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If You Buy One Thing This Week: Honey by Aeroplane Flies High

July 14th, 2014

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Let’s take a moment to blow our own trumpet for a second – our Future Hits column is the best place to learn about new heavy music right now. We don’t work to a schedule, we don’t panic and stick any old bunch of guitar-botherers in there just to make up the numbers. We only post a band in it when we really believe in them. Aeroplane Flies High is one of those bands we believe in who we featured in Future Hits. We love their crunchy Northern take on a whole spectrum of classic grunge. Their new EP, Honey, comes out this week, and it perfectly captures every facet of this great young band. That’s why it’s our choice for If You Buy One Thing This Week.

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Album: The Hell – Groovehammer

July 14th, 2014

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The Hell
Groovehammer
Prosthetic Records
07 July 2014

by Gavin Lloyd

For those unaware The Hell first emerged at the tail end of last year. An album of snotty, down tuned, aggro punk loaded with swearing released for free. Tongues soon started wagging as to who these mystery men actually were, the addition of a few familiar faces on the album cover only bolstered interest, and they soon became the hype band of the month, with various industry folk tweeting hyperbole over them.

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Sunday Slaylist: The Radio 1 Review Show – 08 July 2014

July 13th, 2014

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We went on the BBC Radio 1 Review Show for a record seventh time this week. We reckon it’s because we’re a) one of the few blogs on Radio 1′s books who doesn’t deal in boring indie, and b) one of the few blogs willing to really put the boot in to bad music when we hear it on the show.

To that end, come and listen to our Deputy Editor Hugh Platt take on Paris Hilton on this week’s show.

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Thrash Hits TV: Thy Art Is Murder vs #LinkinNARC

July 12th, 2014

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When we went to Download Festival 2014, we had planned on asking all the bands what they would do if Linkin Park ratted them out to the cops (not sure what we’re talking about? Here’s a link to Sublime With Rome’s version of what happened when they played a festival with Chester Bennington and co at a festival in the USA). However, we got distracted by drinking booze and watching bands and only did a handful. The best of our videos – by far - was when we caught up with our old friends CJ McMahon and Lee Stanton from mighty Australian deathcore monsters Thy Art Is Murder what they would do if Linkin Park grassed them up to the fuzz.

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Album: Monuments – The Amanuensis

July 10th, 2014

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Monuments
The Amanuensis
Century Media
23 June 2014

by Ruth Booth

Aside from the whole “music” thing, djent bands are known for two more err things: conceptual exploration – usually of the spiritual or philosophical bent – and, unfortunately, an inability to keep a vocalist for longer than two minutes. Both of these can handle like double-edged swords for a band – certainly that’s the case with The Amanuensis, the second album from progressive supergroup Monuments.

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Vote for Home Of Metal to win a National Lottery Award

July 9th, 2014

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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.

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Sonisphere Festival 2014 – Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

July 6th, 2014

Sonisphere Festival 2014 Thrash Hits

You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Sonisphere Festival 2014 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Metallica @ Sonisphere Festival – 06 July 2014

July 6th, 2014

Metallica at Sonisphere 2014 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

f you were going to pick one band to headline the final night of Sonisphere Festival’s triumphant return to the UK, it was going to be Metallica, wasn’t it? This band have been one of the driving forces behind Sonisphere all over Europe, so it was only fitting that they were the last band to take to the main stage at Knebworth park this weekend.

Metallica By Request @ Sonisphere Festival 2014 setlist:
Battery
Master of Puppets
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Ride the Lightning
The Unforgiven
Fuel
Lords of Summer
Sad But True
Fade to Black
Creeping Death
One
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Blackened
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman

Whiskey in the Jar
…And Justice for All
(Vote of the Day)
Seek & Destroy

Check out the rest of our Sonisphere Festival 2014 coverage here.

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Dream Theater @ Sonisphere Festival – 06 July 2014

July 6th, 2014

Dream Theater at Sonisphere 2014 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Look how bloody pleased James LaBrie is on the Saturn Stage at Sonisphere Festival 2014! Hasn’t somebody told him that being in a prog band is serious business?!?

Dream Theater @ Sonisphere Festival 2014 setlist:
The Enemy Inside
The Mirror
Lie
On the Backs of Angels
The Looking Glass
Along for the Ride
Overture 1928
Strange Déjà Vu
Pull Me Under

Check out the rest of our Sonisphere Festival 2014 coverage here.

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