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The Thrash Hits Podcast 029: Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul & Kyle Shutt from The Sword on the state of Texas (at Download Festival 2013)

July 16th, 2013

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In the third of our Download Festival 2013 mini-podcasts, we talk to Kyle Shutt from The Sword, and the one and only Vinnie Paul from Hellyeah (and, of course, formerly of Pantera) about just what it is that makes their home state of Texas so great.

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Tits @ Download Festival 2013

June 20th, 2013

After a weekend of watching bands at Download Festival, Tom Doyle returned to his 9-5 in London feeling more than a little uncomfortable. What was the matter, though? Tits. Boobies. Breasts. And booing.

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We are now firmly in the aftermath of last weekend’s Download Festival and while heads and limbs may now finally be recovering, the memories will surely last a lifetime. Donington Park yet again proved itself to be the home of rock and astonishing sets from the likes of Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Rammstein and many, many others made it a vintage year.

However, something slightly less cool once again raised its head in that field last weekend and it’s about time it gets addressed.

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Download Festival 2013 – Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

June 19th, 2013

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You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Download Festival 2013: Stone Sour @ Main Stage – Sunday, 16 June 2013

June 19th, 2013

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If you’re going to fly halfway around the world to headline the UK’s premier rock and metal festival on the Friday night, you might as well stick around to do a mid-afternoon Sunday slot with your side-project band, right? Well, that’s exactly what Corey Taylor and Jim Root did with Stone Sour at Download Festival 2013.

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Download Festival 2013: Satyricon @ Pepsi Max Stage – Sunday, 16 June 2013

June 19th, 2013

Satyricon by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Satyr’s grown his hair back, and Frost was hiding behind his drumkit so we didn’t get any photos of him. Still, headlining the Third stage on the final night at Download, the boys in Satyricon proved that there’s an appetite for black metal even at a metal festival as “mainstream” (you know what we mean…) as Download Festival 2013.

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