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Interview: Nathan Opposition from Ancient VVisdom on A Deathlike Inferno, Aleister Crowley, and mankind’s obsession with apocalyptic prophecies

May 29th, 2012

Prior to their recent show at the OBL in London, Nathan Opposition from Ancient VVisdom took time out of his machete-sharpening schedule to trade a few words with Hugh Platt.

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Nathan Opposition is a quietly-spoken man. Given that Nathan is an intimidating hulk of man, who gives off the kind of innate, physical menace that you only get from people who got neck tattoos back before the time they were a mark of a hipster fashionista, it puts us weirdly off-balance as we chat to the Ancient VVisdom frontman in a dressing room above the Old Blue Last. Still, it doesn’t stop us from grilling the chain-rattling, machete-waving vocalist on the subject of the band’s forthcoming new album – currently going under the working title of A Deathlike Inferno – as well as the finer points of Thelemic mysticism and philosophical Satanism. Y’know, low-brow pithy topics like that.

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Vintage Video: Alice In Chains – Nutshell (MTV Unplugged)

April 5th, 2012

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Ten years ago today, it is generally believed that Layne Staley, frontman with Alice In Chains, died as a result of injecting himself with a mixture of heroin and cocaine. He was juts 34 years old when he died. While Alice In Chains would later reform almost a decade later, it is their early albums with Staley on vocals that placed the band into the hearts of fans around the world. And it’s with one of Staley’s last ever recordings with the band that we’re choosing to remember him by on this, the anniversary of his death.

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Live & Photos: Devin Townsend @ Exeter Cavern – 11 August 2011

August 18th, 2011

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Devin Townsend unleashed a double-header of mind-crushing complexity and zen tranquility when his self-titled Project released Deconstruction and Ghost albums in June. With just a day to go before Townsend’s main stage set at Bloodstock 2012, Thrash Hits sent Ruth Booth down to Exeter in search of the universe’s ultimate festival warm-up….

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Future Hits 052: Max Raptor

May 28th, 2010

From: The Midlands, UK
Sounds like: 3 Colours Red’s cheeky younger brother, just after he’s been made to scrub his face clean.

Thrash Hits verdict: We can’t listen to Black Metal all the time, can we? Okay, we could, but the weather’s been pretty nice this week and keeping up tr00 kvlt grim appearances is a bit of a stretch at the moment. Sometimes we want to listen to something a bit less frostbitten, but not quite so dayglo sugarsweet as all those So-Cal pop punk soundcrimes. Step forward Max Raptor, to give us some classic summer Brit-rock

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