It’s might’ve been lying dormant for several years, but this year we brought the COROT-3b Prize back. Yes, we know that running an “alternative” to the Mercury Prize isn’t original. Yadda yadda yadda. You still want to know who we decided is the winner though, right? Because after discussing and debating the nominees in this edition of the podcast, that’s exactly what Raz and Hugh did.
October 9th, 2013
Another week, another solo Mixcloud show from our deputy editor Hugh – and we’ve gone well and truly global this time around. We open this week’s show with a double-bill of Tangled Talk hardcore, before mixing in some Swedish glam, some Finnish mentalism, some North American riffs, and close with some Antipodean m0sh. Yep, we’re globetrotting this week.
October 2nd, 2013
For this week’s Cloudcast, our deputy editor Hugh is going it alone – we’ve got a cut from In Solitude (our pick for If You Buy One Thing This Week), as well as tracks by Soulfly, More Than Conquerors, Baby Godzilla, Conan, and Wet Nuns. Oh, and a track by a little-known Watford punk band called Shockmaster. Apparently, they are so very proud of all their boys.
September 24th, 2013
Gavin Lloyd joins us again for this week’s Cloudcast, where we forgo talking about tours and gigs to just talk about records coming out this week, starting off with some post-UKSWELL (end us now, we have become Those Guys who just make up genres), and swinging all the way through to tough-guy nu-metalcore and ending with a bit of classic grunge. Yep.
September 19th, 2013
September 11th, 2013
On this week’s Cloudcast, we’ve got taster-tracks from four of this week’s best new releases, as well as this week’s Future Hits inductee, Palm, and a song connected to he biggest news story in metal this week: Robb Flynn throwing his toys out the pram at Avenged Sevenfold.
September 3rd, 2013
This week we let our web developer, Will Beardmore, out of his box to come join Hugh on our Cloudcast. This week we celebrate Avenged Sevenfold getting a UK no.1, mourn the death of Joey LaCaze, and spin some tracks from this week’s notable new releases and tours.
August 13th, 2013
This week sees Thrash Hits scribe and all-round Ronnie Radke fanboy, Gavin Lloyd, joins Hugh to talk up the week’s best new releases and the tours taking place over the next seven days. Only…err…there aren’t many decent releases this week so they jus stuck to waxing lyrical about gigs, tours and shows.
August 7th, 2013
In this week’s Cloudcast, Hugh’s recording solo is what appears to be an underground cavern – get your goddamn reverb sorted out, Hugh! Anyway, once again we’re running through some of our favourite tracks from the albums getting released this week, and close the show with a triple-bill of tracks from the headline acts from Bloodstock Open Air 2013, which is taking place this weekend.
July 31st, 2013
In this week’s Cloudcast, our entire editorial team in on the mic as Hugh is joined by Raz to talk about some of the best (and in fact, also worst) albums getting released this week, as some outright classic tracks from some of the biggest bands playing shows across the UK over the next seven days.