You may know about our love/obsession with most things Icelandic so it may not be a surprise to see a new band from Reykjavik featured here. This is MUCK, they play intelligent, discordant hardcore and it’s fantastic.
November 11th, 2014
From the KISS frontman’s personal Twitter account…
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) November 11, 2014
This is probably why you shouldn’t let ageing rockstars setup their own pre-dated scheduled tweets. The offending tweet has since been deleted, but hey, nothing ever really gets deleted on the internet.
October 29th, 2014
Devin Townsend Project
27 October 2014
by Ruth Booth
Since Devin Townsend returned to music four years ago, we’ve seen nearly all sides of his diverse output reimagined and revitalised under his “Devin Townsend Project” moniker. All except one that is – Ziltoid The Omniscient, titular star of Townsend’s 2007 record and the musician’s malevolent alien alter-ego. Seven years on, we finally have Z2 – the spiritual follow-up to ZTO’s screed on creativity and caffeine addiction – but with a difference this time.
October 20th, 2014
Valient Himself is a busy man. Not only does he front Valient Thorr, but he also sings in Brief Lives and produces the excellent Thrash Hits-sponsored Rocknowledgy podcast. It’s the first two of those three things that we’re concerning ourselves with today, as both of Valient Himself’s bands are about to start touring the bejesus out of the USA.
October 14th, 2014
We’ve always been pretty big fans of the mad noise that Årabrot have made their stock-in-trade, so when the news hit earlier this year that the band’s lynchpin Kjetil Nernes had been diagnosed with throat cancer, we were plenty concerned. Thankfully Nernes seems to have gotten the disease under control, as he’s leading his band to perform in a stacked bill at one of our favourite London micro venues later this week.
September 23rd, 2014
London: it’s where most of Thrash Hits calls home. London: it’s a really great place to live, if you can stand the pollution and ludicrous cost of living. London: it’s where you can see a kickass line-up of four extremely talented metal bands on Saturday night for absolutely nothing at allI.
July 9th, 2014
Do you remember the Home Of Metal project? It was a series of events between June 2011 and January 2012, centred around a major exhibition at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, celebrating and exploring the role of Birmingham and the Black Country in the gestation, formation, and birth of that genre we all know and love – heavy metal. Well, the project was so damn good that it’s been nominated for an award, and they need your help in guaranteeing they win it.
June 7th, 2014
We can’t really tell you anything about why the new video from FACT for their track ‘Disclosure’ is so amazing without spoiling the surprise. Suffice to say, the fake out bit (you’ll know what we’re talking about when you see it) had us punching the air at how cool it was.
And once you’re done, go buy a copy of FACT’s latest album, Witness. We made it one of our If You Buy One Thing This Week picks earlier this year for a reason, after all.
May 19th, 2014
We’ve got a lot of time for Valient Thorr. That’s one of the reasons why we sponsor Rocknowledgy, the excellent music-mix podcast put out by the band’s frontman, the mighty Valient Himself. Right now, Valient Thorr are on a bit of a break as they gear up for their forthcoming European tour, leaving Valient Himself at a bit of a temporary loose end. What do musicians do when they’ve got a surplus of creative energy? They go and join even more bands, which is what Valient Himself has done with Richmond-based band Brief Lives, who hit the road this week for their first US tour with him on board.
May 12th, 2014
We’ve made no secret in the past that we’re pretty big fans of both Svalbard and Pariso, so we were more than a little intrigued when we heard that they were working on a collaborative album together. Yes, you read that right – not a split EP, but a collaborative album. And they’re letting us stream the first track/single/whatever you call the first song to be made public from it exclusively here on Thrash Hits.