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Brutality Will Prevail

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Metalcore/sludge metal band formed in South Wales in 2005, the quintet have spent the past few years furiously grinding the underground circuit in the truest D.I.Y spirit imaginable. Self-funding and largely self-releasing two full length albums (2009‘s Forgotten Soul & 2010‘s The Root Of All Evil) and an E.P. (2011’s Sleep Paralysis), BWP have built up a cultishly devoted and frenzied fan base, both at home and in mainland Europe, and ascended to the top of festival bills, under the radar of the mainstream. Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Reading & Leeds Festival 2014

August 10th, 2014

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Bloody hell, there’s an awful lot of nonsense on the Reading and Leeds 2014 festival line-up, isn’t there? I mean, we know this isn’t a bona fide heavy music festival like Download and Sonisphere, but sweet flippin’ Jesus is there some pony stinking up the bill this year. That’s because it’s enormous – literally 100s of bands – but, as such, there are also a whole load of bloody excellent bands and this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist cuts through all that and brings you the very best of the heavy stuff that you can find if you sniff around the schedule a little bit.

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Sunday Slaylist: Hevy Festival 2014

July 20th, 2014

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There’s just over a month to go until Hevy Festival 2014 marks the festival’s return to Port Lympne Wild Animal Park down in Kent. After – let’s be honest, a fairly disasterous turn of events in 2013 that saw the festival cancelling and taking a year off – the festival is back, with a new focus and energy behind it. It might not have the size or chequebook to match Download or Sonisphere, but the return of Hevy to the UK festival calendar is definitely something we can get behind – which is why this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist is all about their 2014 line-up.

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Split 7-inch: Is the UK Hardcore scene a divided place?

November 28th, 2013

The battle between culture and commerce is something that’s always on the agenda, whether we’re actively talking about it or not. The UK Hardcore scene is one that has been enjoying a surge in popularity over the past few years but why is that? Tomas Doyle talks to prominent figures in the scene to try to discover whether the divide that appears to be growing is really there and if it is, what we can do about it…

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Few scenes, if any, have enjoyed such a leap to mainstream popularity as hardcore has in the last ten years. The rise and rise of its sister genre, post-hardcore, package tours both domestic and foreign and a proliferation of the niche as a lifestyle package have all played their part in making the counter culture a big deal but has this move overground diluted what hardcore once stood for and is the UK scene in particular splitting in two? One side more underground, the other sprawling into more public consciousness. What does it mean to be in a hardcore band, either under the radar or more high profile in 2013 and does it even matter anyway?

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Sunday Slaylist: Ghostfest 2013

June 30th, 2013

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We’re not at Ghostfest 2013. It started yesterday. It’s happening even more today. We were going to go and write a massive sarcastic article about the m0shbros and m0shwags and all that, but then then car we were going to hustle up there failed its MOT and the floor we were going to crash on got flooded by a broken washing machine, and we’re too cheap to buy a train ticket and book a hotel room.

It’s not going to stop us enjoying the line-up this weekend though, even if it’s just through our Sunday Spotify Slaylist.

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Download Festival 2013 – Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

June 19th, 2013

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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!

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Live: Palm Reader, Floods + The Catharsis @ London Rattlesnake – 24 March 2013

March 28th, 2013

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There might not have been many people there (Sunday night gigs can GTFO) but Gavin Lloyd was at Palm Reader’s Islington show to catch all the carnage. Even if, err, the more unfortunate part of that carnage was caused by a support band playing their last ever show….

Six things we learnt watching Palm Reader play in London:

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Live: Cancer Bats, Turbowolf + Brutality Will Prevail @ London KOKO – 15 March 2013

March 18th, 2013

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If you don’t like  Cancer Bats, we’re not sure we can stay friends. If you also don’t like Turbowolf, well…let’d not even talk about that. If you don’t like Brutality Will Prevail…okay, we;ll let that one pass. Anyhow, all three of them packed out London’s KOKO on Friday night for Cancer Bats’ largest UK headline show to date. That’s why we’re going on about them in a spurious intro paragraph, obviously. We sent Gavin Lloyd along to see if the Bats were up to the challenge. (HINT: they were).

Six things we learnt watching Cancer Bats play their biggest UK headline show to date:

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Download Festival adds a whopping 49 bands to its 2013 line-up

February 18th, 2013

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Bloody heck, that’s an awful lot of new bands to add all at once. Not that we’re complaining, mind you – the less inane line-up announcement news pieces we have to try to find new and inventive intros to write for is always a welcome development here at Thrash Hits. You can check the full list of additions to the Download Festival 2013 line-up after the jump.

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Live: Brutality Will Prevail @ Manchester Star & Garter – 11 January 2012

January 16th, 2012

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Samuel Breen to Raziq Rauf:

“Hey Raz,
I’m thinking about going to Brutality Will Prevail tonight in Manchester. Would you like a review? Guess it’s up Thrash Hits street.
xoxo”

Raziq Rauf to Samuel Breen

“hey Sam
that’s funny because I literally just finished reviewing the London show for Metal Hammer this minute! yes I’d love a review. check out Harm’s Way as well – they are excellent.
razx”

Apart from Raziq’s impressive refusal to start sentences with an upper case character, you may notice how ignorant/casj (delete as appropriate) I was, WRT Brutality Will Prevail. Having now seen them live I’m ashamed of such apathy.

@samuelbreen: @raziqrauf …I couldn’t be more confused
@raziqrauf: @samuelbreen: Can not wait for this review.

It’s worth noting how bewildered I was throughout the whole gig. Something which came to a head during Harm’s Way. In fear that I was having a breakdown, I left half way through their set.

Six things I discovered when Brutality Will Prevail came to Manchester:

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