You know how we do festivals by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find all of our coverage of Damnation Festival 2014.
One of the world's most consistent and enduring death metal bands, Coventry's Bolt Thrower has weathered the best and worst of times in the genre's history without giving in to commercial temptations or altering its sound. The fact that they were unusually blessed with a steady lineup throughout much of their career contributed to this stability, and though they were rarely bestowed much praise for their efforts, Bolt Thrower gradually established itself as one of the best death metal bands ever to emerge from England Read more on Last.fm
Bolt Thrower on Thrash Hits
November 5th, 2014
October 12th, 2014
April 1st, 2014
With Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead and Soulfly (and Wolfmother…) set to fill the main stage of a day at British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park this July, it struck Raziq Rauf that the same bill could easily have been announced in 2000 to the same fanfare. What has (or has not) happened in the last 14 years for this to be the case and what does the future have in store?
What is the future of music festivals? I’m not talking 2015 (because 2014’s summer season lineup is just about fully lined up), I’m talking about something more like 2025. What is going to happen to our music festivals in the next ten years? Will Metallica still be headlining on a rota with Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Linkin Park? The classic rockers like Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Black Sabbath have a shelf-life. Are Avenged Sevenfold or Rammstein the answer? While they sell out arenas in London and that simply translates to headlining Donington or Knebworth, neither have ever had quite the same impact as those first mentioned few and they likely never will.
February 4th, 2014
October 21st, 2009
Grind Madness at the BBC
12 October 2009
by Hugh Platt
You’ll either get Grind Madness at the BBC or you won’t. You can’t review a compilation as like this – you can only hold it up to people’s faces and blast it into people’s ears till they get the hint and part with the required amount of cold hard cash to make it part of their life, or they curl up and die in a noise-induced heap.