BLOODY HELL THE NEXT THRASH HITS PRESENTS IS IN LESS THAN A WEEK. WE PROBABLY SHOULD DEDICATE THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY SLAYLIST TO THE LINE UP WE’VE BOOKED, RIGHT? AND MAYBE GET OUR CAPS LOCK FIXED BY THE TIME YOU CLICK THE ‘READ MORE’ LINK BELOW TOO, YEAH?
But you know what? A mere playlist of tracks from the line-up from this coming Friday isn’t enough. No, for this week’s Slaylist, we’re gonna dump a whole hellaload of their music right at you, so by the time Friday comes around, you’ll know the words and exactly when it’s appropriate to floor punch, thrown down, or whatever else the kids are doing in mosh pits these days.
History Of the Hawk
First up – our headline act. We’ve been talking up History Of The Hawk for most of this year, and we’re beyond delighted that we’re getting to host their album launch party for Future Ruins. It’s been getting solid scores across the board – 8/10 from Rock Sound, 4 out of 5 from Terrorizer, 4 out of 5 from Big Cheese – it’s an album never feels the need to break the three-minute mark, relying instead on successive short stabs to keep from sounding stale.
If there’s one band on our bill that we’re excited for the future of, then it’s Throne. They’re also having a launch party at our show, but for Throne it’s for their debut 7″ for their double A-side, ‘Heavy Wears The Crown’ and ‘The Loser Must Bow’. Everyone from Terrorizer to The Stool Pigeon is raving about Throne, and quite right too.
Yet another band that we’ve been singing the praises of for a long, long time, Cult Cinema have been getting ready to release a new record in 2012. We don’t know how much new material they’ll be playing on Friday, but if you give Iscariot a spin you’ll know that you can expect “dark and filthy, no posi two-steppin’ nonsense” (their words) come next weekend.
Last, and by no means least, we’ve got the boys in Empress. We sent one of our writers who’d never seen them before to see them last time they were in London, and he had nothing but good things to say about them. Already getting tipped by Metal Hammer and Kerrang! and with a Radio 1 Maida Vale Session already under their belt, the prog-metal-hype-machine certainly has a lot of faith in Empress cleaning up come 2013.
So what are you waiting for? If you buy in advance, you can grab a ticket to see all four of these bands for a mere £4. If you dawdle, you might be able to pick up a ticket on the door if there are any left, but then prices will have gone up to £7. If you buy in advance, you’ll have a whole £3 more than those Johnny Come Lately types who paid on the door that you can dedicate to your beer fund at the bar. Or maybe you can use that £3 to buy some of the merch that the bands will have on sale at the show. See? We’ve got your best interests at heart.
Thrash Hits presents…
HISTORY OF THE HAWK
Throne, Cult Cinema + Empress
Friday, 30 November 2012
The Old Blue Last
38 Great Eastern St EC2A 3ES
£4 advance // £7 on the door