Oh it’s been away for a while, but Sonisphere Festival has returned to the UK and is less than one whole week away. We cannot wait. We are excited. There are loads of our favourite bands playing at the magnificent Knebworth Park, which is why in time-honoured tradition, we’ve gone and made ourselves a Sunday Spotify Slaylist of some of the bands we really want to see next weekend to get us well and truly in the mood for Sonisphere’s comeback weekend.
The Prodigy are a Braintree, Essex, UK, electronic music group (aka Prodigy), formed by Liam Howlett (composition, keyboards), in 1990. They have sold over 20 million records worldwide, which is almost unequalled in dance music history.
Their music consists of various styles ranging from rave and breakbeat hardcore in the early 90s to alternative rock and big beat, with punk vocal elements in later times. Other current band members include: Keith Flint (dancing Read more on Last.fm
The Prodigy on Thrash Hits
Interview: Sonisphere Festival promoter, Alan Day on Metallica, Glastonbury and cancelling a festival
June 4th, 2014
Metallica are headlining the Sunday evening of Sonisphere Festival 2014 so Raziq Rauf took a few minutes to talk to festival booker, Alan Day about the metal legends, the cancelled event of 2012 and what to look out for at Knebworth this year. You can also WIN a pair of Sonisphere tickets and a goody bag. Decent.
June 4th, 2014
June 28th, 2012
It’s that time of year again – it’s the return of the Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page for 2012! All of our Download coverage from across the entire weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights, every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that we overhear, and every outrageous photo of muddy debauchery that our photographers can get their lenses on.
June 15th, 2012
Yep, it’s back – it’s time for episode 002 of the Thrash Hits podcast. We would’ve had it up yesterday, but iTunes was breaking our balls. This week Thrash Hits’ editors, Raziq Rauf and Hugh Platt, review the Download Festival 2012 line-up, discuss which bands fluffed it on the main stage, and sees Raz keep interrupting Hugh’s moaning with his bad James Hetfield impression.
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June 9th, 2012
The Prodigy’s Friday night Main Stage headline set was so good that even an hour afterwards we were buzzing from it. Apparently we also threatened to eat an entire baby too, but that had nothing to do with how awesome Keith Flint and co. were.
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.
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.
June 16th, 2009
February 9th, 2009
January 10th, 2009
At the tail-end of 2008, we reported that The Prodigy could be headlining Download Festival 2009.
They headlined the Snickers Stage (second stage) at Download in 2006 and since then, the festival has downsized. They also closed Reading Festival in 2002, so they’re no strangers to headlining festivals and what with their recent renaissance, a headline slot could well be on the cards.
Anyway, our top snapper, Gary Wolstenholme caught the electro-mentalists live in Sheffield in December and took a few photos. Check these out.