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.
Hammer Of The Gods
There are two bands called Hammer Of The Gods
1) This supergroup formed by Mike Portnoy is a cover band tribute to Led Zeppelin.
Mike Portnoy - drums (Dream Theater)
Paul Gilbert - guitar (Mr. Big)
Dave LaRue - bass (Dixie Dregs)
Daniel Gildenlow - vocals (Pain of Salvation, ex-The Flower Kings)
2) A metal band from the UK, the band gained reputation after playing live shows in 2011 supporting Crowbar. Read more on Last.fm