Thrash Hits

March 28th, 2011

Thrash Hits presents… The Safety Fire, Astrohenge + Palehorse @ London Old Blue Last – 24 April 2011

The Safety Fire promo photo by Tom Barnes Thrash Hits

After the resounding awesomeness of January’s inaugural Thrash Hits presents…, we’re doing another one. We thought it would never happen but we’re dead pleased that London djent masters The Safety Fire (pictured above) are headlining with instrumental prog metallers, Astrohenge and the super heavy, Palehorse. It’s all happening at London Old Blue Last again on Sunday, 24 April 2011. HOORAY!

Thrash Hits presents…
Astrohenge + Palehorse
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Old Blue Last
38 Great Eastern St EC2A 3ES
£4/£6 on the door


After the insanity of the sold out show in January, we reckon you should probably get your tickets fast. As in, right now. They’re only £4 and these are some of the best bands we’ve come across (almost literally) over the past twelve months.

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  • Headlining the night… THE SAFETY FIRE!

We’ve been listening to The Safety Fire’s debut album, Grind The Ocean for a few months now and it’s a stone cold stunner. The London progressive metallers fit firmly within the Djent category that the likes of TesseracT and Periphery are currently blazing trails for but The Safety Fire bring in even more contrast into their sound. They will blow you away. Just listen to this and you’ll understand.

DMB (FDP) by The Safety Fire

  • Main support is… ASTROHENGE!

When Camden residents, Astrohenge released their completely DIY self-titled debut album last summer, we stood up and took note. They may have omitted vocals from their proggy sludge metal but they more than make up for it in riffs. Also, one of their guitarists is called Hugh. One half of Thrash Hits is called Hugh. It’s fate. Now to find an awesome band with a bassist called Raz… Seriously, though – read this 6/6 review:

Astrohenge Astrohenge album cover artwork packshot Thrash Hits

  • Opening band is… PALEHORSE!

Palehorse reformed a couple of years ago and we were all dead chuffed about that, but then they released Soft As Butter; Hard As Ice earlier this year. This made us happy enough to give them 6/6 as well. Do you see how we’re putting on a gig with all our favourite bands? Do you? Palehorse are possibly the heaviest of the three bands so bring some Immodium.

Palehorse Soft As Butter; Hard As Ice album cover artwork packshot Thrash Hits

We’ve got another gig! Three of our favourite bands of the past twelve months in one room on the same night. It’s going to be insane. Round 2? Ding and bloody ding. Add yourself to the Facebook event. ATTEND IT.




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