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Napalm Death is a grindcore/death metal band from Birmingham, England. The band was formed in the village of Meriden near Birmingham, England in 1981 by Nicholas Bullen and Miles Ratledge.

Although other groups had previously played fast and aggressive music, Napalm Death is credited with defining the Grindcore genre through its fusion of punk and metal musical structures, aggressive playing, fast tempos, and deep guttural vocals.

There are no original members left in the band: indeed Read more on Last.fm

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Hammerfest 2013: Reviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

March 19th, 2013

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It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Hammerfest. All of our Hammerfest 2013 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. Yep. That means individual band coverage (photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and awful gossip our man David Keevill overhears, and every single photo of Wales-based debauchery that Gary Wolstenholme and Jenn McCambridge snap will be here.

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Earache Records is 25: 1987-1991 (Part 1 of 5)

November 26th, 2012

Earache Is 25 Part 1 Thrash Hits

Earache Records, the stalwart indie label of British metal, is 25 years old. That’s older than a good proportion of our readership. Over two and a half decades, Earache has put out hundreds of records, including more than a few bona fide classics in almost every major subgenre of metal. We can’t let such a momentous anniversary go unremarked upon, so for the rest of this week, we’re going to be looking back over the entire Earache back catalogue and revisit some of our favourite – and the label’s most controversial – releases from the last quarter-century.

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Video: ‘Analysis Paralyis’ by Napalm Death – awesome track, cheapskate video.

February 29th, 2012

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We’ve already gone on record stating how much we love Napalm Death‘s new album, Utilitarian. It’s pretty much the perfect rebuttal for anyone who claims that latter day Napalm Death isn’t as good as early Napalm Death. It’s a fearsome record, and Barney Greenway’s lyrics are perhaps among the sharpest and most eloquent the band have had in years.

Why they had to make such a cheapo-looking video for ‘Analysis Paralysis’, the first single to be taken from it though….

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Album: Napalm Death – Utilitarian

February 7th, 2012

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Napalm Death
Utilitarian
Century Media
27 February 2012

by Tom Dare

It may at first glance appear odd to say it, but Napalm Death have never quite got the credit they deserve. “How so?” you say. “They’re a legendary band hailed as the godfathers of their genre.” And you’re right – to the point it’s become a vacuous cliché. There are stock phrases that get spouted about Napalm (usually prefaced with some jovial reference to them being from Birmingham) that are all-too-frequently only empty reverence of Scum, FETO and at a pinch Harmony Corruption. The fact they’ve put out astonishing records for 20 years after that gets overlooked far too often. And that Utilitarian is furiously extreme in all new ways highlights why they’re as vital a band as they’ve ever been.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

August 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 Bloodstock Open 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. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]

Sunday Spotify Slaylist: Hevy Festival 2010

August 8th, 2010

I shouldn’t be writing this right now. Right about now, I should be waking up in a tent at Hevy Festival down in Kent, getting ready for Sepultura, Sylosis, Turbowolf, and all the other kick ass bands playing later today. Instead, thanks to a series of unfortunate fuck-ups I won’t bore you with the details of here, I’m stuck in London, and not at the final day of Hevy Festival. And I’m compounding my misery with this Slaylist.

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