In the fourth (and probably final) of our Download Festival 2013 mini-podcasts, we talk to Michael Poulsen & Rob Caggiano of Volbeat about the Top 6 things about their respective hometowns: New York and Copenhagen.
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
The Thrash Hits Podcast 028: Talking Daggers with The AvD from The Defiled (at Download Festival 2013)
July 11th, 2013
In the second of our Download Festival 2013 mini-podcasts, we interview The AvD from The Defiled about Daggers, the band’s forthcoming second album. Not that interviewing The AvD about anything is ever simple…..
July 9th, 2013
June 21st, 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.
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.
June 17th, 2013
This is a notice found taped to a temporary wall backstage at Download Festival 2013 for the benefit of any security guards with the temerity to ask Jared Leto or co WTF they’re doing there and whoTF that is they’re taking into their cabin.
June 12th, 2013
The first headliner of Download Festival 2013 is Slipknot. They’re playing on the Friday night and they’ve got a bunch of great albums. Everyone’s got a different idea but TH editor, Raz has a story filled with multi-layered nostalgia about his favourite Slippers record. Have a read and then you can vote for your favourite Slipknot release. Fun, eh?
PROGTOLOGY with James Monteith of TesseracT: #10 – Getting to Download Festival? As easy as riding a bike…
June 11th, 2013
It’s fair to say James Monteith has been a bit busy releasing TesseracT‘s excellent second album, Altered State. That’s why this is his first post in eight months, but he’s already taken up a new challenge – cycling to Donington. From London. Hopefully without vomiting. Yeah, right…
Just over two months ago I was minding my own business, scratching my balls, watching the clock count down to 27 May (Altered State release date), when Prog editor, Jerry Ewing emailed me about The Heavy Metal Truants bike ride. At first I thought it was a joke – especially coming from Jerry, who doesn’t look like he’s ever sat on a bike, let alone up for a 161-mile bike ride – but after a few days of harassment I realized it was for real, and after reading about the event and the charities it supports, I was very intrigued and decided I had to get involved.
June 10th, 2013
Headlining the Sunday night and closing Download Festival 2013 are Rammstein. We had loads of ideas as to what their best song is, but TH deputy ed, Hugh had a very firm idea about which of the German powerhouse’s six albums is his favourite, so here’s 300-odd words on exactly the album you think he’s going to talk about.