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Boston hardcore band formed in 1999 by singer Wes Eisold (Cold Cave). Through a legal battle the band was forced to change their name; they briefly preformed as "American Nothing" before changing their name in 2003 to Give Up The Ghost. The band put out records on Bridge 9 and Equal Vision before breaking up suddenly in spring 2004. Read more on Last.fm

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 024: The Thrash Hits Relaunch

May 21st, 2013

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In case you haven’t noticed, WE RELAUNCHED THRASH HITS. This week on the podcast, Raz and Hugh talk through the fancy new changes that we’ve made to the site (we’re pretty proud of it FYI), as well as giving the lowdown on our team-up with Songkick Detour (help us bring American Nightmare, SikTh, and a load of other awesome bands to London!), as well as talking about the only news story that’s mattered over the last week – Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying being arrested and charged with attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife.

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Sunday Slaylist: Songkick Detour

May 19th, 2013

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In case you missed the news earlier this week, we’re teaming up with Songkick Detour to try to bring some of the best bands in the world to London. Some of them have split up (but occasionally threaten to get back together), some of them have reformed but just not made the trip over to the UK yet, and some of them have never been to these shores. This week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist will hopefully remind you why you need to pledge to see these bands.

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SikTh? American Nightmare? Songkick Detour can bring them to London

May 16th, 2013

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We saw the power of Songkick Detour back in February when, in conjunction with our big sister, DrownedinSound, Desaparecidos played their first UK show. It was impressive and it was powered by the crowd. They wanted to see Desaparecidos play live in London and they put their money where their mouths were. We want to do the same thing with some bands that we like.

Let’s see if we can get American Nightmare over to the UK. Let’s see if we can show SikTh that people want to see them live.

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Top 6: Punk Rock Reunions of 2012

August 30th, 2012

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We went in-depth with reasons as to why 2011’s American Nightmare reunion was an excellent occurrence but there’s been a spate of reunions in the punk & hardcore scene. Whether it’s about the money or the acknowledgment of a great band, some have gone down wonderfully. Others… less so. This weekend in Downtown LA there’s another festival going in. It’s called Fyf Fest and it features a number of these reunited bands.

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Live: Give Up The Ghost / American Nightmare @ Boston Wonderland Ballroom – 29 December 2011

January 5th, 2012

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You must have heard that Give Up The Ghost American Nightmare reformed for two shows in the USA late in 2011, right? Maybe not. . It was a very exciting announcement, by all accounts. AN/GUTG are one of the seminal hardcore bands of the past decade and if you’ve never heard about them, here’s Tom Doyle telling you why and how you should and could.

Luckily, our man on the ground on the Eastern Seaboard, or whatever those Yanks call the Greater New York area (maybe that?) was there. Yeah, Dan Pelic went to the show in Revere, Massachusetts and he actually saw Ryan Gosling. He also saw American Nightmare or Give Up The Ghost or whatever you want to call them. He didn’t make a funny Tumblr about either thing but has written a review telling it how it is…

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Let’s talk about hardcore. Let’s talk about American Nightmare.

October 28th, 2011

We had the news that one of the great hardcore bands of the turn of the century, American Nightmare were reuniting for two shows at the end of December 2011. The band’s name became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter so exciting was the news. Conversely, however, there seemed to be a great number of music fans who were unaware of who this band was or why they should care. Tom Doyle wants to talk about American Nightmare.

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When Gallows kicked the doors open with Orchestra of Wolves in the summer of ’06 and became the gateway band for the relative mainstream, it was with great sadness that many of us noted that one of the finest (and most influential) modern hardcore bands were not around to enjoy the success. That band was American Nightmare.

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