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Heavy prog from near London.

Debut album 'Still Life Moving Fast' out Sep 1st 2014 (UK) and Sep 2nd 2014 (US) via Roadrunner Records Read more on Last.fm

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Top 6 bands to see at Reading & Leeds Festival 2014

August 11th, 2014

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There are over 200 artists performing at Reading Festival. Assuming you’re not one of those pricks that goes to a festival just to see the headliners, that’s a hell of a lot of bands you don’t (yet) give a shit about to trawl through in the hope of finding your new love. Plus, you’ve got a job, pubs exist and you don’t even have a tent yet, so time is in short supply. That’s why we exist. We’re here to make sure that you don’t settle on wandering around in a field, blindly hoping to stumble upon greatness but settling on Deaf Havana or, even worse… Mallory Knox. Here are our top tips. Some are new bands and others are just great. Also, there are 12.

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Sunday Slaylist: Hevy Festival 2013 – what might’ve been…

August 4th, 2013

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This weekend would’ve been the fifth Hevy Festival…but as you no doubt know by now, the festival was forced to cancel their event this year. They tried to schedule a replacement all-dayer at the Brixton Academy here in London, featuring some of the biggest bands on this year’s (cancelled) bill…but as you also know by now, they had to cancel that too.

It’s not been the best year for Hevy Festival, truth be told.

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Live & Photos: Bring Me The Horizon @ London Camden Koko – 07 May 2013

May 8th, 2013

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This is the week Sempiternal was meant to be released before those damned leakers leaked the crap out of Bring Me The Horizon‘s excellent fourth album. This is the London leg of their release tour and if you’re thinking, “Oh, they’re only playing Koko,” it’s because this is a special intimate show. We crowbarred our way into the gig.

Pre-gig meal: Sainsbury’s prawn mayonnaise sandwich, standing outside the venue.

6 things we learnt when we saw BMTH in Camden…

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Interview: Empress AD talk new album and touring with Cancer Bats + Bring Me The Horizon

April 24th, 2013

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We’ve been fans of Empress for a while now. We saw their fourth ever gig or something like that and even then, we could see their potential. We even put them on our own gig in November. Now, however, they’ve got a debut album recorded and ready to be released AND they’re going out on tour with Bring Me The Horizon. We chatted to bassist, Alex Loring about stuff and things.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 009: Bloodstock Open Air 2012 Preview

August 7th, 2012

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With Bloodstock Open Air 2012 mere days away, Hugh invited Thrash Hits’ in-house black metal afficionado, Tom Dare, into the studio to break down who we think will be the big hits and misses of the UK’s trvest, kvltest, outdoor Summer festival. We also gave props out to Randy Blythe showing more class in his statement after being released from prison than 90% of the shoddy reporting surrounding his arrest, as well giving a break down of the four bands playing Thrash Hits Presents…no.3 at the Old Blue Last in November.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 009: Bloodstock Open Air 2012 Preview

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Thrash Hits presents… History Of The Hawk, Throne, Cult Cinema + Empress @ London Old Blue Last – 30 November 2012

August 2nd, 2012

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It’s been a while since we’ve put on a gig so we figured we’d put the most exciting young bands that we’ve seen recently onto one bill. Headlining is awesome Midlands experimental hardcore quintet, History Of The Hawk. They’re supported by a London-based triumvirate of awesome: doom-mongers Throne will be getting heads banging before them while atmospheric black metallers Cult Cinema and brand new prog metallers Empress will be opening the night.

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