We’ll hold our hands up and admit it – we took our eye off Hang The Bastard. What with line-up changes, mid-career retrospectives, and a series of semi-regular appearances as the powerhouse support act of choice to anyone dabbling in riffs, we foolishly let them slip into the background noise of our mind. More fool us. While we were off paying attention to newer, shinier things, Hang The Bastard were off crafting the best bloody album of their career.
Hang The Bastard
‘’When cerebral circulation is severely compromised by any mechanism, arterial or venous, death occurs over four or more minutes from cerebral hypoxia, although the heart may continue to beat for some period after the brain can no longer be resuscitated. The time of death in such cases is a matter of convention...’’
Hang The Bastard was formed in the Summer of 2007 in London, England by Chris and Sam, previously of 'On The Attack', with the idea to create something completely new and different. Read more on Last.fm
Hang The Bastard on Thrash Hits
August 19th, 2014
That’s the Thrash Hits FC team photo taken on Sunday afternoon at the annual BSM 5-a-side football tournament. The important thing is that despite not winning, we definitely didn’t come last.
Anyway, the point is that the Raz-shaped half of the Thrash Hits editorial team loves football. It’s the glue that holds much of British society together, after all and the ubiquitous love often manifests itself on the internet in the form of Fantasy Football. So we made a league. It’s called Serie ARGH.
July 11th, 2014
June 19th, 2013
You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!
June 15th, 2013
What has ten legs, two dozen riffs, and more hair and tatts than it’s reasonable for a hungover metal journalist to come up with a suitable metaphor for? It’s Hang The Bastard at Download Festival 2013, of course.
February 18th, 2013
Bloody heck, that’s an awful lot of new bands to add all at once. Not that we’re complaining, mind you – the less inane line-up announcement news pieces we have to try to find new and inventive intros to write for is always a welcome development here at Thrash Hits. You can check the full list of additions to the Download Festival 2013 line-up after the jump.
February 15th, 2013
Hang The Bastard
26 November 2012
by David Keevill
Hang the Bastard’s collection 2009-2012 may not be a eulogy (as they stress so empathically on their label’s website) to former frontman and co-founder Chris Barling, but it does serve to draw a line under the first chapter of HTB’s career. The release of this 32-track collection isn’t so much a fitting summation of what they’ve achieved so far (there’s no cherry picking here), rather a ‘throw everything at the wall and see what sticks’ approach, which makes the whole affair appear like they’re desperate to distance themselves from the band they were in a former life.
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November 9th, 2012
Here it is! The final Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page of 2012. All our work from Damnation Festival 2012 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]
November 7th, 2012
Thrash Hits verdict: Being long-time fans of Hang The Bastard (we’ve still got a serious soft spot for their Raw Sorcery EP – yeah, we’re those pricks who say “we prefer the earlier stuff”), when we got an email from their former frontman, Chris Barling, about the new band he’s formed with various ex- and current members of Centurions Ghost and A Long Time Dead, yeah, our interest was piqued. It was doubly-piqued when we gave the band’s debut release – a self-titled EP – a spin. Cue us bundling up some Future Hits questions and firing them over to Chris to get the lowdown on MINE.
November 5th, 2012
We sent our latest recruit, Daniel Cairns, along to Damnation Festival 2012. He wore a sensible blazer and watched Pig Destroyer. Fair enough.
Six things Daniel Cairns learned when he went to Damnation Festival 2012: