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Avenged Sevenfold topping the UK album charts is good for Metal

September 1st, 2013

It’s not the first time that a metal band has reached #1 in the UK Albums Chart, but it feels like a rarer and rare occasion, so Raz talks about why we should all celebrate Avenged Sevenfold doing so with Hail To The King.

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Avenged Sevenfold have reached #1 in the UK Album Charts with Hail To The King and that’s a great thing for Heavy Metal because, like it or not, it is a subculture. Sure, it’s a subculture that sells out Wembley Stadium and fills Donington Park every year, but metal is a niche genre nonetheless.

It requires effort to keep up with and only the very dedicated (me and you) ever know what’s going on in the metal world on a daily basis. That’s why Avenged Sevenfold appearing in such a high-profile position in non-metal media is important. It reminds “them” that “we” are still here.

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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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WATCH: Jacob Bannon of Converge documentary by Noisey/Vice

January 23rd, 2013

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The famously non-reflective Jacob Bannon is seen here in extra-reflective mood. Soundtracked by strings, long moments of Bannon staring into the camera and absolutely no extraneous fun, this 12-minute documentary from Noisey – Vice’s music channel – focuses on Bannon’s formative years and it’s actually great. It’s the kind of film that wins awards because instead of being puerile and silly, it deals with “emotions” and “feelings” and other things that morons put in quote marks when they’re being puerile and silly.

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Download Festival adds more than 30 bands to its 2013 line-up

January 16th, 2013

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Opinions? Too early in the morning for that. Just a list of bands after the jump.

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Live: Converge + Touche Amore @ London Koko – 25 November 2012

January 4th, 2013

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After over two decades as a band, Converge are headlining Koko in Camden, London and they’ve filled the place. This is some feat. In 2012, the Boston metalcore pioneers released what has been heralded as some as their finest album to date. It was our 2012 Album of the Year. However, having become accustomed to seeing Converge up close and personal in smaller, sweatier venues, how would they (and we) fare in Camden Palace?

Six things we learnt when Converge came to London…

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GREATEST HITS OF 2012 no.6: Thrash Hits invades the Radio 1 Review Show

December 20th, 2012

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2012 was the year we went legit. Well, not really, but it was the year that we got to pull out Ron Burgandy’s “I’m kind of a big deal” attitude as BBC Radio 1 called us up and asked if we wanted to take part in the Radio 1 Review Show. Y’know – sharing our expert opinion on rock music and all that for an hour on national radio. Well, it was the Radio 1 Week of Rock, after all.

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The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2012

December 13th, 2012

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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

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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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