Today (January 26) is Australia Day. According to Wikipedia, it “marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip”. In the UK, this means loads of pubs put on extra drink offers on crappy lager in order to entice the nearby Australian ex-pat community into the pub. At Thrash Hits, it represents something we can hang a themed Sunday Spotify Slaylist off.
There are multiple artists with this name:
1) An experimental blackened death metal band from Australia.
2) Melodic death metal band from Västervik, Sweden.
3) A neo-prog / metal band created by members of Cynic, from Miami, USA.
4) A progressive rock band from Edmonton, Canada.
5) A dream popt band from Staffordshire, UK.
6) A hardcore breaks / nu rave act from London, UK.
7) An electronic/ambient artist from California, USA.
8) An Egyptian / British rock band based in Cairo, Egypt. Read more on Last.fm
Portal on Thrash Hits
February 27th, 2013
25 February 2012
by Daniel Cairns
Allow me to get personal for a minute. As well as writing about dumbbell heavy metal, I write about computer games occasionally. Naturally this means I am followed by computer game people as well as heavy metal people on twitter (as you can imagine there’s a lot of crossover between the two). Whenever I talk about Portal (the band), computer games people think I am talking about the computer game of the same name, so being the colossal prick I am, I like to write innocuous tweets saying “New song from Portal”. Games types will click on the link, expecting a load of bleepy bloopy, quirky electronic buggery bollocks, but instead get an onslaught of atonal, stupidly violent death metal, with a singer that used to wear a cuckoo clock on his head. The amount of “aaaargh what the hell is this?” replies have made this childish and incredibly pointless endeavour entirely worth it.