Oh it’s been away for a while, but Sonisphere Festival has returned to the UK and is less than one whole week away. We cannot wait. We are excited. There are loads of our favourite bands playing at the magnificent Knebworth Park, which is why in time-honoured tradition, we’ve gone and made ourselves a Sunday Spotify Slaylist of some of the bands we really want to see next weekend to get us well and truly in the mood for Sonisphere’s comeback weekend.
Airbourne is a rock and roll band from Warrnambool, Australia. The band was formed in 2003 by brothers Joel and Ryan O'Keefe (who were later joined by David Roads and Justin Street), who have grown up with a healthy respect for the fine art that is ''foot to the floor rock n' roll''. They were recently crowned "Best New Band of 2008" in the annual Classic Rock Magazine awards.They were also nominated for "Best Rock Album" at the Arias, against Silverchair, Powderfinger and Grinspoon. Read more on Last.fm
Airbourne on Thrash Hits
January 26th, 2014
Today (January 26) is Australia Day. According to Wikipedia, it “marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip”. In the UK, this means loads of pubs put on extra drink offers on crappy lager in order to entice the nearby Australian ex-pat community into the pub. At Thrash Hits, it represents something we can hang a themed Sunday Spotify Slaylist off.
June 19th, 2013
You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!
June 19th, 2013
You know you’ve made it as a genuine rock’n’roll star when a festival takes special precautions to stop you climbing up the stage scaffolding to lethal heights. That’s the impact those chaps in Airbourne have had on the UK festival scene, and Download Festival 2013 was taking no chances.
January 16th, 2013
Opinions? Too early in the morning for that. Just a list of bands after the jump.
January 5th, 2012
Release date TBC
July 27th, 2011
Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here.
All our work from Sonisphere Festival 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many sexy ladies in various states of safe-for-work undress as we can legitimately get away with? It’s all here.
January 31st, 2011
Sonisphere have responded to last week’s 20-band announcement from Download Festival, by announcing a trio of the most sought-after acts playing the festival circuit this summer – Architects, Weezer and Airbourne – as well as one of the bands that’s a cornerstone of the entire Big Four legacy: Diamond Head.
June 20th, 2010
Airbourne were one of only two bands that didn’t join in for our headliner sing-a-long question. However, they more than made up for this by being as mad as a fridge full of spanners when they went onstage, so we’ll let David Rhodes off.
April 9th, 2010
We trust the opinion of our man, Amit Sharma. The man has some serious metal chops. So why in the name of all unholy fuckery does he like Airbourne so much? Please, Amit: explain?
It’s the eve of the Easter bank holiday weekend, and Aussie rockers Airbourne are in town to provide the perfect soundtrack to some carefree Thursday night boozing. It would be all too easy to write off a band that’s a) from Down Under, b) was formed by two brothers, and c) can’t deny the influence of their heroes AC/DC as nothing beyond a budget Akka-Dakka.