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Enter Shikari is a four-piece experimental post-hardcore/electronicore band from St Albans, Hertfordshire, England formed in 2003. The band's music incorporates various rock and metal sub-genres with elements of various electronic genres such as electronica, dubstep, trance, and drum and bass, making the band particularly difficult to assign to one genre. The incorporation of electronic genres has become more prominent in their music throughout the band's history. Lyrically, their music tackles political, social and scientific issues. Read more on

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Reading & Leeds Festivals confirm Foo Fighters, Paramore, and Bullet For My Valentine among first 41 acts announced for 2012

March 12th, 2012

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Festival Republic have tonight officially confirmed the first batch of 41 names playing their flagship festivals – Reading & Leeds Festivals. Although their arguably the UK’s biggest festivals taking place in 2012 (since Glastonbury is taking a year off), admittedly most of these names will be of little or no interest to the majority of our readers here at Thrash Hits, but there are a few heavier highlights in among the indie-fodder.

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Enter Shikari: Could the UK’s biggest punk band get to #1 this Sunday? We think they should

January 20th, 2012

It’s Friday afternoon and Enter Shikari are currently in the lead for the race to top the UK Album Chart this week. Tom Doyle explains why we need A Flash Flood of Colour to reach #1.

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“You’re a Communist, you’re a fucking Utopianist. Ah, here come the immersive labels.”

These are words spit out by Rou Reynolds on ‘Gandhi mate, Gandhi,’ the track that led the charge of Enter Shikari’s third studio full length A Flash Flood of Colour. It’s an outtake that demonstrates an acute self-awareness that you suspect many 26-year-olds in chart bothering acts lack. Y’see, once you’ve been labelled a political band, it’s a hard straitjacket to wriggle free from and how best to deploy their burgeoning sense of social injustice seems to have been a question in the minds of Shikari, and chief lyricist Reynolds since they burst onto the scene in 2005 backed by the most clamorous wave of hype that many of us could ever remember.

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Album: Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour

January 16th, 2012

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Enter Shikari
A Flash Flood Of Colour
Ambush Reality
16 January 2012

by Raziq Rauf

You don’t like Enter Shikari. It sounds like a mess. What exactly is this music? Is it dance? Hardcore? Emo? Neither? What? Yeah, that’s right. You sound like your dad.

The problem you’re having is that Enter Shikari are absolutely the band of the now. They have been ever since they first broke through in 2007 with Take To The Skies, chock full of great tunes, thunderous riffs, emo stylings and seemingly misplaced trance and rave layerings. But just think about how many more Enter Shikaris there are clogging up the UK’s toilet venues now. This is the band all those bands want to be and hopefully this, their third album, will inspire a whole other legion of bands

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Live & Photos: Enter Shikari, Your Demise + letlive. @ Paris La Glazart – 01 October 2011

October 10th, 2011

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We were in Paris on our holidays, looking at massive art installations at 3am when we realised that Enter Shikari were playing in the City of Love with letlive. and Your Demise. Obviously we had to go and make some sort of non-French enclave happen. We did it. The 300 capacity La Glazart was the hottest venue we’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing a band in. Cor. Then Matt Thomas caught the tour in Liverpool and took some photos. BONG!

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There’s STILL no Metal in the Mercury Prize

July 22nd, 2009

The 2009 Nationwide Mercury Music prize shortlist has been announced, and once again Hugh Platt finds himself screaming at the sky, shaking his fist like an ineffectual caveman cursing the Gods for making it rain.

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Once again, the great and the good of the UK music media are hunched over, hands clasped around their critical appendages, and are furiously word-wanking their opinions onto betting slips. That’s right: the shortlist of albums fighting for the 2009 Mercury Prize have be announced, and yet again – for the 18th year running – metal has been denied a presence on the final shortlist.

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Album: Enter Shikari – Common Dreads

June 10th, 2009

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Enter Shikari
Common Dreads
Ambush Reality / Atlantic Records
15 June 2009

by Salvadore Fernandez

After shifting over 100,000 copies of their debut album, Take To The Skies without the help of a record label, it’s not difficult to see why there’s a hefty air of expectation about Common Dreads – the second effort from the Hertfordshire fusion mob.

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The Month in Metal: June 2009

June 1st, 2009

Festival season has officially begun – but that’s not the only business going on this month. Once gain, Thrash Hits is casting our eyes over the next four weeks to highlight what you should be paying attention to.

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Apparently there’s some festival or another called ‘Download’ or something happening this month. Who knew?

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