Thrash Hits

June 16th, 2010

Bloody Hell! The best gig this so far this year hits London tomorrow. Who wants tickets?

Alright you lot, while we’re still tits deep in post-Download Festival video editing, the world of metal hasn’t stopped – tomorrow night sees the quite frankly awesome line-up of Weedeater, Saviours, Black Cobra and Pombagira playing the Underworld in Camden. And we’ve still got a pair of tickets to give away.

Top of the bill is Weedeater, who are unfortunately better-known outside of Sludge metal circles for the incident earlier this year when frontman “Dixie” Dave Collins blew off his big toe in a shotgun accident than their kick-ass stoner-sludge. While the pricks and no-marks are wasting time sniggering over Collins’ misfortune, those with half a clue are already stocking up on “special substances” for when the band’s fourth mighty full-length, Jason…The Dragon, lands later this year.

Saviours (that’s them up there in the photo) are one of our favourite under-appreciated US metal bands of the last few years. Their last album, Accelerated Living has all the Sabbath-isms of a great stoner-metal album, but with just the right amound of NWOBHM solos and balls-out runaway High on Fire-esque riff-worship to make it something truly special. Seriosuly, why haven’t you fucking bought it? The only answer is that you’re a chump.

Before all that though, Black Cobra will be bringing a doomier side of sludge to North London. Having shared stages earlier this year with Mastodon, High On Fire, Baroness and Priestess, you should have some idea of the quality of this band simply by the company they’ve been keeping. Then of course there’s the night’s opening act, Pombagira, who are just the right solid slab of dirty doom that’s needed to open a night as monged-out and fully-metal as tomorrow’s looks likely to be.

It’s been a long, long, long time since we’ve been so stoked about every single band on a gig ticket. This is one worth getting down early for. How early? Well, check the stage times below, and start coming up with a decent reason to play hooky from work tomorrow afternoon:

Weedeater – 10:15pm
Saviours – 9:15pm
Black Cobra – 8:15pm
Pombagira – 7:30pm

Anyway, thanks to Skill Wizard (arguably our favourite London metal promoter of the past few years) we’ve got that pair of tickets to give away – to win, just watch the interview we did with the guys in Saviours the last time they toured the UK and answer the question below. You’ve got until 5:30pm tonight to enter. Winners will be contacted ASAP after that by email.

What kind of animal menaced Thrash Hits when we interviewed Saviours last year?

This competition is dead. Go click Competitions and find another one and win some other shit.

Usual rules apply – no cheaters, no children, no people who aren’t going to actually turn up at the gig, and our word is final.


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