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Black Breath is a death metal/crossover band from the Pacific Northwest who have quickly shredded their way to popularity. With members of Shook Ones, Go It Alone, Blue Monday, Get The Most, and On, they began in 2007 as crossover band with a joking spirit such as songs like "Party Idea" in their 2007 Demo. In 2008, they released a 4-song 12" EP, Razor To Oblivion, which proved their step in a more serious direction, writing riffs that are reminiscent of first-wave thrash Read more on Last.fm

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The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2012

December 13th, 2012

Thrash Hits Albums of 2012

Well, it’s all been leading to this. The votes are in, the results have been tabulated, calculated, and any other kind of mathematically something-lated you can think of. This is the Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2012.

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Albums of the Year 2012: Raziq Rauf

December 12th, 2012

Thrash Hits Albums of 2012

So we’ve already published part 1, part 2 AND Dep Ed, Hugh Platt’s Albums of the Year lists, so now it’s time for the next stage of #RaziqRaufsReignOfTerror. Here’s the eclectic and ridiculous list of Raziq Rauf.

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Albums of the Year 2012: Hugh Platt

December 12th, 2012

Thrash Hits Albums of 2012

Yesterday we published part 1 and part 2 of our contributors’ Albums of the Year lists, but today we’re moving on to our editorial team. First up is our #NoFunClub Deputy Editor, mischief-maker, and all-round bitter old fraud: Hugh Platt.

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Interview: Black Breath on misery, paranoia, and the pointlessness of life. And also their new album, Sentenced To Life.

January 25th, 2012

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Black Breath’s full-length debut, Heavy Breathing, was one of those records that seemed to come out of nowhere, stamp its way into our consciousness through sheer force of awesome, and rightly claim its place as Thrash Hits’ fourth favourite album of 2010. Since then, we’ve seen Black Breath tear up dirty Soho basements on multiple occasions, and even triumph in the bright Summer sunshine of Sonisphere, and not once has our enthusiasm for the Seattle-based band’s worship of Swedish-sounding death-metal faltered.

When the news broke that the band’s second full-length album, Sentenced To Life, was just a few weeks away from release, we got on the blower and convinced the band’s drummer, Jamie Byrum (that’s him lurking in the middle at the back in the photo above), to talk us through their forthcoming new release.

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Even MORE free music – this time it’s a 20-track mixtape from Southern Lord

August 2nd, 2011

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This is last free download thing we’ll post today – we promise. Southern Lord have put together a killer 20-track mixtape to mark The Power Of The Riff, the tour/festival-thing they’ve got set to tear up the West Coast of the USA later this month. Why should this be of interest of anyone here in Blighty? Well, because said mixtape features acts like All Pigs Must Die, Black Breath, Early Graves, and Trap Them, that’s why.

That and the fact that they’re giving it away for free.

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

July 27th, 2011

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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.

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