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King Diamond is the band that King Diamond (Kim Petersen) formed after he left Mercyful Fate which eventually caused the remaining members to split up (although Michael Denner and Timi Hansen were also members of King Diamond) - following the departure of Hank Shermann. Although the first incarnation of King Diamond featured members of Mercyful Fate, the band lost most of its proto-black metal style and become a heavy metal band. The Satanic focus of Mercyful Fate's lyrics was replaced by a focus on horror stories. Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Rock & Metal Advent 2014

December 7th, 2014

Advent Calendar 2014 Thrash Hits

Look, we bloody love Christmas. If you’re not on board with that, then it’s probably a good idea to stop reading now.

For those of you who are left, you’ve probably noticed that over the past week we’ve been posting daily videos on Facebook and Twitter of some of our favourite Christmas-themed songs. And we’re going to keep doing it right up until Christmas Eve. We’re only going and doing a whole bloody Advent Calendar, aren’t we!

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Bloodstock Open Air 2013 – Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

August 11th, 2013

Bloodstock Open Air 2013 on 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 Bloodstock Open Air 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Bloodstock Open Air 2013: King Diamond @ Main Stage – Friday, 09 August 2013

August 10th, 2013

King Diamond at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

King Diamond’s headline set on the Friday night of Bloodstock Open Air 2013 was perhaps the most eagerly-awaited of the whole weekend – did it live up to expectations?

Well, yes. OBVIOUSLY. Go check out Gary Wolstenholme’s photo gallery after the jump to get a taste of how awesome it was.

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The Thrash Hits Cloudcast 005: 05-11 August 2013

August 7th, 2013

Thrash Hits Cloudcast 005

In this week’s Cloudcast, Hugh’s recording solo is what appears to be an underground cavern – get your goddamn reverb sorted out, Hugh! Anyway, once again we’re running through some of our favourite tracks from the albums getting released this week, and close the show with a triple-bill of tracks from the headline acts from Bloodstock Open Air 2013, which is taking place this weekend.

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Sunday Slaylist: Bloodstock Open Air 2013

July 14th, 2013

Bloodstock Open Air 2013 logo Thrash Hits

In just four weeks time, arguably the “most metal” (whatever that means) of the UK summer festival season takes place: Bloodstock Open Air. To get ourselves in the mood for a weekend of wearing denim vests and drinking mead out of horn, we’ve put together a gigantic Sunday Spotify Slaylist, featuring the best of this year’s line-up.

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Sunday Slaylist: A crash course in King Diamond

October 14th, 2012

King Diamond promo photo Thrash Hits

Earlier this week, Bloodstock Open Air got in on the festival-headliner-announcement game by confirming that King Diamond would be making his UK festival debut as their Friday night headliner for 2013. Now while this is frickin’ awesome all of itself, we were talking about it in the pub over the weekend and realised the sheer lack of King Diamond/Mercyful Fate knowledge in  our immediate circle of friends. Dear readers, we’d be lying if we said we were anything less than shocked and ashamed.

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