This has been a big week for the United Kingdom. The people of Scotland voted in a historic referendum to decide whether or not they wanted to become an independent country. As you no doubt heard about in the wider media, the vote was split 55/45 in favour of remaining in the Union with the other home nations. We didn’t want to let such a momentous event in our nation’s history go by without some acknowledgment, hence why we’ve made a Sunday Spotify Slaylist of some of our favourite Scottish bands.
Flood of Red
Flood Of Red formed in Airdrie, a satellite town twelve miles east of Glasgow in 2004. Starting out as a trio who met via school and the local skate scene, they soon expanded to a sextet.
Sitting in the heart of post-industrial Lanarkshire, Airdrie provided an early inspiration of sorts: inspiration to strive for more. Inspiration to get out. “It’s known as a bit of hooligan town,” says drummer Graham Griffith. “It was also voted the crappest Read more on Last.fm
Flood of Red on Thrash Hits
June 10th, 2013
We’ve been fans of Blood Command for a couple of years now. They’re part of the Norwegian mafia that’s brought us the likes of Kvelertak, Wolves Like Us and Man The Machetes in recent times but these guys appear to be stepping up their onslaught of the UK over recent months. Interesting…
6 things we learnt when we saw Blood Command in Camden:
August 10th, 2011
While only in it’s third year, Hevy Music Festival has already established itself as the leading outdoor festival in the UK when it comes to hardcore. We sent some of our best men down to cover it – Tomas Doyle to handle the words, and Ben Gibson to sort out our pictures – and even though Friday was the “short” day of the festival, they still managed to get up to mischief…
October 9th, 2009
Flood Of Red
Leaving Everything Behind
19 October 2009
by Chris Cope
Scotland is renowned for producing many fine things, but metal bands certainly aint one of them. Sure, Biffy Clyro flirted with it in their pre-stadia days, and the chaps in Mendeed briefly threatened to impact the UK rock landscape before meekly disbanding with all but a whimper. Next up to try and tartan-ify our ears are Flood Of Red, a six strong group from up near Glasgow.
October 5th, 2009
Young Scots, Flood of Red, play an earnest, honest, and very British kind of post-hardcore. Why on Earth did we send that moody bastard Hugh Platt to review the opening night of their UK tour?
Okay, this is a kinda embarrassing. Deadbeat dead-end New Zealand garage rockers, The Datsuns, are playing in the venue next door to a full-house – there’s almost as many people in the smoking area for the Datsuns’ venue as there are at Flood of Red’s entire gig.
July 14th, 2009
Not content with giving away their last single as a free download, the Glasgow post-hardcore tearaways, Flood of Red, have teamed up with Thrash Hits to give away a copy of their latest single, ‘A Place Before The End’. Not only that, but they’re also tossing in tickets for you and a mate to catch them at some point on their forthcoming tour, and a whole load of merch to boot.
July 1st, 2009
Are we really half way through 2009 already? Apparently so. Feeling confused about the six months just gone, and the six left to go? Thrash Hits is here to guide you – well, through the next four weeks, at least.
For those of you lucky enought to live alongside Thrash Hits in London town, tonight sees the launch of Someone’s Yelling Fire, a new punk/hardcore/metal/screamo/emo night at the recently-reopened Highbury Garage. Get there early enough and you’ll be able to catch live sets from The Xcerts, Save Your Breath and Flood of Red. Get their later, and you get to see Thrash Hits staffers collapse at the bar following an excess of beers. Double trouble! And just a fiver to boot.