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There are at least 2 artists named The Blackout:

1) Welsh rock band.
2) Latvian stoner rock/southern metal band.

1) The Blackout are a band formed in 2003 in South Wales and drawing influences from across the board, they combine heavy crunching guitars, riffs, screams and thunderous drumbeats with beautiful melodies and emotionally driven vocals.

The band has played shows in and around the UK with the likes of Lostprophets, Funeral for a Friend Read more on Last.fm

The Blackout on Thrash Hits

Photos: Breakout Festival – 27 September 2014

October 2nd, 2014

Betraying The Martyrs at Breakout Festival 2014 by Mike Burnell Thrash Hits

Wait, did we say outdoor festival season had ended with Reading and Leeds? Well, we were wrong. A whole truckload of bands descended upon Brighton Racecourse last weekend for Breakout Festival. We sent our newest snapper, Mike Burnell, down to shoot the best and the brightest for Thrash Hits.

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Sunday Slaylist: Reading & Leeds Festival 2013

August 11th, 2013

Reading & Leeds Festival 2013 Thrash Hits

With the August Bank Holiday weekend rapidly approaching, Reading & Leeds Festivals are once again upon us. As with every year, Reading & Leeds have a bit fat dollop of heaviness in among the landfill indie, so for this week’s Sunday Slaylist we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of the hardest and heaviest from their 2013 line-ups.

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Nine Inch Nails and a load more bands also added to Reading & Leeds 2013 festival line-ups

March 11th, 2013

Trent Reznor 2013 Thrash Hits

Oh, and in addition to Green Day, a whole load of other bands were added to the Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013 line-ups today. Most exciting is the news that Trent Reznor will be bringing Nine Inch Nails to the UK for their first shows since he decided to reform his touring alter-ego. Also joining the bill that (at least vaguely) meet the Thrash Hits remit are City and Colour, The Blackout, Mallory Knox, New Found Glory, Twin Atlantic, Tomahawk and While She Sleeps.

These new additions join a line-up that includes the previously announced headliners Eminem, Biffy Clyro, and Green Day as well as a few other bands (and a fair few that aren’t) of interest to your average Thrash Hits Reader. You want more info? You want to shell out £197.50 (plus fees, parking, camping, and a load of other extras that will push your ticket price above £200 for the weekend)? Well, head on over to either the Reading or Leeds Festival site and you can do both.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 020: It’s a question of Britishness

February 15th, 2013

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This week Hugh and Tom Dare sit down to tackle the subject of Britishness in metal, taking care to avoid going on about tedious, tub-thumping, nationalist nonsense, and instead concentrating on some of the more unusual quirks and trends that Britishness has inadvertantly lent to British rock and metal over the years – how it affects not just how bands sound, but how we think about bands, and even how we come to cover certain bands at all in the first place.

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Album: The Blackout – Start The Party

January 25th, 2013

The Blackout 2012 promo photo Thrash Hits

The Blackout
Start The Party
Cooking Vinyl
21 January 2013

by Tom Doyle

There is a bit in the opening track of this, The Blackout’s fourth studio album, where one of them yells ‘WASSSSUUUPPPPPP’ in the style of that toad in the Budweiser ad from the year 2000. Remember that? In truth, opening with a pop culture reference that is nearly a decade and a half old is a microcosm of everything you need to know about this album but the turn of the millennia touchstones do not stop there.

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Sonisphere Festival confirms UK headliners as Queen (with Adam Lambert), Faith No More and KISS as part of 23 bands announced for Knebworth 2012

February 20th, 2012

Queen Brian May Adam Lambert Thrash Hits

Sonisphere Festival have confirmed Queen (with Adam Lambert), Faith No More, and KISS as the headliners for the UK leg of their European festival franchise. In addition to these three main stage headliners, Sonisphere have confirmed an additional twenty other acts for their 2012 UK incarnation, bringing the total of bands announced for Knebworth this summer up to 23.

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We always thought The Blackout were shit but now we think they’re wankers too

September 14th, 2010

The nicest thing I’ve heard anyone say about The Blackout’s music is, “But… they’re lovely boys?” and, “It’s o…k.” This meant that instead of actively publicising the fact that we think their derivative emo drivel is a scourge on society that even The Hoosiers cannot compete with, we just said nothing.

THIS HAS ALL CHANGED.

They’re now offering their fans the chance to sell their merch, eat Christmas dinner with them and play XBox with them. However, their fans will have to pay for the pleasure. Yes. Their fans can pay to work for The Blackout.

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What do these bands have in common? aka 22 bands announced for Download 2010

March 23rd, 2010

So what have all these bands got in common? They’ve all been “officially” announce for Donwload 2010? Hurrah! (Please remember to divide your excitement by how much you’ve been paying attention to the rumour mill). ETC ETC. What? You want the actual band names? Then you better check after the jump then, shouldn’t you?

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