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1) Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, east London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band's discography has grown to thirty-seven albums, including fifteen studio albums, eleven live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations.

Pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden achieved initial success during the early 1980s. After several line-up changes Read more on Last.fm

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Sonisphere Festival 2014 – Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

July 6th, 2014

Sonisphere Festival 2014 Thrash Hits

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 Sonisphere Festival 2014 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Iron Maiden @ Sonisphere Festival – 05 July 2014

July 5th, 2014

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The last time Iron Maiden played Sonisphere, their set was chock-a-block with tracks from their latest album. It was a bit of a flop. This time? NOTHING BUT HITS.

Iron Maiden @ Sonisphere Festival 2014 setlist:
Moonchild
Can I Play with Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes to Midnight
Revelations
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Fear of the Dark
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Aces High
The Evil That Men Do
Sanctuary

Check out the rest of our Sonisphere Festival 2014 coverage here.

Sunday Slaylist: Sonisphere Festival 2014

June 29th, 2014

Sonisphere 2014 Sunday Slaylist Thrash Hits

Oh it’s been away for a while, but Sonisphere Festival has returned to the UK and is less than one whole week away. We cannot wait. We are excited. There are loads of our favourite bands playing at the magnificent Knebworth Park, which is why in time-honoured tradition, we’ve gone and made ourselves a Sunday Spotify Slaylist of some of the bands we really want to see next weekend to get us well and truly in the mood for Sonisphere’s comeback weekend.

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Interview: Sonisphere Festival promoter, Alan Day on Metallica, Glastonbury and cancelling a festival

June 4th, 2014

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Metallica are headlining the Sunday evening of Sonisphere Festival 2014 so Raziq Rauf took a few minutes to talk to festival booker, Alan Day about the metal legends, the cancelled event of 2012 and what to look out for at Knebworth this year. You can also WIN a pair of Sonisphere tickets and a goody bag. Decent.

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The future of British rock and metal festivals

April 1st, 2014

With Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead and Soulfly (and Wolfmother…) set to fill the main stage of a day at British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park this July, it struck Raziq Rauf that the same bill could easily have been announced in 2000 to the same fanfare. What has (or has not) happened in the last 14 years for this to be the case and what does the future have in store?

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What is the future of music festivals? I’m not talking 2015 (because 2014’s summer season lineup is just about fully lined up), I’m talking about something more like 2025. What is going to happen to our music festivals in the next ten years? Will Metallica still be headlining on a rota with Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Linkin Park? The classic rockers like Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Black Sabbath have a shelf-life. Are Avenged Sevenfold or Rammstein the answer? While they sell out arenas in London and that simply translates to headlining Donington or Knebworth, neither have ever had quite the same impact as those first mentioned few and they likely never will.

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Best of 2013: Top 6 News

January 11th, 2014

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We spell it out clear as day in our ‘About’ page – Thrash Hits is not a new blog. It’s the very first sentence in our ‘About’ page. If we wanted to just regurgitate the hundreds of meaningless press releases that arrive in our inboxes every day, we’d go work for one of those other, nowhere-near-as-good-as-Thrash-Hits websites. You really want another site where you can read the same story over and over again, with nothing new added to it other than just a slightly-differemt-flavour of snark?

So yeah, we might not be a news site, but we still post news stories every now and again. Sometimes it’s because a news story is too big to ignore, sometimes it’s because we’ve gone and done some actual journalism and discovered something all on our own. Sometimes it’s just that we found something we really liked and wanted more of you to know about it. Here are six of our most-viewed from 2013*.

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Thrash Hits’ Favourite Gigs of 2013

December 12th, 2013

2013 thrash hits favourite gigs of the year

Part and parcel of being opinionated music lovers is that we go and experience lots of music in its natural habitat – on a stage – and then we decide how good it was. Some spectacles are so powerful that they evoke emotions strong enough to form memories through the drunkenness. It’s a rarity but that’s why some here have to name several before deciding upon their Favourite Gig of 2013. There is zero reason for you to be reading this but if you’ve read this far, you’ll get at least halfway down before clicking the cross.

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“I f*cking hate Blink 182.” – Reading & Leeds 2014 headliners don’t satisfy all

December 6th, 2013

When the Reading & Leeds Festival line-up was announced and Blink 182 were the first headliners to be unveiled, a lot of people were grateful that it was a rock-oriented band even if they are a reformed dinosaur rather than anything fresh. Tomas Doyle, however, didn’t take any positives from it at all and so he mounted his soapbox once again…

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I fucking hate Blink 182. “Oh how can you hate Blink 182, Tom? They’re a really big and important band and that.” First things first, loads of stuff is big, that doesn’t make it important. Michael McIntyre is big but at an artistic level he is colossally unimportant and colossally unfunny – just like Blink 182.

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You can own Iron Maiden bassist, Steve Harris’s Essex mansion for £5.9million

October 10th, 2013

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The global housing market is not doing well but Iron Maiden bassists need to sell their mansions. That’s a fact. Sadly for Steve Harris, he has had to play the game and drop almost one million pounds from the asking price of his eight-bedroom mansion in Essex.

He was selling the mansion for £6,750,000 a year ago, but that price has dropped by £0.9m to ‘just’ £5,850,000. Poor Steve.

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