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Fightstar is a post-hardcore band, formed in 2003, from London, United Kingdom. The band consists of Charlie Simpson on vocals, guitar and keyboard, Alex Westaway on guitar and also providing vocals, bass guitarist Dan Haigh and drummer Omar Abidi. They have released three studio albums, "Grand Unification" in 2006, "One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours" in 2007 and most recently "Be Human" in April 2009. Before releasing any albums the band released "They Liked You Better When You Were Dead", a 6 track EP. Read more on

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Sonisphere Festival 2010: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

August 6th, 2010

It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Sonisphere! All of our Sonisphere Festival 2010 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need need. That means individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and salacious gossip we overhear, and every lewd photo of fit girls frolicking about at Knebworth we can rustle up will be here.

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And the next seven bands for Sonisphere Knebworth are…

March 1st, 2010

…Gallows, Skunk Anansie, Fightstar, Funeral For A Friend, Madina Lake, Family Force 5 and Apocalyptica. Anyone that’s read Thrash Hits for longer than five minutes will know that while Sonisphere‘s announcement of some of those bands will have plastered a great big smile across our faces, there’s no way we can pretend that a couple of those bands are anything more than a big ol’ bag of shite. We’ll let you guess who is which.

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Photos: Fightstar @ Sheffield Corporation – Friday, 12 February 2010

February 15th, 2010

For a lot of bands, having your record label implode beneath you would be considered an event somewhere between “world-shattering fuck-up” to “band-destroying disaster”. Fightstar don’t think like that though – when their former home, Gut Records, died in 2008, they dusted themselves off, recorded a brand new album, then got back on the road. In fact, they’re touring the tits off the UK right now – hence this photo gallery.

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Xfm Rock Show: Must Try Harder

March 21st, 2009

Hugh Platt is very angry about a great many things. Most of the time, there is little rhyme or reason but this time, upon Ian Camfield’s return to the Xfm Rock Show, he’s got reasons at least.

Look at those cold dead eyes: it’s Ian Camfield from the Xfm Rock Show. He looks like he wants to eat you. Last Saturday, Camfield returned to host the Xfm Rock Show after a year-long stint at K-ROCK in New York.

During that time, Kerrang! scribe and self-confessed “relentlessly-upbeat-colourful-midget”, Katie Parsons, had helmed the Rock Show to new successes over the last 9 months, but the return of Camfield – prompted by K-ROCK’s decision to play nothing but classic rock – has seen her shunted off in favour of the returning Essex DJ.

Which, frankly, is fucking terrible news if you care even slightly about the quality of metal radio in the UK, because Ian Camfield’s Rock Show is a big pile of shit.

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