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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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If You Buy One Thing This Week: Turbowolf’s December 2014 UK Tour

December 1st, 2014

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If you’ve read Thrash Hits for any length of time you will know how much we love Turbowolf. We’ve written about them so much, we’ve even run out of pithy self-deprecating ways to introduce new articles about them where we highlight how big our fandom is for them. Their UK tour kicks off tonight in Nottingham. They are playing seven dates in total. If You Buy One Thing This Weekthen you owe it to yourself to make sure that it’s a ticket to this tour.

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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: 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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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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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 & 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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