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 Week, then you owe it to yourself to make sure that it’s a ticket to this tour.
There are at least two groups under this name:
 Dropped like a pipe-bomb into the British rock scene, Wolverhampton band God Damn have spent the last three years nailing audiences to the walls with their sonic blasts of glorious noise. Yet their debut album Vultures offers more than just machismo, bombast and bluster. There is nuance and melody. Purpose and meaning. Heartfelt intent.
A dizzying blend of barbed wire guitars, lung-shredding vocals and drums that run away like wild horses. Read more on Last.fm
God Damn on Thrash Hits
August 1st, 2014
When we first saw God Damn, they were a scrappy little threesome playing monster riffs in an upstairs room of an East London pub. We fell in love with them instantly, but we didn’t expect the “mainstream” world to embrace them quite so quickly. We were wrong.
That’s why we sat down with Thom Edwards and Ash Weaver to find out how they’re adapting to life and as two-piece, what the future holds for them now that they’re on a well-known and respectable label like One Little Indian, and whether or not they expected to get such a push making such megaton riffs.
April 23rd, 2014
Are we all done with Record Store Day for another year now? Good. You know you can buy records on every other ay of the year, right? You know that we recommend something for you to buy every week, yeah? It’s this If You Buy One Thing This Week column that you’re reading right now. This week’s pick is from one of our Future Hits alumni – the magnificent God Damn.
March 16th, 2014
It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Hammerfest 2014. All of our 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. Yep. That means individual band coverage (photos, setlists and so on), all the dodgy rumours and awful gossip our team overhears, and every single photo of Wales-based debauchery that Gary Wolstenholme and Jenn McCambridge snap will be here.
March 16th, 2014
September 17th, 2013
From: The Black Country, UK
Lazy equation: (riffs that Iommi would be proud of + the thickest fuzz this side of Karma To Burn) x iron willpower beyond most bands’ comprehension.
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Thrash Hits verdict: The first time we saw God Damn was in support of another long-term Thrash Hits favourite, Black Moth – and even then we knew they were something special. At the time we described them as “swerving between Eighties Matchbox and Bad For Lazarus when those bands are at their most bestial, and every kind of power-riff peddling sludge act you care to name, we pretty sure we’re not the only people in the Old Blue Last who underestimated God Damn before seeing them live.” We made a note to get the Future Hits ball rolling with the three-piece right then and there.
It was a just a few weeks later though that one of the the band’s guitarist/vocalists, Dave Copson, was involved in a serious traffic accident, putting him into a critical condition in hospital. After several operations, Dave is making a strong recovery, but until he is able to return to his place in the band, the remaining two members of God Damn, Thom and Ash, have endeavoured to carry on as a two-piece. As you may have heard on Cloudcast 007 where Will and Hugh discussed their first gig as a two-piece, they still sound as vital as ever, even if they’ve had to modify their songs and setlist a bit to compensate for their temporary drop in membership. And heck, if God Damn aren’t going to let tragic accidents stop them, we don’t see why we should wait around to deliver that long-delayed Future Hits either – so we caught up guitarist/vocalist Thom Edward for a bit of a (silly) chat.
September 3rd, 2013
This week we let our web developer, Will Beardmore, out of his box to come join Hugh on our Cloudcast. This week we celebrate Avenged Sevenfold getting a UK no.1, mourn the death of Joey LaCaze, and spin some tracks from this week’s notable new releases and tours.
May 14th, 2013
Friday night. Free gig. Black Moth. Pints of booze. Hugh Platt. Review. BOSH.
6 things we learned watching Black Moth and God Damn in London…