XONOR | Swiss Thrash Metal Band | Est. 2020

Fueling the fire of Thrash Metal’s future!

XONOR is a Swiss Thrash Metal Band from Switzerland. The four thrashers from Eastern Switzerland, who had just reached their twenties, found each other on an ad posted online in May of 2020 and formed the band shortly after with Donagh Ramseyer as frontman. None of the members had been in a band before. Despite a hopeless time for musicians, they set out to bring a fresh wind into the Swiss metal scene.

Due to the absence of live shows at that time, the band focused a lot on building a fanbase on social media. Thanks to a rather unusual “Singles & EPs only” release strategy, the band managed to constantly show a very active presence which led to a global fanbase. XONOR Social Mediaย 

With their vocal statements on issues they care about, they clearly stand out from other thrash metal bands of the current generation. XONOR is not afraid to challenge evil and injustice, even if the band risks being labeled provocative. The band is also not afraid to move outside its comfort zone for a greater goal.
Their show in Ukraine (Live Video here) in October 2022 acts as steadfast proof of this. Some higher status gigs suc as their performance at the MehSuff Winter Festival in January 2023 alongside bands like Sodom and Vader.

Their lyrics are thought-provoking without losing the basic aggressiveness of thrash metal. Rather than relying on simple, chromatic riff salads, the band emphasizes engaging song structures and memorable hooks.

In the time since their formation in May 2020, the band has earned the title of Switzerland’s ultimate thrash metal newcomer.


XONOR was founded in 2020 by frontman Donagh Ramseyer and former guitarist Luc Burtscher, former drummer Tobias Glarner and bass player Luca Ramsauer.

XONOR frontman Donagh Ramseyer posing in Photoshoot for their new song

Donagh ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ


Top 3 Bands: Metallica, Slayer, Havok
Top Non-Metal Artist: Eminem
Guilty Pleasure: DJ Blyatman
First Live Show: Slayer, Vienna, 2018
Plays Guitar since: 2019
Other Hobbies: Shooting, Gaming

Luca ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Bass Guitar

Top 3 Bands: Slipknot, Gojira, Attila
Top Non-Metal Artist: Gorillaz
Guilty Pleasure: “Prince of Persia Warrior Within” Soundtrack
First Live Show: Rock am Weiher, Wil CH, 2007
Plays Bass since 2019
Other Hobbies: Sleeping, Eating

XONORBassist Luca Ramsauer posing in Photoshoot for their new song