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There are several bands called Svalbard.

1) a metal band from Silesia, Poland

2) a martial/darkwave band from Homel, Belarus.

3) A modern melodic hardcore band wth dramatic tendencies from Bristol, UK.

1] The initial idea of this band arouse in 2004. The everchanging line-up was the main reason for the band to stay in the dark for long years. But not only are they still around, with:
Piotr (Peter) on vocals,
Clad (Dominic) on guitar,
Pająk (Peter) on bass,

Svalbard on Thrash Hits

EXCLUSIVE: get your first taste of the new collaborative album from Svalbard and Pariso

May 12th, 2014


We’ve made no secret in the past that we’re pretty big fans of both Svalbard and Pariso, so we were more than a little intrigued when we heard that they were working on a collaborative album together. Yes, you read that right – not a split EP, but a collaborative album. And they’re letting us stream the first track/single/whatever you call the first song to be made public from it exclusively here on Thrash Hits.

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The Thrash Hits Cloudcast 012: 07-13 October 2013

October 9th, 2013


Another week, another solo Mixcloud show from our deputy editor Hugh – and we’ve gone well and truly global this time around. We open this week’s show with a double-bill of Tangled Talk hardcore, before mixing in some Swedish glam, some Finnish mentalism, some North American riffs, and close with some Antipodean m0sh. Yep, we’re globetrotting this week.

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If You Buy One Thing This Week: Flightless Birds by Svalbard

October 7th, 2013

Svalbard 2013 promo photo Thrash Hits

There’s nothing more satisfying when one of the bands we’ve featured as a Future Hits makes good on the promise of their potential, and puts out a release that characterises exactly what it is about them that first caught our attention. Released today on one of our long-time favourite indie labels, Tangled Talk, the new EP from the Bristol-based Svalbard is just that. Chuck those post-hardcore, post-rock, post-bloody-everything labels out the window, because Flightless Birds deserves your full attention, rather than some lazy pigeonhole genre-tags.
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The Thrash Hits Cloudcast 006: 12-18 August 2013

August 13th, 2013

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This week sees Thrash Hits scribe and all-round Ronnie Radke fanboy, Gavin Lloyd, joins Hugh to talk up the week’s best new releases and the tours taking place over the next seven days. Only…err…there aren’t many decent releases this week so they jus stuck to waxing lyrical about gigs, tours and shows.

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Future Hits 143: Svalbard

May 21st, 2013

Svalbard promo photo Thrash Hits

From: Bristol, UK
Lazy equation: (Rinoa + Modern Life Is War) x the inevitability of environmental collapse.
URLs: Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud // Bandcamp

Thrash Hits verdict: We love a bit of progressive UK hardcore, so the thoughtful but forceful racket knocked up by Bristol’s Svalbard was just the ticket for our Future Hits column. Lead guitarist/vocalist Serena Cherry answered most of our questions, but left it to guitarist/vocalist Liam Phelan to add the cheesy jokes at the end.

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