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The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster

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The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster (often referred to as just 'Eighties Matchbox') were a rock band from Brighton, England, formed in 1999. The band's sound is dark and blues-inspired, with wild vocals and deep basslines. They call it psychosis rock.

The band comprised of Guy McKnight, Andy Huxley, Marc Norris, Sym Gharial, and Tom Diamantopoulo, until May 2005, in which Andy Huxley "decided to leave due to a decrease in musical similarities" and was replaced by Rich Fownes. Marc and Rich have now both left the band. Read more on Last.fm

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Live: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster @ London Electric Ballroom – 31 October 2012

November 2nd, 2012

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Our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt, makes no secret of his love for The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster. Will their original line-up reunion Halloween show leave him full of fanboy glee, or leave him wishing he’d stuck with his memories? Rhetorical question, ahoy!

Six things we learned when we saw The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster in Camden:

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 006: The Art of the Perfect Gig

July 18th, 2012

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It’s been a little longer than normal between podcasts, and it’s for one simple reason – we’ve been to so many gigs since the last podcast that we simply haven’t found the time to be in the same room for long enough to record an episode. Handily, that’s the inspiration for the main topic of conversation on this week’s episode – just what is it that makes a gig great?

Did any of the gigs we’ve been too recently – including Faith No More, Pearl Jam, Baroness, Monuments, Kerouac and Sacred Mother Tongue to name but a few – made the grade as “classic” gigs? Raz and Hugh debate this question, as well as going over their all-time favourite shows.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 006: The Art of the Perfect Gig

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Sunday Slaylist: The return of The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster

June 24th, 2012

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Of all the things that happened this week, the news that The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster would be reforming was probably the thing that caused the most excitement here at Thrash Hits HQ. TEMBD are one of those bands who fell through the cracks between traditional heavy music and mainstream indie, and their decision to call it a day back in 2011 saw many – us included – feeling they never received the levels of success they deserved. Their reformation is more than enough justification in our eyes to break out a Sunday Slaylist of all their best songs.

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We’re DJing at the Offset Festival warmup show in London on Friday. You should come.

August 31st, 2010

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Yep, Offset Hardcore is stretching its liver out at The Old Blue Last this Friday, 03 September 2010 in preparation for this weekend’s mighty Offset Festival 2010 and Thrash Hits DJs are going to be rocking the house with a disgusting megamix of crap songs.

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Sonisphere Festival 2010: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

August 6th, 2010

It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Sonisphere! All of our Sonisphere Festival 2010 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 need. That means individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and salacious gossip we overhear, and every lewd photo of fit girls frolicking about at Knebworth we can rustle up will be here.

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There’s STILL no Metal in the Mercury Prize

July 22nd, 2009

The 2009 Nationwide Mercury Music prize shortlist has been announced, and once again Hugh Platt finds himself screaming at the sky, shaking his fist like an ineffectual caveman cursing the Gods for making it rain.

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Once again, the great and the good of the UK music media are hunched over, hands clasped around their critical appendages, and are furiously word-wanking their opinions onto betting slips. That’s right: the shortlist of albums fighting for the 2009 Mercury Prize have be announced, and yet again – for the 18th year running – metal has been denied a presence on the final shortlist.

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The Month In Metal: July

July 1st, 2009

Are we really half way through 2009 already? Apparently so. Feeling confused about the six months just gone, and the six left to go? Thrash Hits is here to guide you – well, through the next four weeks, at least.

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For those of you lucky enought to live alongside Thrash Hits in London town, tonight sees the launch of Someone’s Yelling Fire, a new punk/hardcore/metal/screamo/emo night at the recently-reopened Highbury Garage. Get there early enough and you’ll be able to catch live sets from The Xcerts, Save Your Breath and Flood of Red. Get their later, and you get to see Thrash Hits staffers collapse at the bar following an excess of beers. Double trouble! And just a fiver to boot.

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