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Humanfly began in late 2000 following the dissolution of brothers (literal brothers, and also brothers in the MC5 sense of the word) John and Andy Sutcliffe's old band Canvas. The line up was completed with the addition of J*R bassist Mat Dale and drummer Dave Jones.
We spent the first year or so developing ideas and getting used to looking at each others heads in a practise room in Leeds until late 2001 when we began playing shows.

Our first release

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Photos: Bongripper + Conan @ Liverpool Kazimier – 20 April 2013

April 24th, 2013

Bongripper at Liverpool Kazimier - 20 April 2013 by Matt Thomas Thrash Hits

The weather might’ve taken a sudden turn for the better here in the UK, but the one thing we can always count on is that we’re never far from gangs of young men making surly, dark, and altogether stormy music. Such is the doom thrown out by Bongripper and Conan. Our man around the North West, Matt Thomas, was on hand to snap the lot of them when they came to Liverpool.

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Live & Photos: Cult of Luna, Amenra + Humanfly @ Highbury Garage – 22 January 2013

January 31st, 2013

Cult Of Luna promo shot 2013 Thrash Hits

Cult of Luna don’t play live very often. Seeing as they’ve just released what will surely be one of the albums of 2013 (yes, we know it’s only January) the Thrash Hits team was out in force to see them play live. Most of us were in London, but Gary Wolstenholme took some photos for us up in Sheffield, so there are pics of Her Name Is Calla rather than Amenra. FYI.

Six things we discovered when Cult Of Luna played a gig in London

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 019: The New Year Catch-Up

January 15th, 2013

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Well, since Christmas and the New Year are now well and truly out of the way, we figured now was the perfect time to throw the next episode of the Thrash Hits podcast out there for you to digest. This week, Raz and Hugh are talking about the various ins and outs of certain legal cases (Ian Watkins of Lostprophets, Harley Flanagan – formerly – of Cro Mags, and, of course, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God) that have been going on while we were on our Christmas break, as well a a discussion on the nature of making tips and predictions, and even a little bit about what’s going on with Thrash Hits for 2013. HINT: BIG PLANS.

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Photos & Live: earthtone9 + The Ocean + maybeshewill + Humanfly @ London Highbury Garage – 22 May 2011

May 28th, 2011

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Even though we’re unapologetic fanboys of earthtone9, we’ll still admit that it was with some trepidation that we headed down to Highbury to catch the final date of the band’s first full tour since we broke the news of their reformation in May last year. It’s been a fair few years since earthtone9 were among the ranks of the UK’s premier road-dogs – do they still have the stamina to endure life in a van? We sent Hugh Platt along to find out, with Paul Caudell and his camera on hand to take care of the pictures.

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