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Descendents are an American punk rock band from Lomita, California, USA. They are known for being one of the early bands in the hardcore punk scene to sing about more personal and comical topics reflective of their own lives.

They were formed in 1978 by guitarist Frank Navetta (RIP) , bassist Tony Lombardo and drummer Bill Stevenson. Shortly after forming they enlisted Milo Aukerman and made what started out a surf band into a full fledged punk unit. Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Hevy Festival 2012

July 29th, 2012

Hevy Festival 2012 Thrash Hits

We were half tempted to make a sports-themed Slaylist this week – what with the Olympics kicking off in our home city of London and all that – but then we realised that other than ‘Running Free’ and a handful of other tracks, we’d really be scraping the barrel when it came to coming up with valid tracks for it. So instead we fell back on an old favourite: the festival Slaylist. Given that Hevy Festival 2012 is a mere five days away, it was the obvious candidate.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 007: Hevy Festival 2012 Preview

July 25th, 2012

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This week’s podcast has Tom Doyle joinging Hugh back in the Thrash Hits studio, and this week they’re taking a long hard look at the line-up for Hevy Festival 2012. As the UK’s up-and-coming hardcore, punk and rock festival prepares for its fourth year, we’re looking at the headliners, our top picks from lower down the bill, the unusual layout for this year’s festival, as well as baselessly speculating on the potential this young festival upstart has for the future. Oh, and mouthing off about a couple of bands. Y’know – the usual.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 007: Hevy Festival 2012 Preview

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Hevy Festival 2012 confirms Descendents and 18 other bands in second line-up announcement

March 16th, 2012

Hevy Festival 2012 Thrash Hits

Hevy Festival have made their second line-up announcement for 2012, adding nineteen more bands to their bill- including the identity of their Sunday night headliner: Descendents. Not only will the legendary punk band be headlining the punk and hardcore fest, but it’ll be the only UK festival show they’ll be playing all year.

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This year’s most ridiculous Christmas-themed merch comes from the Descendents

December 15th, 2011

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…and when we say “ridiculous”, we actually mean “pretty damn ridiculously awesome”. Last year it was Mastodon’s Hail Santa! t-shirt that was by far the most ridiculous piece of Xmas-themed band apparel we could find, but this year it’s the legendary Californian punks, the Descendents, who win this particular prize with their “Christmas jumper”

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