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October 29th, 2009

Another Month in Metal: November 2009

Slayer Kerry King Tom Araya Jeff Hahnemann Dave Lombardo Thrash Hits

With this feature, we give you a heads-up as to what’s around the corner (apart from album releases) that Thrash Hits readers might wanna wrap their earlobes around…

Starting with DVD releases, this month sees the much anticipated Nirvana – Live at Reading unleashed on 02 November. The DVD will allow an insight into the most infamous Reading Festival performance ever. That’s got to be worth a punt. Also, Canadian thrashers Annihilator release Live At Masters Of Rock on DVD, filmed in the Czech Republic last summer.

Watch the trailer for Nirvana – Live at Reading

If Singles are your thing, highlights for November include new Roadrunner Records signing, Rob Zombie‘s ‘What?’ and Welsh emo crew, The Blackout’s ‘I Don’t Care (This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things)’. Both are sure to become eardrum favourites with totally different people. On 23 November, both Eagles of Death Metal‘s ‘Now I’m A Fool’ and The Answer‘s ‘Comfort Zone’ are out and cunningly coincide with those band hitting the road around the country.

Speaking of Tours, this month a number of classic acts will be out there doing their thing for your listening and moshing pleasure. You can check out Motorhead (on their fifteen date UK tour with The Damned and Girlschool), the new-look Alice In Chains (playing Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester before a two night stint at the London Forum) or even prog-pioneers Yes (in either Birmingham, London Hammersmith Apollo, Edinburgh, Newcastle or Manchester). In support of their World Painted Blood (review coming very soon) album, Slayer visit Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow and round things off with two nights at the London Forum. It goes without saying that they will be some of the most unmissable pits of the year. Also visiting from the States are Maryland’s finest groove-makers Clutch (Norwich, Manchester, London Koko, Glasgow, Birmingham and Colchester) and hardcore punks Rise Against whose UK leg of their European Tour includes visits to Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, London Brixton Academy and Cardiff.

Watch the video to Quiet Little Voices by We Were Promised Jetpacks

And if something new is what you’re after, you would do well not to miss the wonderfully named We Were Promised Jetpacks. They bring their Idlewild / Foo Fighters-type indie-rock down from the Scottish Highlands to a town near you: namely, Sunderland, Leeds, Cambridge, Norwich, Oxford, Brighton, London Borderline, Cheltenham, Bristol, Hatfield, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and Milton Keynes. Have a great month!


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