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1) Doom metal band from Coventry, England. The group was formed in 1989 by Lee Dorrian (formerly vocalist of Napalm Death), Mark 'Griff' Griffiths (a Carcass roadie) and Gary 'Gaz' Jennings (previously a member of UK thrashers Acid Reign). The band forged a link between early doom metal and a 1990s extreme metal aesthetic, making doom slower and heavier. Their debut album, Forest Of Equilibrium, is considered a classic of the genre Read more on Last.fm

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Album: Cathedral – The Last Spire

May 6th, 2013

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Cathedral
The Last Spire
Rise Above Records
29 April 2013

by Rob McAuslan

Lee Dorrian’s Cathedral are a British metal institution, or at least they were; The Last Spire sees the end of one of our all-time great bands. This is it folks, there are no gigs to support this record whatsoever. There was a lot of talk at the band’s final live shows about what this album would sound like, and even whether the band would release it at all. Those of you hoping for a return to the sequinned flares and mirrorballs of the ‘Midnight Mountain’-era, and there were definitely some of you, will feel a little let-down by this.

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Sunday Slaylist: Gone but not forgotten (2012 edition)

December 9th, 2012

Gone But Not Forgotten 2012 Thrash Hits

With the year beginning to draw to a close, and with only a bare handful os Sundays left for 2012 Slaylists, this week we’re turning out attention to those we’ve lost in 2012. We’re talking about the bands that have either broken up or gone on hiatus, as well as the more serious subject of musicians who sadly died at some point over the last 12 months.

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Earache Records is 25: 1997-2001 (Part 3 of 5)

November 28th, 2012

Earache Is 25 Part 3 Thrash Hits

We’ve reached the mid-point of our retrospective across the 25 year history of Earache Records, and today we’re revisiting our own formative years with the label – that confusing period for metal from the late 90s through to the dawn of the new millenium. Today we’re tacking records from Iron Monkey, Cathedral, AxCx, Decapitated and….err….Mortiis, so it does go to show that not the entire metal world was embracing wallet chains and baggy jeans during this era.

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Vintage Video: Cathedral – Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)

November 29th, 2011

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When Cathedral announced back in May that they were going to play their final ever live show on 03 December 2011 at the London Kentish Town Forum, a little part of us crossed its fingers and hoped that something would come along and change Lee Dorian and co.’s minds. With the gig now a mere handful of days away, we’ve had to accept that it’s actually happening. It’s little solace, but at least it gives us an excuse to post a video that’s stuffed to to the britches with Satanic orgies and some truly spaced-out dancing from Lee Dorian.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2010: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

August 20th, 2010

It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time for the UK’s heaviest festival, Bloodstock Open Air. We’ll be gathering all of our Bloodstock Open Air 2010 coverage from the weekend on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need.

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BEST BITS: High Voltage Festival @ Victoria Park, London, 24 July 2010

July 29th, 2010

We spent a couple of days in a park in London at the inaugural High Voltage Festival and aside from getting sunstroke, we saw some awesome stuff. Bands, mainly. We picked our top moments.

Best Air Guitar
High Voltage actually has an air guitar booth. While those of us from Thrash Hits don’t indulge ourselves (we don’t want to show anyone up, obviously. Particularly ourselves) the undoubted winner of the weekend in this particular category did his work on the Metal Hammer stage. Orange Goblin are on their usual storming form, ripping through their set of balls-out heavy metal with vim and vigour. Frontman Ben Ward is the star of the show, captivating your attention. And playing air guitar better than anyone else all weekend.

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