So we’ve already published part 1, part 2 AND Dep Ed, Hugh Platt’s Albums of the Year lists, so now it’s time for the next stage of #RaziqRaufsReignOfTerror. Here’s the eclectic and ridiculous list of Raziq Rauf.
While She Sleeps is a British band from Sheffield, England. Formed in 2006, the group consists of vocalist Lawrence Taylor, guitarists Sean Long and Mat Welsh, bassist Aaran Mackenzie and drummer Adam Savage. They are currently signed to Search and Destroy Records in the UK, The End Records in the US and Shock Records in Australia. Since releasing their debut mini-album The North Stands for Nothing in 2010, they have gained a much increased following. Read more on Last.fm
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.
The sandwich is possibly the greatest food-based invention. We need to be able to eat and post on Facebook at the same time. Sandwiches allow us to do this. The best thing about sandwiches, however, is that anybody can eat them. Vegetarian? Put some more salad in. Belly doesn’t like wheat? Use some gluten-free bread then! And everybody has a favourite sandwich. Even bands…
Everyone is naming While She Sleeps as one of the bands to watch over the next twelve months. Having heard their cracking debut album, This Is The Six we’re inclined to agree. Having gotten the crowd to sing along as well as mosh, singer Loz Taylor starts to scale the scaffolding. The set is pulled immediately. There’s no sound coming out of the main speakers but the band carry on playing through their own amps. It’s all people are going to be talking about.
Yeah, the video to ‘This Is The Six’ has been on the internet for over a week already but it’s just sinking in that While She Sleeps have got a big fat hit on their hands. Obviously we pegged this when we highlighted their freely downloadable EP, but the title track to their first album proper is super. It sounds better and better each time you listen to it.
If you get up very early in the morning, you’ll have spotted that Download Festival‘s head promoter, Andy Copping, announced another 22 bands for this year’s festival via his Twitter account this morning. And as you’d expect from such a large announcement, it’s a mix of old and new, big and small, and awesome and just plain awful.
They’ve done it. They’ve survived. Tomas Doyle and Ben Gibson have made it through to the other side of Hevy Festival 2011. Let’s see what they got up to on the third and final day of the festival….
Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here.
All our work from Sonisphere Festival 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many sexy ladies in various states of safe-for-work undress as we can legitimately get away with? It’s all here.
Did you know that Asking Alexandria are one of the biggest British bands in America today? Their recent second album, Reckless and Relentless went in at #9 in the main charts but back in their homeland they’re only playing Electric Ballroom. That’s still pretty good though so seeing as fellow Yorkshiremen, While She Sleeps and Yanks, Of Mice & Men were in support, we toddled down to Camden to check it all out.
After the drooling adulation we threw at Sylosis‘ new album Edge Of The Earth, you might think the chances of us missing their headlining show in London were worse than the odds of a Nickelback cover band surviving a support slot on a Slayer tour. And you would be correct. Here’s a bumper crop things we found out from tonight.