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Rolo Tomassi are a mathcore band from Sheffield, England. Their name is taken from the fictional character Rollo Tomasi in the film LA Confidential. The band formed in 2005 and set their local scene alight by playing a synth driven technical mix of styles and genres difficult to define in a single word.

The band self-released their first demo shortly after forming. Shortly after the band pursued a tape release via danger!laser!phaser!razor! where only 200 copies were made. Read more on Last.fm

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Introducing…. Soccer With Rockers 2014: a Fantasy Football nightmare

August 19th, 2014

Thrash Hits BSM 5-a-side 2014 kym ellis. Taken by Kym Ellis - kymellis.com

That’s the Thrash Hits FC team photo taken on Sunday afternoon at the annual BSM 5-a-side football tournament. The important thing is that despite not winning, we definitely didn’t come last.

Anyway, the point is that the Raz-shaped half of the Thrash Hits editorial team loves football. It’s the glue that holds much of British society together, after all and the ubiquitous love often manifests itself on the internet in the form of Fantasy Football. So we made a league. It’s called Serie ARGH.

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Albums of the Year 2012: Raziq Rauf

December 12th, 2012

Thrash Hits Albums of 2012

So we’ve already published part 1, part 2 AND Dep Ed, Hugh Platt’s Albums of the Year lists, so now it’s time for the next stage of #RaziqRaufsReignOfTerror. Here’s the eclectic and ridiculous list of Raziq Rauf.

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Photos: Architects, Rolo Tomassi + Stray From The Path @ Sheffield Corporation – 14 April 2012

April 24th, 2012

Architects live at Sheffield Corporation - 14 April 2012 - c/o Gary Wolstenholme/Inventory Photo for Thrash Hits

When Brighton metalcore-ish types, Architects, went on tour across the UK earlier this month, we didn’t just have one photographer covering it. Oh no. We had two. In the first batch of shots we’ve got from the tour, we’re bringing you the snaps taken by the mighty Gary Wolstenholme, from when the tour rolled in to the Sheffield Corporation.

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What does everyone think of ‘Old Mystics’ – the new single from Rolo Tomassi?

February 2nd, 2012

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Yesterday, Rolo Tomassi treated us to the first taste of their as-yet-untitled upcoming third studio album, in the form of new single, ‘Old Mystics’. It’s the first new music we’ve heard from the band (as opposed to the previously unreleased demos and the like on Eternal Youth) in nearly two years, so we were pretty damned excited to hear it.

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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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