Thrash Hits

2008

End of the Decade: bits & bobs celebrating the 2000s (Noughties?)

December 31st, 2009

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Linkin Park are the biggest selling band of this decade, nay, century. That’s a statement that really hurts, isn’t it. They’ve sold more records than Metallica, Iron Maiden or even The Beatles. Yes, feel free to weep because there doesn’t seem like much to celebrate. Right? WRONG!

There really have been some amazing bands, albums and songs that have have had an amazing effect over the past ten years and we’re going to focus on them with loads of celebratory articles about them. And this is where you can find all of them. Handy, eh?

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2008 into 2009: Five Finger Death Punch

December 29th, 2008

Is nu-metal making a comeback? Well, if the 250,000 copies of Five Finger Death Punch’s debut album that America bought this year are anything to go by, then it’s certainly giving it a go. We caught up with Hungary-born guitarist, Zoltan Bathory, and found out just how much damage you can do to your bandmates with a paintball gun…

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What was your highlight of 2008?
The Rockstar Mayhem Festival http://www.mayhemfest.com/ was all-metal, which for the US is pretty awesome. Having almost 10,000 people in front of the stage for 3 months, that was pretty amazing for us.

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2008 into 2009: Evita

December 28th, 2008

Bristol metallers, Evita, are currently off recording their debut album in preparation for touring their balls off in 2009. We caught up with guitarist, Daniel Cranney, to see how 2008 was for them.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
It was a really good year in general; we had a lot of fun and met some great people. It amazing signing to Basick Records, going on tour in Europe in August, and going into the studio to record our debut album.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
We bought a new van (called Hamish), and in died within 2 months, so it was a pretty massive waste of money. Also, we were driving back from Leeds in our mate’s car and the wheel came off on the motorway when we were going 70mph. That was pretty scary. [Read more →]

Bands

2008 into 2009: Architects

December 22nd, 2008

So many bands we’ve been speaking to have been tipping Architects to have a massive year in 2009 with their third album, Hollow Crown. We speak to guitarist, Tom Searle about 2008.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Signing to Century Media, finishing our new album and touring Europe on the Never Say Die tour – especially the London date at the Forum, which was the best show we’ve ever played as a band!

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
There’s been some pretty rough times this year, but I’d have to say that the trailer park we stayed in one night in nowheresville, USA was a particular low point.

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2008 into 2009: Your Demise

December 22nd, 2008

Hertfordshire, UK is quite the hardcore hotbed, don’t ya know. We got Sikth, Cry For Silence, Gallows AND Enter Shikari. Now we have Your Demise as well. We had a chat with vocalist, George Noble.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Touring with Comeback Kid and Shai Hulud with a week’s notice was outrageous.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
It’s been a pretty good year to be honest.

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2008 into 2009: The Defiled

December 22nd, 2008

London metallers The Defiled have been trawling the circuits for a while now, piling up legions of fans in the process. We had a little chat with bassist, Drex Exel about what and WHO he wants for Christmas…

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Kiss at Download. Any show that has a 50-year-old man flying across the audience on a zip-wire is good in my books!

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Breaking my bass in half whilst supporting Malefice at The Underworld – rest in pieces Frank.

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2008 into 2009: Order of Ennead

December 21st, 2008

Floridian extreme metallers Order Of Ennead might be a side project but with an album in the can, they’re already making waves. We spoke to bassist, Scott Patrick (Resurrection) and guitarist, Kevin Quirion (Council Of The Fallen).

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What was your highlight of 2008?
S: Getting Order Of Ennead up and running.
K: It was a great year. We signed to Earache in May, recorded our debut at Audio Hammer in June. We got to share the stage with Deicide, Hate Eternal, Municipal Waste and Adrift. And our second album is already in the demoing stages, so we were very productive this year.

What is your funniest tour story of 2008?
K: Scott, while in Italy, was so smashed. He just laid his backpack down and then immediately started asking where it was. Later he passed out and Glen Benton started taking pics of him. The guy looked like a corpse he was so out of it. Jack Owen is hilarious as well.

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2008 into 2009: No Made Sense

December 21st, 2008

Here comes another experimental metal band from Berkshire. This is No Made Sense. Drummer, Sam Ward talks to us about losing his cat for two months and hating New Year’s Eve. Crazy fool!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Finally finishing our album (it took nine months!) or the Exit Ten show in Reading, great gig, great beer, great friends.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
My cat went missing for eight weeks but he came back… 2008 was pretty uneventful.

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2008 into 2009: Misery Signals

December 21st, 2008

Ultra-technical hardcore troupe, Misery Signals released their third album in 2008. We spoke to Stuart Ross about playing guitar and headbanging with the Milwaukee natives whilst planning a trip to Fuck City for New Year’s.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
My personal highlight of 2008 was the Through The Noise tour with Misery Signals, Comeback Kid, Bane, Shai Hulud, Outbreak and Grave Maker. It was such a great time having a handful of some of my favourite bands all on one tour. Every night was a party.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Nothing really. haha, I had pretty good luck this year (knock on wood). I’m bummed I missed the Hot Water Music reunion show in Chicago.

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