Hirax are a thrash band from California. Directed by only original member, vocalist Katon de Pena, Hirax mix thrash, speed, NWOBHM, and crossover elements to create a sound that is different from their Bay Area contemporaries. Hirax were a part of the legendary Metal Blade Records Metal Maniacs compilation, along with bands like Slayer, Celtic Frost, and Metal Church, highlighting their spot at the forefront of metal.  Hirax split up in 1989 but reunited in 2000, when De Pena realized he wasn’t done creating. Pull out those chains and catch Hirax at their first MDF appearance.