As if their name wasn’t enough of a clue, Manchester’s PIST like drinking. It’s pretty much their favourite thing in the world. To be honest, we’re a little bit worried they like it too much, after giant massive Southern Rock-tinged groove-metal riffs. We saw them play the Unicorn in Camden earlier this year, and and we mean that in a really-real way, not in a make-light-of-potential-alcohol-abuse-issues-for-a-pithy-introduction-to-a-Future-Hits-interview. We caught up with guitarist John Nicholson.
August 29th, 2014
The sandwich is possibly the greatest food-based invention. We need to be able to eat and post on Facebook at the same time. Sandwiches allow us to do this. The best thing about sandwiches, however, is that anybody can eat them. Vegetarian? Put some more salad in. Belly doesn’t like wheat? Use some gluten-free bread then! And everybody has a favourite sandwich. Even bands…
Issues just played Reading & Leeds Festivals to a lot of people but a long, long time ago, we asked them the ultimate question: What is your favourite sandwich? Clearly, Tyler Carter and Michael Bohn eat a lot of sandwiches because they were very indecisive.
August 29th, 2014
August 28th, 2014
Cursed To See The Future
07 July 2014
by Rob McAuslan
Relapse are on a bit of a tear of late, signing all manner of bands both old and new; from death metal legends like Obituary to North Carolina’s grind neophytes Columns, they’ve got new records in the works from most areas of extreme metal. It’s at least encouraging to see this kind of faith being shown in a time when the industry as a whole is apparently eating beans on toast five nights out of seven. Scooping up Mortals as a part of this recent drive may well be one of the smarter moves they’ve made.
August 20th, 2014
Rise Against have achieved both commercial and critical success. The former is the result of a well-formed career but to be as widely appreciated by the music press, a band needs to have some substance to their style and with the word ‘punk’ so easily used as a stick to beat some in the genre, David Keevill explains why Rise Against are flying the flag the highest at the moment.
Over the last few weeks, pictures and videos of the devastating air attacks in Gaza have filled social media. Accompanying the outpouring of grief and sympathy for those unwitting civilians caught in the crossfire between Hamas and the Israeli military is (rightly) anger on behalf of those unable to defend themselves. As anybody with a first, second or third hand opinion wades in to shout ill-formed slurs at their chosen target, Twitter and Facebook – the 21st Century’s soapbox equivalents – have become a cacophony.
August 20th, 2014
Big Scary Monsters/Tangled Talk
15 September 2014
by Alex Andrews
Take a good look at the artwork for Gnarwolves’ first full-length record (click the Read More tag below, yeah?). If you’ve seen a worse album cover this year then please let me know. A mountain of skateboards, a garish shade of green and a font that could’ve been lifted from a Goosebumps novel; it’s pretty much exactly what your parents picture when they think of punk. But as bad as it may be, it’s a fitting representation of the Gnarwolves circus, which has probably rolled into your town at some point over the past of couple of years.
August 19th, 2014
That’s the Thrash Hits FC team photo taken on Sunday afternoon at the annual BSM 5-a-side football tournament. The important thing is that despite not winning, we definitely didn’t come last.
Anyway, the point is that the Raz-shaped half of the Thrash Hits editorial team loves football. It’s the glue that holds much of British society together, after all and the ubiquitous love often manifests itself on the internet in the form of Fantasy Football. So we made a league. It’s called Serie ARGH.
August 18th, 2014
Foundations of Burden
25 August 2014
The rise of Pallbearer has been interesting to witness – from their humble beginnings and the demo of 2010, to the much anticipated debut record (Sorrow & Extinction) to the follow up that they are now on the cusp of releasing – the Arkansas-based doom band have followed a steady path of ever-increasing popularity without losing sight of what’s actually important – the music. 2012s Sorrow & Extinction was quite rightly hailed as one of the best records of the year.
August 17th, 2014
It used to be that Reading & Leeds marked the end of the festival calendar. If you still believe that, then you’re living in the past, granddad. There are a whole load of tasty little outdoor festivals that the UK has to offer in the wake of the bloated August Bank Holiday Weekend has to offer – this week we’re turning our attention to the post-rock stylings of Bristol’s ArcTanGent.
August 15th, 2014
In Humor And Sadness
eOne Music/Good Fight Music
18 August 2014
by Hugh Platt
As sad as the disbanding on The Chariot in 2013 was, their frontman Josh Scogin’s decision to punctuate his career with this new band rather than muscling his (now former) band into the direction he has pursued here, was the right one to make. ’68 aren’t easily comparable to either them or Scogin’s other former outfit, journeymen metalcore outfit Norma Jean, and to try to foister the sheer visceral intent of these songs upon that band would not have been anywhere near as effective as letting them be their own thing is.