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Kylesa is an American sludge metal band that was formed in Savannah, Georgia. Their music incorporates experimentalism with heavy riffs, drop-tuned guitars and elements of psychedelic rock. The group was established in 2001 by the former members of Damad, with the addition of guitar player Laura Pleasants who is from North Carolina. The band has since undergone line up changes; the remaining original members are Phillip Cope and Laura Pleasants. In 2006, the band added two drummers (Carl McGinley of Unpersons, from Savannah, and Jeff Porter). Read more on Last.fm

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Album: Kylesa – Ultraviolet

May 31st, 2013

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Kylesa
Ultraviolet
Season of Mist
27 May 2013

by Tom Dare

It’s interesting that two of the most notable alumni of that Georgia sludge scene – Baroness and Mastodon – have moved a little away from their more crushing roots in recent years, and had success by doing so. Another distinguished graduate, Kylesa, have found their own, very different path for sixth album Ultraviolet. It’s individual, distinctively theirs and not quite what you expect.

It’s also bloody heavy and pretty metal.

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Sonisphere Festival 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

July 27th, 2011

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Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here.

All our work from Sonisphere Festival 2011 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. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many sexy ladies in various states of safe-for-work undress as we can legitimately get away with? It’s all here.

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Album: Kylesa – Spiral Shadow

October 26th, 2010

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Kylesa
Spiral Shadow
Prosthetic Records
25 October 2010

by Amit Sharma

Wasting no time with releasing a new album a mere 18 months after it’s predecessor, it’s great to see Kylesa acting with the urgency needed for a band to break through to the next level. From the moment you hear those signature dual drum tracks in the opening build up of ‘Tired Climb’, it’s clear that this could be the album that takes them very far indeed.

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The Month In Metal: July

July 1st, 2009

Are we really half way through 2009 already? Apparently so. Feeling confused about the six months just gone, and the six left to go? Thrash Hits is here to guide you – well, through the next four weeks, at least.

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For those of you lucky enought to live alongside Thrash Hits in London town, tonight sees the launch of Someone’s Yelling Fire, a new punk/hardcore/metal/screamo/emo night at the recently-reopened Highbury Garage. Get there early enough and you’ll be able to catch live sets from The Xcerts, Save Your Breath and Flood of Red. Get their later, and you get to see Thrash Hits staffers collapse at the bar following an excess of beers. Double trouble! And just a fiver to boot.

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Album: Kylesa – Static Tensions

April 24th, 2009

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Kylesa
Static Tensions
Prosthetic Records
09 March 2009

by Sophia Murray

In a scene that is currently being almost burnt out by a barrage of bands attempting to shred, thrash and scream-core their way into the shallows of notoriety, there are few bands like Kylesa. Rising from the ashes of this sort of despair is the quirky, avant-garde creativity of Static Tensions.

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