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Collectively, The Painted Smiles have created a band that uniquely explores all manner of twisted hardcore, metal, punk, psychedelia and even deranged ballads. Inspired by passion, dark humour, horror, love, pain, hate and loss. The aim is simple, to create passionate, energetic and instant music with a deep and thoughtful aftertaste. Fronted by ex SikTh frontman, Mikee Goodman, The Painted Smiles are a must see and hear for any eclectic music fan. Read more on

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Sunday Slaylist: Hammerfest IV – The Hammer of Thor

March 11th, 2012

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This time next week, our intrepid representatives at Hammerfest IV – The Hammer of Thor, will be slowly trying to recover from a weekend where the level of attention paid to the many heavy metal bands playing is directly (and inversely) proportional to the levels of booze being imbibed by them. How do we know they’ll be getting smashed rather than getting their mosh on? Well, because even if you headline your event with Anthrax and Skindred, we know for a fact that whenever more than one Thrash Hits contributor ends up in the same room at Pontin’s in Prestatyn, someone ends up puking. That’s not us trying to sound like a bunch of lads-on-tour kerrrrayyyzzzyy drunks either – that’s the raw statistics of Hammerfest talking.

In any case, we figured we’d put together a Hammerfest-themed Spotify Slaylist to start getting them in the mood nice and early.

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