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Happy International Bacon Day

August 31st, 2013

According to America, it’s International Bacon Day. To celebrate, here’s another tedious Black Flag logo interpretation tattoo, this time using strips of bacon.

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Cool, eh?

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Chris Hemsworth AKA Thor is a metalhead

August 29th, 2013

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In a new interview featured in the US edition of Esquire magazine, it has transpired that Hollywood’s Thor, Chris Hemsworth is a metalhead. He beats the crap out of his mate whilst listening to Pantera. Strong.

It’s Saturday, so Hemsworth boxes. In his garage. With his best friend from high school. Music — Pantera — throbbing through speakers. The guy is suited up in a bright yellow foam suit and helmet, calling out the shots — jab, jab, hook, uppercut. Hemsworth hits hard enough to hurt the trainer, even with the protective gear. Every now and then he throws in a side kick for good measure. He could do this all day. It’s Saturday, so he might lift afterwards. Then spar with his wife. Maybe surf a little at dusk. He can do whatever he wants.

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Thrash Hits is back on the Radio 1 Review Show tonight

August 20th, 2013

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It’s Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend. You knew that, right? Well, it’s that fact as to why the BBC Radio 1 Review Show are having a festival special this evening, and they’ve only gone and invited us back on to mouth off about a whole load of new tracks from the bands playing at the festivals this year. Our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt, is back on as a guest of Edith Bowman alongside Mallory Knox’s Sam Douglas – tune your radio (or more likely, your web browser) in to Radio 1 at 9pm BST to hear his mouth flapping and his opinions leak out all over the airwaves.

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Doctor Who theme tune goes drone-rock

July 23rd, 2013

If you grew up in the UK, you probably spent a good chunk of your childhood behind the sofa watching Doctor Who. A large chunk of the appeal was down to Delia Derbyshire and Ron Grainer’s innovative, pant-wettingly scary theme tune. Turns out that not only did they make a pioneering slice of electronica, they also created the base for one of the most terrifying pieces of drone ever.

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Two 12-year-old metalheads, who grew up in a hip hop neighbourhood, tell their story

June 20th, 2013

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We stumbled upon a crappy rip of this inspiring video a friend had shared on Facebook. A couple of hopeful adolescent metalheads who have grown up against the musical grain of their New York neighbourhood were telling their story, but we just knew there was more to it. Lo and behold, a couple of searches later, we found the original high quality Vimeo page. From there we found the original post on The Avant Garde Diaries.

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