We’re at the mercy of modern technology for this episode of the Thrash Hits Podcast – Raz has decamped to the USA for a few weeks for SXSW and some California sunshine, leaving the rest of us here in miserable old England. With possibly the dodgiest Skype connection imaginable, Hugh and Raz discuss how SXSW has changed over the years, as well as speculating on how two very different kinds of hype affect bands – that currently being felt by Ghost (or Ghost BC, if you’re an American) and the kind that surrounds Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats.
Fearless Vampire Killers
There are two bands named Fearless Vampire Killers:
1) Japanese Hardcore Punk band
2) FVK began, as legends do tend to begin, in a small not particularly mind-blowing district of our fair isle. Five whippersnappers of similar age, found each other amidst the inertia of modern living and forged friendships through shared inspirations and aspirations.
As the passing of time left them in danger of stagnating, our heroes ventured to the Big Smoke. Life was harsh to begin with Read more on Last.fm
Fearless Vampire Killers on Thrash Hits
April 1st, 2012
Somewhat unsurprisingly, the first Download Festival announcement following the cancellation of their chief 2012 rival has at least one major coup picked from Sonisphere’s carcass – Refused are now going to be making their only UK festival appearance of 2012 at Download Festival. They’re just one of the thirteen new acts that the festival announced today.