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Future Hits 186: Morð

November 6th, 2014

Mord logo icelandic black metal band 2014

Morð (Morth)
From: Reykjavik, Iceland
Lazy equation: Íslenska svartur málmur með einhverjum gróp
URLs: Facebook // Bandcamp

Talking in broad strokes, black metal is all about emotion. It uses it to steamroller your senses and the ability of a successful black metal band in parlaying said emotion is an impressive one. It’s difficult to play a guitar incredibly fast but you can learn to do that much more easily than learning to convey your emotions. That’s why we knew Morð were the real deal when we saw them playing live at Eistnaflug Festival earlier this summer.

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Sunday Slaylist: Alt-Fest 2014 CANCELLED

July 27th, 2014

Alt-Fest 2014 Slaylist CANCELLED Thrash Hits

Another Sunday, another Slaylist dedicated to the line-up of one of the UK’s upcoming summer festivals. This week it is the turn of Alt-Fest – a brand new festival taking place over the weekend of 15-17 August, in the Boughton Estate near Kettering. It’s still got a fair whack of metal and rock in the line-up, but Alt-Fest separates itself form the crowd with a healthy dollop of goth and industrial music as well. Go stuff this week’s Slaylist down your ears and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

Oh dear. Alt-Fest has been cancelled. Still, you can still enjoy our Spotify Playlist, right?

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Live: Roadburn Festival @ Tilburg 013 – 09-13 April 2014

April 29th, 2014

Opeth 2011 promo photo Thrash Hits

Roadburn Festival describe themselves as “Europe’s leading underground festival for psychedelic, avant-garde, doom or any other variation of leftfield sonic pleasures that push the boundaries of music.” It’s that offering that brought Rob McAuslan over the sea and back to the festival for his third consecutive visit – this year featuring line-up choices and a day of curation from one Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Six Things We Learned At Roadburn 2014:

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Sunday Slaylist: Live Evil Festival 2013

September 29th, 2013

Live Evil 2013 Thrash Hits

In keeping with our ongoing theme of Winter metal-fest themed Sunday Slaylists, we were going to put something together today to herald the impending (and quite frankly magnificent-looking) Live Evil Festival 2013. We say “were”, because yesterday while bumming around on the internet, we found out that Dylan Hughes aka A Fist In The Face Of God got there first. And made a better mix than we ever could.

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Hard Rock Hell AOR 2 announces initial line-up

June 28th, 2013

Hard Rock Hell AOR2 Thrash Hits

If you say Hard Rock Hell presents AOR 2’s given acronym – HRHAOR – you end up making a noise like a dinosaur. This is the bit where you can come up with your own joke about the kind of acts that get announced for HRHAOR being a bunch of rock dinosaurs. Ha! Did you see what we did there?!?

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Live: Desertfest – Saturday 27 April 2013

May 6th, 2013

DesertFest 2013 Thrash Hits

We didn’t go to the Friday of Desertfest 2013 because we have jobs and couldn’t get the time off. Yeah, that sucked. Still, it meant Hugh Platt was 50% less “fragrant” than the vast amounts of beards bustling around when he headed up to Camden on Saturday afternoon to get his fill of fuzzed up dirty stoner metal.

Six Things we learned on Day 2 of Desertfest 2013:

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Sunday Slaylist: DesertFest 2013

February 17th, 2013

DesertFest 2013 Thrash Hits

Of all the indoor multi-day festivals that take place in the UK, there’s one right here in London that has always stood head and shoulders above all the others as far as we’re concerned – DesertFest. Returning to a brace of venues across Camden over a weekend this coming April, DesertFest is three days of the best sludge, stoner and doom carnage the UK will see in 2013. That’s why we’ve dedicated this week’s Slaylist to this year’s line-up.

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Vans Warped Tour to return to the UK after 14 year absence

March 30th, 2012

Vans Warped Tour UK first promo pic Thrash Hits

Well, this is a turn up for the books – the Vans Warped Tour is going to be coming to the UK after nearly a decade and a half of absence. Even though at this stage there’s no information concrete information regarding the line-up, ticket price, exact date beyond “November” or venue beyond “it’s in London”, the fact that it’s coming here at all is still something of a surprise.

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