.
TRAUMA’s new album “Awakening” will be released on 09/09/2022 via MASSACRE RECORDS and will be available to pre-order soon as a CD Digipak, limited edition vinyl LP and digital formats.
The cover artwork designed by
Album mixing and mastering by Juan Urteaga.