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Emerging from Manchester, 4 piece metal band Betraeus mix styles of Jazz, Ambient, world music and all things heavy to create their very own haunting and powerful sound. Using a wide range of musical techniques they are always searching to push the boundaries of modern metal. From epic sweeping melodies incorporating ebows, vocal harmonies and groovy bass lines to blast beats, a menacing growl and face melting dual guitar work your ears are in for a treat. Read more on

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Download Festival 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

July 4th, 2011

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Yeah baby! The Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page is back! All of our Download Festival 2011 coverage from the weekend is going be linked to from this here page, 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 and gossip, 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.

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Download Festival 2011: Betraeus @ Pepsi Max Stage – Friday, 10 June 2011

June 27th, 2011

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Let it not be said that we’re only interested in the big names here at Thrash Hits. We had already interviewed Betraeus a few months before Download Festival, as one of the up-and-coming British bands that people need to keep their eye on, but Download Festival was a good chance to get up close and personal with the boys.

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Download Festival 2011 preview: the METAL picks

June 8th, 2011

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Obviously, we previewed the three headliners – they’re the ones that sell the tickets, after all – but there are some awesome bands on the undercard as well. There’s always moaning that there’s no metal at Download Festival. These people obviously haven’t or are unable to read the line-up. That means that they probably won’t read about these 12 metal bands either but here’s some metal anyway. Stick it up your arse!

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Future Hits 061: Betraeus

October 14th, 2010

From: Manchester
Sounds Like: Gruffly tech-ish riffery mixed with passages of spun-out acoustic ambience.

Thrash Hits verdict: One of our trusted compadres dropped us an email last week about a band that caught their eye at Bloodstock Open Air 2010 – Manchester’s Betraeus. We were too busy being terrified by Gwar backstage at the time to catch either of their live sets that weekend, but after giving their MySpace a blast, we quickly fired off an email stuffed with questions to their vocalist/guitarist, Chris Sykes.

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